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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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Who is The Bab? To The Bab
October 19, 2019 at 4:55pm
Who is The Bab? To The Bab He opened the door to world unity, The gate to humanity's salvation. The forerunner of one greater than He, He opened the door to world unity, And the proof of Divine Reality. Trumpet blast announcing Resurrection, He opened the door to world unity, The gate to humanity's salvation. {dropnote:"Poet's Note:"}This is poem 168 of the 200 I am writing to celebrate the Bicentenary of the Birth of The Bab. This is one of several poems... [Read more]
The Door of Reality: To The Bab
October 19, 2019 at 10:47am
The Door of Reality: To The Bab "The foundation of the divine religions is reality; were there no reality, there would be no religions. Abraham heralded reality. Moses promulgated reality. Christ established reality. Muhammad was the Messenger of reality. The Bab was the door of reality. Bahá'u'lláh was the splendor of reality. Reality is one; it does not admit multiplicity or division. Reality is as the sun, which shines forth from different dawning points; it is... [Read more]
The Declaration Chamber: To The Bab
October 18, 2019 at 7:05pm
The Declaration Chamber: To The Bab {embed:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lp0aMonZfzI} Light flows gushes in torrents through the room where a new day and a new age began. A virtual pilgrimage caries my soul back through the decades to the room illuminated by divine revelation and reflecting the colors of life. {dropnote:"Poet's Note:"}This is poem 166 of the 200 I am writing to celebrate the Bicentenary of the Birth of The Bab. ... [Read more]
The Rose of Carmel: To The Bab
October 18, 2019 at 5:37pm
The Rose of Carmel: To The Bab Atop the mountain blooms the white Rose of Carmel reflecting to humanity the light of unity. The seed of this rose was planted by The Bab in the soil of the Bayan{footnote:#}The book containing the laws revealed by the Bab. and water with His blood; Baha'u'llah transplanted the rose into the Garden of the The Kitáb-i-Aqdas{footnote:#}The book containing the laws revealed by Baha'u'llah. . All the colors are equal, their i... [Read more]
God's New Day: To The Bab
October 18, 2019 at 11:48am
God's New Day: To The Bab Darkness conspires to conceal the light of dawn behind the charcoal clouds of hate. Dawn comes its light turns the clouds scarlet and awakens the birds of morning. {dropnote:"Poet's Note:"}This is poem 164 of the 200 I am writing to celebrate the Bicentenary of the Birth of The Bab. ... [Read more]
His Wondrous Writings: To The Bab
October 17, 2019 at 9:24pm
His Wondrous Writings: To The Bab Awe-inspiring paragraphs, sacred similes, Miraculous metaphors, marvelous phrases, Extraordinary word choice, awesome descriptions. Gift of the Holy Spirit, the Bab's legacy. {dropnote:"Poet's Note:"}This is poem 163 of the 200 I am writing to celebrate the Bicentenary of the Birth of The Bab. Form: Imayo "1. a 4 line poem. 2. syllabic, written in 12 syllable lines broken by caesura after the 7th syllable." ... [Read more]
Meditation on a Passage from the Persian Bayan: To The Bab
October 17, 2019 at 6:15pm
Meditation on a Passage from the Persian Bayan: To The Bab "He hath moreover deposited within the realities of all created things the emblem of His recognition, that everyone may know of a certainty that He is the Beginning and the End, the Manifest and the Hidden." The Bab{footnote:#}The Persian Bayan I, 1 Every created thing reveals an attribute of God, a symbol of the reality of the Unknowable Divine Essence. No individual can have direct knowledge of the ... [Read more]
The Day Star of the Bayan: To The Bab
October 17, 2019 at 6:06pm
The Day Star of the Bayan: To The Bab The day star of the Bayan rose into the firmament of religion casting the rays of unity across the landscape of faith, and announcing the approach of the Glory of God. {dropnote:"Poet's Note:"}This is poem 161 of the 200 I am writing to celebrate the Bicentenary of the Birth of The Bab. ... [Read more]
The Mouthpiece of God: To The Bab
October 13, 2019 at 3:40pm
