Reality, Soul and
the Worlds of God
III. The Reality of the Soul – Understanding Your True Self
B. The Soul’s Why or Raison d’Être
2. The Eternal Purpose of God for Man
[from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh:]
I bear witness, O my God, that Thou hast created me to know Thee and to worship Thee.
(Bahá’u’lláh: Prayers and Meditations, Selection CLXXXI, p. 314)
Having created the world and all that liveth and moveth therein, He, through the direct operation of His unconstrained and sovereign Will, chose to confer upon man the unique distinction and capacity to know Him and to love Him—a capacity that must needs be regarded as the generating impulse and the primary purpose underlying the whole of creation….
(Bahá’u’lláh: Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, Selection XXVII, p. 65)