My favourite Bahai Quotes
There are jewels to be found in the Bahai writings of Bahaullah, AbdulBaha, and the Bab.
Here are my 10 favourite pieces.
I bear witness, O my God, that Thou has created me to know Thee and to
worship Thee. I testify, at this moment,...
Blessed is the spot, and the house,
and the place, and the city,
and the heart, and the mountain,
and the refuge, and the cave,
and the valley, and the land,
and the sea, and the island,
and the meadow where mention
of God hath been made,
and His praise glorified.
Yet so it shall be; these fruitless strifes,
these ruinous wars shall pass away,
and the “Most Great Peace” shall come
The earth is but one country, and mankind its citizens.
O people! Consort with the
followers of all religions in a spirit of friendliness and fellowship.
In the garden of thy heart plant naught but the rose of love,
and from the nightingale of affection and desire loosen not thy hold
O Lord my God! Assist Thy loved ones to be firm in Thy Faith,
to walk in Thy ways, to be steadfast in Thy Cause.
Ye are the fruits of one tree, and the leaves of one branch.
Thy name is my healing, O my God, and remembrance of Thee is my remedy.
Nearness to Thee is my hope, and love for Thee is my companion
I am, I am, I am, the promised One! I am the One whose name you have for a
thousand years invoked, at whose mention you have risen,
whose advent you have longed to witness,
and the hour of whose Revelation you have prayed God to hasten.
The face of him on whom I gazed I can never forget,
though I cannot describe it. Those piercing eyes seemed to read one’s
very soul; power and authority sat on that ample brow; while the deep lines
on the forehead and face implied an age which the jet-black hair and beard
flowing down in indistinguishable luxuriance almost to the waist seemed to
belie. No need to ask in whose presence I stood, as I bowed myself before
one who is the object of a
devotion and love which kings might envy and emperors sigh for in vain!