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Celebrating the two hundredth Anniversaries of The Birth of Baha'u'llah and The Bab
Introduction

In 2017 Baha'is around the world will celebrate the two hundredth anniversary of the Birth of Baha'u'llah. Then in 2019 they will celebrate the two hundredth anniversary of the Birth of the Bab. This journal will contain poems and prose inspired by these two anniversaries. In addition, I will include thoughts and poems inspired by the scriptures revealed by Baha'u'llah and the Bab.


Before Naw-Ruz of 2015, the Baha'i or Badi calendar "was synchronized to the Gregorian calendar".1 After Naw-Ruz of 2015, the date of the vernal equinox was established as the birthplace of Baha'u'llah which unlocked the Baha'i calendar from the Gregorian calendar.2 Because of this the dates of the celebrations are now calculated according to the Baha'i/Badi calendar instead of the Gregorian calendar which was the case before Naw-Ruz 2015.



Twin Holy Days
Celebrated on the fist and second day following the eight new moon after Naw-Ruz

The Celebration of the Birth of the Báb occurred on October 21, 2017.
The Bicentenary of the Birth of the Báb will occur on October 29, 2019
Born: 1 Muharram 1235 AH - 20 October 1819
The Bicentenary Celebration of the Birth of Bahá'u'lláh occurred on October 22, 2017
The Celebration of the Birth of Bahá'u'lláh will occur on October 30, 2019
Born: 2 Muharram 1233 AH - 12 November 1817

Links to Articles
Articles in the Huffington Post

Baha’is Prepare for Bicentennial in 2017   By Shastri Purushotma (December 30, 2016)
Baha’is To Celebrate “Twin Holy Days” For First Time Worldwide   By Shastri Purushotma (November 5, 2015)
200 Years Since His Birth: Who Is Bahá’u’lláh?  by Genevieve Seri (September 9. 2017)

Articles in Baha'i Chronicles
http://bahaichronicles.org/


Note: I'm in the process of reading these article. I will post them when I finish reading.

Articles in Beyond Foreignness
200 Articles in 200 Days for the 200th Anniversary of Bahá’u’lláh’s Birth  
by Michael Curtotti

Note: I'm in the process of reading these article. I will post them when I finish reading.

Articles in BahaiTeachings.org
http://bahaiteachings.org/

Note: I'm in the process of reading these article. I will post them when I finish reading.

The Short Obligatory Prayer
Revealed by Bahá'u'lláh

"I bear witness, O my God, that Thou hast created me to know Thee and to worship Thee. I testify, at this moment, to my powerlessness and to Thy might, to my poverty and to Thy wealth.
There is none other God but Thee, the Help in Peril, the Self-Subsisting."

Prayers and Meditations by Bahá’u’lláh, CLXXXI

The Remover of Difficulties
Revealed by The Bab

"Is there any Remover of difficulties save God? Say: Praised be God! He is God! All are His servants and all abide by His bidding!"
Selections from the Writings of the Báb


Footnotes
1  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bah%C3%A1%27%C3%AD_calendar
2  ibid

