Be not afraid

Be not afraid God is with us.


Be not afraid for God is with youJewish symbols star-8pix Psalms: 102:18 “This — the people shall praise The LORD. For He hath looked down from the height of His sanctuary; from heaven did The LORD behold the earth;” and 53:2 “God looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, that did seek God,” 91:11 “For He gives His angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.” Islamic symbol-5pix 1. “O mankind! Reverence your Guardian-Lord.” For 117. “Thou wast the Watcher over them, and Thou art a Witness to all things.” 98. “For Allah (God) is He, that heareth and knoweth (all things).” 52. “And Allah doth watch over all things.” (The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surahs 4, 5, 9 and 33) Ahura Mazda symbol-8pix 102. “We sacrifice unto Mithra, (Ahura/God), The Lord of wide pastures… sleepless, and ever awake;” 103. “Whom Ahura Mazda has established to maintain and look over all this moving world, and Who maintains and looks over all this moving world; Who, never sleeping, wakefully guards the creation of Mazda; Who, never sleeping wakefully maintains the creation of Mazda.” (Zoroastrianism, the Zend-Avesta, Khorda Avesta, Book of Common Prayer pt. 1)

God and His cherubim, angels, are forever watching over us, and guarding and protecting us all of the time; trying to help and guide us along in a path that, in reality, is for our own good. Be not despaired, if things contrary to our wishes have been ordained, by our Creator for us. For God, in really, only desires that, which is the best for us; even if these events, in our lives, appear severe in nature, to our very, health and well-being. God is still, in reality, completely on our side in this life we are living here in this world. the greatest name 8 pix“O My servants! Sorrow not if, in these days, on this earthly plane, things contrary to your wishes have been ordained and manifested by God, for days of blissful joy, of heavenly delight, are assuredly in store for you. (For) worlds, holy and spiritually glorious, will be unveiled to your eyes. You are destined by Him, in this world and hereafter, to partake of their benefits, to share in their joys, and to obtain a portion of their sustaining grace. To each and every one of them you will, no doubt, attain.” And, “Know thou, that I have wafted unto thee all the fragrances of holiness, have fully revealed to thee My word, (and) have perfected through thee, My bounty, and have desired for thee that which I have desired for My Self.” For, “We, verily, desire for you naught save what shall profit you.” So, “Be then content with My pleasure and thankful unto Me.” (Bahá’í Faith, Baha’u’llah, The Kitab-i-Aqdas, p. 75 and The Arabic Hidden Words vs. 70 and Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah, p. 328)

