Baha’i Sabbath: Baha’ 18, 180 B.E. (4/7/2023)

April 7th, 2023

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Concerning the period of Baha’u’llah’s banishment to Iraq, specifically the time from  March 12, 1852 through April 10, 1854

The cup of Bahá’u’lláh’s sorrows was now running over. All His exhortations, all His efforts to remedy a rapidly deteriorating situation, had remained fruitless. The velocity of His manifold woes was hourly and visibly increasing. Upon the sadness that filled His soul and the gravity of the situation confronting Him, His writings, revealed during that somber period, throw abundant light. In some of His prayers He poignantly confesses that “tribulation upon tribulation” had gathered about Him, that “adversaries with one consent” had fallen upon Him, that “wretchedness” had grievously touched Him, and that “woes at their blackest” had befallen Him. God Himself He calls upon as a Witness to His “sighs and lamentations,” His “powerlessness, poverty and destitution,” to the “injuries” He sustained, and the “abasement” He suffered. “So grievous hath been My weeping,” He, in one of these prayers, avows, “that I have been prevented from making mention of Thee and singing Thy praises.” “So loud hath been the voice of My lamentation,” He, in another passage, avers, “that every mother mourning for her child would be amazed, and would still her weeping and her grief.” “The wrongs which I suffer,” He, in His Lawḥ-i-Maryam, laments, “have blotted out the wrongs suffered by My First Name (the Báb) from the Tablet of creation.” “O Maryam!” He continues, “From the Land of Ṭá (Ṭihrán), after countless afflictions, We reached ‘Iráq, at the bidding of the Tyrant of Persia, where, after the fetters of Our foes, We were afflicted with the perfidy of Our friends. God knoweth what befell Me thereafter!” And again: “I have borne what no man, be he of the past or of the future, hath borne or will bear.” “Oceans of sadness,” He testifies in the Tablet of Qullu’ṭ-Ṭa‘ám, “have surged over Me, a drop of which no soul could bear to drink. Such is My grief that My soul hath well nigh departed from My body.” “Give ear, O Kamál!” He, in that same Tablet, depicting His plight, exclaims, “to the voice of this lowly, this forsaken ant, that hath hid itself in its hole, and whose desire is to depart from your midst, and vanish from your sight, by reason of that which the hands of men have wrought. God, verily, hath been witness between Me and His servants.” And again: “Woe is Me, woe is Me … All that I have seen from the day on which I first drank the pure milk from the breast of My mother until this moment hath been effaced from My memory, in consequence of that which the hands of the people have committed.” Furthermore, in His Qaṣídiy-i-Varqá’íyyih, an ode revealed during the days of His retirement to the mountains of Kurdistán, in praise of the Maiden personifying the Spirit of God recently descended upon Him, He thus gives vent to the agonies of His sorrow-laden heart: “Noah’s flood is but the measure of the tears I have shed, and Abraham’s fire an ebullition of My soul. Jacob’s grief is but a reflection of My sorrows, and Job’s afflictions a fraction of my calamity.” “Pour out patience upon Me, O My Lord!”—such is His supplication in one of His prayers, “and render Me victorious over the transgressors.” “In these days,” He, describing in the Kitáb-i-Íqán the virulence of the jealousy which, at that time, was beginning to bare its venomous fangs, has written, “such odors of jealousy are diffused, that … from the beginning of the foundation of the world … until the present day, such malice, envy and hate have in no wise appeared, nor will they ever be witnessed in the future.” “For two years or rather less,” He, likewise, in another Tablet, declares, “I shunned all else but God, and closed Mine eyes to all except Him, that haply the fire of hatred may die down and the heat of jealousy abate.”
Mírzá Áqá Ján himself has testified: “That Blessed Beauty evinced such sadness that the limbs of my body trembled.” He has, likewise, related, as reported by Nabíl in his narrative, that, shortly before Bahá’u’lláh’s retirement, he had on one occasion seen Him, between dawn and sunrise, suddenly come out from His house, His night-cap still on His head, showing such signs of perturbation that he was powerless to gaze into His face, and while walking, angrily remark: “These creatures are the same creatures who for three thousand years have worshipped idols, and bowed down before the Golden Calf. Now, too, they are fit for nothing better. What relation can there be between this people and Him Who is the Countenance of Glory? What ties can bind them to the One Who is the supreme embodiment of all that is lovable?” “I stood,” declared Mírzá Áqá Ján, “rooted to the spot, lifeless, dried up as a dead tree, ready to fall under the impact of the stunning power of His words. Finally, He said:‘Bid them recite:

