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You make me realize that I do not want people to hear my words: but what they labor to describe. To that end, I’d be willing to shout them from the rooftops! Look at what I found in Secrets of Divine Civilization:

It is therefore urgent that beneficial articles and books be written, clearly and definitely establishing what the present-day requirements of the people are, and what will conduce to the happiness and advancement of society. These should be published and spread throughout the nation, so that at least the leaders among the people should become, to some degree, awakened, and arise to exert themselves along those lines which will lead to their abiding honor. The publication of high thoughts is the dynamic power in the arteries of life; it is the very soul of the world. Thoughts are a boundless sea, and the effects and varying conditions of existence are as the separate forms and individual limits of the waves; not until the sea boils up will the waves rise and scatter their pearls of knowledge on the shore of life.

Thou, Brother, art thy thought alone, The rest is only thew and bone.

Something else I’ve noticed: People make a great clamor about serving others, and have even argued with me during this trip that everything we do should be done in reference to them. Perhaps they have not considered the result of that logic: That everyone else should orient their lives around them. But at any rate, while serving others is certainly a moral duty, none of our fundamental religious observances make any reference to other people. The obligatory prayers don’t say anything about our relation to others; they talk about who we are and our relationship to God. Fasting is a completely personal affair, not even really to be talked about. And Huququ’llah, while it may serve others ultimately, is expressed as a matter strictly between the individual and God alone. Interesting, no?