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 Being a Bahai

Being a Bahá'í

       Bahá'ís Believe:

  • all religions come from the One God - therefore Bahá'ís celebrate the unity of the world's religions from a spiritual, cultural and historic background.

  • communities should be based on acceptance, not exclusivity.

  • there is hope for the future and have solutions that will work despite all the world's problems.

  • in independent investigation. It is a key to the Bahá'í Faith and we welcome questions and encourage further reading.

  • that working together in unity and cooperation with all people will make the world a better place for now and the future.

  • in a systematic world administration, local, national and international which fosters global harmony through spiritual principles and laws to bring about the unity of humankind.

  • humanity has reached a new age of maturity, when we must accept responsibility for our own spiritual development.

Bahá'ís see themselves as ordinary people with extraordinary goals, living in a time which is unique in the history of our planet.

 Bahai Writings
Golden Rule






Bahá'í Sacred Writings

Immerse yourselves in the ocean of My words, that ye may unravel its

secrets, and discover all the pearls of wisdom that lie hid in its depths.



Golden Rule

Hinduism (2000 BC)

"This is the sum of duty: do naught to others which if done to thee would cause thee pain."

The Mahabharata

Judaism (1300 BC)

"What is hateful to you, do not to your fellow man. That is the entire law. All the rest is but commentary"

The Talmud

 Zoroastrianism (1000 BC)

"That nature only is good when it shall not do unto another whatever is not good for its own self."


Buddhism (560 BC)

"Hurt not others with that which pains yourself."

Udana- Varqa

 Christianity (1 AD)

"All things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets."

The Gospel of Matthew

Islam (622 AD)

"Not one of you is a believer until he desires for his brother that which he desires for himself"


Bahá'í Faith (1844 AD)

"He should not wish for others that which he doth not wish for himself, nor promise that which he doth not fulfill"



This website is sponsored by The Local Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of Shellharbour, NSW, Australia.

Send E-mail to shellharbour@nsw.bahai.org.au Last modified: July 2008