“Is there any Remover of difficulties save God? Say: Praised be God! He is God! All are His servants, and all abide by His bidding!”

Tell them to repeat it five hundred times, nay, a thousand times, by day and by night, sleeping and waking, that haply the Countenance of Glory may be unveiled to their eyes, and tiers of light descend upon them.’ He Himself, I was subsequently informed, recited this same verse, His face betraying the utmost sadness.… Several times during those days, He was heard to remark: ‘We have, for a while, tarried amongst this people, and failed to discern the slightest response on their part.’ Oftentimes He alluded to His disappearance from our midst, yet none of us understood His meaning.”
Finally, discerning, as He Himself testifies in the Kitáb-i-Íqán, “the signs of impending events,” He decided that before they happened He would retire. “The one object of Our retirement,” He, in that same Book affirms, “was to avoid becoming a subject of discord among the faithful, a source of disturbance unto Our companions, the means of injury to any soul, or the cause of sorrow to any heart.” “Our withdrawal,” He, moreover, in that same passage emphatically asserts, “contemplated no return, and Our separation hoped for no reunion.”
Suddenly, and without informing any one even among the members of His own family, on the 12th of Rajab 1270 A.H. (April 10, 1854), He departed, accompanied by an attendant, a Muḥammadan named Abu’l-Qásim-i-Hamadání, to whom He gave a sum of money, instructing him to act as a merchant and use it for his own purposes. Shortly after, that servant was attacked by thieves and killed, and Bahá’u’lláh was left entirely alone in His wanderings through the wastes of Kurdistán, a region whose sturdy and warlike people were known for their age-long hostility to the Persians, whom they regarded as seceders from the Faith of Islám, and from whom they differed in their outlook, race and language.
Attired in the garb of a traveler, coarsely clad, taking with Him nothing but his kashkúl (alms-bowl) and a change of clothes, and assuming the name of Darvísh Muḥammad, Bahá’u’lláh retired to the wilderness, and lived for a time on a mountain named Sar-Galú, so far removed from human habitations that only twice a year, at seed sowing and harvest time, it was visited by the peasants of that region. Alone and undisturbed, He passed a considerable part of His retirement on the top of that mountain in a rude structure, made of stone, which served those peasants as a shelter against the extremities of the weather. At times His dwelling-place was a cave to which He refers in His Tablets addressed to the famous Shaykh ‘Abdu’r-Raḥmán and to Maryam, a kinswoman of His. “I roamed the wilderness of resignation” He thus depicts, in the Lawḥ-i-Maryam, the rigors of His austere solitude, “traveling in such wise that in My exile every eye wept sore over Me, and all created things shed tears of blood because of My anguish. The birds of the air were My companions and the beasts of the field My associates.” “From My eyes,” He, referring in the Kitáb-i-Íqán to those days, testifies, “there rained tears of anguish, and in My bleeding heart surged an ocean of agonizing pain. Many a night I had no food for sustenance, and many a day My body found no rest.… Alone I communed with My spirit, oblivious of the world and all that is therein.”
In the odes He revealed, whilst wrapped in His devotions during those days of utter seclusion, and in the prayers and soliloquies which, in verse and prose, both in Arabic and Persian, poured from His sorrow-laden soul, many of which He was wont to chant aloud to Himself, at dawn and during the watches of the night, He lauded the names and attributes of His Creator, extolled the glories and mysteries of His own Revelation, sang the praises of that Maiden that personified the Spirit of God within Him, dwelt on His loneliness and His past and future tribulations, expatiated upon the blindness of His generation, the perfidy of His friends and the perversity of His enemies, affirmed His determination to arise and, if needs be, offer up His life for the vindication of His Cause, stressed those essential pre-requisites which every seeker after Truth must possess, and recalled, in anticipation of the lot that was to be His, the tragedy of the Imám Ḥusayn in Karbilá, the plight of Muḥammad in Mecca, the sufferings of Jesus at the hands of the Jews, the trials of Moses inflicted by Pharaoh and his people and the ordeal of Joseph as He languished in a pit by reason of the treachery of His brothers. These initial and impassioned outpourings of a Soul struggling to unburden itself, in the solitude of a self-imposed exile (many of them, alas lost to posterity) are, with the Tablet of Kullu’ṭ-Ṭa‘ám and the poem entitled Rashḥ-i-‘Amá, revealed in Ṭihrán, the first fruits of His Divine Pen. They are the forerunners of those immortal works—the Kitáb-i-Íqán, the Hidden Words and the Seven Valleys—which in the years preceding His Declaration in Baghdád, were to enrich so vastly the steadily swelling volume of His writings, and which paved the way for a further flowering of His prophetic genius in His epoch-making Proclamation to the world, couched in the form of mighty Epistles to the kings and rulers of mankind, and finally for the last fruition of His Mission in the Laws and Ordinances of His Dispensation formulated during His confinement in the Most Great Prison of ‘Akká.

