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The Persian Prisoner

posted by Sam

“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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  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 profound and powerful idea. 'Abdu'l-Bahá reminds the Bahá'ís too that "pray

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posted 6:52:12pm Nov. 05, 2012 | read full post »

The Báb
"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, a kindly demeanour and a peaceful purpose to a pulp of flesh a

posted 12:52:31pm Oct. 19, 2012 | read full post »

Why Suffer?
"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 superb health and abundant wealth, and the meek tiller of a barren

posted 1:26:20pm Oct. 02, 2012 | read full post »

When is irreligion better?
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posted 5:38:14am Sep. 18, 2012 | read full post »


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