It is incumbent upon the children to exert themselves to utmost in acquiring the art of reading and writing. Writing skills that will provide for urgent needs will be enough for some; and then it will be better and more fitting that they should spend their time in studying those branches of knowledge which are of use.
Sayings of Baha’u’llah
I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth , more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repenteth.
Why doesn’t the past decently bury itself, instead of sitting and waiting to be admitted by the present?
Any action, whether it is good or bad, which forms in creating samskara and in the spritual sense is undesirable. Sinning would appear to be certainly not as bad as the brooding over the sin, coz brooding drives the impression deeper and deeper into the mind where samsakaras of such hardness are formed that much subsequent effort is required to clean the system.
Our Master (Sri Ram Chandra ji) advises us to forget the past, and we can do nothing to change it as the past should not worry us because it is the past. What should concern us is the future which we can affect by our present action. The immediate past is of no more consequence than the more distant past life. This will make it easy to ignore them and to concentrate on laying the basis for future spiritual development.
Sri Ramchandra Mission
Make it rule of life never to regret and never to look back; Regret is an appalling waste of energy; you can’t build on it; it’s only good for wallowing in.