Joy

Send, therefore, unto my loved ones, O my God, what will cheer their hearts, and illumine their faces, and delight their souls. Thou knowest, O my Lord, that their joy is to behold the exaltation of Thy Cause and the glorification of Thy word. Do Thou unveil, therefore, O my God, what will gladden their eyes,  196  and ordain for them the good of this world and of the world which is to come. Thou art, verily, the God of power, of strength and of bounty.

Bahá’u’lláh, Prayers and Meditations by Bahá’u’lláh, p. 195-196

A man living with his thoughts in this Kingdom knows perpetual joy. The ills all flesh is heir to do not pass him by, but they only touch the surface of his life, the depths are calm and serene.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Paris Talks, p. 109

If you wish the joy, happiness and the composure of the spirit and the peace of the conscience of ‘Abdu’l- Bahá, strengthen the bonds of union and harmony amongst yourselves so that all of you may become the waves of one sea, the drops of one river, the flowers of one garden, the links of one cuirass, soaring in the atmosphere and breaking forth into one glad song.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Bahá’í Scriptures, p. 379

Joy gives us wings! In times of joy our strength is more vital, our intellect keener, and our understanding less clouded. We seem better able to cope with the world and to find our sphere of usefulness.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Paris Talks, p. 109

Joy is the best cure for your illness. Joy is better than a hundred thousand medicines for a sick person. If there is a sick person and one wishes to cure him, let one cause joy and happiness in his heart.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Tablets of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá v2, p. 417

Let my heart be dilated with joy through the spirit of confirmation from Thy kingdom, and brighten my eyes by beholding the hosts of divine assistance descending successively upon me from the kingdom of Thine omnipotent glory.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá,