What is the importance Bahá’u’lláh places upon “deeds” when He mentions our relationship to each other, as in Hidden Words #s A68 & P5? Provide examples.
“O CHILDREN OF MEN! Know ye not why We created you all from the same dust? That no one should exalt himself over the other. Ponder at all times in your hearts how ye were created. Since We have created you all from one same substance it is incumbent on you to be even as one soul, to walk with the same feet, eat with the same mouth and dwell in the same land, that from your inmost being, by your deeds and actions, the signs of oneness and the essence of detachment may be made manifest. Such is My counsel to you, O concourse of light! Heed ye this counsel that ye may obtain the fruit of holiness from the tree of wondrous glory.” [Bahá’u’lláh, The Hidden Words, No. A68.]
“O SON OF DUST! Verily I say unto thee: Of all men the most negligent is he that disputeth idly and seeketh to advance himself over his brother. Say, O brethren! Let deeds, not words, be your adorning.” [Bahá’u’lláh, The Hidden Words, No. P5.]
*Part of a deepening course, Hidden Words: Training Course on – by Dianne Bradford