Sunday, December 4, 2016

The unification of mankind ?

"a power is needed to carry out and execute what is known and admitted to be the remedy for human conditions—namely, the unification of  mankind. Furthermore, it is evident that this cannot be realized through material process and means.
The accomplishment of this unification cannot be through racial power, for races are different and diverse in tendencies.
It cannot be through patriotic power, for nationalities are unlike.
Nor can it be effected through political power since the policies of governments and nations are various.
That is to say, any effort toward unification through these material means would benefit one and injure another because of unequal and individual interests. Some may believe this great remedy can be found in dogmatic insistence upon imitations and interpretations. This would likewise be without foundation and result.
Therefore, it is evident that no means but an ideal means, a spiritual power, divine bestowals and the breaths of the Holy Spirit will heal this world sickness of war, dissension and discord. Nothing else is possible; nothing can be conceived of. But through spiritual means and the divine power it is possible and practicable."

`Abdu'l-Bahá: The Promulgation of Universal Peace P.158