Saturday, February 2, 2008

"...haply they may be illumined by the light of the Sun of true knowledge..."

Ever had a day when you wanted to reformat your brain's hard drive--cut down on the mental clutter society lays at your doorstep--hide from those folk who are trying to prove something--take a vacation in a cave?

When scientists indulge in fantasy and ministers cling to materialism it's time to be extremely cautious about what we accept...

"Would that the hearts of men could be cleansed from these manmade limitations and obscure thoughts imposed upon them! haply they may be illumined by the light of the Sun of true knowledge, and comprehend the mysteries of divine wisdom."

Bahá’u’lláh: The Kitáb-i-Íqán, paragraph 49, p. 43

"So great is the folly and perversity of the people, that they have turned their face toward their own thoughts and desires, and have turned their back upon the knowledge and will of God...."

Bahá’u’lláh: The Kitáb-i-Íqán, paragraph 183, p. 158

"Cleave to the Root of Knowledge, and to Him Who is the Fountain thereof, that thou mayest find thyself independent of all who claim to be well versed in human learning, and whose claim no clear proof, nor the testimony of any enlightening book, can support."
Bahá’u’lláh: Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, Selection LXXXIX, p. 177

"Rid thyself of all attachment to the vain allusions of men, and cast behind thy back the idle and subtle disputations of them that are veiled from God."

Bahá’u’lláh: Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, Selection CXXXIX, p. 303

1 comment:

Sandy said...

I think these quotes are perfect for this time of campaigning and rampant involvement in the political affairs of this country and the world too. To me, the meanings of these verses explain why Baha'u'llah says that all political involvement is to be shunned by Baha'is.
I mean, vote in the election for someone that one feels is most competent for the job but don't get involved in the discussion of politics before or after nor be a willing part of the "folly and perversity" of a world full of people who lack the spiritual knowledge necessary in this new age to build the better world they want.

~ Sandy