ONENESS: God, our heart, Judaism’s Talmud & Torah – and Baha’i teachings

Baha’is will recall this teaching from Baha’u’lah;

‘He hath refused to reserve for Himself any share whatever of this world’s dominion. To this He Who is Himself the Eternal Truth will testify. The things He hath reserved for Himself are the cities of men’s hearts, that He may cleanse them from all earthly defilements, and enable them to draw nigh unto the hallowed Spot which the hands of the infidel can never profane. Open, O people, the city of the human heart with the key of your utterance.’ – Gleanings CXXXIX

Surprise, surprise we also find;

‘The Talmud says that God wants the heart, and the Talmud also says that God gave the Torah only to purify our hearts.’ – in Judaism’s Theological Voice: The Melody of the Talmud by Jacob Neusner p29

“Well I never – we find that at their heart the great Traditions teach the same set of core Teachings!”