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Baha’i Sabbath: Mashiyyat 4, 179 B.E. (9/30/2022)

Friday, September 30th, 2022

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The great question appertaining to humanity is religion. The first condition is that man must intelligently investigate its foundations. The second condition is that he must admit and acknowledge the oneness of the world of humanity. By this means the attainment of true fellowship among mankind is assured, and the alienation of races and individuals is prevented. All must be considered the servants of God; all must recognize God as the one kind Protector and Creator. In proportion to the acknowledgment of the oneness and solidarity of mankind, fellowship is possible, misunderstandings will be removed and reality become apparent. Then will the light of reality shine forth, and when reality illumines the world, the happiness of humankind will become a verity. Man must spiritually perceive that religion has been intended by God to be the means of grace, the source of life and cause of agreement. If it becomes the cause of discord, enmity and hatred, it is better that man should be without it. For in its teachings we seek the spirit of charity and love to bind the hearts of men together. If, on the contrary, we find it alienates and embitters human hearts, we are justified in casting it aside. Therefore, when man through sincere investigation discovers the fundamental reality of religion, his former prejudices disappear, and his new condition of enlightenment is conducive to the development of the world of humanity.

The purport of our subject is that, just as man is in need of outward education, he is likewise in need of ideal refinement; just as the outer sense of sight is necessary to him, he should also possess insight and conscious perception; as he needs hearing, at the same time memory is essential; as a body is indispensable to him, likewise a mind is requisite; one is a material virtue, the other is ideal. As human creatures fitted and qualified with this dual endowment, we must endeavor through the assistance and grace of God and by the exercise of our ideal power of intellect to attain all lofty virtues, that we may witness the effulgence of the Sun of Reality, reflect the spirit of the Kingdom, behold the manifest evidences of the reality of Divinity, comprehend irrefutable proofs of the immortality of the soul, live in conscious at-one-ment with the eternal world and become quickened and awake with the life and love of God.

Excerpt from a Talk given by Abdu’l-Baha at the home of Albert L. Hall, 2030 Queen Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota, on September 20, 1912

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

Dr. Neal Chase PhD

Baha’i Month: Mashiyyat/Will 1, 179 B.E. (9/27/2022)

Tuesday, September 27th, 2022

O YE servants of the Sacred Threshold! The triumphant hosts of the Celestial Concourse, arrayed and marshaled in the Realms above, stand ready and expectant to assist and assure victory to that valiant horseman who with confidence spurs on his charger into the arena of service. Well is it with that fearless warrior, who armed with the power of true Knowledge, hastens unto the field, disperses the armies of ignorance, and scatters the hosts of error, who holds aloft the Standard of Divine Guidance, and sounds the Clarion of Victory. By the righteousness of the Lord! He hath achieved a glorious triumph and obtained the true victory.

Abdu’l-Baha’, Selections, #208

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In 1875 Abdu’l-Baha’ 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.

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God, the Almighty, has created all mankind from the dust of earth. He has fashioned them all from the same elements; they are descended from the same race and live upon the same globe. He has created them to dwell beneath the one heaven. As members of the human family and His children He has endowed them with equal susceptibilities. He maintains, protects and is kind to all. He has made no distinction in mercies and graces among His children. With impartial love and wisdom He has sent forth His Prophets and divine teachings. His teachings are the means of establishing union and fellowship among mankind and awakening love and kindness in human hearts. He proclaims the oneness of the kingdom of humanity. He rebukes those things which create differences and destroy harmony; He commends and praises every means that will conduce to the solidarity of the human race. He encourages man in every step of advancement which leads to ultimate union. The Prophets of God have been inspired with the message of love and unity. The Books of God have been revealed for the upbuilding of fellowship and union. The Prophets of God have been the servants of reality; Their teachings constitute the science of reality. Reality is one; it does not admit plurality. We conclude, therefore, that the foundation of the religions of God is one foundation. Notwithstanding this, certain forms and imitations have been persistently adhered to which have nothing to do with the foundation of the teachings of the Prophets of God. As these imitations are various and different, contention and strife prevail among the people of religious beliefs, and the foundation of the religion of God has become obscured. Like beasts of prey, men are warring and killing each other, destroying cities and homes, devastating countries and kingdoms.

God has created His servants in order that they may love and associate with each other. He has revealed the glorious splendor of His sun of love in the world of humanity. The cause of the creation of the phenomenal world is love. All the Prophets have promulgated the law of love. Man has opposed the will of God and acted in opposition to the plan of God. Therefore, from the beginning of history to the present time the world of humanity has had no lasting rest; warfare and strife have continuously prevailed, and hearts have manifested hatred toward each other. The cause of bloodshed and battle, strife and hatred throughout the past has been either religious, racial, patriotic or political prejudice. Therefore, the world of humanity has ever been in torment.

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Bahá’u’lláh has declared that religion must be in accord with science and reason. If it does not correspond with scientific principles and the processes of reason, it is superstition.

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I have visited America and find everywhere the evidences of just and equitable government. Therefore, I pray God that these western peoples may become the means of establishing international peace and spreading the oneness of the world of humanity. May you become the cause of unity and agreement among the nations. May a lamp be lighted here which will illumine the whole universe with the oneness of the world of humanity, with love between the hearts of the children of men, and the unity of all mankind. I hope that you may become assisted in this supreme accomplishment, that you may raise the flag of international peace and reconciliation upon this continent, that this government and people may be the means of spreading these lofty ideals in order that the world of man may find rest, in order that the good pleasure of the Most High God shall be attained and His favors encircle the Orient and Occident.

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Today the world of humanity is walking in darkness because it is out of touch with the world of God. That is why we do not see the signs of God in the hearts of men. The power of the Holy Spirit has no influence. When a divine spiritual illumination becomes manifest in the world of humanity, when divine instruction and guidance appear, then enlightenment follows, a new spirit is realized within, a new power descends, and a new life is given. It is like the birth from the animal kingdom into the kingdom of man. When man acquires these virtues, the oneness of the world of humanity will be revealed, the banner of international peace will be upraised, equality between all mankind will be realized, and the Orient and Occident will become one. Then will the justice of God become manifest, all humanity will appear as the members of one family, and every member of that family will be consecrated to cooperation and mutual assistance. The lights of the love of God will shine; eternal happiness will be unveiled; everlasting joy and spiritual delight will be attained.

I will pray, and you must pray, likewise, that such heavenly bounty may be realized; that strife and enmity may be banished, warfare and bloodshed taken away; that hearts may attain ideal communication and that all people may drink from the same fountain. May they receive their knowledge from the same divine source. May all hearts become illumined with the rays of the Sun of Reality; may all of them enter the university of God, acquire spiritual virtues and seek for themselves heavenly bounties. Then this material, phenomenal world will become the mirror of the world of God, and within this pure mirror the divine virtues of the realm of might will be reflected.

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Again, all phenomena of the material world are subject to mortality and death, but the immortal spirit does not belong to the phenomenal world; it is holy and sanctified above material existence. If the spirit of man belonged to the elemental existence, the eye could see it, the ear hear it, the hand touch. As long as these five senses cannot perceive it, the proof is unquestioned that it does not belong to the elemental world and, therefore, is beyond death or mortality, which are inseparable from that material realm of existence. If being is not subject to the limitation of material life, it is not subject to mortality.

There are many other proofs of the immortality of the spirit of man. These are but a few of them. Salutations!

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Although the body politic is one family, yet, because of lack of harmonious relations some members are comfortable and some in direst misery; some members are satisfied and some are hungry; some members are clothed in most costly garments and some families are in need of food and shelter. Why? Because this family lacks the necessary reciprocity and symmetry. This household is not well arranged. This household is not living under a perfect law. All the laws which are legislated do not ensure happiness. They do not provide comfort. Therefore, a law must be given to this family by means of which all the members of this family will enjoy equal well-being and happiness.

