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Twin Holy Days: The Birth of The Bab & The Birth of Baha’u’llah: Kalimat/Words 18 & 19, 179 B.E. ( Sunset 7/29/2022 through Sunset 7/31/2022)

Friday, July 29th, 2022

For Baha’is, the the first two days of Muharram on the Islamic Calendar, are Holy as they are the Days of the Birth of the Bab and Baha’u’llah as they happened according to the Lunar Calendar of the Islamic Faith.

The Bab’s birthday was on the first day of the month of Muharram and Baha’u’llah’s birthday on the second day of the same month although they were born two years apart, the Bab in 1819 and Baha’u’llah in 1817.

Baha’is are also free to comemmorate these Holy Days on their dates as marked on the Solar Calendar which fall on October 20 for The Bab and November 12 for Baha’u’llah.






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

But as to Him Who appeared in the year sixty, He standeth in need of neither transformation nor interpretation, for His name was Muḥammad, and He was a descendent of the Imáms of the Faith. Thus it can be truly said of Him that He was the son of Ḥasan, as is undoubtedly clear and evident unto thine eminence. Nay, He it is Who fashioned that name and created it for Himself, were ye to observe with the eye of God.

Baha’u’llah, Gems of Divine Mysteries (excerpts)


The Báb, the Lord, the most exalted — may the life of all be a sacrifice unto Him, — hath specifically revealed an Epistle unto the divines of every city, wherein He hath fully set forth the character of the denial and repudiation of each of them.  “Wherefore, take ye good heed ye who are men of insight!  By His references to their opposition He intended to invalidate the objections which the people of the Bayán might raise in the day of the manifestation ofMustagháth, the day of the Latter Resurrection, claiming that, whereas in the Dispensation of the Bayán a number of divines have embraced the Faith, in this latter Revelation none of these hath recognized His claim.  His purpose was to warn the people lest, God forbid, they cling to such foolish thoughts and deprive themselves of the divine Beauty.  Yea, these divines to whom We have referred, were mostly unrenowned, and, by the grace of God they were all purged of earthly vanities and free from the trappings of leadership. Such is the bounty of God; to whom He will He giveth it.

Baha’u’llah, Kitab-i-Iqan, pt.2






For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.

Isaiah 9:6-7


And BAHA’U’LLAH shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see Him together: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.

Isaiah 40:5


Arise, shine; for thy BAHA is come, and BAHA’U’LLAH is risen upon thee.

For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his BAHA shall be seen upon thee.

And the Gentiles shall come to thy BAHA, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.

Isaiah 60:1-3


Praise be to Him through Whose splendours [Ishraqat] the earth and the heavens are aglow, through Whose fragrant breathings the gardens of holiness that adorn the hearts of the chosen are trembling for joy, to Him Who hath shed His light [BAHA] and brightened the face of the firmament. Verily there appeared luminous and sparkling stars, glittering, shining out, and casting forth their rays upon the supreme horizon. They derived their grace and brilliance from the bounties of the ABHA Realm, then, stars of guidance, they poured down their lights upon this earth.

Praise be to Him Who hath fashioned this new era, this age of majesty, even as an unfolding pageant where the realities of all things can be exposed to view. Now are clouds of bounty raining down and the gifts of the loving Lord are clearly manifest; for both the seen and the unseen worlds have been illumined, and the Promised One hath come to earth and the beauty of the Adored One hath shone forth.

Salutations, blessings, and welcome to that Universal Reality, that Perfect Word, that Manifest Book, that Splendor [BAHA] which hath dawned in the highest heaven, that Guide of all nations, that Light [BAHA] of the world–the billowing ocean of Whose abounding grace hath flooded all creation, in such wise that the waves thereof have cast upon the sands of this visible world their shining pearls. Now hath the Truth appeared, and falsehood fled away; now hath the day dawned and jubilation taken over, wherefore men’s souls are sanctified, their spirits purged, their hearts rejoiced, their minds purified, their secret thoughts made wholesome, their consciences washed clean, their inmost selves made holy: for the Day of Resurrection hath come to pass, and the bestowals of thy Lord, the Forgiving, have encompassed all things. Salutations and praise be unto those luminous, resplendent stars that are shedding down their rays from the highest heaven, those celestial bodies of the girdling zodiac of the ABHA Realm. May Glory [BAHA] rest upon them.

Abdu’l-Baha’, Selections #19 (exc.)




“Elect the Supreme Tribunal! Uphold the 1928 Covenant of International Peace! (Kellogg-Briand Paris Peace Pact)”

Dr. Neal Chase PhD-Aghsan Guardian of the Baha’i Faith


Baha’i Sabbath: Kalimat 10, 179 B.E. (7/22/2022)

Saturday, July 23rd, 2022



‘Abdu’l-Baha stated the relationships of the believers [in the Covenant of Justice to uphold the Peace Pact] to the Cause of God [the permanent renunciation of war in the settlement of disuptes] are of two kinds: One kind is like the relationship of the flower to the garden. The other relationship is that of the ray of the sun to the sun. “I hope”, the Master says, “that your relationship will be of the second kind”.


[Juliet Thompson said:] May we all be in just such a gathering with you in New York!


[‘Abdu’l-Bahá said:] I have made a pact with the American friends. If they keep the pact I will come.


[Juliet Thompson said:] The believers are much better friends than they were.


