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’)

April 3, 2017

Divine Physicians

The Prophets of God should be regarded as physicians whose task is to foster the well-being of the world and its peoples 
- Baha’u’llah  (‘Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah’)

March 27, 2017

The “promptings of the self”

Follow not the promptings of the self, for it summoneth insistently to wickedness and lust… 
- Baha’u’llah  (‘The Kitab-i-Aqdas’)

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’)