Baha'i Teachings

The Baha'i Teachings

God has always sent divine Messengers to humanity. The essence of their spiritual teachings is the same. Religion continually unfolds as new Messengers are periodically sent to this world. These Messengers include Moses, Abraham, Christ, Muhammad, Krishna, Zoroaster, and Buddha.

Bahá'u'lláh is the latest Messenger from God. He has brought us the Revelation from God for this day. Here is a basic summary of His teachings:

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The Three Onenesses

One God
There is one God, who is the source of life, love, and all perfections. Our purpose is to know and love God.

One Humanity
All the peoples of the world are as one family. We are all "the fruits of one tree, and the leaves of one branch."

One Religion
Religion is progressively unfolding. Throughout history, God has sent various Messengers to humanity to educate us and draw us close to Him. The essence of all the world's religions is one and the same.

Principles of the Bahá'í Faith

  • The abandonment of all forms of prejudice
  • Equality of opportunity for women and men
  • Recognition of the fundamental unity of all religions
  • The elimination of extremes of poverty and wealth
  • The necessity for universal education
  • The responsibility of each person to independently search for truth
  • The establishment of a global commonwealth of nations
  • Recognition that true religion is in harmony with reason and scientific knowledge

For more information about the Bahá'í teachings, see our Bahá'í links page for links to useful online resources.

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