Stories about 'Abdu'l-Bahá

An example of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s innate knowledge

Mahmud's Diary
July 28, 1912
Dublin, NH

This evening Mr. Harmon read to the Master passages from a book he had written on Theosophy and Buddhist teachings. He showed Him the illustrations he had drawn. He had illustrated truth as a circle, with God at its center, and divided the circle into seven segments representing the world of creation. The Master listened to him with love and patience while at the same time removing his superstitions with quotations from philosophers and sages in such a way that Mr. Harmon was astonished. The Master explained the seven segments so beautifully that he cried, ‘Oh, your explanations have opened the doors of understanding before me!’ The Master then said, ‘I have had no education. I have not even been to elementary school. These people know it.’ Mr. Harmon said, ‘I feel that whatever you say comes from innate knowledge.’