[‘Abdu’l-Bahá said:] I shall have to know that! Bahá’u’lláh, the Master continued, was bound with chains no longer than the distance from here to that post. With the sudden terrific agitation he rose and pointed to a column close to the table. He could scarcely move. Then he was exiled to Baghdad, to Adrianople, to Constantinople, to Akká four times! He bore all these hardships that unity [to elect the Supreme Tribunal for all peoples and nations] might be established among you. But if, among themselves, the believers [in the Covenant] cannot unite, how can they hope to unite the world? . . .


[‘Abdu’l-Bahá said:] if I come to America, Juliet, will you invite me to see such waterfalls!


[Juliet Thompson said:] I will invite you to Niagara if you will come to America! But surely, my Lord, your coming doesn’t depend on my invitation.


[‘Abdu’l-Bahá said:] My invitation to America will be the unity of the believers.


[Juliet Thompson said:] Louise Stapfer asked me to give you her love and beg you to come and unite us. Otherwise, she said, we will never be United.


[‘Abdu’l-Bahá said:] No, you must do that yourselves. See in what perfect harmony we are now! You are not complaining of one another. But if I should go to America, they would all be complaining of one another and I would fly away!


Earl Redman, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá in Their Midst, p. 20, 22


In 1875 he wrote:

True civilization will unfurl its banner in the midmost heart of the world whenever a certain number [12] of its distinguished and high-minded sovereigns—the shining exemplars of devotion and determination—shall, for the good and happiness of all mankind, arise, with firm resolve and clear vision, to establish the Cause of Universal Peace [uphold the 1928 Justice-Peace Pact] They [the 12 elected, confirmed and ratified representatives of England, France, the United States and Russia: three from each of the four charter nations, at least one woman elected amongst the three from each culture, forming 12 who are knowledge experts in law, human rights, jurisprudence and international relations] must make the Cause of Peace the object of general consultation, and seek by every means in their power to establish a Union of the nations of the world. They must conclude a binding treaty [1928 General Treaty for the Renunciation of War] and establish a covenant [the Special Treaty to Elect the SupremeTribunal] the provisions of which shall be sound, inviolable and definite. They must proclaim it to all the world and obtain for it the sanction of all the human race [already obtained by General Treaty of 1928]. This supreme and noble undertaking—the real source of the peace and well-being of all the world—should be regarded AS SACRED by all that dwell on earth. All the forces of humanity must be mobilized to ensure the stability and permanence of this Most Great Covenant. In this all-embracing PACT [1928 Paris Peace Pact: The General Treaty for the Renunciation of War and the Special Treaty to elect the Court with full powers] the limits and frontiers of each and every nation should be clearly fixed, the principles underlying the relations of governments towards one another definitely laid down, and all international agreements and obligations ascertained. In like manner, the size of the armaments of every government should be strictly limited, for if the preparations for war and the military forces of any nation should be allowed to increase, they will arouse the suspicion [fears and paranoia] of others [like N. Korea, Iran, Israel, Palestine. etc.]The fundamental principle underlying this solemn Pact [1928 Paris Peace Pact] should be so fixed that if any government later violate any one of its provisions, all the governments on earth should arise [in self-defense of upholding the Universal Collective Security Agreement] to reduce it to utter submission, nay the human race as a whole should resolve, with every power at its disposal, to destroy that government. Should this greatest of all remedies be applied to the sick body of the world, it will assuredly recover from its ills and will remain eternally safe and secure.—The Secret of Divine Civilization, pp. 64–65.


Elect the Supreme Tribunal that shall bring peace through justice to all the peoples of the earth.
Uphold the 1928 International Covenant of Collective Peace and Security!
It’s the civic act that unites us all! Uphold the Oneness of Humanity for the freedom, and security of your own self and for us all…

“Elect the Supreme Tribunal! Uphold the 1928 Covenant of International Peace! (Kellogg-Briand Paris Peace Pact)”

Dr. Neal Chase PhD-Aghsan Guardian of the Baha’i Faith

Baha’i Month: Kalimat/Words 1, 179 B.E. (7/13/2022)

Wednesday, July 13th, 2022


The Great Being saith: The heaven of statesmanship is made luminous and resplendent by the brightness of the light of these blessed words which hath dawned from the dayspring of the Will of God: It behoveth every ruler to weigh his own being every day in the balance of equity and justice and then to judge between men and counsel them to do that which would direct their steps unto the path of wisdom and understanding. This is the cornerstone of statesmanship and the essence thereof. From these words every enlightened man of wisdom will readily perceive that which will foster such aims as the welfare, security and protection of mankind and the safety of human lives. Were men of insight to quaff their fill from the ocean of inner meanings which lie enshrined in these words and become acquainted therewith, they would bear witness to the sublimity and the excellence of this utterance. If this lowly one were to set forth that which he perceiveth, all would testify unto God’s consummate wisdom. The secrets of statesmanship and that of which the people are in need lie enfolded within these words. This lowly servant earnestly entreateth the One true God—exalted be His glory—to illumine the eyes of the people of the world with the splendour of the light of wisdom that they, one and all, may recognize that which is indispensable in this day.

Baha’u’llah, Tablet of Maqsud, para. 11


The faults of kings, like their favours, can be great. A king who is not deterred by the vainglory of power and authority from observing justice, nor is deprived of the splendours of the day-star of equity by luxury, riches, glory or the marshalling of hosts and legions shall occupy a high rank and a sublime station amongst the Concourse on high. It is incumbent upon everyone to extend aid and to manifest kindness to so noble a soul. Well is it with the king who keepeth a tight hold on the reins of his passion, restraineth his anger and preferreth justice and fairness to injustice and tyranny.

Baha’u’llah-Kalimát-i-Firdawsíyyih (Words of Paradise), 4th Leaf, Exc.


