Category: Alison Marshall's Column
Created: Tuesday, 04 April 2006 14:12
Published: Tuesday, 04 April 2006 14:12
Written by Alison Marshall
Recently, someone put me onto a talk Abdu'l-Baha gave about meditation. It is the address he gave at the Friends Meeting House, St Martins Lane, London, Sunday, January 12th, 1913 and it is published in Paris Talks.
In this talk, Abdu'l-Baha explains the role meditation plays in the process of attaining eternal life. He states categorically that it is through meditation that we attain eternal life. Through reflection and meditation, we receive the breath of the Holy Spirit and the bestowal of the spirit:
"Through the faculty of meditation man attains to eternal life; through it he receives the breath of the Holy Spirit - the bestowal of the Spirit is given in reflection and meditation." (page 175)
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