Qudrat 12, 177 B.E./November 15, 2020-A Persian Siyyid Reading an Unpublished Manuscript which Abdu’l-Baha’ Gave to Charles Mason Remey

November 15th, 2020

Holy Day: Anniversary Of The Birth Of Baha’u’llah: Qudrat 9, 177 B.E. (Sunset 11/11/2020-Sunset 11/12/2020)

November 11th, 2020

THE TABLETS OF VISITATION

A Select Compilation from the Sacred Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Baha, the Bab and Baha’u’llah

[for practical use and personal application]

Oneness of the Two Worlds

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The unity of humanity as taught by Baha’u’llah refers not only to men still in the flesh, but to all human beings, whether embodied or disembodied. Not only all men now living on the earth, but all in the spiritual world as well, are parts of one and the same organism and these two parts are intimately dependent, one on the other. Spiritual communion one with the other, far from being impossible or unnatural, is constant and inevitable. Those whose spiritual faculties are as yet undeveloped are unconscious of this vital connection, but as one’s faculties develop, communications with those beyond the veil gradually become more conscious and definite. To the Prophets and saints this spiritual communion is as familiar and real as are ordinary vision and conversation to the rest of mankind.

‘Abdu’l-Baha says:

The visions of the Prophets are not dreams; no, they are spiritual discoveries and have reality. They say, for example: “I saw a person in a certain form, and I said such a thing, and he gave such an answer.” This vision is in the world of wakefulness, and not in that of sleep. Nay, it is a spiritual discovery…

… Among spiritual souls there are spiritual understandings, discoveries, a communion which is purified from imagination and fancy, an association which is sanctified from time and place. So it is written in the Gospel that on Mount Tabor, Moses and Elias came to Christ, and it is evident that this was not a material meeting. It was a spiritual condition. …

… (Communications such as) these are real, and produce wonderful effects in the minds and thoughts of men, and cause their hearts to be attracted. (Some Answered Questions).

(Excerpt from Baha’u’llah and the New Era)

Read the Full Compilation Here:

TABLETS-OF-VISITATION

Baha’i Month: Qudrat/Power 1, 177 B.E. (11/4/2020)

November 5th, 2020

I verily proclaim: “There is no power nor strength except in God, the Help in Peril, the Self-Subsisting.”

Baha’u’llah, Gems of Divine Mysteries

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Baha’i Sabbath: Ilm/Knowledge 15, 177 B.E. (10/30/2020)

October 30th, 2020
Victor Woods’ NOSTRADAMUS PROPHECY!

