We should feel joyous

We should feel joyous when we have the love of God in our hearts.


the greatest name-12pixBAHA’I FAITH: 125. JOY. When one has the love of God in their heart they should feel real joy in their heart and do the work of God for the love of God, and rejoice, for we are on the road to fulfilling that for which we were created to do:God, by the very act of chastening them, He prepares them for the mission for which He has created them.” “God in his wisdom has created all things. Nothing has been created without a special destiny, for every creature has an innate station of attainment.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Shoghi Effendi, The Promised Day is Come, p. 115 and Abdu’l-Baha, Divine Philosophy, p. 110)

the cross-25pix CHRISTIANITY: Acts: 2:28 “Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make me full of joy.” 1 Peter 1:6 “Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations 1:7 “That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:” 1:8 “Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:” 1:9 “Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.” 4:12 “Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:” 4:13 “But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.” 1 Philemon: 1:7 “For we have great joy and consolation in thy love.” 1:20 “Yea, brother, let me have joy of thee in The Lord.” 1 Thessalonians: 1:6 And — of The Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy.” 2:20 “For ye are our glory and joy.” Philippians 3:1 “My brethren, rejoice in The Lord.” 4:4 “Rejoice in The Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.” Romans 5:1 “We have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:” 5:2 “By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.” Romans 12:10 “Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;” 12:11 “Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving The Lord;” 12:12 “Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;” 12:13 “Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.” 12:14 “Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.” 12:15 “Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.” John 16:22 “And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you.” Jewish symbols star-8pix Judaism: Sirach 1:12 “The fear of The Lord maketh a merry heart, and giveth joy, and gladness. Sirach 26:4 “Whether a man be rich or poor, if he have a good heart toward The Lord, he shall at all times rejoice with a cheerful Countenance.” (Deuterocanonical Apocrypha, Sirach) 1 Chronicles 16:10 “Glory ye in His holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek The LORD.” 1 Chronicles 16:11 “Seek The LORD and His strength, seek his face continually.” Psalms 32:11 “Be glad in The LORD, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.” Psalms 42:4 “When I remember these things, I pour out my soul in me: for I had gone with the multitude, I went with them to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise.” Jeremiah 15:15 “O LORD, thou knowest: remember me, and visit me,” 15:16 “Thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts.” Zechariah 10:7 “They of Ephraim shall be like a mighty man, and their heart shall rejoice as through wine: yea, their children shall see it, and be glad; their heart shall rejoice inThe LORD.”

The shrine-17pix BABI RELIGION: “SAY, by reason of your remembering Him Whom God shall make manifest and by extolling His name, God will cause your hearts to be dilated with joy, and do ye not wish your hearts to be in such a blissful state?

(The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 145)

Islamic symbol-10 pix ISLAM: 13. “And another (favor will He bestow), which ye do love — help from Allah (God) and a speedy victory: so give the Glad Tidings to the Believers.”

(The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surah 61)

Islamic symbol-5pix Islam: 38. “Some Faces that Day will be beaming.” “Laughing, rejoicing.”

(The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surah 80)

 Islamic symbol-5pix Islam: 8. “Other faces that Day will be joyful. Pleased with their Striving — In a Garden on high, Where they shall hear no (word) of vanity:”

(The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surah  88)

Islamic symbol-5pix Islam: “Faces on that day shall be bright,-laughing, joyous!

(The Qur’an (E.H. Palmer tr), Sura  80 – He Frowned)

Islamic symbol-5pix Islam: 3. “Sweet savour, i.e., the joy of heart experienced by the offerer of prayer when his prayer is accepted of God.”

(Mathnavi of Rumi (E.H. Whinfield tr), The Masnavi Vol 1)

Islamic symbol-5pix Islam: “Sufism,” “Tis to find joy in the heart When-so-ever distress and care assail it.”

(Mathnavi of Rumi (E.H. Whinfield tr), The Masnavi Vol 3)

 Zoroastrian symbol-12pix ZOROASTRIANISM: “In this worship will we abide, O Ahura Mazda! (God) and with joy.”

(The Zend-Avesta, Avesta – Yasna)

Zoroastrian symbol-5pix Zoroastrianism: 3. “He who recites the praise of Holiness, in the fullness of faith and with a devoted heart, praises me, Ahura Mazda; Happy is he, happy the man, whoever he be,”

(The Zend-Avesta, Avesta Fragments)

Zoroastrian symbol-5pix Zoroastrianism: 13. “He will take the blessed one by the hand,” “And make him rejoice as much as does the man who rejoices most when on the pinnacle of nobility and glory.”

