Contemplating the beauty:
Nature and the manifestation of God

By Iscander Micael Tinto

First presented at the Irfan Colloquia Session #62
Centre for Bahá'í Studies: Acuto, Italy
July 8–12, 2005
(see list of papers from #62)

    The purpose of this paper is to show how contemplation of Nature, and Beauty is a way of being in touch with the Manifestation of God.

    Our society seems to have neglected the idea of beauty as it was originally intended in the past: of course during the time things have evolved and changed. Yet to consider nature and beauty together means to learn to contemplate the signs of God and creation around us.

    Of course to contemplate the signs of God means to be in touch with the Manifestation of God, who is the source of all learning.

    Meditation and contemplation can help men to get closer to his Creator: the development of the faculty of meditation is indeed a duty of every individual who is searching for the signs of God.

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