Sorrow

O My servants! Sorrow not if, in these days and on this earthly plane, things contrary to your wishes have been ordained and manifested by God, for days of blissful joy, of heavenly delight, are assuredly in store for you. Worlds, holy and spiritually glorious, will be unveiled to your eyes. You are destined by Him, in this world and hereafter, to partake of their benefits, to share in their joys, and to obtain a portion of their sustaining grace. To each and every one of them you will, no doubt, attain.

Bahá’u’lláh, Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, p. 329

. . . all the sorrow and the grief that exist come from the world of matter -- the spiritual world bestows only the joy!

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Paris Talks, p. 110

All our sorrow, pain, shame and grief, are born in the world of matter; whereas the spiritual Kingdom never causes sadness.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Paris Talks, p. 110

All these sufferings are caused by the man himself, it is quite clear therefore that certain sorrows are the result of our own deeds. (b) Other sufferings there are, which come upon the Faithful of God.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Paris Talks, p. 49-50

Be calm, be strong, be grateful, and become a lamp full of light, that the darkness of sorrows be annihilated, and that the sun of everlasting joy arise from the dawning-place of heart and soul, shining brightly. Upon thee be the Glory of the Most-Glorious.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Tablets of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá v2, p. 404

Beware lest ye harm any soul, or make any heart to sorrow; lest ye wound any man with your words, be he known to you or a stranger, be he friend or foe.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Selections from the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, p. 73