Shoghi Effendi-God Passes By-Baha’u’llah’s Banishment to Iraq

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Articles of General Treaty #2137 binding all of the nations that are signatories thereto and all of the inhabitants thereof to the Everlasting Covenant of LOVE!

 

 

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

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..

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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…

LEARN WAR NO MORE!!
VOTE YES ON #2137!!

Nothing like yet another war, another tragic mistake and bad choice to suffer the consequences of for the stubborn and recalcitrant..as 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…

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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…

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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.

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

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.

Baha’u’llah

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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

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

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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

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PRAYERS AND
MEDITATIONS

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

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“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

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.

Baha’u’llah

Prayers and Meditations VII

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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!”

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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

Ayyam-i-Ha 179-180 B.E.:Sunset 2/25/2023-Sunset 2/28/2023

February 26th, 2023

O Pen of the Most High! Say: O people of the world! We have enjoined upon you fasting during a brief period, and at its close have designated for you Naw-Rúz as a feast. Thus hath the Day-Star of Utterance shone forth above the horizon of the Book as decreed by Him Who is the Lord of the beginning and the end. Let the days in excess of the months be placed before the month of fasting. We have ordained that these, amid all nights and days, shall be the manifestations of the letter Há, and thus they have not been bounded by the limits of the year and its months. It behoveth the people of Bahá, throughout these days, to provide good cheer for themselves, their kindred and, beyond them, the poor and needy, and with joy and exultation to hail and glorify their Lord, to sing His praise and magnify His Name; and when they end—these days of giving that precede the season of restraint—let them enter upon the Fast. Thus hath it been ordained by Him Who is the Lord of all mankind. The traveller, the ailing, those who are with child or giving suck, are not bound by the Fast; they have been exempted by God as a token of His grace. He, verily, is the Almighty, the Most Generous.

Baha’u’llah, Kitab-I-Aqdas

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Known as the Ayyám-i-Há (the Days of Há), the Intercalary Days have the distinction of being associated with “the letter Há”. The abjad numerical value of this Arabic letter is five, which corresponds to the potential number of intercalary days.

The letter “Há” has been given several spiritual meanings in the Holy Writings, among which is as a symbol of the Essence of God.

