After the Birth of Báb
(Bahá'u'lláh), the World Started to Progress Toward a More
International Feeling. This Especially Shows the Greatness of
This Prophet and His Mission
real attraction of Maya, or the external world, started after this
fifth Angel (Prophet) sounded his trumpet or after the fifth seal
was opened. It was revealed in the 1800’s, and after that
century, humans became so materialistic and more and more they
became attracted to the external world rather than to spirituality.
Spirituality really became very unimportant in the life of the
human. It was the time when intellectual understanding
increased and many things were discovered in the world. Humans
progressed in materialism so fast that they almost completely
neglected God and His authority (material
progress is not bad, but forgetting the Lord as the Creator of this
material world is).
since the eighteenth century, we see that humanity has been going
more toward creating interrelationships with one another, becoming
closer. They are sending ambassadors and creating greater
relationships with one another, and a feeling of interdependence is
growing more and more between them. And now we are even at a
point where that is no longer enough. To have just a feeling
of, Yes, we can trade or have international relationships, is not
enough. We cannot even live without one another. What
happens in Africa affects the United States. What happens in
Europe affects Asia. What happens in Australia affects Canada.
had to go through World War II to come to the conclusion that we
need a United Nations. Even on the first day of the United
Nations, some nations wanted more privileges than other nations, and
so the original ideal of the United Nations, to create justice for
all, which would lead to peace for all, was severed. But at
least they came to the conclusion that we need a place where we can
gather together and have these talks with one another.
the Arabs say tomorrow, “No oil,” we are in big trouble. If
the Western world says, “No technology,” they are in big trouble.
We are one big family, one big earth together, and we have no choice
but accept one another’s existence and realize that we are
We all need one
another. So we are going toward that understanding that we are
very interdependent. We are one big spaceship, called earth.
And we all are traveling together in it. If we want this
spaceship to reach where it is supposed to go, we have to get our
act together, or we are going to blow the whole thing up.
Actually, we can blow up the whole earth fifty times. I do not
know why we want to blow it up fifty times. The first time we
blow it up, that is it! All is destroyed.
can study history and observe this truth: As long as the
original philosophy of a truth which was given by a finder with an
expanded mind was followed, the people who followed that expanded
philosophy were the conquerors of the hearts of other people.
These ideologies spread so fast that it amazes the reader how it was
possible. The same ideologies are supposedly presented by the
followers of these religions or philosophies in the present age.
If these ideologies spread so fast then, why are they not spreading
any longer but actually losing their members? The answer is
their loss of the universal view. The problem is the
narrowness (the dogma) that has crept into the original ideal.
will never obtain peace and happiness unless they understand that no
matter how great is their power, wealth, position, or philosophy,
without a universal point of view and without considering the
well-being of the whole universe (in individual and collective
endeavors), all is in vain.
If any nation,
power, philosophy, religion, or anything, loses this view, it will
not last long. Without the universal view, the individual or
collective actions will create negative reactions and will bring the
downfall of the doer.
in the scientific way, we can see that again we are from one parent.
Let’s just leave the Spirit out for a moment and look at it in a
scientific way. We are from one parent. So even
genetically we are no different. Scientists have mapped our
genes, and they say, “There is no difference between the ones in
Africa, or the ones from America, or Australia, or anywhere.
Genetically we are mapped the same.”
can now see the signs that are guiding us toward understanding this
unity. By the coming of Bab, this new energy was released.
And in the last two hundred years, we are coming closer and closer
to becoming one.
course, there is always confusion, when you go from one level of
consciousness to another level of consciousness. Because as
long as you are here (in a lower level) and you know everything on
this level, you are fine. You know everything and you are very
comfortable with what you are, where you are, and what you know.
But if you want to go from here to there (higher level), what
happens? It is a period of confusion, isn’t it, until you
reach this point? Then at this point you know everything is
And that is
where human evolution is right now, because we are leaving that
self-centered feeling of: We are separated from them, we can
do whatever we want to, we are fine because we have everything, and
we do not need to worry about this realization. Oh no.
There is inter-dependence there.
we like it or not, that is the way the earth is headed. That
is the way humanity is headed. That is the Will of God.
Our will might not be the same as His right now, but we will see.
As we were
talking about this, just last year if someone would have said that
Germany was going to become united, would you believe it? It
is so accelerated now. Everything is so accelerated.
So if we say the
Kingdom might come in ten years, or twenty years from now, would you
believe it? Believe it or not, it will come!