Are the two mutually exclusive?
We are dedicating this issue of FUNDamentals to focus on material wealth and what it means to be detached. Many of us begin to form strong opinions either way when these two words are brought up together, but we would like to take a closer look at the Baha'i Writings and see if the two are indeed mutually exclusive or, if there is a way that the two can exist harmoniously in our lives.
We will begin our conversation with an article about wealth and why it is “praiseworthy in the highest degree.” Next, we would like to continue with our ‘From the Writings’ section with a reminder about detachment. This is followed by an article, centered on a quote from Abdu'l-Baha, which may help us internalize what it means to be detached in a world so focused on material things. As always, we are delighted to share with you the latest from our friends Hank & Terri, the comic strip from The American Baha'i. Enjoy!