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Release Baha’i Yaran Now | [Elevated & Meaningful]

The Baha’i Yaran in Iran have been in prison for 9 years and the charges are unsubstantiated. Please support using the below hashtags and tweet about this to raise awareness.

http://news.bahai.org/story/1167/
http://www.notacrime.me/
http://www.bahai.org/

#releaseBahai7now
#TwitterStorm

US-Iran exchange applicants rejected at UC Berkeley

In this video a few of my friends and I got together and planned a “Social Experiment” that emulated what the Baha’is are going through in Iran. The Denial of Access to Higher Education is a criminal act of disgrace by the Iranian government. Please SHARE this video to raise awareness and bring an end to Iran’s heinous acts of cruelty to the Baha’is, the largest religious minority in Iran!

#EducationIsNotACrime #NotACrime #UCDavis #UCBerkeley UC BerkeleyEducation Is Not a Crime #IRAN

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US-Iran exchange applicants rejected at UC Berkeley – or were they?

Hundreds of UC Berkeley students took part in a social experiment – without knowing it – as part of an awareness-raising campaign for the denial of higher education to tens of thousands of young Baha’is in Iran. The Baha’is are Iran’s largest religious minority and are persecuted by the government for their beliefs. Baha’is believe in gender equality, peaceful non-violence, and education for all.

A team of Berkeley students and alumni staged a campus pop-up advertising an exchange program for students and professors with universities in Iran. People who signed up were offered free cupcakes and asked to fill out a simple form with just three questions.

Do you believe in the equality of men and women?
Do you believe in world peace?
Do you believe in universal education?

People who said yes to these questions were in for a surprise.

The social experiment was designed to help students on the Berkeley campus – one of the world’s most prestigious universities – feel for a few seconds what Iranian Baha’is have been feeling for almost 40 years.

Young Baha’is are barred from teaching and studying at Iranian universities. But education can never be a crime.

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Some Answered Questions | Part 1:2 | Abdu’l-Baha | [Elevated & Meaningful]

Proofs and Arguments for the Existence of God

This is the first in the series of videos where I will be reading a section of a chapter to hopefully start a discussion on the internet with my viewers please leave comments below!

Song by
Joakim Karud – Looking To The Sky w/Peter Kuli & Kasey Andre (instrumental)

A Message to Iran and the World | Naw-Ruz | Baha’i Faith | [Elevated & Meaningful]

My message of hope to Iran’s glorious future!

Link for Baha’u’llah’s Book and the chapter I referred to in the video
http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/b/GWB/gwb-56.html
Song from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y98H7xPlbsQ&index=2&list=RDNO8OHHxIyZA

Nobility | Baha’i | [Elevated & Meaningful]

O SON OF MAN! Veiled in My immemorial being and in the ancient eternity of My essence, I knew My love for thee; therefore I created thee, have engraved on thee Mine image and revealed to thee My beauty. (Baha’u’llah)
http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/b/HW/hw-4.html

O SON OF SPIRIT! Noble have I created thee, yet thou hast abased thyself. Rise then unto that for which thou wast created. (Baha’u’llah)
http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/b/HW/hw-23.html

And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness
http://biblehub.com/kjv/genesis/1.htm

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Baha’i Fasting | [Elevated & Meaningful]

In this video I share the significance of Baha’i the Fast and obligatory prayer. Truly, fasting and the obligatory prayer help the progress of our souls. They also assist with its transcendence from the material things of this earthly temporary existence. There are many spiritual strengths and benefits one can derive from fasting and the obligatory prayer that most likely will be better appreciated once we move onto the next world, the spiritual world.

Links to writings:
Importance of Obligatory Prayer and Fasting
https://bahai-library.com/compilation_importance_obligatory_prayer

Fasting, said ‘Abdu’l-Bahá “is the cause of awakening man. The heart becomes tender and the spirituality of man increases. This is produced by the fact that man’s thoughts will be confined to the commemoration of God, and through this awakening and stimulation surely ideal advancements follow”.1

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, cited in Star of the West, vol. 3, p. 305

http://www.bahai.org/beliefs/life-spirit/devotion/fasting

Song by Panthurr – TheBrightestSmile

Can Scientists Believe in God? | Dr. Enderle | UC Davis | [Elevated & Meaningful]

Dr. Enderle is a Chemist and a Theologian. He teaches Chemistry at UC Davis, and he is interested in the idea that God and Science can actually “share the same space” if viewed differently, than the traditional view. His point of view is very close if not the same, as the perspective of the Baha’i teachings on the concept of Science and Religion.

The following is a quote from Abdu’l-Baha:

“Any religious belief which is not conformable with scientific proof and investigation is superstition, for true science is reason and reality, and religion is essentially reality and pure reason; therefore, the two must correspond. Religious teaching which is at variance with science and reason is human invention and imagination unworthy of acceptance, for the antithesis and opposite of knowledge is superstition born of the ignorance of man. If we say religion is opposed to science, we lack knowledge of either true science or true religion, for both are founded upon the premises and conclusions of reason, and both must bear its test.”

SOURCE: http://www.bahai.org/r/709810346

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Panthurr – TheBrightestSmile

Interfaith Gathering UC Davis | Mosque Vandalized | [Elevated & Meaningful]

Last Sunday some people decided to disrespect the beautiful blue Mosque, the Islamic House of Worship here in Davis California which is right across the UC Davis campus on Russell Blvd. The individuals who vandalised the place shattered a few of its doors on the right side of the Mosque and the back doors which are made of glass. A lady was recorded on surveillance camera putting bacon on the glass door handles and they had also flattened a few if not all bikes that were locked in sight.

Due to this tragic situation, in less than a few days the Muslim community asked for the neighbouring faiths such as the Christian and Jewish communities to come together for a united effort to pray together and stop any forms of prejudice.

All kinds of people were there from all over the world and it was a very beautiful gathering, akin to the kind of community and world we will eventually have in the near future!

I hope you enjoy this video, please share this so all can see and benefit from and leave any comments you may have down below:

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Whithe – Garcion
Panthurr – I Love U