Reality, Soul and
the Worlds of God
III.   The Reality of the Soul – Understanding Your True Self
C.   to Know and to Love…
2.   The “to Know and to ____” (fill in the Blank)
d.   Serve
[Compiler Note: For selections elucidating purposes of the soul which do not explicitly mention knowledge or to know, see section III. E. 6.]
[from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh:]
398.Thou didst bring mankind into being to know Thee and to serve Thy Cause, that their station might thereby be elevated upon Thine earth and their souls be uplifted by virtue of the things Thou hast revealed in Thy Scriptures, Thy Books and Thy Tablets.
(Bahá’u’lláh: Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh, “Ishráqát” or “Splendours”, p. 111)
[Writings on Behalf of Shoghi Effendi:]
399.The most important thing we know from the Teachings is to serve. In carrying out the Plans of God we are strengthened, blessed and purified; we attract the loving attention of Bahá’u’lláh; our efforts are confirmed; and we are enabled through His power to achieve great victories for His Faith.
(on behalf of Shoghi Effendi: Dawn of a New Day, “The Most Important Thing is to Serve”—21 June 1953, p. 160)