Neutral calendar-a call for religion tolerance and harmony between science and religion, in the name of achieving Universal Peace!
This section is dedicated to the name of the 12 months of the Neutral calendar, dedicated to the Central personalities of world religions and thinkers of antiquity. The purpose of this approach to naming months is determined by the desire to create a consolidating neutral platform for strengthening religious tolerance in our multicultural society and achieving Universal peace on the planet. Popularization of the project “Neutral2006”, and subsequently the calendar reform in favor of a Neutral calendar, is an essential condition for achieving this God-Pleasing goal.
In the process of studying the world’s religions and cultures, a chronological cycle was formed, called the “Historical cycle of Adam and Eve”, which reveals the relationship between the Abrahamic creeds (the religion of the book). This cycle, as the alpha and omega from the biblical creation of the “material world” and the biblical progenitors of mankind-Adam and Eve, through the centuries-old historical path of “knowledge of good and evil and the formation of the “spiritual world”, to the crown of Divine Providence — restored Adam and Eve. Supports of a Neutral calendar are convinced that the stabilization of international relations in the third Millennium will begin with a constructive dialogue between representatives of traditional world religions and, first of all, between the young confessions of the “Historical cycle of Adam and Eve”, namely, between the Universal House of Justice and the for Universal Peace Federation.
It is necessary to make a reservation that the purpose of studying this cycle is the intention to reveal its world-creating potential in the historical relationship of these religions. It should be emphasized that the project is not aimed at generalizing different cultures; the project stands for maintaining the purity of spiritual and moral values and observance of the main commandments within each of its traditional culture. The diversity of cultures is designed to transform our spiritual world, not to serve as an occasion for inappropriate discord.
The content of the historical cycle does not affect the internal structure and parameters of the calendar, so in this presentation there is initially no purpose to delve into the issues of theology and theosophy. The project is aimed at supporting the priority goals of the third Millennium related to environmental, economic, and peacekeeping issues aimed at the systematic development of harmonious international relations based on universal values. Supporters of a neutral calendar around the world are called upon, with the support of the UN and other constructive forces, to help achieve these goals by popularizing the “NC”, along with other peacekeeping projects.
In the process of working on the “NC” project, the so-called “etiquette of toleration” was formed, which is rooted in the meaning of tolerance in the UN definition. In accordance with the Declaration of principles on tolerance (UNESCO, 1995), tolerance is defined as follows: “value and social norm of civil society, manifested in the right of all individuals of civil society to be sustainable harmony between confessions, political, ethnic and other social groups, respect for the diversity of various world cultures, civilizations and peoples willingness to understand and cooperate with people differing in appearance, language, beliefs, customs and values.”
The characterization of the definition of tolerance in the preamble of the UN Charter (international Treaty of June 26, 1945, city of San Francisco) reads as follows: “to show tolerance and live together in peace with each other as good neighbors.”
12 months name of the Neutral calendar
The project “Neutral” has a separate name for the months, which gives it an international status.
As follows from the above table, due to the disproportionate distribution of the number of days in months, there is an inappropriate rush of the Gregorian calendar in the spring and summer months of the year. Fortunately, in the autumn and winter months of the year (6 months in order), the dates with a parallel comparison of these styles coincide one to one. As already mentioned in the previous section, the name of the months “Neutral”, in addition to the peacekeeping factor, has a very important practical plus, since the project with the classic name of the months will confuse the styles in the implementation of the calendar reform. “NС” supports are confident that this project hides an endless and still unexplored potential, and systematic work in this direction will yield positive results and will benefit contemporaries, our descendants and all future generations.
Explanation to the “Historical cycle of Adam and Eve”
The table of this cycle is compiled in chronological order, according to the historical precedence of creeds. As mentioned earlier, when it was compiled, in addition to the well-known kinship of Abrahamic creeds, a logical orientation was found, which is based on the “Holy Land”, then through the next “spiritual elements” to the “Holy Sun”, and, as the culmination of this story, to the crown God’s providence – Adam and Eve. The literal interpretation of the biblical creation of the world is well known and suits some. As for the secret (allegorical) approach to this issue, it seems to others that it is more acceptable and attractive, and therefore has a full right to exist.
