"It is the duty of every seeker to bestir himself and strive to attain the shores of this ocean," - Baha'u'llah
The spiritual teachings brought by successive Messengers through the ages found expression in religious systems that, over time, have become fused with aspects of culture and weighed down with man-made dogmas. But look past these and it becomes clear that the original teachings are the source of the universal values through which diverse peoples have found common cause and which have molded humanity's moral consciousness. In contemporary society, the reputation of religion has suffered a great deal, and understandably so. If, in the name of religion, hatred and strife are promoted, it is better to do without it.
However, true religion can be known by its fruits- its capacity to inspire, to transform, to unite, to foster peace and prosperity. It is in harmony with rational thought. And it is essential to social progress. The Faith of Baha'u'llah, the Baha'i Faith, cultivates within the individual and the community the discipline of acting in the light of reflection, and by this means, insights gradually accumulate about effective ways to work for the betterment of society. This meetup is aimed to enlighten and heighten the wayfarer's consciousness by virtue of intellectual discussion of selected Baha'i writings that expose The Proof's of Baha'u'llah's Mission. Every race, religion, nationality, class, and soul is welcomed and encouraged to attend. And of course there will be coffee ;)
“Let us unite around a vision of humanity as one people and the earth as one country.” - Universal House of Justice