Archive for March, 2023

Baha’i Sabbath: Baha’ 4, 180 B.E. (3/24/2023)

Friday, March 24th, 2023

Tried by a jury of peers…unless the Supreme Tribunal is democratically elected including all signatory parties (#2137) with the Russian delegation included, this will not result in real justice nor resolving the root of the problem…it must be democratically elected by all parties so that all parties will participate and all parties will support the group decision arrived at fair and impartially. Otherwise we’ll just see a repeat of the “winners” unjustly trying the “losers” or the strong manipulating the weak, like after WWI where the winners imposed impossible circumstances upon the losers to such a degree that gave rise to WWII an even more destructive and abominable war in violation of basic human rights–70 million killed, 12 million in the camps–then had ever before been seen.

1) The border problem: Kruschev gave Crimea to Ukraine illegally according to the free Christian people of Russia who were wrongly suppressed under the anti-religious occupation of the former Communist state. True or False? Only a fully democratically elected Supreme Tribunal can decide.

2) The religious problem: Bartholomew, Kirill, Pope Francis and the autocephally of Ukraine issues reopened the old schism and treaties that expired between them at the same time Russia annexed crimea in 2014 and they all met in Cuba in 2026. Only a fully democratically elected Supreme Tribunal can remove this impediment to peace thru consultation and cooperation of all.

3) The oil and gas problem: Whosoever controls the oil controls the world. That is the war machine “beast” that rules the world today, runs on oil and its lifeblood is oil. Only a fully democratically elected Supreme Tribunal can establish the universal collective security agreement founded upon the rock of the Abolition of War (#2137 1928) so that the war machine can be turned off, as everyone will be safe and secure, and then we’ll all move away from fossil fuels, and the pollution, waste, consumerism and destruction of all these ruinous wars and the corrupt economies and shallow lifestyles that supports it shall all vanish and be a thing of the past!

Democratically elect the SupremeTribunal from all nations including Russia…Putin deserves a fair trial by ALL his peers…unlike what Germany got after WWI, the obdurant injustice of the so-called “winners” that collapsed the global economy, caused the great depression, and aggravated the racist climate that gave rise to the abominations of WWII.

Democratically elect the SupremeTribunal, VOTE NO! ON WWIII..


Insight into Marx reveals a critique of the economics of war that we see today in our current total war-based habits.

The nature, spirit and form of an unbridled capitalism that is the instrument used to spread and maintain a total WAR economy is not the same nature, spirit and form of the free enterprise and entrepreneurial life of a pro-social bridled capitalism that can sustain a stable durable peace time global system of fair trade and abundant diversity of goods and services–nor under the influence of the war demon.

This article exposes, on the face, that Marx’s surface economic indicators and evaluations are specifically a critique of war based economies and not that of peace time. Why? Because our world has never seen peace on earth, we’ve had nothing but wars for 6000 years, and for the last 2000 years, the worst wars have been fought between the so-called Christian peoples.

Unbridled capitalism is used by those who violate our species being–our humanity and basic human rights as we are all one people–as an economic instrument to support and sustain war, just as much as economic communism and socialism have also been bent toward war. In the name of national socialism, WWII erupted out of Germany. In the name of communism the Russian peoples and their neighbors were swallowed up in the cold war. In the name of freedom and capitalism the US thru the UN violated #2137 and declared war on Iraq illegally (a signatory state in good standing) and declared gulf War I, that led to gulf War II, in Afghanistan, and the economic fight over who controls gas and oil in Ukraine and Crimea (the lands of the ancient Jewish Kingdom of Khazaria) and the current crisis today.

Capitalism can be used for war or for peace. Unbridled it’s good for war and good for greedy war-mongers, like communism and socialism used to maintain a rigged system for the selfish and inhumane. Bridled capitalism, like sports that has rules and regulations, has the highest potential functionality of freedoms for all–in a world system of Global Peace–reigned in by the bottom line priorities of human life and green crime.

