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We are members of the Baha'i Faith and we welcome and invite you to learn about Baha'u'llah, the Baha'i Faith, and us. We believe Baha'u'llah is the Promised One prophesied in the Scriptures of all the great religions of the world. The first principle of the Baha'i Faith is for everyone to independently investigate the truth. In this website, you will find many resources to help answer your questions, and we are ready to help should you wish to contact us.
We are just like you. We work or go to school. We have families and we live in communities life yours all over this planet. We look forward to a brighter future for our children and our world. We devote our time and efforts to make a brighter future. We focus on the communities in which we live, and we welcome your help. Take a look at who we are and what we believe, then add your distinctive qualities and skills. Together we can make a difference.
The only way to secure a bright future is to work together. People of different races, religions, and nationalities must work together in a cooperative spirit of love, respect, and mutual support. We welcome your input and help. Join us in our quest to make our community a better place to live for all.
A Taste of Wisdom
Bahá’u’lláh's son, and the Center of His Covenant, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá elaborated on the principle of searching for truth:
“The first is the independent investigation of truth; for blind imitation of the past will stunt the mind. But once every soul inquireth into truth, society will be freed from the darkness of continually repeating the past.
“His second principle is the oneness of mankind: that all men are the sheep of God, and God is their loving Shepherd, caring most tenderly for all without favouring one or another. ‘No difference canst thou see in the creation of the God of mercy’; all are His servants, all implore His grace.
“His third teaching is that religion is a mighty stronghold, but that it must engender love, not malevolence and hate. Should it lead to malice, spite, and hate, it is of no value at all. For religion is a remedy, and if the remedy bring on disease, then put it aside. Again, as to religious, racial, national and political bias: all these prejudices strike at the very root of human life; one and all they beget bloodshed, and the ruination of the world. So long as these prejudices survive, there will be continuous and fearsome wars.”
‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Selections from the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Bahá’í World Center, 1982, pp. 248-9.
Divine help for today
Baha'is believe that Bahá’u’lláh's writings are Divine Scripture. Here is a short sampling of Bahá’u’lláh's writings. Read for yourself. The words ring true in your heart? Do the meanings of the words open your mind and raise your spirit? Decide for yourself.
Bahá’u’lláh, Hidden Words of Bahá’u’lláh, U.S. Bahá’í Publishing Trust, 1985, p. 3
“O SON OF SPIRIT! The best beloved of all things in My sight is Justice; turn not away therefrom if thou desirest Me, and neglect it not that I may confide in thee. By its aid thou shalt see with thine own eyes and not through the eyes of others, and shalt know of thine own knowledge and not through the knowledge of thy neighbor. Ponder this in thy heart; how it behooveth thee to be. Verily justice is My gift to thee and the sign of My loving-kindness. Set it then before thine eyes.”
Bahá’u’lláh, Hidden Words of Bahá’u’lláh, U.S. Bahá’í Publishing Trust, 1985, pp. 3-4.
“O SON OF BEING! Love Me, that I may love thee. If thou lovest Me not, My love can in no wise reach thee. Know this, O servant.”
Bahá’u’lláh, Hidden Words of Bahá’u’lláh, U.S. Bahá’í Publishing Trust, 1985, p. 4.
“O SON OF BEING! Thou art My lamp and My light is in thee. Get thou from it thy radiance and seek none other than Me. For I have created thee rich and have bountifully shed My favor upon thee.”
Bahá’u’lláh, Hidden Words of Bahá’u’lláh, U.S. Bahá’í Publishing Trust, 1985, p. 6
“O SON OF BEING! With the hands of power I made thee and with the fingers of strength I created thee; and within thee have I placed the essence of My light. Be thou content with it and seek naught else, for My work is perfect and My command is binding. Question it not, nor have a doubt thereof.”
Bahá’u’lláh, Hidden Words of Bahá’u’lláh, U.S. Bahá’í Publishing Trust, 1985, p. 6.
“O SON OF SPIRIT! I created thee rich, why dost thou bring thyself down to poverty? Noble I made thee, wherewith dost thou abase thyself? Out of the essence of knowledge I gave thee being, why seekest thou enlightenment from anyone beside Me? Out of the clay of love I molded thee, how dost thou busy thyself with another? Turn thy sight unto thyself, that thou mayest find Me standing within thee, mighty, powerful and self-subsisting.”
Bahá’u’lláh, Hidden Words of Bahá’u’lláh, U.S. Bahá’í Publishing Trust, 1985, pp. 6-7
“O SON OF SPIRIT! Vaunt not thyself over the poor, for I lead him on his way and behold thee in thy evil plight and confound thee for evermore.”
Bahá’u’lláh, Hidden Words of Bahá’u’lláh, U.S. Bahá’í Publishing Trust, 1985, p. 10
“O SON OF BEING! Thy heart is My home; sanctify it for My descent. Thy spirit is My place of revelation; cleanse it for My manifestation.”
Bahá’u’lláh, Hidden Words of Bahá’u’lláh, U.S. Bahá’í Publishing Trust, 1985, p. 17.
Bahá’u’lláh's writings are voluminous and they cover a multitude of subjects. Many of Bahá’u’lláh's writings are available online at the Bahá’í Reference Library. Superlatives are insufficient to adequately praise them. You are welcome to read Bahá’u’lláh's writings to discover for yourself how beautiful, insightful, and timely His teachings are.