October 30, 2019-
As I mentioned yesterday, these two days mark the consecutive birth anniversaries of Baha’u’llah and His Forerunner/Herald, al-Bab. I have recounted the story of Baha’u’llah in previous posts, over the years.
In this post, I wish to note why His life and those of other Divine Messengers, are important to people of all faiths, or of no faith. Rather than see these Great Beings as merely Founders of competing religions, it is beneficial to view Them as guides to the continuous process of the unfolding of human spirituality-as it pertains to both the life of the individual and the life of society.
We have progressed, in fits and starts, from the relationship of the individual to the Divine (the Revelations of Adam, Abraham and Noah); through the spirituality of the human family and clans (Krishna and Zoroaster); the spiritual focus of tribes (Moses and countless Teachers of Indigenous Peoples, across the world); detachment from fortune and misfortune, alike (Gautama Siddhartha); unconditional love, across boundaries (Jesus the Christ) and spiritual guidance of nations (Muhammad). The Twin Messengers, al-Bab and Baha’u’llah, have extended the knowledge available to us, that the common people of the Earth may both determine their own spiritual destiny and organize the spiritual unification of the entire planet.
Baha’u’llah’s Revelation, far from being yet another means to sectarian division, is a road map away from human-caused cataclysm and strife. This is the underpinning of my belief that all people possess the means to seek and find Truth, both independently and in groups.