the cross-5pix CHRISTIANITY: Luke: 12:32 “Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s (Gods) good pleasure to give you the kingdom (HEAVEN).” Jewish symbols star-8pix JUDAISM Genesis: 15:1 “After these things the word of The LORD came unto Abram, saying, Fear not, I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.” And, 26:24 “The LORD appeared unto him the same night, and said, I am the God of Abraham thy father: fear not, for I am with thee, and will bless thee, and multiply thy seed for my servant Abraham’s sake.” 1 Chronicles: 28:20 “Be (ye) strong and of good courage, and….. fear not, nor be dismayed: for The LORD God, even my God, will be with thee.” For 22:18 “Is not The LORD your God with you? and hath He not given you rest.” Deuteronomy: 1:21 “Behold, The LORD thy God hath set the land before thee: go up and possess it, as The LORD God of thy fathers hath said unto thee; fear not, neither be discouraged.” 20:1 “Be not afraid — for The LORD thy God is with thee, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.” Deuteronomy: 31:6 “Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for The LORD thy God, He it is that doth go with thee; He will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.” 31:8 “And The LORD, He it is that doth go before thee; He will be with thee, He will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed.” 2 Chronicles: 2:6 “The heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain Him (God).” Jeremiah: 23:23 “Am I a God at hand, saith The LORD, and not a God afar off?” 23:24 “Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith The LORD. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith The LORD.” Psalms: 139:8 “If I ascend up into heaven, Thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, Thou art there.” 139:9 “If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;” 139:10 “Even there shall Thy hand lead me.” For, 18:2 “The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.” For 45:1 “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” 48:14 “For this God is our God forever and ever and he will be our guide even unto death.” For He is always with us, watching over us, and guarding us and guiding us. 61:3 “For Thou hast been a shelter (and a protector) for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.” 2 Kings: 22:2 “The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; The God of my rock; in Him will I trust: He is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour; thou savest me from violence. I will call on The LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.” Isaiah: 37:6 “And Isaiah said unto them, thus shall ye say unto your Master, thus saith The LORD, Be not afraid.” And 35:4 “Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be (ye) strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompense; He will come and save you.” 41:13 “For I The LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.” 43:1 “But now thus saith The LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and He that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee,” 43:5 “Fear not: for I am with thee:” 28:26 “For his God doth instruct him to discretion, and doth teach him.” 48:17 “Thus saith The LORD, thy Redeemer, The Holy One of Israel; I am The LORD thy God which teacheth thee to profit, which leadeth thee, (and guideth thee) by the way that thou shouldest go.” Ezekiel: 2:4 “For thus saith The Lord GOD, — Son of man, be not afraid of them, neither be afraid of their words, though briers and thorns be with thee, and thou dost dwell among scorpions, be not afraid 2:7 And thou shalt speak My words unto them.” Genesis: 1:26 “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.” “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” “And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.” Jeremiah: 27:5 “I have made the earth, the man and the beast that are upon the ground, by My great power and by My out-stretched arm, and have given it unto whom it seemed meet unto Me.” (Humanity) Psalms: 115:16 “The heaven, even the heavens, are The LORD’S: but the earth hath He given to the children of men.” the cross-5pix CHRISTIANITY: 1 Corinthians: 6:19 “Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God,” 2:12 “Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.” Matthew: 25:35 “For I was an hungered, and Ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and Ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and Ye took me in: Naked, and Ye clothed me: I was sick, and Ye visited me: I was in prison, and Ye came unto me.” And, Acts: 17:24 “God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that He is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;” “17:25 Neither is worshiped with men’s hands, as though He needed anything, seeing He giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;” All things are given to us from God and we need to show our gratitude to God through our actions preformed in honor of His name. Then 7:35 “This Moses whom they refused, saying, Who made thee a ruler and a judge? The same did God send to be a ruler and a deliverer by the hand of the angel which appeared to him in the bush. 7:25 For he supposed his brethren would have understood how that God by His hand would deliver them: but they understood not.” Matthew: 1:22 “And they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.” So, 1 Peter: 3:13 “Who is he that will (can) harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good,” and that which is right? 3:14 “But and if ye suffer for righteousness’ sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled;” “but sanctify The Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always.” For, James: 1:17 “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from The Father of lights.” Colossians: 1:16 “All things were created by Him, and for Him:” 1:17 “And He The Lord is before all things, and by Him all things (everything is found and everything) consist(s).” 2 Corinthians: 2:14 “Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph….. and maketh manifest the savour of His knowledge….. in every place.” God is found everywhere, and nowhere is He not present. 2:1 “I exhort therefore, that, first of all, the supplications, prayers and intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;” 1 Timothy: 2:2 So “For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.” “For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour (and protector);” 4:18 “And The Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto His heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory for ever and ever.” Hebrews: 13:6 “So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, (and guardian) and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.” Ephesians: 4:4 “There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;” for 4:5 “One Lord, one faith, one baptism,” 4:6 “One God and Father of all, Who is above all, and through all, and in you all.” There is no place, in this world or the next world, where He is not found. He is ever close and ever with us. So that Acts: 17:27 “They should seek The Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though He be not far from every one of us:” 18:9 “Then spake The Lord, Be not afraid.” 18:10 “For I am with thee, and no man shall set on thee to hurt thee.” Mark: 5:36 “Be not afraid, only believe.” Then: Matthew: 14:27 “Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.” 28:19 “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” 1 Thessalonians: 3:11 “Now God Himself and our Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct (and guideth) our way.” 2 Timothy: 4:18 “And The Lord (God) shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto His heavenly kingdom: to Whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.” Ephesians: 6:13 “Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.” Ephesians: 6:14 “Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; 6:15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 6:16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.” Ephesians: 6:17 “And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” 2 Thessalonians: 3:2 “And that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men: for all men have not faith.” 2 Thessalonians: 3:3 “But The Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil.”

