One of the fundamental principle of the Baha’i faith is the Unity of Mankind and love for brotherhood irrespective of any race, where the entire humanity is under the same roof of unity as is mentioned in one of the several quotes of Baha’u’llah:
“The earth is but one country and mankind its citizens”
(The Kitab-i-Aqdas: The Most Holy Book)
However, after the sad demise of Abdul Baha, this fundamental of Faith was disobeyed. To know how this happened, read THE CARAVAN MAGAZINE here.
For long the Free Baha’is have foretold the faithful about the dangers of deviating from the true teachings of Baha’u’llah and Abdul Baha, and how such deviations can only cause a decline in the spirituality of the faithful along with an abysmal lack of interest in it. By tutoring the faithful to stick to the Ruhi curriculum one cannot expect the faithful to maintain the spirituality which flows naturally in the divine words of the Master. This system of Administration along with its misplaced priorities has made the faithful greedy of positions and commissioning. A Baha’i today does not aspire closeness to Baha’u’llah but rather aspires to be part of the administration and to be given positions therein and to be made members of various boards here and there. All of this lack of interest has taken a huge toll on the spirituality of the Baha’is. This lack of spirituality, nay, The death of spirituality in manifested by the abysmally small number of Pilgrims visiting the Holy Land. I Would like to refer to the article published in “The Jerusalem Post” on 26 of December 2018 , which while stating that the total number of visitors to the state of Israel was about 4 million there were only about 0.1% of them who were Baha’i. Which when translated to actual figures means that only about 4000 visitors to the State of Israel were Baha’i. Also considering the fact that this year saw the convention to elect members of the “UHJ” we can safely assume that around 2000 of those 4000 visitors came for the said convention. That leaves only2000 Pilgrims for the entire year of 2018 to have visited the Holy Shrines. This figure when compared to the global population of the Bahais shows that a disappointingly low percentage of the “Faithful” would have made the pilgrimage this year. First the faithful were turned away from the holy texts and now the administration is turning the Faithful away from the holy land too. It is sad to see the spirituality and the Faith get erased from the hearts of the faithful in such a disgraceful manner and makes one wonder : WHAT REAL PURPOSE IS THE ADMINISTRATION SERVING ???
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The teachings of Baha’u’llah and the Master was always freedom from the clan conception of life. Therefore, the appointment of a successor in the face of Shoghi Effendi, endowed with all the powers of a pope, means a reversal of all they taught during their lifetime. They always emphasised Independent Investigation of Truth, although after Shoghi Effendi came to power all the Baha’i principles were never acted upon and people were forced to follow what they were ordered to, and the freedom was taken away. The Will of the Master was force-fed on the Baha’is. Those who tried to investigate and question the Will were declared faithless. This made the Baha’is of that time accept what was not an established fact.
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