The Baha’i religious movement brings the Spirit of order, peace and the good into the world by lifting people to a higher level of human existence. It does this through Its practices and teachings that focus on the individual’s ethical cultivation – through a process of self-betterment—in interaction with the influence of the Holy -whole-making-Spirit on the human soul.
It envisions a global nation of people who can provide answers to the major problems humanity faces today and shape and maintain a world that can bring out the best in human nature, a place for the best of human well-being.
Baha’i seeks to shape a global community of people guided and living by the Spirit they experience to be an integral part of their nature. A community with people who know enough of their nature’s spiritual aspect and who are aware and can navigate the will and ways of the Divine expressed within their soul through its imagery and feelings that have a spiritual base.
They know that it is our duty to our fellow human beings, including the next generations, to shape a world that serves the will of the Spirit. And where every individual has the freedom (duty and right) to spiritual self-development and can become fully mature, which is the highest meaning of human life. A world that serves the spiritualization of individual man and will yield highly ethical humans with a conscious connection to the Holy Spirit as an inner guide.
Baha’i religion is an instrument that brings individuals personally and humanity to higher human functioning and level of being.
Baha’i teaches more about doing good deeds than empty words. It emphasizes that spiritual development needs the action of life because life brings the good and the bad out of us. By which these qualities can come under our conscious light and, if needed, can be corrected. It connects people with the spiritual aspect of their nature, of which most are not very aware. As such, Baha’i is an excellent way to acquire self-knowledge, the primary demand of higher religion.
Therefore, we can view Baha’i as one of the essential educational instruments for today’s spiritual and ethical development.
Baha’i faith in practice comprises a conscientious lifestyle and spiritual development-through study and deeds in life. It emphasizes attaining self-development and self-knowledge through individual effort and the aid of man’s innate whole-making Spirit. This way leads to the spiritualization and transformation of the individual and creates the whole personality.
And leads to much-needed widening insight and increasing conscious light of the individual and humanity much needed to address the current immense problems and threats society faces today. For this, we need all noses to point in one direction, aiming at the common goal to make the world in order, driven by one collective ethical spirit.
The path to increasing spiritualization of an individual (which is giving realization of the transcendent Spirit of the good) will always require goodwill, a good heart, and a significant amount of Personal effort and aid of the Holy Spirit as a dynamic innate creative force. It needs a life to be lived in truth and with care for the well-being of others as well as honesty to external life and one’s soul and, of course, a sense of genuine love. Thus. A true religious heart.
Only that leads to realising the Spirit of ‘righteousness’ (tzaddik) in the individual, a spirit that comprises wisdom, good insight, and judgment. The latter we can we see for part reflected in the rules and practical worldly application provided by Bahai’s House of Justice