Words that can benefit others are not beautiful; beautiful words (the words people like to hear) are not beneficial.
Good men do not speak untruthfulness; those who speak untruthfulness are not good men.
Those who are wise and full of knowledge won’t call themselves well learned men; those who call themselves well learned men are not wiser with knowledge.
A sage does not accumulate things.
The more they do to benefit others, the more they benefit themselves.
The more they give, the more they enrich their spirit.
The principle of Tao is to benefit all, but not harm.
The principle of a sage is to do good deeds, but not to compete and cause conflict.
Implications from the Holy Books
Hearken unto the Voice proceeding out of the Realm of Glory, calling aloud from the celestial Tree which hath risen above the land of Za‘farán:1 Verily, no God is there but Me, the Omniscient, the Wise.
O peoples of the world! Forsake all evil, hold fast that which is good. Strive to be shining examples unto all mankind, and true reminders of the virtues of God amidst men. He that riseth to serve My Cause should manifest My wisdom, and bend every effort to banish ignorance from the earth. Be united in counsel, be one in thought. Let each morn be better than its eve and each morrow richer than its yesterday. Man’s merit lieth in service and virtue and not in the pageantry of wealth and riches. Take heed that your words be purged from idle fancies and worldly desires and your deeds be cleansed from craftiness and suspicion. Dissipate not the wealth of your precious lives in the pursuit of evil and corrupt affection, nor let your endeavors be spent in promoting your personal interest. Be generous in your days of plenty, and be patient in the hour of loss. Adversity is followed by success and rejoicings follow woe. Guard against idleness and sloth, and cling unto that which profiteth mankind, whether young or old, whether high or low. Beware lest ye sow tares of dissension among men or plant thorns of doubt in pure and radiant hearts. ── Bahá’u’lláh, Tablet of Wisdom
The Healer, the Sufficer, the Helper, the All-Forgiving,
Exalted One, Faithful One, Glorious One
Sovereign, Upraiser, Judge
Peerless One, Eternal One, Single One
Most Praised One, Holy One, Helping One
Omniscient, Most Wise, Most Great One
Clement One, Majestic One, Ordaining One
Beloved One, Cherished One, Enraptured One
Mightiest One, Sustaining One, Potent One
Ruling One, Self-Subsisting, All-Knowing One
Spirit, Light, Most Manifest One
Thou Frequented by all, Thou Known to all, Thou Hidden from all
Concealed One, Triumphant One, Bestowing One
Almighty, Succoring One, Concealing One
Fashioner, Satisfier, Uprooter
Rising One, Gathering One, Exalting One
Perfecting One, Unfettered One, Bountiful One
Beneficent One, Withholding One, Creating One
Most Sublime One, Beauteous One, Bounteous One
Just One, Gracious One, Generous One
All-Compelling, Ever-Abiding, Most Knowing One
Magnificent One, Ancient of Days, Magnanimous One
Well-guarded One, Lord of Joy, Desired One
Thou Kind to all, Thou Compassionate with all, Most Benevolent One
Haven for all, Shelter to all, All-Preserving One
Thou Succorer of all, Thou Invoked by all, Quickening One
O Unfolder, O Ravager, O Most Clement One
Thou my Soul, Thou my Beloved, Thou my Faith
Quencher of thirsts, Transcendent Lord, Most Precious One
Greatest Remembrance, Noblest Name, Most Ancient Way
Most Lauded, Most Holy, Sanctified One Unfastener,
Friend, Physician, Captivating One
Glory, Beauty, Bountiful One
the Most Trusted, the Best Lover, Lord of the Dawn
Enkindler, Brightener, Bringer of Delight
Lord of Bounty, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful One
Constant One, Life-giving One, Source of all Being
Thou Who penetratest all things,
All-Seeing God, Lord of Utterance
Manifest yet Hidden, Unseen yet Renowned,
Onlooker sought by all
Thou Who slayest the Lovers, God of Grace to the wicked
the Ever-Abiding, Abiding One