“No soul should be hated, none neglected; nay, rather, their very imperfections should demand greater kindness and tender compassion.”
~ ‘Abdu’l-Baha, The Promulgation of Universal Peace, p. 315
“While a man is happy he may forget his God; but when grief comes and sorrows overwhelm him, then will he remember his Father who is in Heaven, and who is able to deliver him from his humiliations.
Men who suffer not, attain no perfection.
The plant most pruned by the gardeners is that one which, when the summer comes, will have the most beautiful blossoms and the most abundant fruit.”
~ ‘Abdu’l-Baha, Paris Talks, p. 50
On Life After Death:
“… After attaining its new condition the soul is grateful, for it has been released from the bondage of the limited to enjoy the liberties of the unlimited.
It has been freed from a world of sorrow, grief and trials to live in a world of unending bliss and joy.
The phenomenal and physical have been abandoned in order that it may attain the opportunities of the ideal and spiritual.
Therefore, the souls of those who have passed away from earth and completed their span of mortal pilgrimage … have hastened to a world superior to this.
They have soared away from these conditions of darkness and dim vision into the realm of light.
These are the only considerations which can comfort and console those whom they have left behind.”
~ ‘Abdu’l-Baha, The Promulgation of Universal Peace, p. 46
“Armed with the power of Thy name nothing can ever hurt me, and with Thy love in my heart all the world’s afflictions can in no wise alarm me.”
~ Bahá’u’lláh, Prayers and Meditations, CXXII