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Holy Relics: To The Bab
December 29, 2019 at 6:12pm
Holy Relics: To The Bab It is their association with the Divine Manifestation that gives them meaning and makes them sacred. In themselves the objects have no special power, rather it is their connection with the Bab that-- to the believer-- makes them symbols of His sacrifice and of God's love for humanity. His prayer beads, His Qur'an, the robe that He wore, His signet ring, cap He wore beneath His green turban, and His brazier and samovar all proclaim... [Read more]
Quddús: To The Bab
December 23, 2019 at 10:19pm
Quddús: To The Bab As steadfast in the Covenant of God, As mountains standing on their granite roots. He proclaimed the Cause of the Bab, Though king and clergy conspired to still his voice. {dropnote:"Poet's Note:"}This is poem 194 of the 200 I am writing to celebrate the Bicentenary of the Birth of The Bab. {link:https://bahaichronicles.org/quddus/} ... [Read more]
An Act of Kindness: To The Bab
November 28, 2019 at 5:22pm
An Act of Kindness: To The Bab An act of kindness is a vase of flowers given anonymously to strangers, acquaintances, family, or friends. Flower symbolize love, optimism, love, or beauty. The Bab is a rose in the vase of divine love a gift from God to humanity to proclaim unity, and Him Whom God Would Make Manifest. {dropnote:"Poet's Note:"}This is poem 193 of the 200 I am writing to celebrate the Bicentenary of the Birth of The Bab. ... [Read more]
Unity: To The Bab
November 28, 2019 at 4:55pm
Unity: To The Bab Unity is central to life, survival, and faith. The cells of our bodies are unified in their diversity. The planet of our solar system are unified by their star. Our religions were sent by the same God. The Bab's appearance is the essence and symbol of divine unity. {dropnote:"Poet's Note:"}This is poem 192 of the 200 I am writing to celebrate the Bicentenary of the Birth of The Bab. ... [Read more]
Maku Tableau: To The Bab
November 12, 2019 at 8:49pm
Maku Tableau: To The Bab The Fortress{footnote:#}Maku was one of the mountain fortresses where the Bab was imprisoned. crumbled: Its walls have fallen, Its stones are scattered, Iron gates rusted, Its heart is open, To the light of day. {dropnote:"Poet's Note:"}This is poem 191 of the 200 I am writing to celebrate the Bicentenary of the Birth of The Bab. {xlink:http://www.shadowpoetry.com/resources/wip/tableau.html}The Tableau Number of Lines: Minimum 6 ... [Read more]
Pivotal Event: To The Bab
November 4, 2019 at 5:36pm
Pivotal Event: To The Bab His appearance came at a critical time in human history. The Bab declared his mission, at a time when the veils of dogma concealed the lamps of religion and faith. He proclaimed a new day, heralded one greater than He, and emphasized unity. {dropnote:"Poet's Note:"}This is poem 190 of the 200 I am writing to celebrate the Bicentenary of the Birth of The Bab. ... [Read more]
Herald of a New Dawn: To The Bab
November 5, 2019 at 1:01pm
Herald of a New Dawn: To The Bab He appeared at a pivotal time in history, when the shadows of dogma and superstition veiled the inner light of faith and covered the common foundation of religion, with the crumbling stones of ancient places of worship. The herald of a new dawn, the Bab proclaimed unity and announced the approach of Him Whom God Will Make Manifest , of Baha'u'llah-- the Glory of God. {dropnote:"Poet's Note:"}This is poem 189 of... [Read more]
The Fragrance of Mercy: To The Bab
November 1, 2019 at 6:37pm
The Fragrance of Mercy: To The Bab When I read God's revealed Word, and meditate on the scriptures inscribed by the Bab, the fragrance of mercy wafts through my mind and across my soul. {dropnote:"Poet's Note:"}This is poem 187 of the 200 I am writing to celebrate the Bicentenary of the Birth of The Bab. ... [Read more]
Door of Immortality: To The Bab
November 4, 2019 at 5:45pm