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The purport is this, that we are all inhabiting one globe of earth. In reality we are one family, and each one of us is a member of this family. We must all be in the greatest happiness and comfort, under a just rule and regulation which is according to the good pleasure of God, thus causing us to be happy, for this life is fleeting.

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The man who thinks only of himself and is thoughtless of others is undoubtedly inferior to the animal because the animal is not possessed of the reasoning faculty. The animal is excused; but in man there is reason, the faculty of justice, the faculty of mercifulness. Possessing all these faculties, he must not leave them unused. He who is so hard-hearted as to think only of his own comfort, such an one will not be called man.

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It is impossible for a country to live properly without laws. To solve this problem rigorous laws must be made, so that all the governments of the world will be the protectors thereof.

In the Bolshevistic principles equality is effected through force. The masses who are opposed to the people of rank and to the wealthy class desire to partake of their advantages.

But in the divine teachings equality is brought about through a ready willingness to share. It is commanded as regards wealth that the rich among the people, and the aristocrats should, by their own free will and for the sake of their own happiness, concern themselves with and care for the poor. This equality is the result of the lofty characteristics and noble attributes of mankind.

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Differences and dissensions, which destroy the foundations of the world of humanity and are contrary to the will and good pleasure of God, disappear completely in the light of the revelation of Bahá’u’lláh; difficult problems are solved, unity and love are established. For the good pleasure of God is the effulgence of love and the establishment of unity and fellowship in the human world, whereas discord, contention, warfare and strife are satanic outcomes and contrary to the will of the Merciful. In order that human souls, minds and spirits may attain advancement, tranquillity and vision in broader horizons of unity and knowledge, Bahá’u’lláh proclaimed certain principles or teachings, some of which I will mention.

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Eighth, universal peace will be established among the nations of the world by international agreement. The greatest catastrophe in the world of humanity today is war. Europe is a storehouse of explosives awaiting a spark. All the European nations are on edge, and a single flame will set on fire the whole of that continent. Implements of war and death are multiplied and increased to an inconceivable degree, and the burden of military maintenance is taxing the various countries beyond the point of endurance. Armies and navies devour the substance and possessions of the people; the toiling poor, the innocent and helpless are forced by taxation to provide munitions and armament for governments bent upon conquest of territory and defense against powerful rival nations. There is no greater or more woeful ordeal in the world of humanity today than impending war. Therefore, international peace is a crucial necessity. An arbitral court of justice shall be established by which international disputes are to be settled. Through this means all possibility of discord and war between the nations will be obviated.

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Praise be to God! I find these two great American nations highly capable and advanced in all that appertains to progress and civilization. These governments are fair and equitable. The motives and purposes of these people are lofty and inspiring. Therefore, it is my hope that these revered nations may become prominent factors in the establishment of international peace and the oneness of the world of humanity; that they may lay the foundations of equality and spiritual brotherhood among mankind; that they may manifest the highest virtues of the human world, revere the divine lights of the Prophets of God and establish the reality of unity so necessary today in the affairs of nations. I pray that the nations of the East and West shall become one flock under the care and guidance of the divine Shepherd. Verily, this is the bestowal of God and the greatest honor of man. This is the glory of humanity. This is the good pleasure of God. I ask God for this with a contrite heart.

A compilation of excerpts from Abdu’l-Baha, The Promulgation of Universal Peace-Talks ‘Abdu’l‑Bahá Delivered in Montreal
1-5 September 1912

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

Dr. Neal Chase PhD

 

Baha’i Sabbath: Izzat 16, 179 B.E. (9/23/2022)

Friday, September 23rd, 2022

I have come from distant lands of the East to visit you, crossing the great ocean and traveling a long distance upon this continent. Consider how I have longed to meet you, for my body is frail and weak, incapable of long endurance, yet—praise be to God!—we have at last reached Denver. Such a gathering as this is worthy of thanksgiving; it is peerless and unique among meetings. Other meetings are held from motives of material interests—such as social, political, commercial, educational—but this assemblage has no other purpose than attainment to the divine Kingdom; therefore, it is unique, unequaled. The hearts have turned to God; spirits are exalted through the glad tidings of God; the intentions of all are directed to God. What better meeting could be imagined than this?

Such a gathering is fundamentally spiritual, sincere and most important. But we must arise in the accomplishment of its purposes, for our attention is directed toward the heavenly Kingdom unto which we must render faithful service. Therefore, all individuals present here must be in the attitude of perfect love and fellowship, manifesting the utmost humility and self-sacrifice, turning our thoughts toward the Kingdom of God so that our meeting may be an expression of the glorified hosts of the Supreme Concourse.

Praise be to God! We are living in a century of light. Praise be to God! We are upon earth in the day of divine effulgence. Praise be to God! We are alive in this time of the manifestation of divine love. Praise be to God that we live in the day of the outpouring of heavenly bounty. Praise be to God! This is a day wherein the lights and splendors have awakened progress throughout the East and the West. Many holy souls in former times longed to witness this century, lamenting night and day, yearning to be upon the earth in this cycle; but our presence and privilege is the beneficent gift of the Lord. In His divine mercy and absolute virtue He has bestowed this upon us, even as Christ declared, “Many are called but few are chosen.” Verily, God has chosen you for His love and knowledge; God has chosen you for the worthy service of unifying mankind; God has chosen you for the purpose of investigating reality and promulgating international peace; God has chosen you for the progress and development of humanity, for spreading and proclaiming true education, for the expression of love toward your fellow creatures and the removal of prejudice; God has chosen you to blend together human hearts and give light to the human world. The doors of His generosity are wide, wide open to us; but we must be attentive, alert and mindful, occupied with service to all mankind, appreciating the bestowals of God and ever conforming to His will.

Observe how darkness has overspread the world. In every corner of the earth there is strife, discord and warfare of some kind. Mankind is submerged in the sea of materialism and occupied with the affairs of this world. They have no thought beyond earthly possessions and manifest no desire save the passions of this fleeting, mortal existence. Their utmost purpose is the attainment of material livelihood, physical comforts and worldly enjoyments such as constitute the happiness of the animal world rather than the world of man.

The honor of man is through the attainment of the knowledge of God; his happiness is from the love of God; his joy is in the glad tidings of God; his greatness is dependent upon his servitude to God. The highest development of man is his entrance into the divine Kingdom, and the outcome of this human existence is the nucleus and essence of eternal life. If man is bereft of the divine bestowals and if his enjoyment and happiness are restricted to his material inclinations, what distinction or difference is there between the animal and himself? In fact, the animal’s happiness is greater, for its wants are fewer and its means of livelihood easier to acquire. Although it is necessary for man to strive for material needs and comforts, his real need is the acquisition of the bounties of God. If he is bereft of divine bounties, spiritual susceptibilities and heavenly glad tidings, the life of man in this world has not yielded any worthy fruit. While possessing physical life, he should lay hold of the life spiritual, and together with bodily comforts and happiness, he should enjoy divine pleasures and content. Then is man worthy of the title man; then will he be after the image and likeness of God, for the image of the Merciful consists of the attributes of the heavenly Kingdom. If no fruits of the Kingdom appear in the garden of his soul, man is not in the image and likeness of God, but if those fruits are forthcoming, he becomes the recipient of ideal bestowals and is enkindled with the fire of the love of God. If his morals become spiritual in character, his aspirations heavenly and his actions conformable to the will of God, man has attained the image and likeness of his Creator; otherwise, he is the image and likeness of Satan. Therefore, Christ hath said, “Ye shall know them by their fruits.”

