‘Be Not The Slave Of Your Moods But Their Master’

Be not the slave of your moods, but their master. But if you are so angry, so depressed and so sore that your spirit cannot find deliverance and peace even in prayer, then quickly go and give some pleasure to someone lowly or sorrowful, or to a guilty or innocent sufferer! Sacrifice yourself, your talent, your time, your rest to another, to one who has to bear a heavier load than you – and your unhappy mood will dissolve into a blessed, contented submission to God.

Sorry people- I had thought that this was a quote by ‘Abdul Baha- just found out that it cannot be reliably attributed to him- but it still seems very good advice….

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10 thoughts on “‘Be Not The Slave Of Your Moods But Their Master’

  1. Wow thanks for sharing that quote- how beautiful!
    It’s refreshing to hear a religious writing that acknowledges how difficult getting through the day can be sometimes but at the same time tells you how to deal with that situation, not an airy fairy “pray and you’ll be right” attitude… It’s true though- helping others really is the best way to help yourself!

  2. I like this quote very much, but where exactly in Star of West I can find this by AbdulBaha, I could not find it in Ocean? Thank you

    • Hello Nasrin

      I like this quotation very much myself. do not know the reference- it was quoted by a friend of mine who I consider a reliable source. If I track it down I will let you know.

      Regards

      Karl

    • Sorry Nasrin!

      I had thought that this was a quote by ‘Abdul Baha- just found out that it cannot be reliably attributed to him 😦 – but it still seems very good advice….:-)

      Regards

      Karl

  3. Would you please ask your friend where he or she got this from? It would be nice to track down where and from who exactly this was first printed, and why was it attributed to ‘Abdu’l-Baha in the first place? 🙂 Thank you.

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