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Neal Chase The Custodial Guardian of the Baha’i shrines, President, IBC/UHJ Responds to the devastating fire at the world center
(The Removal of Abdul Baha’s mortal remain was not been authorized or approved by the True UHJ)
The removal of ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s mortal remains from the shrine of the Bab to that other location has not been either authorized or approved by the genuine UHJ (head and body both) that is the legal successor to Shoghi Effendi that he set up and constituted on Jan. 9, 1951, established in full working order on Jan.9, 1991. In the W&T, the final page states that we must turn unto Shoghi Effendi (the center of the Cause of God) and after him to the House of Justice and warns that “he who turns unto whatsoever else is indeed in grievous error.”
The people who followed Ruhiyyih Khanum and the Hands turned to her and the Hands after the passing of Shoghi Effendi and separated themselves from the true IBC/UHJ set up on Jan. 9, 1951, with ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s aghsan-son as it’s first president. When they did this they have fallen into grievous error after grievous error after grievous error.
Nowhere in the explicit writings does it state where the remains of ‘Abdu’l-Baha should be laid to rest. When the Covenant was broken at the time of the passing of Abdu’l-Baha, his corpse was placed in the Shrine of the Bab, against his own stated wishes, that he was not to be interred there. This was done without consulting Shoghi Effendi either. When Shoghi Effendi arrived in the Holy Land from London it was too late, and it was too much for Shoghi Effendi to contemplate moving his remains that were at least at rest. Now without producing anything, not even a pilgrim notes, those, not guided by the true UHJ, like those not guided by Shoghi Effendi, who interred his blessed remains in the shrine of the Bab, against the Master’s own wishes, these misguided ones are seeking to remove his blessed remains and frame of his mortal temple off Mt. Carmel to some unknown spot of no importance or significance. ‘Abdu’l-Baha would NEVER wish a shrine for himself but only a grave, like his sister the Greatest Holy Leaf, his mother, Navaab, and his brother the Purest Branch.
There are not to be three sacred shrines in the Holy Land, but only two: Bahji and that of the Bab. A separate shrine for ‘Abdu’l-Baha is an abomination to the life work and servitude of ‘Abdu’l-Baha. To see Abdu’l-Baha’s true feelings about this, see the episode of Abdu’l-Baha and Mishkin-Qalam concerning the inscription on the sarcophagus of the Bab.
Therefore, like Elijah that fought the pagan priests of Ba’al, atop Mount Carmel in ancient days, God Almighty has sent down purifying fire from on high, to blast the area of the Holy Mountain with the fires from heaven at the proposed location.
Like Shoghi Effendi, who let the error stand for a time, we have nothing to say about the removal or final true resting place for the sacred and Holy remains of the Master, our perfect exemplar, Abdu’l-Baha.
Therefore, they have all fallen into grievous error, and the fire of God has caused them all to lament and grieve. Those firm in the Covenant rejoice at the perfection of God and are not grieved in the least, for all the world is entering the days of the great all-consuming fires of purification. (Consider the prophecies of the Book of Revelation at this time concerning the bear of Russia and the eagle of the US, and “Gog and Magog” occurring at this very same time, that is no mere coincidence.)
These days of the all-consuming fire! This is the fire of Abdu’l-Baha who has lit the seven candles. It is the shamash candle that lights the seven candles, for the first shall be last and the last shall be first. Through the power of His Covenant and the sacred W&T, the fires of faith and the fires of the Holy Spirit have been now ignited by his hands yet again at the centenary of the Covenant.
This fire of the true Covenant of God is at once a blessing to the righteous and a curse for the wicked. As the pagan priests of Ba’al are slain, like the overthrow of Rome, the souls of the true believers, ascend through 10 states through four worlds in their reunion and meeting with God, even as Elijah himself ascended unto heaven in a whirl-wind and Flaming chariot.
May this letter open all eyes to God’s Fashioning of us all into His image and likeness so we can attain our meeting with Him in the Holy Court of the throne room in the realms of Lahut, Jabarut, and Makakut; for He is our creator and fashioner and we are the created and what He is fashioning even now!
Ya Baha’u’-ABHA! May God protect and guide the people of Baha so that they may ALL come to life and SEE!!!
Custodial Guardian of the Baha’i shrines,
Orignally posted on http://www.bahai-india.com/2022/04/neal-chase-custodial-guardian-of-bahai.html