A Prescription from
the Divine Physician
O SON OF SPIRIT
The best beloved of all things in My sight is justice; turn not away therefrom if thou desirest Me, and neglect it not that I may confide in thee. By its aid thou shalt see with thine own eyes and not through the eyes of others, and shalt know of thine own knowledge and not through the knowledge of thy neighbor. Ponder this in thy heart; how it behooveth thee to be. Verily justice is My gift to thee and the sign of My loving-kindness. Set it then before thine eyes.
From the Sacred Writings of the Baha'i Faith.
Six million people believe
the world can and will be healed.
So what needs healing?
Here are a few of the world's ills, as I see them, each linked to a Baha'i prescription.
- Fanatic nationalism that replaces normal and healthy patriotism.
There's medicine for this illness.
- Intolerance of others' deeply held beliefs and ways of worship.
This malady needs a remedy.
- Too many people eager to tell us how to think,
ripe for a reality pill.
- The use of religion to divide us and keep us at each others' throats. It's time for the cure.
- The poisonous idea that humanity's spiritual being is stagnant and will never allow us to create a better world.
The truth is quite the opposite
and will be an antidote to this poison.
- The constant battle between the forces of science and the forces of religion. Fanaticism in both camps hamper our growth as a society. A Divine splint will heal these broken relationships.
- The practice of allowing conflicts to divide us, rather than bring us together peacefully to find solutions to mutual problems.
The Baha'i version of win-win works well in more than 25,000 communities around the world.
- The barrier of languages that makes it difficult to communicate with those around the world and, sometimes, across the street.
We offer an unthreatening remedy that would help everyone feel at home wherever he or she may travel.
- Continuing illiteracy in even the wealthiest of nations,
keeping great multitudes from reaching their capacity.
- Spirit-killing racism and other prejudices that hurt without reason.
- The unequal and unfair treatment of women
on the basis of their gender.
- The painful extremes of wealth and poverty.
- The wars, wars, and rumors of wars that plagued us throughout the 20th century and threaten to continue into the 21st,
in spite of the Call of the Beloved to a universal peace table.
If you believe you are a Baha'i,