By Robert H Stockman
The notable account of the adventure of Abdul-Baha, throughout a lot of the U.S. to percentage a message of the oneness of humanity and the foundations of common peace.
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To be brief, as His Highness Baha’o’llah in this period of man has planted a fruitful tree in the garden of the oneness of the human race, and as your honor is engaged in reality to irrigate this garden, therefore I found it necessary to express my gratitude and happiness to you, so that your good name may be spread not only in Persia but throughout all Oriental countries and the people of the East may remember your name with great respect. I hope that the principles of international peace and universal reconciliation may be established firmly among the individual members of humanity and its fragrance may be spread throughout all the regions.
Abdu’l-Bahá was now a free man. He did not leave the Holy Land because he had a major project to complete; on the northern slope of Mount Carmel, he had begun constructing a mausoleum for the remains of the Báb, which had been transferred to Acre secretly from Iran years before and concealed in his sister’s room. On March 21, 1909, with the basic form of the mausoleum complete, he was able to inter the Báb’s remains. Over the next year, he ensured the continuity of many aspects of his work in his absence, so that on August 29, 1910, he was able to leave Acre for Egypt.
Iii The use of “friends” to refer to Bahá’ís is a common one and is a translation of various Arabic and Persian terms rather than a borrowing of Quaker practice. iv Ives later became a Bahá’í. v A map of the Kinneys’ neighborhood made in 1898–99 can be found in the New York Public Library and is digitized (accessed January 23, 2011). It shows a house of about 1,300 square feet per floor located on a 19-foot-11 inch by 100-foot lot with a back yard about twenty-four feet long. Juliet Thompson says the first floor was “open the entire length of the house” (Diary of Juliet Thompson, 371), so the entire space would have been available that day.