Glossary

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Word Definition
manifested Revealed or made evident by showing or demonstrating something clearly.
Master A title given by Bahá’u’lláh exclusively to his son ‘Abdu’l-Bahá. The Master was appointed by Bahá’u’lláh as His successor, and is the Perfect Exemplar of the Bahá’í teachings. He produced a vast body of literature interpreting and further elucidating Bahá’u’lláh’s teachings. In 1911 he began his historic trips to Europe and North America in order to spread the Bahá’í Faith to the West.
materialism The theory that physical matter is the only reality; devotion to material wealth and possessions at the expense of spiritual or intellectual values.
materialistic Focused on physical or material concerns at the expense of spiritual and intellectual values.
matrix A network or complex grouping of elements.
mediate To act as a medium that transfers something from one place to another.
mendicancy The practice of begging.
metamorphoses Changes or transformations from one state to another.
metaphorical Not meant to be taken literally, but rather used to illustrate something or make a comparison.

One Common Faith

Prepared in 2005 under the supervision of the Universal House of Justice, this commentary reviews relevant passages from both the writings of Bahá’u’lláh and the scriptures of other faiths against the background of the contemporary religious crisis. (source: link)