12 principles of baha'i faith

warn the unaware, show compassion to the enemies, and love the foes,”. Baha’i Principles. “Bahā’u’llāh’s first principle is the seeking of the truth. These are the fundamental principles of progress, civilization, international peace and … Reference: `Abdu’l-Bahā, Khaṭābāt (Egypt), vol. 430–431. Free Your Minds from the Superstitions of the Past. Likewise, look at man. . Reference: Bahā’u’llāh, Ad`iyyih-i ḥaḍrat-i maḥbūb (Egypt: Published by Faraj-Allāh Dhakī al-Kurdī, 1339 AH), pp. Refernce: Bahā’u’llāh, The Hidden Words of Bahā’u’llāh (US Bahā’ī Publishing Trust, 1985 [reprint]), p. 25. Thus, if a very knowledgeable scholar pauses and hesitates about acknowledging Baha’ism, he is considered among the most ignorant of the people. It is the best translation from the original made into any Eastern language. Reference:`Abdu’l-Bahā, Makātīb (Egypt), vol. Reference: `Abdu’l-Bahā, Bahā’ī World Faith—Selected Writings of Bahā’u’llāh and `Abdu’l-Bahā (`Abdu’l-Bahā’s Section Only), pp. Reference: `Abd a l-Ḥamīd Ishrāq Khāwarī, Mā’idiy-i āsimānī (Tehran: Mu’assisiyi Millī Maṭbū`āt Amrī, 129 Badī`), vol. These are the fundamental principles of progress, 30, verse 2 (Sacred Books of the East [American Edition, 1898], http://avesta.org/yasna/yasna.htm#y30). “Shun any man in whom you perceive enmity for this Servant, though he may appear in the garb of piety of the former and later people, or may arise to the worship of the two worlds,”. 119 -120. `Abdu’l-Bahā: One must not label people as being ignorant. “Thus, O inhabitants of my orchard, protect yourselves from the wicked poisonous breath and void breeze which is socializing with the polytheists (deniers of Baha’ism) and the unaware (ghāfil),”. Other forms of this act can be seen in deleting or changing problematic subjects in new editions of books. It does not accept plurality or division . This Revelation is summed up in 12 basic principles, each represented by a stone in the book of Revelation. Reference: Bahā’u’llāh, Gleanings from the Writings of Bahā’u’llāh, p. 95. Courtesy: Twelve Principles – A Comprehensive Investigation on the Bahai Teachings. “And does your excellency believe this?” He replied promptly, “Yes.” “And do you accept the Christ as your Saviour?” He said, “Yes.” “And do you believe that Jesus the Christ will come again and judge the world?” He said, “Yes.”, I then drew a little nearer to him and said: “My dear friend, I am more than sixty-eight years of age, and you are almost as old, and soon we shall stand together before the judgment seat of Christ. (Rev. spiritual sicknesses, imperfections and vices will surround him, Reference: `Abdu’l-Bahā, Khaṭābāt (Tehran), vol. 3) Are these principles, reasonable and logical? In the Torah, the Holy Book of the Jews, we read: Thus saith Jehovah, stand ye in the ways and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way; and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. Universal House of Justice so we can recognize the true UHJ from fakes, frauds, and imitations. Reference: `Abdu’l-Bahā, Makātīb (Tehran: Mu’assisiyi Millī Maṭbū`āt Amrī, 134 B. “When humans attain the rank of [religious] maturity they must investigate . . "Let us consider them in this light." Holy City, the New Jerusalem, rests (the Kingdom of God on Earth remedies are the knowledge and love of God, severance from all else “Man must seek the truth and set aside imitations. This examination and inquiry will result in their guidance . Reference: Quran (Sahih International), 39:17-18. Shoghi, and subsequently the UHJ, have shunned many people because they deemed their words or actions inappropriate, even when they were based on the truth. 35–36. Bahā’u’llāh claims that one’s reason and knowledge are invalid unless one becomes a Baha’i. In the books of the Zoroastrians, the Jews, the Christians, and Muslims, people are invited to seek and accept the truth and are forbidden from blind imitations. Bahá’u’lláh prohibits the kissing of hands and, in His Tablets, He also condemns such practices as prostrating oneself before another person and other forms of behaviour that abase one individual in relation to another. He replied: “Professor Browne has not comprehended our views. . Reference:`Abdu’l-Bahā, Makātīb (Egypt), vol. I remarked that it was a great comfort that the Bible was so well translated into Arabic, and had been so widely distributed, and that since 1865, when Dr. Van Dyke completed the translation of the whole Bible, our Press had issued more than six hundred thousand copies, and this year would issue from thirty thousand to fifty thousand copies. For Bahā’ullāh, nearly 20,000 unique works have been identified. 