There are three kinds of Faith:
first, that which is from tradition and birth. For example: a child is born of Muhammadan parents, he is a Muhammadan. This faith is weak traditional faith:
second, that which comes from Knowledge, and is the faith of understanding.
This is good, but there is a better, the faith of practice. This is real faith.
Abdu’l-Baha in London
If your days on earth are numbered, you know that everlasting life awaits you.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Paris Talks, p. 111)
In prayer there is a mingling of station, a mingling of condition. Pray for them as they pray for you! When you do not know it, and are in a receptive attitude, they are able to make suggestions to you, if you are in difficulty.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá in London, p. 96)
Certainly for an intelligent man death is better than sin … .
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Some Answered Questions, p. 265)
He should forgive the sinful, and never despise his low estate, for none knoweth what his own end shall be. How often hath a sinner attained, at the hour of death, to the essence of faith, and, quaffing the immortal draught, hath taken his flight unto the Concourse on high! And how often hath a devout believer, at the hour of his soul’s ascension, been so changed as to fall into the nethermost fire!
(Bahá’u’lláh, Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, p. 265)
"Can a departed soul converse with someone still on earth?"
‘Abdu’l-Bahá.—“A conversation can be held, but not as our conversation. There is no doubt that the forces of the higher worlds interplay with the forces of this plane. The heart of man is open to inspiration; this is spiritual communication. As in a dream one talks with a friend while the mouth is silent, so is it in the conversation of the spirit. A man may converse with the ego within him saying: ‘May I do this? Would it be advisable for me to do this work?’ Such as this is conversation with the higher self.”
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Paris Talks, p. 178)
The divine Essence, sanctified from every comparison and likeness, is established in the Prophet, and God’s inmost Reality, exalted above any peer or partner, is manifest in Him. This is the station of true unity and of veritable singleness. The followers of the previous Dispensation grievously failed to acquire an adequate understanding of this station.
– Baha’u’llah, Tablets of Baha’u’llah, p. 123