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Say: Nature in its essence is the embodiment of My Name, the Maker, the Creator. Its manifestations are diversified by varying causes, and in this diversity there are signs for men of discernment. Nature is God’s Will and is its expression in and through the contingent world. It is a dispensation of Providence ordained by the Ordainer, the All-Wise. Were anyone to affirm that it is the Will of God as manifested in the world of being, no one should question this assertion. It is endowed with a power whose reality men of learning fail to grasp. Indeed a man of insight can perceive naught therein save the effulgent splendor of Our Name, the Creator. Say: This is an existence which knoweth no decay, and Nature itself is lost in bewilderment before its revelations, its compelling evidences and its effulgent glory which have encompassed the universe.

Baha’u’llah

Lawh-i-Hikmat/Tablet-of-Wisdom

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Scanning Electron Microscope Images of cross sections of the flagellum of Chlamydomonas. They show a 9-pointed star tipped on each point by the Persian letters He and Aleph combined making the letter “HA” of “Ayyam-i-HA”. The flagellum of Chlamydomonas serve purposes of mobility, sensation, communication, and sexual reproduction, the stimulus for which travel through these conduits which as shown, in cross section are formed in the shape of the Persian letters He and Aleph making the letter “HA” surrounding the 9-pointed star.

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My God, my Fire and my Light! The days which Thou hast named the Ayyám-i-Há (the Days of Há, Intercalary days) in Thy Book have begun, O Thou Who art the King of names, and the fast which Thy most exalted Pen hath enjoined unto all who are in the kingdom of Thy creation to observe is approaching. I entreat Thee, O my Lord, by these days and by all such as have during that period clung to the cord of Thy commandments, and laid hold on the handle of Thy precepts, to grant that unto every soul may be assigned a place within the precincts of Thy court, and a seat at the revelation of the splendors of the light of Thy countenance.

These, O my Lord, are Thy servants whom no corrupt inclination hath kept back from what Thou didst send down in Thy Book. They have bowed themselves before Thy Cause, and received Thy Book with such resolve as is born of Thee, and observed what Thou hadst prescribed unto them, and chosen to follow that which had been sent down by Thee.

Thou seest, O my Lord, how they have recognized and confessed whatsoever Thou hast revealed in Thy Scriptures. Give them to drink, O my Lord, from the hands of Thy graciousness the waters of Thine eternity. Write down, then, for them the recompense ordained for him that hath immersed himself in the ocean of Thy presence, and attained unto the choice wine of Thy meeting.

I implore Thee, O Thou the King of kings and the Pitier of the downtrodden, to ordain for them the good of this world and of the world to come. Write down for them, moreover, what none of Thy creatures hath discovered, and number them with those who have circled round Thee, and who move about Thy throne in every world of Thy worlds.

Thou, truly, art the Almighty, the All-Knowing, the All-Informed.

Baha’u’llah, Prayers And Meditations #XLV

Baha’i Sabbath: Mulk 18, 179 B.E. (2/24/2023)

February 24th, 2023

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It turns out that the 1928 General Treaty to Renounce War (#2137) is the “everlasting Covenant of peace” (Ez. 37:26) spoken all throughout the Hebrew Bible, the Koran, and the sacred prophecies of all traditions, faiths and indigenous peoples.

It turns out, seen with an eye of insight, that #2137 that makes war illegal between the 72 signatory nation states, provides the rock-solid foundation for the peoples charter (article 2) “pacific means” to democratically elect the SupremeTribunal to end war, the “house” beth-el, where all nations shall flow (meaning to gather and democratically elect) and “learn war no more” (Is. 2).

It turns out that by the criteria of prophecy fulfilled (an ancient, valid and firmly tested epistemology in its own right) the “Kingdom of God” eagerly awaited by Jews, Christians and Muslims (and by all traditions) is already established upon the earth as it is in heaven as of August 27, 1928!

It turns out if we see that this is the FACT with our own eyes, and all the people see that the everlasting Covenant of Friendship was legislated as international law for all nations and peoples in 1928…then it turns out we can all come together NOW at the time of the Great Crisis of this promised ONE HOUR to Activate Article II correctly and live in Universal Peace on Earth and justice for all peoples, the “Kingdom of God” on earth, experiencing the Oneness of Humanity in all our daily affairs, relationships and community interactions…

It turns out that God has already answered all the peoples prayers for world peace and for material and spiritual salvation of all human beings, in 1928.

