Baha'is under the Provisions of the Covenant (BUPC)

Saturday, 20 March 2021

Naw Ruz message from Baha'i Guardian Neal chase

 

“The day of the appearance of God's messenger on earth is ever a sacred day, a day when man commemorates his lord...This sacred day when the sun illumines equally the whole earth is called the equinox and the equinox is the symbol of the divine messenger. The sun of truth rises on the horizon of divine mercy and sends forth its rays on all.” (Abdu'l-Baha, Divine Philosophy, pp. 74, 75)


 

Dear Friends!

 

Allah’u’Abha! And greetings during this day of breaking the fast.

 

“Since thou hast adorned them, O my Lord, with the ornament of the Fast prescribed by Thee, do Thou adorn them also with the ornament of Thine acceptance, through Thy grace and bountiful favor.  For the doings of men are all dependent upon Thy good-pleasure, and are conditioned by Thy behest.  Shouldst Thou regard him who hath broken the Fast as one who hath observed it, such a man would be reckoned among them who from eternity had been keeping the Fast.  And shouldst Thou decree that he who hath observed the Fast hath broken it, that person would be numbered with such as have caused the Robe of Thy Revelation to be stained with dust, and been far removed from the crystal waters of this living Fountain.” (Baha’u’llah, Naw Ruz Prayer)

 

Something I looked up recently was the origin of a saying I heard, “good fences make good neighbors,” (Victor said it)--I was surprised to find out so much about that. I have included a link; after the poem:

 

Mending Wall

By Robert Frost

Something there is that doesn't love a wall,

That sends the frozen-ground-swell under it,

And spills the upper boulders in the sun;

And makes gaps even two can pass abreast.

The work of hunters is another thing:

I have come after them and made repair

Where they have left not one stone on a stone,

But they would have the rabbit out of hiding,

To please the yelping dogs. The gaps I mean,

No one has seen them made or heard them made,

But at spring mending-time we find them there.

I let my neighbor know beyond the hill;

And on a day we meet to walk the line

And set the wall between us once again.

We keep the wall between us as we go.

To each the boulders that have fallen to each.

And some are loaves and some so nearly balls

We have to use a spell to make them balance:

‘Stay where you are until our backs are turned!’

We wear our fingers rough with handling them.

Oh, just another kind of out-door game,

One on a side. It comes to little more:

There where it is we do not need the wall:

He is all pine and I am apple orchard.

My apple trees will never get across

And eat the cones under his pines, I tell him.

He only says, ‘Good fences make good neighbors.’

Spring is the mischief in me, and I wonder

If I could put a notion in his head:

‘Why do they make good neighbors? Isn't it

Where there are cows? But here there are no cows.

Before I built a wall I'd ask to know

What I was walling in or walling out,

And to whom I was like to give offense.

Something there is that doesn't love a wall,

That wants it down.’ I could say ‘Elves’ to him,

But it's not elves exactly, and I'd rather

He said it for himself. I see him there

Bringing a stone grasped firmly by the top

In each hand, like an old-stone savage armed.

He moves in darkness as it seems to me,

Not of woods only and the shade of trees.

He will not go behind his father's saying,

And he likes having thought of it so well

He says again, ‘Good fences make good neighbors.’

https://www.thesunchronicle.com/foxboro_reporter/opinion/columns/mitchell-mending-wall/article_26e2b176-ccc4-5b20-9931-b2300207fd62.html

 

And as the Cause of God so advances, the Oneness of Humanity presumes, the next six years of Hopi purification will be undoubtedly for the all the people of the world for bridges to build and fences to mend, so to speak (or tear them down or throw them away depending upon the pov)--not only on a personal level, but also professionally, on the level of the faith advancing into this New Beginning this Naw Ruz.

 

Now, I maintain my unwavering stance, that all actions before Naw Ruz 2021 are the past. The year 2020, by my calculations in the Great Pyramid, the Bible, the Baha’i writings, and Hopi prophecy mark 2020 as the year zero, and thus this Naw Ruz 2021 begins the Year One, of A New Beginning--and six more years of the seven year Hopi purification.

