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Remove Yourself from Temptation

He should be … keeping aloof from evil doers with all determination, and asking the forgiveness of God in their behalf; condoning the sinners and despising them not, for the end is not known.
(Bahá’í Scriptures, p. 50)


He should be … profiting by the companionship of the severed ones and regarding seclusion from haughty and worldly people as a benefit.
(Bahá’í Scriptures, p. 50)


Set forth that which ye possess. If it be favourably received, your end is attained; if not, to protest is vain. Leave that soul to himself and turn unto the Lord, the Protector, the Self-Subsisting.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh, p. 27)


The disbelievers among the people of the Bayan are like the followers of the Shi‘ih sect and walk in their footsteps. Leave them to their idle fancies and vain imaginings. They are in truth accounted with the lost in the Book of God, the All-Knowing, the All-Wise.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh, p. 79)


Those who have rejected God and firmly cling to Nature as it is in itself are, verily, bereft of knowledge and wisdom. They are truly of them that are far astray. They have failed to attain the lofty summit and have fallen short of the ultimate purpose; therefore their eyes were shut and their thoughts differed …
(Bahá’u’lláh, Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh, p. 143)


Through the strengthening power of My Name seize ye the chalice of knowledge, drink then your fill in defiance of the people of the world who have broken the Covenant of God and His Testament, rejected His proofs and clear tokens, and cavilled at His signs which have pervaded all that are in heaven and on earth.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh, p. 79)