Friday, March 10, 2006

“The well-being of mankind, its peace and security, are unattainable unless and until its unity is firmly established. ”

In the Baha'i writings, Abdul Baha describes how world unity shall come about through the seven candles:
•The first candle is unity in the political realm
•The second candle is unity of thought in world undertakings
•The third candle is unity in freedom
•The fourth candle is unity in religion
•The fifth candle is the unity of nations -causing all the peoples of the world to regard themselves as citizens of one common fatherland
•The sixth candle is unity of races, making all that dwell on earth peoples and kindreds of one race
•The seventh candle is unity of language- the choice of a universal tongue in which all peoples will be instructed and converse.

We are very lucky in this age that we live in times where the oneness of mankind is a lot easier to visualise. We have global aviation, telecommunication satellites, global broadcasting that brings events such as in Tienammen square right into our living rooms. Through the birth of things like computer networks and the Internet, we are beginning to link mentally as well as physically. In fact. Edgar Mitchell, the sixth man to walk on the moon is reported to experienced instant global consciousness looking at the earth from the moon.

this linking will not happen because of technology alone. Technology is but a tool and can in fact be used either way, as a tool for creation or destruction. We still have problems today…… The next level of linkage that needs to happen is the linking of consciousness- a linking of soul-to-soul.

The deeper implications of this Oneness of Mankind, implies an organic change in the structure of present day society, a change such as the world has not yet experienced. It represents the consummation of human evolution- the next step is the high synergistic society where there will be a linking together of the consciousness of mankind..


Blogger george wesley said...

Welcome Baha'i friend to the blogosphere! You have made a wonderful beginning. Great blog name, too!

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Blogger Laina Raveendran Greene said...

Thank you so much for the encouragement. I have just discovered this new medium of communication and am so fascinated with how easy it is to post. I see you made a very good point to distinguish your viewpoints from that of quotes from the writings. I will need to find a way to do this as well. Thanks for the input,


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Blogger Oberon said... that is beautiful.

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