Sacred Texts
A Pocketful of Meaning
Letter B
· Bahá’u’lláh
divinity of See Divinity ~ of Bahá’u’lláh
· Baptism
reality of
... its reality, which is to be baptized with the spirit and love of God, ...
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Some Answered Questions, page 92)
with spirit and water
See also Fire;   Water
.. true baptism is not with material water, but it must be with spirit and with water. In this case water does not signify material water, for elsewhere it is explicitly said baptism is with spirit and with fire, from which it is clear that the reference is not to material fire and material water, for baptism with fire is impossible. ... Therefore, the spirit is the bounty of God, the water is knowledge and life, and the fire is the love of God
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Some Answered Questions, page 92)
... that is to say, the spirit of divine bounty, the water of knowledge and life, and the fire of the love of God.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Some Answered Questions, page 92)
· Believer(s)
existence and life See Creation ~ originating purpose
originating purpose of creation See Creation ~ originating purpose
true, in Divine Unity See Divine Unity ~ true believer in
essence of belief in See Divine Unity ~ true believer in
loftiest station See Divine Unity ~ true believer in
true, in Unity of God
See also Divine Unity ~ true believer in
He is really a believer in the Unity of God who recognizeth in each and every created thing the sign of the revelation of Him Who is the Eternal Truth, and not he who maintaineth that the creature is indistinguishable from the Creator.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Gleaning from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, page 189)
· Blind
receive sight
Wherever in the Holy Books ... it is said that the blind received sight, the signification is that he obtained the true perception; ...
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Some Answered Questions, page 101-102)
... whenever it is recorded in the Holy Books that such a one was blind and recovered his sight, the meaning is that he was inwardly blind, and that he obtained spiritual vision, or that he was ignorant and became wise, or that he was negligent and became heedful, or that he was worldly and became heavenly.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Some Answered Questions, page 102)
· Body
tomb of See Tomb ~ of body
· Book(s)
purpose for revealing
The Divine Messengers have been sent down, and their Books were revealed, for the purpose of promoting the knowledge of God, and of furthering unity and fellowship amongst men.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Epistle to the Son of the Wolf, page 12)
The purpose underlying the revelation of every heavenly Book, nay, of every divinely-revealed verse, is to endue all men with righteousness and understanding, so that peace and tranquillity may be firmly established amongst them.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Gleaning from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, page 206)
of God as City of God See City ~ of God
· Bounty
sign of
ear is See Ear
· Brass
-like, feet See Feet ~ brass-like
· Bread
from heaven See Christ ~ bread from heaven
· Bride
adorned See Law ~ of God