17 October 1911
I wish you to study the works of the Blessed Beauty and to live according to His teaching. The basis of the teaching of Bahá'u'lláh is as follows:
Bear in your heart great love to all races on earth, to the ends that unity may be established between them. Take an interest in everyone and find out how you can help them, so that all may see that your love is truly universal. Do the Will of God, do not only speak about it; the elect of God do this. People do much speaking to advance their own glory and to make themselves appear superior to their neighbours. But if you do the Will of God and do not blazon it abroad, then you will change the whole world. They who do most speak least.
Man must ever be thinking of drawing nearer to God…
I hope that you will someday be able to hinder such actions, and thus enable justice to reign everywhere. I hope you will be able to make all hearts pure and tender, all efforts sincere, so that everyone may work for the good of humanity. This is my prayer and desire.
- 'Abdu'l-Baha (Words of 'Abdu'l-Baha, from a talk,;Star of the West’, vol.2, no. 16, December 31, 1911)