Door of Immortality: To The Bab The Bab, the Gate of God, opened the door to a new age, to peace and unity, and a new way of thinking about humanity. He emphasized compassion and love as a mean of guidance, and assured us that our souls would benefit from immortality. {dropnote:"Poet's Note:"}This is poem 186 of the 200 I am writing to celebrate the Bicentenary of the Birth of The Bab. ... [Read more]
Holy Places: To The Bab
November 3, 2019 at 4:16pm
Holy Places: To The Bab Sanctified by His blood and that of twenty thousand martyrs there are holy places in Iran. Places with names that whisper of the sacrifices of The Bab and Babis: Yazd, Tehran, Shiraz, Fort Tabarsi, Msku, Chihriq, Tabriz, and others. {dropnote:"Poet's Note:"}This is poem 185 of the 200 I am writing to celebrate the Bicentenary of the Birth of The Bab. ... [Read more]
Rejoice Because the Bab was born
October 29, 2019 at 5:28pm
Rejoice Because the Bab was born: To The Bab "This is the day when [the Bab] set foot in this world and illumined it with his light. There is every reason for rejoicing ..." Baha’u’llah,{footnote:#}quoted by Mirza Habibu’llah Afnan in The Twin Holy Days , p. 37. This is the day when heaven and earth raised their voices in jubilation, when the Concourse on High expressed it exaltation. This is the day for humanity to rejoice, because the Bab was born, be... [Read more]
Contemplation: To The Bab
October 29, 2019 at 4:26pm
Contemplation: To The Bab Two hundred years after His birth, I contemplate the affect of His appearance on the human spirit. The Bab declared a new day of world peace. {dropnote:"Poet's Note:"}This is poem 183 of the 200 I am writing to celebrate the Bicentenary of the Birth of The Bab. Form: {xlink:http://poetscollective.org/poetryforms/octet/}Octet Number of Lines: 8 Rules: Syllabic, 8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 syllables per line. Unrhymed Meter: *No* Rhy... [Read more]
Path of Love: To The Bab
October 29, 2019 at 3:09pm
Path of Love: To The Bab The path of love is the path of guidance, it is the road walked by His Holiness Baha'u'llah His Holiness the Bab, His Holiness Christ, His Holiness Muhammad, and every Manifestation of the Divine Essence from the beginning that has no beginning unto the end has no end. The path of love is the road that twenty thousand Babi martyrs walked in their obedience to the Primal Point. {dropnote:"Poet's Note:"}This is poem 182 of... [Read more]
Watering My Soul: To The Bab
October 29, 2019 at 3:00pm
Watering My Soul: To The Bab Each time I see, a picture or video of the Queen of Carmel-- the Shrine of The Bab-- I weep. My tears water my soul, ask forgiveness for my sins, intone my gratitude to All-Glorious Lord for the appearance of The Bab. {dropnote:"Poet's Note:"}This is poem 181 of the 200 I am writing to celebrate the Bicentenary of the Birth of The Bab. ... [Read more]
Deliverance: To The Bab
October 28, 2019 at 9:13pm
Deliverance: To The Bab Salvation is gained-- deliverance from insistent self-- through obedience to God's Manifestation, through steadfastness in His covenant. I contemplate the steadfastness of the Letter of the Living, of the twenty thousand Babis who gave their lives to spread the joyful news that God's Promised one had come. Twenty thousand souls ascended into paradise to join the Beloved Bab: their salvation-- their deliverance-- was obedience to the B... [Read more]
His Shrine Shines Bright: To The Bab
October 28, 2019 at 3:50pm
His Shrine Shines Bright: To The Bab Day and night His shrine shine bright, cast its light for all to see. His shrine is lit day and night because when He was a prisoner of the Shaw the denied Him a light in His mountain prison. {dropnote:"Poet's Note:"}This is poem 179 of the 200 I am writing to celebrate the Bicentenary of the Birth of The Bab. ... [Read more]
Happy Bicentenary Birthday: To The Bab
October 28, 2019 at 2:16pm
Happy Bicentenary Birthday: To The Bab We celebrate the dawn of a new day, and the birth of God's Manifestation. As humanity moves toward unity, we raise our voices in joyful song, we inaugurate service projects our communities, cities, and nations dedicated to the advancement of the human race. Service projects as birthday gifts to His Holiness The Bag. {dropnote:"Poet's Note:"}This is poem 178 of the 200 I am writing to celebrate the Bicentenary of... [Read more]
