Celebrating the 9th Day of Ridván
Looking at this Historic Event through the quantum mechanics lens.
The topic of Unity being central to the Teachings of Baha’u’llah, is well understood and often is taken as Its distinguishing feature / function / purpose.
I find it rather amazing, and rather fascinating that at the time when the Revelation of Baha’u’llah occurred – precisely during these Holy Days – Ridvan Festival in Baghdad 1863- the world had yet to experience what would very quickly and overwhelmingly be unleashed upon it – not just once but from that point forwards. Thus changing the very fabric of creation itself.
Not too long afterwards we see a massive explosion in the sciences, the arts, and everything in between taking on a new form. Hence “everything created anew”.
That Spiritual Renewal required an accompanying massive release of Spiritual energy which has to have a mirror effect in the contingent world – and we see the twin forces at play that can not be discounted: the accelerating forces of disintegration and the organic consolidation in the process of Integration. The forces of Light and Dark.
One of the aspects that draws attention for me is the very mysterious and mystical consequences that we now scientifically have a system of knowledge and language to correlate between such forces and such interactions. The field of studies that deal with matter at its most fundamental levels is of course Quantum Mechanics (and Physics). This is not, I propose, a coincidental occurrence. We are in this Cycle moving towards another state of consciousness and existence – and the properties of matter and the fabric of the universe is actually humming this very same tune and frequency.
This is the effect of COHERENCE that is part and parcel or rather the distinguishing features of quantum interactions. Light is weak when it is emitted in its incoherent rays. But it becomes beams of LASER if we engineer them so that they become coherent. Interactions at the cellular levels and even molecular levels (the basics of biochemistry) often depend upon them and the phenomenon of photosynthesis is an adequate example of this made possible by the chlorophyll molecule. There are others of course.
How is this relevant on the macro scale and even as an example or a model for human interaction and human behaviour? Well, when we think about unity in the spiritual sense, it is actually applying fundamental coherence models of thought, of action and of being. These states are energetically of a different level than your ordinary everyday life state (s). One can imagine the effect of Prayer and Meditation and that link with Baha’u’llah (and the Holy Spirit) in a philosophical & mystical way as being influenced by a gigantic magnetic field which transforms the particles (us) to spin or vibrate in an exquisite orbital plane conferring X amount of energy (potential) and state (calm, strong, peaceful, composed, acquiesced) and when other particles are similarly aligned then , well you can imagine the dynamics.
In this view, unity basically is pivotal to the release and manifestation of these potentialities and realities that are within us. What would bring about unity and coherence is another mysterious force and instrument; that is the force of Justice. It is the light that leads to the way towards unity – as Baha’u’llah teaches us.
“This is the Day in which God’s most excellent favors have been poured out upon men, the Day in which His most mighty grace hath been infused into all created things. It is incumbent upon all the peoples of the world to reconcile their differences, and, with perfect unity and peace, abide beneath the shadow of the Tree of His care and loving-kindness…. Soon will the present-day order be rolled up, and a new one spread out in its stead. Verily, thy Lord speaketh the truth, and is the Knower of things unseen.”
Gleanings of the Writings of Bah’u’llah,