Thursday, November 20, 2008

Thoughts on the Economy

At this time, news reports include many details about the state of the economy. I would like to share with readers of this blog what Abdu'l-Baha said about the economy.

"The essence of the matter is that divine justice will become manifest
in human conditions and affairs, and all mankind will find comfort
and enjoyment in life. It is not meant that all will be equal, for
inequality in degree and capacity is a property of nature.
Necessarily there will be rich people and also those who will be in
want of their livelihood, but in the aggregate community there will
be equalization and readjustment of values and interests. In the
future there will be no very rich nor extremely poor. There will be
an equilibrium of interests, and a condition will be established
which will make both rich and poor comfortable and content. This will
be an eternal and blessed outcome of the glorious twentieth century
which will be realized universally. The significance of it is that
the glad tidings of great joy revealed in the promises of the Holy
Books will be fulfilled. Await ye this consummation. " (Abdu'l-Baha, The Promulgation of Universal Peace, p. 132)

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