From the Baha’i
New volume of Baha’i sacred writings is published
HAIFA, Israel, 31 July 2006 (BWNS) — A new volume of selected writings by Baha’u’llah, entitled “The Tabernacle of Unity,” has been recently translated and published in English.
This latest publication of the Baha’i World Centre contains five “tablets” – letters – written by Baha’u’llah to individuals of Zoroastrian background in the 1800s. As such, these tablets provide important insights into the interrelatedness of religion.
[…] “While restating some of the central tenets of the Faith, such as the organic unity of the human race, the progressive character of divine revelation, and the world-embracing nature of Baha’u’llah’s prophetic claim, the volume also opens new vistas on the Baha’i writings with its discussion of the boundary between the absolute and the relative in religious truth.
“Perhaps most importantly of all, the volume speaks eloquently to the urgent need for religion to reclaim its place as a world-unifying, world-transforming force,” said Dr. Phelps.
While portions of these tablets have been previously translated, the volume represents the first time they have been presented in English in full.
For example, the well-known quotation, “Ye are the fruits of one tree and the leaves of one branch,” comes from the second tablet of the book which was addressed to Mirza Abu’l-Fadl, a famous early Baha’i scholar.