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1711211/20141026a) Happy New Year, 1436 AH. October 25, 2014

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00:51 BST (British Summer Time),
Jamal, 11th ‘Ilm, 171 BE
Beauty, Will of Knowledge
Year number 19, Vahid, (Unity)
Vahid number 9, Baha, (Splendour)
Kull-i-Shay (Fullness of Time), number 1, Alif, (A),
Yaum Al-Ahad, 2nd Muharram, 1436 AH
First Day of the week, of The Forbidden Month
Sunday, 26th October 2014 AD

Stats:-

Total 0.

00:53. The 1st and 2nd of Muharram, the first two days of every Muslim Year, mark a new beginning, a new day, symbolic of a new Age, and happen to be, in the Islamic calendar, the same dates as the birthdays of The Bab in 1819 and Baha’u’llah in 1817. And on the these days at the beginning of a new year, a new day, symbolic of a new Day, a new Age, at the transition from the Kingdom of Man on Earth to the Kingdom of God on Earth, referred to in the Holy Qur’an as the Last Day, the Day of Judgment, the Day of Resurrection, on the 1st Muharram, the first day of the New Day, was the birthday, of The Bab, in 1819 AD on 20th October/1235 AH, and on the 2nd Muharram was the birthday of Baha’u’llah, in 1817 AD on 12th November/ 1233 AH. Yesterday was the Islamic New Year (Happy New Year, my Muslim chums!), year 1436 AH (after the Hijrah, the migration from Mecca to Medina), in 622 AD. And the colour most associated with the Revelation of the Qur’an to the Prophet Muhammad is green. And yesterday’s episode of Dr Who, “In the Forest of the Night” has the whole world reforested in a covering “of the purest green” (Lord Percy!) and the Doctor is figuring it out.

1711210/20141025a) When water is turned into aviation fuel. October 25, 2014

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01:26 BST (British Summer Time),
Jalal, 10th ‘Ilm, 171 BE
Glory, Might of Knowledge
Year number 19, Vahid, (Unity)
Vahid number 9, Baha, (Splendour)
Kull-i-Shay (Fullness of Time), number 1, Alif, (A),
As-Sabt, 1st Muharram, 1436 AH
Seventh Day of the week, of The Forbidden Month
Saturday, 25th October 2014 AD

01:26. Stats:-

United Kingdom 3, United States 2, Total 5.

13:46. I’m told that since the Baha’i Faith rests on a foundation of Islam, as Christianity rested on a foundation of Judaism, and since Islam is being successfully discredited in the eyes of the world and being shown that it cannot possibly be based on a genuine Revelation from God, that when Islam is utterly destroyed, then the Baha’i Faith will simply disappear. BUT IF Islam, in its original essence IS INDEED a Revelation from God, and as Queen Victoria pointed out when she received Baha’u’llah’s letter circa 1870, “If this is of God it will endure, and if it is not, it can do no harm”, then every Saudi petro-dollar thrown at Wahabi or Selafi extremism, designed to undermine and destroy Islam from within, every back channel petro-dollar thrown at Boko Haram, the Taliban, Al-Qaeda, and all the other “jihadist” violent extremists distorting the name of Islam into a parody of that genuine source of Divine Revelation which spawned the genius of Islamic Civilisation when Europe was in the Dark Ages, and whose science formed the very basis of “western civilisation” after the torch of civilisation was passed from Islam to Europe, between the Crusades and the Enlightenment, designed to be water to quench the light of Islam under a torrent of emotion, fear of Islamic fundamentalist terrorism, and moral repugnance at its violent crimes, that every molecule of this water of emotion, God will turn into the fire of inspiration, and rather than quench the fire, will like aviation fuel,make it burn even hotter. As in the Qur’an, “The infidels plotted, and God plotted and God is the best of plotters”, and Baha’u’llah, written in about 1852, “67. O CHILDREN OF FANCY! Know, verily, that while the radiant dawn breaketh above the horizon of eternal holiness, the satanic secrets and deeds done in the gloom of night shall be laid bare and manifest before the peoples of the world. (Baha’u’llah, The Persian Hidden Words). And when this dawn breaks, as it must soon do, those in the elite who thought they could quench the light and the fire of Divine Revelation in the Persons of Muhammad (622), The Bab (1844) and Baha’u’llah (1863) will recognise that these three Manifestations of the Divine, denied and held in contempt by the elite from the beginning, will constitute those Three Revelations of the Christ Spirit, denied before the cock crew, announcing the Dawn of the New Day, by he who represented the Faith of Jesus Christ, on the night of Jesus’ Crucifixion.

00:48. Today is the Islamic New Year (Happy New Year, my Muslim chums!), year 1436 AH (after the Hijrah, the migration from Mecca to Medina), in 622 AD. And the colour most associated with the Revelation of the Qur’an to the Prophet Muhammad is green. And tonight’s episode of Dr Who, “In the Forest of the Night” has the whole world reforested in a covering “of the purest green” (Lord Percy!) and the Doctor is figuring it out.

1711209/20141024a) Its United Nations Day! October 24, 2014

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02:27 BST (British Summer Time),
Istiqlal, 9th ‘Ilm, 171 BE
Independence, Names of Knowledge
Year number 19, Vahid, (Unity)
Vahid number 9, Baha, (Splendour)
Kull-i-Shay (Fullness of Time), number 1, Alif, (A),
Al-Jumu’ah, 30th Dhu al-Hijjah, 1435 AH
Gathering Day of the week, of The Month of Pilgrimage
Friday, 24th October 2014 AD

23:59. Stats:-

United States 6, United Kingdom 3, Total 9.

23:49. Coincidentally, watching the 1st episode of ST:TNG (Star Trek: The Next Generation) “Encounter Beyond Farpoint, Part 1″. Lt Commander Data states to “Q” that in 2036 the New United Nations decreed that no people be condemned for the crimes of their ancestors. However, in one of the ST:TNG films, “First Contact”, it was stated that in 2063, a nuclear WW3 had recently taken place, and the world unity following that had been triggered not by the aftermath of that war, but by First Contact with Vulcans in 2063. A slight lack of continuity, methinks.

1711208/20141023a) October 22, 2014

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00:15 BST (British Summer Time),
Istijlal, 8th ‘Ilm, 171 BE
Majesty, Perfection of Knowledge
Year number 19, Vahid, (Unity)
Vahid number 9, Baha, (Splendour)
Kull-i-Shay (Fullness of Time), number 1, Alif, (A),
Al-Khamis, 29th Dhu al-Hijjah, 1435 AH
Fifth Day of the week, of The Month of Pilgrimage
Thursday, 23rd October 2014 AD

23:59. Stats:-

United Kingdom 8, United States 3, Philippines 1, Australia 1, Total 13.

23:35. Sunday evening, Holy Day celebration of the Birth of the Bab, Monday evening, Oxford Brookes Discussion Group at Headington Campus, Tuesday evening, MECO Qur’an Seminar, Wednesday evening, Castle DM/G, Thursday evening Oxford Brookes Discussion Group at Harcourt Campus, Friday evening, 6th evening out in a row, nothing to go to, so I’ll probably stay in and watch TV. After 5 evenings out in a row, I seem to be enjoying a steady, but substantial amount of energy, which is nice!