http://www.bupc.org/NOSTRADAMUS-PROPHECY.pdf

“O HUMAN BEINGS! Surely We have created you from a male and a female, and made you tribes and families that you may know each other. Surely the noblest of you with Allah is the most dutiful of you. Surely Allah is Knowing, Aware.”(Qur’an, Al-Ḥujurāt)
Dear friends,
Allah’u’Abha!
This Thanksgiving will be the 400th year anniversary of the first thanksgiving in America since Plymouth Rock in 1620 AD.
The “400 years” prophecy from the Book of Genesis represents the 400 years of Industrial and chattel slavery during the scientific and industrial Revolution and its many wars, enclosure acts, violation of treaties and agreements with the indigenous peoples, and the slavery of the soul of man to the false god of money, power and greed for material things.
This time is now up–Now is the time for the peoples of the world to be set free and redeemed by God for the prophesied time has come: and the souls are awakening on their couches of slumber, turning to God and His Plan–and toward no other.
We are happy to announce the publication of Victor Woods’ book: NOSTRADAMUS PROPHECY! at this time for a guidance to the nations and peoples of the world. It is available free as a pdf (see link below) and in full color hard copy. This book fully depicts the current scenario of the global crisis, the election dilemma of 2020, the “Trilaterist and Trump” Prophecy of Daniel Chapter 7, and the GOLDEN AGE of the KINGDOM of God promised to follow the prophesied catastrophes of plague, famine, disease, economic collapse, quarantine, and starvation that accompanies this current war over oil and religion.
The Days of the Covenant Nov. 26-28, 2020 begins the one year final countdown to the 100th anniversary of the activation of the sacred Will and Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Baha (The CHARTER of the KINGDOM, see World Order of Baha’u’llah, p. 144) on November 28, 2021. Nov. 28, 2020 to Nov. 28, 2021 is the final year to the Centenary of the Covenant.
The Baha’i Faith is a way of life. It is a way of life for independently minded spiritual people. It is an unorganized religion, that provides a social structure –through the power of the Covenant–for spiritual people to assemble, work together, and cooperate. Through worldwide global cooperation of the Oneness of Humanity–we can all transform this planet together into the garden paradise it is meant to be, with clean energy, clean air, clean water, and environmentally friendly high tech so we can communicate, travel and visit with one another.
The purpose in life to know and love God is fulfilled only in the acts of getting to know and love one another. This is why Christ gives these two as the greatest commandments: to love God above all else with all your heart, all your mind and all your soul, and to love your neighbor as yourself. John takes it so far as to say: ‘he who says he loves God whom he hasn’t seen, and hates his neighbor who he has seen, that man is a liar’ (1 Jn 4:20).
In getting to know one another, we get to know the diversity in God’s creation–because God created all human beings with the capacity to know and love God and therefore to know and love each other. In fact God made it so that we cannot really know and love God at all unless we are able to connect to know and love another as human beings first. This is usually the loving parents who care for the child from birth–who are the recipients of God’s love unto the baby–and these good parents have had good teachers too!!! Where did it all start?
The first human beings to break through the anamalistic survival barrier that prevents us all from associating more closely spiritually, are the First Teachers amongst us. The first teachers, are the first ones to reach out and proclaim the universal love of God found to be hidden within all things and then next (after they pointed it out) obviously manifested by all things that reflect the qualities and attributes of the One True Invisible God, the Great Spirit, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of Moses, Jesus and Muhammad, etc.
The greatest or purest reflection of the qualities and attributes of God (that appears to greater and lesser degrees in all things) is the HUMAN BEING.
The greatest or purest among Human Beings are the First Teachers (primordial educators) or the Manifestation of the qualities and attributes of God in its entire, whole and complete form. These are the Human Beings who are born with an innate relationship to The Creator of the Universe and everything in it, who are different than the rest of the people, such that God Himself speaks through them, in that they are born with special equipment, so to speak, (the holy spirit/logos/word) that enables them to receive the thought of God and give it in a revelation.
In getting to know and love Them, we come to know and love God. They teach that God teaches we should get to know one another and our very own selves in order to deeply come to know and love God and feel the great satisfaction of that reunion, relationship and spiritual bond and tie. Through knowing and loving these Great teachers who are human beings–they teach us in our relationship with them, how to be more human, more loving, more gentle, more kind, more compassionate, and more patient with ourselves and one another, and in so doing deepen us in our own patience in God.
These Teachers, teach the Oneness of Humanity. People they appeared to called this “religion.” Religion literally means to bind together or to join like a bundle of sticks.
All society, family, and civilization comes from the ties of love that bind us together in community and family–as first taught by these First teachers. When we do this under God, in God and thru God, we all become happy, because we love God, we trust wholly in God, and we love His Plan for us.This is what They taught us: to be happy with God, and through God and for the sake of God: to love one another.
That’s pretty basic, but it is true.
These natural bonds of affection that are innate to human beings cooperating together in their own species is then rarefied and spiritualized so we can cooperate lovingly in a high tech advanced scientific manner while retaining our spiritual and moral foundations in the goodness of God’s natural reality.
Thus “religions” created greater and greater common unities or communities until there were seven like the seven colors of the rainbow. ADAM–indigenous; MOSES–Judaism; KRISNA–Hinduism; ZOROASTER, Zoroastrianism; BUDDHA, Buddhism; JESUS, Christianity; MUHAMMAD, Islam.
Like the SEVEN COLORS, these seven vanish into the Clear Light of Baha’u’llah.
All colors are contained in the clear light.
The Baha’i Faith is not another world religion to add to these seven heavens that God gave. No. Instead it reveals the source of all as the one true invisible light itself. In that clear Light of God, we too, see clearly!
The Baha’i Faith is a way of life. It is the Way of the Oneness of Humanity. The Way of the Covenant. The good red road, etc. It is a way of life, where our eyes are opened up to God, and He reveals unto us what He will. “God created the Wish through itself, then He created the things through the Wish.”
“O HUMAN BEINGS! Surely We have created you from a male and a female, and made you tribes and families that you may know each other. Surely the noblest of you with Allah is the most dutiful of you. Surely Allah is Knowing, Aware.”(Qur’an, Al-Ḥujurāt)
In Service,
Neal Chase,
Guardian.
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LINKS:
Victor Woods’ NOSTRADAMUS PROPHECY!
The Most-Glorious Holy Qur’an
HARD-COPIES:

