Corruption

But as these people failed to turn wholly unto God, and to hold fast to the hem of His all-pervading mercy at the appearance of the Daystar of Truth, they passed out from under the shadow of guidance and entered the city of error. Thus did they become corrupt and corrupt the people. Thus did they err and lead the people into error. And thus were they recorded among the oppressors in the books of heaven.

Bahá’u’lláh, Gems of Divine Mysteries, p. 40

Concern yourselves with the things that benefit mankind, and not with your corrupt and selfish desires.

Bahá’u’lláh, Epistle to the Son of the Wolf, p. 29

Entreat thou the one true God to sanctify the ears, and the eyes, and the hearts of mankind, and to protect them from the desires of a corrupt inclination.

Bahá’u’lláh, Epistle to the Son of the Wolf, p. 96

Forsake thine own desires, turn thy face unto thy Lord, and walk not in the footsteps of those who have taken their corrupt inclinations for their god, that perchance thou mayest find shelter in the heart of existence, beneath the redeeming shadow of Him Who traineth all names and attributes.

Bahá’u’lláh, Gems of Divine Mysteries, p. 48-49

We enjoin the servants of God and His handmaidens to be pure and to fear God, that they may shake off the slumber of their corrupt desires, and turn toward God, the Maker of the heavens and of the earth.

Bahá’u’lláh, Epistle to the Son of the Wolf, p. 23

Glory and honour for man are not to be found in fortunes and riches, least of all in those which have been unlawfully amassed through extortion, embezzlement and corruption practised at the expense of an exploited populace.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, The Compilation of Compilations vol II, p. 342-343