Thus we enjoin on you, thus do we say,
Thus we believe, thus we proclaim to all:
No living things should be slain any where,
Nor ordered forcibly this way or that.
Nor put in bonds, nor tortured any way
Or treated violently otherwise:
Because you are the same which ye would slay
Or order here or there against his will.
Or put in prison, or subject to pain,
Or treat with violence: ye are the same;
The Self-same Life doth circulate in all.
Jain Agams - Acharanga Sutra
It is not so important to love all men today
as it is that each day
you learn to love one more human being.
The Bahá’í Faith
Essentially, my discovery, my knowing and understanding bring me to the conclusion that all religions are of the One true religion, Love. The same Source, God, is found in each and every major or minor teaching of these religions.
Bahá’u’lláh, a new messenger if you will, has paved the way for a new faith and understanding. His essential message is the preaching of complete unity throughout the land, the One land, Our world. He teaches of the oneness of all things; God, religion, mankind, etc.
“Let your vision be world embracing…” — Bahá’u’lláh
“The earth is but one country and mankind its citizens.” — Bahá’u’lláh
A message that has ever resonated with us, regardless what religious background you have been born into, unity has been a key to peace and love of All.
The Bahá’í Faith is a bit more than a century and a half old and continues to spread and grow. The Bahá’í Faith can be found allover the world, being practiced by people of every possible ethnicity and from all walks of life.
The Bahá’í belief is that now is the time for us to stand and unify, to discover our purpose and nature in life as a Whole. This vision is consistently spoken in the lessons of Bahá’u’lláh.
No words can describe it
No example can point to it
Samsara does not make it worse
Nirvana does not make it better
It has never been born
It has never ceased
It has never been liberated
It has never been deluded
It has never existed
It has never been nonexistent
It has no limits at all
It does not fall into any kind of category
When you demand nothing of the world, nor of God, when you want nothing, seek nothing, expect nothing, then the supreme state will come to you uninvited and unexpected.
It is only at this point that you begin to make a real contribution toward bringing about a better world, toward creating a different order of reality. It is only at this point that you are able to feel true compassion and to help others at the level of cause. Only those who have transcended the world can bring about a better world.
We are not separate from our world, so when the majority of humans become free of egoic delusion, this inner change will affect all of creation. You will literally inhabit a new world. It is a shift in planetary consciousness. The strange Buddhist saying that every tree and every blade of grass will eventually become enlightened points to the same truth.