Are the fish aware of the ocean?

Are we aware of the all-surrounding spiritual realm?

“The sea of materialism is at flood tide and all the nations of the world are immersed in it. It is my hope that the fish will rise to the surface, so that they may behold other wondrous aspects of creation; for the people are like unto the fish swimming in the deep—ignorant of the rest of the universe. May they be transformed into birds of the air and soar in the nether atmosphere! May they break all bonds of limitation, so that they can observe from the height the lordly processions of infinite creatures; they will see the blue heavens studded with luminous stars, rivers flowing with salubrious water, gardens bedecked with fragrant flowers, trees adorned with blossoms and fruits, birds singing songs of light, humanity ever striving forward, every atom of existence breathing life and force—the universe of God a wonderful theatre upon the stage of which every created thing plays its part.”

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Divine Philosophy, p. 138

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  1. Thank you. Your peaceful post was like a sip of fresh air. The current way of human thought threatens indeed. The joy for being and the gratitude is replaced with grief over having less than the neighbor and thus the spiritual values appeared underfoot – made the world the blind and deaf for God’s love and His ask to share the sunbeam with all on the road.

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