Ilm/Knowledge 11, 177B.E. (10/26/2020C.E.)

October 26th, 2020

The Holy Quran

INDICTMENT-2020

Baha’i Sabbath: Ilm 8, 177 B.E. (10/23/2020)

October 26th, 2020

“The whole of mankind is in the grip of manifold ills. Strive, therefore, to save its life through the wholesome medicine which the almighty hand of the unerring Physician hath prepared.”

Baha’u’llah, Gleanings XXXIV

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Prayer: Cement The Hearts Together. Revealed by Abdu’l-Baha’, Read by Dr. Leland Jensen

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Holy Day: Birth of the Bab, Ilm 5, 177 B.E. (10/20/2020)-Solar Calendar

October 20th, 2020

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ALL praise be to Thee, O my God, inasmuch as Thou hast adorned the world with the splendour of the dawn following the night wherein was born the One Who heralded the Manifestation of Thy transcendent sovereignty, the Dayspring of Thy divine Essence and the Revelation of Thy supreme Lordship. I beseech Thee, O Creator of the heavens and Fashioner of names, to graciously aid those who have sheltered beneath the shadow of Thine abounding mercy and have raised their voices amidst the peoples of the world for the glorification of Thy Name.

O my God! Thou beholdest the Lord of all mankind confined in His Most Great Prison, calling aloud Thy Name, gazing upon Thy face, proclaiming that which hath enraptured the denizens of Thy kingdoms of revelation and of creation. O my God! I behold Mine own Self captive in the hands of Thy servants, yet the light of Thy sovereignty and the revelations of Thine invincible power shine resplendent from His face, enabling all to know of a certainty that Thou art God, and that there is none other God but Thee. Neither can the power of the powerful frustrate Thee, nor the ascendancy of the rulers prevail against Thee. Thou doest whatsoever Thou willest by virtue of Thy sovereignty which encompasseth all created things, and ordainest that which Thou pleasest through the potency of Thy behest which pervadeth the entire creation.

I implore Thee by the glory of Thy Manifestation and by the power of Thy might, Thy sovereignty and Thine exaltation to render victorious those who have arisen to serve Thee, who have aided Thy Cause and humbled themselves before the splendour of the light of Thy face. Make them then, O my God, triumphant over Thine enemies and cause them to be steadfast in Thy service, that through them the evidences of Thy dominion may be established throughout Thy realms and the tokens of Thine indomitable power be manifested in Thy lands. Verily Thou art potent to do what Thou willest; no God is there but Thee, the Help in Peril, the Self-Subsisting.

This glorious Tablet hath been revealed on the Anniversary of the Birth [of the Báb] that thou mayest recite it in a spirit of humility and supplication and give thanks unto thy Lord, the All-Knowing, the All-Informed. Make thou every effort to render service unto God, that from thee may appear that which will immortalize thy memory in His glorious and exalted heaven.

Say: Glorified art Thou, O my God! I implore Thee by the Dawning-Place of Thy signs and by the Revealer of Thy clear tokens to grant that I may, under all conditions, hold fast the cord of Thy loving providence and cling tenaciously to the hem of Thy generosity. Reckon me then with those whom the changes and chances of the world have failed to deter from serving Thee and from bearing allegiance unto Thee, whom the onslaught of the people hath been powerless to hinder from magnifying Thy Name and celebrating Thy praise. Graciously assist me, O my Lord, to do whatever Thou lovest and desirest. Enable me then to fulfil that which will exalt Thy Name and will set ablaze the fire of Thy love.

Thou art, in truth, the Forgiving, the Bountiful.

Baha’u’lah, Tablets, Ch. 17: Excerpts From Other Tablets

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The Báb was a young merchant of the Pure Lineage. He was born in the year one thousand two hundred and thirty-five [A.H.] on the first day of Muharram, 1 and when after a few years His father Siyyid Muḥammad-Riḍá died, He was brought up in Shíráz in the arms of His maternal uncle Mírzá Siyyid ‘Alí the merchant. On attaining maturity He engaged in trade in Búshihr, first in partnership with His maternal uncle and afterwards independently. On account of what was observed in Him He was noted for godliness, devoutness, virtue, and piety, and was regarded in the sight of men as so characterized.

Abdu’l-Baha’, A Traveler’s Narrative, pg. 4

 

Mashiyyat 10, 177 Baha’i Era/October 6, 2020 Christian Era

October 6th, 2020

Baha’i Month: Mashiyyat (Will) 1, 177 B.E. (9/27/2020)

September 27th, 2020

The purpose of religion as revealed from the heaven of God’s holy Will is to establish unity and concord amongst the peoples of the world; make it not the cause of dissension and strife. The religion of God and His divine law are the most potent instruments and the surest of all means for the dawning of the light of unity amongst men. The progress of the world, the development of nations, the tranquillity of peoples, and the peace of all who dwell on earth are among the principles and ordinances of God. Religion bestoweth upon man the most precious of all gifts, offereth the cup of prosperity, imparteth eternal life, and showereth imperishable benefits upon mankind. It behoveth the chiefs and rulers of the world, and in particular the Trustees of God’s House of Justice, to endeavour to the utmost of their power to safeguard its position, promote its interests and exalt its station in the eyes of the world. In like manner it is incumbent upon them to enquire into the conditions of their subjects and to acquaint themselves with the affairs and activities of the divers communities in their dominions. We call upon the manifestations of the power of God—the sovereigns and rulers on earth—to bestir themselves and do all in their power that haply they may banish discord from this world and illumine it with the light of concord.

Baha’u’llah, The Ninth Ishraq (Splendor) from The Tablet of Ishraqat (Splendors)

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“Whatsoever Is Possible Of Accomplishment In Human Government Will Be Effected Through These Principles.”

Baha’u’llah-Quoted by Abdu’l-Baha’ in Foundations of World Unity, subsection “The Spirit of Justice”

Baha’i Sabbath: Izzat 18, 177 B.E. (9/25/2020)

September 26th, 2020

25 September 1912

Talk by Abdu’l-Baha’ at Second Divine Science Church
3929 West Thirty-eighth Avenue, Denver, Colorado

In the Orient I was informed of the lofty purposes and wonderful attainments of the American people. When I arrived in this country, I realized that American ideals are indeed most praiseworthy and that the people here are lovers of truth. They investigate reality, and there is no trace of fanaticism among them. Today the nations of the world are on the verge of war, influenced and impelled by prejudices of ignorance and racial fanaticism. Praise be to God! You are free from such prejudice, for you believe in the oneness and solidarity of the world of humanity. There is no doubt that the divine confirmations will uphold you.

One of the forms of prejudice which afflict the world of mankind is religious bigotry and fanaticism. When this hatred burns in human hearts, it becomes the cause of revolution, destruction, abasement of humankind and deprivation of the mercy of God. For the holy Manifestations and divine Founders of religion Themselves were completely unified in love and agreement, whereas Their followers are characterized by bitter antagonism and attitudes of hostility toward each other. God has desired for mankind the effulgence of love, but through blindness and misapprehension man has enveloped himself in veils of discord, strife and hatred. The supreme need of humanity is cooperation and reciprocity. The stronger the ties of fellowship and solidarity amongst men, the greater will be the power of constructiveness and accomplishment in all the planes of human activity. Without cooperation and reciprocal attitude the individual member of human society remains self-centered, uninspired by altruistic purposes, limited and solitary in development like the animal and plant organisms of the lower kingdoms. The lower creatures are not in need of cooperation and reciprocity. A tree can live solitary and alone, but this is impossible for man without retrogression. Therefore, every cooperative attitude and activity of human life is praiseworthy and foreintended by the will of God. The first expression of cooperation is family relationship, which is unreliable and uncertain in its potency, for it is subject to separation and does not permanently cement together the individual members of humanity. There is also a cooperation and oneness in nativity or race which is likewise not efficient, for although its members may agree in general, they differ radically in personal and particular points of view. Racial association, therefore, will not ensure the requirements of divine relationship. There are other means in the human world by which physical association is established, but these fail to weld together the hearts and spirits of men and are correspondingly inefficient. Therefore, it is evident that God has destined and intended religion to be the cause and means of cooperative effort and accomplishment among mankind. To this end He has sent the Prophets of God, the holy Manifestations of the Word, in order that the fundamental reality and religion of God may prove to be the bond of human unity, for the divine religions revealed by these holy Messengers have one and the same foundation. All will admit, therefore, that the divine religions are intended to be the means of true human cooperation, that they are united in the purpose of making humanity one family, for they rest upon the universal foundation of love, and love is the first effulgence of Divinity.