 

1711207/20141022a) October 22, 2014

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01:05 BST (British Summer Time),
‘Idal, 7th ‘Ilm, 171 BE
Justice, Words of Knowledge
Year number 19, Vahid, (Unity)
Vahid number 9, Baha, (Splendour)
Kull-i-Shay (Fullness of Time), number 1, Alif, (A),
Al-Arba’aa’, 28th Dhu al-Hijjah, 1435 AH
Fourth Day of the week, of The Month of Pilgrimage
Wednesday, 22nd October 2014 AD

23:59. Stats:-

United States 3, Canada 1, Total 4.

11:31. Its those who are hopelessly brainwashed by “the system” that are living in a dream world. And for those that have woken up, its a Kafka-esque nightmare. As in, by George Carlin, “They call it the Anerican dream, because you have to be asleep to believe it” and as Baha’ullah asserts that the people are in a “strange sleep”, hypnotised by their mass media. As Naom Chomsky says, “The people don’t know what;s happening, and they don’t know that they don’t know”. The trick is to realise that they are completely deluded, and their opinion counts for nothing, like a Soviet citizen buying the propaganda from Tass, Isvestia and Pravda in pathetic obedience and loyalty to “the Party”.As the Polish joke goes, “There is no Isvestia (news) in Pravda, and no Pravda (Truth) in Isvestia! So, delusional NHS workers spout their Rockerfeller medical model lies as in “1984”‘s “Newspeak”, don’t take them seriously. They’re not worth it. The trouble is that from THEIR point of view, as George Orwell (Eric Blair) pointed out, “To speak the truth is treason in an empire of lies”. As a chairman of the NSA once said to me, “I don’t take NHS drugs either”. To me taking NHS drugs is only a last resort, when absolutely necessary, because they are designed to suppress symptoms, and constitute a revenue stream for the pharmaceutical industry, and are not designed to cure ANYTHING, The system pays lip-service to the Hippocratic oath, but in truth that is a lie, and the whole system is guilty of genocide on a massive scale. It should be called The National Disease Service. End of rant. THIS is the issue that has radicalised me, (nothing to do with Islam) and to quote Peter Finch, in “Network”, “I’m as mad as hell (angry not mad) and I’m not going to take it anymore!”

13:54. “You are all exceedingly welcome. Do you realize how much you should thank God for His blessings? If you should thank Him a thousand times with each breath, it would not be sufficient because God has created and trained you. He has protected you from every affliction and prepared every gift and bestowal. Consider what a kind Father He is. He bestows His gift before you ask. We were not in the world of existence, but as soon as we were born, we found everything prepared for our needs and comfort without question on our part. He has given us a kind father and compassionate mother, provided for us two springs of salubrious milk, pure atmosphere, refreshing water, gentle breezes and the sun shining above our heads. In brief, He has supplied all the necessities of life although we did not ask for any of these great gifts. With pure mercy and bounty He has prepared this great table. It is a mercy which precedes asking. There is another kind of mercy, which is realized after questioning and supplication. He has bestowed both upon us — without asking and with supplication. He has created us in this radiant century, a century longed for and expected by all the sanctified souls in past periods. It is a blessed century; it is a blessed day. The philosophers of history have agreed that this century is equal to one hundred past centuries. This is true from every standpoint. This is the century of science, inventions, discoveries and universal laws. This is the century of the revelation of the mysteries of God. This is the century of the effulgence of the rays of the Sun of Truth. Therefore, you must render thanks and glorification to God that you were born in this age. Furthermore, you have listened to the call of Bahá’u’lláh. Your nostrils are perfumed with the breezes of the paradise of Abha. You have caught glimpses of the light from the horizon of the Orient. You were asleep; you are awakened. Your ears are attentive; your hearts are informed. You have acquired the love of God. You have attained to the knowledge of God. This is the most great bestowal of God. This is the breath of the Holy Spirit, and this consists of faith and assurance. This eternal life is the second birth; this is the baptism of the Holy Spirit. God has destined this station for you all. He has prepared this for you. You must appreciate the value of this bounty and engage your time in mentioning and thanking the True One. You must live in the utmost happiness. If any trouble or vicissitude comes into your lives, if your heart is depressed on account of health, livelihood or vocation, let not these things affect you. They should not cause unhappiness, for Bahá’u’lláh has brought you divine happiness. He has prepared heavenly food for you; He has destined eternal bounty for you; He has bestowed everlasting glory upon you. Therefore, these glad tidings should cause you to soar in the atmosphere of joy forever and ever. Render continual thanks unto God so that the confirmations of God may encircle you all.” (Abdu’l-Baha, The Promulgation of Universal Peace, p. 187).

13:55. LII. (section 7). “Say: O people! Withhold not from yourselves the grace of God and His mercy. Whoso withholdeth himself therefrom is indeed in grievous loss. What, O people! Do ye worship the dust, and turn away from your Lord, the Gracious, the All-Bountiful? Fear ye God, and be not of those who perish. Say: The Book of God hath been sent down in the form of this Youth. Hallowed, therefore, be God, the most excellent of makers! Take ye good heed, O peoples of the world, lest ye flee from His face. Nay, make haste to attain His presence, and be of them that have returned unto Him. Pray to be forgiven, O people, for having failed in your duty towards God, and for having trespassed against His Cause, and be not of the foolish. He it is Who hath created you; He it is Who hath nourished your souls through His Cause, and enabled you to recognize Him Who is the Almighty, the Most Exalted, the All-Knowing. He it is Who hath unveiled to your eyes the treasures of His knowledge, and caused you to ascend unto the heaven of certitude — the certitude of His resistless, His irrefutable, and most exalted Faith. Beware that ye do not deprive yourselves of the grace of God, that ye do not bring to naught your works, and do not repudiate the truth of this most manifest, this lofty, this shining, and glorious Revelation. Judge ye fairly the Cause of God, your Creator, and behold that which hath been sent down from the Throne on high, and meditate thereon with innocent and sanctified hearts. Then will the truth of this Cause appear unto you as manifest as the sun in its noon-tide glory. Then will ye be of them that have believed in Him.” (Baha’u’llah, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah, p. 104).

12:59. ‘Abdu’l-Bahá is reported to have said these words in the course of His parting address to the first group of western pilgrims who visited Him in ‘Akká in 1899: “And now I give you a commandment which shall be for a covenant between you and Me — that ye have faith; that your faith be steadfast as a rock that no storms can move, that nothing can disturb, and that it endure through all things even to the end; even should ye hear that your Lord has been crucified, be not shaken in your faith; for I am with you always, whether living or dead, I am with you to the end. As ye have faith so shall your powers and blessings be. This is the balance — this is the balance — this is the balance.” (3). Adib Taherzadeh, “The Revelation of Baha’u’llah” Volume 4, page 217). (3). Quoted by May Maxwell, “An Early Pilgrimage”, page 40.

