Renounce our desires and will for God’s

Renounce our desires and will unto God’s divine wisdom.


193. Renounce our desires and will unto Gods divine all informed wisdom: the greatest name 8 pixBaha’i Faith: “Commit thyself to God; give up thy will and choose that of God; abandon thy desire and lay hold on that of God; that thou mayest be a holy, spiritual and heavenly example.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Abdu’l-Baha, Tablets of Abdu’l-Baha v1, p. 89)

The shrine-17pix BABI RELIGION: “To God would we commit our Cause, and to His will are we wholly resigned.”

The Bab: (Shoghi Effendi, The Dawn-Breakers, p. 340)

the cross-25pix CHRISTIANITYHebrews 10:9 “Then said he, Lo, I come to do Thy will, O God.” Matthew 6:10 “Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.” Romans 6:13 “Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.” Ephesians 3:14 “For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,” Jewish symbols star-8pix Judaism: Psalms 40:8 “I delight to do Thy will, O my God: yea, Thy law is within my heart.” 143:10 “Teach me to do Thy will;” 2 Chronicles 30:8 “Now be ye not stiff-necked, as your fathers were, but yield yourselves unto The LORD, and enter into His sanctuary, which He hath sanctified for ever: and serve The LORD your God, that the fierceness of His wrath may turn away from you.” 1 Esdras 8:15 “Offer sacrifices unto The Lord.” “And whatsoever thou and thy brethren will do, that do, according to the will of thy God.” (Deuterocanonical Apocrypha)

the greatest name-12pixBAHA’I FAITH: “Aid me, O my Lord, to surrender myself wholly to Thy Will, and to arise and serve Thee, for I cherish this earthly life for no other purpose than to compass the Tabernacle of Thy Revelation and the Seat of Thy Glory. Thou seest me, O my God, detached from all else but Thee, and humble and subservient to Thy Will. Deal with me as it beseemeth Thee, and as it befitteth Thy highness and great glory.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Baha’u’llah, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah, p. 311)

The shrine-17pix BABI RELIGION: “I have no control over what profiteth Me or harmeth Me, but as My Lord pleaseth. Indeed God is Self-Sufficient and He, My Lord, standeth supreme over all things.”

(The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 64)

Islamic symbol-10 pix ISLAM: 131. “Behold! his Lord said to him: ‘Bow (thy will to Me)’ He said: ‘I bow (my will) to The Lord,”’

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

Islamic symbol-5pix Islam: “O Allah (God)! I surrender (my will) to You; I believe in You and depend on You. And repent to You,”

(Islam, Hadith, Bukhari Vol 2, Book 21, # 221)

Zoroastrian symbol-12pix ZOROASTRIANISM: 4 and 11. “I will worship You with praise, O Mazda Ahura (God), joined with Right and Best Thought and Dominion, that they, desired of pious men.” “Your praiser, Mazda, will I declare myself and be, so long, O Right, as I have strength and power. May the Creator of the world accomplish through Good Thought its fulfillment of all that most perfectly answers to His will.” “We therefore bow before Thee.”

(Zoroaster, The Zend-Avesta, Avesta – Yasnas 36 and 50)

Zoroastrian symbol-5pix Zoroastrianism: “Complete surrender of one’s own will to the will of Mazda, is the best way of God realization.” “Burn away your own will. This is the way to maintain non-duality.” (Zoroaster, Hymns of Atharvan pp. 273 and 274)

Zoroastrian symbol-5pix Zoroastrianism: Denkard. Zoroaster, “Every person should make one’s own self devoutly faithful, and should resign oneself to God, and thenceforward one should be grateful unto Him.”

Hindu symbol-10pix HINDUISM: “Do all thou dost for Me! Renounce for Me! Sacrifice heart and mind and will to Me! Live in the faith of Me! In faith of Me All dangers thou shalt vanquish, by My grace;” “Give Me thy heart! adore Me! serve Me! Cling In faith and love and reverence to Me! So shalt thou come to Me! I promise true, For thou art sweet to Me! And let go those- Rites and writ duties! Fly to Me alone! Make Me thy single refuge! will free Thy soul from all its sins! Be of good cheer!

(Hindu, Bhagavad Gita (Edwin Arnold tr) chapter 18)

Hindu symbol 5-pix Hinduism: “The Gita asks us to make a complete surrender of ourselves to Brahma (God).” (Hindu religion)

Buddhist wheel symbol-10 pix BUDDHISM: 7. “He has no need for faith who knows the uncreated, who has cut off rebirth, who has destroyed any opportunity for good or evil, and cast away all desire (save for the will of the Uncreated). He is indeed the ultimate man.”

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

Dharma wheel Buddhist symbols-5pix Buddhism: 20. “This indeed is the Way, there is no other, for the purification of one’s vision. Follow this way. It leads to Mara’s confusion. Following this Path you will put an end to suffering. I have taught you the Way.” 6. “Those who conform themselves (conform their will) to the Dharma That has been well-expounded Those are they who will reach the further shore, Crossing the realm of death, so hard to cross.”

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

Mandaean symbol-15pix SABEANISM: “And Thou hast spoken to us with Thy Word And hast commanded us with Thy commandment ‘Be My glory and I will be your Glory. Be my light and I will be your Light. And my name shall be in your mouths And I will be with you.’” And we shall selflessly submit to Thy will and thy command. “In the twinkling of an eye and at a turn of the wheels, (Let) our petition, our prayer and our submission Rise up before Thee Manda-d-Hiia!” “We offer up our commemoration, our petition, our prayer, Our submission, our tabuta and our faith In Thy presence,” (Sabeanism, Ginza Rba- chapter 75)

The shrine-17pix BABI RELIGION: “Verily Thou art our Lord and The Lord of all things. Into Thy hands do we surrender ourselves, yearning for the things that pertain unto Thee.”

(The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 179)

the greatest name-12pixBAHA’I FAITH: “By self-surrender and perpetual union with God is meant that men should merge their will wholly in the Will of God, and regard their desires as utter nothingness beside His Purpose.”

(Baha’u’llah, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah, p. 337)