Spreading The Teaching
When asked by an American friend: Which is the best way to spread the
teaching? he said: By deeds. This way is open to all, and deeds are
understood by all. Join yourselves to those who work for the poor, the
weak and the unfortunate; this is greatly to be commended. To teach by
words requires the skill of a wise physician. He does not offer help to
those who do not want treatment. Do not press help on those who do not
need your help. The work of teaching is not for all.
The following incident shows how 'Abdu'l-Baha's attention is given to the
smallest details where others are involved. On hearing that some of his
friends had come down from London, and had planned to stop the night in
the village so as to be near him 'Abdu'l-Baha immediately made them his
guests at the Inn, and being concerned for their comfort, went over
personally to inspect the rooms, as the nights were getting cold.
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