What are the fruits of the human world? They are the spiritual attributes which appear in man. If man is bereft of those attributes, he is like a fruitless tree. One whose aspiration is lofty and who has developed self-reliance will not be content with a mere animal existence. He will seek the divine Kingdom; he will long to be in heaven although he still walks the earth in his material body, and though his outer visage be physical, his face of inner reflection will become spiritual and heavenly. Until this station is attained by man, his life will be utterly devoid of real outcomes. The span of his existence will pass away in eating, drinking and sleeping, without eternal fruits, heavenly traces or illumination—without spiritual potency, everlasting life or the lofty attainments intended for him during his pilgrimage through the human world. You must thank God that your efforts are high and noble, that your endeavors are worthy, that your intentions are centered upon the Kingdom of God and that your supreme desire is the acquisition of eternal virtues. You must act in accordance with these requirements. A man may be a Bahá’í in name only. If he is a Bahá’í in reality, his deeds and actions will be decisive proofs of it. What are the requirements? Love for mankind, sincerity toward all, reflecting the oneness of the world of humanity, philanthropy, becoming enkindled with the fire of the love of God, attainment to the knowledge of God and that which is conducive to human welfare.

This evening we were speaking of the fellowship and unity of the Persian Bahá’ís. They can truly be called lovers. For example, if one of the friends of God arrived in their city, all the friends would rejoice and assemble together in a meeting with him. If he were ill, they would care for him; if sad, they would comfort him. They would care for him in every way and give unmistakable evidence that there is a spiritual relationship amongst them.

Strangers and outsiders are astonished at this love and radiant affection existing among the Bahá’ís. They inquire about it. They observe the unity and agreement manifest among them. They say, “What a beautiful spirit shines in their faces!” All envy it and wish that such a bond of love might be witnessed everywhere. Therefore, to you my first admonition is this: Associate most kindly with all; be as one family; pursue this same pathway. Let your intentions be one that your love may permeate and affect the hearts of others so that they may grow to love each other and all attain to this condition of oneness.

The world of humanity is filled with darkness; you are its radiant candles. It is very poor; you must be the treasury of the Kingdom. It is exceedingly debased; you must be the cause of its exaltation. It is bereft of divine graces; you must give it impetus and spiritual quickening. According to the teachings of Bahá’u’lláh you must love and cherish each individual member of humanity.

The first sign of faith is love. The message of the holy, divine Manifestations is love; the phenomena of creation are based upon love; the radiance of the world is due to love; the well-being and happiness of the world depend upon it. Therefore, I admonish you that you must strive throughout the human world to diffuse the light of love. The people of this world are thinking of warfare; you must be peacemakers. The nations are self-centered; you must be thoughtful of others rather than yourselves. They are neglectful; you must be mindful. They are asleep; you should be awake and alert. May each one of you be as a shining star in the horizon of eternal glory. This is my wish for you and my highest hope. I have come long distances that you may attain these attributes and divine favors. Praise be to God! I have attended this meeting which has for its purpose the commemoration of God.

Abdu’l-Baha

September 24, 1912

At the home of Mrs. Sidney E. Roberts

Denver, Colorado

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

Dr. Neal Chase PhD

Baha’i Sabbath: Izzat 9, 179 B.E. (9/16/2022)

Friday, September 16th, 2022

The All-Knowing Physician hath His finger on the pulse of mankind. He perceiveth the disease, and prescribeth, in His unerring wisdom, the remedy. Every age hath its own problem, and every soul its particular aspiration. The remedy the world needeth in its present-day afflictions can never be the same as that which a subsequent age may require. Be anxiously concerned with the needs of the age ye live in, and centre your deliberations on its exigencies and requirements.

We can well perceive how the whole human race is encompassed with great, with incalculable afflictions. We see it languishing on its bed of sickness, sore-tried and disillusioned. They that are intoxicated by self-conceit have interposed themselves between it and the Divine and infallible Physician. Witness how they have entangled all men, themselves included, in the mesh of their devices. They can neither discover the cause of the disease, nor have they any knowledge of the remedy. They have conceived the straight to be crooked, and have imagined their friend an enemy.

Incline your ears to the sweet melody of this Prisoner. Arise, and lift up your voices, that haply they that are fast asleep may be awakened. Say: O ye who are as dead! The Hand of Divine bounty proffereth unto you the Water of Life. Hasten and drink your fill. Whoso hath been reborn in this Day, shall never die; whoso remaineth dead, shall never live.

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It is not permissible to contend with anyone, nor is it acceptable in the sight of God to ill-treat or oppress any soul. Time and again have these sublime words streamed from the Pen of the Most High, blessed and exalted be He: “O ye children of men! The fundamental purpose animating the Faith of God and His Religion is to safeguard the interests and promote the unity of the human race, and to foster the spirit of love and fellowship amongst men. Suffer it not to become a source of dissension and discord, of hate and enmity”. This subject hath already been set forth and explained in various Tablets.

It behoveth him who expoundeth the Word of God to deliver it with the utmost good-will, kindness, and compassion. As to him that embraceth the truth and is honoured with recognizing Him, his name shall be recorded in the Crimson Book among the inmates of the all-highest Paradise. Should a soul fail, however, to accept the truth, it is in no wise permissible to contend with him. In another connection He saith: “Blessed and happy is he that ariseth to promote the best interests of the peoples and kindreds of the earth.” Likewise He saith: “The people of Bahá should soar high above the peoples of the world.” In matters of religion every form of fanaticism, hatred, dissension and strife is strictly forbidden.

In this day a Luminary hath dawned above the horizon of divine providence, upon whose brow the Pen of Glory hath inscribed these exalted words: “We have called you into being to show forth love and fidelity, not animosity and hatred”. Likewise, on another occasion, He—exalted and glorified be His name—hath revealed the following words in the Persian tongue, words through which the hearts of the well-favoured and the sincere amongst His servants are consumed, the manifold pursuits of men are harmonized, and mankind is illumined by the light of divine unity and enabled to turn towards the Dayspring of divine knowledge: “The incomparable Friend saith: The path to freedom hath been outstretched; hasten ye thereunto. The wellspring of wisdom is overflowing; quaff ye therefrom. Say: O well-beloved ones! The tabernacle of unity hath been raised; regard ye not one another as strangers. Ye are the fruits of one tree, and the leaves of one branch.”

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The children of men are all brothers, and the prerequisites of brotherhood are manifold. Among them is that one should wish for one’s brother that which one wisheth for oneself. Therefore, it behoveth him who is the recipient of an inward or outward gift or who partaketh of the bread of heaven to inform and invite his friends with the utmost love and kindness. If they respond favourably, his object is attained; otherwise he should leave them to themselves without contending with them or uttering a word that would cause the least sadness. This is the undoubted truth, and aught else is unworthy and unbecoming.

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In brief, what is right and true in this day and acceptable before His Throne is that which was mentioned at the outset. All men have been called into being for the betterment of the world. It behoveth every soul to arise and serve his brethren for the sake of God. Should a brother of his embrace the truth, he should rejoice that the latter hath attained unto everlasting favour. Otherwise he should implore God to guide him without manifesting the least trace of animosity or ill-feeling towards him. The reins of command are in the grasp of God. He doeth what He willeth and ordaineth as He pleaseth. He, verily, is the Almighty, the All-Praised.

Four Sequential Excerpts from The Tabernacle of Unity by Baha’u’llah

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A world federal system, ruling the whole earth and exercising unchallengeable authority over its unimaginably vast resources, blending and embodying the ideals of both the East and the West, liberated from the curse of war and its miseries, and bent on the exploitation of all the available sources of energy on the surface of the planet, a system in which Force is made the servant of Justice, whose life is sustained by its universal recognition of one God and by its allegiance to one common Revelation—such is the goal towards which humanity, impelled by the unifying forces of life, is moving.

