Above the Baha'i House of Worship (Mashriqu'l-Adhkár), New Delhi, India.
by Madison Reed
Baha'i temples are open to the people of all religions.
A fundamental belief of Baha'is is that all religions emerge from and flow from the same eternal Source, and that "religion" as we call it has been a progressive process over millennia - that through untold numbers of spiritual teachers civilizations have gradually come to understand Man's connection to his Creator. Baha'is believe that science and religion, freed from superstition and error, reveal this same Source in different, complimentary ways.
Baha'u'llah, the founder said that religion must be the cause of love and the advancement of mankind, otherwise it would be better to walk away from it.
The Baha'i Faith is an Iranian-origin religion that claims a connection to all the religions of mankind, and proclaims that the time we're living in now, is the Day of Days anticipated by prophets, mystics and poets - the time for the entire human race to reach its maturity, that will witness the permanent cessation of warfare and prejudice, and the global, golden civilization of unending progress.
About Me: Born in West Virginia, USA, I've lived and traveled in many
different places all over the planet, and
experienced many cultures.
As a boy, I grew up within the Protestant Christian matrix, embraced the
Bahá'í Faith when I was 19, and spent the rest of my life learning about other religions
and belief systems. My life experience has led me to what I would call unity consciousness - where I view myself, fellow humans and all other beings as part of the same Universal Tree.
Like an eagle, if we fly above all the diverse differences that we have, we see the truer reality of oneness. Our
differences are in fact our strengths, adding to the richness and
overall collective knowledge and
wisdom of our diverse and rich human species.
Human civilization is on the verge of an explosive growth in enlightened
consciousness - a flowering
of the arts and sciences, an end to fear, hatred, scarcity, poverty,
obfuscation, injustice, and warfare - like the flowering of a Lotus!