 

This purification process is stated in the Kitab-i-‘Ahd of Baha’u’llah (Book of the Covenant) where it is said: “This is a Day great and blessed. Whatsoever is hidden in man is today being revealed.” Thus like when gold is purified, the hidden impurities of the people come to the surface and then tumultuously burn off and away until the surface of the Gold is like a pure and polished mirror--in which Doc said, then God can see His own reflection in man. According to ‘Abdu’l-Baha, God seeing His own reflection in creation, that is the creation of each individual human being like you and I (and in the creation of active functional human Baha’i community and society when created in His image of the spiritual qualities and attributes of God as demonstrated in deeds not words) is the “Love of God for God” as Mike Golden has explained in his important paper about “Oneness of Humanity ACTIONS”; and again He saith:

 

“The light of the following utterance shineth from the horizon of the Divine Tablet, which should be observed by all: O peoples of the world! I counsel you to act in a manner which shall tend to elevate your stations. Cling to divine virtue and obey the divine law. Truly I say, the tongue is for mentioning what is good; do not defile it by evil speech. “God hath forgiven your past ways.” You must henceforth speak that which is worthy. Shun reviling, maligning, and whatsoever will offend your fellow men.” (Baha’u’llah, Kitab-i-‘Ahd)

 

Thus, this Naw Ruz, 2021 marks a NEW DAY of the Forgiveness of Sins for the Baha’i world and all the peoples of the world, if those behaviors are past, as He states: “God hath forgiven your past ways” that is not current behaviors--but that which is past.

 

Now this cleansing of the Hopi purification includes ALL the people of the word, as begun by the plague of Covid19, by my calculations which I made prior to these occurrences, as published and documented in all the Chinvats (re-published in the front matter of Victor’s book Nostradamus Prophecy!, of which everyone is certainly fully awake and aware, and if not undoubtedly they will go back and read these significant and important documents of infallible guidance and attain certitude in this condition. I have also included a paper (see attached) written by the current head of the Knights of Baha’u’llah in direct succession to Dr. Leland Jensen, Knight of Baha’u’llah, Nefratiri Weeks, entitled ALL ARE CREATED BY GOD written at the same time as Victor’s book, which sets forth may important truths and insights concerning the global war and underlying patters of current events as they pertain to the now unfolding glory of the Baha’i Covenant and Administration at this time.

 

As this cleansing comes from the top down, so to speak, and as it includes all the people of the world, than certainly the living Davidic King, and all the IBC members (and their families and private and public lives)--that is all those who remain active and firm and steadfast in the Covenant and Administration and attend meetings and feasts, etc. are subject to be the first  to experience these tremendous spiritual forces of purification and the outpouring and gift (‘ata) of the divine bounty of the Holy Ghost unto salvation for all the peoples of the world. Thus I am to be included (and not excluded) in this too; as ALL (including myself) must be purified and made whole, that is complete, even as the cornerstone is now in place on the completed Hopi Fireclan Tablet--sealed with Doc’s seal (for a seal on the forehead--representing the intellect--symbolized by the “serpent”)--as depicted in the photograph of the complete tablet to wholeness (lomakatsi) held in the hand of grandfather Martin. So it is written of the Christ:

 

“And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have life eternal.” (Jn. 3:14-15 KJV)

 

The Fireclan Tablet, according to Doc, is an outward symbol, with the cornerstone being symbolical (as is the capstone of the Great Pyramid of Giza, see Doc’s book The Beast is about to be Dead for more about the capstone prophecy), for the person of the living Guardian, as Doc explains, who is seated upon King David’s throne, that Doc wrote in his book Entry By Troops is: “the Christ of the Baha’i World Order [the Covenant & Administration].” According to Dr. Jensen, in the section of the Book entitled “Seven Churches,” Doc writes:

 

“This [Philadelphia/BUPC] is the only group that knows the meaning of “Christ,” and the true meaning of the guardianship, the Christ of the Baha’i World Order, thus is mentioned the “key of David.” Because of this knowledge they know that the other groups are false.”

 

And again he writes:

 

Shoghi Effendi provided only one criteria in order to determine who was and who was not a true Baha’i:

“Regarding the very delicate and complex question of ascertaining the qualifications of a true believer,...[I only state]...the principal factors that must be taken into consideration before deciding whether a person may be regarded a true believer or not.

