Nature and Spirituality

Submitted by Arthur Dahl on 5. June 2011 - 22:54
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Heading: Ethics    Topic: Nature and Spirituality


So often we find in religious Scripture references to God’s Creation as a source of awe and contemplation of spiritual reality, such as in the words of Bahá’u’lláh:

“Every time I lift up mine eyes unto Thy heaven, I call to mind Thy highness and Thy loftiness, and Thine incomparable glory and greatness; and every time I turn my gaze on Thine earth, I am made to recognize the evidences of Thy power and the tokens of Thy bounty. And when I behold the sea, I find that it speaketh to me of Thy majesty, and of the potency of Thy might, and of Thy sovereignty and Thy grandeur. And at whatever time I contemplate the mountains, I am led to discover the ensigns of Thy victory and the standards of Thine omnipotence.” (Research Department 1990, p. 1)


REFERENCES AND SOURCES

Research Department, Baha'i World Centre. 1990. Conservation of the Earth's Resources. Baha'i Publishing Trust, London. v + 26 p.

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