Reality, Soul and
the Worlds of God
IV.   The Workshop of Interacting Souls
[Compiler: “The Workshop of Interacting Souls” is a continuation of the “Life Path of the Soul” in Section III. E., but emphasizing the macrocosmic repercussions and macrocosmic environment of souls’ lives interacting with each other.]
D.   The Religion and the Revelator
1.   What is Religion?
[from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh:]
1309.The essence of religion is to testify unto that which the Lord hath revealed, and follow that which He hath ordained in His mighty Book.
(Bahá’u’lláh: Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh, “Asl-i-Kullu’l-Khayr” or “Words of Wisdom”, p. 155)
1310.The…revelation of the Prophets of God….may be likened unto the light of the moon that sheddeth its radiance upon the earth. Though every time it appeareth, it revealeth a fresh measure of its brightness, yet its inherent splendor can never diminish, nor can its light suffer extinction.
(Bahá’u’lláh: Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, Selection XXXIV, p. 79)
[from the talks of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá (no authority):]
1311.The essence of all religions is the Love of God, and it is the foundation of all the sacred teachings.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá: Paris Talks, “The True Meaning of Baptism by Water and Fire, November 9th”, p. 82)
1312.Religion is the outer expression of the divine reality.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá: Promulgation of Universal Peace, “24 May 1912, Talk at Free Religious Association, or Unitarian Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, From Stenographic Notes”, p. 140)