''By what means shall a man acquire these things? How shall he obtain these merciful gifts and powers? First, through the knowledge of God. Second, through the love of God. Third, through faith. Fourth, through philanthropic deeds. Fifth, through self-sacrifice. Sixth, through severance from this world. Seventh, through sanctity and holiness. Unless he acquires these forces and attains to these requirements he will surly be depraved of the life that is eternal. But if he possess the knowledge of God, becomes ignited through the fire that is the love of God, witnesses the great and mighty signs of the Kingdom, becomes the cause of love among mankind, and lives in the utmost state and sanctity of holiness, he shall surly attain to second birth, be baptized by the Holy Spirit and enjoy everlasting existence.''
~ 'Abdu'l-Bahá, Foundations of World Unity