Power of One

One righteous act is endowed with a potency that can so elevate the dust as to cause it to pass beyond the heaven of heavens. It can tear every bond asunder, and hath the power to restore the force that hath spent itself and vanished.

Bahá’u’lláh, Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, p. 286

Verily God is fully capable of causing all names to appear in one name, and all souls in one soul. Surely powerful and mighty is He.

Bahá’u’lláh, Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh, p. 183

Whosoever quickens one soul in this Cause is like unto one quickening all the servants and the Lord shall bring him forth in the day of resurrection into the Ridván of oneness, adorned with the Mantle of Himself, the protector, the mighty, the generous!

Bahá’u’lláh, Tablet of the Branch

God has said in the Qur'án: "One grain will bring forth seven sheaves, and every sheaf shall contain one hundred grains." In other words, one grain will become seven hundred; and if God so wills He will double these also. It has often happened that one blessed soul has become the cause of the guidance of a nation. Now we must not consider our ability and capacity, nay, rather, we must fix our gaze upon the favors and bounties of God, in these days, Who has made of the drop a sea, and of the atom a sun.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Tablets of the Divine Plan, p. 6

One of the holy Manifestations, addressing a believing soul, has said that, if a person become the cause of the illumination of one soul, it is better than a boundless treasury. "O Ali! If God guide, through thee, one soul, it is better for thee than all the riches!"

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Tablets of the Divine Plan, p. 11

The power of the faith of the first guide will be transmitted, find continuation and become manifest in the lives of other believers, until one sanctified soul will become the cause of quickening a hundred thousand souls. Consider how important this is, for the guidance of one soul is greater than the sovereignty of a kingdom.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Provisional Translations, Star of the West Volume 1