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A worldin travail - understanding & responding to the events of our time

Discussion in 'Baha'i Faith DIR' started by Tony Bristow-Stagg, Jun 13, 2020.

  1. Tony Bristow-Stagg

    Tony Bristow-Stagg One Planet One People Please
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    The following book has been put together from the Baha'i writings, the quotes show us what the world is now going through, and what is to come.

    It is posted here for any people that would like to discover the solutions to the Crisis faced in this age.

    If you have any questions, please ask and will be happy to try to find an answer in the ocean of God's words now available in this world.

    Regards Tony

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    A quote taken from the compilation:

    5.4 "..It is quite natural for anyone, observing the present state of the world, to feel very depressed and apprehensive of the future. Any intelligent person must be wondering what you are wondering. It is indeed hard to see what lies ahead of us in the near future—but we, as Bahá’ís, unlike most people, have absolute assurance that the distant future is serene and bright. We do not know if there will be another Great War; what we do know is this: that unless people become spiritually awakened in time, great suffering, maybe in the form of war, will come upon them, for humanity must be unified, must be redeemed. If men refuse absolutely to take the easier road of faith, of seeking out God’s Manifestation for this age and accepting Him, then they will bring upon themselves a fresh crisis in human affairs and very great affliction..."

    I see that prediction is unfolding with a rapidly decaying Old World Order. I also see many are not ready to accept this.

    Such is the quandary we face in this life.

    All the best to all people, Regards Tony
     
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    Then there is the promise that will unfold:

    5.6 " National rivalries, hatreds and intrigues will cease, and racial animosity and prejudice will be replaced by racial amity, understanding and co-operation. The causes of religious strife will be permanently removed, economic barriers and restrictions will be completely abolished, and the inordinate distinction between classes will be obliterated. Destitution on the one hand, and gross accumulation of ownership on the other, will disappear. The enormous energy dissipated and wasted on war, whether economic or political, will be consecrated to such ends as will extend the range of human inventions and technical development, to the increase of the productivity of mankind, to the extermination of disease, to the extension of scientific research, to the raising of the standard of physical health, to the sharpening and refinement of the human brain, to the exploitation of the unused and unsuspected resources of the planet, to the prolongation of human life, and to the furtherance of any other agency that can stimulate the intellectual, the moral, and spiritual life of the entire human race.A world federal system, ruling the whole earth and exercising unchallengeable authority over its unimaginably vast resources, blending and embodying the ideals of both the East and the West, liberated from the curse of war and its miseries, and bent on the exploitation of all the available sources of energy on the surface of the planet, a system in which Force is made the servant of Justice, 21whose life is sustained by its universal recognition of one God and by its allegiance to one common Revelation—such is the goal towards which humanity, impelled by the unifying forces of life, is moving." (Introduction, The Proclamation of Bahá’u’lláh, pp. xii-x)
     
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    I see the move back to a more Nationalistic mindset, a great danger for the world as the opposite must happen.

    6.10 "In the spiritual development of man a stage of purgation is indispensable, for it is while passing through it that the over-rated material needs are made to appear in their proper light. Unless society learns to attribute more importance to spiritual matters, it would never be fit to enter the golden era foretold by Bahá’u’lláh. The present calamities are parts of this process of purgation, through them alone will man learn his lesson. They are to teach the nations, that they have to view things internationally, they are to make the individual attribute more importance to his moral, than his material welfare." From a letter on behalf of Shoghi Effendi, Lights of Guidance, pp. 133–1
     
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