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There are 20 papers by Savi

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'Abdu'l-Bahá in Egypt: Early September 1910 — 5 December 1913 Julio Savi English 111 Lights14 `Abdu'l-Baha discontinuously sojourned in Egypt from early September 1910 to 5 December 1913. This paper is a concise study of the historical and political background of this sojourn and of its chronicle. Egyptian cities and towns visited by `Abdu'l-Baha are briefly described as they were in those days. Members of the Holy Family who visited Him in... read online  
An Homage to Memorials of the Faithful and to Eight of Its Heroes Julio Savi English 132 Lights17 Memorial of the Faithful is described as an inspiring "book of prototypes," that not only portrays "all of the archetypes that the various personality theorists have given us in this century" and "all the human dichotomies" that we may find in our lives, but also addresses "us in our time . . . [and] on our own travels . . . [in our] tacit di... read online  
Ancient poems as a means of Revelation, in an early Tablet by Bahá'u'lláh Julio Savi Faezeh Mardani English 146 Lights19 This paper offers a personal translation of a Persian Tablet revealed by Bahá'u'lláh in the 'Iraqí period. The Tablet is rich in quotations from ancient Iranian poets. Our paper examines the importance of poetry in the history of the Faith and in its Writings. It analyzes the quoted poems and the many poetical metaphors used in the Tablet. It en... read online  
"At Dawn the Friend Came to my bed": An early fruit of the Supreme Pen Julio Savi English 118 Lights16 This paper attempts to analyse a poem revealed by the Blessed Beauty, both in its form and in its contents. This poem seems a qaá¹£idih. The features of qaá¹£idih are briefly explained. Some of the literary devices used in the poem are described. Of the four major themes of Persian lyrical poetry as described by Bausani, that is 'wine, love, ... read online  
Bahá'u'lláh's Persian poems written before 1863 Julio Savi English 104 Lights13 A provisional list of Baha'u'llah's Persian poems written before 1863 is provided. These poems are described as an early fruit of the mystical experiences Baha'u'llah had in the Siyah-Chal of Teheran in October 1852. Those experiences produced in Him an irresistible "fire of love" that He sang in those poems. Baha'u'llah's love was not a common lov... read online  
Baha'u'lláh's Tablet to Maryam, the Crimson Leaf: An introduction and a provisional translation Julio Savi Faezeh Mardani Mazzoli English 69 Lights8 read online  
Development of Humankind, The Julio Savi English - Lights1 read online  
Duty of Kindness and Sympathy Towards Strangers and Foreigners, The: As enjoined in `Abdu'l-Bahá's Paris Talks and as reflected in the Italian "Charter on the Values and Significance of Citizenship and Integration" Julio Savi English 97 Lights12 The abandonment of racial, religious and nationalistic prejudice is one of the central issues in the talks `Abdu'l-Baha delivered during His travels in the West. A ground-breaking concept in those days when the Western world was still "heaving with the explosive forces of a blind and triumphant nationalism," the idea of integrating immigrants into ... read online  
Love Relationship Between God and Humanity, The: A Commentary on Bahá'u'llah's Hidden Words Julio Savi English 2 Scripture The poetical-spiritual atmosphere of The Hidden Words and their theological-philosophical content are briefly examined. Through those aphorisms the human adventure upon the earth is described. Man's material and spiritual creation is explained. The story of God's love for His creature, of the gifts He bestowed upon man, of the Covenant He entered ... read online  
Mathnaví by Rúhu'lláh Varqá, the martyr, The: A few notes on its historical context and poetical content Julio Savi Faezeh Mardani English 146 Lights19 A tentative translation of the Mathnaví by Rúḥu'lláh Varqá, the martyr, is presented. It is accompanied by a few historical remarks on the short life of this heroic child and a concise commentary of the content of his poem. After a few words on the mathnaví in Persian literature, the most important images presented in the poem are brief... read online  
Mayflowers in the Ville Lumière: The Dawning of Bahá'í History in the European Continent Julio Savi English 97 Lights12 Against the background of the Paris of the fin de siècle and of the Belle Époque, with its magnificent intellectual and artistic efflorescence, a young American lady becomes the catalyst for the spiritual awakening of a group of early God-drunken believers. The paper emphasizes the mysterious ways through which they came to recognize the daw... read online  
Methods and Qualities of the Seekers of Reality in "Some Answered Questions" in the light of Bahá'í Scriptures Julio Savi English 83 Lights10 In "Some Answered Questions", 'Abdu'l-Baha illustrates a number of criteria and qualities of the seekers of Reality. He mentions the senses, the method of reason, the text of the Holy Scriptures and the bounty of the Holy Spirit. He emphasizes the fallacy of the first three criteria and the foremost importance of the last one. A combined and bal... read online  
Newly-Born Babe of That Day, The: Mysticism in the age of the maturity of humankind Julio Savi English 62 Lights7 The author analyzes three dynamics conducive from the mysticism of nascent religions, involving the whole community of believers, to the mysticism of periods of spiritual decline, involving only elites of believers, estranged from organized religion. These dynamics are related to the cyclicity of the historical processes of religions, to the limit... read online  
Poetry in 'Abdu'l-Bahá's Writings and Utterances Julio Savi Faezel Mardani English 138 Lights18 As Shoghi Effendi pointed out, "the Prophets of God do not teach the arts," which are "an expression of the people." However, 'Abdu'l-Baha, Who Himself wrote a few poems in Persian and in Turkish, has left good guidance on the issue of poetry, and any aspiring poet or reader of poetry would benefit from becoming familiar with His words. 'Abdu'l... read online  
Prayers and rituals in the Bahá'í Faith: A Tablet to Jináb-i-Mullá `Alí-Akbar fí Ardi'l-Alif Julio Savi Faezeh Mardani Mazzoli English 76 Lights9 read online  
Religion and Exclusivism: A Baha'i Perspective Julio Savi English 62 Lights7 The author presents a survey of the Baha'i teachings on exclusivism on the ground of his understanding of the open letter addressed by the Universal House of Justice to the world's religious leaders in 2002 and the recent commentary prepared under its supervision. After a brief survey of the concept of exlusivism and its dangers, a possible defini... read online  
Sáqí, bi-dih ábí — O Cup-Bearer, give me a drop: A hymn to love offered by the Blessed Beauty Julio Savi English 125 Lights16 This is one among eight Persian poems Baha'u'llah signed "Dervish." They were most probably written in Kurdistan, where Baha'u'llah remained from 10 April 1854 to 19 March 1856. It is a ghazal, meaning a mystical "song" or "elegy of love" about The Beloved, being God or His representative on earth. See also the author's translation of the quasid... read online  
Sufi stages of the soul in The Seven Valleys and The Four Valleys of Bahá'u'llah Julio Savi English 14 The Seven Valleys and the Four Valleys are addressed to two Sufi leaders and therefore their style and content are conceived according to the understanding of their addressees. If we want to have a better understanding of the two epistles, it is important also to understand the Sufi concepts Baha'u'llah referred to. Both the Seven Valleys and Fo...  
Tablet to Jináb-i-Mullá 'Alí-Akbar fí ardi'l-álif Julio Savi Faezeh Mardani Mazzoli English 76 Lights9 read online  
The Inebriation of His Enrapturing Call Julio Savi English 111 Lights15 During the two years when Baha'u'llah lived in isolation in Kurdistan, He composed a number of poems, in which He gave vent to the mighty emotions aroused in His great heart by the mystical experiences He had while confined in the Siyah-Chal. One of those poems, Mastand Bulbulan zin Naghmiy-i ya Húy-i-ú, Nightingales are inebriated by the mel... read online