Islamic symbol-10 pix ISLAM: 5. “They are on (true) guidance, from their Lord,” 157. “They are those on whom (descend) blessings from Allah (God), and Mercy, and they are the ones that receive guidance.” 257. “Allah is the Protector of those who have faith: from the depths of darkness He will lead them forth into light. Of those who reject faith the patrons are the Evil Ones: from light they will lead them forth into the depths of darkness. They will be companions of the fire, to dwell therein (for-ever).”

(The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surah   2)

Islamic symbol-5pix 29. “It is He (Allah) who hath created for you all things that are on earth;” 172. “O ye who believe! Eat of the good things that We have provided for you, and be grateful to Allah, if it is Him ye worship.” 38. “We said: ‘there comes to you guidance from Me and who-so-ever follows My guidance on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve.”’ For, 62. “Those who believe (in Islam) and those who follow the Jewish (Scriptures), and the Christians (Scriptures) and the Sabians (followers of Adam, thought to be the father of mankind and his 3rd son Seth) (and the Magians, the followers of Zoroaster, the religion of the three wise men spoken of in the bible) etc… and who believe in Allah (God) and the last day and work righteousness, all shall have their reward with their Lord; on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve.” 112. “Nay, whoever submits his whole self to Allah (God) and is a doer of good, he will get his reward with his Lord; on such shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve.” 115. “To Allah belong the East and the West; whithersoever ye turn, there is the presence of Allah. For Allah is All-Pervading, All-Knowing.”

(The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surah   2)

Islamic symbol-5pix 13. “He has subjected to you, as from Him, all that is in the heavens and on earth: behold, in that are Signs indeed for those who reflect.” AND 12. “Allah did aforetime take a Covenant from the Children of Israel, and We appointed twelve captains among them, and Allah said: ‘I am with you: if ye (but) establish regular prayers, practice regular charity, believe in My apostles, honor and assist them and loan to Allah a beautiful loan, verily I will wipe out from you your evils, and admit you to gardens with rivers flowing beneath; but if any of you, after this, resisteth faith, he hath truly wandered from the path of rectitude.” 80. “Fear not (the beings) ye associate with Allah,” “for I am with you:” “unless my Lord willeth, (nothing can happen). My Lord comprehendeth in His knowledge all things: will ye not (yourselves) be admonished?Allah watches over, guards and protects His followers and believers, assuredly.

(The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surahs 5, 6, 8 and 45)

Islamic symbol-5pix 12. “Remember thy Lord inspired the angels (with the message): ‘I am with you: give firmness to the believers: I will instill terror into the hearts of the unbelievers: smite ye above their necks and smite all their finger-tips off them.”’

(The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surah   8)

Islamic symbol-5pix 62. “Behold! Verily, on the friends of Allah, there is no fear, nor shall they grieve;” 40. “Have no fear, for Allah is ever with us” 61. “Allah will deliver the righteous to their place of salvation: no evil shall touch them, nor shall they grieve.” For, 62. “Allah is The Creator of all things, and He is the Guardian and Disposer of all affairs.”

(The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surahs 9, 10 and 39)

Islamic symbol-5pix 21. “Allah said, ‘Seize it, and fear not”’ 46. “He said: ‘Fear not: for I am with you: I hear and see (everything).’” 112. “But he who works deeds of righteousness, and has faith, will have no fear of harm nor of any curtailment (of what is his due).”

(The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surah  20)

Islamic symbol-5pix 35. “Be not weary and faint-hearted, for Allah is with you, and will never put you in loss for your (good) deeds.” 17. “But to those who receive Guidance, He increases (the light of) Guidance, and bestows on them their Piety and Restraint (from evil).”