Shoghi Effendi, The World Order of Baha’u’llah, World Unity the Goal

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

 

Baha’i Month: Izzat/Might 1, 179 B.E. (9/8/2022)

Thursday, September 8th, 2022

The Baha’i Guardian’s Message to the people of The British Commonwealth on the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Dear friends residing in the British Isles and the Commonwealth,

My deepest condolences to all of you on the passing of your beloved Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty was surely a shining light who, from the start of her reign witnessed the formation of the first International Baha’i Council in 1951; kept the realm secure in the wake of the martyrdom of the Guardian of the Baha’i Faith Shoghi Effendi in London in 1957; withstood the violation of the everlasting Covenant by the Hands; witnessed the invocation of the curse of Moses mentioned in Deuteronomy 28-30 because of what Ruhiyyih Khanum and the Hands had done; saw the rise of the establisher of the Baha’i Faith, the 7th Angel, Dr Leland Jensen; witnessed the reestablishment of the second International Baha’i Council in 1991; approved her family’s temporary sojourn in Montana in 1994; lived to see the unfurling of the Divine Standard, the Banner of the Oneness of Humanity, hoisted aloft from 9/11 to 9/21, 2001; witnessed the ushering in of the Golden Age of the Dispensation of Baha’u’llah; and survived the entire first epoch of that Golden Age to live to see the 100th Anniversary of the Covenant and the birth and resurrection of the good news of the 1928 Paris Peace Pact! What a wonderful human being, and such a beloved and respected leader for her people, and to have begun her public ministry at such a young and tender age.

With certitude in God, and a happy and joyous flight, having seen the full story of the blessing, curse, and regathering unfold throughout her long and just reign, she has winged her way to the all-highest empyrean, greeted by St. Peter at the pearly gates…”Welcome! Welcome! Welcome! ” And in the arms of her father, Queen Victoria and Abdu’l-Baha she is escorted into the all-highest paradise.

Thinking of you all. May God guide and protect King Charles III and the new British prime minister and not only the people of Britain but the entirety of the commonwealth.

Tough times of nuclear saber-rattling and threats of WWIII.

The Queen has crossed over!!! Long live the King!!

Yours truly,

Neal Chase

Guardian/President IBC/UHJ

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Justice is, in this day, bewailing its plight, and Equity groaneth beneath the yoke of oppression. The thick clouds of tyranny have darkened the face of the earth, and enveloped its peoples. Through the movement of Our Pen of glory We have, at the bidding of the omnipotent Ordainer, breathed a new life into every human frame, and instilled into every word a fresh potency. All created things proclaim the evidences of this worldwide regeneration. This is the most great, the most joyful tidings imparted by the Pen of this Wronged One to mankind. Wherefore fear ye, O My well-beloved ones? Who is it that can dismay you? A touch of moisture sufficeth to dissolve the hardened clay out of which this perverse generation is molded. The mere act of your gathering together is enough to scatter the forces of these vain and worthless people.

Baha’u’llah-Lawḥ-i-Dunyá/Tablet of the World

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All the atoms of the earth bear witness, O my Lord, to the greatness of Thy power and of Thy sovereignty; and all the signs of the universe attest the glory of Thy majesty and of Thy might. Have mercy, then, O Thou Who art the sovereign Lord of all, Who art the King of everlasting days, and Ruler of all nations, upon these Thy servants, who have clung to the cord of Thy commandments, who have bowed their necks to the revelations of Thy laws which have been sent down from the heaven of Thy Will.

Baha’u’llah, Gleanings CXXXVIII

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O sincere servant of the True One! I hear thou art grieved and distressed at the happenings of the world and the vicissitudes of fortune. Wherefore this fear and sorrow? The true lovers of the Abhá Beauty, and they that have quaffed the Cup of the Covenant fear no calamity, nor feel depressed in the hour of trial. They regard the fire of adversity as their garden of delight, and the depth of the sea the expanse of heaven.

Thou who art neath the shelter of God, and under the shadow of the Tree of His Covenant, why sorrow and repine? Rest thou assured and feel confident. Observe the written commandments of thy Lord with joy and peace, with earnestness and sincerity; and be thou the well-wisher of thy country and thy government. His grace shall assist thee at all times, His blessings shall be bestowed upon thee, and thy heart’s desire shall be realized.

By the Ancient Beauty!—may my life be a sacrifice for His loved ones—Were the friends to realize what a glorious sovereignty the Lord hath destined for them in His Kingdom, surely they would be filled with ecstasy, would behold themselves crowned with immortal glory and carried away with transports of delight. Erelong it shall be made manifest how brilliantly the light of His bountiful care and mercy hath shone upon His loved ones, and what a turbulent ocean hath been stirred in their hearts! Then will they clamour and exclaim: Happy are we; let all the world rejoice!

Abdu’l-Baha’, Selections, #229

“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: Asma’ 13, 179 B.E. (9/1/2022)

Thursday, September 1st, 2022

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“Submitting to the Peace Pact is a deed, an action to surrender one’s will, as did Jesus, to the will of God. It is not a mere idea we merely agree with or believe, no, upholding the Peace Pact, means a dedication to self sacrifice to uphold the banner of world peace to the point of devotion to such a Sacred thing as this, as those sacrificed their very own lives, 10,000 and 20,000 in non violent surrender that is the proof (hujuj) of the real inner spirit of true peace that rests upon the firm foundation of the rock of the most great justice.”

“Abdu’l-Baha states, as well as Baha’u’llah, that deeds, NOT words are needed here…”

“The first deed is the inner deep self surrender to the Peace Pact, meaning victory over the insistent self internally…next is the deep inner desire for martyrdom in this path both toward personal growth and to electing the Supreme Tribunal…”

“The election is that deed…”

“Now, by the power of the peace pact, each individual human being is upheld, protected, confirmed and supported.”

“The peace pact allows for the diversity to emerge because the agreement is always non violent solutions…”

“Non violent solutions are the real deeds that unite us all…”

“We will never eliminate group problems, because God wishes us to come together so He created group problems that call us together to cooperate to survive and overcome real group problems…”

“In order to do that, we have to first overcome personal and interpersonal problems…”

“But those arise in the purifiying furnace of group problems…”

“The Covenant is the Paris Peace Pact. The Paris Peace Pact is the Covenant. Baha’u’llah is the Author of the Paris Peace Pact, and Abdu’l-Baha is the Center of the Covenant of the Paris Peace Pact. His life is the perfect example of a human being upholding the Pact in every situation, including self defense and choice of freedom of worship and conduct. He is the legal authorized delineator of the Covenant.”

“What is the Baha’i Covenant? It is the Paris Peace Pact.

What is the Baha’i Faith?

It is the personal faith we have in our love of God and of His Peace Pact.

What is the Baha’i religion?

Surrendering our will to the will of the Paris Peace Pact that God Himself announced aforetime is His will in All Faiths and All Religions and therefore fulfills prophecy as His undeniable will for man.”

“Knowledge is a single point that the ignorant have multiplied.”

“God has purposed to set all human beings free, so that all may associate together in His image, and labor together in joy and cooperation as we overcome group challenges after group challenges and grow deeper and personally and inwardly in fulfilling our personal general mission Statement, eg, our real purpose for creation; to know and love God…”

“For the materialist, the lesser peace, that is sacred and holy, will always be the lesser peace.”

“The Most Great Peace is an ineffable personal transformative experience…”

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The Paris Peace Pact

Treaty between the United States and other Powers providing for the renunciation of war as an instrument of national policy. Signed at Paris, August 27, 1928; ratification advised by the Senate, January 16, 1929; ratified by the President, January 17, 1929; instruments of ratification deposited at Washington by the United States of America, Australia, Dominion of Canada, Czechoslovkia, Germany, Great Britain, India, Irish Free State, Italy, New Zealand, and Union of South Africa, March 2, 1929: By Poland, March 26, 1929; by Belgium, March 27 1929; by France, April 22, 1929; by Japan, July 24, 1929; proclaimed, July 24, 1929.

