Naw Ruz marks the end of the Fast and the beginning of a new year in the Baha’i calendar. Naw-Ruz is a celebration of a “spiritual springtime” that symbolizes both individual renewal and mankind’s revitalization.
These quotations are from letters written on behalf of Shoghi Effendi between 1926 and 1954, compiled together and narrated for their common themes of perseverance, patience, and hope. You can find more reference information for each quote below.
“We must not only be patient with others, infinitely patient!, but also with our own poor selves, remembering that even the Prophets of God sometimes got tired and cried out in despair!”
“The road is stony, and there are many tests; but if we learn to live according to Bahá’u’lláh’s teachings, we will discover that they work indeed in mysterious and forceful ways; and that there is always help at hand, that obstacles are overcome, and that success is assured in the end.”
-Shoghi Effendi, 23 April 1956 Found in Living the Life by Shoghi Effendi, published in Compilation of Compilations, Volume 2
“The more we search for ourselves, the less likely we are to find ourselves; and the more we search for God, and to serve our fellow-men, the more profoundly will we become acquainted with ourselves, and the more inwardly assured. This is one of the great spiritual laws of life.”
“I shall supplicate the Almighty that strength and wisdom may be given you to face and overcome the obstacles and trials that you will inevitably encounter in future. The end is glorious if we only persevere.”
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