“Let your vision be world embracing…” — Bahá’u’lláh
Throughout history, God has sent to humanity a series of divine Educators—known as Manifestations of God—whose teachings have provided the basis for the advancement of civilization. These Manifestations have included Abraham, Krishna, Zoroaster, Moses, Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad. Bahá’u’lláh, the latest of these Messengers, explained that the religions of the world come from the same Source and are in essence successive chapters of one religion from God.
Bahá’ís believe the crucial need facing humanity is to find a unifying vision of the future of society and of the nature and purpose of life. Such a vision unfolds in the writings of Bahá’u’lláh.
The origins of the Bahá’í Faith and the source of its distinctive unity
The eternal soul, the purpose of life, and the development of spiritual qualities
God, revelation, humanity, the natural world, and the advancement of civilization
The development of relationships among individuals, communities, and institutions that reflect the principle of the oneness of humanity
The principles required for the attainment of peace and the building of a new global civilization
The two-fold purpose fundamental to Bahá’í life
The integration of service and worship in Bahá’í community life
The importance of family and the education of children
The efforts of young Bahá’ís to contribute to the betterment of the world
The development of the Bahá’í community’s administrative structures and the refinement of its associated processes
Working alongside others for the advancement of material and spiritual civilization
The Bahá’í Reference Library is the authoritative online source of Bahá’í writings. It contains selected works of Bahá’u’lláh, The Báb, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Shoghi Effendi, and the Universal House of Justice, as well as other Bahá’í texts.