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
A PROCLAMATION.

WHEREAS a Treaty between the President of the United States Of America, the President of the German Reich, His Majesty the King of the Belgians, the President of the French Republic, His Majesty the King of Great Britain, Ireland and the British Dominions beyond the Seas, Emperor of India, His Majesty the King of Italy, His Majesty the Emperor of Japan, the President of the Republic of Poland, and the President of the Czechoslovak Republic, providing for the renunciation of war as an instrument of national policy, was concluded and signed by their respective Plenipotontiaries at Paris on the twenty-seventh day of August, one thousand nine hundred and twenty-eight, the original of which Treaty, being in the English and

the French languages, is word for word as follows:

THE PRESIDENT OF THE GERMAN REICH, THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, HIS MAJESTY THE KING OF THE BELGIANS, THE PRESIDENT OF THE FRENCH REPUBLIC, HIS MAJESTY THE KING OF GREAT BRITAIN IRELAND AND THE BRITISH DOMINIONS BEYOND THE SEAS, EMPEROR OF INDIA, HIS MAJESTY THE KING OF ITALY, HIS MAJESTY THE EMPEROR OF JAPAN, THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF POLAND THE PRESIDENT OF THE CZECHOSLOVAK REPUBLIC,

Deeply sensible of their solemn duty to promote the welfare of mankind;

Persuaded that the time has, come when a frank renunciation of war as an instrument of national policy should be made to the end that the peaceful and friendly relations now existing between their peoples may be perpetuated;

Convinced that all changes in their relations with one another should be sought only by pacific means and be the result of a peaceful and orderly process, and that any signatory Power which shall hereafter seek to promote its ts national interests by resort to war a should be denied the benefits furnished by this Treaty;

Hopeful that, encouraged by their example, all the other nations of the world will join in this humane endeavor and by adhering to the present Treaty as soon as it comes into force bring their peoples within the scope of its beneficent provisions, thus uniting the civilized nations of the world in a common renunciation of war as an instrument of their national policy;

Have decided to conclude a Treaty and for that purpose have appointed as their respective

Plenipotentiaries:
THE PRESIDENT OF THE GERMAN REICH:
Dr Gustav STRESEMANN, Minister of Foreign Affairs;
THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA:
The Honorable Frank B. KELLOGG, Secretary of State;
HIS MAJESTY THE KING OF THE BELGIANS:
Mr Paul HYMANS, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Minister of State;
THE PRESIDENT OF THE FRENCH REPUBLIC:
Mr. Aristide BRIAND Minister for Foreign Affairs;
HIS MAJESTY THE KING OF GREAT BRITAIN, IRELAND AND THE BRITISH DOMINIONS BEYOND THE SEAS, EMPEROR OF INDIA:
For GREAT BRITAIN and NORTHERN IBELAND and all parts of the British Empire which are not separate Members of the League of Nations:
The Right Honourable Lord CUSHENDUN, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Acting-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs;
For the DOMINION OF CANADA:
The Right Honourable William Lyon MACKENZIE KING, Prime Minister and Minister for External Affairs;
For the COMMONWEALTH of AUSTRLIA:
The Honourable Alexander John McLACHLAN, Member of the Executive Federal Council;
For the DOMINION OF NEW ZEALAND:
The Honourable Sir Christopher James PARR High Commissioner for New Zealand in Great Britain;
For the UNION OF SOUTH AFRICA:
The Honourable Jacobus Stephanus SMIT, High Commissioner for the Union of South Africa in Great Britain;
For the IRISH FREE STATE:
Mr. William Thomas COSGRAVE, President of the Executive Council;
For INDIA:
The Right Honourable Lord CUSHENDUN, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Acting Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs;
HIS MAJESTY THE KING OF ITALY:
Count Gaetano MANZONI, his Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary at Paris.
HIS MAJESTY THE EMPEROR OF JAPAN:
Count UCHIDA, Privy Councillor;
THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF POLAND:
Mr. A. ZALESKI, Minister for Foreign Affairs;
THE PRESIDENT OF THE CZECHOSLOVAK REPUBLIC:
Dr Eduard BENES, Minister for Foreign Affairs;

who, having communicated to one another their full powers found in good and due form have agreed upon the following articles:

ARTICLE I

The High Contracting Parties solemly declare in the names of their respective peoples that they condemn recourse to war for the solution of international controversies, and renounce it, as an instrument of national policy in their relations with one another.

ARTICLE II

The High Contracting Parties agree that the settlement or solution of all disputes or conflicts of whatever nature or of whatever origin they may be, which may arise among them, shall never be sought except by pacific means.

ARTICLE III

The present Treaty shall be ratified by the High Contracting Parties named in the Preamble in accordance with their respective constitutional requirements, and shall take effect as between them as soon as all their several instruments of ratification shall have been deposited at Washington.

This Treaty shall, when it has come into effect as prescribed in the preceding paragraph, remain open as long as may be necessary for adherence by all the other Powers of the world. Every instrument evidencing the adherence of a Power shall be deposited at Washington and the Treaty shall immediately upon such deposit become effective as; between the Power thus adhering and the other Powers parties hereto.

It shall be the duty of the Government of the United States to furnish each Government named in the Preamble and every Government subsequently adhering to this Treaty with a certified copy of the Treaty and of every instrument of ratification or adherence. It shall also be the duty of the Government of the United States telegraphically to notify such Governments immediately upon the deposit with it of each instrument of ratification or adherence.

IN FAITH WHEREOF the respective Plenipotentiaries have signed this Treaty in the French and English languages both texts having equal force, and hereunto affix their seals.

DONE at Paris, the twenty seventh day of August in the year one thousand nine hundred and twenty-eight.

[SEAL] GUSTAV STRESEMANN
[SEAL] FRANK B KELLOGG
[SEAL] PAUL HYMANS
[SEAL] ARI BRIAND
[SEAL] CUSHENDUN
[SEAL] W. L. MACKENZIE KING
[SEAL] A J MCLACHLAN
[SEAL] C. J. PARR
[SEAL] J S. SMIT
[SEAL] LIAM T.MACCOSGAIR
[SEAL] CUSHENDUN
[SEAL] G. MANZONI
[SEAL] UCHIDA
[SEAL] AUGUST ZALESKI
[SEAL] DR EDWARD BENES

Certified to be a true copy of the signed original deposited with the Government of the United States of America.

FRANK B. KELLOGG
Secretary of State of the United States of America

AND WHEREAS it is stipulated in the said Treaty that it shall take effect as between the High Contracting Parties as soon as all the several instruments of ratification shall have been deposited at Washington;

AND WHEREAS the said Treaty has been duly ratified on the parts of all the High Contracting Parties and their several instruments of ratification have been deposited with the Government of the United States of America, the last on July 24, 1929;

NOW TIIEREFORE, be it known that I, Herbert Hoover, President of the United States of America, have caused the said Treaty to be made public, to the end that the same and every article and clause thereof may be observed and fulfilled with good faith by the United States and the citizens thereof.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.

DONE at the city of Washington this twenty-fourth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and twenty-nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and fifty-fourth

HERBERT HOOVER
By the President:
HENRY L STIMSON
Secretary of State

NOTE BY THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE

ADHERING COUNTRIES

When this Treaty became effective on July 24, 1929, the instruments of ratification of all of the signatory powers having been deposited at Washington, the following countries, having deposited instruments of definitive adherence, became parties to it:

Afghanistan Finland Peru
Albania Guatemala Portugal
Austria Hungary Rumania
Bulgaria Iceland Russia
China Latvia Kingdom of the Serbs
Cuba Liberia Croats and Slovenes
Denmark Lithuania Siam
Dominican Republic Netherlands Spain
Egypt Nicaragua Sweden
Estonia Norway Turkey
Ethiopia Panama

Additional adhesions deposited subsequent to July 24, 1929. Persia, July 2, 1929; Greece, August 3, 1929; Honduras, August 6, 1929; Chile, August 12, 1929; Luxemburg August 14, 1929; Danzig, September 11, 1929; Costa Rica, October 1, 1929; Venezuela, October 24, 1929.

