The Change Of Heart
To one who spoke of the people's desire to possess the land, and of the
strong under-current of rebellion on the part of the labouring classes,
'Abdu'l-Baha said: Fighting, and the employment of force, even for the
right cause, will not bring about good results. The oppressed who have
right on their side, must not take that right by force; the evil would
continue. Hearts must be changed. The rich must wish to give! Life in man
should be like a flame, warming all with whom it comes into contact. The
spiritually awakened are like to bright torches in the sight of God, they
give light and comfort to their fellows.
When asked if he did not find the manners of the English rude and awkward,
compared with those of the East, 'Abdu'l-Baha said he had not felt this.
As a nation increases in spirituality, the the manners become different.
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