Notes Of A Conversation With 'abdu'l-baha





A Coloured man from South Africa who was visiting 'Abdu'l-Baha, said that

even now no white people really cared very much for the black man.



'Abdu'l-Baha replies: Compare the present time and the feeling towards the

coloured people now, with the state of feeling two or three hundred years

ago, and see how much better it is at present. In a short time the

relationship between the coloured and white people will still further

improve, and bye and bye no difference will be felt between them. White

doves and purple doves exist, but both kinds are doves.



Baha'u'llah once compared the coloured people to the black pupil of the

eye surrounded by the white. In this black pupil you see the reflection of

that which is before it, and through it the light of the Spirit shines

forth.



In the sight of God colour makes no difference at all, He looks at the

hearts of men. That which God desires from men is the heart. A black man

with a good character is far superior to a white man with a character that

is less good.





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