“Such is the true meaning of rendering assistance unto God. Sedition hath never been pleasing unto God, nor were the acts committed in the past by certain foolish ones acceptable in His sight. Know ye that to be killed in the path of His good pleasure is better for you than to kill. The beloved of the Lord must, in this day, behave in such wise amidst His servants that they may by their very deeds and actions guide all men unto the paradise of the All-Glorious.”

Baha’u’llah-The Summons of The Lord of Hosts


The dust of sedition hath clouded the hearts of men, and blinded their eyes. Erelong, they will perceive the consequences of what their hands have wrought in the Day of God. Thus warneth you He Who is the All-Informed, as bidden by One Who is the Most Powerful, the Almighty.

Baha’u’llah-Gleanings #XVI, Exc.


It is incumbent upon them who are in authority to exercise moderation in all things. Whatsoever passeth beyond the limits of moderation will cease to exert a beneficial influence. Consider for instance such things as liberty, civilization and the like. However much men of understanding may favourably regard them, they will, if carried to excess, exercise a pernicious influence upon men.

Baha’u’llah-Lawḥ-i-Maqṣúd (Tablet of Maqṣúd), Exc./Baha’u’llah-Proclamation Of, Exc.


The American nation, of which the community of the Most Great Name forms as yet a negligible and infinitesimal part, stands, indeed, from whichever angle one observes its immediate fortunes, in grave peril. The woes and tribulations which threaten it are partly avoidable, but mostly inevitable and God-sent, for by reason of them a government and people clinging tenaciously to the obsolescent doctrine of absolute sovereignty and upholding a political system, manifestly at variance with the needs of a world already contracted into a neighborhood and crying out for unity, will find itself purged of its anachronistic conceptions, and prepared to play a preponderating role, as foretold by ‘Abdu’l‑Bahá, in the hoisting of the standard of the Lesser Peace, in the unification of mankind, and in the establishment of a world federal government on this planet. These same fiery tribulations will not only firmly weld the American nation to its sister nations in both hemispheres, but will through their cleansing effect, purge it thoroughly of the accumulated dross which ingrained racial prejudice, rampant materialism, widespread ungodliness and moral laxity have combined, in the course of successive generations, to produce, and which have prevented her thus far from assuming the role of world spiritual leadership forecast by ‘Abdu’l‑Bahá’s unerring pen—a role which she is bound to fulfill through travail and sorrow.

Shoghi Effendi-Citadel of Faith, July 28, 1954 American Bahá’ís in the Time of World Peril, America Passing Through Crisis, Exc.






O Thou kind Lord! This gathering is turning to Thee. These hearts are radiant with Thy love. These minds and spirits are exhilarated by the message of Thy glad-tidings. O God! Let this American democracy become glorious in spiritual degrees even as it has aspired to material degrees, and render this just government victorious. Confirm this revered nation to upraise the standard of the oneness of humanity, to promulgate the Most Great Peace, to become thereby most glorious and praiseworthy among all the nations of the world. O God! This American nation is worthy of Thy favors and is deserving of Thy mercy. Make it precious and near to Thee through Thy bounty and bestowal.


“Elect the Supreme Tribunal! Uphold the 1928 Covenant of International Peace! (Kellogg-Briand Paris Peace Pact)”

Dr. Neal Chase PhD-Aghsan Guardian of the Baha’i Faith

Holy Day: The Martyrdom Of The Bab: Rahmat 16, 179 B.E. (7/9/2022)

Saturday, July 9th, 2022

This treatise was written in reply to a seeker who had asked how the promised Mihdí could have become transformed into ‘Alí-Muḥammad (the Báb). The opportunity provided by this question was seized to elaborate on a number of subjects, all of which are of use and benefit both to them that seek and to those who have attained, could ye perceive with the eye of divine virtue.

Baha’u’llah, Preface to Gems of Divine Mysteries


I heard, with Mine own ears, one of their divines proclaim: “Should all these signs come to pass and the long-awaited Qá’im appear, and should He ordain, with respect to even our secondary laws, aught beyond that which hath been revealed in the Qur’án, we would assuredly charge Him with imposture, put Him to death, and refuse forever to acknowledge Him”, and other statements such as these deniers make. And all this, when the Day of Resurrection hath been ushered in, and the Trumpet hath been sounded, and all the denizens of earth and heaven have been gathered together, and the Balance hath been appointed, and the Bridge hath been laid, and the Verses have been sent down, and the Sun hath shone forth, and the stars have been blotted out, and the souls have been raised to life, and the breath of the Spirit hath blown, and the angels have been arrayed in ranks, and Paradise hath been brought nigh, and Hell made to blaze! These things have all come to pass, and yet to this day not a single one of these people hath recognized them! They all lie as dead within their own shrouds, save those who have believed and repaired unto God, who rejoice in this day in His celestial paradise, and who tread the path of His good-pleasure.

Veiled as they remain within their own selves, the generality of the people have failed to perceive the sweet accents of holiness, inhale the fragrance of mercy, or seek guidance, as bidden by God, from those who are the custodians of the Scriptures. He proclaimeth, and His word, verily, is the truth: “Ask ye, therefore, of them that have the custody of the Scriptures, if ye know it not.” Nay rather, they have turned aside from them and followed instead the Sámirí of their own idle fancies. Thus have they strayed far from the mercy of their Lord and failed to attain unto His Beauty in the day of His presence. For no sooner had He come unto them with a sign and a testimony from God than the same people who had eagerly awaited the day of His Revelation, who had called upon Him in the daytime and in the night season, who had implored Him to gather them together in His presence and to grant that they may lay down their lives in His path, be led aright by His guidance and illumined by His light—this very people condemned and reviled Him, and inflicted upon Him such cruelties as transcend both My capacity to tell and thine ability to hear them. My very pen crieth out at this moment and the ink weepeth sore and groaneth. By God! Wert thou to hearken with thine inner ear, thou wouldst in truth hear the lamentations of the denizens of heaven; and wert thou to remove the veil from before thine eyes, thou wouldst behold the Maids of Heaven overcome and the holy souls overwhelmed, beating upon their faces and fallen upon the dust.

