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Song of Nightingale
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A globe-trotter, a truth-seeker and a wise-cracker. A ridiculously fortunate husband and a thoroughly entertained father undeservedly worshipped as a hero. I mean, can you boast a fan club of one? Oh, and a Bahá'í of course.

  I used to flop at mindfulness. Sometimes I still do. But this has been a good year (I know, I sound like a potato harvest). The notion of mindfulness, with its deep roots in the Buddhist tradition, is indeed a […]

“…were all the sorrows of the world to be crowded into my heart they would, I feel, all vanish, when in the presence of Bahá’u’lláh. It is as if I had entered Paradise.” – Prince Zaynu’l-‘Abidín Khan The calmness and serenity […]

“His life is one of the most magnificent examples of courage which it has been the privilege of mankind to behold…” – A.L.M. Nicolas What would call for a musketry of 750 riflemen to riddle a mild-mannered young man of thirty-one, […]

“Why do we suffer?” is one of the most human of queries. Without fail, we tend to ask the question in the 1st person: “Why me?”  But what about the 3rd? “Why they?” Why is it always the greedy varlet that winds up blessed with […]

“If religion becomes the cause of enmity and bloodshed, then irreligion is to be preferred. For religion is the remedy for every ailment, and if a remedy should become the cause of ailment and difficulty, it is better to abandon […]

“We spend our lives trying to unlock the mystery of the universe, but there was a prisoner in Akka, Palestine, who had the Key.” – Leo Tolstoy, 1908   A prisoner once wrote to a queen. His hands were shaking. […]

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