Some Bahá'í Teachings
Quotes from Bahá'í Scripture
"So powerful is the light of unity that it
can illuminate the whole earth"
The oneness of the
world of humanity
"Be as one spirit, one soul, leaves of one tree, flowers of
one garden, waves of one ocean."
The foundation of
all religion is one
"All the divine Messengers... have proclaimed the oneness of
God and the unity of mankind... the divine purpose is that men should love one another...
The oneness of humanity is the primary foundation of them all."
Religion must be
the cause of unity
"The fundamental basis of all religion is one... the essence
of religion is human fellowship... if the reality underlying religious teaching be
investigated all religions would be unified, and the purpose of God, which is love and the
blending of human hearts would be accomplished."
"The necessity of education for all mankind is evident...
Through the broadening spirit of education, illiteracy will disappear, and
misunderstandings due to ignorance will pass away."
solution of economic problems
investigation of truth
"Truth is one when it is independently investigated, it does
not accept division."
men and women
"The world of humanity has two wings - one is women and the
other men. Not until both wings are equally developed can the bird fly."
"The happiness of mankind will be realized when women and
men coordiante and advance equally."
must be in accord with science and reason
"We may think of science as one wing and religion as the
other; a bird needs two wings for flight, one alone would be useless... The true
principles of all religions are in conformity with the teachings of science."
elimination of prejudice
"Close your eyes to racial differences and welcome all with
the light of oneness."
"Until all these barriers erected by prejudice are swept
away, it is not possible for humanity to be at peace."
"The greatest need in the world tody is international
peace. The time is ripe. It is time for the abolition of warfare, the
unification of nations and governments. It is time for love."
"The day is approaching when all the peoples of the world
will have adopted one universal language and one common script" [in addition to their
own native tongue.] "When this is achieved, to whatsoever city a man may
journey, it shall be as if he were entering his own home."