Saturday, June 13, 2015

The Secret of Divine Civilization رساله مدنيه

The Secret of Divine Civilization    رساله مدنيه  is a celebration of the creative role played by the rational faculty--God's greatest gift to humankind--in the advancement of civilization. Among the fruits of the mind that He particularly singled out, the Master laid strong emphasis on scientific and technological development. His readers were encouraged to reflect on the benefits that would accrue to Persian society through taking appropriate advantage of whatever had been accomplished in this respect by peoples of other lands, whether in the West or elsewhere. It had been the free-ranging powers of the human intellect, He insisted, that had discovered and tested each of the benefits enjoyed by any people, and no legitimate argument could be advanced for imposing cultural or national barriers to the operations of this universal process. Its achievements represent the common possessions of the entire human race, their adoption by a nation or people neither diminishing the users nor reflecting on their native capacities...

Day of the Covenant 26 November 2003:
To the Followers of Baha'u'llah in the Cradle of the Faith by
 Universal House of Justice