onPilgrimage
A photographic journey
 
 
Bahji. A small grove of olive trees immediately behind the Pilgrim Centre. The line of Pine trees runs alongside the path that leads to the Most Holy Shrine.

  The world of existence is like unto an orchard and humanity is like unto the trees. All these trees are planted in the same orchard, reared through the heat of one sun, watered with one rain. We must be the cause of the adornment of this orchard. The world of humanity is like unto a rose garden and the various races, tongues and people are like unto contrasting flowers. The diversity of colors in a rose-garden adds to the charm and beauty of the scene as variety enhances unity. Why should we not look upon the human world with rose-colored vision?
(Abdu'l-Baha, Divine Philosophy, p. 183)