It turns out that we today are, one and all and equally so, the heirs of this noble and peerless heritage: that for the first time in the history of the human race, war is now illegal!

So it turns out now, it’s up to us to be Firm in the Covenant #2137…

If the people are functional (spiritual) any system will work, but if they’re not spiritual then no system will work…

It turns out God did God’s part, and here it is, the “Kingdom of God” meaning the everlasting society of justice and peace, established on earth as it is in heaven legally as of 1928…

So it turns out now, if we want to have this life for us all on earth without war, then as God has done God’s part, it’s now up to us all to non-violently do our part, in personal practice and for public policy…

Let go of WAR, embrace the love and hope that Universal Peace and the Oneness of Humanity, justice for all, shall prevail…

Vote YES on #2137
Let’s democratically elect the SupremeTribunal whose sole purpose is to end war and prevent national military aggressions…

Peace on Earth is HERE NOW if we want it…uphold the Kellogg-Briand Peace Pact and Activate Article II, so the threat of war will actually be removed, the total war economy shut down and so we can all return to our lives and daily occupations…
How selfish is that!?

Wishing life and life abundantly for All! Regardless of race, sex, gender, creed, and color?

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“Elect the Supreme Tribunal! Uphold the 1928 Covenant of International Peace! (Kellogg-Briand Paris Peace Pact)” #2137
Official Website of the Universal House of Justice

Baha’i Sabbath: Mulk 11, 179 B.E. (2/17/2023)

February 18th, 2023

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How will The General Treaty to Renounce War (#2137 Kellogg-Briand Peace Pact) ultimately triumph? Through those who oppose the Cause of Universal Peace:

“Bahá’u’lláh [the Author of the Covenant to Abolish War], speaking of these very ones who were attacking and decrying Him [opposed to democratically electing the SupremeTribunal to end war and establish permanent peace on the foundation of real justice], said:

“They are My heralds; they are the ones who are proclaiming My message and spreading My Word. Pray that they may be multiplied, pray that their number may increase and that they may cry out more loudly. The more they abuse Me by their words and the greater their agitation, the more potent and mighty will be the efficacy of the Cause of God [the Cause of Justice for Universal Peace], the more luminous the light of the Word [war is illegal] and the greater the radiance of the divine Sun [our new civilization of “pacific means”]. And eventually the gloomy darkness of the outer world [materialism and war over it] will disappear, and the light of reality [a high-tech verdant green educational-agricultural society] will shine until the whole earth will be effulgent [cooperating to thrive] with its glory [real love actualized in the Oneness of Humanity.]”

“The solving of these international problems depends upon the increase of the NUMBER of the lovers of Peace, thus those who are devoted to the greater friendship of nations may add to their power the public opinion which revolves around the Peace of the world. Then, through the powerful demonstration of the people of peace and reconciliation all the nations will be FORCED to accept the doctrine of peace.

“LOVE is illumination. LOVE is the cause of Life.”

“In this age, therefore, Universal Peace is like unto the Sun [#2137], which bestoweth life upon all things, and it is thus incumbent upon all to endeavour in the path of this mighty Cause…we [and our current legal representatives operating in the world in the current moment] have in no wise relented, but have continued to endeavour unto this very moment and are increasing our efforts as day followeth day, because OUR desire for peace is not derived merely from the intellect:

“It is a matter of [personal Spirituality and] religious belief and one of the Eternal Foundations of the Faith of God.

“That is why we strive with all our might and, forsaking our own advantage, rest, and comfort, forgo the pursuit of our own affairs; devote ourselves to the mighty Cause of peace [what we call the Cause of God]; and consider it [the Covenant to Abolish war #2137] to be the very foundation of the Divine religions, a service to His Kingdom, the source of eternal life, and the greatest means of admittance into the heavenly realm.”
— ‘Abdu’l-Baha

All of us have a vote of one…

VOTE YES! For the US, Russia, UK and France to confirm their three delegates (male & female) to democratically elect the International Council to End War.

