Hi,Recently I read somewhere that according to Baha’u’llah, humans existed on other planets before they evolved on earth, and humans have existed as long as God has existed, which is from eternity. I cannot remember where I read this so I could be remembering it incorrectly. Does anyone here know if this is true or if there are any Baha’i quotes that support it?
No, I do not remember, but hearing the replies I think I must have been wrong.Hi,
I am not aware of Baha'u'llah having ever writing that "humans existed on other planets before they evolved on earth" and I think you are probably confused about that. Do you know where you got that idea from?
the meaning is up to the reader,Thanks. I know that quote, but does that means that humans have always existed in their present form before they evolved on earth?
Thanks so much Larry. I was aware of the first quote from Gleanings, but I never saw the other two quotes. I can most definitely use these quotes to post to my atheist friend. I know he will be fascinated.Trailblazer:
Perhaps these quotes are relevant to your query and will be of interest to you:
“Thou hast, moreover, asked Me concerning the nature of the celestial spheres. To comprehend their nature, it would be necessary to inquire into the meaning of the allusions that have been made in the Books of old to the celestial spheres and the heavens, and to discover the character of their relationship to this physical world, and the influence which they exert upon it. Every heart is filled with wonder at so bewildering a theme, and every mind is perplexed by its mystery. God, alone, can fathom its import…. Know thou that every fixed star hath its own planets, and every planet its own creatures, whose number no man can compute.” (Bahá’u’lláh, Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, LXXXII)
“The earth has its inhabitants, the water and the air contain many living beings… 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 dwellers 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 molds their bodies and states of consciousness, just as our bodies and minds are suited to our planet.” (`Abdu'l-Bahá, Divine Philosophy, pp. 114-115)
"As you rightly state, Bahá’u’lláh affirms that every fixed star has its planets, and every planet its own creatures. The House of Justice states however, that it has not discovered anything in the Bahá’í Writings which would indicate the degree of progress such creatures may have attained. Obviously, as creatures of earth have managed to construct space probes and send them into outer space, it can be believed that creatures on other planets may have succeeded in doing likewise." (From a letter dated 11 January 1982 written on behalf of the Universal House of Justice to an individual believer, published in a letter from the Universal House of Justice, 1996 Aug 06, "Sabeans, UFOs, Alien Abduction and Genetic Engineering")
Hm, humans are the result of evolution, how can they exist before evolution? What are your realizations in this question?Recently I read somewhere that according to Baha’u’llah, humans existed on other planets before they evolved on earth, and humans have existed as long as God has existed, which is from eternity. I cannot remember where I read this so I could be remembering it incorrectly. Does anyone here know if this is true or if there are any Baha’i quotes that support it?