Oneness is the Foundation of the Baha’i

Baha'i Church and grounds View in Israel

Dear Readers, I made a friend who is Baha’i and I sense he’s coming from a high vibrational level, and that is why I was motivated to do this post. I carefully selected the quotes below, while studying to learn more about the core beliefs of the Baha’i’s. ~~Clare

Baha’i’s believe in…

1. The oneness of mankind.
2. Universal peace upheld by a world government.
3. The common foundation of all religions. 
4. The independent investigation of truth.
5. The essential harmony of science and religion.
6. Equality of men and women.
7. Elimination of prejudice of all kinds.
8. Universal compulsory education / A spiritual solution to the economic problem.
9. A universal auxiliary language.

“To be a Baha’i simply means to love all the world, to love humanity and try to serve it; to work for universal peace and universal brotherhood.” ~~ `Abdu’l-Bahá’, son of Bahá’u’lláh

“The Hidden Words” by Bahá’u’lláh, in the recording below:

“I want you to be happy .. to laugh, smile and rejoice in order that others may be made happy by you.” ~~ `Abdu’l-Bahá’, son of Bahá’u’lláh

“The best way to thank God is to love one another.” ~~ `Abdu’l-Bahá’, son of Bahá’u’lláh

“Work done in the spirit of service is the highest form of worship.” ~~ `Abdu’l-Bahá’, son of Bahá’u’lláh

“When you meet with those whose opinions differ from your own, do not turn away your face from them. All are seeking truth, and there are many roads leading thereto. Truth has many aspects, but it remains always and forever one.” ~~ `Abdu’l-Bahá’, son of Bahá’u’lláh

“Knowledge is as wings to man’s life, and a ladder for his ascent. Its acquisition is incumbent upon everyone. The knowledge of such sciences, however, should be acquired as can profit the peoples of the earth, and not those which begin with words and end with words.” ~~ Bahá’u’lláh

“Service to humanity is service to God.” ~~ `Abdu’l-Bahá’, son of Bahá’u’lláh

“The essence of faith is fewness of words and abundance of deeds.” ~~ Bahá’u’lláh

“Religion must be conducive to love and unity among mankind; for if it be the cause of enmity and strife, the absence of religion is preferable.” ~~ `Abdu’l-Bahá’, son of Bahá’u’lláh

“When the channel of the human soul is cleansed of all worldly and impeding attachments, it will unfailingly perceive the breath of the Beloved across immeasurable distances, and will, led by its perfume, attain and enter the City of Certitude.” ~~ Bahá’u’lláh

“..we must strive with life and heart that, day by day, our deeds may be better, our conduct more beautiful and our forbearance greater.” ~~ `Abdu’l-Bahá’, son of Bahá’u’lláh

“The reality of man is his thought, not his material body.” ~~ `Abdu’l-Bahá’, son of Bahá’u’lláh

“In some respects, woman is superior to man. She is more tender-hearted, more receptive, her intuition is more intense.” ~~ `Abdu’l-Bahá’, son of Bahá’u’lláh

“Anybody can be happy in the state of comfort, ease, health, success, pleasure and joy; but if one will be happy and contented in the time of trouble, hardship and prevailing disease, it is the proof of nobility.” ~~ `Abdu’l-Bahá’, son of Bahá’u’lláh 

“When one is released from the prison of self, that is indeed freedom! For self is the greatest prison.” ~~ `Abdu’l-Bahá’, son of Bahá’u’lláh

“Dedicate the precious days of your lives to the betterment of the world.” ~~ Bahá’u’lláh

“Love is the greatest law in this vast universe of God.” ~~ `Abdu’l-Bahá’, son of Bahá’u’lláh

“..we must strive with life and heart that, day by day, our deeds may be better, our conduct more beautiful and our forbearance greater.” ~~ `Abdu’l-Bahá’, son of Bahá’u’lláh

“Where there is love, nothing is too much trouble and there is always time.” ~~ `Abdu’l-Bahá’, son of Bahá’u’lláh

“Nobody should die of hunger..; one man should not live in excess while another has no possible means of existence.” ~~ `Abdu’l-Bahá’, son of Bahá’u’lláh

“Man can receive no greater gift than this, that he rejoice in another’s heart.” ~~ `Abdu’l-Bahá’, son of Bahá’u’lláh

“Detachment does not consist in setting fire to one’s house, or becoming bankrupt or throwing one’s fortune out of the window, or even giving away all of one’s possessions. Detachment consists in refraining from letting our possessions possess us.” ~~ `Abdu’l-Bahá’, son of Bahá’u’lláh

“He is God! O God, my God! Bestow upon me a pure heart, like unto a pearl.” ~~ `Abdu’l-Bahá’, son of Bahá’u’lláh

“This is worship: to serve mankind and to minister to the needs of the people. Service is prayer.” ~~ `Abdu’l-Bahá’, son of Bahá’u’lláh

“Concentrate all the thoughts of your heart on love and unity.” ~~ `Abdu’l-Bahá’, son of Bahá’u’lláh

“A thankful person is thankful under all circumstances. A complaining soul complains even in paradise.” ~~ Bahá’u’lláh

“Think ye at all times of rendering some service to every member of the human race.” ~~ `Abdu’l-Bahá’, son of Bahá’u’lláh

“Be generous in prosperity, and thankful in adversity. Be worthy of the trust of thy neighbor, and look upon him with a bright and friendly face. Be a treasure to the poor, an admonisher to the rich, an answer of the cry of the needy, a preserver of the sanctity of thy pledge. Be fair in thy judgment, and guarded in thy speech. Be unjust to no man, and show all meekness to all men. Be as a lamp unto them that walk in darkness, a joy to the sorrowful, a sea for the thirsty, a haven for the distressed, an upholder and defender of the victim of oppression. Let integrity and uprightness distinguish all thine acts. Be a home for the stranger, a balm to the suffering, a tower of strength for the fugitive. Be eyes to the blind, and a guiding light unto the feet of the erring. Be an ornament to the countenance of truth, a crown to the brow of fidelity, a pillar of the temple of righteousness, a breath of life to the body of mankind, an ensign of the hosts of justice, a luminary above the horizon of virtue, a dew to the soil of the human heart, an ark on the ocean of knowledge, a sun in the heaven of bounty, a gem on the diadem of wisdom, a shining light in the firmament of thy generation, a fruit upon the tree of humility.” ~~ Bahá’u’lláh 

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