12:00. On Monday, I thought I had just been asked if all the views I had expressed were because I was biased. I agree that I was, that all by expressed views were INDEED biased, because they were all informed by the fact that I am a Baha’i. It transpired that the word used was not biased but “Bahaist”! It occurred to me this morning that to me the term “Bahaist” which I don’t hear very often, implies to me an “ism”, a trend or thread of human thought, promoted by the followers of that intellectual idea. That in itself implies that the Baha’i Message was created by the imagination of a human being, Baha’u’llah. As a Baha’i, I would have to point out that, just as a Jew follows the Revelation of God as given to Moses, a Christian follows the Revelation from God as given to Jesus, a Muslim follows the Revelation from God as given to Muhammad, a Babi follows the Revelation of God as given to The Bab, so I, as a Baha’i, am trying to follow the Revelation from God as given to Baha’u’llah. Baha’u’llah own words testify to His truth, that His Teachings, everything that He is, and said, is from God, not from His own imagination. THIS is what I am trying to follow, NOT a human being’s imagination, but a Genuine, Authentic, Divine Revelation from God. So, WHY do I believe this Message is from God? Well, coming from a nominally Anglican background, my criteria were those of Jesus, “Ye shall know Them by Their fruits”, and “Every good tree bears fruit, and a barren tree does not”. My appraisal of the Baha’I Faith, in the first instance was that the 20,000 martyrs for the Babi and Baha’i Faith in the 1840s and 1850s a few years into the reign of Queen Victoria, gave their lives for God’s Faith in the same spirit as the early Christians under the persecution of the Roman Emperors Caligula, Nero or Diocletian, and that therefore, there was a possibility that The Bab and Baha’u’llah were not just gurus from the east like Maharishi, Sri Bhagwan Rajneesh or Sayer Baber, but genuine, authentic, divine Manifestations of God such as Moses, Jesus and Muhammad. And that that meant that the Baha’i Revelation FROM GOD constituted the Second Coming of Christ awaited in different terms by every religious tradition on Earth. As Shoghi Effendi describes Baha’u’llah in the following words, “To Israel He was neither more nor less than the incarnation of the “Everlasting Father,” the “Lord of Hosts” come down “with ten thousands of saints”; to Christendom Christ returned “in the glory of the Father,” to Shí’ah Islam the return of the Imam Husayn; to Sunni Islam the descent of the “Spirit of God” (Jesus Christ); to the Zoroastrians the promised Shah-Bahram; to the Hindus the reincarnation of Krishna; to the Buddhists the fifth Buddha. (Shoghi Effendi, God Passes By, p. 93).

17:27. Priceless dialogue from season 3 of ST:TOS, “The Elaan of Troyius”. Nurse Christine Chapel, “Ambassador, If Elasian women are that vicious, why are men so overwhelmingly attracted to them? What magic do they possess?” Ambassador of Troyius, “Its not magic, its biochemical. A man whose flesh is once touched by the tears of a woman of Elas has his heart enslaved forever!” Aha, its all becoming perfectly clear. The mere protection of blue jeans must be wholly inadequate to the task!

18:59. Assuming, like most stories being obsessed about in the western mainstream news media, that these recent attacks in Ottawa are false flag attacks by the elite, the question arises as to why now? Maybe to take the attention of Canada away from the following which has revealed truths about the elite, they I’m sure the elite would like to bury with OTHER bad news. Namely:- https://www.facebook.com/…/Child-Abuse-Rec…/696359300377626… Strange how Russia Today seems to ignore the news items in the west which seem most likely to be stage-managed media frenzies to “manage” what the people spend their time being anxious about.

 

 

 

1711206/20141021a) Documentary Important; Water Have Memory. October 20, 2014

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03:02 BST (British Summer Time),
Fidal, 6th ‘Ilm, 171 BE
Grace, Mercy of Knowledge
Year number 19, Vahid, (Unity)
Vahid number 9, Baha, (Splendour)
Kull-i-Shay (Fullness of Time), number 1, Alif, (A),
Ath-Thallaathaa’, 27th Dhu al-Hijjah, 1435 AH
Third Day of the week, of The Month of Pilgrimage
Tuesday, 21st October 2014 AD

23:59. Stats:-

United States 4, United Kingdom 4, Total 8.

03:02. Yes, I am very inclined to believe in Emoto’s results, even without clear proof. I watched several times on You Tube a Russian documentary which seems no longer available, “Documentary Important: Water Have Memory” which though starting off seeming incredibly far-fetched, demonstrated allegedly by experiment the most fantastic qualities of water, especially “structured” water. Suffice it to say that a weak electrical field of a person praising and loving the qualities of a vessel of water can cause water molecules to clump together in spheres like geodesic domes, giving that water miraculous properties of healing, “holy water” perhaps, and far greater powers of being a cleansing agent or solvent. Letting water stand near an electrical field after coming out of a tap perhaps also allows the water to become “structuralised” after being made chaotic and unstructured in fast flowing water pipes with sharp corners, allegedly. So, I have 4 bottles of water always on the go, having been standing for at least 12 hours near this laptop, TV and electrical cables, before drinking it, including 2 pints every morning on waking at least 45 minutes BEFORE breakfast. And it seems to me that in Baha’i healing prayers, at least 50% of them seem to refer possibly to the potential healing powers of water. QED.

13:21. I am mostly water, i.e. 26 points out of 49, where water is a symbol of emotion. The other 3 elements come in at 17 for fire (inspiration), a measily 17 for air (intellect and sociability) and an appalling big fat zero for earth (down to earth practicality). And this “emotion” definitely have memory!

