below to hear the pronunciation.
Babel: (Gen. 11:4) "And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a
tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a
So the city was going to be built for making a
name for themselves. That is why all throughout the Bible,
the "city of Babylon" refers to egoistic pursuance for making a name
and fame, which is from
and creates confusion (Babel).
the religion founded by Prophet Bab (Baha'u'llah)
in Persia. Its most significant feature is its universal view of
religion and its teaching of the unity of humanity. We can say
it is a religion of universality.
The symbol of universality is the fifth seal ()
another name of the Bab, the founder of the
Baha'i Faith, the fifth seal in
Sign. The name Baha'u'llah means, "the worth of God."
Balaam, Doctrine of:
any belief or doctrine which does not teach that "The Goal Of The
Life Is To Be(come)
Divine, That Divinity
(God) Is Everything."
Baptism: a ritual
performed to become pure, or repentant. It is an act of turning from
the external world toward the spiritual world. At the moment of
baptism, the person will decide to change the direction of his
or her life from flesh toward
spirit, so his past
deeds will be forgiven for a promise of a new life in purity and
This universe was made to enable man to overcome
his lower nature and go to his
higher self. Any moment a person decides that he will change his
life and will sanctify it toward good deeds and purity, his past bad
actions will be forgiven, and he can start a new life of struggle
toward becoming more and more
Divine. Through his struggle, he wins
Grace and will reach
The act of
baptism does not finish
with its rituals, but it is the beginning of a lifetime struggle to
Divine (or even many
The ritual of using water and the experience
which follows the ritual is because the person is immersed in water,
or water is poured on the top of his head (the seventh
prana, which is stored in
the solar plexus, is released and a blissful feeling occurs. The
person feels he received the
Spirit of The
However, the commitment of the person to be(come)
baptism is what is most
according to Tibetan Buddhists, the stages a person goes through
the state of
Pure Consciousness, pure
intuition; the state
that the universe was in before the release of the
creative forces in the universe.
songs of God, the Hindu Scripture depicting the war between good
(God) and evil.
of devotion; the path of realizing
God through loving Him as the only object of adoration and love. Through this intense love and also by realizing that
God is everything, a person
creates a great love for Him and His creation. Through his
service, he will win
Grace, realize Him, and
go to Him (Pure
is done by following the
Eternal Divine Path
and leading others to realize Him.
Bhuloka (Physical World) :
the first loka in Sanskrit.
Bhuvarloka (Prana World)
the second loka in Sanskrit.
It is when an
this manifested world as the only truth and has no realization that
this visible universe has come from the unseen. He does not know
God and has no intuitive knowledge of
spirit. Such an
is blind and dry like iron. But
intuition is precious
and flexible like fine gold.
Bondman: the name
for the believers in
It is true in the sense that
God has complete control
over all unit
consciousnesses through His
Universal Mind (three
gunas). So all are His bondmen.
Remembrance: same as the
Akashic Records. It is used in the
with the same meaning.
to go from the lower self to the
higher self. When a person overcomes his lower nature, he
will be born into his higher nature. He will start to grasp
the reality behind the spiritual world.
divided humans into five different types after the flood of Noah,
according to their evolutionary progress (chapters 9 and 10 of
in The Holiest Book).
Brahmins are those who have spiritual inclinations and a keen
sense of justice. They are symbolized by the sons of
Shem in the Bible.
Abram (Abraham) was one
of the children of Shem
also. He was a true Brahmin and chosen by
God for a great beginning and the shaping of future history.
Of Life, The (Prana): same as
is directed toward God-realization
and the "I" feels it is a part and parcel of the universe, and the
universe is a part of him, then the
mind becomes spiritualized
When the direction of attention (prana,
energy) becomes inward
rather than outward, the
the religion founded by Buddha.
Its main objective is to awaken the spiritual
forces in man, therefore it can be included in the religions from
the Far East which are related to the first seal ().
Buddha taught about the self-sustaining part of the universe and the
Laws governing it (Darma).