August 16

HDR Efex Pro-24O God! Refresh and gladden my spirit. Purify my heart. Illumine my powers. I lay all my affairs in Thy hand. Thou art my Guide and my Refuge. I will no longer be sorrowful and grieved; I will be a happy and joyful being. O God! I will no longer be full of anxiety, nor will I let trouble harass me. I will not dwell on the unpleasant things of life. Oh God! Thou art more friend to me than I am to myself. I dedicate myself to Thee, O Lord.

~ ‘Abdu’l-Bahá

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August 15

HDR Efex Pro-15The first teaching of Baha’u’llah is the duty incumbent upon all to investigate reality. What does it mean to investigate reality? It means that man must forget all hearsay and examine truth himself, for he does not know whether statements he hears are in accordance with reality or not.

~ ‘Abdu’l-Bahá

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August 14

DSCF0732Truthfulness is the foundation of all the virtues of the world of humanity. Without truthfulness, progress and success in all of the worlds of God are impossible for a soul. When this holy attribute is established in man, all the divine qualities will also become realized.

~ ‘Abdu’l-Bahá

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August 13

HDR Efex Pro-21We, verily, have chosen courtesy, and made it the true mark of such as are nigh unto Him. Courtesy is, in truth, a raiment which fitteth all men, whether young or old.

~ Bahá’u’lláh

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August 12

Photo by Giovanni Ricciardi.

Photo by Giovanni Ricciardi.

For those who believe in God, who have love of God, and faith, life is excellent – that is, it is eternal; but to those souls who are veiled from God, although they have life, it is dark.

~ ‘Abdu’l-Bahá

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