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“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

8/27/2022: Anniversary: Kellogg-Briand Peace Pact: 8/27/1928

Sunday, August 28th, 2022

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Collective Security Treaty Organization: 2002-2021

If only this was the story of the GTO from Treaty (1928) to the election and organizational meeting of the Supreme Tribunal (Sept. 21, 2022 to Nov. 4, 2022)…and it CAN be, for this century (1928 to 2028) is the century of the establishment of universal peace…and the war in the Ukraine is calling all our attentions to it! For peace on earth without justice is tyranny. And the General Treaty for the Renunciation of War is really a JUSTICE-PACT for true Universal Collective Security, and peace, real peace, that is the servant of justice, fact and truth!

Renounce war from our hearts! Cast out the stranger of war, so that the friend of universal fellowship can abide in our hearts, minds, and souls.
From Treaty (1928) to Supreme Tribunal (????) that’s what the headlines shall read, for those who survive the war, the famine, the plague, and the pollution, and these current extinction level events we all could have prevented and avoided had we worked together as a GTO?!?
Put on the brakes now, and elect the Supreme Tribunal while the US still qualifies by population to send 3 Representatives to the meeting…don’t let the 400 Satan II thermonuclear missiles (ready for this September and October) reduce our representation here in the US to 1! Both coasts and much of the Midwest will be wiped out in one hour, every American city population 100,000 or more targeted by Russian missiles, and 1/3rd of mankind prophesied to be killed in one hour of thermonuclear war.
It’s taken us a Century to get to where we’re at now! We outlawed slavery, included women in the right to vote, outlawed war, discovered and built the internet: invented instant global communications, and are poised elect the Supreme Tribunal ( that shall end war) with all people NOW. This foundational human rights work has taken us 100 years! Yet in one hour we can destroy it all and all ourselves all along with it! Ha! What takes a century to accomplish takes an hour to erase! Therefore be vigilant! Be vigilant! Be extremely vigilant when it comes to electing the Supreme Tribunal to uphold the Pact in every day and age!
It takes nine months to form a human baby, 21 years to grow to maturity, and ONE HOUR in Robb, TX to wipe out and erase 19, and 20 if you include the humanity of the disturbed shooter that was undoubtedly erased by others prior to the heinous slaughter and massacre of those innocents.
If we uphold the Pact nationally and internationally, and teach the Pact in schools, from preschool to gradschool, and uphold the Pact personally, in our attitude towards ourself and others, and in our business and social practices, this will generate a Universal core value we all already hold near and dear, the sacredness of simply being a human being–the Oneness of Humanity–and the sacredness of having the social freedom and opportunity and societal support to become REAL human beings!
See how God has made fools of us all! Fighting fools, who are too foolish to bridle our fights and channel our collective energies into healthy competition and sports and not escalate into actual killing wars. Gracious and generous winners and no sore losers are needed here…
Everyone wins in the Covenant of the Supreme Tribunal (The 1928 Kellogg-Briand Paris Peace Pact)! Why? Because the Satan of war is what tricks fools into folly and really makes losers of us all!
“Woe unto the Covenant-breakers (violators of the 1928 Paris Peace Pact), they are those who are the losers” (Q. 2:27).
Uphold the 1928 Kellogg-Briand Paris Peace Pact! Elect the Supreme Tribunal that shall bring peace through Justice to the world (1928-2028)!!!
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See! It’s Easy!! Anyone can do it…there’s safety in numbers, and all peoples on the same team: cooperate to survive (spentamaniyush) not struggle to survive (angramaniyush)…
Change the attitude, change the mindset, change the world, change starts within…
If CSTO and NATO can do it, so can the GTO!
Elect the Supreme Tribunal! Uphold the Covenant of the 1928 Kellogg-Briand Paris Peace Pact! Let the GTO do its job! To bring peace through Justice to all the world…
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Let’s uphold the agreement we all made in 1928 not to murder one another in war and instead cooperate to thrive! Not just to merely survive…”beat (the use of force as the servant of justice) our swords to plowshares and our spears into pruning hooks” and turn on the heart lamps in all the deep recesses of our very own selves of the Oneness of Humanity to “learn war no more”…
Uphold the 1928 Kellogg-Briand Paris Peace Pact! Let a global network of self-sustaining personal and community farms and gardens grow abundant food in every locale to feed the world! Abundance of food, and in conspicuous public areas reifies feelings of safety and security amongst the people, and this reduces fear and uncertainty that leads to wars over the real or imagined threat to needed resources such as immediate access to food, air, water, clothing and basic shelter. The public Abundance of food is a calming, reassuring peaceful effect on the people…
Let’s farm smarter and not harder…real famine from drought needs our cooperation to survive, artificial famine from man-made war, is today, now a wasteful, counterproductive nuisance, that only disrupts the interdependent economic ties that more than obviously now currently bind us all together…
We trade together, work together, and our collective fortunes are bound to one another…
When we first made the Pact in 1928, and after the Pact was challenged and defended by both Russia and US, to liberate France and to protect England from the third Reich, the US–the ultimate defender of the Pact by 1951 reached never before prosperty for its people and its nation, quality of life, and subjective well being. Even Russia prospered at that time when the Pact was upheld and defended by the US and Russia TOGETHER: the Blessing of Prosperity reigned.
Then the Covenant was broken, and the Pact was violated in 1957, and we’ve entered a 70 years period of violation from 1957 to 2027 and then the 100 year anniversary of the Pact of 1928 that has forever changed our world.
This Universal Collective Security Agreement of the 1928 Paris Peace Pact is the only existing thing in all the world that can possibly stop the wars, reverse the trend towards death and nukes, and allow us to get down to the better business of growing healthy food and making stuff (goods and services) we can share with one another through the science of sociability based upon the cooperation to survive all together now! This is because it’s ALREADY the ONLY thing we’ve already all agreed upon (to renounce war, nationally and personally) so it’s already the ONLY instrument of cooperation and agreement that’s firmly in place and already agreed upon by everyone…how to activate fully and make it work, that’s job 1 of this Century and immediately right now it is needed yesterday today and tomorrow for the specific and special focused task to end all war…
It’s legal name is the “General Treaty for the Renunciation of War “.
The North Atlantic Treaty and the Collective Security Treaty (US and Russian backed groups) both derive their Authority from the General Treaty of 1928, are subordinate to it, and are dependent upon it. The way it works is this: the signatories of the Treaty form an Organization in the NAME of the Treaty with a governing body whose purpose is uphold the agreement and Covenant of the Treaty.
Thus the North Atlantic Treaty signatories formed, affiliated and assembled together as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization: NATO and their principal decision making body is the North Atlantic Council. The Collective Security Treaty signatories associate as the Collective Security Treaty Organization: the CSTO and their governing body is the Collective Security Council.
This isn’t working!!! The CSTO and the NATO are at war in the Ukraine and the General Treaty (1928) is in violation! And the curse of war, economic collapse, starvation, pestilence, disease and famine are all upon us now, as promised in all the holy books and sacred scriptures of all the traditions of the world have warned. Obviously the punishment for violating the General Treaty is war itself, and the resulting horsemen of destruction that ride forward in its wake!
Therefore, we need a General Treaty Organization a GTO to uphold the 1928 Paris Peace Pact and the principle decision making body is the Supreme Tribunal, which shall be democratically elected and shall bring peace to the world.
The Supreme Tribunal of the GTO is founded upon the principle of federalism in its Collective Security Agreement. Therefore it’s the ONLY Universal Collective Security Agreement that is actually Universal; as both NATO and CSTO are already bound under the authority of the General Treaty. And as both NATO and CSTO are already bound by the 1928 Genetal Treaty, they can only resolve a dispute and difference with one another at the assembly of the GTO.
Call to Order the meeting of the GTO! Elect the Supreme Tribunal so that the GTO can do its job and democratically elect the Supreme Tribunal with the special task to end war, and bring peace through Justice to the world!
We CAN keep our PROMISES on a personal level!! Let’s keep our most SACRED of promises, on a national level! Only the Promulgation of the knowledge of the Paris Peace Pact has the utility to end all wars internationally, and as a global universal value representing the Oneness of the world of humanity, can educate all people to non-violence, and for everyone and all, at every level, to “learn war no more” and the killings even in such remote places as Robb, TX shall cease…
Uphold the Kellogg-Briand Paris Peace Pact! Call to Order a meeting of the GTO to Elect the Supreme Tribunal that shall bring peace to the world!
Dr. Neal Chase PhD., Aghsan Guardian of the Baha’i Faith
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Video Link:
Anniversary of Kellogg Briand Peace Pact: O Believers! Enter into the peace agreement all together!
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Baha’i Anniversary: The Birth of The Establisher of The Baha’i Faith, 8/22/2014-8/22/2022

