I am often asked about the nature of the spiritual path of a true Bahá'í? The answer is to worship by prayer and service. kindness and goodwill. The spiritual path is always for one's heart to remain in the holy presence of the Glory of God, in prayer, and to ceaselessly render service to humanity. The Exemplar of this spiritual path was the Master, the Center of the Covenant, `Abdu'l-Bahá, one of the Sons of Bahá'u'lláh, whose title means "Servant to the Glory of God"
The Master expressly stated His path:
Day by day each member will advance and become more and more spiritual. But ye must have a firm foundation and your aims and ambitions must be clearly understood by each member. They shall be as follows:
1. To show compassion and goodwill to all mankind.
2. To render service to humanity.
3. To endeavour to guide and enlighten those in darkness.
4. To be kind to everyone, and show forth affection to every living soul.
5. To be humble in your attitude towards God, to be constant in prayer to Him, so as to grow daily nearer to God.
6. To be so faithful and sincere in all your actions that every member may be known as embodying the qualities of honesty, love, faith, kindness, generosity, and courage. To be detached from all that is not God, attracted by the Heavenly Breath -- a divine soul; so that the world may know that a Bahá'í is a perfect being.
Strive to attain this at these meetings. Then, indeed and in truth will ye, the friends of God, come together with great joy! Render help one to the other, become as one man, having reached perfect unity.
(`Abdu'l-Bahá, Paris Talks, pp. 73-74)