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Devotional Gatherings

Inspiration, rejuvenation, motivation, purpose, meaning-all are essential ingredients to one's sense that his or her life is on track, is worth living.

The Word of God, say the Bahá'í writings, provides inspiration, rejuvenates souls, gladdens hearts, and renews one's sense of purpose.

Thus, Bahá'ís host devotional gatherings in homes and community centers to take advantage of such benefits through prayer and the reading together of the Bahá'í writings and other scriptures and to create an environment of unity and harmony. Prayer is a central element in all religious traditions and these meetings stress its universal nature.

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Study Circles

At the heart of the Revelation of Bahá'u'lláh is the force of transformation, both of the individual and of society.

Bahá'ís are actively engaged in developing knowledge, skills, and spiritual insights that enable them to act as effective human resources and which are vital to the integrated process of personal and social transformation. Presently, such collective learning takes the form of study circles-a local, collaborative, self-directed learning process being undertaken by Bahá'í communities around the world. All are welcome in the classes, regardless of their ideas or beliefs.

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Holy Days

There is no clergy or ritual in the Bahá'í Faith, nor any congregational prayer. Bahá'í Holy Days are often observed by the reading of prayers, sometimes from scriptures of other Faiths, and passages recounting episodes in Bahá'í history relevant to the occasion. Holy Days often include artistic contributions of music, dance, mime, and crafts, as well as refreshments, according to local custom.

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The world has become a new world. The darkness of night which has enveloped humanity is passing. A new day has dawned. Divine susceptibilities and heavenly capacities are developing in human souls under the training of the Sun of Truth.
'Abdul'Bahá





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The Divine Springtime is come, O Most Exalted Pen, for the Festival of the All-Merciful is fast approaching. Bestir thyself, and magnify, before the entire creation, the name of God, and celebrate His praise, in such wise that all created things may be regenerated and made new. Speak, and hold not thy peace. The day star of blissfulness shineth above the horizon of Our name, the Blissful, inasmuch as the kingdom of the name of God hath been adorned with the ornament of the name of thy Lord, the Creator of the heavens. Arise before the nations of the earth, and arm thyself with the power of this Most Great Name, and be not of those who tarry.
Bahá'u'lláh





The Hidden Words of Bahá'u'lláh
O SON OF SPIRIT!
My first counsel is this: Possess a pure, kindly and radiant heart, that thine may be a sovereignty ancient, imperishable and everlasting.

O SON OF SPIRIT!
The best beloved of all things in My sight is Justice; turn not away therefrom if thou desirest 4 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.

O SON OF MAN!
Veiled in My immemorial being and in the ancient eternity of My essence, I knew My love for thee; therefore I created thee, have engraved on thee Mine image and revealed to thee My beauty.

O SON OF MAN!
I loved thy creation, hence I created thee. Wherefore, do thou love Me, that I may name thy name and fill thy soul with the spirit of life.

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.

O SON OF BEING!
Thy Paradise is My love; thy heavenly home, reunion with Me. Enter therein and tarry not. This is that which hath been destined for thee in Our kingdom above and Our exalted dominion.

O SON OF MAN! If thou lovest Me, turn away from thyself; and if thou seekest My pleasure, regard not thine own; that thou mayest die in Me and I may eternally live in thee.

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Humanity's One Religion

Today, more and more people are coming to recognize that all the great religions have been revealed by the same God.

In the message of Bahá'u'lláh, the common spiritual heritage of humankind is renewed to meet the needs of an age of scientific advancement and global integration.

The Bahá'í community around the world is devoted to putting this message into practice, a message for everyone on earth. You are welcome to explore it for yourself.Humanity's One Religion

Today, more and more people are coming to recognize that all the great religions have been revealed by the same God.

In the message of Bahá'u'lláh, the common spiritual heritage of humankind is renewed to meet the needs of an age of scientific advancement and global integration.

The Bahá'í community around the world is devoted to putting this message into practice, a message for everyone on earth. You are welcome to explore it for yourself.

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Basic Teachings of Bahá'u'lláh

Bahá'u'lláh taught that there is one God whose successive revelations of His will to humanity have been the chief civilizing force in history. The agents of this process have been the Divine Messengers whom people have seen chiefly as the founders of separate religious systems but whose common purpose has been to bring the human race to spiritual and moral maturity.

Humanity is now coming of age. It is this that makes possible the unification of the human family and the building of a peaceful, global society. Among the principles which the Bahá'í Faith promotes as vital to the achievement of this goal are
  • the abandonment of all forms of prejudice
  • assurance to women of full equality of opportunity with men
  • recognition of the unity and relativity of religious truth
  • the elimination of extremes of poverty and wealth
  • the realization of universal education
  • the responsibility of each person to independently search for truth
  • the establishment of a global commonwealth of nations
  • recognition that true religion is in harmony with reason and the pursuit of scientific knowledge

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