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B e ye ever mindful to serve any soul of mankind. Attach no importance to self-seeking . . . Love is light in whatsoever house it may shine and enmity is darkness in whatsoever abode it dwell. -Abdul-Baha




Bah 7532 | 
excerpted from Selected Writings of Bahaullah and Abdul-Baha, US Bahai Publishing Trust, 1976 edition, pp.217 







T he children of men are all brothers . . . one should wish for ones brother that which one wisheth for oneself.




Bah 7531 | 
The Tabernacle of Unity 2:39 







T rue peace and tranquility will only be realized when every soul will have become the well-wisher of all mankind.




Bah 7530 | 
The Tabernacle of Unity 1:9 







H e Who is your Lord, the All-Merciful, cherisheth in His heart the desire of beholding the entire human race as one soul and one body.




Bah 7529 | 
sec. CVII 







Y ou are all the leaves of one tree and the drops of one ocean.




Bah 7528 | 
Tablets of Bahaullah revealed after the Kitab-i-Aqdas, chap. 8: Ishraqat (Splendors) 







G ods purpose in sending His Prophets unto men is twofold. The first is to liberate the children of men from the darkness of ignorance, and guide them to the light of true understanding. The second is to ensure the peace and tranquility of mankind, and provide all the means by which they can be established.




Bah 7527 | 
sec. XXXIV 







T he first duty prescribed by God for His servants is the recognition of Him Who is the Dayspring of His Revelation and the Fountain of His laws, Who representeth the Godhead in both the Kingdom of His Cause and the world of creation. Whoso achieveth this duty hath attained unto all good; and whoso is deprived thereof hath gone astray, though he be the author of every righteous deed.




Bah 6745 | 







N o protector is there but Thee, no place to flee to except Thee, no refuge to seek save Thee.




Bah 4939 | 







O pen Thou, O my Lord, mine eyes and the eyes of all them that have sought Thee, that we may recognise Thee with Thine own eyes.




Bah 4938 | 







F orsake the world, and set your faces towards the all-glorious Horizon.




Bah 4937 | 







W ere all that are in the heavens and all that are on earth to unite and seek to hinder me from remembering Thee and from celebrating Thy praise, they would assuredly have no power over me, and would fail in their purpose.




Bah 4936 | 







T here is no other God but Thee, the help in peril, the self-subsisting.




Bah 4935 | 







I testify at this moment to my powerlessness and to Thy might, to my poverty and to Thy wealth.




Bah 4934 | 







I bear witness O my God, that Thou hast created me to know thee and to worship thee.




Bah 4933 | 







P rotect us we beseech thee, O my Lord, from the hosts of idle fancies and vain imaginations.




Bah 4932 | 







S ay, O followers of the Son! [Jesus] Have ye shut out yourselves from Me by reason of My Name? Wherefore ponder ye not in your hearts? Day and night ye have been calling upon your Lord, the Omnipotent, but when He came from the heaven of eternity in His great glory, ye turned aside from Him and remained sunk in heedlessness.











I t behoveth the sovereigns of the world -- may God assist them -- or the ministers of the earth to take counsel together and to adopt one of the existing languages or a new one to be taught to children in schools throughout the world, and likewise one script.











W e have formerly ordained that people should converse in two languages, yet efforts must be made to reduce them to one, likewise the scripts of the world, that mens lives may not be dissipated and wasted in learning diverse languages. Thus the whole earth would come to be regarded as one city and one land.











B lessed is he who preferreth his brother before himself.











L anguages must be reduced to one common language to be taught in all the schools of the world.











Y e are all the leaves of one tree and the drops of one ocean.











T he 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.











T he purpose of religion as revealed from the heaven of Gods holy Will is to establish unity and concord amongst the peoples of the world; make it not the cause of dissension and strife.











T he progress of the world, the development of nations, the tranquillity of peoples, and the peace of all who dwell on earth are among the principles and ordinances of God.











R eligion bestoweth upon man the most precious of all gifts, offereth the cup of prosperity, imparteth eternal life, and showereth imperishable benefits upon mankind.











L et your eye be chaste, your hand faithful, your tongue truthful and your heart enlightened.











G lory not in love for your country, but in love for all mankind.











T he essence of religion is to testify unto that which the Lord hath revealed, and follow that which He hath ordained in His mighty Book.











T he day is approaching when all the peoples of the world will have adopted one universal language and one common script. When this is achieved, to whatsoever city a man may journey, it shall be as if he were entering his own home.











I t is incumbent upon all nations to appoint some men of understanding and erudition to convene a gathering and through joint consultation choose one language from among the varied existing languages, or create a new one, to be taught to the children in all the schools of the world.











O ye that dwell on earth! The religion of God is for love and unity; make it not the cause of enmity or dissension.











W homsoever He ordaineth as a Prophet, he, verily, hath been a Prophet from the beginning that hath no beginning, and will thus remain until the end that hath no end, inasmuch as this is an act of God.











B ehold ye Him with His own eyes. Were ye to behold Him with the eyes of another, ye would never recognise and know Him.











H appy the man that hath attained unto justice and equity.











T hey would, in this way, be acquiring only two languages, one their own native tongue, the other the language in which all the peoples of the world would converse. Were men to take fast hold on that which hath been mentioned, the whole earth would come to be regarded as one country, and the people would be relieved and freed from the necessity of acquiring and teaching different languages.











I t beseemeth you and the other officials of the Government to convene a gathering and choose one of the diverse languages, and likewise one of the existing scripts, or else to create a new language and a new script to be taught to children in schools throughout the world.











S uch things have appeared in this Revelation that there is no recourse for either the exponents of science and knowledge or the manifestations of justice and equity other than to recognise them.











I t is incumbent upon thee, in this day, to arise with celestial power and dissipate, with the aid of knowledge, the doubts of the peoples of the world, so that all men may be sanctified, and direct their steps towards the Most Great Ocean and cleave fast unto that which God hath purposed.











B estow justice upon the rulers, and fairness upon the divines.











W e behold justice in the clutches of tyranny. We beseech God to set it free through the power of His might and His sovereignty.











L et integrity and uprightness distinguish all thine acts.











B e worthy of the trust of thy neighbour, and look upon him with a bright and friendly face











B e unjust to no man, and show all meekness to all men.











B e generous in prosperity, and thankful in adversity.











B e fair in thy judgment, and guarded in thy speech.











B e 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.











B e an ornament to the countenance of truth.











B e a treasure to the poor.











B e a pillar of the temple of righteousness.











B e a fruit upon the tree of humility.









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