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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 61-62

[Letter of February 11, 1933]

Shoghi Effendi wishes me to … inform you of the safe arrival of the one hundred copies of Dr. Esslemont’s book that you sent him. The book surely looks beautiful and is fully befitting the message it conveys.
The Guardian hopes that now that this task is completed the friends in Japan will make a stupendous effort to spread it throughout the country and get it to the attention of those seeking souls who are yearning to find some source of spiritual light and help to which they can turn for guidance and salvation.
With such a comprehensive book at hand ready for distribution, the Faith of Bahá’u’lláh should spread in no time. The friends should become conscious of this, and, uniting their efforts, arise in an unprecedented form to spread the Teachings.
(signed by Ruhi Afnan)
(in the Guardian’s handwriting)
Dear and much-prized co-worker:
With feelings of intense delight and gratitude, I have sent, this very afternoon the books you have sent me to the library of the Mansion of Bahá’u’lláh at Bahjí. They will be placed by myself side by side with the fourteen different printed versions of “The New Era”, and will be a constant reminder of your perseverance, your magnificent 62 efforts, your exemplary devotion to the Cause of God. It is a historic service that you have rendered to the Abhá Threshold. I urge you to send one copy to each of the most important Bahá’í centers in East and West. Its effect, I feel, will be remarkable.
Your true brother, Shoghi
(February 11, 1933)