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Japan Will Turn Ablaze!

  • Author:
  • Various

  • Source:
  • Bahá’í Publishing Trust of Japan, 1992 revised edition
  • Pages:
  • 113
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Pages 60-61

[Letter of October 8, 1931]

He (the Guardian) sincerely hopes that the translation of Dr. Esslemont’s book will proceed at a rapid pace, because no real advance can be made in the teaching work without proper literature, and this book is undoubtedly the most comprehensive exposition of the Teachings yet written. The language should, however, be worthy of the theme otherwise it would not make the necessary appeal to the educated classes.
Shoghi Effendi was very pleased to hear that Keith (Ransom-Kehler) has achieved some success in Japan. The explicit promise of Bahá’u’lláh is that God’s spirit will assist all those who, with a sincere and detached heart, arise to spread the teachings. There is no reason for astonishment therefore if the teachers of the Cause find success in their work. May God’s spirit continue to sustain them.
(signed by Ruhi Afnan)
(in the Guardian’s handwriting)
Dear and valued co-worker:
I am eagerly awaiting the news of the publication in Japanese 61 of that prized book which Dr. Esslemont has so wonderfully laboured to produce. When received it will adorn the newly-restored mansion of Bahá’u’lláh adjoining His Shrine at Bahji. May the Beloved sustain and bless your magnificent efforts.
Your true brother, Shoghi
(October 8, 1931)