5:21–22. That Department notes that the collection and collation of the Sacred Writings is an ongoing process, and the numbers are continually being revised. The nations of the world each have their own imitations and each are different. He heard us and then heard our enemies [the Azalis], and wrote down the views of all. He also claims that, in contrast to previous revelations in which people could not understand some of the laws brought forth, in Baha’ism everything is quite clear, and whoever denies its revelations completely lacks reason: “No one has denied or will deny what has been revealed by the Ancient Pen (meaning himself) in this Most Great Manifestation regarding society, unity, manners, rites, and being occupied with what has benefits for the people, except that he completely lacks reason.”. `Abdu’l-Bahā: A person who is fair, will investigate and do research to seek the truth. . Religion is Progressive, All having a Common Foundation, 5. 8, p. 39. the divine prescription and real cure for the disorders which afflict The importance of family and the education of children. “Bahā’u’llāh’s first principle is the seeking of the truth. of humanity; otherwise, selfish disorders, intellectual maladies, 7, p. 160. Should We Investigate or Accept without Any Questions? How often hath grievous error been disguised in the garb of truth, that it might sow the seeds of doubt in the hearts of men!”. Reference: `Abd al-Ḥamīd Ishrāq Khāwarī, Payām-i malakūt, p.17 (citing `Abdu’l-Bahā’). 228. That which is propagated in Baha’i teachings as seeking the truth—which the Baha’i’s pride themselves in having discovered—is in reality an innate principle that has come in the books of different religions and can clearly be seen in the works of different philosophers. The UHJ simply does not want the public to have access to these files. Reference: `Abdu’l-Bahā, The Promulgation of Universal Peace, p. 454. Once someone embraces the faith, he must stop using his reason. But the Trinity is a doctrine above human comprehension, and yet it can be understood.”, He then asked me: “Did Christ understand the Trine personality of the Deity, i.e., the Trinity?.”, “Then,” said he, “it is understandable, yet we cannot understand it.”, I replied, “There are many things in nature which we believe and yet cannot understand.” I told him the story of the old man who overheard a young man exclaim to a crowd of his companions, “I will never believe what I cannot understand.” The old man said to him, “Do you see those animals in the field—the cattle eating grassl and it turns into hair on their backs; sheep eating the same grass, and it turns into wool; and swine eating it, and it becomes bristles on their backs; do you believe this?” The youth said, “Yes.” “Do you understand it?” “No.” “Then,” said the old man, “never say you will not believe what you do not understand.”, The Effendi remarked: “Yes, that is like a similar remark made once by a Persian to the famous Zamakhshari, ‘I cannot understand this doctrine of God’s Unity and Eternity, and I will not believe it.’ Zamakhshari replied, ‘Do you understand the watery secretions of your own body?’ ‘No.’ ‘But you believe they exist? Nay, each must see with his own eyes, hear with his own ears and investigate the truth himself in order that he may follow the truth instead of blind acquiescence and imitation of ancestral beliefs.”. Reference:`Abdu’l-Bahā, Bahā’ī World Faith—Selected Writings of Bahā’u’llāh and `Abdu’l-Bahā (`Abdu’l-Bahā’s Section Only), p. 431. 628. But books by well-meaning yet unenlightened enemies of the Cause can be read so as to refute their charges.”. The imitations have caused war and conflict, and as long as these imitations remain, the unity of the human world is not possible. For example, the followers of Moses believe that their imitations are correct and the imitations of others are invalid. Should ye condemn the arsonist and the murderer to life imprisonment, it would be permissible according to the provisions of the Book. Bahā’u’llāh: Do not utter profanities at any one and do not make anyone upset. The US NSA admitted lately that she was a registered Baha’i. Reference: Avesta, Translated by L. H. Mills, vol. She was a follower of the Baha’i Faith. Did the leaders of Baha’ism try to spread, seek, and accept the truth, or did they—and do they still—try to hide and deny it? So I took up another question. “The divine principles in this luminous era are such that one must not insult anyone,”. 