Welcome to Tokyo Bahá'í Community
"Intone, O My servant, the verses of God that have been received by thee...that the sweetness of thy melody may kindle thine own soul, and attract the hearts of all men. Whoso reciteth, in the privacy of his chamber, the verses revealed by God, the scattering angels of the Almighty shall scatter abroad the fragrance of the words uttered by his mouth…"
Prayer is an essential element in our life. It brings us joy, tranquility and comfort. It gives our soul the opportunity to commune with our Creator and to meditate on the importance and meaning in our lives. With a collective spiritual energy drawn from praying with friends who seek spiritual rejuvenation and inspiration, it can create a unity and harmony that is conducive in building a peaceful community.
`Abdu'l-Bahá (The Son of Bahá'u'lláh) said: "Pray that your hearts may be cut from yourselves and from the world, that you may be confirmed by the Holy Spirit and filled with the fire of the love of God. The nearer you are to the light, the further you are from the darkness, the nearer you are to heaven, the further you are from the earth; the nearer you are to God, the further you are from the world…
We must strive to attain to that condition by being separated from all things and from the people of the world and by turning to God alone. It will take some effort on the part of man to attain to that condition, but he must work for it, strive for it. We can attain to it by thinking and caring less for material things and more for the spiritual. The further we go from the one, the nearer we are to the other. The choice is ours. Our spiritual perception, our inward sight must be opened, so that we can see the signs and traces of God's spirit in everything. Everything can reflect to us the light of the Spirit."
"Blessed is the spot, and the house, and the place, and the city, and the heart, and the mountain, and the refuge, and the cave, and the valley, and the land, and the sea, and the island, and the meadow where mention of God hath been made, and His praise glorified."