GOD is a GOD of LOVE not HATE! God is also a God full of GOODNESS and MERCY and KINDNESS.
God is a God of love, not hate. God is all about love; so when someone, male or female, spout out hate in the name of God, that person, whoever they say they are, is not of God, nor do any of their words of hate or actions of hate reflect, or have anything to do with the real God!!! Some of the things people do and say in the name of God truly, truly amazes me! You hear of people, all around the world, doing such hateful, horrific things to one another, and saying such hateful and terrible things about one another, and a great deal of the time, in deed much of the time they claim they are doing it all in the name of God. I mean really! You torture someone, and kill and maim someone, it matters not whether men, women or innocent children, and you claim you are doing it all in the name of the love of God? I mean, you are claiming, when you are burning or blowing up people, maiming innocent men, women and little children; that you are doing it all, each and every truly, terrible, horrific thing you do to God’s children, for the love and glory of God, right? I mean, you can’t be doing it for anything else; because God is all about love right? But I have to ask, where is it taught, in any of the religious writings of The Creator, that God is a mean and hateful being?
In answer to this question:
I discovered, when I actually took the time and actually looked for myself and actually studied the writings of God, throughout the writings of His various teachers and manifestations; without all the stifling, manmade, theological additives telling me what to believe and think, that God is a Good God, and a Kind, loving, merciful God. That’s right a God filled with love and mercy. A God of goodness and kindness. A God Who actually loves and cares for mankind. The same men and women He loved enough to create in the first place: BAHA’I FAITH: “O Son of Man!, I loved thy creation, hence I created thee. Wherefore, do thou love Me, that I may name thy name and fill thy soul with the spirit of life.” (Bahá’í Faith, Baha’u’llah, The Arabic Hidden Words) ISLAM: 5. “He created the heavens and the earth,” and “(He Loved and created you all) (all mankind). Such is Allah (God), your Lord and Cherisher (One Who loves): to Him belongs (all) dominion. There is no God but He.” 13. “O mankind! We (loved, cherished and) created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that ye may know each other (not that ye may despise, hate and kill each other).” For, 126. “Allah (God), is your Lord and Cherisher, and The Lord and Cherisher of your fathers of old.” And so, 22. “among His Signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth;” 21, “and He has put love and mercy between your (hearts);” 8. “and they feed, for The Love of Allah, the indigent, the orphan, and the captive.” For, 10. “the believers are but a single Brotherhood: so make peace and reconciliation (one, with another).” So, “develop a mutual liking, friendship, love and (be a) help to one another.” “You should be a source of comfort, love and respect.” 50. But, “most men are averse.” 52. “Therefore listen not to the unbelievers,” 55. for, “the misbeliever (the one who misinterprets the word of God through actions, understanding and deeds) is a helper, against his own Lord,” So when you do hateful, terrible things to one another , 77. “ye have indeed rejected Him, (turned against Allah)!” 23. “O mankind, your insolence is against your own souls.” 9. “It was not Allah Who wronged them but they wronged their own souls.” 13. “They contend against Allah.” And “if ye do (such), it would be wickedness,” for 7. “He Who has made everything, began the creation of man with clay, from a quintessence of nature (and) fluid; but He fashioned him in due proportion, and breathed into him something of His spirit.” So, when we are mean or cruel or hateful to one another, we are in-fact turning ourselves against our very own Creator, Who created all of us and placed something of His Very Own Spirit within all of us; and we are in-fact rejecting Him! “For, The Prophet said, ‘whoever believes in Allah should not hurt his neighbor, and who-so-ever believes in Allah should serve his guest generously, and whoever believes in Allah should talk what is good or keep quiet.”’ And so, Letter 31. “Do unto others as you wish others to do unto you.” For, “whatever you like for yourself, like for others, and what-so-ever you dislike to happen to you, spare others from such happenings.” “The Prophet said, ‘None of you will have faith till he wishes for his brother what he likes for himself.”’ (The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surahs 30, 39, 49, 76 and The Hadith, Bukhari Vol 1, Book 2, # 12)) JUDAISM: Isaiah: 43:1 “Thus saith The LORD that created thee – He that formed thee — since thou wast precious (most loved) in My sight: When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and (when thou passest) through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee, (and) when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee;” “For I Am The LORD thy God, The Holy One.” For, “I have made the earth, and created man upon it.” 63:8 “For He (saith), Surely they are My people (My) children, (living) In His presence, (living) in His Love.” Jeremiah: 31:3 for “I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with loving kindness have I drawn (made) thee.” Hosea: 11:4 So, “I drew them (mankind) with (the) cords of a man; with bands of love.” For, Malachi: 2:10 “Have we not all one father?” “Hath not One God created us?” “Why do we deal treacherously, every man against his brother?” Leviticus: 19:18 Therefore “thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am The LORD.” So, Job: 31:13 “if I despise the cause of my manservant or of my maidservant;” 31:15 “Did