For long the Free Baha’is have foretold the faithful about the dangers of deviating from the true teachings of Baha’u’llah and Abdu’l Baha, and how such deviations can only cause a decline in the spirituality of the faithful along with an abysmal lack of interest in it.
By tutoring the faithful to stick to the Ruhi curriculum one cannot expect the faithful maintain the spirituality which flows naturally in the divine words of the Master. This system of Administration along with its misplaced priorities has made the faithful greedy of positions and commissioning.
A Baha’i today does not aspire closeness to Baha’u’llah but rather aspires to be part of the administration and to be given positions therein and to be made members of various boards here and there.
All of this lack of interest has taken a huge toll on the spirituality of the Baha’is. This lack of spirituality, nay, the death of spirituality in manifested by the abysmally small number of pilgrims visiting the Holy Lands.
I would like to refer to the article published in “The Jerusalem Post” on 26th of December 2018. , which while stating that the total number of visitors to the state of Israel was about 4 million, there were only x.xx% of them who were Baha’is.
Read the entire article in the Caravan Magazine, Vol. 2, Edition 6 here: http://freebahais.org/the-caravan-magazine/