“Full recognition of the station of the Forerunner, the Author, and the True Exemplar of the Baha’i Cause, as set forth in ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s Testament; unreserved acceptance of, and submission to, whatsoever has been revealed by their Pen; loyal and steadfast adherence to every clause of our Beloved’s sacred Will; and close association with the spirit as well as the form of the present-day Baha’i administration throughout the world--these I conceive to be the fundamental and primary considerations that must be... ascertained before reaching such a vital decision.”

And concerning the “Christ of the Baha’i World Order,” the Guardian, he again writes:

 

“The institution of guardianship, now restricted to the presidency of the UHJ, remains the “Sign of God” on earth, meaning that whatever Baha’i administration has this sign from God, the guardian, at its head, that is the true Baha’i administration, and any other is false.” (Dr. Leland Jensen, “Seven Churches,” http://entrybytroops.uhj.net/seven-churches.html)

 

Thus this current TEST inaugurated during the year zero, 2020 AD, has already birthed all best results! The Baha’i International group of the secretary pool, chaired by the secretary general of the IBC/UHJ, has consolidated and organized the friends around the globe to meet and exchange one with another in spiritual fellowship and oneness of humanity actions. This outpouring of the spirit upon the extension has allowed for the National Baha’i Council of the Americas to emerge strong, firm and standing upon its own two feet now at this time. Having survived the devastating covenant-breaking attack against it in 2016 (from forces and individuals both inside the faith and without) the USNC has emerged firm and strong and is now consolidating its efforts, taking charge of all the financial and material responsibilities that are its by right, welcoming all the friends to board the safe haven of its ark to survive the next six years of purification, and fulfills the prophecy of the “maiden” spoken of in Revelation chapter 12 that shall be given the “two wings of the eagle” after 70 years (1951 + 70yrs = 2021). The eagle being the symbol of the US. As a citizen of one, and as an exilarch (exiled monarch of King David) I remain a citizen refugee of the US and under the jurisdiction, protection, and safe haven of the USNC--and the protection of the local Baha’i Council within the community God sets me to live.

 

I do not know if you know some things about my personal history or not. But 19 years ago, my homestead here in Montana was illegally taken from me, against court order defying the explicit injunction by the judge in Colorado upon both parties not to sell or dispose of any property during the hearing and proceedings of my first divorce. For this reason, I have been homeless for 19 years, and the Baha’is lost their international center building in Missoula, MT, and international registered offices of the IBC/UHJ, and the Teaching Center, Open Library, reading room, and archival space. If We still had this property and the guardian had retained managerial control and authority over it as caretaker and guardian of that property, these current conditions and circumstances that continue to menace the faith at this time would be free, and my personal condition, that is the same personal condition as that of Baha’u’llah--described on page 56 of The Covenant of Baha’u’llah, by Teherzadeh, would be alleviated of the unnecessary stressors and hardships that naturally fall upon the human being who is to function as purposed by God in the role as guardian. Nevertheless, “not my will O Lord but Thine!” About the role of guardianship, my father and predecessor to that office Pepe has written:

“From what Mason told me about Shoghi Effendi’s experience as Guardian and how it affected him…..plus what I experienced in the first person regarding what the Guardianship did to Mason, believe me, I wouldn’t wish that role on my worst enemy.”

Nevertheless, I do have that role, and have taken that up publically now for 19 years, and another 7 prior to that counting from April 11, 1994. Pepe continues:

“Nevertheless, if I were convinced that coming forth and taking a definite stand as Mason Remey’s successor would result in peace and harmony amongst all the Baha’is, I should not hesitate one minute to do so…. Mason awaited the day when the masses of Baha’is (now termed sans-guardian Baha’is) would WANT a Guardian. Should the time come when those masses should turn to me, I could NOT refuse to fulfill the role, for not to do so would be a violation of the faith and trust that Mason Remey placed in me.... I am dedicated to that end.” (Pepe, 9 May 1992. Personal names omitted for privacy) http://www.bupc.org/test-of-god.html#tablettest

Thus, the Hopi Fireclan Tablet completed is symbolic of the world body of believers (the church) and the president of the UHJ (the head)--“the Christ of the Baha’i World Order”--functioning together (in healthful happiness and union head and body both) as Paul has stated in his letters:

 

“And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.” (Colossians 1:18 KJV)

 

The word “church” here in Greek is ecclesiasia and refers to the body of believers, not the temple that referred to the physical buildings they met in back in those days.

