Bahai faith | Bahá’u’lláh


Baha'i Lotus temple and the Bahaullah of the Bahai faith

Symbols Bahai’s, the Holy Lotus temple and the Bahá’u’lláh

Bahá’u’lláh and the Bahai faith

Baha’u’llah taught that each human being is “a mine rich in gems” unknown even to the owner, let alone to others, and inexhaustible in its wealth. The purpose of life is to develop these capacities both for one’s own life and for the service of humanity. Life in our world is like the life of a child in the womb of its mother: the moral, intellectual, and spiritual powers which a human being develops here, with the help of God, will be the “limbs” and “organs” needed for the soul‘s progress in the worlds beyond this earthly one.

He taught we all will enter one higher realm after another (reincarnation) as we make progress towards total God realization, he never taught of Heaven and Hell, only the place we go after death depends on the condition of the soul. If elevated, then it goes higher. If diseased then lower to be cleanses. He is considered by his followers to be the Spirit of Truth of Christianity, Al-Maseeh of Islam, Maitreya Buddha of Buddhism, Shah Brahram of Zoroastrianism, Messiah ben David of Judaism and the Kalki Avatar of Vaishnavism.

 

Name:

Bahá’u’lláh

Birth, Age, Death:

November 12, 1817 – May 29, 1892

Nationality:

Persian (Iran)

Method/Religion started:

One of the main founders of the Bahai Faith, followers are called Baha’is

Holy book/teachings:

the Kitáb-i-Aqdas and the Kitáb-i-Íqán

Followers:

Circa 5 million

Lifestyle requirements:

Similar moral codes as the other main religions; recommends vegetarian diet, he said humanity would naturally migrate to this more compassionate diet.

Form of practice:

Daily prayer and meditation

Wiki (encyclopedia) link:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahá’u’lláh

 

The central theme of Bahá’u’lláh’s message is that humanity is one single race and that the day has come for its unification in one global society.

Bahai Faith

Those who follow the Bahá’u’lláh are called Bahá’ís, their religion is known as the Bahai faith which started originally from Shi’ite Islam in Persia. They believe that there is only one God, the Creator of the universe. Throughout history, God has revealed Himself to humanity through a series of divine Messengers, each of whom has founded a great religion. The Messengers have included Abraham, Krishna, Zoroaster, Moses, Buddha, Jesus, and Mohammed. This succession of divine Teachers reflects a single historic “plan of God” for educating humanity about the Creator and for cultivating the spiritual, intellectual, and moral capacities of the race.

The goal has been to develop the innate noble characteristics of every human being, and to prepare the way for an advancing global civilization.

Bahai’s are taught Islam and Christianity are great religions in themselves but without a living guiding light they’ve lost their way a bit.

The core principles of the Bahai faith are :

  • Worship one God and the unification of all major religions.
  • Respect all cultures and end prejudice.
  • World peace, gender equality, and universal education.
  • Cooperation between Science and Religion in the search for truth and understanding.
  • God is formless but appears in some form for us.
  • Study spiritual books to deepen the understanding of God.
  • Prayer and worship.