January 16, 2018

“face is the mirror of the heart”

When the heart hath become clear and pure then the face will become illuminated, because the face is the mirror of the heart. 
- ‘Abdu'l-Baha  (Tablets of ‘Abdu'l-Baha vol.2)

January 3, 2018

Reliance on the Holy Spirit

Do not look at your weakness, nay, rely upon the confirmation of the Holy Spirit. - ‘Abdu'l-Baha  (Tablets of ‘Abdu'l-Baha vol. 2)

December 25, 2017

How to “perceive the sweet accents” of the Word of God

O My brother! Sanctify thy heart, illumine thy soul, and sharpen thy sight, that thou mayest perceive the sweet accents of the Birds of Heaven 
Baha'u'llah  (‘Gems of Divine Mysteries’)

December 18, 2017

Not to busy oneself with own concerns

Do not busy yourselves in your own concerns; let your thoughts be fixed upon that which will rehabilitate the fortunes of mankind and sanctify the hearts and souls of men. 
- Baha'u'llah  (‘Gleanings from the Writings of Baha'u'llah’)

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


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


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 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')