Prescription for Living

Prescription for Living

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The subject of this challenging book is man’s present unhappiness, confusion and uncertainty. The author Rúhíyyih Rabbani was the wife of Shoghi Effendi, the Guardian of the Bahá’í Faith, and has dealt the subject with sympathy, assurance and humour using homely terms, truth which are at once arresting and provocative. She gives tips on how to be happy, forming good habits, love and marriage and overcoming sorrow and trials.

“The thoughts advanced in these pages are put forth as straws on the wind, hoping others may see in them the direction in which it is blowing. They make no claim to be exhaustive, to even begin to cover the tremendous questions touched upon. They are offered by the writer because of a keen conviction that in spite of the apparent hopelessness of our present situation on this planet – involved as we are in political, economic and social problems on a scale more grave and more vast than any which have hitherto menaced men in the course of written history – in spite of the black horizons surrounding us, we can and we should exert individually our utmost effort to divert, or at least limit, whatever catastrophes threaten to engulf us...”


Author: Rúhíyyih Rabbání.

George Ronald Publisher, 1950; revised 1978.
Baha'i Literature and Publication Trust (India).

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