Each one of the divine religions has established two kinds of ordinances: the essential and the accidental. The essential ordinances rest upon the firm, unchanging, eternal foundations of the Word itself. They concern spiritualities, seek to stabilize morals, awaken intuitive susceptibilities, reveal the knowledge of God and inculcate the love of all mankind. The accidental laws concern the administration of outer human actions and relations, establishing rules and regulations requisite for the world of bodies and their control. These are ever subject to change and supersedure according to exigencies of time, place and condition. For example, during the time of Moses, ten commandments concerning the punishment of murder were revealed in His Book. Divorce was sanctioned and polygamy allowable to a certain extent. If a man committed theft, his hand was cut off. This was drastic law and severe punishment applicable to the time of Moses. But when the time of Christ came, minds had developed, realizations were keener and spiritual perceptions had advanced so that certain laws concerning murder, plurality of wives and divorce were abrogated. But the essential ordinances of the Mosaic dispensation remained unchanged. These were the fundamental realities of the knowledge of God and the holy Manifestations, the purification of morals, the awakening of spiritual susceptibilities—eternal principles in which there is no change or transformation. Briefly, the foundation of the divine religions is one eternal foundation, but the laws for temporary conditions and exigencies are subject to change. Therefore, by adherence to these temporary laws, blindly following and imitating ancestral forms, difference and divergence have arisen among followers of the various religions, resulting in disunion, strife and hatred. Blind imitations and dogmatic observances are conducive to alienation and disagreement; they lead to bloodshed and destruction of the foundations of humanity. Therefore, the religionists of the world must lay aside these imitations and investigate the essential foundation or reality itself, which is not subject to change or transformation. This is the divine means of agreement and unification.

The purpose of all the divine religions is the establishment of the bonds of love and fellowship among men, and the heavenly phenomena of the revealed Word of God are intended to be a source of knowledge and illumination to humanity. So long as man persists in his adherence to ancestral forms and imitation of obsolete ceremonials, denying higher revelations of the divine light in the world, strife and contention will destroy the purpose of religion and make love and fellowship impossible. Each of the holy Manifestations announced the glad tidings of His successor, and each One confirmed the message of His predecessor. Therefore, inasmuch as They were agreed and united in purpose and teaching, it is incumbent upon Their followers to be likewise unified in love and spiritual fellowship. In no other way will discord and alienation disappear and the oneness of the world of humanity be established.

