Some Nineteen Months Contributions

 

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You can see the latest Nineteen Months contributions here.

Above is a slide show of my contributions to the site over the last three years. If you visit the site you can read the quotations that were placed with them.

Here are just a few:

“Know ye that the world is like unto a mirage which the thirsty one thinks to be water; its water is a vapor; its mercy a difficulty; its repose hardship and ordeal; leave it to its people and turn unto the Kingdom of your Lord the Merciful.”
-Abdu’l-Baha, Baha’i World Faith

“O banished and faithful friend! Quench the thirst of heedlessness with the sanctified waters of My grace, and chase the gloom of remoteness through the morning-light of My Divine presence.”
-Baha’u’llah, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah

“The sun is the same sun, no matter from what sign it may manifest itself or from what spot it may arise. Thou must look at the Sun; do not become veiled by the places from which the Sun appears.”
-‘Abdu’l-Baha, Tablets of Abdul-Baha Abbas

 

 

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Do Not Become Veiled

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“The sun is the same sun,
no matter from what sign it may manifest itself
or from what spot it may arise.
Thou must look at the Sun;
do not become veiled by
the places from which the Sun appears.”
-‘Abdu’l-Baha, Tablets of Abdul-Baha Abbas

 
This photograph is featured at Nineteen Months

Divine Love in the Holy Tree

Mt Lamington National Park, Queensland

 

“O God, my God! Praise be unto Thee for kindling the fire of divine love in the Holy Tree on the summit of the loftiest mount: that Tree which is ‘neither of the east nor of the west,’ that fire which blazed out till the flame of it soared upward to the Concourse on high, and from it those realities caught the light of guidance…”

-‘Abdu’l-Baha, Selections From the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Baha

 

This months Nineteen Months Contribution

No Geometry

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Brisbane, (c) Image June Perkins

The rain itself hath no geometry, no limits, no form, but it taketh on one form or another, according to the restrictions of its vessel. In the same way, the Holy Essence of the Lord God is boundless, immeasurable, but His graces and splendours become finite in the creatures…

 

-`Abdu’l-Baha, Selections From the Writings of `Abdu’l-Baha

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Wishing you a Happy Naw Ruz

Happy Naw Ruz !

Here are some of this years earlier contributions to Nineteen Months

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June Perkins ©

This photograph depicts ‘A leaf of the most Exalted Paradise’

“The word of God which the Supreme Pen hath recorded on the fifth leaf of the Most Exalted Paradise is this: Above all else, the greatest gift and the most wondrous blessing hath ever been and will continue to be Wisdom.”

-Baha’u’llah, Tablets of Baha’u’llah

June Perkins ©

“Say: Nature in its essence is the embodiment of My Name, the Maker, the Creator. Its manifestations are diversified by varying causes, and in this diversity there are signs.”
-Baha’u’llah: Tablets of Baha’u’llah

June Perkins ©

“When a soul has in it the life of the spirit, then does it bring forth good fruit and become a divine tree.”
-‘Abdu’l-Baha, Paris Talks

Here the hands represent the soul
in action and on that hand
is the imprint of the divine tree.

June Perkins ©

June Perkins ©

“The companions of all who adore Thee are the tears they shed, and the comforters of such as seek Thee are the groans they utter, and the food of them who haste to meet Thee is the fragments of their broken hearts.”
-Baha’u’llah, Epistle to the Son of the Wolf

June Perkins ©

June Perkins ©

“Blessed thou art and more blessed thou shalt be if thy feet be firm, thy heart tranquil through the fragrance of His Holy Spirit and thy secret and hidden thoughts pure before the Lord of Hosts!”
-‘Abdu’l-Baha, Tablets of ‘Abdu’l-Baha

Constancy

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(c) June Perkins

 

Today is the day for steadfastness and constancy. Blessed are they that stand firm and immovable as the rock and brave the storm and stress of this tempestuous hour.
-‘Abdu’l-Baha, Selections from the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Baha

This month I just wanted to focus on tests and constancy. Rocks seem to represent streadfastness so well. I love the light cast on these rocks, representing illumination as one shows spiritual strength.

 

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Fragments of Broken Hearts

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(c) June Perkins

“The companions of all who adore Thee are the tears they shed, and the comforters of such as seek Thee are the groans they utter, and the food of them who haste to meet Thee is the fragments of their broken hearts.”
-Baha’u’llah, Epistle to the Son of the Wolf

This is my contribution to Nineteen Months.

Some very moving images and quotations are featured this month and I’m sure you’d find them inspiring.  Always love featuring on this site.

Currently I’m working hard on some submissions for Vahid.

Inspired by Boonah Trip

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(c) June Perkins

 “Throughout the universe the divine power is effulgent in endless images and pictures. The world of creation, the world of humanity may be likened to the earth itself and the divine power to the sun.”
-‘Abdu’l-Baha, Compilation, Baha’i World Faith

This month’s Nineteen month’s contribution.

I was so inspired by this trip to Boonah.  Can you believe these images were all taken from a moving car?

No I wasn’t driving!  We had just been to the most wonderful devotional meeting hosted by a dear friend.

People from several nationalities in the small town of Boonah 100 kilometres from Brisbane had gathered for prayer and meditation on the concept of fellowship.

We shared prayers from world religions, music, fellowship, and learnt a little more about each other.

We left to go home and the setting sun was glorious, and we had another meeting to get to.  I so longed to stop but luckily I was able to take a few images from our car.

This moving sun felt like the continual blessing of the devotional meeting we had just been to.

Ah the metaphor of sun – divine power – divine blessing.

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