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Spiritual development in Baha’i Faith and the process of spiritualization in Tzaddik .

The Baha’i religious movement seeks to brings the Spirit of order, peace and the good into the world by lifting people to a higher level of human being. It does this through practices and teachings that focus on the ethical cultivation of the individual. It is a process of self-betterment by individual effort in interaction with the influence of the Holy Spirit as a psychically whole-making spirit that is manifest within the human soul.

Baha’i envisions a global nation with highly cultivated people who can provide answers to the major problems humanity faces today and by that can shape and maintain a world that brings out the best in human nature and reflects a higher state of being human.

Baha’i people wish to see a global community of down-to-earth people guided and living by  Spirit, which they experience to be an integral part of their nature. A world with people who know enough of the spiritual aspect of their personality and therefore are able to navigate the way of the Divine. Their soul guides them through imagery and feelings that have a spiritual base.

They know that it is our duty to our fellow human beings, including the next generations, to shape a world that serves the will of the Spirit, namely, the spiritualization of the individual and by that becoming more fully human. A world where every individual has the freedom (duty and right) to spiritual self-development and can become fully mature (the highest meaning of human life). A world serving the natural process of the spiritualization of the individual human will yield highly ethical humans. Ideally, when fully mature, these people have a conscious connection to the Holy Spirit, manifest within them as an inner guide and whole-making spirit.

Baha’i religion is an educational instrument that brings individuals personally and humanity to higher human functioning and level of being.

Baha’i focuses more on living ethically and doing good deeds than living by words.  It emphasizes that spiritual development needs the action of life because life brings the good and the bad out of us. This way, these qualities can come under our conscious light and, if needed, can be corrected, connecting people with the spiritual aspect of nature, of which most are not very aware. As such, Baha’i is an excellent way to acquire self-knowledge, the primary demand of higher religion.

Therefore, we can view Baha’i as one of the essential educational instruments for today’s spiritual and ethical development.

Baha’i faith in practice comprises a conscientious lifestyle and spiritual development-through study and deeds in life. It emphasizes self-development and attaining self-knowledge through personal effort with aid of man’s innate whole-making spirit. This way leads to the spiritualization and transformation of the individual and creates a wider, deeper and more whole personality.

It leads to much-needed insight and an increased conscious light of the individual. These qualities are much needed for humanity to address the current immense problems and the threats it faces today. Ideally, we need one collective ethical spirit that can point all noses in the right direction, the common goal of repairing and making the world in order, improving it, and maintaining it as good guardians.

The path to increasing spiritualization of an individual will always require goodwill, a good heart, and a significant amount of Personal effort and aid of the Holy Spirit as a dynamic innate creative force. It needs a life to be lived in truth and with care for the well-being of others as well as honesty to external life and to the expression stemming from one’s soul and, of course, a sense of genuine love. Thus. A true religious heart.

Only that leads to realizing the Spirit of ‘righteousness’ (tzaddik) in the individual, a spirit that comprises wisdom, good insight, and judgment. The latter we can we see for part reflected in the rules and practical worldly application provided by Bahai’s House of Justice.

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The principles and views of Baha’i Faith and those of Tzaddik partially overlap. Both share a similar spirit but are also unique in themselves, and they can be viewed as each other supplement. Tzaddik adds to Baha’i Faith additional insight into the will and way of spirit as an intra-psychic reality and recognizable psychological factor, enabling us to know and communicate with the spiritual aspect of our nature through rational logic. Baha’i applies its knowledge spirit in a most excellent way to human life