|09-13-2012, 09:51 PM||#1|
Joined: Sep 2012
From: New Zealand
Over the past 70 years their have been numerous UFO sightings around world and many ancient cultures have writings and monuments that suggest there was UFO interaction in the past as well.
Do Baha'i have a clear understanding of this phenomenon?
|09-13-2012, 10:17 PM||#2|
Joined: Nov 2010
"The learned men, that have fixed at several thousand years the life of this earth, have failed, throughout the long period of their observation, to consider either the number or the age of the other planets. Consider, moreover, the manifold divergencies that have resulted from the theories propounded by these men. Know thou that every fixed star hath its own planets, and every planet its own creatures, whose number no man can compute."
(Gleanings, p. 163)
"The earth has its inhabitants, the water and the air contain many living beings and all the elements have their nature spirits, then how is it possible to conceive that these stupendous stellar bodies are not inhabited? Verily, they are peopled, but let it be known that the dwllers accord with the elements of their respective spheres. These living beings do not have states of consciousness like unto those who live on the surface of this globe: the power of adaptation and environment moulds their bodies and states of consciousness, just as our bodies and minds are suited to our planet. For example, we have birds that live in the air, those that live on the earth and those that live in the sea... The components of the sun differ from those of this earth, for there are certain light and life-giving elements radiating from the sun. Exactly the same elements may exist in two bodies, but in varying quantities. For instance, there is fire and air in water, but the allotted measure is small in proportion. They have discovered that there is a great quantity of radium in the sun; the same element is found on the earth, but in a much smaller degree. Beings who inhabit those distant luminous bodies are attuned to the elements that have gone into their composition of their respective spheres."
(Divine Philosophy, pp. 114-115)
|09-13-2012, 10:27 PM||#3|
Joined: Sep 2010
From: Tropical North Queensland Australia
Personally I see no reason why there would not be and would expect that it will be manifest in time.
After all we know we have spacecraft way out there beyond our Solar System now. Who is to say the "Other Creatures/People on other planets are not far superior in their knowledge and have the means to traverse the Galaxies?
There is this one I like very much
Selections From the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá166: O servant of Bahá! Be self-sacrificing in the path …
O servant of Bahá! Be self-sacrificing in the path of God, and wing thy flight unto the heavens of the love of the Abhá Beauty, for any movement animated by love moveth from the periphery to the centre, from space to the 198 Day-Star of the universe. Perchance thou deemest this to be difficult, but I tell thee that such cannot be the case, for when the motivating and guiding power is the divine force of magnetism it is possible, by its aid, to traverse time and space easily and swiftly. Glory be upon the people of Bahá.
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