True Spirituality

Another morning 'Abdu'l-Baha began at once to speak as he joined the group

of seekers. He said: Praise be to God, this century is a glorious

century; may love increase every day; may it strike fire to light the

candle in the darkness, like a gift and mercy of God.

Know, O thou possessors of insight, that true spirituality is like unto a

lake of clear water which reflects the divine. Of such was the

spirituality of Jesus Christ. There is another kind which is like a

mirage, seeming to be spiritual when it is not. That which is truly

spiritual must light the path to God, and must result in deeds. We cannot

believe the call to be spiritual when there is no result. Spirit is

reality, and when the spirit in each of us seeks to join itself with the

Great Reality, it must in turn give life. The Jews in the time of Christ

were dead, having no real life, and Jesus actually wafted a new breath

into their bodies. Behold what has been accomplished since!

Tolstoy Unto Thee Be Praise, O Lord My God! I Beseech facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail