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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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Page 64

[Letter of September 23, 1935]

Regarding Mr. and Mrs. Torii, he (the Guardian) is immensely grieved to learn of the passing away of their son Akira 1 , and wishes you, therefore, to convey to them his heartfelt condolences and sympathy for this cruel and unexpected loss they have sustained. Will you also assure them of his prayers for the soul of their departed son, that it may develop and receive its full share of Divine blessings in the next world.
The Guardian has been very pleased to learn of Mr. Torii’s desire to put the Japanese translation of the “New Era” into Braille for use of his blind friends. He would urge you to encourage him to complete the work as soon as possible, as it may prove of considerable help to the spread of the Teachings throughout Japan.
(signed by H. Rabbani)
(in the Guardian’s handwriting)
Dear and valued co-worker:
Your past and present services are engraved upon my heart. The Beloved is well-pleased with your constancy, your zeal and exemplary devotion. I am proud of the spirit that so powerfully animates you in His service. I will continue to pray for your success from the bottom of my heart. Rest assured and persevere.
Your true brother, Shoghi
(September 23, 1935)
1. Akira Torii, the only second-generation Baha’i in Japan at that time died at age 17.   [ Back To Reference]