 

Again Paul speaking spiritually in symbolic parable refers to a spousal relationship between the head and the body:

 

“Husbands, love your wives as Christ loved the church and gave his life for it... Always thank God the Father for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Place yourselves under each other’s authority out of respect for Christ. Wives, place yourselves under your husbands’ authority as you have placed yourselves under the Lord’s authority. The husband is the head of his wife as Christ is the head of the church. It is his body, and he is its Savior.” (Ephesians 5:25; 5:20-23 God’s Word Translation (GWT))

 

Paul continues:

 

“Husbands, love your wives as Christ loved the church and gave his life for it. He did this to make the church holy by cleansing it, washing it using water along with spoken words. Then he could present it to himself as a glorious church, without any kind of stain or wrinkle-holy and without faults. So husbands must love their wives as they love their own bodies. A man who loves his wife loves himself. No one ever hated his own body. Instead, he feeds and takes care of it, as Christ takes care of the church. We are parts of his body. That’s why a man will leave his father and mother and be united with his wife, and the two will be one [wood + iron = gold; the two wings of one bird, etc]. This is a great mystery. (I’m talking about Christ’s relationship to the church.) But every husband must love his wife as he loves himself, and wives should respect their husbands.” (Ephesians 5:25-33 GWT)

 

So it is written in the 12th chapter of Revelation that the maiden shall be protected by the wings of the eagle. It is also stated in Exodus:

 

“Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles’ wings, and brought you unto myself.” (Exodus 19:4 KJV)

 

And again the maiden in Revelation chapter 21, the New JerUSAlem, that descends adorned like a bride from heaven:

 

“And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.“ (Revelation 21:2 KJV)

 

This mystical union between the body of believers and Christ, the Supreme Manifestation of God, as revealed in the potency of the everlasting father seated upon the throne of King David in the personage of Baha’u’llah, and its reflection and incarnation in the visible order (see WOB, pp. 9 & 19) in the Covenant & Administration upon the earth as it is in heaven, is a deep mystery that all the friends should ponder in the deep recesses of their hearts, minds and souls in order to pass through these tests of the next six years of Hopi purification.

 

Thanksgiving 2020 to Thanksgiving 2021 marks the 400th (Gen. 15:13) year since 1620 AD as inscribed upon Plymouth Rock, by which we arrived at the date for this Exodus of the woman protected by eagle’s wings: both the USNC and IBC/UHJ are in the US.

 

The Covenant & Administration are paramount at this time, for the survival of both the bride, the living Davidic King, and the health well being and union of head and body both. As foretold by ‘Abdu’l-Baha in Star of the West and many of his other writings, letters and epistles, and confirmed and reiterated by the Guardian Shoghi Effendi, the final showdown of the forces of good and evil, the forces light and dark, for the triumph of the power of the Covenant of God over ignorance and peoples addictions to violation, is to take place here in the United States, by the clear light of the 100th year anniversary of the Day of the Covenant, that is the Ascension of the Master ‘Abdu’l-Baha, in which the sacred Will and Testament went into effect on Nov. 28, 1921 + 100 years = Nov. 28, 2021.

 

Thus comes to us some notion of the spiritual and material purifications by fire, Hopi second year shall bring upon all the peoples of the world, with the core group of active members of the BUPC world community, being raised up, doing the inner temple work, and being objects of purification first and foremost, in our loving and wonderful spiritual community, firm in the Covenant, and prepared to take on any task or calling of the spirit that originates from God Almighty, not the mere human impulse of man, self or others.

