August 14, 2017

Education and training of children

Among the greatest of all services that can possibly be rendered by man to Almighty God is the education and training of children...
‘Abdu’l-Baha  (‘Selections from the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Baha’)

August 7, 2017

Each human being is a “lamp” of God

O Son of Being! Thou art My lamp and My light is in thee. Get thou from it thy radiance and seek none other than Me. 
- Baha’u’llah  (‘The Hidden Words of Baha’u’llah’)

July 31, 2017

One's vision

O Man of Two Visions! Close one eye and open the other. Close one to the world and all that is therein, and open the other to the hallowed beauty of the Beloved.
- Baha'u'llah  (‘The Hidden Words of Baha’u’llah’)

July 24, 2017

The effect of "pure and goodly deeds"

The betterment of the world can be accomplished through pure and goodly deeds, through commendable and seemly conduct.
- Baha’u’llah  (Quoted by Shoghi Effendi in ‘The Advent of Divine Justice’)

July 17, 2017

The most glorious fruit of the tree of knowledge

The most glorious fruit of the tree of knowledge is this exalted word: Of one tree are all ye the fruit, and of one bough the leaves. Let not man glory in this that he loveth his country, let him rather glory in this that he loveth his kind. 
- Baha’u’llah  (‘Tablets of Baha’u’llah revealed after the Kitab-i-Aqdas’)

July 10, 2017

Education of children

He that bringeth up his son or the son of another, it is as though he hath brought up a son of Mine; upon him rest My Glory, My Loving-Kindness, My Mercy, that have compassed the world. 
- Baha’u’llah  (‘Tablets of Baha’u’llah revealed after the Kitab-i-Aqdas’)

July 3, 2017

Worlds of God

Know thou of a truth that the worlds of God are countless in their number, and infinite in their range. None can reckon or comprehend them except God, the All-Knowing, the All-Wise. 
- Baha'u'llah  (‘Gleanings from the Writings of Baha'u'llah’)

June 26, 2017

To become trustworthy and reliable

O ye friends of God! Show ye an endeavor that all the nations and communities of the world, even the enemies, put their trust, assurance and hope in you… 
- ‘Abdu’l-Baha  (‘Tablets of Abdul-Bahá Abbas’, vol. 2; The Compilation of Compilations, vol. I, Excellence in All Things)

June 19, 2017

To turn away from self

O Son of Man! If thou lovest Me, turn away from thyself; and if thou seekest My pleasure, regard not thine own; that thou mayest die in Me and I may eternally live in thee. 
- Baha’u’llah  (‘The Hidden Words of Baha’u’llah’)

June 12, 2017

Purity of soul

…the soul of man after death… remains in the degree of purity to which it has evolved during life in the physical body… 
- ‘Abdu’l-Baha  (From a talk, November 3, 1911, Paris; ‘Paris Talks’)

June 5, 2017

Spirit & Body

Matters related to man’s spirit have a great effect on his bodily condition. 
- ‘Abdu’l-Baha  (‘Selections from the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Baha’)

May 29, 2017

Fellowship, kindliness and unity

It behoveth man to adhere tenaciously unto that which will promote fellowship, kindliness and unity.
- Baha’u’llah  (Lawh-i-Dunya [Tablet of the World]; ‘Tablets of Baha’u’llah revealed after the Kitab-i-Aqdas’)

May 22, 2017

Cleanliness

…although bodily cleanliness is a physical thing, it hath, nevertheless, a powerful influence on the life of the spirit. 
- ‘Abdu’l-Baha  (‘Selections from the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Baha’)

May 15, 2017

Prejudice

Prejudice is the destroyer of human happiness, no matter what form it assumes. 
- 'Abdu'l-Baha  (From a talk, June 9, 1912’ Baptist Temple, Philadelphia; Star of the West, vol. 5, no. 7, July 13, 1914)

May 8, 2017

Mothers and education of children

O ye loving mothers, know ye that in God’s sight, the best of all ways to worship Him is to educate the children and train them in all the perfections of humankind; and no nobler deed than this can be imagined. 
- ‘Abdu’l-Baha  (‘Selections from the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Baha’)

May 1, 2017

One's words and deeds

Whatever a man’s tongue speaketh, that let him prove by his deeds. If he claimeth to be a believer, then let him act in accordance with the precepts of the Abhá Kingdom. 
- ‘Abdu’l-Baha  (‘Selections from the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Baha’)

April 24, 2017

Enkindled teacher

The teacher, when teaching, must be himself fully enkindled, so that his utterance, like unto a flame of fire, may exert influence and consume the veil of self and passion. 
- ‘Abdu’l-Baha  (‘Selections from the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Baha’; The Compilation of Compilations, vol. II, Guidelines for Teaching)

April 17, 2017

Baha’u’llah

I have come in the shadows of the clouds of glory, and am invested by God with invincible sovereignty. 
- Baha’u’llah  (‘Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah’)

April 10, 2017

Fortitude

O Son of Man! For everything there is a sign. The sign of love is fortitude under My decree and patience under My trials. 
- Baha’u’llah  (‘The Hidden Words of Baha’u’llah’)