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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