 

Tears of joy, cannot be held back from raining down upon our happy hearts during this great time of global crisis and group testing. As the sun of reality shines though the manifestation of God Baha’u’llah today from out the ABHA Realm, rainbows fill our eyes, and the love of God is untied with the knowledge of God to form the magic of our own personal direct and immediate experience of God. How we treat one another as each of us purifies in their own way, in their own style and their own time of growth and maturation, will set both the pattern for a future new society of human relationships, as well as the seeds of destruction from our foibles, our faux pas, our violations and wrongs, that will undoubtedly contribute to precipitate the crisis spoken of in the Book of Revelation chapter 20 that shall inevitably come to pass after this first 1000 years are ended. Nine Hundred and Seventy Nine more to go! :)

 

Be that as it may, the purifying crisis of today’s world has seen in this first year’s development the smooth emergence of the European Group Function as well as the USNC coming into its own, and the consolidation and deepening of the National Baha’i Council of India. The extended EU Group includes active participation from the UK, France, and Russia, as well as South Africa, Denmark, Iran, New Zealand, Azerbaijan, and many other nations and people where the Baha’i peoples under the provisions of the Covenant reside on the mainland of Europe proper. The USNC is leading the way for the proper development, implementation and actualization for Baha’i Covenant and Administration in the necessary conditions of the present time.

 

Through these cutting edge and new beginnings, the USNC, will set the pattern (as Shoghi Effendi and ‘Abdu’l-Baha have stated, what happens in the Cause in America sets the pattern) for the blossoming of many local and regional centers simultaneous throughout all the world. In this regard the 7 Years of Hopi purification, seen through a Baha’i lens, can be viewed as the concurrent twin 7 Years plans of Shoghi Effendi (based upon Tablets of the Divine Plan) being unfurled at the present time for the development of Baha’i spiritual function in the Americas and Europe. Likewise the 10 years International World Crusade is happening concurrently as well.

 

The pattern set by the USNC shall allow the many and diverse European centers to consolidate and amplify the form of their own independent groups and councils (on both the local and national/regional  levels), and form their own style of interviewing people, and inviting the people and friends they are connected with through Spirit to the 19 days feast and other social and spiritual Baha’i functions in their respective areas.

 

The Baha’i International on-line group chaired by the secretary General of the IBC/UHJ this last year has been the “gene” pool (secretary pool), so to speak, giving birth to all these great beneficial things, and much, much, more, during this first foundational year of crisis. Where Shoghi Effendi, the Guardian was murdered in London during the bird-flu of 1957-1958 and the Cause outwardly seeming derailed for time by Ruhiyyih Khanum and the Hands; today’s bird flu (Covid19) has seen the complete opposite of that, in fact, with the complete defeat of the company of the covenant-breakers (formerly educated by the Lamb: 2001-2016) today’s bird flu (Covid19) has seen the resurrection and return of the majesty and excellence of the Baha’i World Faith and the Baha’i World Order for those who pass through these tests as the twice-born, that is, for those who have ears to hear and eyes to see!

 

Great and stupendous is the future that awaits our International Community of the Covenant, and upon the breaking of the Fast this Naw Ruz, in which Baha’u’llah has revealed in the Naw Ruz prayer:

 

“He Who is Thy Branch and all Thy company, O my Lord, have broken this day their fast, after having observed it within the precincts of Thy court, and in their eagerness to please Thee.  Do Thou ordain for Him, and for them, and for all such as have entered Thy presence in those days all the good Thou didst destine in Thy Book.  Supply them, then, with that which will profit them, in both this life and in the life beyond.

 

“Thou, in truth, art the All-Knowing, the All-Wise.”

 

This cleansing of past behaviors, attitudes, thought processes, and social interactions from toxic patterns and toxic relationships is--even like the Baha’i Fast--all about what the next six years of Hopi purification really means. Hopi, literally means “obedient” (as in “Obed [Hopi] was the father of Jesse”), and we are all to be obedient unto God and to every single provision of the Master’s scared Will and Testament, which is the Charter for the Kingdom (see WOB, p. 144 for more).

 

Now that the first year (a day is as a year Ez. 4:6) is passed over, we in our fledgling International and Global Baha’i Community of the Covenant (the BUPC everywhere) have experienced the “death” of the first-born and the exodus is upon us for We who are now alive as the twice-born!

 

Thus prophecy is fulfilled, and expectations are not.

 

Allah’u’Abha! And a Happy and wonderful Naw Ruz to us all!