63–91: http://bahai-library.com/momen_smith_developments_1957-1988 (retrieved 28/2/2014). But his followers managed to get his *complete* collected works not only published but also translated, not long after his death. If Investigating the Truth Means You Have to Question the Official Baha’is Stance on a Subject You Will Be Shunned. For instance, in the fifth edition of Aḥmad Yazdānī’s Nazar-i ijmālī dar diyanat-i Bahā’ī that was published by the Baha’i Publishing Trust of Iran in 129 B., distortions can be seen on pages 31 and 105 that speak about the institution responsible for resolving differences amongst Baha’is and also the recipient of Ḥuqūq Allah. It is one truth, it is one spirit, it is one light, and it does not have a multitude. Reference: `Abdu’l-Bahā, Khaṭābāt (Egypt), vol.1, p. 189. 138–139. It is estimated that approximately ten per cent of the documents described above are in photocopied form. Thanks to the internet, they cannot do this now, it is very difficult to hide things these days. The earth will be cleansed from the filth of the deniers of Baha’ism and Bahā’u’llāh’s followers will be feared by the people. Reference: Helen Bassett Hornby, Lights of Guidance: A Bahā’ī Reference File (New Delhi: Bahā’ī Publishing Trust, 1983), chap. ““Exile and imprisonment are decreed for the thief, and, on the third offence, place ye a mark upon his brow so that, thus identified, he may not be accepted in the cities of God and His countries,”. Rather, one must view everyone from a respectful perspective and must speak and argue from the viewpoint of seeking the truth. Reference: Bahā’u’llāh, Muntakhabātī az āthār Ḥaḍrat Bahā’u’llāh, p. 127. they say: ‘We will go and see, and we will investigate the truth,’”. These pilgrims are attracted by the rumor of spiritual fruits in Haifa just under the Carmel of Elijah, but they may find to their sorrow that there is no more true nourishment in them than in Elijah’s watermelons. Any form of indirect investigation is also discouraged. Reference:`Abdu’l-Bahā, Khaṭābāt (Tehran), vol. . If a Baha’i wants to research his or her religion, there are three sources from which he or she can seek knowledge: First, former Baha’is who have denounced their faith or been shunned and labeled as covenant breakers. He expressed his approval of the total abstinence principle and his gratification that there is a temperance reading-room in Beirut. `Abdu’l-Bahā: Why are the communities engaged in shunning people?! Bahā’u’llāh: Whoever denies Baha’ism or is Baha’u’llah’s enemy, is a bastard who will go to hell. `Abdu’l-Bahā: Bahā’u’llāh’s first principle is investigating the truth. . Nevertheless, these writings are extensively used by Baha’is in their preaching’s and proselytizing materials. 5, p. 170. “No pleasure has been created in the world greater than listening to the verses [brought by Bahā’u’llāh] and understanding their meanings and not objecting to or questioning any of the words and comparing them with the words of others.”, How the Truth About Baha’ism is Investigated. “Oh you donkeys! "Hands may be black, white, yellow or brown, but the hue of the heart is one." Captain Wells, a United States chaplain from the Philippines, who was a strong temperance advocate, and had made a report to President McKinley urging the prohibition of the use of liquor in the United States army. Why should a specific group of people be deprived of the right of learning and embracing the truth? Investigating the Truth a Crime for Israeli Citizens. The integration of service and worship in Bahá’í community life. 21:19, 20). The foundation of the divine religions is one. 6, verse 16 (American Standard Version). Glory. Reference: Bahā’u’llāh, Ad`iyyih-i ḥaḍrat-i maḥbūb, pp. . attack these unjust foxes and like a high soaring eagle drive away these hateful ravens from this field,”. He taught that there is only one God, that all the world's religions represent one changeless and eternal Faith of God, and that all humanity is one race, destined to live in peace and harmony. For instance if someone opposes the guardian, they must be shunned and no excuse must be accepted from them. Reference: `Abdu’l-Bahā, The Will and Testament of `Abdu’l-Bahā (US Bahā’ī Publishing Trust, 1990), p. 12. This thought will result in arrogance, and arrogance causes a lack of effectiveness; instead, one must not see any merit in himself and must speak with the maximum extent of kindness, humility, and humbleness. Reference: `Abd al-Ḥamīd Ishrāq Khāwarī, Payām-i malakūt, p.11 (citing Bahā’u’llāh). ‘Become blind’ means [see] nothing but my beauty and ‘become deaf’ means [hear] nothing but my words and ‘become ignorant’ means [have no knowledge] but my knowledge, so that with a pure eye and clean heart and fine ear you come to my sanctified realm.”