Conscience

For in the realm of conscience naught but the ray of God's light can command, and on the throne of the heart none but the pervading power of the King of Kings should rule. Thus it is that one can arrest and suspend [the action of] every faculty except thought and reflection; for a man cannot even by his own volition withhold himself from reflection or thought, nor keep back his musings and imaginings.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, A Traveller's Narrative, p. 40

For opium fasteneth on the soul, so that the user's conscience dieth, his mind is blotted away, his perceptions are eroded.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Selections from the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, p. 149

I considered the meanings of thy letter and my heart overflows with perfect and spiritual love unto thee and unto the beloved ones of God, whose eyes are brightened by witnessing the lights of God and whose innermost hearts are purified by the love of God and whose consciences are made clear by the knowledge of God and whose hearts are tranquilized by the commemoration of God. Theirs is the treasury of the Kingdom and the abundant wealth of the storehouse of the divine world! They are wealthy, not poor; they are powerful, not weak; they are grandees, not mean persons; and they are kindred, not strangers! Because, verily, their wealth and honor is divine and supreme and will never be consumed. Blessed are they!

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Tablets of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá v1, p. 60

Now hath the Truth appeared, and falsehood fled away; now hath the day dawned and jubilation taken over, wherefore men's souls are sanctified, their spirits purged, their hearts rejoiced, their minds purified, their secret thoughts made wholesome, their consciences washed clean, their inmost selves made holy: for the Day of Resurrection hath come to pass, and the bestowals of thy Lord, the Forgiving, have encompassed all things.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Selections from the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, p. 39

The spiritual love of God maketh man pure and holy and clotheth him with the garment of virtue and purity. And when man attacheth his heart wholly to God and becometh related to the Blessed Perfection, the divine bounty will dawn . . . The souls whose consciences are enlightened through the light of the love of God, they are like unto shining lights and resemble stars of holiness in the heaven of purity.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Tablets of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá v1, p. 22

There is not one soul whose conscience does not testify that in this day there is no more important matter in the world than that of universal peace.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Selections from the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, p. 297