(The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surah  47)

Islamic symbol-5pix “The Prophet said, ‘Allah says: ‘I am just as My slave thinks I am, (i.e. I am able to do for him what he thinks I can do for him) and I am with him if He remembers Me. If he remembers Me in himself, I too will, remember him in Myself; and if he remembers Me in a group of people, I remember him in a group that is better than they; and if he comes one span nearer to Me, I go one cubit nearer to him; and if he comes one cubit nearer to Me, I go a distance of two outstretched arms nearer to him; and if he comes to Me walking, I go to him running.”’

(Hadith, Bukhari Vol 9, Book 93, # 502)

Islamic symbol-5pix 9. “O Moses! Verily, I am Allah, The Exalted in Might, the Wise!.. ‘Now do thou throw thy rod!’ But when he saw it moving (of its own accord) as if it had been a snake, he turned back in retreat, and retraced not his steps: ‘O Moses (it was said), ‘fear not: truly, in My presence, those called as messengers have no fear–”’

(The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surah 27)

Islamic symbol-5pix 63. “Who is it that delivereth you from the dark recesses of land and sea, when ye call upon Him in humility and silent terror: ‘if He only delivers us from these (dangers), (we vow) we shall truly show our gratitude.’?” 64. “It is Allah that delivereth you from these and all (other) distresses:”

(The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surah   6)

Zoroastrian symbol-12pix ZOROASTRIANISM: 14. “O Mazda (God)!’ ‘Thine, O Mazda! is the Kingdom.’ And He assigns a nourisher and a protector to the poor, (to all in need), saying: Yim drigubyo dadat vastarem; that is, as a friend to Spitama and (the) word, (even) the whole of this word of Ahura Mazda (God).” Who Mazda watches over and protects.

(The Zend-Avesta, Avesta – Yasna 19)

Ahura Mazda symbol-8pix 1. “Zarathushtra: Can my soul count on any one for help? Who is there found for my herd, who for myself a protector, indeed, at my call other than the Right and thyself, O Mazda Ahura, and the Best Thought?

(The Zend-Avesta, Avesta – Yasna 50)

Ahura Mazda symbol-8pix 2. “Him do we worship, who in the creation of Mazda, the first adored Ahura, who worshiped both The Protector and The Creator, who are (both) creating all things in the creation.”

(The Zend-Avesta, Avesta – Yasna 57)

Ahura Mazda symbol-8pix “Ahura Mazda spake (these words) unto Spitama Zarathushtra, saying: ‘If in this material world, O Spitama Zarathushtra! Thou happenest to come upon frightful roads, full of dangers and fears, O Zarathushtra! And thou fearest for thyself, then do thou recite these words, and then proclaim these fiend-smiting words, O Zarathushtra! Etc…” for Ahura Mazda is ever with us and is watching over us and guarding us from His sanctuary above, so let not fear overtake thee.

(The Zend-Avesta, Khorda Avesta – Book of Common Prayer pt. 1)

Ahura Mazda symbol-8pix 4. “Therefore did Ahura Mazda give you names, O ye beneficent ones! When He who made the good bestowed upon you His favours; and by these names we worship You (Ahura Mazda, God), and by them we would ingratiate ourselves with You, (to You) and with them would we bow before You, and direct our prayers to You with free confessions of our debt. So, 5. “Whether on the road, or in the law, he has to fear not in that day nor in that night shall the tormenting fiend, who wants to torment him, prevail,” for Ahura is surly with you always. For, 30. “I created, O Spitama Zarathustra! The stars, the moon, the sun, and the red burning fire, the dogs, the birds, and the five kinds of animals; but, better and greater than all, I created the righteous man who has truly received from me (been given from Me, all things).” “Whereby one may exercise one’s convictions at one’s free-will;” What we received from Ahura Mazda, the world and all things there in, Ahura challenges us to exercise our own free-will to obtain the fruit of our own convictions, for 36. “The Law of Mazda will not deliver thee unto pain,” but deliver us.