 

I remain yours,

 

your servant,

 

Neal.

 

“The Guardians of the Baha’i Faith cannot be declared to be Covenant-breakers. The people cannot be commanded to shun the Guardian.”--Dr. Leland Jensen.

 

Naw-Rúz
Naw-Rúz, March 20th or 21st (varies based on the Badí‘ calendar), is the first day of the Bahá’í year.

Praised be Thou, O my God, that Thou hast ordained Naw-Rúz as a festival unto those who have observed the fast for love of Thee and abstained from all that is abhorrent unto Thee. Grant, O my Lord, that the fire of Thy love and the heat produced by the fast enjoined by Thee may inflame them in Thy Cause, and make them to be occupied with Thy praise and with remembrance of Thee.

Since Thou hast adorned them, O my Lord, with the ornament of the fast prescribed by Thee, do Thou adorn them also with the ornament of Thine acceptance, through Thy grace and bountiful favor. For the doings of men are all dependent upon Thy good pleasure, and are conditioned by Thy behest. Shouldst Thou regard him who hath broken the fast as one who hath observed it, such a man would be reckoned among them who from eternity had been keeping the fast. And shouldst Thou decree that he who hath observed the fast hath broken it, that person would be numbered with such as have caused the Robe of Thy Revelation to be stained with dust, and been far removed from the crystal waters of this living Fountain.

Thou art He through Whom the ensign “Praiseworthy art Thou in Thy works” hath been lifted up, and the standard “Obeyed art Thou in Thy behest” hath been unfurled. Make known this Thy station, O my God, unto Thy servants, that they may be made aware that the excellence of all things is dependent upon Thy bidding and Thy word, and the virtue of every act is conditioned by Thy leave and the good pleasure of Thy will, and may recognize that the reins of men’s doings are within the grasp of Thine acceptance and Thy commandment. Make this known unto them, that nothing whatsoever may shut them out from Thy Beauty, in these days whereon the Christ exclaimeth: “All dominion is Thine, O Thou the Begetter of the Spirit (Jesus)”; and Thy Friend (Muhammad) crieth out: “Glory be to Thee, O Thou the Best-Beloved, for that Thou hast uncovered Thy Beauty, and written down for Thy chosen ones what will cause them to attain unto the seat of the revelation of Thy Most Great Name, through which all the peoples have lamented except such as have detached themselves from all else except Thee, and set themselves towards Him Who is the Revealer of Thyself and the Manifestation of Thine attributes.”

He Who is Thy Branch and all Thy company, O my Lord, have broken this day their fast, after having observed it within the precincts of Thy court, and in their eagerness to please Thee. Do Thou ordain for Him, and for them, and for all such as have entered Thy presence in those days all the good Thou didst destine in Thy Book. Supply them, then, with that which will profit them, in both this life and in the life beyond.

Thou, in truth, art the All-Knowing, the All-Wise.

--Baha’u’llah.

Monday, 8 March 2021

Naw Ruz Prayer

Naw Ruz Prayer


Praised be Thou, O my God, that Thou hast ordained Naw-Ruz as a festival unto those who have observed the fast for love of Thee and abstained from all that is abhorrent unto Thee. Grant, O my Lord, that the fire of Thy love and the heat produced by the fast enjoined by Thee may inflame them in Thy Cause, and make them to be occupied with Thy praise and with remembrance of Thee.

Since thou hast adorned them, O my Lord, with the ornament of the fast prescribed by Thee, do Thou adorn them also with the ornament of Thine acceptance, through Thy grace and bountiful favor. For the doings of men are all dependent upon Thy good-pleasure, and are conditioned by Thy behest. Shouldst Thou regard him who hath broken the fast as one who hath observed it, such a man would be reckoned among them who from eternity had been keeping the fast. And shouldst Thou decree that he who hath observed the fast hath broken it, that person would be numbered with such as have caused the Robe of Thy Revelation to be stained with dust, and been far removed from the crystal waters of this living Fountain.