So, what “Prophets” or “Manifestations” are recognised as being from God? “All of them, except a few which are the outcome of human perversity, were ordained of God, and are a reflection of His Will and Purpose.” (Baha’u’llah, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah, p. 217). That is, Baha’u’llah, The Bab, Muhammad, Jesus, Buddha, Zoroaster, Moses, Krishna, Abraham, Noah, Kung-Fu tse, Lao-tse, and many, many more. I believe that every community has had its own “warner” as mentioned in the Qur’an, though I can’t find the verse at the moment.
“The holy Manifestations of God were sent down to make visible the oneness of humanity. For this did They endure unnumbered ills and tribulations, that a community from amongst mankind’s divergent peoples could gather within the shadow of the Word of God and live as one, and could, with delight and grace, demonstrate on earth the unity of humankind. Therefore must the desire of the friends be this, to bring together and unify all peoples, that all may receive a generous drink of this pure wine from this cup that is ‘tempered at the camphor fountain.’[1] Let them make the differing populations to be as one and induce the hostile and murderous kindreds of the earth to love one another instead. Let them loose from their shackles the captives of sensual desires and cause the excluded to become intimates of the mysteries. Let them give to the bereft a share of the blessings of these days; let them guide the portionless to inexhaustible treasure. This grace can come about through words and ways and deeds that are of the Unseen Kingdom but, lacking such, it can never be.” [1 Qur'án 76:5 ].
(Abdu’l-Baha, Selections from the Writings of Abdu’l-Baha, p. 278)
“The Prophets of God should be regarded as physicians whose task is to foster the well-being of the world and its peoples, that, through the spirit of oneness, they may heal the sickness of a divided humanity. To none is given the right to question their words or disparage their conduct, for they are the only ones who can claim to have understood the patient and to have correctly diagnosed its ailments. No man, however acute his perception, can ever hope to reach the heights which the wisdom and understanding of the Divine Physician have attained. Little wonder, then, if the treatment prescribed by the physician in this day should not be found to be identical with that which he prescribed before. How could it be otherwise when the ills affecting the sufferer necessitate at every stage of his sickness a special remedy? In like manner, every time the Prophets of God have illumined the world with the resplendent radiance of the Day Star of Divine knowledge, they have invariably summoned its peoples to embrace the light of God through such means as best befitted the exigencies of the age in which they appeared. They were thus able to scatter the darkness of ignorance, and to shed upon the world the glory of their own knowledge. It is towards the inmost essence of these Prophets, therefore, that the eye of every man of discernment must be directed, inasmuch as their one and only purpose hath always been to guide the erring, and give peace to the afflicted…. These are not days of prosperity and triumph. The whole of mankind is in the grip of manifold ills. Strive, therefore, to save its life through the wholesome medicine which the almighty hand of the unerring Physician hath prepared.”
(Baha’u’llah, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah, p. 79).
71. “O thou beloved maidservant of God! Thy letter was received and its contents revealed the fact that the friends, in perfect energy and vitality are engaged in the propagation of the heavenly teachings. This news hath caused intense joy and gladness. For every era hath a spirit; the spirit of this illumined era lieth in the teachings of Bahá’u’lláh. For these lay the foundation of the oneness of the world of humanity and promulgate universal brotherhood. They are founded upon the unity of science and religion and upon investigation of truth. They uphold the principle that religion must be the cause of amity, union and harmony among men. They establish the equality of both sexes and propound economic principles which are for the happiness of individuals. They diffuse universal education, that every soul may as much as possible have a share of knowledge. They abrogate and nullify religious, racial, political, patriotic and economic prejudices and the like. Those teachings that are scattered throughout the Epistles and Tablets are the cause of the illumination and the life of the world of humanity. Whoever promulgateth them will verily be assisted by the Kingdom of God.”
(Abdu’l-Baha, Selections from the Writings of Abdu’l-Baha, p. 109).

LIII (section 8).
“I know not, O my God, what the Fire is which Thou didst kindle in Thy land. Earth can never cloud its splendor, nor water quench its flame. All the peoples of the world are powerless to resist its force. Great is the blessedness of him that hath drawn nigh unto it, and heard its roaring.
Some, O my God, Thou didst, through Thy strengthening grace, enable to approach it, while others Thou didst keep back by reason of what their hands have wrought in Thy days. Whoso hath hasted towards it and attained unto it hath, in his eagerness to gaze on Thy beauty, yielded his life in Thy path, and ascended unto Thee, wholly detached from aught else except Thyself.
I beseech Thee, O my Lord, by this Fire which blazeth and rageth in the world of creation, to rend asunder the veils that have hindered me from appearing before the throne of Thy majesty, and from standing at the door of Thy gate. Do Thou ordain for me, O my Lord, every good thing Thou didst send down in Thy Book, and suffer me not to be far removed from the shelter of Thy mercy.
Powerful art Thou to do what pleaseth Thee. Thou art, verily, the All-Powerful, the Most Generous.”
(Baha’u’llah, Prayers and Meditations by Baha’u’llah, p. 75).
X (section 10). The time foreordained unto the peoples and kindreds of the earth is now come. The promises of God, as recorded in the holy Scriptures, have all been fulfilled. Out of Zion hath gone forth the Law of God, and Jerusalem, and the hills and land thereof, are filled with the glory of His Revelation. Happy is the man that pondereth in his heart that which hath been revealed in the Books of God, the Help in Peril, the Self-Subsisting. Meditate upon this, O ye beloved of God, and let your ears be attentive unto His Word, so that ye may, by His grace and mercy, drink your fill from the crystal waters of constancy, and become as steadfast and immovable as the mountain in His Cause.
In the Book of Isaiah it is written: “Enter into the rock, and hide thee in the dust, for fear of the Lord, and for the glory of His majesty.” No man that meditateth upon this verse can fail to recognize the greatness of this Cause, or doubt the exalted character of this Day — the Day of God Himself. This same verse is followed by these words: “And the Lord alone shall be exalted in that Day.” This is the Day which the Pen of the Most High hath glorified in all the holy Scriptures. There is no verse in them that doth not declare the glory of His holy Name, and no Book that doth not testify unto the loftiness of this most exalted theme. Were We to make mention of all that hath been revealed in these heavenly Books and holy Scriptures concerning this Revelation, this Tablet would assume impossible dimensions. It is incumbent in this Day, upon every man to place his whole trust in the manifold bounties of God, and arise to disseminate, with the utmost wisdom, the verities of His Cause. Then, and only then, will the whole earth be enveloped with the morning light of His Revelation.”
(Baha’u’llah, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah, p. 11).

How occasionally, greed or anger can be a force for good.
“In creation there is no evil; all is good. Certain qualities and natures innate in some men and apparently blameworthy are not so in reality. For example, from the beginning of his life you can see in a nursing child the signs of greed, of anger and of temper. Then, it may be said, good and evil are innate in the reality of man, and this is contrary to the pure goodness of nature and creation. The answer to this is that greed, which is to ask for something more, is a praiseworthy quality provided that it is used suitably. So if a man is greedy to acquire science and knowledge, or to become compassionate, generous and just, it is most praiseworthy. If he exercises his anger and wrath against the bloodthirsty tyrants who are like ferocious beasts, it is very praiseworthy; but if he does not use these qualities in a right way, they are blameworthy.”
(Abdu’l-Baha, Some Answered Questions, p. 214).
Communism or socialism or common sense, and common decency, and reasonable social justice to both capital AND labour.

Then rules and laws should be established to regulate the excessive fortunes of certain private individuals and meet the needs of millions of the poor masses; thus a certain moderation would be obtained. However, absolute equality is just as impossible, for absolute equality in fortunes, honours, commerce, agriculture, industry would end in disorderliness, in chaos, in disorganization of the means of existence, and in universal disappointment: the order of the community would be quite destroyed. Thus difficulties will also arise when unjustified equality is imposed. It is, therefore, preferable for moderation to be established by means of laws and regulations to hinder the constitution of the excessive fortunes of certain individuals, and to protect the essential needs of the masses. For instance, the manufacturers and the industrialists heap up a treasure each day, and the poor artisans do not gain their daily sustenance: that is the height of iniquity, and no just man can accept it. Therefore, laws and regulations should be established which would permit the workmen to receive from the factory owner their wages and a share in the fourth or the fifth part of the profits, according to the capacity of the factory; or in some other way the body of workmen and the manufacturers should share equitably the profits and advantages. Indeed, the capital and management come from the owner of the factory, and the work and labour, from the body of the workmen. Either the workmen should receive wages which assure them an adequate support and, when they cease work, becoming feeble or helpless, they should have sufficient benefits from the income of the industry; or the wages should be high enough to satisfy the workmen with the amount they receive so that they may themselves be able to put a little aside for days of want and helplessness.

