If we face a situation without any intention, free from fear and desire, this openness paves the way for an intuition that will lead to a decision or an action in total harmony with that situation. Such a decision may bring about an apparent change, but this change is not an escape from or an avoidance of the situation; it doesn’t originate from the person; it emanates from intelligence.
~ Francis Lucille
This limitless universe is like the human body, all the members of which are connected and linked with one another with the greatest strength. How much the organs, the members and the parts of the body of man are intermingled and connected for mutual aid and help, and how much they influence one another! In the same way, the parts of this infinite universe have their members and elements connected with one another, and influence one another spiritually and materially. For example, the eye sees, and all the body is affected; the ear hears, and all the members of the body are moved. Of this there is no doubt; and the universe is like a living person. Moreover, the connection which exists between the members of beings must necessarily have an effect and impression, whether it be material or spiritual.
~ ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Some answered questions
I am not a Baha’i, but I support their spiritual principles, like the unity of mankind, and I am a german; here is the untold story of the Baha’is in Nazi germany. The unity of humanity can not be stopped because it is a spiritual truth. In our time the old, dusty nationalism returns to consciousness again; It is time to raise the voice, for there is only one nation, the nation of mankind. Sooner or later the truth will be victorious. “The truth will set you free” (John 8:32) is the slogan of the University of Freiburg.
BahaiTeachings.org managing editor David Langness tells the riveting, powerful story of the Baha’i community in Europe during the reign of the Nazis. The Nazi regime outlawed the Baha’i Faith in 1937, put the Baha’is on trial and sent many to their death in the concentration camps—but no matter how hard they tried, they could never exterminate Baha’u’llah’s mission to establish love, hope, and the unity of humanity.
If you would like to read more on this subject check out David Langness’ 17 part series Baha’is and Nazis.
Life is infinite energy coupled with limitless creative imagination. It is the invisible essence and substance of every visible form. Its nature is goodness, truth, wisdom and beauty, as well as energy and imagination. Our highest satisfaction comes from a sense of conscious union with this invisible Life. All human endeavor is an attempt to get back to first principles, to find such an inward wholeness that all sense of fear, doubt and uncertainty vanishes.
~ Ernest Holmes, The Art of Life
We need to know with scientific certainty that there is a Consciousness and a Power in the Universe that responds to us definitely, directly, and dynamically. Each individual must arrive at a place in his own consciousness where this contact is so immediate and so dynamic that if every other living soul denied it, he would still know.
~ Ernest Holmes, Living the Science of Mind
Life is not just something to be endured. It is to be lived in joy, in a fullness without limit.
~ Ernest Holmes, Discover a Richer Life
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“We are, all of us, consequence of what occurs when hydrogen and helium hang around long enough to begin to question what they are.”