Alas, alas, for that which befell Him Who was the Manifestation of the Self of God, and for that which He and His loved ones were made to suffer! The people inflicted upon them what no soul hath ever inflicted upon another, and what no infidel hath wrought against a believer or suffered at his hand. Alas, alas! That immortal Being sat upon the darksome dust, the Holy Spirit lamented in the retreats of glory, the pillars of the Throne crumbled in the exalted dominion, the joy of the world was changed into sorrow in the crimson land, and the voice of the Nightingale was silenced in the golden realm. Woe betide them for what their hands have wrought and for what they have committed!


But as to Him Who appeared in the year sixty, He standeth in need of neither transformation nor interpretation, for His name was Muḥammad, and He was a descendent of the Imáms of the Faith. Thus it can be truly said of Him that He was the son of Ḥasan, as is undoubtedly clear and evident unto thine eminence. Nay, He it is Who fashioned that name and created it for Himself, were ye to observe with the eye of God.

Baha’u’llah, Gems of Divine Mysteries (excerpts)


Reflect, O Shaykh, upon the Shí’ih sect. How many the edifices which they reared with the hands of idle fancies and vain imaginings, and how numerous the cities which they built! At length those vain imaginings were converted into bullets and aimed at Him Who is the Prince of the world. Not one single soul among the leaders of that sect acknowledged Him in the Day of His Revelation! Whenever His blessed name was mentioned, all would say: “May God hasten the joy His coming will bring!” On the day of the Revelation of that Sun of Truth, however, all, as hath been observed, have exclaimed, saying: “May God hasten His chastisement!” He Who was the Essence of being and Lord of the seen and unseen they suspended, and committed what made the Tablet to weep, and the Pen to groan, and the cries of the sincere to break forth, and the tears of the favored ones to flow.

Baha’u’llah, Epistle To The Son Of The Wolf


Now the Siyyid Báb had disposed all His affairs before setting out from Chihríq towards Tabríz, had placed His writings and even His ring and pen-case in a specially prepared box, put the key of the box in an envelope, and sent it by means of Mullá Báqir, who was one of His first associates, to Mullá ‘Abdu’l-Karím of Qazvín. This trust Mullá Báqir delivered over to Mullá ‘Abdu’l-Karím at Qum in presence of a numerous company. At the solicitations of those present he opened the lid of the box and said, “I am commanded to convey this trust to Bahá’u’lláh: more than this ask not of me, for I cannot tell you.” Importuned by the company, he produced a long epistle in blue, penned in the most graceful manner with the utmost delicacy and firmness in a beautiful minute shikastih hand, written in the shape of a man so closely that it would have been imagined that it was a single wash of ink on the paper. When they had read this epistle [they perceived that] He had produced three hundred and sixty derivatives from the word Bahá. Then Mullá ‘Abdu’l-Karím conveyed the trust to its destination.

Well, we must return to our original narrative. The Prime Minister issued a second order to his brother Mírzá Ḥasan Khán, the gist of which order was this: “Obtain a formal and explicit sentence from the learned doctors of Tabríz who are the firm support of the Church of Ja’far (upon him be peace) and the impregnable stronghold of the Shí‘ite faith; summon the Christian regiment of Urúmíyyih; suspend the Báb before all the people; and give orders for the regiment to fire a volley.”

Mírzá Ḥasan Khán summoned his chief of the farráshes, and gave him his instructions. They removed the Báb’s turban and sash which were the signs of His Siyyid-hood, brought Him with four of His followers to the barrack square of Tabríz, confined Him in a cell, and appointed forty of the Christian soldiers of Tabríz to guard Him.

Next day the chief of the farráshes delivered over the Báb and a young man named Áqá Muḥammad-‘Alí who was of a noble family of Tabríz to Sám Khán, colonel of the Christian regiment of Urúmíyyih, at the sentences of the learned divine Mullá Muḥammad of Mamaqán, of the second ecclesiastical authority Mullá Mírzá Báqir, and of the third ecclesiastical authority Mullá Murtadá-Qulí and others. An iron nail was hammered into the middle of the staircase of the very cell wherein they were imprisoned, and two ropes were hung down. By one rope the Báb was suspended and by the other rope Áqá Muḥammad-‘Alí, both being firmly bound in such wise that the head of that young man was on the Báb’s breast. The surrounding housetops billowed with teeming crowds. A regiment of soldiers ranged itself in three files. The first file fired; then the second file, and then the third file discharged volleys. From the fire of these volleys a mighty smoke was produced. When the smoke cleared away they saw that young man standing and the Báb seated by the side of His amanuensis Áqá Siyyid Ḥusayn in the very cell from the staircase of which they had suspended them. To neither one of them had the slightest injury resulted.

Sám Khán the Christian asked to be excused; the turn of service came to another regiment, and the chief of the farráshes withheld his hand. Áqá Ján Big of Khamsíh, colonel of the bodyguard, advanced; and they again bound the Báb together with that young man to the same nail. The Báb uttered certain words which those few who knew Persian understood, while the rest heard but the sound of His voice.

