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Will - God's

Abandon the things current amongst men and hold fast unto that which God, the Help in Peril, the Self-Subsisting, hath enjoined upon you. The day is fast approaching when all the treasures of the earth shall be of no profit to you.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh, p. 232)


And it was this peerless Source of wisdom that at the beginning of the foundation of the world ascended the stair of inner meaning and when enthroned upon the pulpit of utterance, through the operation of the divine Will, proclaimed two words. The first heralded the promise of reward, while the second voiced the ominous warning of punishment. The promise gave rise to hope and the warning begat fear. Thus the basis of world order hath been firmly established upon these twin principles.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh, p. 66)


Commit thyself to God; give up thy will and choose that of God; abandon thy desire and lay hold on that of God; that thou mayest be a holy, spiritual and heavenly example among the maid-servants of God.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Tablets of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá v1, p. 89-90)


Concerning thine own affairs, if thou wouldst content thyself with whatever might come to pass it would be praiseworthy.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh, p. 175)


For He doeth whatsoever He willeth and ordaineth whatsoever He pleaseth. Nor shall He be asked of His doings.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Gems of Divine Mysteries, p. 61)


Know thou for a certainty that the Will of God is not limited by the standards of the people, and God doth not tread in their ways. Rather is it incumbent upon everyone to firmly adhere to God’s straight Path. Were He to pronounce the right to be the left or the south to be the north, He speaketh the truth and there is no doubt of it. Verily He is to be praised in His acts and to be obeyed in His behests. He hath no associate in His judgement nor any helper in His sovereignty. He doeth whatsoever He willeth and ordaineth whatsoever He pleaseth.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh, p. 109)


None can resist Thy will; naught can exhaust the impelling force of Thy command.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Prayers and Meditations by Bahá’u’lláh, p. 100)


Rely as much as thou canst upon the True One, and be thou resigned to the Will of God, so that like unto a candle thou mayest be enkindled in the world of humanity and like unto a star thou mayest shine and gleam from the Horizon of Reality and become the cause of the guidance of both races.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, To Move the World, p. 7)


That which beseemeth you is the love of God, and the love of Him Who is the Manifestation of His Essence, and the observance of whatsoever He chooseth to prescribe unto you, did ye but know it.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, p. 304-305)


The Will of God he [Shoghi Effendi] asserts is “at variance with the shadowy views, the impotent doctrines, the crude theories, the idle imaginings, the fashionable conceptions of a transient and troublous age.”
(Ruhiyyih Khanum, The Priceless Pearl, p. 73)


Thou doest what Thou willest through Thy decree, and choosest, through the power of Thy might, whatsoever Thou desirest.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Prayers and Meditations by Bahá’u’lláh, p. 100)


Whatsoever is revealed by Thee is the desire of my heart and the beloved of my soul. O God, my God! Look not upon my hopes and my doings, nay rather look upon Thy will that hath encompassed the heavens and the earth. By Thy Most Great Name, O Thou, Lord of all nations! I have desired only what Thou didst desire, and love only what Thou dost love.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Long Obligatory Prayer, Bahá’í Prayers, p. 7)