Occupation and Labor as Devotion

Baha’u’llah has ... said that occupation and labor are devotion. All humanity must obtain a livelihood by sweat of the brow and bodily exertion, at the same time seeking to lift the burden of others, striving to be the source of comfort to souls and facilitating the means of living. This in itself is devotion to God. Baha’u’llah has thereby encouraged action and stimulated service. But the energies of the heart must not be attached to these things; the soul must not be completely occupied with them. Though the mind is busy, the heart must be attracted toward the Kingdom of God in order that the virtues of humanity may be attained from every direction and source.

'Abdu'l-Baha, The Promulgation of Universal Peace, p. 187

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Gaijin...is this your last blog post ? i hope not...Sanisha

Gaijin21 said...

Nope, just been traveling a lot on business and have not been able to update as often. I am back on track now.

By the way, what about your site???

Sanisha said...

Gaijin...great to have you back on my newsreader, your post about the Royal Falcon remuinds me of that song by Parrish and Topano, have you heard it ? music is so powerful in creating reverant feelings and helping with memorisation...! it would be great to have musical blogs too i am thinking thats a good idea,

about my own blog...well, when i learn moderation I may attempt one again, thanks again for BQSS.