The Baha'i Faith

The Bahai's of Cancun, Mexico warmly welcome you to their Baha'i­ informational website.

  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 Bahai's in your own community.  

 

What is the Baha'i Faith?

We are a united world community and there are Bahai's in 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 Baha'i 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!

 

The 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."

 

Bahai's believe that there is only one God, the Creator of the infinite universe, an infinite unknowable essence that is all-loving, all-knowing and all-powerful.

Throughout history, God 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 historic "plan 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 Bahá'u'lláh, Who 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.

Bahá'u'lláh, like Krishna, Abraham, Buddha, Moses, Christ, Muhammad and the other Divine Messengers who preceded Him, sought to awaken the moral and creative capacities latent in human nature.

"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 chief 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.

The 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 very purpose of our lives.

The religion established by Bahá'u'lláh is referred to as the Baha'i Faith.

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.

 

Important Links:

The International Baha'i Website

National Baha'i Websites in different languages

Contact Local Cancun Bahai's

A Brief Introduction to The Baha'i Faith

A Way of Life

The Purpose of Life

Life, Death and the Eternal Soul

A video of a Baha'i view of life after death:

 

A New Vision For Humanity's Future

A Brief Introduction to the Founder, Baha'u'llah

The Life of the Founder, Baha'u'llah

Basic Teachings of Baha'u'llah

Selections from the Writings of Baha'u'llah

Who are the Prophets?

The Baha'i Concept of God

We are all One family!

To be a Baha'i means to be a Follower of the Light,
from whichever source the Light comes. 

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 came from. 

All Lamps down through the ages, have always been and always will be, illuminated by The One True Source Of Light.

Baha'i's believe in the three Oneness's:  The Oneness of God, the Oneness of Religion, and the Oneness of Mankind.

 

Barbra Streisand sings "One God":        Anna's Presentation of the Principles of Oneness:

      Baha'i Teachings:                                  What it means to be a Baha'i':

 

Bahá'u'lláh's 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."

 

What is the Baha'i Faith?

 

Basic Teachings of Bahá'u'lláh

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 Divine 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 maturity.

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 contact us.

 

Words of Wisdom from Bahá'u'lláh:

"Ye are all the leaves of one tree and the drops of one ocean."

"So powerful 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."

 

 

- Bahá'u'lláh - The Prophet Founder of the Baha'i Faith (name is translated as "The Glory of God")

- Abdu'l Baha - The Son of Bahá'u'lláh & 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
Perfect Exemplar of the Baha'i Faith's Teachings, and has pictures of his visit to the United
States in 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.