Even if all the losses of the world were to be sustained by one of the friends of God, he would still profit thereby … The friends of God shall win and profit under all conditions, and shall attain true wealth.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Crisis & Victory, p. 154)
Say: rejoice not in the things ye possess; tonight they are yours, tomorrow others will possess them. Thus warneth you He Who is the All-Knowing, the All-Informed.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, p. 138)
Those who believed in Him likewise sacrificed life, honor, possessions, family, everything, that this human world might be released from the hell of discord, enmity and strife.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, The Promulgation of Universal Peace, p. 4)
What advantage is there in the earthly things which men possess? … Did they but know it, they would renounce their all, that their names may be mentioned before His throne.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Kitáb-i-Aqdas, p. 34)