An important aspect of the Bahá’í Teachings is the principle of “Independent investigation of the Truth”. This principle dictates that each person must investigate the truth individually rather than clinging to the beliefs of ancestors […]
The first teaching of Bahá’u’lláh is the duty incumbent upon all to investigate reality. What does it mean to investigate reality? It means that man must forget all hearsay and examine truth himself, for he does not know whether statements he hears are in accordance with reality or not. Wherever he finds truth or reality, he must hold to it, forsaking, discarding all else; for outside of reality there is naught but superstition and imagination.