Death - Wanting to Die

Hasten, by Thy grace and bounty, my passing, O my Lord.

Bahá’u’lláh, Prayers and Meditations by Bahá’u’lláh, p. 18

The mysteries of man's physical death and of his return have not been divulged, and still remain unread . . . Were they to be revealed, they would evoke such fear and sorrow that some would perish, while others would be so filled with gladness as to wish for death, and beseech, with unceasing longing, the one true God -- exalted be His glory -- to hasten their end.

Bahá’u’lláh, Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, p. 345

Wish for death, if ye are men of truth.

Bahá’u’lláh, The Kitab-i-Iqan, p. 227

Grant that the day of attaining Thy holy presence may be fast approaching.

The Báb, Bahá’í Prayers, p. 165

As to thy desire to be severed from this mortal life and thy great attraction to the eternal life: This is becoming to every discerning human being who hath a lofty character. I pray God to ordain for thee this pure life and make thy heart attracted unto exalted grades, favored in His Supreme Kingdom, humble and meek before every penitent servant and diffusing the fragrance of God in this new age.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Tablets of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá v2, p. 249

May they, in their longing to meet Thee, invoke and pray unto Thee, intoning wondrous orisons at the dawn of light . . . shedding their tears at morningtide and even, yearning to pass into the shadow of Thy mercy that endeth never.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Selections from the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, p. 6