. : n.p., n.d.), p. 168. He replied : “When I come to Beirut, I shall do myself the honor of calling upon you.”. Reference: Bahā’u’llāh, Iqtidārāt wa chand lauḥ dīgar, p. 168. His declarations of belief in the Trinity and redemption through the Christ must be interpreted in the light of Sufist pantheism and of his belief in a succession of incarnations, of which his followers regard him as the last and greatest. Baha’i missionaries would convert people from undeveloped countries who lacked the tools and means of investigating the truth to Baha’ism. 18.Kas.2014 - ‎ 12 principles of Baha'i faith - تعالیم ۱۲ گانه دیانت بهائی More information Find this Pin and more on God Is One All Religions Are One by Sam Salehi . If the UHJ had the slightest intention of distributing these writings, they could have easily placed the database on an internet server, or distributed it as a DVD. I said : “The Christ promised to send the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete. 64, p. 276. The global Baha’i community is not just a group of well-meaning people. The same difficulty exists,” he continued, “in translating the Quran into another language.”. They are ecstatic from the smell of garbage like dung beetles and not from the scent of a flower of gardens. The book investigates the twelve Baha'i principles and teachings. 3,p. In Baha’ism, it is taught that every person must choose their beliefs after reaching the age of religious maturity (“A question [was asked] about the age of religious maturity; answer: maturity is in the fifteenth year and both men and women are the same regarding this matter,” `Abd a l-Ḥamīd Ishrāq Khāwarī, Ganjīniy-i ḥudūd wa aḥkām, 3rd ed. (`Abdu'l-Baha: Paris Talks*, Page: 22), These Holy Words and teachings are the remedy for the body politic, To investigate the truth about anything, we must first obtain knowledge about it then use our reason to reach a verdict and conclusion. Reference:`Abdu’l-Bahā, Makātīb, vol. . Reference: Bahā’u’llāh, The Kitābi Aqdas, pp. For ‘Abdu’l-Bahā, over 30,000 unique works have been identified. He had also forged and distorted a number of Islamic narrations to falsely prove that the Bāb was the Mahdi of Islam. Reference: `Abd al-Ḥamīd Ishrāq Khāwarī, Payām-i malakūt, p. 11 (citing Bahā’u’llāh). The essence of the Baha’i Faith is the oneness of mankind and it is based on twelve basic principles. They are bats of darkness not the searchlights of clear horizons. “One thing remains to be said: it is that the communities are day and night occupied in making penal laws, and in preparing and organizing instruments and means of punishment. Twelve Principles of the Baha’i Faith The following 12 principles are frequently listed as a quick summary of the Baha’i teachings. He at once rejoined: “Very true. This law is not limited to those that oppose or protest the Guardian. These imitations have caused war and killings. The Bahā’ī Cause will be promulgated in all parts and the oneness of mankind established. . Fear God and be pious. Search for: Kissing of hands in Baha’i Faith. According to Professor Cole, the resources to distribute these works are available but the UHJ is deliberately diverting them elsewhere. Are Non-Baha’is Ignorant and without Reason? He said : “Yes, I do; I believe in the Trinity. They all established and spread the truth. For your information, the people in Israel have access to factual information about the Faith, its history and general principles. They have simply decided to expend their resources on other things. Now I want to ask you a very plain question, I have seen in an American paper [the “Literary Digest”] a statement that an American woman, evidently of sincere character, had stated that she came to Haifa and visited you, and that when she entered your room she felt that she was in the very presence of the Son of God, the Christ, and that she held out her arms, crying, ‘My Lord, my Lord’ and rushed to you, kneeling at your blessed feet, sobbing like a child. Must fully understand the genius of both languages and grasp the inner Spiritual meaning succeeding his father threw. Every form of evil Equality ’ is to feed on ashes not taught to Israelis abroad they. 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