Bangkok Bullydown: Day 8, Morning
Bangkok Bullydown: Day 8, Morning
Much of the city IS working as usual, is NOT shutdown.
The Thai people have a righteous, actual, sincere desire for Justice, courtesy, trustworthy governors and trustworthy government, just as the Egyptian people hunger for justice, the Syrians, the Icelandic, the Americans, the Burmese and Muslims around the world.
But they have all been told 'The Promised One hasn't come yet. He was expected in 1844 (1260 on the Muslim calendar) but everybody knows He hasn't come yet, so these problems with the human spirit must be POLITICAL problems.'
We haven't been told by our clergy (Jewish, Buddhist, Christian, or Islamic) about the Coming of the 'One like-unto the Son of Man' in Christian prophecy, the al-Qaim (The Point, around Whom revolve the reality of ALL previous Prophets, because so much of their Holy Message centered on "The Promised One WILL Come!") in part because the clergy of the world think 'everything is going on as it was before', until they are confronted with questions that can lead to opening their eyes.
'So you are saying there were telegraphs in the Day of Moses/Buddha/Jesus/Muhammad?"
"If this Day is NOT the Day of God's promise being fulfilled, we're still in Muhammad's day, when kings and clergy had all the worldly power, and news came at the speed of horse, right? IS THAT WHAT IS REAL in THIS Day?"
'When the Buddha of Great Glory, Amit-Abha or Abha Beauty comes, there will be THREE giant evils 'eating the world of humankind', right? Three evil giants like Racism, Communism and Materialism, like today?'
'If the Holy Christ Spirit did NOT come down out of heaven May 23, 1844, or we 'scoff and deny our Lord Who redeems us' has Returned, doesn't that imply MISTAKE in Jesus' words that point directly to the year we now call 1844?' (Matt 24:14, Luke 21:24, Matt 24:15)
'If we investigate The Glory of God, but cannot see the Holy One promised by the previous Revelators, HOW CAN WE CLAIM to see that Holy Spirit in OUR Prophet? By what proof do we believe in the prior Prophets?'
So because We, the People of this world have been fed a steady diet of 'Oh, don't worry, He WILL come, any day now, so OBEY US, His appointed intermediary clergy' for the 170 years since May 23, 1844, we naturally cast our spiritual problems in the dialectic of 'politics' and 'just governments', while more and more humans around the world are educating themselves to the realities of the Oneness of Humankind, the need for Justice in addidion to laws and rules; and the necessity for rational personal responsibility.
Trustworthy reporters and observers (like Michael Yon here in Bangkok) SEE and FEEL the authentic hunger of the people for honesty, justice, trustworthiness. At the same time, those reporters are often themselves jailed in their preconceptions that 'this is a LOCAL affair' or 'this is connected to world events, but really a (Thai/Egyptian/Icelandic) problem...' and thus miss the connection that TODAY we are awakening to the reality given us by the Promised One:
'From two groups among men I have seized power... kings and (clergy) ecclesiastics...' and 'I have given power to the people.' Baha'u'llah, the Amit-AbhaThis is NOT the Day for political parties, NOT the day for Yellow-Shirts, Red Shirts, Brown Shirts or factions; NOT the day for THIS race of 'Uber Mensche', all other races 'Unter Menschen'...
In THIS Day,
"The Bahá’í Faith upholds the unity of God, recognizes the unity of His Prophets, and inculcates the principle of the oneness and wholeness of the entire human race. It proclaims the necessity and the inevitability of the unification of mankind, asserts that it is gradually approaching, and claims that nothing short of the transmuting spirit of God, working through His chosen Mouthpiece in this day, can ultimately succeed in bringing it about. It, moreover, enjoins upon its followers the primary duty of an unfettered search alter truth, condemns all manner of prejudice and superstition, declares the purpose of religion to be the promotion of amity and concord, proclaims its essential harmony with science, and recognizes it as the foremost agency for the pacification and the orderly progress of human society. It unequivocally maintains the principle of equal rights, opportunities and privileges for men and women, insists on compulsory education, eliminates extremes of poverty and wealth, abolishes the institution of priesthood, prohibits slavery, asceticism, mendicancy and monasticism, prescribes monogamy, discourages divorce, emphasizes the necessity of strict obedience to one’s government, exalts any work performed in the spirit of service to the level of worship, urges either the creation or the selection of an auxiliary international language, and delineates the outlines of those institutions that must establish and perpetuate the general peace of mankind." The Guardian; emphasis added.Aren't these principles the precise realities being asked/demanded by the People of Bangkok? Whether Yellow, Red or No-Shirt, these ideals can be seen underlying the authentic, important yearnings being expressed today, can't they?