Cast Out

Ponder awhile. Hast thou ever heard that friend and foe should abide in one heart? Cast out then the stranger, that the Friend may enter His home.

Bahá’u’lláh, The Persian Hidden Words 26

Ye have suffered My enemy to enter My house and have cast out My friend, for ye have enshrined the love of another than Me in your hearts. Give ear to the sayings of the Friend and turn towards His paradise.

Bahá’u’lláh, The Persian Hidden Words 52

In the Tablet of the Holy Mariner, whose main theme is the Covenant, Bahá’u’lláh confirms that should man desire to rise to that level which is beyond him and is solely ordained for God's Chosen Ones, he will be cast out from the realms on high.

Adib Taherzadeh, The Child of the Covenant, p. 34

The perusal of the Tablet of Sayyah makes it absolutely clear that Bahá’u’lláh's companions, because of their closeness to Him, could not remain faithful to the Cause of God unless they were able to cast out entirely the evil of self. Any trace of self-glorification, however insignificant, was fatal to them, and in His holy presence nothing but utter self-effacement could survive.

Adib Taherzadeh, The Revelation of Bahá’u’lláh v 2, p. 214 -216

When a dead body is thrown into the ocean, the waves will throw it back upon the shore. So it is with the Ocean of Truth -- it will not accept a dead body; and if a believer has not these bounties of God, the sea will roll until he is finally cast out.

Compilations, Bahá’í Scriptures, p. 501