not He that made me in the womb; fashion us (all of humanity) in the womb?” And so when we reject or despise one another, are we not all still created in His image? Genesis: 1:27 And, “so God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them.” And so, 1 Kings: 8:7 “they have not rejected thee (him or her), they have rejected Me (God);” and so, Exodus: 16:8 “your murmurings are not against us, but against The LORD.” So then, Exodus: 22:21 “Thou shalt neither vex a stranger, nor oppress him;” Numbers: 10:32 But, “do unto us, the same will we do unto thee.” For, 31a. “What is hateful to you, do not to your fellow men.” Deuteronomy: 4:32 “For ask now of the days that are past, which were before thee, since the day that God created man upon the earth, and ask from the one side of heaven to the other, whether there hath been any such thing as this great thing is or hath been heard like it?” CHRISTIANITY: Revelation: 4:11 “For Thou hast created all things, and for Thy pleasure (Thy love) they are and were (all) created.” James: 1:18 “Of His Own Will, begat He us, with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of first fruits of His creatures.” And so, 1 John: 4:19 “We love Him because He first loved us!” 4:1 “Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also, to love one another.” For, 4:8 “He that loveth not, knoweth not God; for God is love.” So, 4:20 “If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar; for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?” 4:21 “And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God, love his brother also.” 1 Thessalonians: 4:7 “For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.” 4:8 “He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, Who hath also given unto us His Holy Spirit.” And so, John: 15:23 “He that hateth me hateth my Father also.” Matthew: 7:12 “Therefore, ~ what-so-ever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them; for this is the law (of) the prophets.” 1 John: 3:17 “But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?” 3:18 “My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.” Luke: 6:31 “And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.” So, JUDAISM: Psalms: 148:5 “Let them praise the name of The LORD: for He (God) commanded, and they were (all) created.” (King James Bible)
ZOROASTRIANISM: “I announce (and) carry out (this Yasna) for The Creator, (O) Ahura Mazda (God), The Radiant and Glorious, The Greatest and The Best, and The Most Beautiful (to our conceptions); The Most Firm, The Wisest, and The One of All Whose (Being) is The Most Perfect; He Who Attains His Ends, The Most Infallibly, Who sends His Joy-Creating Grace afar; Who (in His Great Love for us) made us, and has fashioned us, and Who has nourished and protected us, Who Is The Most Bounteous Spirit; since Thou hast created men’s Selves (from) the beginning, O Ahura.”
“I created, O Spitama Zarathustra, the stars, the moon, the sun, and the red burning fire, the dogs, the birds, and the five kinds of animals; but, better and greater than all, I created the righteous man who has truly received from me (that which is Good).” For, “Thou art the Holy Father, who created us (with) Piety, O Mazda and Good Thought (and much Love).” (Zoroaster, The Zend-Avesta, Avesta – Yasna and The Fragments)
“O Ahura Mazda (God), Who (in His Great Love for us) made us, and has fashioned us, and Who has nourished and protected us.” For, “Thou art The Holy Father, who created us (with) Piety, O Mazda and Good Thought (and much Love).” “Maha Ratu Zarathustra enjoins love for the whole of mankind. One who does not love man, does not really love God. It should be realized that one soul resides in all. Thus one should be a friend to everyone. This social service, which is the concrete of the life of the individual, is not to be confined to any one particular country, but should extend throughout the world, to the whole of humanity.” “God (Ahura) is all love, and His loving presence may be felt everywhere.” “Mazda is not the God of any particular tribe. The doors of Mazda are not closed to foreigners. So as soon as anyone of them becomes fit, he is to be included in the fold.” But then, “all wicked, embodiments of the Druj, are scorners of The Judge, and rebels against The Sovereign;” 4. “who hate and torment us for our Faith, who persecute us.” So, “do to others as you would that they should do to you.” “Do not do to others that which you would that they would not do to you.” For, “None desires inequity to his own self. Thus one should not do to others, what he does not desire for himself.” (ZOROASTER, The Zend-Avesta, Avesta – Yasna, The Fragments and Hymns of Atharvan pp. 239 547, 548, 816, 834 and Vendidad)
HINDUISM: “Pleased be the Eternal Lord (Brahma/Vishnu/God) who loves man whom (He) created.” “From Him come they from (His) passion (love).” “This whole creation He (Brahma) likewise produced, as He desired to call these beings (humanity) into existence;” because He (Brahma) loved our existence. “Thus was this whole of creation produced by (His) command, (each being) according to its actions.” So, 6. “show love and kindness here below.” But, drive foes away, ~ quell the foeman’s wrath who threatens Us ~ yet, he, like the mad, challenge Vishnu/Brahma/God etc… they despise (and challenge) the holy deities!” For, “Thou art Brahma, and thou art Vishnu, thou art Mazda, thou art Rudra, thou Pragapati, thou art Agni, Varuna, Vayu, thou art Indra; for Thou art All!” He is all gods, The True, One and Only God! And 171. “Let him, though suffering in consequence of his righteousness, never turn his heart to unrighteousness;” So, “may heaven and earth look after me,” “for I am that whereof Brahma is the likeness (His holy messenger); may the heavens surround with fire the hater of the holy practices, those who question the will of Heaven.” And so, “loveth all Which I have made, (all mankind, and all of the things found in nature); equally Loving all that lives. ~ let there be no violence done to others!” “Have compassion (and love), on all (of His, The Creator’s creatures), deal with others as thou wouldst thyself be dealt by. Do nothing to thy neighbour which thou wouldst not have him do to thee after.” (Hindu, Laws of Manu, chapters 1 and 4, – Bhagavad Gita chapters 11 and 15 (Edwin Arnold tr)) and Vedas, Rig Veda – Book 10 and (Hindu, Upanishads vol. 2, Brihadaranyaka and Maitrayana-Brahmaya-Upanishad Part 1 and Hindu, Laws of Manu, chapter 1 – Bhagavad Gita chapter 15 (Edwin Arnold tr)) and Vedas, Rig Veda – Book 10)