(Abdu’l-Baha, Some Answered Questions, p. 274).

(Abdu’l-Baha, Some Answered Questions, p. 274).
The Change of Heart
To one who spoke of the people’s desire to possess the land, and of the strong under-current of rebellion on the part of the labouring classes, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá said: ” Fighting, and the employment of force, even for the right cause, will not bring about good results. The oppressed who have right on their side, must not take that right by force; the evil would continue. Hearts must be changed. The rich must wish to give! Life in man should be like a flame, warming all with whom it comes into contact. The spiritually awakened are like to bright torches in the sight of God, they give light and comfort to their fellows.”
(Abdu’l-Baha, Abdu’l-Baha in London, p. 92).
CXII. (section 112). “Behold the disturbances which, for many a long year, have afflicted the earth, and the perturbation that hath seized its peoples. It hath either been ravaged by war, or tormented by sudden and unforeseen calamities. Though the world is encompassed with misery and distress, yet no man hath paused to reflect what the cause or source of that may be. Whenever the True Counsellor uttered a word in admonishment, lo, they all denounced Him as a mover of mischief and rejected His claim. How bewildering, how confusing is such behavior! No two men can be found who may be said to be outwardly and inwardly united. The evidences of discord and malice are apparent everywhere, though all were made for harmony and union. The Great Being saith: O well-beloved ones! The tabernacle of unity hath been raised; regard ye not one another as strangers. Ye are the fruits of one tree, and the leaves of one branch. We cherish the hope that the light of justice may shine upon the world and sanctify it from tyranny. If the rulers and kings of the earth, the symbols of the power of God, exalted be His glory, arise and resolve to dedicate themselves to whatever will promote the highest interests of the whole of humanity, the reign of justice will assuredly be established amongst the children of men, and the effulgence of its light will envelop the whole earth. The Great Being saith: The structure of world stability and order hath been reared upon, and will continue to be sustained by, the twin pillars of reward and punishment…. In another passage He hath written: Take heed, O concourse of the rulers of the world! There is no force on earth that can equal in its conquering power the force of justice and wisdom…. Blessed is the king who marcheth with the ensign of wisdom unfurled before him, and the battalions of justice massed in his rear. He verily is the ornament that adorneth the brow of peace and the countenance of security. There can be no doubt whatever that if the day star of justice, which the clouds of tyranny have obscured, were to shed its light upon men, the face of the earth would be completely transformed.”
(Baha’u’llah, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah, p. 218).
“Say: I swear by God! No one is despised in the sight of the Almighty for being poor. Rather is he exalted, if he is found to be of them who are patient.”
(Compilations, Huququ’llah).

Apparently some theologians expect the Return of Christ in the 23rd century, the 2200s. The year 2244 AD will correspondence with 400 BE. 400 years into the Baha’i Dispensation, the Baha’i Faith becomes widely known and understood. Sounds about right!

00:58. Am watching 2 back to back episodes of “The Sixties” on “Yesterday” from UKTV, Freeview 19. 5) “The British Invasion”, and 6) “the Times, they are a Changing”. If you’re 15 in 1970, and after a DIY spiritual empowerment programme, and need a strategy for the future, in line with the Will of God, what’s going to be? You’ve experienced, at second hand Sixties’ idealism, and want that dream to continue and not die. What are you going to do? Look for ANY information that can inform the situation, including ANY information that can be found on the Return of Christ. What was the result? A treasure hunt of inspiration, traveling from one riddle of information to the next, ending with in 1975, enrolling in the Baha’i Community, and finding in the Baha’i Community, a ring-fenced fortress, in which Sixties’ Idealism can be protected, promoted, strengthened and giving a never-ending journey into a future destined to last at least half a million years.

18:00. I’ve been watching ST:TOS season 3 on CBS Horror, episodes, “For the World is Hollow, and I have Touched the Sky”, “The Tholian Web” and “Plato’s Stepchildren”, as it is now perfectly obvious why Trekkies circa 1970 didn’t bother campaigning for season 4. If you want to kill a sci-fi TV show, just put a Business Party hack, like Fred Freiberger in charge.

 

1711205/20141020a) Inferno. October 20, 2014

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03:14 BST (British Summer Time),
Kamal, 5th ‘Ilm, 171 BE
Perfection, Light of Knowledge
Year number 19, Vahid, (Unity)
Vahid number 9, Baha, (Splendour)
Kull-i-Shay (Fullness of Time), number 1, Alif, (A),
Al-Ithnayn, 26th Dhu al-Hijjah, 1435 AH
Second Day of the week, of The Month of Pilgrimage
Monday, 20th October 2014 AD

12:35. Stats:-

United States 5, Total 5.

03:17. Pete, why are you going to attend the Baha’i Holy Day, today (19/10). Because its my right and duty? But you don’t look like a Baha’i. Yes, I know, that I don’t have any resemblance with the “cultural, corporate image” of a typical Bahai, a middle-classed, privileged, university-brainwashed, politically quiescent societal drone, but I’m a Baha’i nevertheless, even if the whole world thinks me unfit for the name, and if I AM a Baha’i, no matter what outer appearances may suggest, then I have a right to attend. That’s it! So, you’ll find friends to talk with whilst there? I doubt it. They will only talk to me if I adopt the self-deprecating and inferior status of a psychiatric patient, and I will only talk to them if they regard me as an equal. So, stalemate, and I have no friends but Baha’u’llah. But that’s FBM. Who needs anyone else?

X:- I hope your local community come up better than that and treat you as a real human being who just happens to have an illness. Just as you would treat an old man with a prostate problem or a teenage with insulin diabetes. The Baha’i Faith is for all mankind and remember Jesus said he came for the sinners not the saints. Have a good Holy Day!

Maybe that’s the whole point. They think I’m ill, and I refuse to accept that. If suffering from PTSD after a burglary, or being in a war zone, makes someone “ill”, and being thus regarded as ill, as inferior, such as the widespread prejudice down-grading the social status of those with disabilities, then to me, being regarded as “ill” is as bad as being regarded as inferior. What about the famous saying of RD Laing, “Mental illness is a rational reaction to a world that is insane”. If anyone thinks I am ill, I would challenge them to define exactly what it is in me that demonstrates illness. If it is a refusal to adopt the insane concepts of society, which i regard as sick and evil, then they are really accusing me of being healthy in a sick world. So, they SHOULD rather regard me as superior! Except that I am only asking to be regarded as equal, not superior.

A better summary from a friend some months ago was that I had difficulty dealing with my emotions, which is understandable in a social setting, in which feeling or expressing any emotion was met with emotional abuse from my father. That is not me being ill, that’s my social environment being sick and my education being crap. It wasn’t MY fault. And my coping mechanism in those circumstances was utterly SANE and rational in the circumstances.

And I think a lack of education is not an illness, not even a character flaw, not even a facet of human nature, its a symptom of a stupid civilisation which refuses to investigate and recognise Who Baha’u’llah IS.

