Raja Jai Prithvi Bahadur Singh of Bajhang, Nepal, was a passionate advocate of world peace and brotherhood. His magnum opus was ‘Tatwa Prasamsha,’ a book on humanism in Nepali, published in 1913.

“Baha’ism is a faith, which not merely recognises the respective merits of the world religions, but goes a step further and teaches that all religions are One, all the religious seers, saints and prophets are the religious seers, saints and prophets of One religion only, that all mankind is One, and that we must think and feel and act in terms of brotherhood. “We must realise,” as a Bahá’í very beautifully puts it, “that, as the aeroplane, radio and other instruments have crossed the frontiers drawn upon the map, so our sympathy and spirit of oneness should rise above the influences that have separated race from race, class from class, nation from nation and creed from creed. One destiny now controls all human affairs. The fact of world-unity stands out above all other interests and considerations.

Though the traditionally orthodox Hindus, Muslims, Christians, etc., may not agree to call themselves Bahá’ís or even to subscribe to its main tenet, viz., that all religions are One, I think that the really enlightened among them can have no conscientious objection and will indeed wholeheartedly subscribe to it.

Another important aspect of the Bahá’í Faith is its absolutely non-political nature. In The Golden Age of the Cause of Bahá’u’lláh, Shoghi Effendi categorically rules out any participation by adherents of the Faith, either individually or collectively, in any form of activity which might be interpreted as an interference in the political affairs of any particular government. So that, no government need apprehend any sort of danger or trouble from Baha’ism.”

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