BUDDHISM: “The word sankhara (formations) comprises all things which have a beginning and an end, the so-called created or ‘formed’ things, i.e., all possible physical and mental constituents of existence (earth, heaven, mankind, etc…)” “Since there is an Unborn, Unoriginated, Uncreated, Unformed, (One),” the word (sankhara) formations has an all forming, all creating, all-encompassing meaning. “From all that is (or has been) created, you know the Uncreated, Holy One.” For He (The Uncreated One) exists everywhere in creation and created all out of His word of command; “with thoughts of love far reaching and beyond measure, all embracing even for all things that have form or life with deep felt pity, sympathy, love and equanimity; not one is (has He) set aside. Regard all with mind set free and filled with deep felt love, for this is the way to a state of union with Brahma (God).” (Buddha, the Word, The Eightfold Path and The Buddhist, Dhammapada – Sayings of the Buddha 2 and The Tevigga Sutra of Buddha)
“From all that is (or has ever been) created, you know the Uncreated, Holy One (God/Brahma/Vishnu) ~ “I am known by uncounted trillions of names. They address Me by different names not realizing that they are all names of The One Tathagata; the name they are using is only one of the many names of the Tathagata.” And so, “(treat all) with thoughts of love far reaching and beyond measure, all embracing, even for all things that have form or life with deep felt pity, sympathy, love and equanimity; not one is (has He) set aside.” “Regard all with mind set free and filled with deep felt love, for this is the way to a true state of union with Brahma.” Than, 15. “Let us live in joy, not hating those who hate us. Among those who hate us, we live free of hate.” For, 26. “The one I call holy, though having committed no offense, patiently bears reproach, ill-treatment, and imprisonment, and has endurance for one’s force and strength.” For, “He has cast away ill-will; he dwells with a heart free from ill-will; cherishing love and compassion toward all living beings;” So, “he who is of flawless life, wise, And endowed with knowledge and virtue, even the gods praise him; by Brahma too he is admired. So, “hurt not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful.” (Buddha, the Word, The Eightfold Path The Buddhist, Dhammapada – Sayings of the Buddha, The Tevigga Sutra and The Lankavatara Sutra and Udana-Varqa, 5:18)
SABEANISM: “Manda-d-Hiia (Hiia/Haiyi/God) Sublimest of beings. Knowledge of Life is Thy name, (Love is Thy name), Truth is Thy name. Pure is Thy name, Magnified is Thy name, Honoured is Thy name, blessed (art Thou and Blessed) is Thy name, and abiding is Thy name. Victorious art Thou And Victorious is Thy name. Victorious are the words of Truth which proceed from Thy mouth over all deeds. Manda-d-Hiia: (Hiia/Haiyi/God) The all-encompassing creator, in which, all should believe.” “When worlds came into being and creations were called forth, Thou didst hold in Thy grasp the worlds and didst call forth generations out of (Thy Love and creation came into being).” So, “Praise Thee, for amongst them all hatred, Envy and dissensions exist not.” So, “be pure in all words (thoughts); and life, (and do no harm to others).” And so, “diffuse Thy light over all who love.” Therefore, we are to all love one another! Therefore, “behold me, “look on me, who have borne persecution For Thy Name!” “End for me acts of violence, for I am Thy servant and Thy child. Now I humble myself and my children to Thy name, for I have been true to Thy name, and speak (it) in my heart and talk (of it) in my mind.” (Sabeanism, Ginza Rba chapters 1, 3, 53, 75, 76 and 410)
BABI RELIGION: “Him who created man, distinguished him from among the rest of His creatures, and caused his heart to be made the seat of His sovereignty and knowledge, and had no other desire except (his) welfare and advancement; (for) the purpose of God in creating man is but for him (man) to know Him.” For, “love, (is) the mainspring of every energy; tolerance towards each other, desire of understanding each other, knowing each other, helping each other, forgiving each other,” and to “love each other.” “You must neither defraud your neighbour nor allow him to defraud you.” “Regard ye not others save as ye regard your own selves, that no feeling of aversion may prevail amongst you. It behooveth you all to be one indivisible people; thus should ye return unto Him Whom God shall make manifest.” “The path to guidance is one of love and compassion, not of force and coercion.” “Indeed God hath knowledge of all things and is self-sufficient above the need of all mankind.” And, “He hath cherished and will ever cherish the desire that all men may attain His gardens of Paradise with utmost love, that no one should sadden another, not even for a moment, and that all should dwell within His cradle of protection and security.” “For His sake I have welcomed immersion in an ocean of tribulation, and He suffered for the sake of His loved ones.” (Shoghi Effendi, The Dawn-Breakers, pp. 67, 148, 270, 302, 663 and The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 62, 75, 86, 127and The Babi and Baha’i Religions, p. 60)