(Zoroaster: The Zend-Avesta, Avesta – Yasna 18, 31 and  Khorda Avesta – Book of Common Prayer pt. 1 and Avesta Fragments)

Ahura Mazda symbol-8pix 3. “The Holy Sraosha (obedience), the best protector of the poor, is fiend-smiting; he is the best smiter of the Druj. The faithful one who pronounces most words of blessing is the most victorious in victory; The Law of Ahura Mazda the truest giver of all the good things of all those that are the offspring of the good principle; and so is the Law of Zarathushtra.” 4. “And he who should pronounce that word, O Zarathushtra! when he is in fear, whether on the road, or in the law he has to fear not in that day nor in that night shall the tormenting fiend, who wants to torment him, prevail to throw upon him the look of his evil eye, and the malice of the thief who carries off cattle shall not reach him. So pronounce then that word, O Zarathushtra! That word of Ahura to be spoken. We worship the holy Sraosha; we worship The Great Master, Ahura Mazda: The Greatest Lord, Powerful and Wise, Creator, Nourisher, Protector, Compassionate, Virtuous, Forgiver, Pure, A Good Dispenser of Justice and All Powerful.” “Who is supreme in holiness, Who is the foremost to do deeds of holiness. We worship all the words of Zarathushtra, and all the good deeds, those done and those to be done, and all those beings of whom Ahura Mazda watches over and protects, both day and night.” So, “We sacrifice unto the holy, tall-formed fiend-smiting Sraosha who makes the world increase, the holy and master of holiness who strikes the evil-doing man, who strikes the evil-doing woman; who smites the fiendish Druj, and is most strong and world-destroying; who maintains and looks over all this moving world; Who, never sleeping, wakefully guards the creation of Ahura Mazda; who, never sleeping, wakefully maintains the entire creation of Ahura Mazda; who protects all this material world with His club uplifted, from the hour when the sun is down; Who never more did enjoy sleep, who every day and every night, fights with the Mazainya Daevas. He bows not for fear and fright before the Daevas: before Him all the Daevas bow for fear and fright reluctantly, and rush away to darkness from Him. For his brightness and glory, for his strength and victorious power….”

(The Zend-Avesta, Khorda Avesta – Book of Common Prayer pt. 1)

Ahura Mazda symbol-8pix 20. “What protector hast thou given unto me, O Ahura Mazda! Reveal therefore to me Thy Religion as Thy rule!” “Who is the Victorious who will protect Thy teaching? Make it clear that I (Ahura/God) am the guide for (all the people of) both worlds.”

(The Zend-Avesta, Avesta – Vendidad)

Ahura Mazda symbol-8pix Denkard. Zoroaster “The Lord is the protector; who is not mansionless, but is a possessor of mansions; who is (exists) not to know, but is the originator of (all) knowledge himself; The All Knowing.” “Be it known that towards God (Ahura), the Creator of the soul and its Protector, the soul shows its true love by praise and gratitude.”

Hindu symbol-10pix HINDUISM: “Wisdom He is (Brahma/Vishnu/God) And Wisdom’s way, and a Guide of (for) all the wise, Planted in every heart.”

(Hindu, Bhagavad Gita (Edwin Arnold tr) chapter 13)

Hindu symbol 5-pix 22. “He (Brahma/God)  is the lord of all, the king of all things, the protector of all things.”

(Hindu, Upanishads vol. 2, Brihadaranyaka-Upanishad Part 3)

Hindu symbol 5-pix 50. “The sages declare Brahma, the creator of the universe, the law, the Great One, and the Undiscernible One (to constitute) the highest order of beings produced by Goodness.” “For men hath He created earth and waters, and ever helped the prayer of him who worships.” We are under the protection of Brahma/Vishnu/God, “Don’t be afraid!” For He is with us alway(s)!