The economic critique is a critique of Total War Economy as Marx himself lived in a world of total war. Scholars, like this one, will be victorious in their efforts when they all wake up to the fact that any economic system that supports and sustains the war based economy of the military industrial complex is evil in its use toward war, and its the greed and corruption of the people in their hearts, who refuses to beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks to LEARN war no more. Transmutating swords and spears into plowshares and pruning hooks means war and death are not to be the center of our collective economic and communal life, but agriculture and life! The dysfunctional economics of the military industrial complex is NOT the same as the functional economics of the high-tech agricultural educational ecology.

Scholars, to be relevant and successful, need to be aware, of the lack of conscious mindfulness in corpus Marx, of any full treatment or discussion, of how the critique must engage Total War Economy in specific and the perversion of the economics of war and war mentality in general.

Total WAR, and Total War Economy has to go!

The military industrial complex is devouring its own self in autophage right before our eyes and is taking down large swaths of humanity along with it. The educational scientific- agricultural ecology of peace on earth and the abolishion of war and the Oneness of Humanity and liberty and justice for all is all that shall remain…

VOTE YES ON #2137!!

Nothing like yet another war, another tragic mistake and bad choice to suffer the consequences of for the stubborn and the saying goes…”that’ll learn ya”…

Uphold the Oneness of Humanity, the Supreme Tribunal must be democratically elected by all peoples and nations, all must participate, all must be included, for only then, cooperating together shall the Spirit prevail! And we all shall overcome…


Corpus Hermeticum “Who is Apollos?” (1 Cor. 3:5; Acts 18:24)? He is Apollonius of Tyana, Jesus’ apostle and disciple. He taught from the Emerald Tablet he discovered…Alchemy here means the personal growth and transmutation of the self in God. Lead into Gold; simple physical bodily strength of brute force, self and passions, the word of God, transmutes into heavenly power.

Where are the Gospels of Apollos? Why are they not in the Bible? These are preserved in what’s still extant of the writings of Apollonius of Tyana, and the Emerald Tablet and Corpus Hermeticum he recovered and preserved, because just saying you believe in Jesus, he said, was not good enough, what was the grace of salvation, for him, was being made into the spiritual image and likeness of God, doing the great work, growing in spirit, becoming evanescent in God, and attaining unto eternal life in everlasting paradise in the direct and immediate moment as experienced right now on earth, while in the body, and to continue without end throughout all the worlds of God.

Divine Alchemy, the transfiguration of Jesus, the transmutation and awakening of souls from mere animal bodies into powerful compassionate heavenly beings–we shall all be transformed in the twinkling of an eye–the awakening of personal spiritual powers–And then God Covenanted “Let Us make man after Our image and Our likeness” (Gen 1:26).

Are not these the “deep things of God” of which no true Christian should be deprived?

Peace on earth shall only be obtained by the cooperation of peaceful people! Transmute war into Justice! Hate into peace! Love into Life! Lead into Gold! Sadness into relief! Misery into Joy! Loneliness into the Oneness of Humanity!

“By no political alchemy is it possible to get golden conduct out of leaden instincts, and it is equally true that by no political alchemy is it possible to make a golden society out of leaden individuals”–John Esselmont

Vote yes on #2137! It’s TRUE LOVE in 3 Articles…


Abdu’l-Baha: O Thou who art rejoiced at the explanation of the maid-servant of God ………!

Thank thou God that He hath sent forth unto Thee such a spiritual and loving sister, who is preserved from egotism and desires and is rejoiced at the glad-tidings of God. Can there be imagined any greater mercy than this? No! by the One who hath created the heaven and earth! Blessed Thou art, for Thou hast inhaled the fragrances of life from the garden of the Kingdom of el-Baha before thine ears had heard the call!