BAHA’I FAITH: 3. “O SON OF MAN!” “Veiled in My immemorial being and in the ancient eternity of My essence, I knew My love for thee; therefore I created thee, have engraved on thee Mine image and revealed to thee My beauty.” “O Son of Man!, I loved thy creation, hence I created thee.” So, “arise thou amongst men in the name of this all-compelling Cause, and summon, then, the nations unto God, The Exalted, The Great. Be thou not of them who called upon God by one of His names, but who, when He Who is the Object of all names appeared, denied Him and turned aside from Him, and, in the end, pronounced sentence against Him with manifest injustice.” “It was against God that they unsheathed the swords of malice and hatred and yet they perceive it not. Methinks they remain dead and buried in the tombs of their selfish desires.” So, “whoso contendeth with them hath contended with God.” For, “The divine purpose is that men should live in unity, concord and agreement and should love one another (not hate curse and despise one another)!” “Do not only say that Unity, Love and Brotherhood are good; you must work for their realization.” So, “Wish not for others what ye wish not for yourselves; fear God, and be not of the prideful.” “He should not wish for others that which he doth not wish for himself, nor promise that which he doth not fulfill.” (Bahá’í Faith, The Hidden Words, The Summons of The Lord of Hosts, Baha’i World Faith pp. 245 and 442, and Divine Philosophy, p. 101 and Abdu’l-Baha in London, pp. 28, 37, 60 and The Kitab-i-Aqdas, p. 72, Baha’u’llah, The Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah, p. 265)
So, God, Allah, Ahura, Brahma, Haiyi or whatever name you wish to call Him by; loved us enough to create all of us. He is a God who is all about love, and all of His writings from all of His various manifestations and divine teachers tell us this. Look in His books and see for yourself: JUDAISM: Zephaniah: 3:17 “The LORD thy God, in the midst of thee, is Mighty; He will save, He will rejoice over thee with joy; He will rest in His love, He will joy over thee with singing (and love).” Deuteronomy: 7:12 “The LORD thy God shall keep unto thee the covenant and the mercy which He sware (of old) unto thy fathers: And He will Love thee, and Bless thee,” For: 10:15 “The LORD had a delight in thy fathers to love them,” For: CHRISTIANITY: 1 John: 3:16 “Hereby perceive we The Love of God,” So, 4:7 “Beloved, let us love one another: for Love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.” For, 4:8 “He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.” Therefore: 2 Corinthians: 13:11 “Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of Love and Peace shall (always) be with you.” Because, Galatians: 5:22 “The fruit of The Spirit is Love, Joy, Peace, Longsuffering, Gentleness, Goodness (and) Faith,” So therefore, John: 13:34 “A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have Loved you, that ye also love one another.” ISLAM: The Qur’án: 164. “Shall I seek for (my) Cherisher (One Who Loves me) other than Allah (God), when He is the Cherisher (The Lover) of all things (that exist)?” Remember, 126. “Allah, is your Lord and the Cherisher and the Lord and Cherisher of your fathers of old!” 6. “(And He Loved and created you all). Such is Allah, your Lord and Cherisher: to Him belongs (all) dominion.” (The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surahs 6, 37 and 39) God, Allah or which ever name you want to call Him, is about love, as we can clearly see from these quotations taken from right out of the Holy Bible and the Holy Qur’an; which only gives us a glimpse into the Love of God found within His numerous Holy Writings:
ISLAM: “Hold fast, all together, by the rope (The Love) which Allah stretches out for you, and be not divided among yourselves; and remember with gratitude Allah’s favor on you; for ye were enemies and He joined your hearts in Love, so that by His Grace, ye became brethren; and ye were on the brink of the pit of fire, and He saved you from it. Thus doth Allah make His Signs clear to you: that ye may be guided.” (103)
(The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surah 3)
(The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surah 9)
(The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surah 76)
“Allah’s Apostle said, Allah said, ‘If My slaves loves the meeting with Me, I too love the meeting with him; and if he dislikes the meeting with Me, I too dislike the meeting with him.”’ “The Prophet said, ‘My Lord says, If My slave comes nearer to me for a span, I go nearer to him for a cubit; and if he comes nearer to Me for a cubit, I go nearer to him for the span of outstretched arms; and if he comes to Me walking, I go to him running.”’ Need Muhammad say any more about the love Allah has for us? Allah/God, created us because He already knew of His great love and affection He had for us; and He still loves us, telling us that if we make any effort, on our part, what-so-ever, to love Him and come close to Him, He will reciprocate and come running, full of love to us. Allah has great love for us, so where does all of this hatred we seem to feel towards one another come from? It is not in the nature of God to hate, for He is a God of love, not hate. Allah truly loves us, and all of His writings plainly tell us this. So how is it that we take these very same writings, that come to us from His divine teachers, and teach hate out of them? If Allah/God loves us, this is a no brainer, we are to love each other, because if we are to become more like our Heavenly Father, we are to act more like Him, and that entails our loving one another, not hating one another. We need to treat each other like true loving brothers and sisters, and not just act in name only, with vain and empty, meaningless words!
