Spiritual insight and service
Study circles are regular gatherings of Bahá’ís, their friends, family members, neighbors and co-workers, all of whom are seeking spiritual development and empowerment. Using quotes from the Bahá’í Writings, the members of the group study and reflect on the meaning, implications and personal applications of universal themes such as:
the origin and nature of the soul
the purpose and meaning of human existence
the station and power of the soul after death
the nature and effects of prayer and meditation
the benefits and safeguards of education
the independent investigation of reality
truthfulness and trustworthiness
love, kindness, and peace-making
refraining from backbiting and faultfinding
the Oneness of God
the unity of the world religions
In this process of study, reflection, and action the participants “come to see themselves as active agents of their own learning, as protagonists of a constant effort to apply knowledge to effect individual and collective transformation” through service to humanity.
Truthfulness is the foundation of all human virtues.
~ Bahá'í Writings