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Old 11-11-2017, 06:31 AM   #1
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Divine Science

Contemplating the origin of a long standing culture, we may see its endurance dependent on its beginnings. In light of this, science is now postulating that each began with a religion.

It is often we find a society coming to life through divine inspiration, stemming from a person who is accepted as having communed with the divine origin. He may be so inspired as to be associated with a new written language, sciences, and wisdom.

An academic, researching the origin of sciences today, may discover a link to the Islamic beginnings in the Middle East which spread into Europe.

In the past 50 years, with an emphasis on the 1960's (100 years into the Baha'i Faith) many have asked concerning a Baha'i culture. With its emergence into the public eye through orations, art, and music, we may find its "flower" of perfection is to be found in its beginnings that divulge the original bond between science and religion. This same influence was shown in the ancient past by Hermes.

Thus, Abdu'l-Baha has said,

"Scientific knowledge is the highest attainment upon the human plane, for science is the discoverer of realities. It is of two kinds: material and spiritual. Material science is the investigation of natural phenomena; divine science is the discovery and realization of spiritual verities. The world of humanity must acquire both. A bird has two wings; it cannot fly with one. Material and spiritual science are the two wings of human uplift and attainment. Both are necessary -- one the natural, the other supernatural; one material, the other divine. By the divine we mean the discovery of the mysteries of God, the comprehension of spiritual realities, the wisdom of God, inner significances of the heavenly religions and foundation of the law."

(Abdu'l-Baha, The Promulgation of Universal Peace, p. 138)

As a divine science is investigated and understood, the harmony between science and religion will again begin to bloom. The seed that was planted in the 1800's will have evolved from the Tree through the fruit, rebirth, and flower as an accepted Baha'i Culture.
 
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Old 11-11-2017, 02:45 PM   #2
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I'm really looking forward to that Science of Religion. I believe that it will show us things like

- that we all are spiritually connected, and that, through living in harmony and following the laws, we will live in Heaven already on Earth;

- that we are all born with potential access to perfect knowledge, and that the purpose of education is to gently open the gates to those channels. One example is the zeal, with which unspoiled children strive to keep the family together when their parents are fighting, showing us that love is not a two-person game, but that it can encompass several people at the same time;

- that health to a large extent is a matter of the soul;

- that all of us are born with the ability to look through the ephemeral phenomena and go to the heart of any matter.

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Old 11-12-2017, 07:54 AM   #3
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I'm really looking forward to that Science of Religion. I believe that it will show us things like

- that we all are spiritually connected, and that, through living in harmony and following the laws, we will live in Heaven already on Earth;

- that we are all born with potential access to perfect knowledge, and that the purpose of education is to gently open the gates to those channels. One example is the zeal, with which unspoiled children strive to keep the family together when their parents are fighting, showing us that love is not a two-person game, but that it can encompass several people at the same time;

- that health to a large extent is a matter of the soul;

- that all of us are born with the ability to look through the ephemeral phenomena and go to the heart of any matter.

Etc, etc.

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In this, often is brought to mind, we hear numerous believers say that if it is not in His Writings it is not important enough to be discussed.

The following is recorded in God Passes By:
The enormous expansion in the scope and volume of Bahá'u'lláh's writings, after His return from Sulaymaniyyih, is yet another distinguishing feature of the period under review. The verses that streamed during those years from His pen, described as "a copious rain" by Himself, whether in the form of epistles, exhortations, commentaries, apologies, dissertations, prophecies, prayers, odes or specific Tablets, contributed, to a marked degree, to the reformation and progressive unfoldment of the Bábí community, to the broadening of its outlook, to the expansion of its activities and to the enlightenment of the minds of its members. So prolific was this period, that 138 during the first two years after His return from His retirement, according to the testimony of Nabil, who was at that time living in Baghdad, the unrecorded verses that streamed from His lips averaged, in a single day and night, the equivalent of the Qur'án! As to those verses which He either dictated or wrote Himself, their number was no less remarkable than either the wealth of material they contained, or the diversity of subjects to which they referred. A vast, and indeed the greater, proportion of these writings were, alas, lost irretrievably to posterity. No less an authority than Nabil, Bahá'u'lláh's amanuensis, affirms, as reported by Mirza Aqa Jan, that by the express order of Bahá'u'lláh, hundreds of thousands of verses, mostly written by His own hand, were obliterated and cast into the river. "Finding me reluctant to execute His orders," Mirza Aqa Jan has related to Nabil, "Bahá'u'lláh would reassure me saying: 'None is to be found at this time worthy to hear these melodies.' ...Not once, or twice, but innumerable times, was I commanded to repeat this act."

(Shoghi Effendi, God Passes By, p. 137)

In the words of another "sage" (Knower),
"That which was tossed into the river may be found in the River" - Zoharo DeTafalla -

As He is the Fountain of Salsabil (The source of the River of Life), He shall divulge unto the believers, by His Will, through His Bounty, Grace, and Mercy, that which shall become known as the Divine Science of the Baha'i Faith.
 
Old 11-12-2017, 08:20 AM   #4
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In this, often is brought to mind, we hear numerous believers say that if it is not in His Writings it is not important enough to be discussed.
Indeed. And as the saying goes, the whole of the Quran can be found in its first Surih, and the whole of the first Surih, can be found in its first point.

A single word of Bahá'u'lláh can be developed into libraries.

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