She says, that after a certain time we ask our seeker (Children and Jr. Youth) if they would like to become Baha’is?, in the video she says:
“you reach a point when you have to invite seeker to become a Baha’i and that was something we have never done before because we have been in the institute process and we have been focusing on core activities and just inviting people to the core activity but not actually asking them that question (of Conversion) and the first time in January we could not find the words, we used many different analogies, we are building a new world order and would you like to be a brick like us? we did different things and than an other board member my colleague used the example of we are all drops and if we all get together and work together we can make a change in this world but after three cycles of growth we become more audacious and this last time we actually asked the seekers do you think that you can accept Baha’u’llah as the manifestation of god?”Regarding the conversion of the parents of these children and Jr. Youth, she said that, “We call the parents of the children and Jr. Youth and ask them to become Baha’is:”
“we announce to them that we would now like to talk to you about what is the force behind us working with your children over this long period and why we are working with them so that you can support us and you can help us and we immediately divide the parents into small groups and each of us sits with them with the album and directly teaches them faith and invite them to become baha’is and they accept just like that and parents are receptive and consolidation is easier as we have already have their children with us every week.”On the other hand we see that the member of Universal House of Justice , Mr. Payman Mohajer saying that........
Now if someone were to ask us whether the purpose of our inviting them to join study circles is to make them Bahá’ís, we can confidently say 'NO' and tell them that the purpose of our core activities is to assist in the transformation and betterment of the society."This is a clear case of Baha’i Hypocrisy and cheating in the Name of Moral Activities. The Indians and Malaysians should be aware of this CHEATING. It is not a hidden fact that many Indians who joined the Baha’i Faith thinking that it is a Social / Moral Building Organization are now questioning the Baha’i authorities that WHY DO THEY CHEAT THE PEOPLE BY USING THE MORAL AND SOCIAL ACTIVITIES?
FULL TEXT OF THE INTERVIEW
Interviewer: So Gloria you come from New Delhi we heard about lot of success is there using Anna’s presentation there so please tell about what had happen in new Delhi?
Gloria: Actually we started using Anna’s presentation in Januray of 2007 and the main purpose of using flip chart is to go through sequence of ideas inside the quotations and writings of Baha’u’llah.
In India a very big problem of teaching is that people didn’t mentioned that Bahai Faith is a religion in the beginning and the Baha’u’llah is the manifestation of God just like Lord Krishna and Jesus Christ and that he is the promised one of all and if you look at the introduction of Anna’s presentation all these things is written on the first page so than you are not hiding anything from the seeker being bold being assertive you have been audacious as the HOUSE OF JUSTICE asks us to do than you are teaching them directly so when they accept the Baha’i faith they are accepting as a religion and accepting Baha’u’llah as the manifestation of the God and not as an organization that does good thing and as Lotus Temple that accepts all the religions being unity of all religions.
Because I think Baha’i faith in India is known as force that unites all religions but they don’t know about Baha’u’llah and Baha’i faith as a religion. I think that made us very bold and we were very afraid to do it first time in January (2007) but I think that when you make yourself do something that you have never done before and you do it for Baha’u’llah it works.
And that we didn’t go into the controversial topics in Anna’s Presentation and you explain them and you reach a point when you have to invite seeker to become a Baha’i and that was something we have never done before because we have been in the institute process and we have been focusing core activity and just inviting people to the core activity but not actually asking them that question (of Conversion) and the first time in January we could not find the words, we used many different analogies, we are building a new world order and would you like to be a brick like us? we did different things and than an other board member my colleague used the example of we are all drops and if we all get together and work together we can make a change in this world but after three cycles of growth we become more audacious and this last time we actually asked the seekers do you think that you can accept Baha’u’llah as the manifestation of god? As directly as that - Yes
Interviewer:Directly as that and what stage of presentation did you ask them?
Gloria: Well, actually we realized that we cannot go through the whole album and seekers will get tired and loose their interest so we went through various Indian concept of covenant and manifestation of God of Baha’u’llah being most latest and unity of mankind..... We stop at the quotation of Abdul Baha and thought of more coming from their side but if they are sitting and they have more time than we are also going to the life of Baha’u’llah. Because in India there are many Gurus, people are following gurus and they think that Baha’u’llah is just another guru than we talk about, How manifestations of god are different, how they suffer from mankind and how yet they are so victorious and we compare it with lives of many of gurus in India and how wealthy and prosperous and living a comfortable life and then compare with him so that they don’t put him on the same level various Babas and Gurus so if we have time we go to victory of Baha’u’llah
And the two quotes are used that we have produced over here, yes, we hold it in our hand that was also challenge the first time i took it out from my bag I was extremely cautious and than I realized that they don’t know that this is the first time i am holding in my hand and I am very uncomfortable and nervous they think I always do it and this is what how we teach our faith and actually ask the seeker to read and it really effects them and we don’t realize that we if we explain to them they will be more touched but they read the words, they have their side, so we went ahead just using Anna’s Presentation and Direct Teaching Approach and inviting people to be Baha’is and its not that we all afraid do it but we think that they will feel that we are pressurizing them and making them something they don’t want to do but it is not like that we have experience over and over that people are ready to accept Baha’u’llah and we are the person who need to ask them and this was in suburban and central Delhi. In the beginning it was suburban where there were receptive population reside they are not wealthy but they are not jobless they all have jobs the workers at different stages but in the last two cycle we have also started affluent of neighborhoods of Delhi and we have smaller population declaring there but with them too we are using Anna’s presentation, we have bank managers, executives, young professionals working in call centers and these the Indians that are educated in various fields and also perusing their careers and I guess we consider them materialistic and think that they won’t listen but they do. We had a devotional with them in our home followed by Anna’s Presentation and actually we divided them to smaller groups and talk to them.
Interviewer : How you involve children parents to do the class and involve them and would you explain little about that?
Gloria : it is the neighborhood where we have Junior Youth Classes, Children Classes we consider their parents to be a community of interest, so then every cycle we hold devotional in neighborhood at large scale and infact we print a thousand invitation we give to youth and children of our classes to give to their parents, neighbors, relatives and their friends and performed what they learned in their classes during their 3 months. Small sketch stories and confirmation based on what they learned and after junior youth performance we see the total change in their parents both the mothers and their fathers you can see the expressions on their faces and right after performances of junior youth we announce to them that we would now like to talk to you about what is the force behind us working with your children over this long period and why we are working with them? so that you can support us and you can help us and we immediately divide the parents into small groups and each of us sits with them with the album and directly teaches them faith and invite them to be Baha’is and they accept just like that and parents are receptive and consolidation are easier as we have already have their children with us every week.
Interviewer : What are you are doing in JB tell us something about that?
Gloria My understanding that in Johannesburg we have good activities there inviting seekers to core activity. They have large number of seekers in their devotional children and junior youth but they have not able to teach their parents directly so we just came here to teach them with Anna’s presentation. People think that we have to complete the whole book but we can just do 15 to 20 minutes and invite the person to be a Baha’i that’s what we basically did. We approached the parents of Junior Youth, the seekers who are coming to the devotional of Baha’i homes they have never been taught the faith directly so we went and taught them the faith so we did here the same thing that we did in New Delhi, but here was more tiring as we go home to home and sometime only person. Ok great we look forward to result.
In Malaysia, 13 year old boy converted 11 adults and 2 youth to Bahaism. WARNING TO MALAYSIANS
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