(Islam, Hadith, Bukhari Vol 9, Book 93, # 595 and 627)
ISLAM: “Allah’s (God‘s) Apostle said, ‘Beware of suspicion, for suspicion is the worst of false tales; and do not look for the faults of one another, and do not do spying on one another, and do not practice najsh (the inflating of prices fraudulently), and do not be jealous of one another and do not hate one another, and do not desert (stop talking to) one another. And O, Allah’s worshipers! Be brothers! (Love one another).” We can clearly see that we are not to hate one another, as worshipers of God/Allah. We are to love one another, and be the brothers and sisters we were created to be and do no harm to our fellow brothers and sisters, or cause hardship, nor undo heart ache to one another.
“The Prophet — said: ‘Make things easy for the people and do not put hurdles in their way, and give them glad tiding, and don’t let them have aversion (i.e. to make people to hate good deeds) and you should work in cooperation and mutual understanding’” Need I say more? Do good to one another and show consideration for one another. Muhammad’s words are about love and respect we should have for one another, not how much pain, suffering and stupidity we can cause and inflict on one another. “Facilitate things for the people (treat the people in a most agreeable way), and do not make things difficult for them, and give them glad tidings, and let them not have aversion (to your actions).”
(Hadith, Bukhari Vol 8, Books 73 and 80, #’s 145 and 717 and Vol 9, Book 89, # 284)
ZOROASTRIANISM: “The human heart craves a God who loves. To love God and make one’s self loved by Him, to love one’s neighbour and make one’s self loved by him, this is morality and religion. In both the one and the other love is everything — the end the beginning and the middle.” “The ultimate relation between Mazda (God) and man is that of eternal mutual love.” “Man is both the lover and the beloved of Mazda.”
Again, we find, from another one of God’s messengers/manifestations that God/Ahura is a truly loving God who truly loves His creation; us, mankind. So again, we must ask ourselves, where this concept of men hating one another comes from? It’s not from Ahura; He loves us and His teachings, from Zarathustra/Zoroaster clearly tell us this. He loves us and tells us to love one another. I can only find the talk of love and respect here, not teachings of animosity, hatred and cruelty. So where do men really derive all their excuses, for all the truly terrible, horrific cruel things they do to one another from? It is certainly not from God’s, Ahura’s true teachings; so it must come from somewhere else?
“Mazda is not the God of any particular tribe. The doors of Mazda are not closed to foreigners. So soon as anyone of them becomes fit he is to be included in the fold.” “Love of God is calculated to remove the distinction between one nation and another.” Clearly, God/Ahura is all about Love and Unity amongst mankind. The doors to The Mazdaian, Zoroastrian Religion are open to all people who believe in the same principles they do, irregardless of whatever religion that person may profess to adhere to. If you truly believe in the same teachings of God that the Mazdaians adhere to you are to be considered a true follower of Ahura Mazda; which, of course, truly entail true religions unity and fellowship amongst all of the people who believe like this; because, if all the people believe like this, in the eyes of all these people, they are all true brothers and sisters, united in their Love of Ahura, not enemies to be feared and hated.
(ZOROASTER, Hymns of Atharvan pp. 542, 544, 676, 677 and 784)
“Maha Ratu Zarathustra enjoins love for the whole of mankind. One who does not love man, does not really love God (Who is All Love and Kindness to all mankind). It should be realized that one soul resides in all. Thus one should be a friend to everyone. This social service, which is the concrete of the life of the individual, is not to be confined to any particular country but should extend throughout all the whole world to the whole of humanity.” “Our aim should be to mitigate hatred and to increase love. Do not return evil for evil!” Evil is overcome by love and good.
(ZOROASTER, Hymns of Atharvan pp. 547, 548 and 664)
“Love attracts, while fear repels. Thus love is the principle of unity, unity with God and unity with men.” “When men love and help one another to the best of their power they derive the greatest pleasure from loving their fellow-men.” “The religion of the Gatha is the religion of love, and Ahura Mazda is the friend of men.” (ZOROASTER, Hymns of Atharvan p. 500, 507 and Denkard)
“The Love of God is the greatest asset of life, as the best means of God realization.” “The Love of Mazda (God) is the life of religion, and without that, the dead ceremonials are worse than useless.” “It is only the love of God that sustains true control over the senses. How can you subdue the senses except by The Love of God?”
