Query over Baha’u’llah’s station !Posted: July 31, 2013
How can the Bahai Faith say that all of the Manifestations of God have absolute equality among them and in another statement Baha’u’llah is the Supreme Manifestation of God. Surely this is a total contradiction. How can one be equal and supreme at the same time.
“According to Bahá’u’lláh , all of the Manifestations of God have the same metaphysical nature and the same spiritual stature. There is absolute equality among Them. No one of Them is superior to another.
Lights of Guidance page 471 (No 1550) states the following:
No prophet in the same Category as Baha’u’llah.
“there are no prophets, so far in the same Category as Baha’u’llah, as he culminates a grest cycle begun with Adam”. (From a letter written on behalf of the Guardian to the NSA of Australia and new Zealand, December 26, 1941 Letter from the Guardian to Australia and New Zealand,p. 41)
No !551 Baha’u’llah has appeared in God’s Greatest name.
” By Greatest name is meant that Baha’u’llah has appeared in Gods greatest name , in other words, that He is the Supreme Manifestation of God”
(ibid, p 41)
There are many logical contradictions that try the faith of Baha’is who are just trying to be faithful but are hampered by these logical absurdities. This is only one of many and not the main one that seems to have been ignored by the community as a whole.
Unfortunately, and maybe it only concerns westerners who place a higher value on logic and reason, one can only find meaning in these declarations of doctrine by having to fall back to viewing them as just hyperbole.
Here is another query regarding Baha’u’llah’s station. In this tablet the Manifestation even allows for himself be seen from two views. But he then’s forbids anyone to argue over his station. There are some Baha’is who believe Baha’u’llah is God himself.
A Tablet of Mirza Husayn `Ali Baha’u’llah to Jamal-I Burujirdi:
A Full Provisional Translation with Persian Text trans. Khazeh Fananapazir
More Confusions :
Was not the Bab the fulfillment of the Shi’ite Islamic doctrine the coming of the Mahdi (the hidden Imam).
But where does the Bab fit into the Christian prophesy to fulfill the station of the second coming of Christ?
If Both the Bab and Baha’u’llah are equally the “Second coming of Christ” then they both must equally be the Mahdi and and the hidden Imam also?
But if Baha’u’llah is the a “Supreme Manifestation of God” as is stated in the “light of Guidance” he then holds a superior station than the Bab.