The colonel of the regiment appeared in person: and it was before noon on the twenty-eighth day of Sha’bán in the year [A.H.] one thousand two hundred and sixty-six. Suddenly he gave orders to fire. At this volley the bullets produced such an effect that the breasts [of the victims] were riddled, and their limbs were completely dissected, except their faces, which were but little marred.

Then they removed those two bodies from the square to the edge of the moat outside the city, and that night they remained by the edge of the moat. Next day the Russian consul came with an artist and took a picture of those two bodies in the posture wherein they had fallen at the edge of the moat.

On the second night at midnight the Bábís carried away the two bodies.

On the third day the people did not find the bodies, and some supposed that the wild beasts had devoured them, so that the doctors proclaimed from the summits of their pulpits saying, “The holy body of the immaculate Imám and that of the true Shí‘ite are preserved from the encroachments of beasts of prey and creeping things and wounds, but the body of this person have the wild beasts torn in pieces.” But after the fullest investigation and inquiry it hath been proved that when the Báb had dispersed all His writings and personal properties and it had become clear and evident from various signs that these events would shortly take place, therefore, on the second day of these events, Sulaymán Khán the son of Yaḥyá Khán, one of the nobles of Ádhirbáyján devoted to the Báb, arrived, and proceeded straightway to the house of the mayor of Tabríz. And since the mayor was an old friend, associate, and confidant of his; since, moreover, he was of the mystic temperament and did not entertain aversion or dislike for any sect, Sulaymán Khán divulged this secret to him saying, “Tonight I, with several others, will endeavor by every means and artifice to rescue the body. Even though it be not possible, come what may we will make an attack, and either attain our object or pour out our lives freely in this way.” “Such troubles,” answered the mayor, “are in no wise necessary.” He then sent one of his private servants named Ḥájí Alláh-Yár, who, by whatever means and proceedings it was, obtained the body without trouble or difficulty and handed it over to Ḥájí Sulaymán Khán. And when it was morning the sentinels, to excuse themselves, said that the wild beasts had devoured it. That night they sheltered the body in the workshop of a Bábí of Milán: next day they manufactured a box, placed it in the box, and left it as a trust. Afterwards, in accordance with instructions which arrived from Ṭihrán, they sent it away from Ádhirbáyján. And this transaction remained absolutely secret.


Exc. from: A Traveler’s Narrative-Written to Illustrate the Episode of the Bab


It would indeed be no exaggeration to say that nowhere in the whole compass of the world’s religious literature, except in the Gospels, do we find any record relating to the death of any of the religion-founders of the past comparable to the martyrdom suffered by the Prophet of Shíráz. So strange, so inexplicable a phenomenon, attested by eye-witnesses, corroborated by men of recognized standing, and acknowledged by government as well as unofficial historians among the people who had sworn undying hostility to the Bábí Faith, may be truly regarded as the most marvelous manifestation of the unique potentialities with which a Dispensation promised by all the Dispensations of the past had been endowed. The passion of Jesus Christ, and indeed His whole public ministry, alone offer a parallel to the Mission and death of the Báb, a parallel which no student of comparative religion can fail to perceive or ignore. In the youthfulness and meekness of the Inaugurator of the Bábí Dispensation; in the extreme brevity and turbulence of His public ministry; in the dramatic swiftness with which that ministry moved towards its climax; in the apostolic order which He instituted, and the primacy which He conferred on one of its members; in the boldness of His challenge to the time-honored conventions, rites and laws which had been woven into the fabric of the religion He Himself had been born into; in the rôle which an officially recognized and firmly entrenched religious hierarchy played as chief instigator of the outrages which He was made to suffer; in the indignities heaped upon Him; in the suddenness of His arrest; in the interrogation to which He was subjected; in the derision poured, and the scourging inflicted, upon Him; in the public affront He sustained; and, finally, in His ignominious suspension before the gaze of a hostile multitude—in all these we cannot fail to discern a remarkable similarity to the distinguishing features of the career of Jesus Christ.

Shoghi Effendi, God Passes By, pp. 56-57


The Shrine of The Bab on Mount Carmel, Israel. Built by Abdul-Baha in 1909.


The 12 Basic Principles of the Baha’i Faith, the Revelation for which The Bab gave His life.


Rahmat/Mercy 11, 179 B.E. 7/4/2022

Monday, July 4th, 2022

The Baha’i Guardian’s Message on July 4, 2022


Previous generation: “We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.” – Buckminster Fuller.


This generation: “We are called to be the builders of the adytum, NOW, as well as its current and future benefactors!”


A home and safe haven for us all, here on planet earth…


Elect the Supreme Tribunal! It’s easy! We, the people, have already democratically elected our national governments. We’ve done our role, now we must URGE our national governments who represent us to do the same. If we do not urge them to do the job we elected them to do–and right now their duty by law of 1928, by article 6 in the US, is the job to elect the Supreme Tribunal–then we have not done our job and we all stand in violation of the Covenant of 1928 and the punishment is getting nuked by Putin; or something worse that is as yet unforeseen.


Now DC, London, Paris, and Moscow governments will elect three representatives from each, approved, ratified, and confirmed by the national congress, parliament, senate, upper and lower houses, and the president and executive of these nations.


Now these representatives will be knowledgeable in international affairs and the safeguarding of the peaceful needs and nations of the countries that they represent. As they are so confirmed and elected by the people, and represent the best interests of their own people and the best humanitarian interests of all the people of the world, they will be loved and supported by all the people of the world, for they are purposed with one simple task, to provide for the end of war.


