Health and Social Care Chaplaincy, Scottish Journal of Healthcare Chaplaincy Vol 8 (2) 2005

A Bahá'í approach to spirituality

Sepideh Taheri
Issued Date: 8 Apr 2013


This article is a brief examination of the meaning of spirituality, as gleaned from the Bahá'í writings. Familiar terms such as human nature, the human soul, and the mind are defined from basic principles and the potential powers of the human soul are discussed. The relationship of the human soul to God and the indispensable role of the Founders of the great religions as the primary link in this relationship are elucidated. The Word of God has unique transforming effect on human hearts and alone has the ability to awaken the human soul to express its potential. The purpose of becoming spiritually conscious is for humanity to prepare itself for the life beyond, which is eternal. Such a soul will achieve true happiness and liberty in this life and will, moreover, be motivated to translate that consciousness into constructive deeds for the betterment of humanity.

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DOI: 10.1558/hscc.v8.i2.35


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