57 The Kissing Of Hands Hath Been Forbidden In The Book #34

In a number of earlier religious Dispensations and in certain cultures the

kissing of the hand of a religious figure or of a prominent person was

expected as a mark of reverence and deference to such persons and as a

token of submission to their authority. Baha'u'llah prohibits the kissing

of hands and, in His Tablets, He also condemns such practices as

prostrating oneself before another person and other forms of behaviour

that abase one individual in relation to another. (See note 58.)

57 57: O Son Of Dust! Beware! Walk Not With The Ungodly And Seek facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail