The Bahai's of Cancun, Mexico warmly welcome you to
We hope you enjoy
and agree with our principles of living and do further investigation,
by exploring our website and getting in touch with the local
in your own community.
What is the
We are a united world community
and there are Bahai'sin every locality around
the globe, from every possible religious and racial and economic background.
Embracing more than 2,100 ethnic, racial, and tribal groups, the
community is quite likely the most diverse organized
body of people on the planet. Its very existence challenges prevailing
theories about human nature and the prospects for creating peaceful
patterns of life.
We are truly "World Citizens",
united in spite of our many differences, in our quest for a peaceful
personal life and peace for the planet. We invite everybody to
investigate our principles, beliefs and purpose to see if they would
like to join us!
Baha'i Faith, An Introduction
Our purpose is to be of
service to the human race, to help mankind develop spiritual qualities
on the personal level and in our local communities, in order that we
can contribute to and influence social progress, in ever higher circles,
without becoming involved in party politics.
Such spiritual qualities
include faith, courage, justice, cooperation, love, compassion,
honesty, generosity, trustworthiness
and humility. As these qualities are increasingly manifest in
the individual, society as a whole advances.
Our intentions are to promote
the Oneness of Mankind and help bring about World Peace by being so
united and loving that all barriers of prejudice are removed and replaced
with love, compassion and unity.
That it is possible to
create societies founded upon cooperation, trust, and genuine concern
for others is at the heart of Baha'i belief and action. Indeed, Bahai's believe that humanity is on the verge of an evolutionary leap
that will carry humankind to a future where "world peace is not only
possible but inevitable."
believe that there is only one God, the Creator of the infinite universe, an
unknowable essence that is all-loving, all-knowing and all-powerful.
has revealed Himself to humanity through a series of divine
Messengers, each of whom has founded a great religion. The
Messengers through the ages have included Abraham, Krishna,
Zoroaster, Moses, Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad...and in the 19th century, the Bab
(The Gate), and Bahá'u'lláh (The Glory of God).
This succession of divine Teachers reflects a single
of God" for educating humanity about the Creator and for
cultivating the spiritual, intellectual, and moral
capacities of the human race.
The goal has been to develop the innate noble
characteristics of every human being, and to prepare the way
for an advancing global civilization. Humankind is collectively evolving as the individual is evolving.
Knowledge of God's
will for humanity in the modern age, Bahai's believe, was
revealed approximately one hundred fifty years ago by
is the latest of these divine Messengers.
Bahá'u'lláh, who brought new spiritual
and social teachings for our modern age, taught that there is only
one God, that all of the world's religions are from God, and that now
is the time for humanity to recognize it's oneness and unite so that
humanity can realize world peace and prosperity for all.
Bahá'u'lláh explains that the Creator has intervened in the past and
present and will continue to intervene in the future, through the
means of chosen Messengers, called
Manifestations of God or Prophets, who reveal His Will and Laws.
The Manifestations of God are the chief educators of humanity and
appear on earth every 500 to 1000 years apart and reveal new laws
and social teachings for the advancement of society.
"Noble have I
created thee," is the Divine assurance, "Rise then unto
that for which thou wast created."
From the Baha'i perspective, religion has been the
civilizing force in human history. Moral maturity thus
comes from spiritual awareness.
As stressed throughout the Baha'i writings, the primary purpose of God in revealing His
will through His Messengers is to effect a transformation in
the moral and material conditions of human existence.
transformation called for by Bahá'u'lláh is directed to the
inner character of every human being and to the organization
of society -- a transformation that engenders cooperation,
compassion, rectitude of conduct, and justice and is the
purpose of our lives.
The religion established by Bahá'u'lláh is referred to as the
It is not considered correct to call it Bahaism, as it is not
a cult, but a world-wide religion with over 6 million followers from
all faiths, creeds, racial and economic backgrounds, united around the
Teachings of the Founder, Baha'u'llah.
The followers of Bahá'u'lláh
are called Baha'i's, which means "followers of the Glory" and are dedicated
to spreading the beautiful and important Teachings of Bahá'u'lláh, The
Glory of God.
To be a
Baha'i means to be a Follower of the Light, from whichever source the Light
Baha'i's believe that there is truly only
One Source of Light, but mankind calls The Source by different Names.
Baha'i's believe that it's important to love the Light that shines from
every Lamp, no matter the Name of the Lamp or where or when the Lamp
All Lamps down through the ages, have always been and
always will be, illuminated by The One True Source Of Light.
in the three Oneness's: The Oneness of God, the Oneness of Religion,
and the Oneness of Mankind.
Streisand sings "One God": Anna's Presentation of the Principles of Oneness:
What it means to be a Baha'i':
central message for humanity in this day is one of unity and justice.
"The best beloved of all things in My sight is justice," He
wrote, and "The earth is but one country, and mankind its citizens".
He also stated, "The well-being of mankind,
its peace and security, are unattainable unless and until its unity
is firmly established."
the Baha'i Faith?
Teachings of Bahá'u'lláh
taught that there is one God whose successive revelations of
His will to humanity have been the chief civilizing force in
history. The agents of this process have been the
Messengers whom people have seen chiefly as the founders
of separate religious systems but whose common purpose has
been to bring the human race to spiritual and moral
Humanity is now coming
of age. It is this that makes possible the unification of
the human family and the building of a peaceful, global
society. Among the principles which the Bahá'í Faith
promotes as vital to the achievement of this goal are:
To learn more about the
Bahá'í Faith, choose one of the links on the menu or
Wisdom from Bahá'u'lláh:
"Ye are all
the leaves of one tree and the drops of one ocean."
is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth."
"This is the changeless Faith of God, eternal in the past, eternal
in the future."
"The purpose of religion as revealed from the heaven of God's
holy Will is to establish unity and concord amongst the peoples of
the world; make it not the cause of dissension and strife. The
religion of God and His divine law are the most potent instruments
and the surest of all means for the dawning of the light of unity
amongst men. The progress of the world, the development of nations,
the tranquility of peoples, and the peace of all who dwell on earth
are among the principles and ordinances of God."
"O people of God! Do not busy yourselves in your own concerns;
let your thoughts be fixed upon that which will rehabilitate the
fortunes of mankind and sanctify the hearts and souls of men. This
can best be achieved through pure and holy deeds, through a virtuous
life and a goodly behaviour."
- The Prophet Founder of the Baha'i
(name is translated as "The Glory of God")
- Abdu'l Baha
- The Son of
the Perfect Exemplar of Bahá'u'lláh's
Teachings (name is translated as "The
Servant of The Glory")
Here are some beautiful musical videos made and sung by some wonderful
Baha'i musicians from around the world.
"Blessed is the Spot", a prayer by Abdul-Baha,
A Reggae song about what Baha'u'llah says:
sung by Seals & Crofts:
The Hidden Words of Bahá'u'lláh: Awakening - The Dawn of A New Era
"Refresh & Gladden My Spirit", by Abdul-Baha
Unity of Religions and Mankind:
The video below "Be As I Am", is dedicated to Abdu'l Baha, the Son
of Bahá'u'lláh and the
Exemplar of the Baha'i Faith's Teachings, and has pictures of his visit to the United
the early 1900's.
The second video is pictures of the Holy Places and the Universal
House of Justice of
the Baha'i Faith in The Holy Land of Israel on Mt.
Carmel (which fulfills Biblical prophecies),
and a brief story of Bahá'u'lláh's
life (born 1817 - died 1892):
This website is dedicated to the beautiful Bahai's of Cancun, and
was created by Cynthia, an American Baha'i,
living in the Cancun, Mexico area with her Mexican husband Roberto.