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Reflections on the Study of the Kitáb-i-Aqdas

Jun 01, 2020

Colette Harrison, of Dayton, Ohio, had this to say about her first Wilmette Institute course: “I feel I really learned a lot and have such a deeper appreciation for the intent of the Aqdas as ‘more than a mere code of laws.'” Below we present a reflection paper prepared by Colette. The following paragraphs are highlights from the piece.

“This is the lesson that we have been learning in our library group: hearts must be entirely transformed; patterns of community life must be created that will, over time, manifestly and magnetically demonstrate the richness and splendor of Bahá’u’lláh’s unifying teachings; and the vision these teachings provide is one that can be shared and worked toward by all in a collaborative and consultative manner.” (page 12)

“My hope is that this brief exposition of the experiences and efforts of the Dayton community through the interfaith “Passage into Spiritual Maturity” library discussion group’s deepening—based on the Aqdas, the Bahá’í Writings in general, and supportive materials by selected Bahá’í authors—will provide some food for thought for others who wish to delve into the Kitáb-i-Aqdas and explore its “choice wine” from a new perspective.” (page 13)

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Colette Harrison

Colette Harrison lives in Dayton, Ohio. Her student profile reads: "I'm excited to finally be able to take my first WI course after all this time. I'm very active in interfaith activities and particularly focused on social justice and racial harmony concerns. I'm eager to get to know and interact with everyone."

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