I call on Thee O the Most Trusted, O the Best Lover, O Lord of the Dawn!
(Bahá’u’lláh, Long Healing Prayer, Bahá’í Prayers, p. 95)
I have breathed within thee a breath of My own Spirit, that thou mayest be My lover. Why hast thou forsaken Me and sought a beloved other than Me?
(Bahá’u’lláh, The Arabic Hidden Words 19)
Real love is the love which exists between God and His servants, the love which binds together holy souls. This is the love of the spiritual world, not the love of physical bodies and organisms.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Foundations of World Unity, p. 89)
Worldly friends, seeking their own good, appear to love one the other, whereas the true Friend hath loved and doth love you for your own sakes; indeed He hath suffered for your guidance countless afflictions. Be not disloyal to such a Friend, nay rather hasten unto Him.
(Bahá’u’lláh, The Persian Hidden Words)