(The Zend-Avesta, Avesta Fragments)

Zoroastrian symbol-5pix Zoroastrianism: 42. “The soul of man, in the joy of perfect holiness, walks over the bridge, known afar, the powerful Chinvat-bridge, the well-kept, and kept by virtue.”

(The Zend-Avesta, Avesta Fragments)

Zoroastrian symbol-5pix Zoroastrianism: 7. “I bless in reverence and adoration the abiding offering, the joyous offering, and the devotional offering (offered) to you, O Fire! son of Ahura Mazda. Worthy of sacrifice you are, worthy of prayer,”

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

Hindu symbol-10pix HINDUISM: “Joy! joy in bright Ayodhya gladness filled the hearts of all, Joy! joy”

(Hindu, Ramayana (R. Dutt, abridged tr))

Hindu symbol 5-pix Hinduism: 2. “The gift that has come to me by sacrifice, bestowed by the Fathers, (gods) granted by men, through which my heart, as it were, lights up with joy.”

(Hindu, Vedas, Atharva Veda)

Hindu symbol 5-pix Hinduism: 9. “We, fain for thee, strong Indra (Brahma, God), have pressed Soma, and, O thou sought with prayer, have made oblations. Now at this sacrifice, with all thy Maruts, on sacred grass, O team-borne God, rejoice thee. Rejoice.”

(Hindu, Vedas, Rig Veda – Book 1)

Hindu symbol 5-pix Hinduism: 5. “He who alone overthrows the world of creatures, Indra (Brahma, God) the peoples’ King, invoked of many- Verily all rejoice in Him, extolling the boons which Maghavan the God hath sent them.”

(Hindu, Vedas, Rig Veda – Book 4)

Hindu symbol 5-pix Hinduism: 1. “FILLING our hearts with health and joy,” with the love of Brahma (God) in our hearts.

(Hindu, Vedas, Rig Veda – Book 10)

Buddhist wheel symbol-10 pix BUDDHISM: “A mendicant who with a peaceful heart finds happiness and joy”

(Buddhist, Dhammapada – Sayings of the Buddha 2 (tr. J. Richards))

Dharma wheel Buddhist symbols-5pix Buddhism: “The bhikkhu who is full of joy, Who is pleased with the Buddha’s teaching, Shall attain to the Peaceful State, The happy stilling of conditioned things.”

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

Mandaean symbol-15pix SABEANISM: “My Lord be praised! In the name of the Great First Sublime Life (Haiyi, God), from the worlds of light, the Transcendent, above all works, be there healing and purity (victory), strength and soundness, hearing and being heard, joy of heart and forgiving of sins for me.” (Sabeanism, Ginza Rba- 105)

Mandaean symbol1 Sabeanism: “I arose and went to the House of the Mighty Life. In the joy that I felt,” (Sabeanism, The Way of Salvation, Adam)

The shrine-17pix BABI RELIGION: “Thus God will cheer the hearts of those who truly believe in Him and in His signs and who are well assured of the life to come.”

(The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 145)

The shrine10 pix Babi Religion: “God desireth not to see, in the Dispensation of the Bayan, any soul deprived of joy and radiance. He indeed desireth that under all conditions, all may be adorned with such purity, both inwardly and outwardly.”

(The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 79)

the greatest name-12pixBAHA’I FAITH: “The love of God. He maketh the heart to dance for joy and filleth up the soul with an ecstasy of love and rapture.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Abdu’l-Baha, Selections from the Writings of Abdu’l-Baha, p. 19)

the greatest name 8 pixBaha’i Faith: “Praised be God that following the firm decree of separation, the breeze of nearness and communion hath been stirred and the soil of the heart is refreshed with the waters of joy and gladness. We offer thanksgiving unto God in all circumstances and cherish the hope that He — exalted be His glory — may through His gracious providence guide all who dwell on earth towards that which is acceptable and pleasing unto Him.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Baha’u’llah, Tablets of Baha’u’llah, p. 163)

the greatest name 8 pixBaha’i Faith: “Let your joy be the joy born of My Most Great Name, a Name that bringeth rapture to the heart, and filleth with ecstasy the minds of all who have drawn nigh unto God.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Baha’u’llah, The Kitab-i-Aqdas, p. 38)