Loftiness (Ala)

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Wilmette, USA

Baha'i House of Worship Chicago

Sholeh Samadani Loehle ©

“O My beloved friends! You are the bearers of the name of God in this Day. You have been chosen as the repositories of His mystery. It behoves each one of you to manifest the attributes of God, and to exemplify by your deeds and words the signs of His righteousness, His power and glory. The very members of your body must bear witness to the loftiness of your purpose, the integrity of your life, the reality of your faith, and the exalted character of your devotion.” -The Bab
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Adelaide, Australia

Chad Mauger ©

Chad Mauger ©

Clouds hang in the firmament above farmland in Uleybury.

“Lofty is the station of man, were he to hold fast to righteousness and truth and to remain firm and steadfast in the Cause. In the eyes of the All-Merciful a true man appeareth even as a firmament; its sun and moon are his sight and hearing, and his shining and resplendent character its stars. His is the loftiest station, and his influence educateth the world of being.” -Bahá’u’lláh, Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh Revealed After the Kitáb-i-Aqdas
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Zanzibar

Ramin Hossaini ©

Ramin Hossaini ©

“Were man to appreciate the greatness of his station and the loftiness of his destiny he would manifest naught save goodly character, pure deeds, and a seemly and praiseworthy conduct. If the learned and wise men of goodwill were to impart guidance unto the people, the whole earth would be regarded as one country. Verily this is the undoubted truth.” -Bahá’u’lláh, Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh Revealed After the Kitáb-i-Aqdas
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Bahji, Israel

Bahji Baha'i Holy Land

Paul Aziz Netherwood ©

“Love and kindness have far greater influence than punishment upon the improvement of human character.” -Shoghi Effendi, Compilations vol. I
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Saint Peter, USA

Lindsey Lugsch-Tehle ©

Lindsey Lugsch-Tehle ©

“Be as stars, brilliant and sparkling in the loftiness of their heavenly station.” ‘Abdu’l-Baha
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Sydney, Australia

Fiona Gohari-Aazami ©

Fiona Gohari-Aazami ©

Thicket of veins | Walls like iron | Abandon your blankets | Love like seedlings

“Enlighten my sight by beholding Thy lights in this dark night, and make me happy by the wine of Thy love in this wonderful age.” -Abdul-Baha
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Victoria, Canada

Dean Kalyan ©

Dean Kalyan ©

High Minded Vision

“Why should this most great and lofty Cause — the daystar of the firmament of true civilization and the cause of the glory, the advancement, the well-being and the success of all humanity — be regarded as impossible of achievement? Surely the day will come when its beauteous light shall shed illumination upon the assemblage of man.” -Abdu’l-Baha, The Secret of Divine Civilization