(ZOROASTER, Hymns of Atharvan pp. 189, 243 and 726)
“In my mind there is naught but the Love of Ahura Mazda.” “Oh Ahura Mazda you are the Friend, the Brother and the Father of them all.” “The relation between Mazda and man is preeminently that of the Lover and the Beloved. The supremely beloved one is the supremely Loving One.”
(ZOROASTER, Hymns of Atharvan pp. 375 and 376)
(ZOROASTER, Hymns of Atharvan p. 834)
HINDUISM: “Whoso, doeth all for Me, who findeth Me In all, adoreth always; loveth all Which I have made; and Me, for Love’s sole end, equally Loving all that lives; loves well.” “Better to live on beggar’s bread with those we love than taste their blood in rich feasts spread!” Again, love is a main theme spoken of where Brahma/Vishnu/God is concerned. He (God) again is spoken of here, as a God of Love: “Me, Love’s Sole End; Loving all that lives” So He, Brahma, is again, an All Loving God and Creator. And He Brahma, is again, a God/Brahma/Vishnu, of love and peace, not a God of strife and senseless bloodshed of innocent people. Hate is, again, not a factor motivating the writings of Krishna and Hinduism. For, the one who does all for God, loves all that He has created, “Loveth all, Which I have made.” This includes, all of us loving each other, each and every one of us, for we, as in all of us, were also made by God; So, all of us are, in reality, true brothers and sisters, created by The One Creator, Who is an All Loving Creator, Who Loves each and every one of us. And so, we are to love each other, with all of our hearts and souls; and hate is not a factor in this equation, and has no real place in this religion or in the teachings of Krishna and Brahma. Again, no excuse is found here, for men to use religion and God as a reason to hate one another and to abuse one another; let alone rape and kill one another, and butcher and torture one another in the name of God.
(Hindu, Bhagavad Gita (Edwin Arnold tr) chapters 2, 11 and 18)
“Give Me thy heart! Adore Me! Serve Me! Cling In faith and love and reverence to Me! So shalt thou come to Me! I promise True, For thou art sweet to Me!” Love Brahma (God), for He most certainly loves us.
(Hindu, Bhagavad Gita (Edwin Arnold tr) chapter 18)
(Hindu, Vedas, Rig Veda – Book 5)
(Hindu, Vedas, Rig Veda – Book 1)
BUDDHISM: “Let one live in love; let one be adept in one’s duties; then joyfully one will see the end of sorrow. As the jasmine sheds its withered blooms, people should shed desire and hate.” If one lives in love he loves The Uncreated One, Brahma, and Brahma/God, The Uncreated Loving One, loves him in return.
(Buddhist, Dhammapada – Sayings of the Buddha 2 (tr. J. Richards))
“The true Samana (a type of wondering acetic) who is seeking the way to Brahma, let him have thoughts of love everywhere throughout the whole world pervading with thoughts of love far reaching, beyond measure, all embracing. Regard all with mind set free and filled with deep felt love; this is a way to a state of union with Brahma and the way to Brahma’s Love. Be filled with thoughts of pity, sympathy and equanimity (for others), far reaching, beyond measure, all embracing, even for all things that have form or life. With deep felt pity, sympathy and equanimity let not one be set aside.” Have love and compassion for all. This is a true path to The Love of Brahma, The Uncreated One. Have thoughts of pity, sympathy and equanimity beyond measure, for all your fellow human brothers and sisters. This is a teaching of The Buddha, this is a teaching of Brahma. Once again, we find a message of love and compassion, for your fellow human brothers and sisters in the teachings of Buddha in Buddhism. No message of hate, no teachings of cruelty, and no messages of genocide to be perpetrated against humanity, in the name of God and religion. Clearly, the teachings of Buddhism is a message of love not hatred. So again, we have to ask ourselves once more, just where is it that all of these people seem to keep coming up with all these reasons to hate one another and claiming that it is from the teachings of God. The teachings of God are about love, not hatred; read the teachings of God’s messengers for yourselves. God’s divine teachers tell us God/Brahma is a God of Love and that we should love and care for each other, not hate one another.
