Nine Lamps ... One Light

Spiritual Enlightenment: Proclaiming the Oneness of Humanity and Presenting the Blueprint for the Establishment of Peace on Earth ... One Heart at a Time.

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Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Welcome to Nine Lamps One Light!

Proclaiming the Oneness of Humanity and Presenting the Blueprint for the Establishment of Peace on Earth ... One Heart at a Time

My friends, one way to spiritual enlightenment is through access to and meditations on the holy scriptures and writings given to us by the Prophets / Manifestations / Mouthpieces of God Who each come to us from age to age to instruct and train us, the human family, up in His ways.

The Nine Lamps in the blog title refer to the nine major revealed religions of God. They represent only the Prophets of God Who have been known since man's recorded history, and not those previous to written history.

The One Light in the title refers to the fact that each of these Prophets has had the same Source of inspiration from the One true God. These Divine Luminaries have been called throughout history by the Names of Abraham, Moses, Jesus Christ, Zoroaster, Buddha, Krishna, Muhammad, the Bab and Baha'u'llah.

Abraham proclaimed that there is only one God. And, consequently, we deduce that there can only be one Faith and one Religion. Otherwise, God would be in competition with Himself, fighting for adherents to this or that religion.

So the truth is that salvation is accessible to all those who seek and find Him and receive His Words, His blessing and grace, no matter which of the nine Names that individual may use to approach His Holy Court.

This blog aims (primarily) to present the Teachings of "Him Whom God Will Make Manifest", the Prophet who has returned in the "Glory of the Father", the Person that members of the Baha'i Faith believe is the latest Manifestation of God Who has come with the sole purpose of unitying all mankind in a spirit of love, friendship, oneness and fellowship.

The Teachings of this Prophet--Who goes by the Name of Baha'u'llah (an Arabic title meaning "The Glory of God")--forms the blueprint for the creation of the heaven on earth as promised by His Holiness Jesus Christ and other Prophets of old.

But, alas, what good is a blue print if people do not know it exists, or if they do know, but do not take action to use it to build up the peace, joy and prosperity in their lives that such a course of action would lead to?

As your host, I will be sharing with you some writings and teachings from the Baha'i Faith, the blueprint if you will, as well as writings from other Lamps who have been Instruments in the Hands of God throughout man's spiritual journey.

You will find that though some of Their Words may differ (ie. the social teachings that each Prophet proclaims do change from age to age), the Essence of Their Message is One. Their truths proclaimed are eternal in the past and eternal in the future. They are everlasting and have not deviated one iota from the Desire of Their One Omnipotent Source.

There is no doubt that God's plan for mankind will be manifested in the fullness of time. And it will be done one heart at a time as people begin to ingest the teachings of oneness and then act to fulfill the teachings in their daily lives ... until this earth becomes a heavenly place and the prophecies are all fulfilled.

I want to be there in that great gettin' up morning.

I want to experience the light.

I want to see the heaven while yet on this plane, in my own life and in the lives of my family, neighbors, coworkers and friends.

In that great gettin' up morning, I want to be numbered among the chosen.

Hope to see each and every one of you there.

Your Sister in Faith,


PS ii--Okay, here's some words from the great grandson of Baha'u'llah, who quotes from the Prophet's writings:

"Put your trust in God, and commit your affairs to His keeping. He, verily, will, through the power of truth, render you victorious, and He, verily, is powerful to do what He willeth, and in His grasp are the reins of omnipotent might." "I swear by My life! Nothing save that which profiteth them can befall My loved ones. To this testifieth the Pen of God, the Most Powerful, the All-Glorious, the Best Beloved." "Let not the happenings of the world sadden you. I swear by God! The sea of joy yearneth to attain your presence, for every good thing hath been created for you, and will, according to the needs of the times, be revealed unto you." "O my servants! Sorrow not if, in these days and on this earthly plane, things contrary to your wishes have been ordained and manifested by God, for days of blissful joy, of heavenly delight, are assuredly in store for you. Worlds, holy and spiritually glorious, will be unveiled to your eyes. You are destined by Him, in this world and hereafter, to partake of their benefits, to share in their joys, and to obtain a portion of their sustaining grace. To each and every one of them you will, no doubt, attain."

(Shoghi Effendi, The Advent of Divine Justice, p. 82)