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Vincenc Lesny, was a Professor of Indology and Iranian studies at Charles University of Prague. He was one of the first members of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences. He was an admirer and translator of the poetry of Rabindranath Tagore.
“The conditions are so changed now, since the technique of the present time has destroyed the barriers between nations, that the world needs a uniting force, a kind of super-religion. I think Baha’ism could develop to such a kind of religion. I am quite convinced of it, so far as I know the Teachings of Bahá’u'lláh….
There are modern saviours and Bahá’u'lláh is a Saviour of the twentieth century. Everything must be done on a democratic basis, there must be international brotherhood. We must learn to have confidence in ourselves and then in others. One way to learn this is through inner spiritual education, and a way to attain such an education may be through Baha’ism.
I am still of the opinion that I had four years ago that the Bahá’í Movement can form the best basis for international goodwill, and that Bahá’u'lláh Himself is the Creator of an eternal bond between the East and the West…
The Bahá’í Teaching is a living religion, a living philosophy.”