“Another teaching is that there shall be perfect equality between men and women. Why should man create a distinction which God does not recognize? In the kingdoms below man sex exists, but the distinction between male and female is neither repressive nor restrictive. The mare, for instance, is as strong and often more speedy than the horse. Throughout the animal and vegetable kingdoms there is perfect equality between the sexes. In the kingdom of mankind this equality must likewise exist, and the one whose heart is purest, whose life and character are highest and nearest to the divine standard is most worthy and excellent in the sight of God. This is the only true and real distinction, be that one man or woman.”– ‘Abdu’l-Baha.

War, it’s what not to do…time to get our heads into the practical solutions of Art. 2, “pacific means”…

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“Elect the Supreme Tribunal! Uphold the 1928 Covenant of International Peace! (Kellogg-Briand Paris Peace Pact)” #2137
Official Website of the Universal House of Justice

Ukraine Calls For The Supreme Tribunal! – Mulk/Dominion 8, 179 B.E. (2/14/2023)

February 14th, 2023

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See! Ukraine has called for The Supreme Tribunal to deal with the single issue of Aggression!!!

“Aggression” means the single crime of making war, that is violating The Most Great Covenant of the 1928 Kellogg-Briand Peace Pact! Message delivered-Message received!

Happy Valentines Day from the beloved of hearts!

Now that Ukraine has called for The Supreme Tribunal, using the exact term Tribunal, for the sole purpose to uphold #2137, this isn’t going to work…UNLESS they follow the explicit instructions of the Author without deviating a hair’s breath to the left or the right.

I DEMOCRATIC ELECTION

A) The Tribunal has to be democratically elected by all the signatory 72 Nations.

B) The Nation States must send two or three delegates to a world unity meeting of the General Treaty Organization (GTO). The KELLOGG-BRIAND PACT is legally referred to as The General Treaty to Renounce War as national policy, and the signatory nations all bound under its unbreakable authority even now are the members of the GTO.

C) The number of delegates chosen is two or three only to be determined by population.

D) The National Governments already elected by the people choose their two or three delegates as the most knowledgeable, trustworthy, caring human beings that love their country and love all the people of the world like the man said from the middle of the pile of devastating rubble in Syria: ” Help us! We’re human beings!”

E) These delegates must go thru confirmation hearings and be ratified and approved by both the executive and legislative branches.

F) All the delegates of all the signatory then elect The Supreme Tribunal from their own numbers. If they all want to sit on The Supreme Tribunal, and say on average most nations sent 2 delegates and some 3, then the 152 of them could elect 152 members on The Tribunal. If they only want 8 members on The Tribunal or 3 as the judges for that case then the 152 delegates, vote by plurality ballot with no campaigning, that is everyone writes down 8 names after prayerful consideration or 3 (thats the minimun) and all 152 secret ballots are collected, and those 3 or 8 or 108 people elected are The Supreme Tribunal democratically elected by everyone, and their decision concerning the sole function to abolish war and uphold #2137 is final and binding upon all.

G) It MUST be formed democratically this way, and the plans to do so shared in the media with full public support of all the peoples in those countries that the governments represent. Because it’s decisions can only be upheld by all the individual citizens if we were all in support of its election and participated in its formation in the first place. And we have. We (I’m in the US) elected our local, state and national government, I participated in that process, and now my representatives that I support and the government workers and legislators who are self-sacrificing public servants wishing to better all humanity by assuming office, can then elect, confirm and ratify my 3 (mine and yours) delegates from USA. Same with Russia, England, France, and every other of the 72 nations has a right to send delegates for the election. The Hague, League and UN all have failed to end war, no matter how good intentioned and self-sacrificing the hearts of the workers simply because none of them are democratically elected in the manner described here. The Author and the Delineator explain this fully in their writings. All signatory nations must participate, it must be democratically elected in the public eye by the national governments so all the citizens will support it, especially if it’s a raw deal for some people, and by “some people” I mean, war- mongers who are going to need to find some other source of revenue like hotel and restaurant management or something else that’s humane and pro-social.

