The Prophets, as we know, were the ultimate in compassion, an element that comes in all the faiths and in many forms. The paths to it are many.
The main difference between the religions is in the time or their advent, for they taught to the needs and understandings of their times. Today, the needs of the planet are urgent, in particular for justice and unity, and thus the later Prophets have addressed more clearly that planetary need.
For example, the equality of men and women, the need for education (believe it or not, these are elements of Islam.) The Baha'i faith and Prophets as well as subsequent movements have added a great emphasis on non- violence, unity and the independent investigation of truth, matters which would have been above the understanding of previous generations. Baha'u'llah taught that all religions are one and no one Prophet is above another, although Their teachings do vary with the needs of the age.
Compassion today must embrace equality, justice, the oneness of humanity and the healing of the planet. That can only come, inevitably, through the spiritualization* of all humanity. When we are spiritual, we will more fully tap into our love and compassion for all humanity, rather than focusing on the selfish individual and material need.
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If Compassion is the basis of all faiths, that again accentuates the principle that the "spiritualization* of all humanity is a key element for the healing of our time.
* Unity & the spiritualization* of all humanity are top goals for myself and the Baha'i community,
brought forth from our contemporary teachings and occupying our efforts as a group & in the world.
Beware the moneyed interests-- they should Not be involved where health is concerned, especially with children! The planet MUST be spiritualized for the truths to be known, to the PROFITS of all humanity!!!
The title here is a hype to get u to watch, and you may, like me, not so adore the way its approached, but the info may be something to consider & the topic may well be life- & death.
The intensive article cited at the end is amust- read on the danger of excessive vaccination-during brain development. Also, check out the poster PDF below -- 49 doses of vaccine before age 6 ? And more
-- I offer no opinion here, other than to bewary of the source from which information is received. ie, what money supports the study?
As Baha'is, we are focused on unity and spirituality as the only effective & enduring remedies for an ailing world. As part of that, we sponsor Kids & Youth Classes on Kaua'i and around the world, fully free & non- denominational. We are empowering the virtues & the children to help to make this planet a better place!
Here's exciting news about the classes as well as the launch of Brilliant Star Online. Brilliant Star Online
what kids classes, etc, are about-- http://www.brilliantstarmagazine.org/parents-teachers/building-character/developing-virtues#.VOzTmfnF-So
For info, contact the Baha'is in your local community.
Stuff for grown- ups Too-- On Kaua'i info at 822- 3166 -- new webpage in progress to launch at http://188.8.131.52:1919/bahai/kauai.html
Hawaii Baha'i page at https://bahaihawaii.wordpress.com/find/a-h/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/wailua/ Calendar/info at Lucky's blog & http://:SpiritPrayer.com
An original animated film by Edward Monkton. Watching it is likely to make you a happier person. Sharing it with your friends is likely to make them happier too. So spread the love & press play.
NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL (NRDC) AND ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE CENTER (EDC) FILE LAWSUIT TARGETING URBAN AND FOREST ROAD RUNOFF
NRDC and EDC have joined forces to file a lawsuit challenging the failure of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to comply with a court order on stormwater pollution, issued more than ten
years ago. The original court order was the result of a lawsuit that the same organizations won in
2003. This suit, like the last one, seeks to strengthen standards to prevent pollution from stormwater,
one of the nation’s most widespread forms of water pollution. In particular, the lawsuit targets runoff from storms...
Stormwater “is one of the most significant sources of water
pollution in the nation, at times comparable to, if not greater than, contamination from industrial and sewage sources.”
Stormwater picks up contaminants, including metals, algae-promoting nutrients,
used motor oil, bacteria, pesticides, and trash, that flow untreated through municipal storm sewer pipes directly into our waterways.
URBAN RUNOFF Urban runoff is the prime cause of beach
closings around the country,--storm sewer systems (MS4s) collect
stormwater from developed areas and discharge it to nearby streams, rivers, lakes,and coastal waters.
Read More-- here
-- Ensuring StrongerStormwater Protections EDC Lawsuit to U.S. EPA
Science tells us that universe came into being via The Big Bang. But how do you get from energy and matter to a self-aware human being? That takes three additional Big Bangs that science can't explain. Noted theologian, Frank Pastore, unravels this compelling mystery and, in the process, poses the ultimate question that every thinking person must face.
So maybe its not all man's inventions and so on that are the most important thing for the best and kindest world? Religion, no matter what we may think of it today, started something vital, and still means something pretty vital that we may not, in the end, want to live without in its entirety...
I also learned alot from the other videos entries at the Ten Commandments site including misconceptions I had about some of the meanings of the ten commandments...
You may not care so much for the narrator, but I learned plenty from these links. It reminds me of the importance of independent investigation into spiritual matters, rather than taking what others say as the truth of what things mean or say. There is so much misinformation out there on this stuff...
About What Matters-- Healing for ourselves and our world
through Better Health, Unity, Spirit, consciousness and the truth about it all, as sought & found by happy questing souls.
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