Thou art He through Whom the ensign “Praise-worthy art Thou in Thy works” hath been lifted up, and the standard "Obeyed art Thou in thy behest" hath been unfurled. Make known this Thy station, O my God, unto Thy servants, that they may be made aware that the excellence of all things is dependent upon Thy bidding and Thy word, and the virtue of every act is conditioned by Thy leave and the good pleasure of Thy will, and may recognize that the reins of men's doings are within the grasp of Thine acceptance and Thy commandment. Make this known unto them, that nothing whatsoever may shut them out from Thy Beauty, in these days whereon the Christ exclaimeth: “All dominion is Thine, O Thou the Begetter of the Spirit;” and Thy Friend crieth out: “Glory be to Thee, O Thou the Best-Beloved, for that thou hast uncovered thy Beauty, and written down for Thy chosen ones what will cause them to attain unto the seat of the revelation of Thy Most Great Name, through which all the peoples have lamented except such as have detached themselves from all else except Thee, and set themselves towards Him Who is the Revealer of Thyself and the Manifestation of Thine attributes.”

He Who is Thy Branch and all Thy company, O my Lord, have broken this day their fast, after having observed it within the precincts of Thy court, and in their eagerness to please Thee. Do Thou ordain for Him, and for them, and for all such as have entered Thy presence in those days all the good Thou didst destine in Thy Book. Supply them, then, with that which will profit them, in both this life and in the life beyond.

Thou, in truth, art the the All-Knowing, the All-Wise.

 

CHINAVAT November 20, 2020

Monday, 1 March 2021

Passage from Kitab-i-Aqdas

Passage from Kitab-i-Aqdas

How great the blessedness that awaiteth the king who will arise to aid My Cause in My kingdom, who will detach himself from all else but Me! Such a king is numbered with the companions of the Crimson Ark--the Ark which God hath prepared for the people of Baha. All must glorify his name, must reverence his station, and aid him to unlock the cities with the keys of My Name, the omnipotent Protector of all that inhabit the visible and invisible kingdoms. Such a king is the very eye of mankind, the luminous ornament on the brow of creation, the fountainhead of blessings unto the whole world. Offer up, O people of Baha, your substance, nay your very lives, for his assistance.  

(Baha’u’llah, Kitab-i-Aqdas, p. 50)



Friday, 12 February 2021

Prayer for the Guardian

Prayer for the Guardian

--Shoghi Effendi--





 


O my Lord, my Beloved! I cherish the hope that from now on Thou mayest bestow upon the Guardian of Thy Cause--He who is Thy Branch numbered with the companions of the Crimson Ark, the Ark which God hath prepared for the people of Baha: All the Strength and Vigor which will enable Him to pursue over a long and unbroken period of strenuous labor, the Supreme Task of achieving the Speedy Triumph of the Cause of Baha’u’llah and His Mighty Covenant. 

 Thou art verily the God of Power, the Help in Peril, the All-Glorious, the Almighty.

 

CONVERSATION WITH GOD

“Prayer,” says ‘Abdu’l-Baha, “is conversation with God.” In order that God may make known His Mind and Will to men, He must speak to them in a language which they can understand, and this He does by the mouths of His Holy Prophets. While these Prophets are alive in the body They speak with men face to face and convey to them the Message of God, and after Their death Their message continues to reach men’s minds through Their recorded sayings and writings. But this is not the only way in which God can commune with and inspire those whose hearts are seeking after truth, wherever they are, and whatever their native race or tongue. By this language the Manifestation continues to hold converse with the faithful after His departure from the material world. Christ continued to converse with and inspire His disciples after His crucifixion. In fact He influenced them more powerfully than before; and with other Prophets it has been the same. ‘Abdu’l-Baha speaks much of this spiritual language. He says, for instance:

 

“We should speak in the language of heaven--in the language of the spirit—for there is a language of the spirit and heart. It is as different from our language as our own language is different from that of the animals, who express themselves only by cries and sounds.

“It is the language of the spirit which speaks to God. When, in prayer, we are freed from all outward things and turn to God, then it is as if in our hearts we hear the voice of God. Without words we speak, we communicate, we converse with God and hear the answer....All of us, when we attain to a truly spiritual condition, can hear the Voice of God.”

