194 We Have Appointed Two Signs For The Coming Of Age Of The Human Race #189
The first sign of the coming of age of humanity referred to in the
Writings of Baha'u'llah is the emergence of a science which is described
as that divine philosophy which will include the discovery of a radical
approach to the transmutation of elements. This is an indication of the
splendours of the future stupendous expansion of knowledge.
Concerning the second sign which Baha'u'llah indicates to have been
revealed in the Kitab-i-Aqdas, Shoghi Effendi states that Baha'u'llah,
...in His Most Holy Book, has enjoined the selection of a single language
and the adoption of a common script for all on earth to use, an injunction
which, when carried out, would, as He Himself affirms in that Book, be one
of the signs of the 'coming of age of the human race'.
Further insight into this process of mankind's coming of age and
proceeding to maturity is provided by the following statement of
One of the signs of the maturity of the world is that no one will
accept to bear the weight of kingship. Kingship will remain with
none willing to bear alone its weight. That day will be the day
whereon wisdom will be manifested among mankind.
The coming of age of the human race has been associated by Shoghi Effendi
with the unification of the whole of mankind, the establishment of a world
commonwealth, and an unprecedented stimulus to the intellectual, the
moral and spiritual life of the entire human race.
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