(Hindu, Laws of Manu chapter 12, Vedas, Rig Veda – Book 2 and The Dharma Sutras, Apastamba Prasna I, Patala 4, Khanda 14)

Hindu symbol 5-pix “Fear not men, (with these words, Brahma), he fastens it (secures and protects the world), (with) for security.” “Thou art the deliverer.”

(Hindu, Vedas, Yajur Veda – Kanda VI and Upanishads vol. 1, Kaushitaki-Upanishad Hindu)

Hindu symbol 5-pix 13 Listen, All-Gods (Brahma, Vishnu, God), to this mine invocation, Ye who inhabit heaven, and air’s mid-regions, All ye, O Holy Ones, whose tongue is Agni, seated upon this sacred grass, be joyful. 14. May the All-Gods who claim our worship hear my thought; may the two World-halves hear it, and the Waters’ Child. Let me not utter words that ye may disregard. Closely allied with you may we rejoice in bliss.” So, Brahma is ever close to us.

(Hindu, Vedas, Rig Veda – Book  6)

Hindu symbol 5-pix 11 “Do ye, O Bounteous Gods, protect all our dwelling places by day and night: With you for our defenders may we go unharmed. May we, unharmed, serve bountiful Vishnu (Brahma/God), the God who slayeth none: This is the sure protection we elect, desirable and reaching far; Which, Mitra, Varuna, Aryaman, Brahma, Vishnu, God, etc… afford us, ever watching over us, (guiding us), ever guarding and protecting us!” “Affording us a sure protection, unassailable from near at hand, or from afar.”

(Hindu, Vedas, Rig Veda – Book  8)

Buddhist wheel symbol-10 pix BUDDHISM: 14. “People driven by fear go for refuge to mountains and forests, to sacred groves and shrines. That is not a safe refuge; that is not the best refuge. After having got to that refuge, a person is not delivered from all pains and fears.” 14. “Whoever takes refuge with the Awakened One, (also known as The Buddha, The Tathagata, The Brahma, Vishnu, God, etc…) that is the safe refuge; that is the best refuge; having gone to that refuge, a person is delivered from all pains and fears.” “The Tathagata,” The One who watches over us and guides us, with aid and assistance ever close at hand. “The Tathagatas are in close fellowship with each individual being comforting, encouraging, guiding, and strengthening.” “Thus in this world and in the other worlds am I known by all these uncounted names, etc…” (Buddha Lankavatara Sutra and Surangama Sutra)

Dharma wheel Buddhist symbols-5pix “The evil out-flowings that arise from the illusions of the mind and the infatuations of egoism, concern the mental life more directly and are such things as fear, anger, hatred and pride; these are purified by study and meditation and that, too, must be attained gradually and not instantaneously,” and with Brahma’s aid. (Buddha, Lankavatara Sutra)

Dharma wheel Buddhist symbols-5pix “Following this Path you will put an end to suffering. I have taught you the Way after realizing the removal of the arrow myself. Making the effort is your affair. The Buddhas have pointed out the Way.” “The Tathagata can but show the Way.” (The Tathagata guides you in the way)

(Buddhist, Dhammapada – Sayings of the Buddha 1 and 3 (tr. J. Richards))

Dharma wheel Buddhist symbols-5pix 6. “Let Him admonish, exhort, And shield (protect) from wrong. Truly, pleasing is He to the good, Displeasing is He to the bad.”

(Buddhist, Dhammapada – Sayings of the Buddha 3 (tr. J. Richards))

Dharma wheel Buddhist symbols-5pix “Tathagatas are in close fellowship with each individual comforting, encouraging, guiding, strengthening.” (Buddha, Surangama Sutra)

Mandaean symbol-15pix SABEANISM: “When worlds came into being and creations were called forth, Thou didst hold in Thy grasp the worlds and generations.” “Thou, Manda-d-Hiia, (Haiyi/God) hast established for thy chosen that which Thou hast (created and) revealed to us from the book. Then Look upon me with Your eyes and pity me in Your heart! Support me with Your strength, clothe me with Your glory, cover me with Your light. Cut me not off from Yourself! And put far from me fear, dread and terror.” “The good will see and will be found ready, (But) The wicked will be discomfited.” (Sabeanism, Ginza Rba- chapters 3 35, 53, 75, 76 and 410)