After we have proved the validity of the Manifestations of the Word of God by investigating the divine teachings, we must discover for a certainty whether They have been real Educators of mankind. Among the revelators of the law of God was Moses. When He appeared, all the contemporaneous nations rejected Him. Notwithstanding this, single and alone He promulgated the divine teachings and liberated a nation from the lowest condition of degradation and bondage. The people of Israel were ignorant, lowly, debased in morals—a race of slaves under burdensome oppression. Moses led them out of captivity and brought them to the Holy Land. He educated and disciplined them, established among them the foundations of material and divine civilization. Through the education of Moses these ignorant people attained an advanced degree of power and prestige, culminating in the glory of the reign of Solomon. From the abyss of bereavement and slavery they were uplifted to the highest plane of progress and civilized nationhood. It is evident, therefore, that Moses was an Educator and Teacher. The purpose and mission of the holy, divine Messengers is the training and advancement of humanity, the cultivation of divine fruits in the gardens of human hearts, the reflection of heavenly effulgence in the mirrors of human souls, the quickening of mental capacity and the increase of spiritual susceptibilities. When these results and outcomes are witnessed in mankind, the function and mission of the Manifestations are unmistakable. Christ, single and alone, without schooling or outward education and trained to labor in the shop of a carpenter, appeared in the world at the time when the Jewish nation was in the greatest abasement. This radiant Youth, without wealth, power of armies or prestige, rescued the Jews who believed on Him from tyranny and degradation and lifted them to the highest plane of development and glory. Peter, His disciple, was a fisherman. Through the power of Christ he shed light upon all the horizons of the world. Furthermore, various people of the Greek, Roman, Egyptian and Assyrian nations were brought together in unity and agreement; where warfare and bloodshed had existed, humility and love were manifest, and the foundations of divine religion were established, never to be destroyed. This proves that Christ was a heavenly Teacher and Educator of the world of humanity, for such evidences are historical and irrefutable, not based upon tradition and circumstantial report. The power of His Word in cementing these nations together is as clear and evident as the sun at midday. There is no need of further demonstration.

The proof of the validity of a Manifestation of God is the penetration and potency of His Word, the cultivation of heavenly attributes in the hearts and lives of His followers and the bestowal of divine education upon the world of humanity. This is absolute proof. The world is a school in which there must be Teachers of the Word of God. The evidence of the ability of these Teachers is efficient education of the graduating classes.

In the early part of the nineteenth century the horizon of Persia was shrouded in great darkness and ignorance. The people of that country were in a condition of barbarism. Hatred and bigotry prevailed among the various religions; bloodshed and hostility were frequent among sects and denominations of belief. There were no evidences of affiliation and unity; violent prejudice and antagonism ruled the hearts of men. At such a time as this Bahá’u’lláh proclaimed the first principle of His mission and teaching—the oneness of the world of humanity. His second announcement was the investigation of reality; the third was the oneness of the foundations of the divine religions. Through spiritual education He led the people out of darkness and ignorance into the clear light of truth, illuminated their hearts with the splendor of knowledge, laid a true and universal basis for religious teachings, cultivated the virtues of humanity, conferred spiritual susceptibilities, awakened inner perceptions and changed the dishonor of prejudiced souls to the highest degree of honor and capacity. Today in Persia and the Orient you will find the followers of Bahá’u’lláh united in the closest ties of fellowship and love. They have abandoned religious prejudices and have become as one family. When you enter their meetings, you will find Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, Zoroastrians, Jews and representatives of other beliefs present, all conjoined in a wonderful unity without a trace of bigotry or fanaticism, and the light of the oneness of the world of humanity reflected in their faces. Day by day they are advancing, manifesting greater and still greater love for each other. Their faith is fixed upon the unification of mankind, and their highest purpose is the oneness of religious belief. They proclaim to all humanity the sheltering mercy and infinite grace of God. They teach the reconciliation of religion with science and reason. They show forth in words and deeds the reality of love for all mankind as the servants of one God and the recipients of His universal bounty. These are their thoughts, their beliefs, their guiding principles, their religion. No trace of religious, racial, patriotic or political prejudice can be found among them, for they are real servants of God and obedient to His will and command.

My highest hope and desire is that the strongest and most indissoluble bond shall be established between the American nation and the people of the Orient. This is my prayer to God. May the day come when through divine and spiritual activity in the human world the religions shall be reconciled and all races of mankind come together in unity and love. Fifty years ago Bahá’u’lláh proclaimed the peace of the nations and oneness of the divine religions, addressing His words to all the kings and rulers of the world in specific Tablets. Therefore, my supreme desire is the unity of the East and West, universal peace and the oneness of the world of humanity.

Abdu’l-Baha’-The Promulgation of Universal Peace

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“Whatsoever Is Possible Of Accomplishment In Human Government Will Be Effected Through These Principles.”

Baha’u’llah-Quoted by Abdu’l-Baha’ in Foundations of World Unity, subsection “The Spirit of Justice”