March 20, 2017

Deeds

 Occupy thyself, during these fleeting days of thy life, with such deeds as will diffuse the fragrance of Divine good pleasure, and will be adorned with the ornament of His acceptance. 
- Baha’u’llah  (‘Epistle to the Son of the Wolf’)

March 13, 2017

The “most great healing for the disease of self and passion”

Verily, I say, fasting is the supreme remedy and the most great healing for the disease of self and passion. 
- Baha’u’llah  (Compilation on ‘The Importance of Obligatory Prayer and Fasting’, prepared by Research Department of the Universal House of Justice)

March 6, 2017

The “sun” and “moon” of the “religion of God”

Verily, the religion of God is like unto heaven; fasting is its sun, and obligatory prayer is its moon.
- Baha’u’llah  (Compilation: 'The Importance of Obligatory Prayer and Fasting', prepared by the Research Department of the Universal House of Justice)

February 27, 2017

Humbleness

O Son of Man!  Humble thyself before Me, that I may graciously visit thee.
- Baha’u’llah  (‘The Hidden Words of Baha’u’llah’)

February 20, 2017

A “pure, kindly and radiant heart”

O Son of Spirit! My first counsel is this: Possess a pure, kindly and radiant heart, that thine may be a sovereignty ancient, imperishable and everlasting. 
- Baha’u’llah  (‘The Hidden Words of Baha’u’llah’)

February 13, 2017

True liberty

Mankind in its entirety must firmly adhere to whatsoever hath been revealed and vouchsafed unto it. Then and only then will it attain unto true liberty. 
- Baha’u’llah  (‘Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah’)

February 6, 2017

Spiritual civilization

Material civilization is like unto the lamp, while spiritual civilization is the light in that lamp. 
- ‘Abdu’l-Baha  (From a talk on 14 April 1912, Church of the Ascension, New York; ‘The Promulgation of Universal Peace: Talks Delivered by 'Abdu'l-Bahá during His Visit to the United States and Canada in 1912’)

January 30, 2017

Lamp of religion

Should the lamp of religion be obscured, chaos and confusion will ensue, and the lights of fairness and justice, of tranquillity and peace cease to shine. 
- Baha’u’llah  (‘Tablets of Baha’u’llah revealed after the Kitab-i-Aqdas’)

January 23, 2017

Courtesy

We, verily, have chosen courtesy, and made it the true mark of such as are nigh unto Him. Courtesy is, in truth, a raiment which fitteth all men, whether young or old.  
- Baha'u'llah  (Tablet to Napoleon III, Suriy-i-Haykal [Tablet of Temple]; ‘The Summons of the Lord of Hosts’)

January 16, 2017

Religion

In truth, religion is a radiant light and an impregnable stronghold for the protection and welfare of the peoples of the world… 
- Baha’u’llah  (‘Tablets of Baha’u’llah revealed after the Kitab-i-Aqdas’)

January 9, 2017

Brotherhood

No brotherhood appears in the world as lasting save that of the spiritual type. 
- 'Abdu'l-Bahá  (From a talk, Montreal, Canada, 4 September 1912; Star of the West, vol. 8, no. 11, September 1917)

January 1, 2017

Truthfulness & Courtesy

Let truthfulness and courtesy be your adorning. 
- Baha’u’llah  (Quoted by Shoghi Effendi in ‘The Advent of Divine Justice’)

December 26, 2016

Nations & Just Governments

It is incumbent upon every man, in this Day, to hold fast unto whatsoever will promote the interests, and exalt the station, of all nations and just governments. 
- Baha’u’llah  (‘Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah’)

December 19, 2016

Baha’u’llah’s counsels for the world

…the counsels which the Pen of this wronged One hath revealed constitute the supreme animating power for the advancement of the world and the exaltation of its peoples. 
- Baha’u’llah  (‘Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah’)

December 11, 2016

Desiring “nearness of God”

If you desire the nearness of God, you must sever yourself from everything and become purified and sanctified from the dross of this transitory world. 
- 'Abdu'l-Baha  (Words of ‘Abdu’l-Baha, from a talk, October 19, Los Angeles, USA, recorded by Mahmud Zarqani; ‘Mahmud’s Diary’)

December 4, 2016

A Baha’i’s “ambition” in life

They who are the people of God have no ambition except to revive the world, to ennoble its life, and regenerate its peoples. 
- Baha’u’llah  (‘Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah’)

November 28, 2016

The poor

Know ye that the poor are the trust of God in your midst.
- Baha’u’llah  (‘Suriy-i-Mulk [Tablet to the Kings]; ‘Summons of the Lord of Hosts’)

November 21, 2016

One’s glory

Know ye that a servant’s glory resideth in his nearness unto God…
- Baha’u’llah  (‘Suriy-i-Mulk [Tablet to the Kings]; ‘Summons of the Lord of Hosts’)

November 14, 2016

To polish the mirror of the heart

The most important thing is to polish the mirrors of hearts in order that they may become illumined and receptive of the divine light. 
- ‘Abdu’l-Baha  (From a talk, New York, 14 April 1912; ‘The Promulgation of Universal Peace: Talks Delivered by 'Abdu'l-Bahá during His Visit to the United States and Canada in 1912’)