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The Eleven Principles out of the Teaching of Baha'u'llah, Explained by Abdu'l- Baha in Paris.
I.-- The Search after Truth.
II.-- The Unity of Mankind.
III.-- Religion ought to be the Cause of Love and Affection. (Not given separately.)
IV.-- The Unity of Religion and Science.
V.-- Abolition of Prejudices.
VI.-- Equalization of Means of Existence.
VII.-- Equality of Men before the Law.
VIII.-- Universal Peace.
IX.-- Non- Interference of Religion and Politics.
X.-- Equality of Sex-- Education of Women.
XI.-- The Power of the Holy Spirit.
THEOSOPHICAL SOCIETY, PARIS
Since my arrival in Paris, I have been told of the Theosophical Society, and I know that it is composed of honoured and respected men. You are men of intellect and thought, men with spiritual ideals, and it is a great pleasure for me to be among you.
Let us thank God who has drawn us together this evening. It gives me great joy, for I see that you are seekers after truth. You are not held in bondage by the chains of prejudice, and your greatest longing is to know the truth. Truth may be likened to the sun! The sun is the luminous body that disperses all shadows; in the same way does truth scatter the shadows of our imagination. As the sun gives life to the body of humanity so does truth give life to their souls. Truth is a sun that rises from different points on the horizon.
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