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COLLECTIONSPersonal compilations, Study Guides
TITLEAdult/Youth Study: Meetings, books, methods, and outcomes recommended in the Writings for youth and adult study
AUTHOR 1 Bahá'u'lláh
AUTHOR 2 Abdu'l-Bahá
AUTHOR 3 Shoghi Effendi
AUTHOR 4 Universal House of Justice
CONTRIB 1Brett Zamir, comp.
NOTES This compilation includes quotations of 'Abdu'l-Bahá encouraging a special weekly meeting where the adults are to gather the youths and teach them the proofs, history, and to recite the Writings, and so on, in preparation for teaching (These "spiritual meetings" were precursors to, foretold, or perhaps are in the future to be specialized versions of, the training institute). The guidance, while often pertaining specifically for youth, is also often enjoined for believers in general.

The guidance draws heavily from two compilations, The Importance of Deepening Our Knowledge and Understanding of the Faith and Bahá'í Meetings, but arranges them, instead of by author, by subject, book, or whether the activity is general encouragement for a type of study or is a specification for the holding of a type of study to be held in conjunction with others in meetings. It also includes quotations dealing with possible outcomes of the activity or enjoining specific teaching activities that relate to the content being encouraged for study in that section of the compilation.

See also a less well formatted version with additional material here.

TAGSDeepening; Study circles; Study classes; Youth
CONTENT See for this compilation.

To navigate this compilation, you can either click on the small circles to the left of each entry, or you can also go to a section by clicking on the right-side tabs.

Once you go to a section, you will have the option to select headings, detailed headings, or detailed headings with condensed or extended quotations.

The first option gives a very basic overview of the section at hand. The second option is also a good one for giving an overview of the all the categorizations of the quotations (such as if one were just interested in finding a specific single quotation or two), but without displaying the quotations themselves. To view all of the quotations together (ideal for reading without needing to click on each entry), select the fourth option.

The content for all options is the same. If the small circle to the left of an item has a plus sign (+) in it, you can click this to view the contents within it. If the small circle has a minus sign (-) in it, you can click on it to collapse and thereby condense the view.

The same content is also at, but this latter site also has a sample study program within it. However, it is not hyperlinked.

You can also find many of the quotations within this compilation which recommend or describe a specific book accessible from the relevant Collaborative "Wiki" Writings pages (as well as quotations not contained in this compilation). For example, the collaborative page on the "Advent of Divine Justice" links to this compilation under its "need to read" section. As this page demonstrates, one can also add additional quotations found which had not been included in the compilation (in this case, a heading presently titled "This epistle is the "Bahá'í Charter of Teaching"" was added after the compilation was finished). Feel free to add any relevant quotations which have not yet been included to the relevant Writings wiki pages.

Also at the wiki site is a page dedicated to drawing together a comprehensive list of the possible components of a youth study class, as mentioned in the Writings (and in some cases, linking back to this compilation).
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