H) The delegates chosen must be of different genders.

I) The delegates chosen must be knowledgeable in the three documents corresponding to the three articles of the General Treaty, A1 the General Treaty itself, A2, The Global Ethic, A3, The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The General Treaty is invioble and cannot be either altered nor amended as its the General Foundation for all civilization still remaining in force on planet earth today. The Universal Declaration and Global Ethic are dynamic living documents breathed into life by the power of love embodied in the General Treaty are open to creative adjustments to suit the needs of the people in their days and times.

No democratic election such as this has ever happened!

UKRAINE WANTS THE SUPREME TRIBUNAL!!

LET’S GIVE THEM and us all THE REAL ONE.

The one that’s democratically elected!

As the Author and Delineator explain in their writings, as its democratically elected then no one nation is above another and all nations are secure in their own borders and those borders must be defined and respected. Nations can buy and sell territories with one another, the same way people buy and sell homes, there’s no need for wars over territory districts once the borders are defined. Animals are territorial settling borders and holding to them establishes good solid boundaries where the diversity of cultures and peoples can feel safe and secure. Also, unlike Versailles where “winners” excluded “losers” ALL Signatories MUST have their delegates sent and NOT excluded from the world unity friendship festival to elect the SupremeTribunal! That part, considering WWII, should be loud and clear as a trumpet, considering this FATAL FAILURE OF Versailles!! “LEARN war no more”! Learn from Versailles! Do not exclude any signatory nation or peoples.

II The foundation of the Supreme Tribunal MUST be founded upon the single inviolable foundation of the Oneness of Humanity:

The 12 Principles of the General Treaty to Renounce War explained by the Author and Delineator are found represented in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and where missing must be included, for these are only the 12 Principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights when all 12 Principles are included as the Author and Delineator have stated. The 12th Principle is the Principle that calls for democratically electing the Supreme Tribunal itself for the sole purpose of ending war.

III The Global Ethic and Global Ethic Document:

The Golden Rule is the global Ethic for activating Article 2, “pacific means”:

Pacific means, refers to upholding article 1, the Abolition of War, by all the members of Art 3, electing democratically and pacificaly the Supreme Tribunal.

The Golden rule: do unto others even better than you would have them do unto you means we do NOT steal other people’s ideas and that we give credit to where credit is due. Why? Scientific provenance! We, as real human beings, need to know the transparency of the facts. This is so we can accept and understand what is true so we can give that truth, that reality, that love for all humanity our full and undivided support. Also, when things go wrong, and they will, we need to know the provenance to go back to the basics and retrace our steps to see if and where we went wrong.

For example this is what happened just before the outbreak of WWI. The head of the Hague found out that the Czar of Russia had lied taking credit for himself for the idea to elect a World Court. As all terror was crashing down around him in his office in the Netherlands a scramble took place to contact the Author to fix the impending problem. When they discovered that the Author had already passed on but wrote a binding legal Will and Testament naming and appointing His designated Person of Legal sucession for all matters concerning The Peace Pact Plan to Abolish War they wrote to him immediately!

But it was too late. They didn’t have the internet back then, nor multiple intelligence agencies, that could spread the word in the twinkling of an eye, and the letter they sent to the designated person of legal succession, who at that time was the Delineator, was lost in the mail due to the outbreak of WWI itself. So it was not until 1920 that the letter arrived in the Holy Land, and the word of Christ was sent back in immediate reply to the receipt of the letter.

Therefore, the third point, in order to correctly form the Supreme Tribunal the signatory nations must officially recognize and acknowledge the Author of all thus as the Author and recognize and acknowledge the designated Person of Legal sucession in order to get what the head of the Hague got in 1920:

The document that states this three point plan to correctly impliment article 2 of #2137.

1) It MUST be founded on the 12 Principles that are the foundation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, that upholds the Oneness of Humanity and the rights of self defense for all people and nations.

