“The China Tablet”
China, China, China, China-ward the Cause of Bahá'u'lláh must march!
Where is that holy sanctified Bahá'í to become the teacher of China!
China has most great capability. The Chinese people are most simple-
hearted and truth-seeking. The Bahá'í teacher of the Chinese people
must first be imbued with their spirit, know their sacred literature, study their
national customs and speak to them from their own standpoint, and their own
terminologies. He must entertain no thought of his own, but ever think of their
spiritual welfare. In China one can teach many souls and train and educate divine
personages, each one of whom may become a bright candle of the world of
humanity. Truly, I say they are free from any deceit and hypocrisies and are
prompted with ideal motives.
Had I been feeling well, I would have taken a journey to China myself! China is the
country of the future. I hope the right kind of teacher will be inspired to go to that
vast empire to lay the foundation of the Kingdom of God to promote the
principles of divine civilization, to unfurl the banner of the Cause of Bahá'u'lláh and
to invite the people to the banquet of the Lord!
For the last twenty years I have repeatedly emphasized the matter of
spreading the Cause of God. In every city there must be organized
assemblies of teaching-classes to teach the young how to teach the Cause
and prepare them for this most important service.
Every Bahá'í must acquire the lessons of teaching. This will yield results. No other
service is as important as this. This service of the promotion of the Revelation of
Bahá'u'lláh is the most confirmed service. Every time, one service holds the most
There is one season to harrow the ground, another season to scatter
the seeds, still another season to irrigate the fields and still another to
harvest the crop. We must attend to these various kinds of activities in
their proper seasons in order to become successful. Now is the time of
seed-sowing, but it seems to me some