The Bahai Revelation and Reconstruction: A General Brief Treatise Upon the History and the Spiritual, Social and Economic Principles of the Religious Movement, with Special Regard to the Application of These Principles To, and There [!] Influence On, the Coming Peace of Nations and the Tranquillity and Welfare of Humanity

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Bahai Publishing Society, 1919 - Bahai Faith - 88 pages
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Page 69 - Is not this that which Christ foretold? . . . Yet do we see your kings and rulers lavishing their treasures more freely on means for the destruction of the human race than on that which would conduce to the happiness of mankind . . . These strifes and this bloodshed and discord must cease, and all men be as one kindred and one family .... Let not a man glory in this, that he loves his country ; let him rather glory in this, that he loves his kind . . . ." Such, so far as I can recall them, were the...
Page 69 - That all nations should become one in faith and all men as brothers; that the bonds of affection and unity between the sons of men should be strengthened; that diversity of religion should cease, and differences of race be annulled — what harm is there in this? Yet so it shall be; these fruitless strifes, thee ruinous wars shall pass away, and the 'Most Great Peace' shall come . . . Do not you in Europe need this also?
Page 39 - The gift of God to this enlightened age is the knowledge of the oneness of mankind and of the fundamental oneness of religion. War shall cease between nations, and by the will of God the Most Great Peace shall come; the world will be seen as a new world, and all men will live as brothers.
Page 69 - We desire but the good of the world and the happiness of the nations; yet they deem us a stirrer-up of strife and sedition worthy of bondage and banishment. . . . That all nations should become one in faith and all men as brothers; that the bonds of affection and unity between the sons of men should be strengthened; that diversity of religion should cease, and differences of race be annulled — what harm is there in this?
Page 44 - The Bahai Movement is not an organization. You can never organize the Bahai Cause. The Bahai Movement is the spirit of this age. It is the essence of all the highest ideals of this century. The Bahai Cause is an inclusive movement; the teachings of all...
Page 78 - ... problem has been thoroughly solved in the teachings of Baha'o'llah. Certain regulations are revealed which insure the welfare and well being of all humanity. Just as the rich man enjoys his rest and his pleasures surrounded by luxuries, the poor man must likewise have a home, be provided with sustenance, and not be in want. . . Until this is effected happiness is impossible. All are equal in the estimation of God ; their rights are one and there is no distinction for any soul ; all are protected...
Page 47 - All mankind should partake of both knowledge and education, and this partaking of knowledge and of education is one of the necessities of religion. The education of each child is obligatory. If there are no parents, the community must look after the child.
Page 73 - All the agreements and the affairs of state, and the arrangements between the various governments, should be propounded and settled in due form. The size of the armaments for each government should likewise be definitely agreed upon; because, if in the case of any state there were to be an increase in the preparation for war, it would be a cause of alarm to the other states. At any rate, the...
Page 72 - Yea, the true civilization will raise its banner in the center of the world, when some noble kings of high ambitions, the bright suns of the world of humanitarian enthusiasm, shall, for the good and happiness of all the human race, step forth with firm resolution and keen...
Page 71 - About fifty years ago in the Book of Aqdas, Baha'u'llah commanded people to establish universal peace and summoned all the nations to the divine banquet of international arbitration...

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