Monday, August 22nd, 2022

Baha’i Anniversary: The Birth of The Establisher, 8/22/2014-8/22/2022

Jesus The High Priest After The Order Of Melchizedec-“Blessed Is He”-Upon His Return-Reading The Prayer For The Cementing Of The Hearts Of All Humanity Revealed By The Messiah Baha’u’llah Through His Son Abdu’l-Baha’

 

Dr. Leland Jensen was the supreme defender of the Covenant in both it’s Greater and lesser aspects. He was promised in the religious scriptures and oral teachings of all people everywhere on the planet and prophesied by the prophets of all cultures for the entirety of the six thousand year Adamic Cycle. But for his purity of heart and firmness in the Covenant and by his mandate from God to protect, defend and teach the Covenant to the world and establish it firmly in this land (the prophesied New JerUSAlem in the U.S.A.) we who’ve gathered under the Banner of the Most Great Name would still be wandering in the spiritual wilderness not knowing where to find the truth we have sought. Thank God for sending His Son to the world a second time to re-gather the elect unto the presence of Baha’u’llah under the Provisions of His everlasting Covenant!

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Some of the many writings of the Establisher of the Baha’i Faith

THE MOST MIGHTY DOCUMENT

by Dr. Leland Jensen

An official Rendition by the Promised 7th Angel, who fulfills Biblical Prophecies, explained by ‘Abdu’l-Baha as recorded in Some Answered Questions, also prophesied to come under different titles, such as “Blessed is He” who comes in 1963, explained by ‘Abdu’l-Baha as recorded in Baha’u’llah and the New Era, the knight on the white horse, the Lamb, The Land, the return of Jesus the High Priest and by various names and titles as found in all Revelations of the Divine Manifestations.

The Most Mighty Document

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THE BEAST

by Dr. Leland Jensen

PROPHECY IS FULFILLED BUT EXPECTATIONS ARE NOT! Jesus has just returned! He has come a second time, and already a number of the dead in Christ have resurrected out of their graves and have met him in the air, the air is down here on earth, the higher up you go the less air there is. This is just like it says in the Bible. He has “descended from heaven with a cry of command, with the archangel’s call, and with the sound of the trumpet of God” (I Thess. 4:16). Those that have been left alive are about to join them and meet him in the air (I Thess. 4:17). Their number will increase until they comprise the 144,000 of Revelation, chapters 7 and 14, of whom will be the elect of Matt 24:22. Then the bombs will drop! The multitude will not resurrect until the bombs drop on their churches (tombs) destroying them. “These are they who” will “have come out of great tribulation”–the four winds of destruction–(Rev. 7:14). Within a short time the four great waves of destruction, that will come one succeeding the other, will be over. Before this happens “every eye will see him” (Rev. 1:7), and every head will bow before the Throne, the Guardianship of the living Davidic King (Rev. 7:9-12). This will comprise those that are left, that had not been taken by the great catastrophe. He is now here upon the earth alive breathing air, not up in the sky where there is not any air. MOST OF THE CHRISTIANS WILL MISS THE RAPTURE before the bombs drop on their cities because they are so dead in the theologies (clouds of heaven) of their church that they will not be able to see him on his return until they have become purified by the fire of the oncoming thermonuclear holocaust, or one of the other succeeding waves to the great tribulation. As a cloud in the sky veils the light of the sun, so a cloud of heaven veils the light of Jesus on his return. Because of these theologies the Christians–the dead in Christ–believe that Jesus resurrected up into the sky, and that when he returns the rapture will take place in the sky, yet no place in the scriptures does it say this…. So it is today. The Christians have their eyes glued to the sky. They don’t know the difference between the sky and heaven because they have not partaken of the Life-Giving Spirit. Because the scriptures state that Jesus ascended up into heaven they imagine that he ascended up into the sky, and when he returns will come streaking across the sky and the believers will ascend up into the sky to meet him. Therefore, they do not want, and are in opposition to, the Promised Ones, that descended out of heaven, sent to them by God, that were Promised in the Holy Scriptures. They are asleep in their graves (their apostate churches)–spiritually dead–and the masses won’t resurrect until the thermonuclear bombs drop on their tombs (their churches) and opens them so they can come out. And then it may be too late for most of them. BUPC.ORG/UHJ.NET

The Beast: Is About to Be Dead

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THE CHILD OF THE EAST

by Dr. Leland Jensen

Nothing has captured the imagination and conjecture of the people more than that of the Apocalypse, as this is found in all the holy books of the world. The Christians are awaiting the advent of the Antichrist and the Beast which is to precede the return of Jesus Christ and Armageddon. Here, for the first time, Dr. Leland Jensen brings to life the amazing visions of Jeane Dixon, adding an entire New Dimension to this subject and revealing the fulfillment Jeane’s most outstanding vision: “THE CHILD OF THE EAST.” In A Gift of Prophecy it states: “Visions which come to Mrs. Dixon are unchangeable, because they represent the will of God. The coming event cannot, consequently, be prevented” (p. 155). Therefore, the reading public is waiting for the fulfillment of these visions. In this book, for the first time, “THE CHILD OF THE EAST” has been definitely identified. Jeane states that: “The world as we know it will be reshaped and revamped into one without wars or suffering… he will bring together all mankind in one all-embracing faith. This will be the foundation of a new Christianity, with every sect and creed united through this man who will walk among the people to spread the wisdom of the Almighty Power” (A Gift of Prophecy, pp. 171, 172). This book represents not only his amazing credentials, but gives his interpretations of some of Jeane’s other visions such as the Snake and her two visions that she had in St. Matthew’s Cathedral. Also by using Jeane Dixon’s Criteria, he definitely identifies the Antichrist and slays him with the sword of his mouth. He also exposes the Beast and Dragon prophesied to come in the Book of Revelation. This is all backed up by the most realistic and accurate proofs. The Bible and the Great Pyramid come alive and become clear as crystal. This will excite the reader to new horizons, especially what “THE CHILD OF THE EAST.” has to say of what is to take place next! He will become the most talked about person in the world and what he has to say will be of the most discussed subjects. It will be a common conversational piece. Everyone will get in on the act; no one will be able to remain neutral. Everyone will take sides, either for or against. As the events that “THE CHILD OF THE EAST” has predicted take place just exactly as he stated, ultimately everyone in the world will become a believer; there will be mass conversion. “Attempting to describe her own sensation, Jeane says: “I felt suspended and enfolded, as if I were surrounded by whipped cream. For the first time I understood the full meaning of the Biblical phrase, ‘My cup runneth over.’ I loved all mankind. I felt that I would never again need food or sleep, because I had experienced perfect peace” (A Gift of Prophecy, p. 172). It will be just like Jeane said. Read this book and find out for yourself.

