2They whom God hath endued with insight will readily recognise that the precepts laid down by God constitute the highest means for the maintenance of order in the world and the security of its peoples. He that turneth away from them is accounted among the abject and the foolish. We, verily, have commanded you to refuse the dictates of your evil passions and corrupt desires, and not to transgress the bounds which the Pen of the Most High hath fixed, for these are the breath of life unto all created things. The seas of Divine wisdom and Divine utterance have risen under the breath of the breeze of the All-Merciful. Hasten to drink your fill, O men of understanding! They that have violated the Covenant of God by breaking His commandments, and have turned back on their heels, these have erred grievously in the sight of God, the All-Possessing, the Most High.
Body, desires of the flesh, K58
Desire; corrupt, selfish, K29
Indulgence of passions, K64
Laws of God/Bahá’u’lláh
characterised by Him as breath of life, 17
obedience to, K7
observance of , K1
Laws of God/Bahá’u’lláh (cont.)
transgression of forbidden, K29
true liberty is obedience to, 16
Order in society, 17
Those who turn away from the precepts laid down by God are accounted as what?
What has Bahá’u’lláh commanded us to refuse the dictates of?
What are we not to transgress?
Who have erred grievously in the sight of God?