Wilmette Institute Learner Reports Becoming Closer To the Blessed Beauty during an Online Course

We couldn’t have said it better if we had tried. Here is an heartfelt comment by a Wilmette Institute learner. Claude Parss, a screenplay writer, photographer, Jungian analyst, travel teacher (to Africa), and world traveler (thirty-five countries), living in Parede, Portugal, has recently completed his second course. When he received his Certificate of Completion for Bahá’u’lláh’s Early Mystic Writings, he shared with us his thoughts about the course and about the Wilmette Institute:

“Although I did not deserve to receive this Certificate [of Completion], as this course, Bahá’u’lláh’s Early Mystic Writings, was partly too heavy for me, however, I must say that the course made me become familiar with tablets of Bahá’u’lláh, such as the tablet of Haqq and others, which I had never had a chance to read. They are soul-stirring mystic tablets that made me become closer to and a sincere friend of the Blessed Beauty.

“Another thing that I must say about the Wilmette Institute is that—in my view—it is blessed by the Blessed Beauty. I felt that the mysterious power of the Wilmette Institute derived from the blessing of the Blessed Beauty was able to maintain unity among the participants even though they were not physically present at the Wilmette Institute. When I was replying to participants’ messages, I felt as if I were responding to them face to face.

“Yet another thing I wish to say is this: The Wilmette Institute’s courses have the potential to cause soul consciousness among the participants.

“With Bahá’í love, Claude”

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