The Symbolism of the Ocean

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Spiritual Funciton

The Ocean is effected by the winds.  This effect can be divisive.  But, the Sun of truth holds the ocean together.  The ocean is also important because it contains all of the fish.  The fish depend on the ocean in order to survive.  By extension, they depend on each other.  Thus, the ocean should be a source of unity.  A peaceful ocean is crucial in any market economy.  [text] [text] [text]

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Practical Application

Don't be surprised if contrary winds force you to contend with the ocean.  But, being immersed in the ocean is like navigating the functional interactions of the material world.  So, it's like having a job or trying to get a good grade in a class that you're taking.  Once you're in there, the ocean isn't that bad.  Success is a simple matter of keeping your face to the sun while interacting with the other fish.  [text] [text] [text]

The interactions between the fish in the ocean are compared to the interactions of people living in a market economy.  If we want this interaction to be productive, we must start by understanding the relationship between the ocean, the rain, and the truth. [text]

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Relation to the Sun

The ocean is illumined by the Sun.  That is to say, that your interactions with coworkers, employees and colleagues should be governed by your knowledge of Gods word.  It is the sun of truth that will shine a light on everything that you do.  That will happen weather you want it to or not.  So, always be mindful of that. [text]

Related Quotes

  • "Fair speech and truthfulness, by reason of their lofty rank and position, are regarded as a sun shining above the horizon of knowledge. The waves rising from this Ocean are apparent before the eyes of the peoples of the world and the effusions of the Pen of wisdom and utterance are manifest everywhere." - Baha'u'llah
  • "The restlessness of every sea hath been stilled, but not the restlessness of this Ocean which moveth at the bidding of the winds of Thy will." - Baha'u'llah
  • "Immerse me in the ocean of Thy wealth; athirst, suffer me to drink from the living waters of Thy loving-kindness." - Abdu'l Baha

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