As to ……… whom thou hast mentioned, it behooveth him to seek only the divine bounties and subjects which lead to the real knowledge of the Invisible, through the mediation of the Holy Spirit. Then he will perceive the reality of the triune powers in man, through his innate perception. For, verily, the sign of these triune powers which exist in mankind are spirit, mind and soul. The spirit is the power of life, the mind is the power which apprehendeth the reality of things, and the soul is an intermediary between the Supreme Concourse (or Spiritual World) and the Lower Concourse (or Material World). It, i.e., the soul, hath two phases: The higher aspireth to the Kingdom of el-Baha, and the lights of the mind shine forth from that horizon (or kingdom) unto its higher sphere; the other phase inclineth to the lower concourse of the material world and its lowest sphere is enveloped in the darkness of ignorance. But when light is poured upon this phase, and if this phase of the soul is capable of receiving it, then “truth hath come and falsehood vanisheth, for falsehood is of short duration”– otherwise, darkness will surround it from all directions and it will be deprived of association with the Supreme Concourse and will remain in the lowest depths.

As to the “voice:” There are two kinds of voices. One is the physical voice and it is expressed by atmospheric vibrations which affect the nerves of the ear; the other is the breath of the Merciful, and this is a call which is continually heard from the Supreme Concourse and cheereth the pure and holy souls. May it be beneficial to those who have heard the Call!

Know thou that the Ancient Light and the Manifest Beauty hath sown seeds in the soil of existence and hath irrigated it through His spiritual bounties. This soil will surely bring forth good plants of divine gifts; the leaves of this growth are love and union, its stem is the teachings of the True One and His Supreme Laws [the Abolition of War #2137], and the grain pods are the heavenly blessings which giveth life to the souls. Depend Thou on these! Depend Thou on these! Depend Thou on this, and abandon every imagination and be attracted to the Light of Reality and discover both the divine truths and physical truths!

Also, know thou that the greatest spiritual and divine “chaplet” is the Word of God and the Sun of Truth which penetrateth the reality of the created things and attracteth the entire soul of man in the world of existence and shineth forth unto all horizons and regions. Hast thou ever perceived a greater “chaplet” than this? No! by the Splendor of Baha!

Verily, I yearn for the visit of those souls who are cheered, dilated and moved by and attracted to the Holy Spirit and the Word of God.




Holy Day: Naw-Ruz/World Justice Day, 180 B.E. (Sunset, 3/19/2023-Sunset, 3/21/2023)

Tuesday, March 21st, 2023

He Is God

The Festival of Naw-Rúz falleth on the day that the sun entereth the sign of Aries,even should this occur no more than one minute before sunset.



Praised be Thou, O my God, that Thou hast ordained Naw-Rúz as a festival unto those who have observed the fast for love of Thee and abstained from all that is abhorrent unto Thee. Grant, O my Lord, that the fire of Thy love and the heat produced by the fast enjoined by Thee may inflame them in Thy Cause, and make them to be occupied with Thy praise and with remembrance of Thee.
Since Thou hast adorned them, O my Lord, with the ornament of the fast prescribed by Thee, do Thou adorn them also with the ornament of Thine acceptance, through Thy grace and bountiful favor. For the doings of men are all dependent upon Thy good-pleasure, and are conditioned by Thy behest. Shouldst Thou regard him who hath broken the fast as one who hath observed it, such a man would be reckoned among them who from eternity had been keeping the fast. And shouldst Thou decree that he who hath observed the fast hath broken it, that person would be numbered with such as have caused the Robe of Thy Revelation to be stained with dust, and been far removed from the crystal waters of this living Fountain.

Thou art He through Whom the ensign “Praiseworthy art Thou in Thy works” hath been lifted up, and the standard “Obeyed art Thou in Thy behest” hath been unfurled. Make known this Thy station, O my God, unto Thy servants, that they may be made aware that the excellence of all things is dependent upon Thy bidding and Thy word, and the virtue of every act is conditioned by Thy leave and the good-pleasure of Thy will, and may recognize that the reins of men’s doings are within the grasp of Thine acceptance and Thy commandment. Make this known unto them, that nothing whatsoever may shut them out from Thy Beauty, in these days whereon the Christ exclaimeth: “All dominion is Thine, O Thou the Begetter of the Spirit (Jesus)”; and Thy Friend (Muḥammad) crieth out: “Glory be to Thee, O Thou the Best-Beloved, for that Thou hast uncovered Thy Beauty, and written down for Thy chosen ones what will cause them to attain unto the seat of the revelation of Thy Most Great Name, through which all the peoples have lamented except such as have detached themselves from all else except Thee, and set themselves towards Him Who is the Revealer of Thyself and the Manifestation of Thine attributes.”