(Buddha, Tevigga Sutra)
“The Lord Buddha continued: ‘Subhuti, within these innumerable worlds are every form of sentient life with all their various mental capacities, dispositions, and temperaments, all alike are fully known to (Brahma/Vishnu/God) The Tathagatas, and The Tathagatas are filled with Compassion and Love for them (all).” (Buddha, Diamond Sutra)
SABEANISM: “Blessed and praised be Life (Haiyi, God) Who Is filled with Love and Compassion for all these souls: (all humanity, all man and womankind). Praised be Thou, my Lord, Manda-d-Hiia (Savior God), For Thou raisest up these souls” “O Thou (First Life, Haiyi, God), art a Lord Who art, All Mercy and Love.” (Sabeanism, Ginza Rba- chapters 35 and 70) “Thou art Enduring, First Life (Haiyi, Qadmaiyi, God) before Whom no being had existence, Unearthly One from worlds of light, Supreme Being that art Above all works, above the Ancient Radiance and above the First Light; above the life which emanated from The Life (Haiyi, Creator of All) and above the Truth (kushta), which was of old in the Beginning! Thou, Manda-d-Hiia, (Savior God) hast established for Thy chosen that which Thou hast revealed to us from the book Nhur (Be light) so that release from their bodies was made possible to them.” This is the light that is found everywhere and yet invisible to the naked eye. And so, “Good is The Good and for The Good and Love of His Nature is set upon those who love His Name. We will seek and find, speak and be heard. We have sought and found, have spoken and been heard in Thy presence, my Lord, (First Life, Haiyi, God, Manda-d-Hiia)!” (Sabeanism, Ginza Rba – chapters 48 and 72)
BABI RELIGION: “Love, the mainspring of every energy, tolerance towards each other, desire of understanding each other, knowing each other, helping each other, forgiving each other.” “The path to guidance is one of love and compassion, not of force and coercion.” “To each you will convey the expression of My love and tender affection. You will strive to inflame their hearts anew with the fire of the love of the Beauty of God; a flock the different members of which love each other so bitterly.” “Become as true brethren in the one and indivisible religion of God, free from distinction, for verily God desireth that your hearts should become mirrors unto your brethren in the Faith, so that ye find yourselves reflected in them, and they in you. This is the true Path of God, the Almighty, and He is indeed watchful over your actions.”
“O ye that are invested with the Bayan! Denounce ye not one another, ere the Day-Star of ancient eternity shineth forth above the horizon of His sublimity. We have created you from one tree and have caused you to be as the leaves and fruit of the same tree, that haply ye may become a source of comfort to one another. Regard ye not others save as ye regard your own selves, that no feeling of aversion may prevail amongst you so as to shut you out from Him Whom God shall make manifest on the Day of Resurrection. It behooveth you all to be one indivisible people; thus should ye return unto Him Whom God shall make manifest.” “He hath cherished and will ever cherish the desire that all men may attain His gardens of Paradise with utmost love, that no one should sadden another, not even for a moment, and that all should dwell within His cradle of protection and security until the Day of Resurrection which marketh the dayspring of the Revelation of Him Whom God will make manifest.” “Assuredly no God is there other than Him, the All-Possessing, the Most Generous. The revelations of His bounty pervade all created things; He is the Merciful, the Compassionate.” (The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, pp. 56, 60, 75, 86, 127, 163 and The Dawn-Breakers, pp. 260 and 663) Here we see again, that God is a God of love and mercy, filled with compassion for His children; Who wants all of mankind to love one another and care about one another. Again we see, that God‘s religion is a religion of love, mercy and compassion that He shares with His children, not a religion of hatred, cruelty and malice.
BAHA’I FAITH: “Know thou of a certainty that Love is the secret of God‘s holy Dispensation, the manifestation of the All-Merciful, the fountain of spiritual outpourings. Love is heaven’s kindly light, the Holy Spirit’s eternal breath that vivifieth the human soul. Love is the cause of God‘s revelation unto man, the vital bond inherent, in accordance with the divine creation, in the realities of things. Love is the one means that ensureth true felicity both in this world and the next. Love is the light that guideth in darkness, the living link that uniteth God with man, that assureth the progress of every illumined soul. Love is the most great law that ruleth this mighty and heavenly cycle, the unique power that bindeth together the divers elements of this material world, the supreme magnetic force that directeth the movements of the spheres in the celestial realms. Love revealeth with unfailing and limitless power the mysteries latent in the universe. Love is the spirit of life unto the adorned body of mankind, the establisher of true civilization in this mortal world, and the shedder of imperishable glory upon every high-aiming race and nation.” “O ye beloved of the Lord! Strive to become the manifestations of the love of God, the lamps of divine guidance shining amongst the kindreds of the earth with the light of love and concord.” “The divine purpose is that men should live in unity, concord and agreement and should love one another” “We must look higher than all earthly thoughts; detach ourselves from every material idea, crave for the things of the spirit; fix our eyes on the everlasting bountiful Mercy of The Almighty, who will fill our souls with the gladness of joyful service to His command ‘Love One Another.’” (Bahá’í Faith, Selections from the Writings of Abdu’l-Baha, p. 27 and The Paris Talks, p. 39 and Baha’i World Faith, p. 245)
“The second teaching of Bahá’u’lláh concerns the unity of mankind. All are the servants of God and members of one human family. God has created all and all are His children. He rears, nourishes, provides for and is kind to all. Why should we be unjust and unkind? This is the policy of God, the lights of which have shone throughout the world. His sun bestows its effulgence unsparingly upon all, His clouds send down rain without distinction or favor, His breezes refresh the whole earth. It is evident that humankind without exception is sheltered beneath His mercy and protection. Some are imperfect; they must be perfected. The ignorant must be taught, the sick healed, the sleepers awakened. The child must not be oppressed or censured because it is undeveloped; it must be patiently trained. The sick must not be neglected because they are ailing; nay, rather, we must have compassion upon them and bring them healing. Briefly; the old conditions of animosity, bigotry and hatred between the religious systems must be dispelled and the new conditions of love, agreement and spiritual brotherhood be established among them.” “My hope is that through the zeal and ardour of the pure of heart, the darkness of hatred and difference will be entirely abolished, and the light of love and unity shall shine; this world shall become a new world; things material shall become the mirror of the divine; human hearts shall meet and embrace each other; the whole world become as a man’s native country and the different races be counted as one race.” (Bahá’í Faith, Baha’i World Faith, p. 239 and Abdu’l-Baha in London, p. 38) Clearly this religion is about love, unity and the peaceful coexistence of human beings within the human race, not this hatred and animosity we keep seeing on the news feeds. So again, this is yet another of God‘s religions that does not teach hatred, animosity and cruelty to it’s adherents.
