The Symbolism of the Wind

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Spiritual Function

As a symbol, the wind almost always has an effect on the other symbols.  But, the effect could be positive or negative.  It just depends on the situation.  This is quite consistent with the way that wind works in nature.  It can bring a cool breeze or a violent storm. [text] [text]

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Practical Application

The first thing that most people notice about the wind is that it can't be controlled.  That actually makes it difficult for me to provide a brief practical application of this symbol.  That's because the application of this symbol changes drastically from one situation to the next.  But, I think that I can provide a little guidance on how to handle those cold windy days.  

A strong wind can be a powerful antagonist.  So, what should you do if you are faced with that kind of adversity?  Always remember that the wind can pull the waves apart.  But, the oneness of the sea will pull them back together.  That is to say, the victims of adversity should create unity with the other followers of God.  Of course, this unity can only come by way of mutual adherence to Gods word. [text] [text]

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Relation to the Sun

The symbol of the wind effects just about everything in the garden.  But, it doesn't effect the things in the sky.  So, the sun, the moon and the stars are all independent of the wind.  But, the sun is the only eternal unchanging symbol in the sky.  Therein lies the analogy.  No matter what the wind does to you, stay focused on the Sun.  As you probably know, the sun symbolises the word of God. [text] [text]

Related Quotes

"If the wind is in the East the tree leans to the West, and if the windturns to the West the tree leans to the East. This kind of love is originated by the accidental conditions of life. This is not love, it is merely acquaintanceship; it is subject to change." Abdu'l-Baha

"My hope is that all the handmaids of God in that region will unite like unto the waves of one unending sea; for although blown about as the windlisteth, these are separate in themselves, yet in truth are they all at one with the boundless deep." Abdu'l-Baha

"Great God! This sea had laid up lustrous pearls in store; The wind hath raised a wave that casteth them ashore. So put away thy robe and drown thyself therein, And cease to boast of skill: it serveth thee no more! " Baha'u'llah

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