virtues & spiritual qualities

Many of the lessons used in Bahá’í children’s classes, especially those aimed at young children, have to do with the development of virtues and spiritual qualities. Developing these qualities, which include truthfulness, trustworthiness, kindness, generosity, justice, and many more, allows us not only to better our own lives, but also the lives of the people around us, and, by extension, our cities, our countries, and the whole world.

cleanliness

Cleanliness is an important part of Baha’i life. One thing we must do to keep clean is to wash our hands, face and feet every day. Continue reading

justice

God loves justice. Justice means that we must respect the rights of every human being and make sure we do not take away from anyone what they deserve. Continue reading

kindness to animals

Because animals do not have the power of speech and cannot complain when they are mistreated, we must treat them with even more consideration than people. Continue reading

kindness to the poor

Bahá’u'lláh tells us to care for the poor. To do this, we can look to the example of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, who served and took care of the poor all His life. Continue reading

love

Our love should be like the rays of the sun: we should love everyone, even those who mistreat us. Continue reading

preferring others before oneself

God wants each and every one of us to be happy. We must always look for ways to serve others and to bring them happiness and joy. Continue reading

service

The best way to attain nearness to God is to serve Him; we can do this by serving humanity. Continue reading

truthfulness

Truthfulness is a law that Bahá’u'lláh has established that the world may be united. We should tell the truth at all times, even if it is difficult. Continue reading

humility

A person who is humble before God realizes the greatness of God and his own smallness. He gives himself up entirely to God’s Will. Continue reading

courage

To have courage is to stand up for what is right, to defend those who need our help, to face new situations and do things that others before us have never done. prayers/readings for study The source of courage and … Continue reading

pure, kindly, and radiant hearts

God’s first counsel for us is to have a pure, kindly, and radiant heart. We can think of our hearts like mirrors that reflect the attributes and qualities of God, just like a regular mirror reflects the light of the … Continue reading

generosity

God gives us many gifts, and looks after all of us, providing us with what we need. Just like God is generous with us, He wants us to be generous with others, and to give of what we have to … Continue reading

Read more about the importance of virtues in children’s education, or read more blog posts about virtues.

6 thoughts on “virtues & spiritual qualities

  1. Great website! Been wanting to give my kids lessons at home and didn’t know where to even start! You’ve done the hard work, so it’s not too overwhelming anymore.
    Thank you!

  2. Thank you for the support. I am conducting children’s classes in my apartment complex and want to keep the curriculum as simple as possible. Many of the children are quite young … 5 to 8 years old.

      • Thank you from the bottom of my heart. you make teaching children’s classes possible. make them better quality and you being here for all of us teachers are a huge source of encouragement. Thank you

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