He Who is Thy Branch and all Thy company, O my Lord, have broken this day their fast, after having observed it within the precincts of Thy court, and in their eagerness to please Thee. Do Thou ordain for him, and for them, and for all such as have entered Thy presence in those days all the good Thou didst destine in Thy Book. Supply them, then, with that which will profit them, in both this life and in the life beyond.

Thou, in truth, art the All-Knowing, the All-Wise.

Baha’u’lah, Prayers and Meditations, #XLVI


A prayer revealed by Abdu’l-Baha in memory of the Day of Naw-Ruz. Translated by Shoghi Effendi:

O Lord, my Lord!

This is the day which Thy Sacred Tongue and Thy Pen of Glory both have sanctified, and made it a day of heavenly blessings, of divine benediction and favour. Thou hast honoured it with Thy bestowals, endued it with Thy Grace, and invested it with Thy Glory, and caused it to be a day of joy and gladness unto them that have turned to the Light of Thy Divine Revelation; that the hearts may thereby be gladdened, that the radiance of happiness may illumine the lives of them that remember the manifestation of Thy Glory upon Thy Sacred Mount.

Hallow it, 0 Lord, with Thy grace, and make it a day of joy and blessedness for Thy loved ones that have stood fast and firm in Thy Covenant, Thy friends that have sung Thy praise, and especially for this servant of Thine that hath turned his face to Thy Holy Kingdom, supplicated the glory of Thy might and power, circled Thy throne of grandeur and fell prostrate at Thy threshold of Divine Mercy. Thou art the Gracious, the Bountiful, the All Merciful.

Abdu’l-Baha, Star of the West, Vol. 14, p. 82.


THE Lord of all mankind hath fashioned this human realm to be a Garden of Eden, an earthly paradise. If, as it must, it findeth the way to harmony and peace, to love and mutual trust, it will become a true abode of bliss, a place of manifold blessings and unending delights. Therein shall be revealed the excellence of humankind, therein shall the rays of the Sun of Truth shine forth on every hand.

Remember how Adam and the others once dwelt together in Eden. No sooner, however, did a quarrel break out between Adam and Satan than they were, one and all, banished from the Garden, and this was meant as a warning to the human race, a means of telling humankind that dissension—even with the Devil—is the way to bitter loss. This is why, in our illumined age, God teacheth that conflicts and disputes are not allowable, not even with Satan himself.

Gracious God! Even with such a lesson before him, how heedless is man! Still do we see his world at war from pole to pole. There is war among the religions; war among the nations; war among the peoples; war among the rulers. What a welcome change would it be, if only these black clouds would lift from off the skies of the world, so that the light of reality could be shed abroad! If only the darksome dust of this continual fighting and killing could settle forever, and the sweet winds of God’s loving-kindness could blow from out the wellspring of peace. Then would this world become another world, and the earth would shine with the light of her Lord.

If there is any hope, it is solely in the bounties of God: that His strengthening grace will come, and the struggling and contending will cease, and the acid bite of blood-dripping steel will be turned into the honey-dew of friendship and probity and trust. How sweet would that day be in the mouth, how fragrant as musk the scent thereof.

God grant that the new year will bring a promise of the new peace. May He enable this distinguished assemblage to conclude a fair treaty and establish a just covenant, that you may be blessed forever, across the unborn reaches of time.

Abdu’l-Baha’-Selections #220-Addressed to the readers of The Christian Commonwealth, 1 January 1913


THESE are the days of Naw-Rúz. I am always thinking of those kind friends! I beg for each and all of you confirmations and assistance from the threshold of oneness, so that those gatherings may become ignited like unto candles, in the republics of America, enkindling the light of the love of God in the hearts; thus the rays of the heavenly teachings may begem and brighten the states of America like the infinitude of immensity with the stars of the Most Great Guidance.

