Knowledge of God and live by His Holy word

Knowledge of God and living by His Holy word is the highest, noblest achievement we can make in this life.


129. Knowledge of God and living by His word is the highest, noblest achievement we can make in this life: the greatest name 8 pixBaha’i Faith: “We have decreed, O people, that the highest and last end of all learning be the recognition of Him Who is the Object of all knowledge;”

(Bahá’í Faith, Baha’u’llah, Epistle to the Son of the Wolf, p. 129

the greatest name-12pixBAHA’I FAITH: “This is the fundamental aspect of the religion of God and this is of the highest importance because knowledge of God is the fundamental requirement of man. Man must comprehend the oneness of divinity. He must come to know and acknowledge the precepts of God and realize for a certainty that the ethical development of humanity is dependent upon religion. He must get rid of all defects and seek the attainment of heavenly virtues in order that he may prove to be the image and likeness of God.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Abdu’l-Baha, Foundations of World Unity, p. 92)

The shrine-17pix BABI RELIGION: “True knowledge, therefore, is the knowledge of God, and this is none other than the recognition of His Manifestation in each Dispensation. Nor is there any wealth save in poverty in all save God and sanctity from aught else but Him.”

(The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 88)

Jewish symbols-13pix JUDAISM: Proverbs 2:1 “My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee;” 2:2 “So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding;” 2:3 “Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding;” 2:4 “If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures;” 2:5 “Then shalt thou understand the fear of The LORD, and find the knowledge of God.” Hosea 4:1 “Hear the word of The LORD, ye children of Israel: for The LORD hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land.” Hosea 4:6 “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.” Hosea 6:6 “For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.” the cross-5pix Christianity: 2 Peter 1:2 “Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God.” 1:3 “According as His divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him that hath called us to glory and virtue:” 1:4 “Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises.” 2 Peter 3:18 “Grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord. To Him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.” Colossians 1:9 “Be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; 1:10 That ye might walk worthy of The Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;”

The shrine-17pix BABI RELIGION: “These utterances are revealed according to your measure, not to Gods, and unto this beareth witness that which is enshrined in the knowledge of God, did ye but know.”

(The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 6)

Islamic symbol-10 pix ISLAM: 71. “He that obeys Allah (God) and His Messenger has already attained the highest Achievement.” (The knowledge of Allah) 9. “And those who believe and work righteous deeds, them shall We admit to the company of the Righteous.”

(The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surahs 29 and 33)

Islamic symbol-5pix Islam: 162. “But those among them who are well-grounded in knowledge (in Allah), and the believers, believe in what hath been revealed to thee; and (especially) those who establish regular prayer and practice regular charity and believe in Allah and in the Last Day: to them shall We soon give a great reward.” “We have sent the book study it as it should be studied. Thus doth He command you, that ye may learn wisdom.”

(The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surahs 2, 4 and 6)

Zoroastrian symbol-12pix ZOROASTRIANISM: “Knowledge of God is the highest knowledge.” (ZOROASTER, Hymns of Atharvan p. 531)

Zoroastrian symbol-5pix Zoroastrianism: “Mazda (God) is latent in everybody. The highest end of human life is to realize Him.” “And if we realize our smallness and leave the future in the hands of Mazda we shall be freed from all worries.” (ZOROASTER, Hymns of Atharvan pp. 72 and 777)

Zoroastrian symbol-5pix Zoroastrianism: “Religious truth (erudition of Mazda) is the highest of all gifts that a man can give. It makes the recipient free from all needs.” (ZOROASTER, Hymns of Atharvan p. 669)

Hindu symbol-10pix HINDUISM: 66. “Families that are rich in the knowledge of the Veda, though possessing little wealth, are numbered among the great.” “This is the knowledge ….. exalted in the highest heaven (in the heart). He who knows this becomes exalted,”

(Hindu, Laws of Manu, chapter 3, Upanishads vol. 2, Taittiriyaka-Upanishad)

Hindu symbol 5-pix Hinduism: 33 “He upon whom all men depend (Brahma, God),” “Wise singers glorify with chanted praises these His achievements.” “He (the worshiper) chose (to know) performed that great achievement.”

(Hindu, Vedas, Rig Veda – Book 3, 8 and 9)

Buddhist wheel symbol-10 pix BUDDHISM: “When one has obtained freedom by true knowledge and become peaceful. The one who is free from gullibility, who knows The Uncreated (God), who has severed all ties, removed all temptations, renounced all desires, is the greatest of people.”

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

Dharma wheel Buddhist symbols-5pix Buddhism: “We should study and seek to broaden our knowledge so that we can understand our own minds and thoroughly understand the principles of Buddhism.” “May we be always free from the taint of ignorance and delusion.” “As the flame of one lamp may kindle hundreds of thousands of others, the ignorant will be enlightened and light will produce light without end.” (Buddha, Sixth Patriarch)

Mandaean symbol-15pix SABEANISM: “I strive with a pious and believing heart for the love of precious Truth (knowledge).” “Great First Word (God), which assured me sight in mine eyes, pour wisdom into my heart! Open the eyes of my understanding!” Grant us knowledge “in the presence of that which increased the strength, radiance and light of Knowledge of Life (Haiyi/God).” (Sabeanism, Ginza Rba- chapters 23, 77 and 171)

The shrine-17pix BABI RELIGION: “THOU hast asked concerning the fundamentals of religion and its ordinances: Know thou that first and foremost in religion is the knowledge of God. This attaineth its consummation in the recognition of His divine unity, which in turn reacheth its fulfillment in acclaiming that His hallowed and exalted Sanctuary, the Seat of His transcendent majesty, is sanctified from all attributes. And know thou that in this world of being the knowledge of God can never be attained save through the knowledge of Him Who is the Dayspring of divine Reality.”

(The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 115)

the greatest name-12pixBAHA’I FAITH: “Know that which is the cause of everlasting life, eternal honor, universal enlightenment, real salvation and prosperity is, first of all, the knowledge of God. It is known that the knowledge of God is beyond all knowledge, and it is the greatest glory of the human world. For in the existing knowledge of the reality of things there is material advantage, and through it outward civilization progresses; but the knowledge of God is the cause of spiritual progress and attraction, and through it the perception of truth, the exaltation of humanity, divine civilization, rightness of morals and illumination are obtained.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Abdu’l-Baha, Some Answered Questions, p. 300)