In the third millennium, even schoolchildren know that the birth of human civilization did not occur 6–7 thousand years ago, but is estimated to be millions of years BC. The formation of the solar system and our planet is generally estimated at billions of years. So why is the biblical description of the creation of the world, dating back to about seven thousand years, to this day is at the forefront for all Abrahamic creeds? Yes, all because this text contains the Divine Purpose and the mystery of the providence of our Creator, as well as His intentions regarding humanity as the crown of His creation.
Let’s talk about the secret approach to the biblical (six-day) creation of the world. From the standpoint of the innermost meaning, this event is God’s guidance, according to which, through His Messengers, a “spiritual world” for mankind took place. At first glance, the ~ six thousand-year history of the creation of the “spiritual world”, consistently from the “Holy Land” to the “Holy Sun of Truth”, may seem untenable, but analyzing the characteristics of religions that feed the roots from the biblical Adam and Eve, begins to take on a logical , peace-building basis. Applying an allegorical approach to the original biblical events, it is possible to comprehend how modern humanity, overcoming the era of “the knowledge of good and evil”, makes it possible to achieve the “tree of life” and in the coming millennium, strive for the triumph of a harmoniously developed civilization and the Divine world order.
Without going into historical details, it follows that the process of recovery after a biblical sin begins with the family of Noah.
Then comes the regenerative process of the genus of Abraham. Further, the Prophet Moses leads the people of Israel from Egyptian captivity to the “Holy Land” of the Promised. Gospel events related to John the Baptist and the baptism of water in the Jordan River indicate the sequence of the “historical cycle” to the level of “Holy Water on Earth”. While imprisoned, John questioned the mission of Jesus Christ, but Jesus himself, in a speech with his disciples, determined the meaning of John more than a prophet (Matt.11).
Since at the creation of the world the Creator separated the water from the water, and the firmament in the middle of the water called the sky, the water that is in the sky is clouds. Delving into the inner meaning of the “historical cycle” and biblical narratives, one can comprehend the walk of Jesus Christ on water and ascension on a cloud (although the properties of water are a great mystery, which has not yet been fully solved by science).
Only by applying an allegorical approach, it is possible to comprehend how the Prophet was able to cut down the Moon with a saber (one of the beliefs preserved in Islam). Allegorically, this may mean that the mission of raising the “spiritual world” to the level of the “Holy Moon in Heaven” was overcome by the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon Him). A person dedicated to Islam will see in the rituals of this creed a spiritual sequence, from the “Holy Land”, the “Holy Water” to the “Holy Heaven.” Probably, therefore, the believer before prayer, in the absence of water, is instructed to do the cleansing with pure earth, sand. But mainly, the Prophet pointed believers to the heart. It is well known that the Prophet Mohammed defined his mission by serving Allah, therefore, urging people to worship the Creator, He asked not to exalt the name of the Prophet himself, using the title “Abdullah Rasul Allah” in his address to Him, which literally means “Servant of Allah and His Messenger”. The month “Abdullah” of “Neutral” corresponds to the eighth month of the year and is dedicated to the Prophet Muhammad.
The personality of the Bab, who is the Forerunner of Baha’u’llah, is followed by the followers of the Bahá’í creed with the personality of John the Baptist, the Forerunner of Jesus Christ, with the difference that this could be the next level of the “Historical Cycle” – “Holy Water in Heaven”. Bab the Forerunner was executed by the authorities for his sermons. In his writings, Baha’u’llah says: “I came in the shadow of the clouds of glory, and God is endowed with dominion invincible.” He explains that each of God’s Messengers comes to people with their specific mission, illuminating humanity with the Sun of Truth. The tenth month of the year in the Neutral calendar is dedicated to the personality of Baha’u’llah.
In many countries of the world there are beautiful Bahai temples, and in the Holy Land, in the city of Haifa, on the slope of Mount Carmel, is the Universal House of Justice, which is the coordinating center of this dogma. “UNESCO has added the Bahá’í World Center to the World Heritage Register. Thus, the Bahá’í gardens in Haifa and Badji became the first landmarks in the UNESCO registry that are associated with the religious traditions that emerged in the modern period of history ” (from the pages of Wikipedia). Like traditional religions, this creed has fundamental principles of faith and its own special calendar.
Covert over time always becomes apparent and for the centuries-old historical process, the best way to state a true goal – is to use a hidden meaning. As a result, modern humanity has a “spiritual world” in a complete order, in which there is a “Holy Land”; “Holy water on earth”; “Holy Moon”; “Holy Water in Heaven” – clouds; “The Holy Sun of Truth.”