'Abdu'l-Baha laid great stress on Education. He said The girl's education
is of more importance today than the boy's, for she is the mother of the
future race. It is the duty of all to look after the children. Those
without children should, if possible, make themselves responsible for the
education of a child.
The condition of the destitute in the country villages as well as in
London impressed 'Abdu'l-Baha greatly. In an earnest talk with the Rector
of a Parish, 'Abdu'l-Baha said: I find England awake; there is spiritual
life here. But your poor are so very poor! This should not be. On the one
hand you have wealth, and great luxury; on the other hand men and women
are living in the extremities of hunger and want. This great contrast of
life is one of the blots on the civilization of this enlightened age.
You must turn attention more earnestly to the betterment of the
conditions of the poor. Do not be satisfied until each one with whom you
are concerned is to you as a member of your family. Regard each one either
as a father, or as a brother, or as a sister, or as a mother, or as a
child. If you can attain to this, your difficulties will vanish, you will
know what to do. This is the teaching of Baha'u'llah.
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