The Kitáb-i-Aqdas
189O members of parliaments throughout the world! Select ye a single language for the use of all on earth, and adopt ye likewise a common script. God, verily, maketh plain for you that which shall profit you and enable you to be independent of others. He, of a truth, is the Most Bountiful, the All-Knowing, the All-Informed. This will be the cause of unity, could ye but comprehend it, and the greatest instrument for promoting harmony and civilization, would that ye might understand! We have appointed two signs for the coming of age of the human race: the first, which is the most firm foundation, We have set down in other of Our Tablets, while the second hath been revealed in this wondrous Book.
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Cross-References
Civilization,   1-2, 2, 14
Human Race, coming of age,   1, 12, 162, n194
Unity of mankind,   12, 14, n173, n194
Universal language and script,   16, 162, n193-n194
Study Guide
What have the members of parliaments throughout the world been instructed to do?
What will this be the cause of?
(See Note 193)
What are the two stages in this process?
1.   . . .
2.   . . .
What are the two signs for the “coming of age of the human race”?
1.   . . .
2.   . . .
(See Note 194)
What is “one of the signs of the maturity of the world”?
How has Shoghi Effendi described the coming of age of the human race?