Mandaean symbol1 As, “For myself so that there should be someone to commemorate my name on earth and yonder in the celestial worlds of light. For my heart hath loved The Life (Haiyi/God) and mine eyes wait upon Manda-d-Hiia, (Haiyi/God) who will be to me a support, a deliverer and a rescuer from the sons of Krun And I testify to The Life (Haiyi/God) and to my lord Manda-d-Hiia with a true and faithful heart.” (Sabeanism, Ginza Rba- chapter 74)

Mandaean symbol1 So, “I waiteth on The Life (Haiyi/God) and mine eyes upon Manda-d-Hiia; for they will be my support, my deliverer and saviour from the Place of Darkness to the Place of Light.” “In the name of The Great Life! Hear me, my Father, hear me! Draw me upward (O) Great One.” (Sabeanism, Ginza Rba- chapters 77 and 80)

Mandaean symbol1 “For He will come, and will heal me, Will lift me up, raise me, confirm me, Will direct my eyes to the Light, And my feet to steadfastness (My mouth to wisdom, teach) and my heart to vigilance.” “To every man whose term of life is over Thou wilt be a Helper, Saviour and Guide” (Sabeanism, Ginza Rba- chapters 76 and 117)

Mandaean symbol1 “Arm me against all that is evil: be for me a bulwark against rebels and a Hand of Truth against the destructive powers of this world.” In other words, our protector against all, in the world, that is evil. (Sabeanism, Ginza Rba- chapter 410)

The shrine-17pix BABI RELIGION: “SAY, verily any one follower of this Faith can, by the leave of God, prevail over all who dwell in heaven and earth and in whatever lieth between them; for indeed this is, beyond the shadow of a doubt, the one true Faith. Therefore fear ye not, neither be ye grieved.” For “Verily I say, the heavenly Father is ever with you and keeps watch over you. If you be faithful to Him, He will assuredly exalt you above all.” God is ever near to us.

        (The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 153 and The Dawn-Breakers, p. 92)

The shrine10 pix “All things have been created for your sakes, and for the sake of naught else hath your creation been ordained. Fear ye God and take heed lest forms and apparels debar you from recognizing Him. Render ye thanksgiving unto God that perchance He may deal mercifully with you.” “We will aid Thee to triumph by Thyself and by Thy pen. Grieve not for that which hath befallen Thee, and have no fear. Truly Thou art of them that are secure (for we are always with you).”

(The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 161 and Shoghi Effendi, The Dawn-Breakers, p. 609)

The shrine10 pix “Fear not, was His (The Báb’s) reply. ‘Do as you have been bidden, and commit Us to the care of The Almighty.” We should not fear the things and obstacles of this life, but rely on the kindness and protection from God, our Lord.

(Shoghi Effendi, The Dawn-Breakers, p. 309)

The shrine10 pix “God, is the Help in Peril, the Self-Subsisting,” “in truth there is none other God but Him, the Help in Peril, the Self-Subsisting…” “Verily God is the mightiest Sustainer, the Helper and the Defender.”

(The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, pp. 35 and 163)

The shrine10 pix “Thou art The Helper of the needy, The Deliverer of the captives, The Abaser of the oppressors, The Destroyer of the wrong-doers, The God of all men, The Lord of all created things.”

