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Above all else, the greatest gift and the most wondrous blessing hath ever been and will continue to be Wisdom. It is man’s unfailing Protector. It aideth him and strengtheneth him. Wisdom is God’s Emissary and the Revealer of His Name the Omniscient. … Thanks to its educating influence earthly beings have become imbued with a gem-like spirit which outshineth the heavens.

Bahá’u’lláh, Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh, p. 66

O banished and faithful friend! Quench the thirst of heedlessness with the sanctified waters of My grace, and chase the gloom of remoteness through the morning-light of My Divine presence. Suffer not the habitation wherein dwelleth My undying love for thee to be destroyed through the tyranny of covetous desires, and overcloud not the beauty of the heavenly Youth with the dust of self and passion. Clothe thyself with the essence of righteousness, and let thine heart be afraid of none except God. Obstruct not the luminous spring of thy soul with the thorns and brambles of vain and inordinate affections, and impede not the flow of the living waters that stream from the fountain of thine heart.

Bahá’u’lláh, Gleanings From the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, p. 323

Blessed are thou, for the lights of guidance have shone forth upon thee and the bounty of the Supreme Kingdom hath illumined thy heart. The effect of the Spirit will surely increase within hearts, so souls will grow in advancing toward the Kingdom, the wonderful bounty shall appear from the invisible kingdom, the hidden exalted world, and your powers and firmness will increase in the Cause of God, the Lofty, the Mighty.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Tablets of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá v1, p. 196-197

I pray for each and all that you may be as flames of love in the world, and that the brightness of your light and the warmth of your affection may reach the heart of every sad and sorrowing child of God.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Paris Talks, p. 95-96

I pray God to make thy home a center for the radiation of light and the glowing of His love in the hearts of His people. Know that in every home when God is praised and prayed to, and His Kingdom proclaimed, that home is a garden of God and a paradise of His happiness.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Tablets of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá v1, p. 69

If, however, an individual hath spiritual characteristics, and virtues that shine out, and his purpose in life be spiritual and his inclinations be directed toward God, and he also study other branches of knowledge—then we have “light upon light” (Quran 24:35): outer being luminous, his private character radiant, his heart sound, his thought elevated, his understanding swift, his rank noble.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Bahá’í Education, p. 32