They that immerse themselves in the ocean of His utterances should at all times have the utmost regard for the divinely-revealed ordinances and prohibitions. Indeed His ordinances constitute the mightiest stronghold for the protection of the world and the safeguarding of its peoples — a light upon those who acknowledge and recognize the truth, and a fire unto such as turn away and deny.
(Baha’u’llah, Tablets of Baha’u’llah, p. 50)
THOU hast asked concerning the fundamentals of religion and its ordinances: Know thou that first and foremost in religion is the knowledge of God. Read more
I have traveled, journeyed far –
into the recesses of my own desires;
walked the path of forgetfulness –
found naught but despair and emptiness .