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Walking a Spiritual Path

Spiritual qualities

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The way we possess spiritual qualities is different from the way we own material things. When a mirror reflects the sun, one could say that it possesses the image of the sun. But, not in the same way that it possesses its own atoms and molecules. The Bahá’í teachings explain that spiritual qualities are gifts from God that we may receive by turning the mirror of our hearts towards Him. ‘Abdu’l-Bahá says:

The most important thing is to polish the mirrors of hearts in order that they may become illumined and receptive of the divine light…
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