According to `Abdu’l-Bahā, the Holy Spirit is the intermediary between man and God by which man is given life, intellect, knowledge, thought, and eternal life.
Reference:- Abdul Baha, Paris Talks, pp. 57-59
Is the Principle “the World of Humanity is in the Need of the Breath of the Holy Spirit” New?
`Abdu’l-Bahā claims that the Holy Spirit is an intermediary between man and God not just the prophets:
“. . . there must be a Mediator between God and Man, and this is none other than the Holy Spirit . . . the Holy Spirit is the very cause of the life of man; without the Holy Spirit he would have no intellect, he would be unable to acquire his scientific knowledge by which his great influence over the rest of creation is gained.”
Reference:- Abdul Baha, Paris Talks, pp. 58-59
“Notwithstanding the high position it occupieth, still, with an eloquent tongue, through which the Spirit moveth, hearts are attracted and bosoms burn, it speaketh to the pure hearts and to the good and righteous souls in every spot of the earth . . . because the greatest and strongest proof for showing the abundance of the Spirit to the bodies is the very appearance of its power and influence in those bodies.”
Reference:- Abdul Baha, Baha’i World Faith- Selected writings of Bahaullah and Abdul Baha (Abdul Baha’s section only), P. 368-369
“The human spirit which is not fortified by the presence of the Holy Spirit is dead and in need of resurrection by that divine power; otherwise, though materially advanced to high degrees, man cannot attain full and complete progress.”
Reference: Abdul Baha, Baha’i World Faith- Selected writings of Bahaullah and Abdul Baha (Abdul Baha’s section only), P. 241-242
The concept of the Holy Spirit has been greatly spoken about in Christianity and there is no need to repeat it here. We can only conclude that this concept too, like all the other Baha’i principle is not new and has existed in previous religions.
Courtesy:- Twelve Principles: A Comprehensive Investigation on the Baha’i Teachings.