X:- You are absolutely right! Who defines what is normal and abnormal i.e ill. Looked at it that way, all Baha’is are ill because we don’t drink, we have morals etc etc. often the sanest response to a situation is regarded as sick. I remember stunning a room of psychiatrists when i was a junior dr. This child was admitted to a psych unit because she kept cutting up her mother’s new boyfriends clothes. On the ward she was completely normal. I was muttering in the back of the room about her so the bossman sternly asked me if I had anything to contribute. So I said yes – it was obvious she did not like the chap, was jealous of the time and attention he got and took from her and this was her way of getting rid of him. Stunned silence! Mutterings from the big nobs and a rapid moving onto the next psych kid. …… Obvious really and NOT an illness! So hang on in there Pete! Maybe it’s the Baha’is who need therapy!

George Orwell (Eric Blair) hit the nail on the head when he said, “Telling the truth is treason in an empire of lies”. See how that pressitute of the Business Party, Dimbleby, calmly, seemlessly “moves on” just as the quacks above did, when asked at least twice by a member of the audience in “Question Time” why they were not discussing the fact that the wars in the Middle East are about foreign powers plundering other countries oil. I feel as if I’m in “No-man’s Land”, with lies from the western elite being thrown at me from one side, denying the Baha’i Faith, and lies from the Baha’is from the other side denying, for the most part, that western civilisation is telling lies, not about the Faith, but about the psychiatric industrial complex. Its quite puzzling. Faithful loyalty to the state, its establishment and its psychiatric lunacy, or loyalty to the truth? Neither the state nor the Baha’is will tolerate me telling the truth. Maybe being truthful and honest is the illness!

Maybe that’s why so few Baha’is are prepared to talk to me, because to do so, they would have to lie, because they don’t feel able to discuss the truth with any honesty. The number of Baha’is who tell the truth rather than keep an abject silence in loyalty to the state is still pitifully few. Thank GOD and Baha’u’llah that there are at least those few. Reminds me of my favourite non-Baha’i book, by Christian O’Brien, “The Genius of the Few: The Story of those who founded the Garden in Eden”, comparing the story of Genesis and the Sumerian Kharsag Epic, and showing the application of the suggested law, “A sufficiently advanced extra-terrestrial civilisation is indistinguishable from God”.

X:- Get a grip Pete! Don’t sour the Holy Day by giving in to fanciful thoughts, you know you’ll regret it later…

Hmm. Reining in my imagination is not something I have great skill at. Possibly because the basic rules on how and why are mostly lacking. So, a “freedom of information” policy prevails, where all evidence, empirical, anecdotal, circumstantial, metaphorical, inspirational, intuitive is admissible as evidence, and the results from such brainstorming are indeed often fanciful, but that’s me. Keeping it positive is a goal I CAN sign up to, but being realistic? No, that’s not likely to be accepted by me as having any priority on my agenda. In fact my attitude to realism is to put my thumb to my nose and wiggle all my fingers at it, as if playing a trumpet.

X:- I always admire your self-awareness but worry when you sound off about the Faith and the Friends – some of whom have supported you unconditionally throughout the years and none of whom wish you any harm or disrespect I’m sure!

Its often a matter of interpretation. For example whatever happens, my default reaction is always an immediate fully-formed conspiratorial plot against me, WHICH, my NHS guy feels is not necessarily a sign of a diseased brain, but simply a learned intuitive response, as a result of emotional abuse as a child, a sort of legacy of trauma like PTSD. After a while each time this learned paranoia kicks in, I can only sometimes employ reason to renegotiate my believed explanation for peoples’ behaviour to something less malevolent and paranoid, but often, my suspicious mind clings to perceptions of nefarious motives. I’m reminded by Radio 4 star from Kent Frank Muir who once said that expressions of tenderness for someone must, to be accepted, be expressed in terms that the recipient can receive. People, like my father, who was very generous but living on a different planet from me, could never give me what I needed, and therefore all his generosity and kindness fell on deaf ears. A total clash of temperaments, and a total clash of perceived realities. Most Baha’is cannot really take my way of thinking seriously, which is understandable, but it means that their kindness is speaking a language I don’t understand. Does that make sense. As an ABM explained, at least this is what I understood her to have meant, “The Oxford Community is full of individuals who are serving the faith as individuals but cannot work together because they haven’t learned to understand each others’ different realities. The House talks about us reading our realities. My reality, full of Gerry Anderson,. NASA, Bobby Kennedy, and perceiving the Faith in those terms, is meaningless to many Baha’is, as their reality is often meaningless to me. As Cool Hand Luke (Paul Newman) said at least twice in the film of the same name, “What we have here is a failure to communicate!” Does that make sense?

Also, there are contradictory emotions in different parts of my personality. The more emotional instinctive self is implacably angry and livid with rage about my personal life, and although I can put those emotions to one side sometimes, or put them on ice and suppress them, those emotions of rage when they get to the surface need a scapegoat, and often find a target in America, and less often in the Faith itself. I can sometimes be objective, especially when thinking about the good of mankind and the whole world, but when thinking subjectively in terms of my own life, then my attitude is VERY negative and dark, full of despair and a total lack of faith, hope and love, and when these emotions reach the surface, anything in my sites is going to “get it”. Thank God, I can be objective at times, and see these emotions for what they are, animal passions, and human defects of character, but I am NOT objective ALL the time!

After the Holy Day meeting, I would say that it went well. I didn’t feel positive enough as regards personal faith to sing along with the Baha’i songs, but apart from that, took part in the meeting in all the other ways; I didn’t get asked to read. Those who were happy to talk with me were friendly enough, or tacitly very supportive, which I always find very reassuring, and no one who feels antagonistic towards me “had a go at me” so all is well. My weight at the beginning of today was 102.6, and by the end of the day (19/10) is now 105.0 after all those refined carbohydrates and sugars, which is fine. It was higher than that yesterday evening. I had dressed up for the occasion since as far as I can remember someone at Feast on Wednesday had mentioned something about “dressing up”. Though as usual, no “surprise wedding” was in evidence, and from my rational mind’s point of view, is ever likely to have more than an infinitesimal probability. Still hope springs eternal in a human heart, though my Vulcan rational mind regards such human emotions as fatuous and insane. Still, those human emotions are still there in my human heart, whether my rational mind finds them contemptible or not. And my erring human heart is unrepentant in entertaining a passionate affection and love for such a lovely person, albeit this beast is possibly not worthy of her.