Because the ground is rich, the rain of the divine outpouring is descending. Now you must become heavenly farmers and scatter pure seeds in the prepared soil. The harvest of every other seed is limited, but the bounty and the blessing of the seed of the divine teachings is unlimited. Throughout the coming centuries and cycles many harvests will be gathered. Consider the work of former generations. During the lifetime of Jesus Christ the believing, firm souls were few and numbered, but the heavenly blessings descended so plentifully that in a number of years countless souls entered beneath the shadow of the Gospel. God has said in the Qur’án: “One grain will bring forth seven sheaves, and every sheaf shall contain one hundred grains.” (Quran 2:261) In other words, one grain will become seven hundred; and if God so wills He will double these also. It has often happened that one blessed soul has become the cause of the guidance of a nation. Now we must not consider our ability and capacity, nay, rather, we must fix our gaze upon the favors and bounties of God, in these days, Who has made of the drop a sea, and of the atom a sun.

Upon you be greeting and praise!

Abdu’l-Baha’-Tablets Of The Divine Plan



Baha’i Month: Ala’ (Loftiness) 1, 179 B.E. (3/2/2023)

Friday, March 3rd, 2023

THOU Who dealest equitably with all who are in heaven and on earth, and rulest over the kingdom of Thy creation and of Thy Revelation! I testify that every man of equity hath recognized his unfairness in the face of the revelation of the splendors of the Daystar of Thy Justice, and the ablest of pens hath confessed its impotence before the movement of Thy most exalted Pen.

By Thy life, O Thou the Possessor of all names! The minds of the profoundest thinkers are sore perplexed as they contemplate the ocean of Thy knowledge, and the heaven of Thy wisdom, and the Luminary of Thy grace. How can he who is but a creation of Thy will claim to know what is with Thee, or to conceive Thy nature?

Praise, immeasurable praise be to Thee! I swear by Thy glory! My inner and outer tongue, openly and secretly, testify that Thou hast been exalted above the reach and ken of Thy creatures, above the utterance of Thy servants, above the testimonies of Thy dear ones and Thy chosen ones, and the apprehension of Thy Prophets and of Thy Messengers.

I beseech Thee, O my Lord, by Thy Name which Thou hast made to be the Dayspring of Thy Revelation and the Dawning-Place of Thine inspiration, to ordain for this wronged One and for them that are dear to Thee what becometh Thy loftiness. Thou, in very truth, art the All-Bountiful, the All-Powerful, the All-Knowing, the All-Wise.

Baha’u’llah, Prayers and Meditations-XXXIX


ALL praise, O my God, be to Thee Who art the Source of all glory and majesty, of greatness and honor, of sovereignty and dominion, of loftiness and grace, of awe and power. Whomsoever Thou willest Thou causest to draw nigh unto the Most Great Ocean, and on whomsoever Thou desirest Thou conferrest the honor of recognizing Thy Most Ancient Name. Of all who are in heaven and on earth, none can withstand the operation of Thy sovereign Will. From all eternity Thou didst rule the entire creation, and Thou wilt continue for evermore to exercise Thy dominion over all created things. There is none other God but Thee, the Almighty, the Most Exalted, the All-Powerful, the All-Wise.

Illumine, O Lord, the faces of Thy servants, that they may behold Thee; and cleanse their hearts that they may turn unto the court of Thy heavenly favors, and recognize Him Who is the Manifestation of Thy Self and the Dayspring of Thine Essence. Verily, Thou art the Lord of all worlds. There is no God but Thee, the Unconstrained, the All-Subduing.