Celebration: To The Bab
October 28, 2019 at 2:03pm
Celebration: To The Bab Seventy-two hours of global celebration from sunset on October 28 to sunset on October 30, Baha'is across the planet proclaim the bicentenary of the birth of the Bab and glorify the two-hundred second Birthday of Baha'u'llah. The celebration begins at sunset in the Line Islands west of the International Date line and ends at sunset in at Kauai east of the Date Line. Raise your voices in exaltation, proclaiming the dawn of a new day a... [Read more]
Echoes: To The Bab
October 27, 2019 at 2:00pm
Echoes: To The Bab "O God, my God, my Beloved, my heart’s Desire." The Bab{footnote:#} Baha'i Prayers , General Prayers, Nearness to God His words reverberated across Persia, and than echoed from nation to nation as the Baha'i Faith flowed out of the East into the West and across the Earth. {dropnote:"Poet's Note:"}This is poem 176 of the 200 I am writing to celebrate the Bicentenary of the Birth of The Bab. ... [Read more]
Wildfire: To The Bab
October 27, 2019 at 1:56pm
Wildfire: To The Bab The divine fire the Bab ignited in the hearts of the Babis turned them into blazes transforming the veils of dogma into ashes. A wildfire burning across Persia preparing the way for Him Whom God Will Make Manifest. {dropnote:"Poet's Note:"}This is poem 175 of the 200 I am writing to celebrate the Bicentenary of the Birth of The Bab. ... [Read more]
The Green Turban: To The Bab
October 24, 2019 at 7:06pm
The Green Turban: To The Bab Siyyid Ali-Muhammad, descended-- through both parents-- of the Prophet Muhammad; the Green Turban proof of His linage. The Bab sends His green turban to Mulla Husayn, who wearing the turban and carrying a Black standard, rode across Mázindarán proclaiming the Cause of the Bab. {dropnote:"Poet's Note:"}This is poem 174 of the 200 I am writing to celebrate the Bicentenary of the Birth of The Bab. ... [Read more]
Enter in Peace: To The Bab
October 24, 2019 at 5:59pm
Enter in Peace: To The Bab “Enter therein in peace, secure,” Qur’án, 15:46{footnote:#}These were the words spoken by the Bab to Mulla Husayn on the night of the Bab's declaration. {footnote:#}https://insightsfrom-the-dawn-breakers.blogspot.com/2019/09/mulla-husayn-entered-house-of-promised.html Immune to the doubts of dogma, eighteen living letters entered paradise through their belief in the Gate of God. Sheltered in God's ancient covenant, they procla... [Read more]
Living Legacy: To Th e Bab
October 23, 2019 at 5:04pm
Living Legacy: To The Bab The Bab's legacy lives on in Baha'i communities across the world. It lives on in the calendar which determines the nineteen-day Feast. It lives on in the prayer revealed by the Bab and intoned by Baha'is. It lives on in some of the laws included in The Most Holy Book revealed by Baha'u'llah. It lives on in the hearts and souls of every Baha'i on Earth. {dropnote:"Poet's Note:"}This is poem 172 of ... [Read more]
Metamorphosis: To The Bab
October 20, 2019 at 3:08pm
Metamorphosis: To The Bab In the chrysalis of transformation humanity moves toward the vision He inspired, the unity He foretold. Inside the pupa of God's ancient faith, we become one human species free of the artificial barrier of race. {dropnote:"Poet's Note:"}This is poem 171 of the 200 I am writing to celebrate the Bicentenary of the Birth of The Bab. ... [Read more]
Gifts: To The Bab
October 23, 2019 at 4:47pm
Gifts: To The Bab God's gifts are boundless Descending without cessation Upon humanity One of the first gifts, a gift given to each age and all nations, is the Manifestations of Divine Attributes. The Bab came at a time when Earth was in darkness and His appearance flooded the planet with light. {dropnote:"Poet's Note:"}This is poem 170 of the 200 I am writing to celebrate the Bicentenary of the Birth of The Bab. ... [Read more]

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