Everything You Wanted to Know About China

Topic: “Everything You Wanted to Know About China, But Were Afraid to Ask!” [well, almost]

Presentation summary: “China, China, China-ward the Cause of Bahá’u’lláh must march! Where is that holy, sanctified Bahá’í to become the teacher of China!? China has the greatest capability. The Chinese people are the most simple-hearted and truth-seeking. The Bahá’í teacher of the Chinese people must first be imbued with their spirit, know their sacred literature, study their national customs and speak to them from their own standpoint, and their own terminologies. He must entertain no thought of his own but ever think of their spiritual welfare. In China, one can teach many souls and train and educate divine personages, each one of whom may become a bright candle of the world of humanity. Truly, I say they are free from any deceit and hypocrisies and are prompted with ideal motives.* Had I been feeling well, I would have taken a journey to China myself! China is the country of the future. I hope the right kind of teacher will be inspired to go to that vast empire to lay the foundation of the Kingdom of God, to promote the principles of divine civilization, to unfurl the banner of the Cause of Bahá’u’lláh and to invite the people to the banquet of the Lord!” {words of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá from Diary of Mírzá Ahmad Sohráb, 3 April 1917} – Star of the West, Star of the West – 5”