I've been getting quite busy again, so I just now got a chance to visit this thread. Thanks Merk, for giving me a detailed background on your faith; the full scoop about your conversion. It's nice that there is a love story to go with it. I realized during my research on Baha'i that much like Hinduism it has a spiritual quality about it that makes it an easy religion to adapt to. I am Christian by all means, but I think there is still some valuable wisdom to be found in the Baha'i faith. I didn't feel that when I studied Islam or Mormonism, but I did when I studied Bahaism, Shamanism and Hinduism. I believe that there are auras and energy centers in the human soul which is only explained in Hinduism. You said becoming Bahai brought you closer to God, so I suppose anything that brings somebody closer to God is a good thing in general. Even Jesus said, "Those who do what my Father asks are my brother, my sister, etc...." Like Hinduism, the Baha'i faith is very peaceful. Some people may get alarmed by the one-world acceptance of all religions thing; but I do think that all faiths have something spiritual to offer. For example, some of the nicest people in the world I have ever met are Mormons. Now I am not Mormon, and I am the first to say that I think the Book of Mormon is fiction, but this doesn't take from the fact that they are usually, if not always, good people in general. Searching for God is the first step in finding God, no matter where you look. The only thing is, and this is with every other religion too, the cusp of the question: what happens after you die, and how can you get there? So I did study as much as I could about the Baha'i faith during my research, but what is the terms of salvation in your faith? In other words, what steers you towards heaven, makes one saved; I mean to say and how is one saved in Baha'i? Jedi merk writes: It's my understanding that aboriginal religions touch on the subject of a "Dreamtime," or a spiritual realm that is accessed while the body is asleep. I recently read something from Baha'u'llah on this very subject: This brings to mind Shamanism. I used to deeply study Shamanism when I was about 20 years old in early 90's and I still think there are some relevant spiritual concepts in Shamanism; so I can identify with the "dreamtime" concept of the spiritual realm. The Prophet Daniel received many visions in his dreams.