(The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 185)

The shrine10 pix “Glorified be God His Creator; The Lord of Everlasting, Sovereignty. Verily He (The Báb) is none other, but the servant of God, The Gate of The Remnant of God your Lord, the Sovereign Truth. O THOU the Supreme Word of God! Fear not, nor be Thou grieved, for indeed unto such as have responded to Thy Call, whether men or women, We have assured forgiveness of sins, as known in the presence of the Best Beloved and in conformity with what Thou desirest. Verily His knowledge embraces all things. I adjure Thee by My life, set Thy face towards Me and be not apprehensive (fearful). For, “Verily Thou art The Exalted One among the Celestial Concourse, and Thy Hidden Mystery hath, of a truth, been recorded upon the Tablet of creation in the midst of the Burning Bush. Ere long God will bestow upon Thee rulership over all men, inasmuch as His rule transcendeth the whole of creation. Verily His decree hath been issued, and the command of God, as given in the Mother Book, hath indeed been revealed… Become as true brethren in the one and indivisible religion of God, free from distinction, for verily God desireth that your hearts should become mirrors unto your brethren in the Faith, so that ye find yourselves reflected in them, and they in you. This is the true Path of God, the Almighty, and He is indeed watchful over (you) and your actions.”

(The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 54)

The shrine10 pix “I seek patience only in God. Verily He is the best protector and the best helper. No refuge do I seek save God. Verily He is the guardian and the best supporter…” “Commit them to the care of God,” “He will surely protect and watch over them.” “He is the One Who guideth at His Own behest whomsoever He pleaseth.”

(The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, pp. 5, 19 and The Dawn-Breakers, p. 52)

the greatest name-12pixBAHA’I FAITH: “By God verily, The Lord of Hosts is your support, the angels of heaven your assistance, the Holy Spirit your companion and the Center of the Covenant your helper. Be not idle, but active and fear not.”

(Abdu’l-Baha, Baha’i World Faith – Abdu’l-Baha Section, p. 362)

the greatest name 8 pix“Inasmuch as our God is one God and the creator of all mankind, He provides for and protects all.” “Be humble and submissive to God and chant the verses of thanksgiving at morn and eve, for that He guided thee unto the Manifest Light and showed to thee the straight Path and destined to thee the station of nearness in His wonderful Kingdom.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Abdu’l-Baha, Baha’i World Faith – Abdu’l-Baha Section, pp. 279 and 359)

the greatest name 8 pixThe object of Gods teaching to man is that man may know himself in order to comprehend the greatness of God.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Abdu’l-Baha, Abdu’l-Baha in London, p. 80)

the greatest name 8 pix“Praise be to God that our efforts are sincere and that our hearts are turned to the Kingdom. Doubt not that God is with us, on our right hand and on our left, that day by day He will cause our numbers to increase, and that our meetings will grow in strength and usefulness. It is my dearest hope that you may all become a blessing to others, that you may give sight to the spiritually blind, hearing to the spiritually deaf and life to those who are dead in sin.”

(Abdu’l-Baha, Paris Talks, p. 99)

the greatest name 8 pix“There is no deliverer for us save Thee.” “The Hand of Divine power can, alone, deliver mankind from this desolating affliction.” “Fear not the tempestuous gales, O Mariner! He Who causeth the dawn to appear is, verily, with Thee.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Compilations, Baha’i Scriptures, p. 409 and Epistle to The Son of the Wolf, pp. 13 and 36)

the greatest name 8 pix“Do as Thou willest, and fear not the ignorant.” “Turn unto Him, and fear not.” “For God hath ordained every good thing, whether created in the heavens or in the earth, for such of His servants as truly believe in Him. Eat ye, O people, of the good things which God hath allowed you, and deprive not yourselves from His wondrous bounties. Render (then) thanks and praise unto Him, and be of them that are truly thankful.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Baha’u’llah, The Summons of the Lord of Hosts and The Kitab-i-Aqdas and Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah, p. 276)

the greatest name 8 pixThank God for guiding thee unto the Straight Path, manifesting unto thee the Evident Light.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Abdu’l-Baha, Baha’i World Faith – Abdu’l-Baha Section, p. 361)

the greatest name 8 pix“O servants! Follow the path of truthfulness and turn not away from the needy. Make mention of Me before the great ones of the earth and fear not. O servants! Be pure in your deeds, and conduct yourselves in accordance with (all) the words of God. Such are the counsels of The Incomparable Lord.”

(Baha’u’llah, Tabernacle of Unity)