Child of the East: Jeane Dixon was right

“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: Asma/Names 1, 179 B.E. (8/20/2022)

Saturday, August 20th, 2022

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Tell the priests to ring the bells no longer. By God, the True One! The Most Mighty Bell hath appeared in the form of Him Who is the Most Great Name, and the fingers of the Will of Thy Lord, the Most Exalted, the Most High, toll it out in the heaven of Immortality in His name, the All-Glorious. Thus have the mighty verses of Thy Lord been again sent down unto thee, that thou mayest arise to remember God, the Creator of earth and heaven, in these days when all the tribes of the earth have mourned, and the foundations of the cities have trembled, and the dust of irreligion hath enwrapped all men, except such as God, the All-Knowing, the All-Wise, was pleased to spare. Say: He Who is the Unconstrained is come, in the clouds of light, that He may quicken the world with the breezes of His name, the Most Merciful, and unify its peoples, and gather all men around this Table which hath been sent down from heaven. Beware that ye deny not the favour of God after it hath been sent down unto you. Better is this for you than that which ye possess; for that which is yours perisheth, whilst that which is with God endureth. He, in truth, ordaineth what He pleaseth. Verily, the breezes of forgiveness have been wafted from the direction of your Lord, the God of Mercy; whoso turneth thereunto shall be cleansed of his sins, and of all pain and sickness. Happy the man that hath turned towards them, and woe betide him that hath turned aside.

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The breezes of the Most Merciful have passed over all created things; happy the man that hath discovered their fragrance, and set himself towards them with a sound heart. Attire thy temple with the ornament of My Name, and thy tongue with remembrance of Me, and thine heart with love for Me, the Almighty, the Most High. We have desired for thee naught except that which is better for thee than what thou dost possess and all the treasures of the earth. Thy Lord, verily, is knowing, informed of all. Arise, in My Name, amongst My servants, and say: “O ye peoples of the earth! Turn yourselves towards Him Who hath turned towards you. He, verily, is the Face of God amongst you, and His Testimony and His Guide unto you. He hath come to you with signs which none can produce.” The voice of the Burning Bush is raised in the midmost heart of the world, and the Holy Spirit calleth aloud among the nations: “Lo, the Desired One is come with manifest dominion!”

Baha’u’llah, Exc. Fr. Letter to Napoleon III

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O my friend, verily the Cause is great and great, and the penetration of the Word of God in the temple (body) of all the regions is similar to the pervasion of the soul in a sound body.

By the life of Baha’, verily, the power of the Kingdom of God hath taken hold of the pillars of the world, and hath possessed all the nations. Thou wilt surely find the standards of the Testament waving in all regions, the chanting of the verses of unity raised in exalted assemblies, and the lights of the Sun of Truth and its heat dispersing the thick clouds massed on the horizon. Be rejoiced at this glad-tidings, whereby the hearts of the sincere among the beloved are cheered.

O my friend, isolate all thy faculties and senses from every other mention and thought, and follow the example of Abdul-Baha in servitude to the Holy and Exalted Threshold. Hasten to the field of sacrifice, craving for the most great martyrdom; expend thy life and all of thy grades in love for God and in attraction to the Beauty of El-ABHA.

By God, the True One, man should seek only this bounty, inasmuch as it is everlasting, eternal, divine, spiritual, luminous and merciful. Be sanctified from all the universe…address the veiled ones (those blind to the Truth), saying: “Verily, eyes are dazzled by gazing at the sun, and it is impossible to consider it because of the intensity of its rays; and verily the sea cannot be contained in a cup. The weakness of eyes does no harm to the sun, nor the smallness of the cup to the sea.”

Then…explain to the people, and make known to every questioner, by saying: “Verily, minds are limited, and the splendor of lights is so great as not to be comprehended by (man’s) reflective faculties. Ye ought to have the sigh of the heart so that ye may apprehend the reality of the mysteries of God which are deposited behind coverings.”

Abdu’l-Baha’, Tablets, vol 1, pp 164-165

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Furthermore, among the “veils of glory” are such terms as the “Seal of the Prophets” and the like, the removal of which is a supreme achievement in the sight of these base-born and erring souls. All, by reason of these mysterious sayings, these grievous “veils of glory,” have been hindered from beholding the light of truth. Have they not heard the melody of that bird of Heaven, uttering this mystery: “A thousand Fátimihs I have espoused, all of whom were the daughters of Muḥammad, Son of ‘Abdu’lláh, the ‘Seal of the Prophets?’” Behold, how many are the mysteries that lie as yet unravelled within the tabernacle of the knowledge of God, and how numerous the gems of His wisdom that are still concealed in His inviolable treasuries! Shouldest thou ponder this in thine heart, thou wouldst realize that His handiwork knoweth neither beginning nor end. The domain of His decree is too vast for the tongue of mortals to describe, or for the bird of the human mind to traverse; and the dispensations of His providence are too mysterious for the mind of man to comprehend. His creation no end hath overtaken, and it hath ever existed from the “Beginning that hath no beginning”; and the Manifestations of His Beauty no beginning hath beheld, and they will continue to the “End that knoweth no end.” Ponder this utterance in thine heart, and reflect how it is applicable unto all these holy Souls.

Likewise, strive thou to comprehend the meaning of the melody of that eternal beauty, Ḥusayn, son of ‘Alí, who, addressing Salmán, spoke words such as these: “I was with a thousand Adams, the interval between each and the next Adam was fifty thousand years, and to each one of these I declared the Successorship conferred upon my father.” He then recounteth certain details, until he saith: “I have fought one thousand battles in the path of God, the least and most insignificant of which was like the battle of Khaybar, in which battle my father fought and contended against the infidels.” Endeavour now to apprehend from these two traditions the mysteries of “end,” “return,” and “creation without beginning or end.”

Baha’u’llah, Kitab-i-Iqan, para. 178 & 179

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Baha’i Sabbath: Kamal 12, 179 B.E. (8/12/2022)

Saturday, August 13th, 2022

 

O SINCERE servant of the True One! I hear thou art grieved and distressed at the happenings of the world and the vicissitudes of fortune. Wherefore this fear and sorrow? The true lovers of the Abhá Beauty, and they that have quaffed the Cup of the Covenant fear no calamity, nor feel depressed in the hour of trial. They regard the fire of adversity as their garden of delight, and the depth of the sea the expanse of heaven.

Thou who art neath the shelter of God, and under the shadow of the Tree of His Covenant, why sorrow and repine? Rest thou assured and feel confident. Observe the written commandments of thy Lord with joy and peace, with earnestness and sincerity; and be thou the well-wisher of thy country and thy government. His grace shall assist thee at all times, His blessings shall be bestowed upon thee, and thy heart’s desire shall be realized.

By the Ancient Beauty!—may my life be a sacrifice for His loved ones—Were the friends to realize what a glorious sovereignty the Lord hath destined for them in His Kingdom, surely they would be filled with ecstasy, would behold themselves crowned with immortal glory and carried away with transports of delight. Erelong it shall be made manifest how brilliantly the light of His bountiful care and mercy hath shone upon His loved ones, and what a turbulent ocean hath been stirred in their hearts! Then will they clamor and exclaim: Happy are we; let all the world rejoice!

Abdu’l-Baha’, Selections #229

 

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