The Mouthpiece of God: To The Bab God spoke again through the voice and pen of the Primal Point{footnote:#}One of the titles of the Bab. . Through this point the Holy Spirit flowed, as the Bab revealed letters, sacred scriptures, and laws for a new dispensation. {dropnote:"Poet's Note:"}This is poem 160 of the 200 I am writing to celebrate the Bicentenary of the Birth of The Bab. ... [Read more]
Sacred Time: To The Bab
October 13, 2019 at 12:40pm
Sacred Time: To The Bab The Badi, the Wondrous, calendar-- originated in the Persian Bayan by the Bab-- transformed the days, the months, and the years into sacred time. The Badi calendar is the Baha'i calendar used by every Baha'i community across the Earth to determine the Nineteen-Day Feast. The Baha'i calendar is a part of "The Bab's Living Legacy"{footnote:#}https://bahaiteachings.org/series/the-babs-living-legacy , with each month, each ... [Read more]
As I Write: To The Bab
October 10, 2019 at 9:38pm
As I Write: To The Bab Word by word my love for His Holiness the Bab increases ... expands In each poem, I attempt to express an aspect of His legacy that shines through every Baha'i community across the Earth. Prayer by prayer I ask forgiveness for falling short of the goal, for my inability to find the perfect word to express the Bab's place in the religious history of humanity. I supplicate assistance to find a new metaphor or simile to describe th... [Read more]
Give Thank for the Manifestations of God: To The Bab
October 10, 2019 at 7:20pm
Give Thank for the Manifestations of God: To The Bab "Glorified is He to Whom pertaineth the dominion of the heavens and of the earth, in Whose hand lieth the kingdom of all created things and unto Whom shall all return. It is He Who setteth the measure assigned to each and every thing and revealeth His goodly gifts and blessings in His sacred Book for the benefit of those who offer gratitude for His Cause." The Bab{footnote:#} Selections from the Writing of the Bab , 6. E... [Read more]
The Feast: To The Bab
October 9, 2019 at 7:02pm
The Feast: To The Bab "This Feast was established by His Highness the Bab, to occur once in nineteen days. Likewise, [Baha’u’llah] hath commanded, encourage and reiterated it. Therefore, it hath the utmost importance. Undoubtedly you must give the greatest attention to its establishment and raise it to the highest point of importance, so that it may become continual and constant. The believers of God must assemble and associate with each other in the utmost love, joy and frag... [Read more]
The Dispensation of The Bab: To The Bab
October 8, 2019 at 8:19pm
The Dispensation of The Bab: To The Bab I contemplate the Dispensation of the Bab, meditate upon the sacrifices by those who met and those who did not meet Him. Tahirih heard Him speak in her dream and did not hesitate to accept His station. Tahirih dedicated poems to Him, removed her veil, and gave up her life. Baha'u'llah read the Bab's words in a tablet and knew that they were true. Baha'u'llah lost all His wealth, was chained in the ... [Read more]
Bicentenary Msditations: To The Bab
October 9, 2019 at 4:44pm
Bicentenary Meditations: To The Bab 1{footnote:#}I posted this as a Status Update to Facebook Through His transcendent mercy God foreordained the Birth of the Bab. 2 A Good Day{footnote:#}I posted this in Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon {link:https://poet999.blogspot.com/2019/10/a-good-day.html}. It's a good day to writ poetry and contemplate, in stanza and line, the Bicentenary of the Birth of the Bab. {dropnote:"Poet's Note:&#... [Read more]
Muhammad-Aliy-i-Zunuzi : To The Bab
October 7, 2019 at 10:15pm
Muhammad-Aliy-i-Zunuzi: To The Bab This poem is inspired by {xlink:https://www.bahaiblog.net/2016/07/tribute-anis-zunuzi/}A Tribute to Anis Zunuzi . Unquestioned faith and obedience to the Gate of God{footnote:#}The Bag. , is the example Anis set for us. All we can do is supplicate forgiveness for falling short of the example. {dropnote:"Poet's Note:"}This is poem 151 of the 200 I am writing to celebrate the Bicentenary of the Birth of The Bab. ... [Read more]
Unity of Humanity: To The Bab
October 5, 2019 at 4:01pm
