I forget why I had come there due to the view. I headed off towards the table Jalal and Farhad had sat. It was surprising! Do you know why? Because I heard they were speaking about “the independent investigation of truth’!
I suddenly remembered the subway event. I remember I had heard the phrase, “the independent investigation of truth”, for the first time. Yesterday when I had gone to university to search about my project in university site.
I saw Jalal and Farhad there. Farhad showed Jalal a site and both of them were speaking about it. When I went by them, I met the word written on monitor: “the independent investigation of truth”. I went near and asked: What is the meaning of the independent investigation of truth?
Jalal welcomed me, but Farhad wasn’t pleased of my presence there.
Farhad said: Dear friend, what do you say? Everybody who sees the teaching will bend for it. The independent investigation of truth has caused a mutation in the world.
All the open-minded in the world believe in this teaching. They travel round the world to call the miserable people of the world to this life-giving teaching.
I found out that the teaching of independent investigation of truth belongs to the Baha’is.
Farhad took a copied title book let out of his bag and read: All said, the teachings of Bahaullah are really unique. They are the spirit of this era and the light of this century. If I person were saying there are some statements like these in the Bible, we would say: One of these teachings is the independent investigation of truth. Where can you find like this?! Show.”
The Sermons of Abdul Baha, Vol. 3, p. 78
These teachings hadn’t been heard before Bahaullah’s emergence in Iran. Search to figure out.”
The Makatib of Abdul Baha, Vol. 3, p. 114
It is good for the Baha’i friends to refer to the original books of their leaders. Then, they will figure out some facts. Your material you read was from the book “the Sermons”, Vol. 3, p. 78. According to it, the author has expressed that the independent investigation of truth is of the special teachings of Baha’ism.
Let’s read some sentences from the other volume of this book “the Sermons entitled” the sermons of the Excellency Abdul Baha, part1” printed on page 210: “All holy manifestations served the truth. The Excellency Moses preached the truth. The Excellency Jesus Christ clarified the truth. All disciples explained the truth. The holy prophet gave good news about the truth. The divine guardians were founders of truth… All of them were the truth manifestations”
The Sermons of Abdul Baha, Vol. 1, p. 210
Contrary to what you narrated, the above mentioned statements have been narrated here.
On pages 213-214, we read: “all divine prophets are the truth manifestation. The Excellency Moses announced the truth. The Excellency Jesus Christ preached the fact. The Excellency Muhammad established the truth. All divine prophet announced the truth… The truth is the independent investigation of truth. The divine prophets were the herald of the truth.”
Abdul Baha’s Sermons –Vol. 1, pp. 213 & 214
Farhad was surprised. Some minutes ago, he surely considered the oneness of humane world as of the mere teachings of Baha’ism. Now, he found out that his leaders has claimed contrary to it.
Jalal said again: Dear Farhad, it is good for us to review the pages of the book again.
I read this matter on page 18: “All divine prophets have tried for the oneness of humane world and served it; because the divine teachings are the oneness of humane world. The Excellency Muhammad (P.H.) announced for the oneness of humane world. The Bible, the Testament and the holy Quran established the basis of the oneness of humane world. The Excellency Bahaullah renewed the prophets’ teachings.”
Abdul Baha’s Sermons –Vol. 1, pp. 18
Anyway, the second leader of Baha’ism, the Excellency Abdul Baha has said in the book “Makatib”, Vol. 3, p. 114 praising his father’s –Hussein Ali Nouri- teachings: “These teachings hadn’t been heard in Iran before the emergence of Bahaullah. Search this matter to be obvious for you.”
The Makatib of Abdul Baha, Vol. 3, p. 114
Meanwhile, you must pay attention to the fact that the father of the author of the book; that is, Mirza Hussein Ali Nouri known as Bahaullah who is known as atom century prophet expresses in the book Badi’a o. 126: “There isn’t and won’t be any contradiction in the holy divine manifestations. “That is, the divine men don’t say something in two types. (The book Badi’a compiled by Hussein Ali Nouri)
The book Badi’a, p. 126 by Hussein Ali Baha
Although, it isn’t also a new word and the holy Quran stated as a Valuable criterion to recognize and distinguish the prophet better out of those who are false claimants:
اَفَلَا يَتَدَبَّرُونَ الْقُرْآنَ وَلَوْ كَانَ مِنْ عِنْدِ غَيْرِ اللَّهِ لَوَجَدُوا فِيهِ اخْتِلَافًا كَثِيرًا (النساء/82)
“Will they not then ponder on the Qur’an? If it had been from other than Allah they would have found therein much incongruity. [Al-Nisa/82]