Recently I asked my friends, “What is the first example you think of for something “pleasant”? This is what they said:
Are you teaching these youths to be people who will inspire me, or people who will attack me? Are you teaching them to be people I can talk with and learn with, or people from whom I must defend myself?
The articles in this publication, although deceptively simple, are the voice of learning about transforming society. I’m not only going to read it, I’m going to highlight in it, study its vocabulary and its conceptual structures, and discuss it with others.
I have the pleasure these days of studying with a group of children. Another way to say that is that I have the pleasure of serving as a children’s class teacher, but I really feel that I learn as much as they do, and the children bring such fervor and sincerity to their study, so […]
I know this isn’t usually what I post to my blog, but this is today’s triumph. This is day four of the Fast, and I have made this lovely loaf of bread. It’s hot out of the oven, and it smells wonderful! It’s noon now, so I won’t get to taste it hot, but I’ll […]
Once returned to the trailhead, the hiker is still the hiker, and the mountain is still the mountain, but after my trek I have memories of the vistas that made my heart soar, the vast expanses that made my soul spread its wings and take flight.
As I think about these real-life applications of wisdom, I understand more concretely Bahá’u’lláh’s admonition, “Fix your gaze upon wisdom in all things, for it is an unfailing antidote.”
“The ocean of divine wisdom surgeth within this exalted word, while the books of the world cannot contain its inner significance.” ~ Bahá’u’lláh
It was as though the passages danced out of my grasping fingers, as though they had flown away, laughing with depth and warmth at my youthful but sincere search.
I have had the pleasure and blessing recently to study a sacred book called Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh. … I would like a luminous outcome, but I will be content without one, as well, since I am entirely grateful…