confused

“A superficial culture, unsupported by a cultivated morality, is as “a confused medley of dreams,” and external luster without inner perfection is “like a vapor in the desert which the thirsty dreameth to be water.” For results which would win… Read More

two

“Wherefore, wed Thou in the heaven of Thy mercy these two birds of the nest of Thy love, and make them the means of attracting perpetual grace; that from the union of these two seas of love a… Read More

early

“‘Abdu’l‑Bahá has stated that the morning Obligatory Prayer may be said as early as dawn.” – The Kitáb-i-Aqdas

journey

“In this journey the seeker becometh witness to a myriad changes and transformations, confluences and divergences. He beholdeth the wonders of Divinity in the mysteries of creation and discovereth the paths of guidance and the ways of His… Read More

across

“Among the greatest of all services that can possibly be rendered by man to Almighty God is the education and training of children… that these children, reared one and all in the holy Teachings, will develop natures like… Read More

pour

“Pour out Thy steadfastness and send down Thy calm upon them, O my Lord! Thou art, in truth, the Ever-Forgiving, the Most Compassionate.” – Bahá’u’lláh, Prayers and Meditations by Bahá’u’lláh

splendor

“Cause them to enter the garden of happiness, cleanse them with the most pure water, and grant them to behold Thy splendors on the loftiest mount.“ —‘Abdu’l‑Bahá, Bahá’í Prayers

luminous

“He it is Who is established upon this luminous Throne.” – In commemoration of the Birth of Bahá’u’lláh, Days of Remembrance

flow

” Know that thy true adornment consisteth in the love of God and in thy detachment from all save Him, and not in the luxuries thou dost possess. Abandon them unto those who seek after them and turn… Read More

branch

“Ye are the fruits of one tree, and the leaves of one branch. Deal ye one with another with the utmost love and harmony, with friendliness and fellowship. He Who is the Daystar of Truth beareth Me witness!… Read More

trail

“Even as wolves, tyrants are lying in wait, and the wronged, innocent flock hath neither help nor succor. Hounds are on the trail of the gazelles of the fields of divine unity, and the pheasant in the mountains… Read More

crooked

“As to the differences of character arising from education, they are great indeed, for education exerts an enormous influence. Through education the ignorant become learned, the cowardly become courageous, the crooked branch becomes straight, the acrid and bitter… Read More

cling

“Those who have rejected God and firmly cling to Nature as it is in itself are, verily, bereft of knowledge and wisdom.” – Bahá’u’lláh, Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh

door

“Desire and self come in the door And blot out virtue, bright before, And a hundred veils will rise From the heart, to blind the eyes.” – Rúmí, as quoted by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá in The Secret of Divine Civilization

crack

“As the fabric of present-day society heaves and cracks under the strain and stress of portentous events and calamities, as the fissures, accentuating the cleavage separating nation from nation, class from class, race from race, and creed from… Read More

bridge

“The sciences of today are bridges to reality; if then they lead not to reality, naught remains but fruitless illusion. By the one true God! If learning be not a means of access to Him, the Most Manifest,… Read More

sign

“For everything there is a sign. The sign of love is fortitude under My decree and patience under My trials.” – Bahá’u’lláh, The Hidden Words

resting

“How many the nights which found the beasts of the field resting in their lairs, and the birds of the air lying in their nests, while this Youth languished in chains and fetters with none to aid or… Read More

pine

O Love, who sellest me this wine,  O Love, for whom I burn and bleed,  Love, for whom I cry and pine—  Thou the Piper, I the reed. – Excerpt from Rúmí, as quoted by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, telling the… Read More

fowl

“The fowls of the air and the beasts of the field receive their meat each day from Thee, and all beings partake of Thy care and loving-kindness.” —‘Abdu’l‑Bahá, Bahá’í Prayers

keys

“Know assuredly that My commandments are the lamps of My loving providence among My servants, and the keys of My mercy for My creatures.” – Bahá’u’lláh, The Kitáb-i-Aqdas

path

“Wert thou to consider this world, and realize how fleeting are the things that pertain unto it, thou wouldst choose to tread no path except the path of service to the Cause of thy Lord.”– Bahá’u’lláh, Gleanings from… Read More

amass

“Would that the inhabitants of the world who have amassed riches for themselves and have strayed far from the True One might know who will eventually lay hand on their treasures; but, by the life of Bahá, no… Read More

reflection

“Yea, the sunbeam falls alike upon the dust and the mirror, yet differ they in reflection even as doth the star from the earth: nay, immeasurable is the difference!” – Bahá’u’lláh, Epistle to the Son of the Wolf

seed

“Look ye not upon the present, fix your gaze upon the times to come. In the beginning, how small is the seed, yet in the end it is a mighty tree.” – ‘Abdu’l‑Bahá, Selections from the Writings of… Read More

nature

“Nature is God’s Will and is its expression in and through the contingent world.” – Bahá’u’lláh, Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh

canopy

“Now that Thou hast made them to abide under the shade of the canopy of Thy mercy, do Thou assist them to attain what must befit so august a station.” – Bahá’u’lláh, Prayers and Meditations by Bahá’u’lláh

brambles

“Obstruct not the luminous spring of thy soul with the thorns and brambles of vain and inordinate affections, and impede not the flow of the living waters that stream from the fountain of thine heart. Set all thy… Read More

craft

“When anyone occupieth himself in a craft or trade, such occupation itself is regarded in the estimation of God as an act of worship…” – Bahá’u’lláh, Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh

iron

“The spirit of man transcends the qualities and attributes of any natural element. It is greater in attributes than gold, silver or iron, which are single elements and indestructible. As they are free from destruction and qualified with… Read More

forest

“So the supreme felicity of an animal resides in a green and verdant meadow, in a flowing stream of the sweetest water, and in a forest brimming with life.“ ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Some Answered Questions