Upright character

We as God’s children are supposed to possess an upright character.


240. Upright, we as Gods children are supposed to possess an upright character if we wish to truly spiritually progress in this life: Uprightness is like righteousness and having a good character all in one. Uprightness is honorable and morally sound and upstanding, scrupulous and truthfulness and many other good things, but you can see why having an upright character is a good positive influence on a developing spirit in this world today. Jewish symbols star-8pix Judaism: Proverbs 11:20 “They that are of a forward heart are abomination to The LORD: but such as are upright in their way are His delight.” Tobias 4:5 “My son, be mindful of The Lord our God all thy days, and let not thy will be set to sin, or to transgress His commandments: do uprightly all thy life long, and follow not the ways of unrighteousness.” (Deuterocanonical Apocrypha,) Isaiah 26:7 “The way of the just is uprightness: thou, most upright, dost weigh the path of the just.” the cross-5pix Christianity: 1 John 3:7 “Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is (upright), righteous even as He is righteous.” Philippians 4:8 “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, what-so-ever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” Matthew 5:16 “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” Romans 12:10 “Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in (upright) honour preferring one another;”

Islamic symbol-10 pix ISLAM: 30. “Lo! those who say: Our Lord is Allah (God), and afterward are upright, the angels descend upon them, saying: Fear not nor grieve, but hear good tidings of the paradise which ye are promised.”

(The Qur’an (Pickthall tr), Sura  41 – Revelations Well Expounded)

Islamic symbol-5pix Islam: 30. “In the case of those who say, ‘Our Lord is Allah,’ and, further, stand straight and steadfast, (act upright) the angels descend on them (from time to time): ‘Fear ye not!’ (they suggest), ‘nor grieve! but receive the Glad Tidings of the Garden (of Bliss), the which ye were promised!”’ “We are your protectors in this life and in the Hereafter: therein shall ye have all that your souls shall desire; therein shall ye have all that ye ask for.”

(The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surah  41)

Islamic symbol-5pix Islam: 15. “Be thou upright as thou art commanded.”

(The Qur’an (Pickthall tr), Sura  42 – The Counsel)

Islamic symbol-5pix Islam: 15. “Now then, for that (reason), call (them to the Faith), and stand steadfast (be upright) as thou art commanded, nor follow thou their vain desires; but say: ‘I believe in the Book which Allah has sent down; and I am commanded to judge justly between you. Allah is Our Lord and your Lord. For us (is the responsibility for) Our deeds, and for you for your deeds. There is no contention between us and you. Allah will bring us together, and to Him is (Our) final goal.”

(The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surah  42)

Zoroastrian symbol-12pix  ZOROASTRIANISM: 2. “Live uprightly according to the Right.”

(Zoroaster, The Zend-Avesta, Avesta – Yasna 50)

Zoroastrian symbol-5pix Zoroastrianism: 11. “What man is friend to Spitama Zarathushtra, O Mazda (God)? Who will let himself be counseled by Right? With whom is holy Piety? Or who as an upright man is intent on the brotherhood of Good Thought?

(The Zend-Avesta, Avesta – Yasna 51)

Zoroastrian symbol-5pix Zoroastrianism: “We sacrifice to Wisdom, the most upright, righteous, made by Mazda.”

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

Hindu symbol-10pix HINDUISM: 11. “A religious student who retains what he has learned, who finds pleasure in the fulfillment of the law, who keeps the rules of studentship, who is upright and forgiving, attains perfection.”

(Hindu, Dharma Sutras, Apastamba Prasna I, Patala 2, Khanda 5)

Hindu symbol 5-pix Hinduism: “Aryaman guards him well who acts uprightly following His law.”

(Hindu, Vedas, Rig Veda – Book 1)

Hindu symbol 5-pix Hinduism: “Arise, become great, stand upright, be thou firm.”

(Hindu, Vedas, Yajur Veda – Kanda  V)

Buddhist wheel symbol-10 pix BUDDHISM:1. “The man who has freed himself of stains and has found peace of mind in an upright life, possessing self-restraint and integrity, he is indeed worthy of the dyed robe.”

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

Dharma wheel Buddhist symbols-5pix Buddhism: 26. “Without anger, devout, upright, free from craving, disciplined and in his last body – that is what I call a brahmin.” “Like water on a lotus leaf, like a mustard seed on the point of an pin, he who is not stuck to the senses – that is what I call a brahmin.”

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

Dharma wheel Buddhist symbols-5pix Buddhism: 8. “Better is homage towards the upright.” “He who ever reverences and respects elders Four qualities for him increase: Long life, fame, happiness and strength.” “Though one should live a hundred years, Without conduct and concentration, Yet, better is a single day’s life Of one who is moral and meditative.

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

Mandaean symbol-15pix SABEANISM: “The building that life buildeth (the upright) will never come to naught. (Sabeanism, Ginza Rba- chapter 102)

The shrine-17pix BABI RELIGION: “Standards of virtue and upright conduct, should be…paramount duty.”

(Shoghi Effendi, Dawn of a New Day, p. 179)

the greatest name-12pixBAHA’I FAITH: “In this Revelation the hosts which can render it victorious are the hosts of praiseworthy deeds and upright character.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Baha’u’llah, Epistle to the Son of the Wolf, p. 26)

The shrine-17pix BABI RELIGION: “Thou pridest thyself in the things thou dost possess, yet no believer in God and in His signs, nor any righteous man would ever deign to regard them.”

(The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 19)

the greatest name-12pixBAHA’I FAITH: “The sword of a virtuous character and upright conduct is sharper than blades of steel.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Baha’u’llah, Epistle to the Son of the Wolf, p. 29)

The shrine-17pix BABI RELIGION: “Surely Man is in the way of loss, save those who believe, and do righteous (upright) deeds.”

(H. M. Balyuzi, The Bab – The Herald of the Days, p. 110)

the greatest name-12pixBAHA’I FAITH: “Lay not aside the fear of God, and be thou of them that act uprightly.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Baha’u’llah, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah, p. 232)

the greatest name 8 pixBaha’i Faith: “Whoso ariseth, in this Day, to aid Our Cause, and summoneth to his assistance the hosts of a praiseworthy character and upright conduct, the influence flowing from such an action will, most certainly, be diffused throughout the whole world.”

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

the greatest name 8 pixBaha’i Faith: “In the estimation of the people of Baha man’s glory lieth in his knowledge, his upright conduct, his praiseworthy character, his wisdom.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Baha’u’llah, Tablets of Baha’u’llah, p. 67)