12:42. Am watching, on “CBS Horror” (Freeview 487), “Inferno”, a 5 part episode of “Dr Who” with the 3rd Doctor, John Pertwee, and a common story-line. A right-wing dictatorship in the UK, in a parallal universe, just like “The Guardians”, the 1970s sci-fi political thriller, showing what would happen if the monarchy were abolished, and a fascist republic put in place, just like “V for Vendetta” with furhrer, Chancellor Adam Cutler, “1984” under Big Brother in Oceania, and mentioning America, “Star Trek: The Original Series” with “Mirror, Mirror”, and “Star Trek: Enterprise” with “Through a Mirror, Darkly” Parts 1 and 2, and another story whose name I did not memorise in which the Nazis in the 1940s pushed forward with alien weapons into the North East of the United States, and “Amerika” starring Chris Kristofferson, in which a complicit American elite allows a Soviet cabal to take over America; the list is almost endless. And as far as The Incredible is concerned, there’s The Hulk, and in episode 4 of “Inferno”, an “infected” human has turned green and strong and very nasty, just like a werewolf, or The Hulk. The monster “inside” me, is I think, part of a coping mechanism, tuning in to green, reptilian, base instincts, which act as a deterrent to those who would otherwise “have a go at me”. So, a warning, “Don’t make me angry; you wouldn’t like me when I’m angry!”

16:34. If the media in the USA are controlled by 5 corporations, which all have the same agenda, of The Business Party, then to get around that monopoly, how about placing geo-synchronous satellites in orbit over the USA, beaming down into millions of American homes in their teaming cities, public service broadcast documentaries, in order to educate them as to the truth of the information they need in order to do the right thing, i.e. fulfill their true destiny, leading the world into 1) acknowledging the oneness of mankind, 2) instituting world peace, and 3) beginning to lay the foundations of a truly democratic, representative, socially just (on a global scale) and equitable world federal government, in which all functions of government, apart from global co-ordination and global co-operation, are delegated to the lowest level possible? Maybe the new Chinese space station?

In the light of the above, did my comment make sense, or just muddy the water? There are a huge number of assumptions in my comment, many of which may not be shared by others, such as the inherent bias in the western mainstream news media, which not everyone is aware of.

Maybe its down to those who have woken up from word of mouth from friends, to wake up others, if and when they are found to be receptive. Hopefully all those truth-seekers out there will be guided by Him to find the truth when they are ready. But there is an information war out there, where truth-seekers can be easily mislead down blind alleys such as violent left wing revolution or extreme jihadism, or exclusive Christian salvation for the next world ignoring this one.

Reminds me of my suspicion that hypnotising technology is being used in the media, radio, television, film, newsprint, Net, to turn as many as possible into mindless zombies, MKUltra, but in such a mild way, that no one notices, except such as Kate Bush in “Experiment No IV”, sci-fi writers such as in “The Bourne Trilogy”, the books about Sirhan Sirhan and Bobby Kennedy and Mark Chapman and John Lennon, the rumours about “Monarch Programming”. Isn’t it strange that in this “civilisation” where this technology is widely used and millions targeted, there is such widespread atheism, apathy and lack of spirituality, whereas in the “uncivilised” continents, when told of atheism in Europe and North America, their reaction is “What’s wrong with them?” Perhaps what is wrong with them is that secret technology is being used to brainwash and condition millions into a spiritually strange sleep, dead in materialism. There’s also the concept in some sci-fi stories, of the “psyche bomb” like as EMP high up in the atmosphere, but instead of burning out all electrical circuits, “burning out” all spirituality, killing peoples’ souls but leaving their bodies physically intact, such as depicted so luridly and floridly in films like “Shaun of the dead”, or slightly more subtly in “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” (1956) or “They Live” (1988). These sci-fi concepts explore these real phenomena, albeit with exaggeration and poetic licence, almost endlessly. SOMEONE has eyes to see, and can only express their perceptions in fiction, since to speak plainly, would fall almost completely on deaf ears!

Reminds of talk many years ago of not developing a “cobalt bomb” or “neutron bomb?” which would kill people with radiation, and leave the buildings intact. What better than kill the souls and leave the bodies intact, turned into materialistic human drones, obsessed with getting more “stuff” and being completely “switched off” spiritually, killing all capacity for critical independent thought? I wonder if this is what Baha’u’llah meant when he said the people are in a strange sleep.

Interesting that many years ago in the Soviet Union, a sci fi film was made called “Solaris” which was anti-Soviet but couched in such subtle concepts, that the Soviet censors didn’t notice. It was re-made by Hollywood many years later starring George Clooney and Natasha McIlhone. Know what I mean?

1711204/20141019a) October 18, 2014

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09:31 BST (British Summer Time),
Jamal, 4th ‘Ilm, 171 BE
Beauty, Grandeur of Knowledge
Year number 19, Vahid, (Unity)
Vahid number 9, Baha, (Splendour)
Kull-i-Shay (Fullness of Time), number 1, Alif, (A),
Yaum Al-Ahad, 25th Dhu al-Hijjah, 1435 AH
First Day of the week, of The Month of Pilgrimage
Sunday, 19th October 2014 AD

23:59. Stats:-

United States 4, United Kingdom 4, Total 8.

09:31. I like Andrew Marr, I really do, but after 30 seconds of his show with Business Party hacks banging on about stage-managed lies designed to keep the populace in a state of abject paralysed terror, I turned as usual to Russia Today with its different, positive attitude, “Here is really what’s happening, and although its terrible, we’re filling you in on the details and analysis, because together, we can all deal with this; all it takes is for all of us to know the truth”. Which would YOU choose, which empowers YOU to live your life with hope that the problems of the world can be dealt with?

11:17. Of the two agents from “Section 31″ (Ref:- ST:DS9), I’m still not absolutely sure which of them, this applies to, though it might apply to them both, but in different ways. Not such a black and white situation as in “The Ipcress File” where Harry Palmer has to choose who the traitor is, from between Ross and Dalby. Its a much more complex and nuanced situation than that, in glorious Technicolour rather than black and white. Perhaps the two Section 31 agents are the cat and the one meerkat which has noticed the cat and is looking at them. But which agent is the true meerkat and which is the cat? THAT is the right question. But what is the answer. I don’t know, I just don’t know, though I know what I’d LIKE the answer to be. Oo, look! One of the other meerkats is looking at me! I wonder who THAT is, No 9, perhaps!

12:04. I came over all eshuriant, so cooked myself a substantial meal just now, bulghar wheat, pilchards in tomato sauce, sweet corn, lime pickle, mango chutney, rosemary and tarragon. Tastes like minced lamb; must be the taste of the tarragon reminding me of the minced lamb substantial meals I used to cook for myself in Wolvercote and elsewhere.

 

 

1711203/20141018a) How to destroy a person, or at least attempt to. October 17, 2014

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16:13 BST (British Summer Time),
Jalal, 3rd ‘Ilm, 171 BE
Glory, Beauty of Knowledge
Year number 19, Vahid, (Unity)
Vahid number 9, Baha, (Splendour)
Kull-i-Shay (Fullness of Time), number 1, Alif, (A),
As-Sabt, 24th Dhu al-Hijjah, 1435 AH
Seventh Day of the week, of The Month of Pilgrimage
Saturday, 18th October 2014 AD

22:19. Stats:-

United States 8, United Kingdom 4, Turkey 3, Total 15.

22:30. Anyone else thought that tonight’s “Dr Who”, 2.8.9. “Flatline” was BRILLIANT? Dr Oswald, you think you’re clever, don’t you? So, where is Mr Pink, Dr Oswald? Doesn’t exist. I refused to go back one. After all you can’t let your life be governed by a television set. More like Abby Martin on Russia Today, and “Breaking the Set”.