Unity of Humanity: To The Bab "We have created you from one tree and have caused you to be as the leaves and fruit of the same tree, that haply ye may become a source of comfort to one another." The Bab{footnote:#}http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/tb/SWB/swb-117.html How many times does the message have to be repeated before we accept humanity as the leaves and fruits of a single tree. The Bab proclaimed the message in The Book of Names , and Baha'u'... [Read more]
His Influence Today: To The Bab
October 3, 2019 at 7:07pm
His Influence Today: To The Bab He still influences my life today. I feel His spirit in the calendar I use and in the prayers I say. The Bab's light, along with that of Baha'u'llah, shines upon the world today. His scriptures are the root of the tree of divine unity. {dropnote:"Poet's Note:"}This is poem 149 of the 200 I am writing to celebrate the Bicentenary of the Birth of The Bab. This poem was inspired by the article {xlink:https://bahai... [Read more]
Quddus: To The Bab
October 3, 2019 at 4:11pm
Quddus: To The Bab “I confidently testify that none beside Him [the Bāb], whether in the East or in the West, can claim to be the Truth. None other can manifest the power and majesty that radiate from His holy person” Quddus{footnote:#}https://bahai-library.com/hosseini_iranica_quddus Eighteenth Letter of the Living, testified to the power diffused from the Bab. Drinking deep of the cup of martyrdom he ascended into paradise to await the arrival of his Lord. ... [Read more]
Mulla Husayn: To The Bab
October 2, 2019 at 9:04pm
Mulla Husayn: To The Bab "You are destined to exhibit such courage, such skill and heroism as shall eclipse the mightiest deeds of the heroes of old. Your daring exploits will win the praise and admiration of the dwellers in the eternal Kingdom." The Bab to Mulla Husayn in Mahku before His transference to Chihriq{footnote:#} The Dawn-Breakers , page 26. Mulla Husayn instinctively knew how to prepare for a Holy quest: through prayer, meditation, and fasting. H... [Read more]
Dreams Foretell the Future: To The Bab
September 26, 2019 at 6:38pm
Dreams Foretell the Future: To The Bab Dreams can transform or reveal the future, they are mysteries that hint at the immortality of our souls. One Khadijih Bagum dream suggested the station of the Bab before he declared it to Mulla Husayn, while another revealed her as the Bab's bride. Some events are destined and thus revealed in dreams. {dropnote:"Poet's Note:"}This is poem 146 of the 200 I am writing ... [Read more]
Haji Mubarak: To The Bab
September 26, 2019 at 6:26pm
Haji Mubarak: To The Bab Haji Mubarak served humanity through his service to the Bab, the Manifestation of God. {dropnote:"Poet's Note:"}This is poem 145 of the 200 I am writing to celebrate the Bicentenary of the Birth of The Bab. ... [Read more]
Prophet-Herald: To The Bab
September 24, 2019 at 4:19pm
Prophet-Herald: To The Bab An independent prophet, the Bab revealed tables, letters, and a book of laws-- the Persian Bayan. Herald of one grater than himself, the Bab was the dawn of a new day, and opened the gate through which the Glory of God was made manifest. We are blessed with a double outpouring of the Holy Spirit within a single century, which is causing the walls of disunity to crumble. {dropnote:"Poet's Note:"}This is poem 144 of the 200 I ... [Read more]
The Other Witnesses: To The Bab
September 24, 2019 at 3:31pm
The Other Witnesses: To The Bab Who were the other witnesses to the Bab's declaration to Mulla Husayn, the Babu’l-Bab{footnote:#}Gate of the Gate. ? Khadijih Bagum and Haji Mubarak, both heard the words intoned by the Bab as He revealed proofs of His station and His mission in May of 1844. Before that evening Khadijih Bagum, the Bab's wife, was aware that her husband was a Manifestation of God. One can only presume that Haji Mubarak, the Bab's Ethio... [Read more]
Dreams Change Our Perspective: To The Bab
September 23, 2019 at 9:46pm
Dreams Change Our Perspective: To The Bab What is it about dreams that change our perspective, transform our lives, cause us to change our religion, and give our deaths meaning? Tahirih saw the Bab in a dream, heard His words, and wrote them in her journal when she woke up. Later she read those word again and knew that the Bab spoke the truth, that He was the Gate of God through whom a new divine Messenger would come. This caused her- to shake the foundations of... [Read more]

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