Baha’u’llah, Prayers and Meditations-LIX



by Bahá’u’lláh
Translated by Shoghi Effendi from the original Persian and Arabic


“He is indeed pleased to know that the Book of Prayers and Meditations by Bahá’u’lláh has been out in time to enable the friends to read it during the Fast, and he has every hope that the perusal of such a precious volume will help to deepen more than any other publication, the spirit of devotion and faith in the friends, and thus charge them with all the spiritual power they require for the accomplishment of their tremendous duties towards the Cause…”

Shoghi Effendi (Written on behalf of)-Directives from the Guardian #158 Compiled in 1973. First published in Baha’i News, no.212, pg.1-October 1948

The Baha’i Month of Fasting: Sunset 2/28/2023-Sunset 3/19/2023

Wednesday, March 1st, 2023

Praise be to Thee, O Lord my God! I beseech Thee by this Revelation whereby darkness hath been turned into light, through which the Frequented Fane hath been built, and the Written Tablet revealed, and the Outspread Roll uncovered, to send down upon me and upon them who are in my company that which will enable us to soar into the heavens of Thy transcendent glory, and will wash us from the stain of such doubts as have hindered the suspicious from entering into the tabernacle of Thy unity.

I am the one, O my Lord, who hath held fast the cord of Thy loving-kindness, and clung to the hem of Thy mercy and favors. Do Thou ordain for me and for my loved ones the good of this world and of the world to come. Supply them, then, with the Hidden Gift Thou didst ordain for the choicest among Thy creatures.

These are, O my Lord, the days in which Thou hast bidden Thy servants to observe the fast. Blessed is he that observeth the fast wholly for Thy sake and with absolute detachment from all things except Thee. Assist me and assist them, O my Lord, to obey Thee and to keep Thy precepts. Thou, verily, hast power to do what Thou choosest.

There is no God but Thee, the All-Knowing, the All-Wise. All praise be to God, the Lord of all worlds.


Prayers and Meditations VII


Happy is your condition for you have executed the divine command; and have arisen to fast in these blessed days. For this physical fasting is a symbol of the spiritual fasting, that is, abstaining from all carnal desires, becoming characterized with the attributes of the spiritual ones, attracted to the heavenly fragrances and enkindled with the fire of the love of God.

‘Abdu’l-Baha’, Tablets of ‘Abdu’l-Baha’, “O ye Cohorts of God!”


As regards fasting, it constitutes, together with the obligatory prayers, the two pillars that sustain the revealed Law of God. They act as stimulants to the soul, strengthen, revive and purify it, and thus insure its steady development.

The ordinance of fasting is, as is the case with these three prayers (obligatory) a spiritual and vital obligation enjoined by Bahá’u’lláh upon every believer who has attained the age of fifteen. In the Aqdas He thus writes: ‘We have commanded you to pray and fast from the beginning of maturity; this is ordained by God, your Lord and the Lord of your forefathers. He has exempted from this those who are weak from illness or age, as a bounty from His Presence, and He is the Forgiving, the Generous.’

And in another passage He says: ‘We have enjoined upon you fasting during a brief period, and at its close have designated for you Naw-Rúz as a Feast… The traveller, the ailing, those who are with child or giving suck, are not bound by the Fast… Abstain from food and drink, from sunrise to sundown, and beware lest desire deprive you of this grace that is appointed in the Book.’

Also in the ‘Questions and Answers’ that form an appendix to the Aqdas, Bahá’u’lláh reveals the following: ‘Verily, I say that God has appointed a Great station for fasting and prayer. But during good health its benefit is evident, and when one is ill, it is not permissible to fulfill them.’ Concerning the age of maturity, He reveals in the appendix of that same Book: ‘The age of maturity is in the fifteenth year; women and men are alike in this respect.’ Regarding the vital character and importance of the Divine ordinances and laws, and the necessity of complete obedience to them by the believers, we thus read in the Gleanings, p. 175:

‘Know verily that the essence of justice and the source thereof are both embodied in the ordinance prescribed by Him Who is the Manifestation of the Self of God amongst men, if ye be of them that recognize this truth. He doth verily incarnate the highest, the infallible standard of justice unto all creation. Were His law to be such as to strike terror in the hearts of all that are in heaven and on earth, that law is naught but manifest justice. The fears and agitation which the revelation of this law provoke in men’s hearts should indeed be likened to the cries of the suckling babe weaned from his mother’s milk, if ye be of them that perceive…’

Shoghi Effendi, Directives of the Guardian, containing quotes from Baha’u’llah