 (from a talk reported by Miss Ethel J. Rosenberg, CF. BNE, Prayer)

CHINAVAT: November 20, 2020

 

 



Wednesday, 10 February 2021

The Internal Bath

 The Internal Bath

 

How to take an internal bath:

1.     Dissolve two teaspoons of salt into two pints (one quart: four cups) of warm water.

2.     Drink the mixture as quickly as possible on an empty stomach.

3.     Think to yourself that it tastes like warm chicken soup.

4.     It should take effect almost immediately.

5.     Stay near a toilet for the next three hours.

6.     Usually done in the morning on an empty stomach, 

7.     or later in the evening hours after dinner on an empty stomach.

On November 4, 1957, the first Guardian of the Cause of God, Shoghi Effendi Afnan, died during the Asian Flu epidemic of that year in London, England. That was the very same time that the Knights of the Lord, Drs. Opal and Leland Jensen were setting out to pioneer in Paraguay; when they both contracted the Asian Flu themselves, and were then waylaid outside of El Paso, Texas.  What to do?

Being Drs of naturopathic medicine, the Jensen’s knew exactly what they needed to do; and as Baha’is, they both knew that no doctor ever healed anyone, but that “God brings the healing,” says ‘Abdu’l-Baha: in other words remove the impediment and the body heals itself. According to wikipedia:

“The 1957–1958 Asian flu pandemic, was a global pandemic of Influenza A Virus  ) subtype H2N2 that originated in Guizhou, China. A 2016 study estimated the number of deaths caused by the 1957-1958 pandemic at 1.1 million worldwide.” (wiki)







Etymology

The name "coronavirus" is derived from Latin corona, meaning "crown" or "wreath", itself a borrowing from Greek κορώνη korṓnē, "garland, wreath". The name was coined by June Almeida and David Tyrrell who first observed and studied human coronaviruses. The word was first used in print in 1968 by an informal group of virologists in the journal Nature to designate the new family of viruses.[8] The name refers to the characteristic appearance of virions (the infective form of the virus) by electron microscopy, which have a fringe of large, bulbous surface projections creating an image reminiscent of the solar corona or halo. This morphology is created by the viral spike peplomers, which are proteins on the surface of the virus. “ (Wiki)

Being Drs. of natural medicine, Doc and Opal knew what to do when they found they had contracted the Asian Flu in November of 1957. They pulled over their car and rented a motel room outside of El Paso, TX. Then they both took the internal bath, and went on a lemon juice and water fast for about 2 weeks. When they emerged from their healing, they thought it best to contact the closest Baha’i Center in the area to find out what the current news was in the faith, as they had been incommunicado for about two weeks, and things change very rapidly in the Cause of God! That was then when they found out that whereas they had survived the Asian Flu, the reports of Shoghi Effendi’s death showed that he had not.

Now before we learned the full reality of that situation in London in ’57 from the testimony of Mason Remey (corroborated also within explicit prophetic holy texts of our faith) we learned how to perform these type of spiritual and medical cleanses  (in times of pandemic and in regular flu season too) using the method of the internal bath and the lemon juice and water fasting, that Drs. Opal and Leland explained.  Also  used in warding off the common cold, or regular  flu, we would sometimes use steam from a teapot to purify the nasal passages, sinuses,  and upper respiratory; as well as gargle with salt water for a sore throat; take Grape Fruit Seed (GSE) extract; and a honey spoon, with the Most Great Name.  More inspired ideas like these can be found in the Baha’i Booklet: “Throne of the Inner Temple.”

According to Ramin Neshati (2000): “The Persian spelling for khata given here (with 'ta') means sin or error. When spelled with 't' it means China (Cathay). The latter is more likely the intent as the symbolism pertains to the musk-laden wind blowing from the Far East” therefore he translates Baha’u’llah’s verse from the Rashh-i-Ama as: “The east wind, musk-laden, from Cathay).”

Thy name is my healing, O my God, and remembrance of Thee is my remedy.

Nearness to Thee is my hope, and love for Thee is my companion. 

Thy mercy to me is my healing and my succor 

in both this world and the world to come.

Thou, verily, art the All-Bountiful, the All-Knowing, the All-Wise.

CHINVAT NOVEMBER 20, 2020

 


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The Return of Christ

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