December 11, 2017

Need to “sanctify” one’s heart

O Son of Being! Thy heart is My home; sanctify it for My descent.

- Baha’u’llah  (‘The Hidden Words of Baha’u’llah’)

December 4, 2017

How to treat others

Lay not on any soul a load which ye would not wish to be laid upon you, and desire not for any one the things ye would not desire for yourselves. 
Baha’u’llah  (‘Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah’)

November 27, 2017

Cleansing one’s “temple of being”

O Son of Man! The temple of being is My throne; cleanse it of all things, that there I may be established and there I may abide. 
- Baha’u’llah  (‘The Hidden Words of Baha’u’llah’)

November 20, 2017

Preventing sadness enter one’s heart

When your heart is filled with the love of God there will be no room for sorrow. There will only be love and happiness.  
- ‘Abdu’l-Baha  (Words of 'Abdu'l-Baha recorded by Mrs. Crockett; Star of the West, vol. 1, no. 9, August 20, 1910)

November 13, 2017

“Mental faculties” are “inherent properties of the soul”

…concerning mental faculties, they are in truth of the inherent properties of the soul, even as the radiation of light is the essential property of the sun.  
- ‘Abdu’l-Baha  (‘Tablet to August Forel’)

November 6, 2017

To “play nobly our part”

…if we rise to play nobly our part every deficiency in our lives will be more than compensated by the all-conquering spirit of His grace and power.  
- Shoghi Effendi  (Excerpt from a letter dated 3 June 1925 to Bahá'í Convention, ‘Bahá'í Administration’)

October 30, 2017

The religion of God and His divine law

The religion of God and His divine law are the most potent instruments and the surest of all means for the dawning of the light of unity amongst men. 
- Baha’u’llah  (‘Tablets of Baha’u’llah revealed after the Kitab-i-Aqdas’)

October 23, 2017

The Báb

I am the Flame of that supernal Light that glowed upon Sinai in the gladsome Spot, and lay concealed in the midst of the Burning Bush. 
- The Báb  (‘Selections from the Writings of the Báb’)

October 16, 2017

Baha’u’llah

This is the One Whom the heart of the world remembereth, and is promised in the Books of God, the Mighty, the All-Wise. 
- Baha'u'llah  (Tablet to Czar Alexander II, Suriy-i-Haykal [Tablet of Temple]; ‘The Summons of the Lord of Hosts’)

October 9, 2017

Baha’u’llah

The True One is come! He indeed is the beloved of the worlds! 
- Baha'u'llah  (Tablet to Czar Alexander II, Suriy-i-Haykal [Tablet of Temple]; ‘The Summons of the Lord of Hosts’)

October 2, 2017

Obligatory Prayers

The Obligatory Prayers are binding inasmuch as they are conducive to humility and submissiveness, to setting one's face towards God and expressing devotion to Him. 
- ‘Abdu’l-Baha  (From a Tablet; compilation: ‘The Importance of Obligatory Prayer and Fasting’, prepared by the Research Department of the Universal House of Justice; The American Baha’i September 2000)

September 25, 2017

Forgiveness and mercy

…let your adorning be forgiveness and mercy and that which cheereth the hearts of the well-favoured of God. 
- Baha’u’llah  (‘Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh revealed after the Kitab-i-Aqdas; compilation: ‘Unlocking the Power of Action’, prepared by the Research Department of the Universal House of Justice)

September 18, 2017

A “consecrated soul”

One consecrated soul is preferable to a thousand other souls. 
- ‘Abdu’l-Baha  (‘Selections from the Writings of `Abdu'l-Bahá’; The Compilation of Compilations, vol. I, Consultation)

September 11, 2017

Love

Love is heaven's kindly light, the Holy Spirit's eternal breath that vivifieth the human soul. 
- 'Abdu'l-Bahá  ('Selections from the Writings of 'Abdu'l-Bahá)

September 4, 2017

Purpose of our creation

The purpose of the creation of man is the attainment of the supreme virtues of humanity through descent of the heavenly bestowals. 
- 'Abdu'l-Baha  (From a talk, 'The Promulgation of Universal Peace')

August 28, 2017

Attributes to show

The companions of God… must show forth such trustworthiness, such truthfulness and perseverance, such deeds and character that all mankind may profit by their example. 
- Baha’u’llah  (Quoted by Shoghi Effendi in ‘The Advent of Divine Justice’)

August 21, 2017

Turning one's heart to the Manifestation of God

It behoveth every man to blot out the trace of every idle word from the tablet of his heart, and to gaze, with an open and unbiased mind, on the signs of His Revelation, the proofs of His Mission, and the tokens of His glory. 
- Baha'u'llah  (‘Gleanings from the Writings of Baha'u'llah’)

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’)