It is absolutely essential that at the appointed time that the temporary ceasefire is declared in Ukraine, that these four nations elect this International Jury of twelve representatives (3 from each, with at least one female chosen amongst the three) to decide the aftermath of this “special operation” in light of the violation of the 1928 Covenant (Paris Peace Pact). This election is so to prevent the bias of appointed jurors that aggravated the situation and only made things worse at the colossal failure of the colonialism fire-sale at Versailles. Or like the political failure of the merely appointed membership of the US Supreme Court. Electing representative members from amongst all nations, not just cliques of ” winners” othering so-called ” losers” is key.


These first duly elected representatives have the powers of both judge and jury on the International Supreme Court (ISC) of the nations, the Supreme Tribunal, even as the 9 justices on the US Supreme Court have those same judicial powers in their Federation.


These first 12 Supreme Court justices of the world have one task, one job, and one job only: to uphold the 1928 Kellogg-Briand Paris Peace Pact and bring peace to the world. Job 1, bring an end to war.


This highest possibly imaginable world Supreme Court conceived at the international federal level between the nations globally, has absolutely no governmental powers within the jurisdictions of the nations or local areas governed by the nations. The nations already have their own armies and police to protect and safeguard the well being of their own citizens so the Supreme Tribunal needs no extra military force, or material military of its own, as all military force is at the nation-state level. Thus the principle of collective security, already approved and supported by all, is maintained.


What’s missing, is that despite the fact that we have a world system (oddly closely patterned with parallel aspects of the US Federal system) with the Foundational Legal Document of the World Charter of 1928, the UN, the IMF, the World Bank, the World Court, the ICC (the International Criminal Court), and at least two or more partisan Collective Security Agreements, like NATO and CSTO (both of which are bound to the 1928 Law via article 5 and 4 of their treaties and article 51 of the UN, all of which is operable in force as binding law upon all due to the Covenant of the 1928 Charter)–that is, despite all this, or because of it, we still are struggling to bring a permanent durable Peace to our world.


This is why Krisis in Ukraine means a good thing, protected by the archangel Michael, whose iconography is depicted in the Book of Revelation, who is revered in Kiev. WWI was the war to end all wars, and it did!! It was successful in establishing the Supreme Legal Instrument for the establishment of a durable Peace in the 1928 Covenant that outlaws war. When that NEW LAW OF THE WORLD went into force, all those who broke this law were punished by the community who chose to uphold that NEW LAW. Thus the Nazis broke that Law in WWII.


The Krisis in WWII meant a good thing. By testing and challenging this New Law of 1928, by violating the Covenant and starting WWII, the arch-violators amongst the Covenant Breakers who broke the Covenant of the 1928 Paris Peace Pact were prosecuted, convicted and executed, such as the Nuremberg 10.


Thus as WWI, was the war to end all wars, and it did legally, by legally forever banning it, WWII was the war to prosecute all violators of war, that is WWII was the war to enforce by LAW the end of all wars. Thus we see that natural progression and pattern for the underlying growth toward world peace through Justice, that is rule by law. First the outlawing of war (as WWI legally ended war for all time: 1928 Pact); and next the criminal prosecution and lawful execution of the violators of war. Thus enforcement.


Now with WWIII, Force is to become the servant of Justice! WWIII IS THE WAR TO END ALL UNJUST CAUSES FOR WAR!!!


That can only be accomplished by the democratic election of the Supreme Tribunal the ultimate and final level of appeal that is the world justice court for all! And the full time maintenance of it via its election and reelection every 5 years or so.


If this Supreme Tribunal Jury is duly elected immediately, then the crisis of WWIII has been contained in the Donbas and southern shore of Ukraine corridor to Sevastopol. In other words without waiting for others to act first the Big Four nuclear super powers need to be making arrangements to elect their three representative delegates now. Then the truce shall be declared and the 12 men and women shall meet, and WWIII has served its purpose to elect the Supreme Tribunal Court of World Justice, so that force shall be the servant of justice, and this war is the war to end all unjust causes for war, the way the last world War was the war to end all individual perpetrators of war, and world War one was the war to legally end all wars.


If we as mature real human beings rise up now, not to storm the bastille, or waddle our way ignorantly up Capital Hill on Three Kings Day, so to speak, but instead arise to elect the Supreme Tribunal–and re-elect it rhythmically in harmony with human natural cycles as other nations and peoples get in on the act and join in on the benefits of the peace dividend–then WWIV, and WWV, and six, seven, eight, nine and 10, on ad infinitum, will be fought INSIDE THE INNER COURT (adytum) OF THE SUPREME TRIBUNAL instead of out in the streets in the cities and towns like that of the Valley of Hamangog, Ukraine, the bread basket of the world, or the ruin of Syria and Damascus into a bloodstained narco state (Is. 17).


Had the Supreme Tribunal been duly elected in 1899, instead of that first plagiarized farce of Nicholas at the Hague (now replaced by something good) WWI would have been fought, settled, disputed, appealed, and peaceably and amicably concluded INSIDE CHAMBERS! No deaths in the field. The failure to duly elect the Supreme Tribunal, on the egalitarian, equal rights, and fundamental humanitarian principles and basic human rights and freedoms, as the Author of it has stated, and as Nicholas’ bastard was an othering of the elites, it failed to remove the unjust causes of war in the first place and we had world War one. ” Trial by combat” by war mongers in the streets!


