Discourse Given At Miss E J Rosenberg's Unity Meeting
September 8th, 1911.
Praise be to God, that such a meeting of purity and steadfastness is being
held in London. The hearts of those present are pure, and are turned
towards the Kingdom of God. I hope that all that is contained and
established in the Holy books of God may be realized in you. The
Messengers of God are the principal and the first teachers. Whenever this
world becomes dark, and divided in its opinions and indifferent, God will
send one of His Holy Messengers.
Moses came during a time of darkness, when ignorance and childishness
prevailed amongst the people, and they were waverers. Moses was the
teacher of God; He gave the teachings of holiness and educated the
Israelites. He raised up the people from their degradation and caused them
to be highly honoured. He taught them Sciences and Arts, trained them in
civilization and increased their human virtues. After a while, that which
they had thus received from God was lost; the way was prepared for the
return of evil qualities, and the world was oppressed by tyranny.
Then again the rumour of the Light of Reality and the breathing of the
Holy Spirit became known. The cloud of Bounty showered, the Light of
Guidance shone upon the earth. The world put on a new garment, the people
became a new people, the oneness of humanity was proclaimed. The great
unity of thought transformed humanity and created a new world. Again,
after a time, all this was forgotten by the people. The teachings of God
no longer influenced their lives. His prophecies and commandments became
fainter and were finally obliterated from their hearts, and tyranny and
thoughtlessness once more prevailed.
Baha'u'llah then came and once more renewed the foundation of Faith. He
brought back the teachings of God, and the humane practices of the time of
Christ. He quenched the thirst of the thirsty, He awakened the careless
and called the attention of the heedless to the Divine secrets. He
declared the unity of humanity, and spread abroad the teaching of the
equality of all men.
Therefore, all of you ought with your hearts and minds to endeavour to win
the people with kindness, so that this great Unity may be established,
that childish superstitions may pass away, and all may become one.
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