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Truth’s path is Oneness

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“The root cause of prejudice is blind imitation of the past – imitation in religion,

in racial attitudes, in national bias, in politics.”

IMG_6326“The greatest cause of bereavement and disheartening in the world of humanity is ignorance based upon blind imitation. It is due to this that wars and battles prevail; from this cause hatred and animosity arise continually among mankind. As long as imitation persists, strife and contention will destroy the purpose of religion and make love and fellowship impossible.”

“The underlying reality of the world’s religions is one, but the corrosive effects of imitation prevent a realization of the awareness of their common foundation.”

“Ideas and beliefs left by … fathers and ancestors as a heritage will not suffice, for adherence to these are but imitations, and imitations have ever been a cause of disappointment and misguidance.”

“Be investigators of reality that you may attain the verity of truth and life.”

IMG_6343“It is now possible for us to come into awareness that the source of all evil, blind imitation, can be eliminated through the investigation of reality. The process of eliminating blind imitation in our lives takes place reaction by reaction.”

“Every individual member of humankind is exhorted … to set aside superstitious beliefs, traditions and blind imitation of ancestral forms in religion and investigate reality for himself.”

“Inasmuch as the fundamental reality is one, all religions and nations of the world will become one through the investigation of reality. The announcement of this principle is not found in any of the sacred Books of the past.”

Quoted passages from ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Promulgation of Universal Peace, WTOEimage.php

excerpted from With Thine Own Eyes: Why Imitate the Past, When We Can Investigate Reality?

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Also available in print version from: http://www.bahairesources.com/with-thine-own-eyes.html



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