Now after WWI, the winners gloated and were tyrannical immature vindictive bullies against the losers of WWI, and created the oppressive conditions that gave rise to WWII. The US was not even a member of the league of nations, having withdrawn from it, as they have now withdrawn from the ICC by rejecting the Rome Accords. Thus the League failed, the Supreme Tribunal was not duly and properly elected, and we had WWII.


Then, they got serious!


They hammered out the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, enforced the 1928 Law upon the Nazi violators and Covenant breaking ring-leaders of WWII, set up the Bretton Woods, IMF, UN systems. Now having remedied the lack of humanitarian principles problem, they were still hampered by the colonialism that was in place at the time, the phony borders the winners of WWI imposed upon the losers without justice or consideration of the peaceful inhabitants of those lands, and the abominable totalitarian atheism of the Communist block that falsely imposed an unrealistic spiritual oppression upon our human rights activist brothers and sisters in Russia and other countries who were all born anew in the Spirit, and came out from being driven underground and cast off the “bear” of communism to become the living “OX” of true Orthodox Christianity in the East by 1991, when the wall came tumbling down, and the CSTO was founded.


So the UN and all its apparatus has failed! It has failed our home ( planet earth) it has failed our house! Our house is infested with rats and vermin (bad ideas and dysfunctional conduct) left over from the cold war, greedy behind the scenes private deals, and frozen into inaction by the ghosts of Khruschev, Catholic Kennedy, and the Cuban Missile crisis all banging its ugly head against a wall like the migrain pounding sound of a footless shoe. They did the best they could, given the situation at that time. Had the Baha’is not one and all violated all their Covenants and agreements, with the Founders, Baha’u’llah and Abdu’l-Baha in 1960, the outcome of the bay of pigs would have been the election of the Supreme Tribunal then around ’63. Thus the blood of the people in Ukraine and WWIII is literally (and legally) upon the hands of the “Hands” who are the first arch violators of the Covenant after WWII, even as the Nuremberg 10 and others, were found by law to be the Arch violators of the Covenant of 1928 after WWI.


But then the Baha’is came back to their Covenant–seeing through the distracting tricks of RK and the ” Hands”, regrouping by 1963 in league with the son of Abdu’l-Baha, and began to re-educate the public to duly elect the Supreme Tribunal as they continued to warn about the threat of nuclear catastrophe and to promote nuclear war survival skills and the best remedy for survival, survival by cooperation, by upholding the Covenant, that is the Pact for International Peace. Had that remnant in ’63 regathered from the first group, not yet again, one and all violated their own covenants and instructions forbidding them by Baha’u’llah and Abdu’l-Baha to create an organized religion, by forbidding them to elect any international body separate from the rest of humanity all electing the Supreme Tribunal together–then when the Berlin wall fell by 1991 and Russia was set free by their national belief in Jesus (of the “OX” (Orthodox Christianity)) from Atheism of Communism, had the Baha’is not violated, the Supreme Tribunal would have been permanently established on earth that year with the Big Four Nuclear, now all Christians, super powers as the four permanent members. NATO and CSTO would have been transformed and merged at that time, in time to prevent the 9-11 Krisis.


Now being a permanent member means perpetual Jury duty. It is not some ego trip or personal glorification for self-empowerment or self-agrandizment for the members. And it is not the tyrant’s childish thoughts of ruling the world. No! It is public service and the election of living-martyrs we send on behalf of our nations to sacrifice their time and their lives to maintain peace on earth by the just settlement of disputes without and renouncing all recourse to war. The root causes for the proliferation of WMDs will be ameliorated, and the Supreme Tribunal shall bring peace to the world.


The fighting is not going to stop! And frankly I for one don’t want it to. It’s the killing and the violence that is going to stop, from the TOP DOWN, from the Supreme Tribunal to Robb Elementary in Uvalde, TX.


If you want peace, go to the graveyard, it’s all very peaceful there, because their all dead. Rest in peace– in your grave.


No! I for one believe in life, and life abundantly, not death. Through the lively differences of pov and opinion we have growth and we have life! We fight that is, direct and focus our energies, all the time. We compete with each other and our very own selves to be even better. We fight to grow, fight to live, fight for recreation and sport, fight for fun, fight for scientific truth to prevail, fight for human rights, fight for a better way of life, and we fight off the ignorance that keeps people even now, in the dark, to the Covenant of 1928.


If the last century of the over 100 years of 3 world wars is even as the valley of the shadow of death–the darkest most horrific brutal mechanised and inhumane wars of mass death and destruction out of all human history–even as Ukraine has now become the valley of death itself–then this Covenant of 1928 is The Great Light that has NOW shined!


If you want to get the darkness out of a room you don’t beat it out with a stick, you turn on the light!


The Covenant of 1928 empowers all people to turn on that switch!


World War 4, 5, 6, 7, etc., will all have to be fought on the bloody open streets of our homes and towns, for as long as we remain heedless and do not direct those problems, differences, and fights, and battles, through the sewer treatment facility, so to speak, of the Supreme Tribunal. In fact every world war that receives a number, and all the little wars in between, are an immediate direct result of us not duly electing the Supreme Tribunal to do its one job, to end war.


Conflict and strife are forbidden. Individuals everywhere know of and personally practice the Golden Rule. Murder, killing, violence are all outlawed. These are some of the high standards of belief and conduct we have set for ourselves.


Let’s make this sacrificial holocaust already incurred in Ukraine, or in its aftermath with one third (1/3) of mankind to be killed in one hour of thermonuclear war every American city population 100,000 or more targeted by Russian missiles, result in the election of the Supreme Tribunal asap!


WWI was the war to end all wars, that it did: legally, 1928 Pact.


