The Bahá’í Faith

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What Bahá’ís Believe

Character and Conduct

Introduction

“We must strive unceasingly and without rest to accomplish the development of the spiritual nature in man, and endeavor with tireless energy to advance humanity toward the nobility of its true and intended station.”

“O CHILDREN OF MEN! Know ye not why We created you all from the same dust? That no one should exalt himself over the other. Ponder at all times in your hearts how ye were created. Since We have created you all from one same substance it is incumbent on you to be even as one soul, to walk with the same feet, eat with the same mouth and dwell in the same land, that from your inmost being, by your deeds and actions, the signs of oneness and the essence of detachment may be made manifest. Such is My counsel to you, O concourse of light! Heed ye this counsel that ye may obtain the fruit of holiness from the tree of wondrous glory.”

To give and to be generous are attributes of Mine; well is it with him that adorneth himself with my virtues.
Bahá’u’lláh

Exploring this topic

Owing to the nature of the subject being considered, this topic collection assumes a different form than others in this part of the website. It consists of one article on the subject of divine law, followed by extracts from the Writings of the Bahá’í Faith arranged into four topics: love and knowledge; truthfulness, trustworthiness, and justice; purity of heart; and humility and trust in God. As is the case with other topic collections, however, a selection of relevant articles and resources is included.

Divine Law

Love and Knowledge

Truthfulness, Trustworthiness and Justice

Purity of Heart

Humility and Trust

Quotations

Articles and Resources