X:- I did but what did he call them?

Monsters. Because they refused to “consult”.

X:- “I name you ?”

Me? Dr Osbald Oswin? Or a monster? Did I refuse to consult? Or just refuse to agree or submit or go back one from 6 to 5? Submit to what, the majority? “But if thou obey most men in this land, from the path of God will they mislead thee: they follow but a conceit, and they are only liars.” (The Qur’an (Rodwell tr), Sura 6 – Cattle). Where obedience is nothing more than Truman Burbank abiding by the wishes of Ed Harris and his scriptwriters. “The unity of the human race, as envisaged by Bahá’u’lláh, implies the establishment of a world commonwealth in which all nations, races, creeds and classes are closely and permanently united, and in which the autonomy of its state members and the personal freedom and initiative of the individuals that compose them are definitely and completely safeguarded.” (Shoghi Effendi, The World Order of Baha’u’llah, p. 202). “Pete, you’re not going anywhere”. Yes, I know, neither back to 5, or forward to 7 9 or 9, but only to 10, where “6 + 6 = 10″.

See how easy it is for someone to say virtually nothing, but because I’m open-minded and they are not, they will say nothing more, and I will explain everything? Its not exactly fair and equitable is it, but then very often most people turn out to be bastards when push comes to shove. Perhaps situations like this make it plain that neither side is going to back down.

23:13. Pete, why are you going to attend the Baha’i Holy Day, tomorrow. Because its my right and duty? But you don’t look like a Baha’i. Yes, I know, that I don’t have any resemblance with the “cultural, corporate image” of a typical Bahai, a middle-classed, privileged, university-brainwashed, politically quiescent societal drone, but I’m a Baha’i nevertheless, even if the whole world thinks me unfit for the name, and if I AM a Baha’i, no matter what outer appearances may suggest, then I have a right to attend. That’s it! So, you’ll find friends to talk with whilst there? I doubt it. They will only talk to me if I adopt the self-deprecating and inferior status of a psychiatric patient, and I will only talk to them if they regard me as an equal. So, stalemate, and I have no friends but Baha’u’llah. But that’s FBM. Who needs anyone else?

X:- I hope your local community come up better than that and treat you as a real human being who just happens to have an illness. Just as you would treat an old man with a prostate problem or a teenage with insulin diabetes. The Baha’i Faith is for all mankind and remember Jesus said he came for the sinners not the saints. Have a good Holy Day!

Maybe that’s the whole point. They think I’m ill, and I refuse to accept that. If suffering from PTSD after a burglary, or being in a war zone, makes someone “ill”, and being thus regarded as ill, as inferior, such as the widespread prejudice down-grading the social status of those with disabilities, then to me, being regarded as “ill” is as bad as being regarded as inferior. What about the famous saying of RD Laing, “Mental illness is a rational reaction to a world that is insane”. If anyone thinks I am ill, I would challenge them to define exactly what it is in me that demonstrates illness. If it is a refusal to adopt the insane concepts of society, which i regard as sick and evil, then they are really accusing me of being healthy in a sick world. So, they SHOULD rather regard me as superior! Except that I am only asking to be regarded as equal, not superior.

A better summary from a friend some months ago was that I had difficulty dealing with my emotions, which is understandable in a social setting, in which feeling or expressing any emotion was met with emotional abuse from my father. That is not me being ill, that’s my social environment being sick and my education being crap. It wasn’t MY fault. And my coping mechanism in those circumstances was utterly SANE and rational in the circumstances.

And I think a lack of education is not an illness, not even a character flaw, not even a facet of human nature, its a symptom of a stupid civilisation which refuses to investigate and recognise Who Baha’u’llah IS.

01:07. How do you get from red and white stripes, to pink? Use a Blenda? Or a Whiska? Or a Kenwood Chef? Make the stripes infinitesimally thin? Take off the red and white T-shirt off and put a pink one on? Tone down the red (justice, The Faith, the left, love, Europe) and bring a bit of red-blooded life into the white fluid of an inhuman, android-like system as in making the ice of the green and pleasant land to melt, That is, teach the Faith in England, whether it is culturally allowed or not, to the extent that we consider ourselves Europeans instead of British in splendid isolation. In other words, stay in the EU and reform it to make it more democratic. I’m exhausted. I ought to go to sleep. Too much over-thinking.

 

 

 

1711202/20141017a) October 16, 2014

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18:31 BST (British Summer Time),
Istiqlal, 2nd ‘Ilm, 171 BE
Independence, Glory of Knowledge
Year number 19, Vahid, (Unity)
Vahid number 9, Baha, (Splendour)
Kull-i-Shay (Fullness of Time), number 1, Alif, (A),
Al-Jumu’ah, 23rd Dhu al-Hijjah, 1435 AH
Gathering Day of the week, of The Month of Pilgrimage
Friday, 17th October 2014 AD

23:05 Stats:-

United States 3, Argentina 1, India 1, United Kingdom 1, Total 6.

13:38. NHS:- a clean bill of health again, or at least doing very well,and making good progress.

17:44. Christmas twice in one day! Another thumbs up from an excellent NHS helper, and from a Talk Talk engineer, information that I can already get via the Net and my You View Box, Sky channels 401, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 505, 484, 5, 6, 7 with 487 (Horror Channel) giving me access to “Dr Who” part 1, i.e. 1963-85, “The Twilight Zone” and Bill Bixby as “The Incredible”. Excellent!

20:36. Other good highlights of today were MECO salat al-jumu’ah/Friday Prayers, in which Dr Taj gave a riveting khutbah/sermon on the true attitude of Islam to other faiths, drawing on the Charter of Medina/Treaty of Hudabayah and the Charter of Privileges from Muhammad and the Declaration of Jerusalem from one of the 4 rightly guided Caliphs, Omar, showing that modern “Islam” as described by the Taliban, Al Qaeda, IS, Boko Haram, is a sick parody of true Islam, the Qur’an having been hopelessly corrupted by the hadith producing the absurdity called sharia law, mostly due to the theological idiocy 1000 years ago of Al Ghazali, who killed Islamic civilisation by declaring ijtahad/rational analysis of the Qur’an finished, and critical independent thought “UnIslamic”.

20:45. Bulghar wheat, sweet corn, okra, pilchards with tomato sauce, turmeric, pesto sauce, thyme and chillie sauce. Yummy!

23:39. Is my spirituality based on fear? No, but the number of people who despise my way of thinking and who do their utmost to systematically use the most devious and despicable methods to undermine my mental health, is to me astonishing. What their problem is, I have no idea. Thank God, Bahau’llah has my back, and seems to be using my contradictory passions to confuse my enemies and throw them off the scent. I remember the astonishment of someone seeing how Baha’u’llah makes them do His will. My astonishment is for how Baha’u’llah defends me from my enemies using my own character flaws as a smoke-screen. One of the inherent problems in this situation, to quote an old friend, “No one taught you how to defend yourself”. Doesn’t matter. Baha’u’llah is doing it for me.

 

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