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A Compilation on Bahá’í Education

  • Author:
  • Various

  • Source:
  • Compiled by the Research Department of the Universal House of Justice, Bahá’í World Centre, August 1976
  • Pages:
  • 59
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Page 39

“91: Deliver my longings and greetings to the consolation of thine eye… and…”

Deliver my longings and greetings to the consolation of thine eye 1 … and to thy younger son … Verily I love them both even as a compassionate father loveth his dear children. As to thee, have for them an abundant love and exert thine utmost in training them, so that their being may grow through the milk of the love of God, forasmuch as it is the duty of parents to perfectly and thoroughly train their children.
There are also certain sacred duties on children toward parents, which duties are written in the Book of God, as belonging to God. 2 The (children’s) prosperity in this world and the Kingdom depends upon the good pleasure of parents, and without this they will be in manifest loss.
(“Tablets of Abdul-Baha Abbas”, vol. II (Chicago: Bahá’í Publishing Society, 1915), Vol. II, pp. 262–3) [91]
1. “Consolation of thine eye” - idiomatic Persian expression meaning “child”   [ Back To Reference]
2. In Questions and Answers, an appendix to the Kitáb-i-Aqdas, Bahá’u’lláh lays upon children the obligation of serving their parents and categorically states that after the recognition of the oneness of God, the most important of all duties for children is to have due regard for the rights of their parents.   [ Back To Reference]