Sunday, April 13, 2014

The most vital duty, in this day, is

ABDU'L-BAHÁThe Centre of the Covenant of Bahá'u'lláh
A photograph taken in Adrianople
The most vital duty, in this day, is to purify your characters, to correct your manners, and improve your conduct. The beloved of the Merciful must show forth such character and conduct among His creatures, that the fragrance of their holiness may be shed upon the whole world, and may quicken the dead, inasmuch as the purpose of the Manifestation of God and the dawning of the limitless lights of the Invisible is to educate the souls of men, and refine the character of every living man—so that blessed individuals, who have freed themselves from the murk of the animal world, shall rise up with those qualities which are the adornings of the reality of man.

Selections From the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá