Best teaching method

From today’s Baha’i Readings:

The sanctified souls should ponder and meditate in their hearts regarding the methods of teaching. From the texts of the wondrous, heavenly Scriptures they should memorize phrases and passages bearing on various instances, so that in the course of their speech they may recite divine verses whenever the occasion demandeth it, inasmuch as these holy verses are the most potent elixir, the greatest and mightiest talisman. So potent is their influence that the hearer will have no cause for vacillation. I swear by My life! This Revelation is endowed with such a power that it will act as the lodestone for all nations and kindreds of the earth. Should one pause to meditate attentively he would recognize that no place is there, nor can there be, for anyone to flee to.

(Baha’u’llah, Tablets of Baha’u’llah, p. 198)

Point of adoration for the worldA few relevant word definitions from Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary…

Elixir is:

  1. a substance held capable of changing base metals into gold
  2. a substance held capable of prolonging life indefinitely
  3. the essential principle

Talisman is:

  1. an object held to act as a charm to avert evil and bring good fortune
  2. something producing apparently magical or miraculous effects

Lodestone, I recall from my Ruhi classes, is a natural magnet, or as the dictionary puts it, something that strongly attracts.

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