The Baha'i Writings and the Child: A Research Website

Initial Meditation Quotes

Possible initial Quotes to think about when designing the camp:

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Note: There is a beautiful musical rendition of the above quote available here.

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Other Quotes to meditate on:


O thou who hast sought illumination from the light of guidance!

Selections from the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Baha, p. 101-102


I … ask that you may be filled with the breath of the Holy Spirit, so that you may become brilliant candles, shine with the light of guidance and dispel the darkness of error.

‘Abdu’l-Baha in Baha’i World Faith, p. 429-438


The Divine Nature is seen in the Manifestations and its Light and Splendour are visible in extreme glory.

‘Abdu’l-Baha in London, p. 22-25


There is one Light but many lamps; …

Tablets of Abdul-Baha Abbas, p. 550


At such a time Baha’u’llah shone forth like the sun from the horizon and illumined Persia with the lights of these teachings.



God has crowned you with honor and in your hearts has He set a radiant star; verily the light thereof shall brighten the whole world.

Selections from the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Baha, p. 296-307


…the stainless Mirror of His Light, …

The World Order of Baha’u’llah, p. 131-140 (describing ‘Abdu’l-Baha)


The All-loving God created man to radiate the Divine Light and to illumine the world by his words, actions and life.

‘Abdu’l-Baha in Paris Talks, p. 112-114


Man is like unto the glass, but spiritual splendors are like unto the light within the glass. No matter how translucent the glass may be, as long as there is no light within, it remains dark.

‘Abdu’l-Baha in Promulgation of Universal Peace, p. 302-303


The spirit of man is not illumined and quickened through material sources. … The spirit of man is in need of the protection of the Holy Spirit. … Material development may be likened to the glass of the lamp, whereas divine virtues and spiritual susceptibilities are the light within the glass. … Without the presence of the Holy Spirit he is lifeless.

‘Abdu’l-Baha in Promulgation of Universal Peace, p. 284-289


The light of a good character surpasseth the light of the sun and the radiance thereof. Whoso attaineth unto it is accounted as a jewel among men.

Baha’u’llah in The Kitab-i-Aqdas, p. 33


… their actions must show forth Divine Light.

‘Abdu’l-Baha in Paris Talks, p. 80


… to devote the period of your existence to the service of this conspicuous Light;

Tablets of Abdul-Baha Abbas, p. 366-368


My highest wish and desire is that ye who are my children may be educated according to the teachings of Baha’u’llah and may receive a Baha’i training; that ye may each become a lighted candle in the world of humanity, …

Selections from the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Baha, p. 141-142