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Category:Lifestyle and Recreation
Subcategory:Spirituality
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Keywords:Abdul-Baha, differing in kind, color, shape, diversity increaseth their charm, flowers of a garden, rays of one sun, unity
Flowers Of One Garden

Flowers Of One Garden

Consider the flowers of a garden. Though differing in kind, color, form and shape, yet, inasmuch as they are refreshed by the waters of one spring, revived by the breath of one wind, invigorated by the rays of one sun, this diversity increaseth their charm and addeth unto their beauty. How unpleasing to the eye if all the flowers and plants, the leaves and blossoms, the fruit, the branches and the trees of that garden were all of the same shape and color! Diversity of hues, form and shape enricheth and adorneth the garden, and heighteneth the effect thereof. In like manner, when divers shades of thought, temperament and character, are brought together under the power and influence of one central agency, the beauty and glory of human perfection will be revealed and made manifest.
~ ‘Abdu’l-Bahá

Source: ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, The World Order of Bahá’u’lláh. Excerpt © Bahá’í International Community. Digitally created artwork by/© Glenn Franco Simmons/Bahá’í Writings As Art.