Life and Times of the Guardian Through His Writings and His Plans

By Faris Badii

First presented at the Irfan Colloquia Session #123
Bosch Baha'i School: Santa Cruz, CA
May 22–25, 2014
(see list of papers from #123)


    This presentation offers a new look at the events of the life of the Guardian as can be deciphered through His writings, messages and actions. Focus is given on short term vs. long term goals accomplished, or designed to be accomplished, by His decisions and instructions. From the very first of His significant decisions, namely translation of the Will & Testament of `Abdu'l-Bahá into English at the onset of His Guardianship in 1921, with the immediate goal of eradicating all opposition to His Guardianship, to His very last decision before His passing, and His final instructions to the Bahá'í­ world form the contents of this presentation.

    (Note: author may have presented a different topic, "Guardian's Use of Symbolism and Metaphor".)


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