God (Allah, Mazda, Brahma, The Most Great Spirit, The Uncreated One, Haiyi, The First Life), is a God of Love; we see this going all the way back to the very writings of Adam. How anyone can misconstrue these teachings of The Love of God to a God of hatefulness and cruelty goes way beyond my understanding. These teachings of Love, Mercy, Kindness, Goodness, Piety etc… are just some of the many attributes of God that are being taught to us by the many manifestations of God; (God’s divine teachers that He has sent to all of mankind over the many millennia that we have existed on the face of this planet). God’s prophets are teaching us about love, goodness, mercy, being kind to one another, because these are all attributes of God, our Creator, and are therefore characteristics we should strive to attain in our personal lives. God wants all of humanity to adopt these good traits of His; since we are all created in His very own personal image: JUDAISM: Genesis 1:26 “And God said, Let Us make man in Our Image, after Our Likeness.” “So God created man in His Own Image, in The Image of God created He him; male and female created He them.” (The Holy Bible) SABEANISM: “The Glory and Light of The Life (The First Life/Haiyi/God), is to bring forth the spirit and soul and to clothe the living soul in a living garment…” “in which The Face (His Face) shines. The Face shines in it (the body), and the form is illumined (by His Light) and does not grow dim.” (Sabeanism, Ginza Rba- chapter 49, Bliss and Peace) So, you see, by everybody, all of mankind, adopting these attributes of God, we become more like Him, and since we are created in His image, this is really good for us, and only makes sense; because we are created in His image; so being like Him is, in fact, our ultimate goal in this life and existence. The more we become like our Heavenly Father, the more we develop into The True Spiritual God like beings He created us to be: CHRISTIANITY: And he, John 10:34 “Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, Ye are gods?” For, JUDAISM: Psalms 82:6 “I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of The Most High.” (The King James Bible) BAHA’I FAITH: “Surely, when we realize how God loves and cares for us, we should so order our lives that we may become more like Him.” (Bahá’í Faith, Abdu’l-Baha, Paris Talks, p. 120)
Does all of this not stand to reason? If we are all, in fact, created in His Godlike image, and all of the writings of God that I have read, tell me that we are, than all of us need to become more like Him; because this is in our true, best spiritual interest to do so. And since all of this is in our true, absolute, best spiritual interest; does it not stand to complete reason that God’s Divine Teachers will be teaching us all the things we need to know and all the many things we need to do to become more like Him; so we learn to behave more like Him, and act towards and treat each other, more like He wants us to treat each other? These are true teachings of God and true teaching for the spiritual growth and development of our souls and spirits. And since God, Allah, Mazda, Brahms, The First Life, Haiyi, created us to be like Him, this is what He is having His divine teachers teach us. Writings with teaching that will help us truly become more like Him. So what does all of this really mean for us?
With complete, sincere, thoughtful, reflections on your parts, ask yourselves: Since God/Allah/Mazda/Brahma/Haiyi etc… is A Creator of (Love, Mercy, Compassion, Kindness, Goodness, and Fairness); and since He, our Creator, has a Heart that is full of this same: Love, Mercy, Compassion, Kindness, Goodness, Fairness, and all those things which are Good, Pure, Moral and Upright; where does this ultimately leave us human beings? Well according to God’s holy writings; we like God, in Whose image we were created, are suppose to all have hearts full of these same Godlike qualities: love, mercy, piety, kindness, purity, fairness, compassion, goodness, uprightness, righteousness, pity etc… for one another. We are to display thoughtfulness, love, caring, charity, kindness and all of those other actions and teachings that make our souls more Godlike. Our actions are suppose to become more spiritual, moral and heavenly; or, in-other-words, we are again to become more like our Creator, in Whose Image we were created in the first place. Which means that, by our very own personal actions and attitudes; by our very own personal demeanor and behaviour and everything else that makes us and everyone else, unique, singular individuals, is to become more like our Heavenly Father; which is what we are here, in this earthly life for in the first place. So we can learn to emulate and incorporate into our very own personal lives, all these wonderful, teachings and attributes of God that are being taught to us. So we can truly be like The One in Whose image we were created and be good to one another as He is good to us.