Where to go when both ways look the same? the road not taken?
Best Answer – Chosen by Asker
The way of Greater Light – this can be distinguished by our own mind.
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No two ways are the same, but 1001 ways may lead to one destination.
A culture is considred as a way; people from various cultures consider themselves as strangers, or even enemies.
A branch of learning may be considered as a road; people from various branches of learning, may considered other learners as ignorant!
A believer of a religion, of a philosophic ideology, of a scientific theory…may consider people of other religions, ideologies, theories…as backward, supersticious, being brainwashed!
Today, there are perhaps no two persons who tread on the same straight path to reach the same noble destination! Why is it so and how to attain world unity?
Why dare I bring up such a great theme and who can give the persuading answer?
I bring up the matter, because Abdul-Baha says that it is essential for the knowledge and development of all human beings:
“…the forms and organisms of phenomenal being and existence in each of the kingdoms of the universe are myriad and numberless. The vegetable plane or kingdom for instance has its infinite variety of types and material structures of plant life, each distinct and different within itself, no two exactly alike in composition and detail, for there are no repetitions in nature, and the virtue augmentative cannot be confined to any given image or shape. Each leaf has its own particular identity, so to speak, its own individuality as a leaf. Therefore each atom of the innumerable elemental atoms, during its ceaseless motion through the kingdoms of existence as a constituent of organic composition, not only becomes imbued with the powers and virtues of the kingdoms it traverses but also reflects the attributes and qualities of the forms and organisms of those kingdoms. As each of these forms has its individual and particular virtue, therefore each elemental atom of the universe has the opportunity of expressing an infinite variety of those individual virtues. No atom is bereft or deprived of this opportunity or right of expression. “ (Abdu’l-Baha, Foundations of World Unity, p. 57)
And He Himself has given the answer about World Unity:
“This is a new cycle of human power. All the horizons of the world are luminous, and the world will become indeed as a garden and a paradise. It is the hour of unity of the sons of men and of the drawing together of all races and all classes. You are loosed from ancient superstitions which have kept men ignorant, destroying the foundation of true humanity.
The gift of God to this enlightened age is the knowledge of the oneness of mankind and of the fundamental oneness of religion. War shall cease between nations, and by the will of God the Most Great Peace shall come; the world will be seen as a new world, and all men will live as brothers.” (Abdu’l-Baha, Abdu’l-Baha in London, p. 19)