This lovely journey through these spiritual teachings like affirmations about unity and detachment cannot help but remind me of the Writings of Baha'u'llah when he wrote to a Sufi mystic from "The Seven Valleys and the Four Valleys" which delineates the stages of the progress of the soul toward the object of its being-briefly here-Search, Love, Knowledge, Unity, Contentment, Wonderment, and True Poverty and Absolute Nothingness. From the "Hidden Words" Baha'ullah also writes-"O Children of Men! Know ye not why We created you all from the same dust? That no one should exalt himself over the other. Ponder at all times in your hearts how ye were created. Since We have created you all from one same substance it is incumbent upon you to be even as one soul, to walk with the same feet and eat with the same mouth and dwell in the same land, that from your inmost being, by your deeds and actions, the signs of oneness and the essence of detachment may be made manifest. Such is My counsel to you, O concourse of light! Heed ye this counsel that ye may obtain the fruit of holiness from the tree of wondrous glory."
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