WWII was the war to end all perpetrators of war, that it did: legally, enforcement of the 1928 Pact: e.g. upon the Nuremberg 10.


WWIII is the war to end all the unjust causes for war, that it did: legally, when the Big 4, duly elected the Supreme Tribunal, rightly implementing the correct humanitarian methods its Founder, Originator and Author has suggested.


The Author and his duly appointed legal sucessors in each generation have no right to interfere with the freedom of the people and nations on how to impliment the remedy and make actionable the power to act, the way the people and nations understand what they need to go do in conjuction with the current needs of the time.


The nations and people are free to choose to be in harmony with the current views freely expressed by the Author and His legal family sucessor or not, but they obviously must recognize the identity of the Author and His legal successor of the family in order for that to actually happen in the first place.


May the true Spirit of Hope and Life empower whosoever reads this letter. May the State Constitutions of all 50 States be amended to include the State and its people’s publicly written acknowledgement of upholding the 1928 Pact. May the true meaning, significance, and importance of this Pact (1928, US Law under title 6, effective as of 1929) be taught in all public schools, from preschool to gradschool, so that all school shootings, capital insurrections, and direct military aggressions shall cease, that war, murder, killing, hate, prejudice and violence shall cease; that all people be educated to the LAW of 1928 and that at every level in American and human society we “shall learn war no more”!


Dr. Neal Chase PhD-Aghsan Guardian of the Baha’i Faith – Sunday, July 3, 2022


Baha’i Sabbath, Month of Mercy, American Independence Day: 179 B.E./2022 A.D.

Saturday, July 2nd, 2022


From Dr. Neal Chase PhD-Aghsan Guardian of the Baha’i Faith:

Read the entire text of The Kellogg–Briand Pact or Pact of Paris – for yourself – officially:

The General Treaty for Renunciation of War as an Instrument of National Policy!

This Treaty and its 3 articles is the Charter granting the legal authority of all the people of the world to democratically elect the International Supreme Court (ISC: The Supreme Tribual) that shall bring peace to the world–that is the Universal Justice Court that has the mandate from the Covenant of 1928 to uphold the Law–the renunciation of war–via the settlement of disputes through peaceful and nonviolent means.

The matter of self defense, national security, and the Universal Collective Security Agreement between the nations will give the ISC teeth to enforce the rule of law, where force is the servant of justice; for peace on earth without justice is tyranny!

Elect the Supreme Tribunal (ISC)!
Uphold The General Treaty for Renunciation of War as an Instrument of National Policy!
(1928 International Justice Covenant of Peace)!

Kellogg-Briand Paris Peace Pact Aug. 28, 1928
Signed by US July 24. 1929.
All national signatories deposited in Washington DC. Includes Russia, Ukraine, US, England, France, Iran (Persia), China, Japan, etc…

Come on folks! Let’s read the TEXT and the 3 Articles and elect the Tribunal of the Supreme Court of the World Federation of United Human Beings of Planet Earth and end recourse to war once and for all time.

The Greatest Generation of the 20th Century banned war and made it illegal in 1928 and made it actionable in 1929.

Now, the Greatest Generation of the 21st Century shall implement it by democratically electing the Supreme Institution of Humanity, and moving out from the merely appointed stage of the UN to the elected phase of the Supreme Tribunal that shall eliminate the need for war and shall bring peace through justice to all the world. The real people’s Court.

It’s imperative for the survival of human civilization that everyone–EVERYONE– become educated to the Justice Law of 1928 and how it empowers all the people of the world to act as one soul in one body to eliminate and end war once and for all time.

From Kindergarten to Grad school the significance and importance of this 1928 Treaty advocating for nonviolence at every level of human society needs to be universally taught and upheld. This education to the foundation of true human civilization as set forth in the world Agreement of 1928 being taught at every level, and practiced as the core value of International policy, as M. Albright and others have set forth, will ultimately turn the tide on all violence everywhere as anathema, and school shootings will end, and violent insurrection will end, as the nations themselves abandon “trial by combat” for the rule of law of trial by jury at the highest level of human society in the International Supreme Court (ISC) of the Supreme Tribunal of a United World Federation of Peoples and Nation States.

Elect the Supreme Tribunal (ISC)!
Uphold The General Treaty for Renunciation of War as an Instrument of National Policy!
(1928 International Justice Covenant of Peace)!

This CHARTER of 1928 empowers the human rights activists, the humanitarian reformers of the anti-war world peace program, the global green earth caretaker water-protectors for a self sustainable organic agricultural planetary ecology, the Healthcare providers of the world who work within and beyond borders, and the social justice peoples of all types and persuations to ELECT and RE- Elect the representative members of the Supreme Tribunal of the ISC every five years or so to solve all difficult problems for the purpose of maintaining the prevention of war through peaceful means of justice and liberty for all in the ever changing circumstances of each day and age.

Elect the Supreme Tribunal (ISC)!
Uphold The General Treaty for Renunciation of War as an Instrument of National Policy!
(1928 International Justice Covenant of Peace)!

It’s the Charter that gives all human beings the power to act for the firm foundation and the firm establishment of a truly humane human civilization: a new golden era of human civilization in which war is unheard of, justice is the core value, peace and the golden rule are the conduct and the global norm, that is, a civilization truly worthy of the word civilized, meaning the manifestation and appearance of the inherent spiritual nobility hidden and concealed beneath the merely animalistic instincts of man.

Elect the Supreme Tribunal!
Educate all humanity to the truth and real significance of the 1928 International Charter for the Court of World Justice and World Peace (Mihr Mihr)!