2) It MUST be democratically elected, as stated above. And,

3) The Author and current designated person of legal sucession MUST be officially recognized and acknowledged if this is going to function. So people can get real feedback about what all this really is and how it really works so that our world leaders can do their job by meeting our needs to be free people free of the blight of war.

Ukraine has NOW made the call to CORRECTLY form the Supreme Tribunal to End War the sole purview “agression” that is, to uphold #2137.

Let’s democratically elect this properly upon the foundation of the Oneness of all Humanity and justice for all. If done on these three points it will succeed. People have a basic human right to live in a world free of war. Everyone agrees with this, we’re all human beings! As citizens of the 72 Signatories real human beings have a right to democratically elect the Tribunal to include everyone and exclude no one. People have a right to know that Baha’u’llah and Abdu’l-Baha are the Author and Delineator of it.

Happy Valentines Day from the beloved of hearts!

War is Over if you want it!

Ukraine Calls for Tribunal to Prosecute Russia for ‘Crime of Aggression’
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The Three (3) Articles of Treaty # 2137 – The KELLOGG-BRIAND PACT, legally referred to as The General Treaty to Renounce War as an Instrument of National Policy:

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“Elect the Supreme Tribunal! Uphold the 1928 Covenant of International Peace! (Kellogg-Briand Paris Peace Pact)” #2137

Baha’i Sabbath: Mulk 4, 179 B.E. (2/10/2023)

February 11th, 2023

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Mírzá Aḥmad Sohrab recorded in his diary the following prophecy about ‘Akká and Haifa uttered by ‘Abdu’l‑Bahá while seated by the window of one of the Bahá’í Pilgrim Homes at Haifa on February 14, 1914:—

The view from the Pilgrim Home is very attractive, especially as it faces the Blessed Tomb of Bahá’u’lláh. In the future the distance between ‘Akká and Haifa will be built up, and the two cities will join and clasp hands, becoming the two terminal section of one mighty metropolis. As I look now over this scene, I see so clearly that it will become one of the first emporiums of the world. This great semicircular bay will be transformed into the finest harbor, wherein the ships of all nations will seek shelter and refuge. The great vessels of all peoples will come to this port, bringing on their decks thousands and thousands of men and women from every part of the globe. The mountain and the plain will be dotted with the most modern buildings and palaces. Industries will be established and various institutions of philanthropic nature will be founded. The flowers of civilization and culture from all nations will be brought here to blend their fragrances together and blaze the way for the brotherhood of man. Wonderful gardens, orchards, groves and parks will be laid out on all sides. At night the great city will be lighted by electricity. The entire harbor from ‘Akká to Haifa will be one path of illumination. Powerful searchlights will be placed on both sides of Mount Carmel to guide the steamers. Mount Carmel itself, from top to bottom, will be submerged in a sea of lights. A person standing on the summit of Mount Carmel, and the passengers of the steamers coming to it, will look upon the most sublime and majestic spectacle of the whole world.

From every part of the mountain the symphony of “Yá Bahá’u’l-Abhá!” will be raised, and before the daybreak soul-entrancing music accompanied by melodious voices will be uplifted towards the throne of the Almighty.

Indeed, God’s ways are mysterious and unsearchable. What outward relation exists between Shíráz and Ṭihrán, Baghdád and Constantinople, Adrianople and ‘Akká and Haifa? God worked patiently, step by step, through these various cities, according to His own definite and eternal plan, so that the prophecies and predictions as foretold by the Prophets might be fulfilled. This golden thread of promise concerning the Messianic Millennium runs through the Bible, and it was so destined that God in His own good time would cause its appearance. Not even a single word will be left meaningless and unfulfilled.

Dr. John E. Esslemont, Baha’u’llah and the New Era – Akka and Haifa

Haifa Bay, looking toward Akka-1927

 

Haifa to Akka – Late 20th century to present.

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“Elect the Supreme Tribunal! Uphold the 1928 Covenant of International Peace! (Kellogg-Briand Paris Peace Pact)” #2137

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