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’)

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’)