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To support Elika Mahony’s new album “The Exalted One” | Kickstarter Campaign

Hello everyone.

This video is dedicated to a wonderful Baha’i artist Elika Mahony and her new Kickstarter Campaign for her new album entitled “The Exalted One” that was launched. The album is celebrating the upcoming 200 year Birth of the Bab in 2019.

Please go to this website to help pledge and make this album a reality:

www.elikamahonykickstarter.com

Learn more about Elika Mahony and her previous albums:

Elika Mahony

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Arlen Yanch – God Is Sufficient (feat. Samar Rushdy)

This is a prayer revealed by The Bab:

“God is sufficient unto me,
He verily is the All-sufficing
In Him let the trusting trust.”

Download: https://arlenyanch.bandcamp.com/track…

Music and vocals produced by Arlen Yanch.
Vocals sung by Samar Rushdy.
Mixed by Jeff Caverly.
Additional vocal production by Samar Rushdy
Additional cello by Jeff Caverly.
Special thanks to ChokChai for allowing me to use his video.
Special thanks to Galen Humber for recording the vocals.

The Báb – Herald of the Bahá’í Faith
In the middle of the 19th century—one of the most turbulent periods in the world’s history—a young merchant announced that He was the bearer of a message destined to transform the life of humanity. At a time when His country, Iran, was undergoing widespread moral breakdown, His message aroused excitement and hope among all classes, rapidly attracting thousands of followers. He took the name “The Báb”, meaning “the Gate” in Arabic.

With His call for spiritual and moral reformation, and His attention to improving the position of women and the lot of the poor, the Báb’s prescription for spiritual renewal was revolutionary. At the same time, He founded a distinct, independent religion of His own, inspiring His followers to transform their lives and carry out great acts of heroism.

The Báb announced that humanity stood at the threshold of a new era. His mission, which was to last only six years, was to prepare the way for the coming of a Manifestation of God Who would usher in the age of peace and justice promised in all the world’s religions: Bahá’u’lláh.

“His life is one of the most magnificent examples of courage which it has been the privilege of mankind to behold…”

— Tribute to the Báb by the 19th century French writer A.L.M. Nicolas

http://www.bahai.org/the-bab/

Nava Revalk – O Thou kind Lord!

Video Recorded in Baha’i Public Information Office – Adelaide, Australia

Prayer:

O Thou kind Lord!

Thou hast created all humanity from the same stock. Thou hast decreed that all shall belong to the same household. In Thy Holy Presence they are all Thy servants, and all mankind are sheltered beneath Thy Tabernacle; all have gathered together at Thy Table of Bounty; all are illumined through the light of Thy Providence.

O God! Thou art kind to all, Thou hast provided for all, dost shelter all, conferrest life upon all. Thou hast endowed each and all with talents and faculties, and all are submerged in the Ocean of Thy Mercy.

O Thou kind Lord! Unite all. Let the religions agree and make the nations one, so that they may see each other as one family and the whole earth as one home. May they all live together in perfect harmony.

O God! Raise aloft the banner of the oneness of mankind.

O God! Establish the Most Great Peace.

Cement Thou, O God, the hearts together.

O Thou kind Father, God! Gladden our hearts through the fragrance of Thy love. Brighten our eyes through the Light of Thy Guidance. Delight our ears with the melody of Thy Word, and shelter us all in the Stronghold of Thy Providence.

Thou art the Mighty and Powerful, Thou art the Forgiving and Thou art the One Who overlooketh the shortcomings of all mankind.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá

The Bahá’i Trio – “My Providence”

O SON OF MAN! My calamity is My providence, outwardly it is fire and vengeance, but inwardly it is light and mercy. Hasten thereunto that thou mayest become an eternal light and an immortal spirit. This is My command unto thee, do thou observe it.

O SOHN DES MENSCHEN! Mein Trübsal ist meine Vorsehung. Äußerlich ist sie Feuer und Züchtigung, zuinnerst aber Licht und Gnade. Eile ihr entgegen, auf daß du ein ewiges Licht und ein unsterblicher Geist werdest. Dies ist mein Gebot an dich, beachte es!

– Bahá’u’lláh

– Put to music by Mica Smith & Nadine Reyhani

The Ancient Beauty – Titles of Bahá’u’lláh

A video of photographs of the Shrine of Bahá’u’lláh accompanied by the piece, ‘The Ancient Beauty’ – The Titles of Bahá’u’lláh, created in honor of His Bicentenary. The video is available for download.

To download the song, ‘The Ancient Beauty’: http://music.elikamahony.com/track/th…

To download the video:https://vimeo.com/230119324

WEBSITE: http://www.elikamahony.com

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/ElikaMahonyM…

LYRICS: The Ancient Beauty – Titles of Bahá’u’lláh The Prince of Peace Supreme Heaven The Most Great Light Bahá’u’lláh The Blessed Beauty The Glorious Beauty The Ancient Beauty Bahá’u’lláh Holy Name Beauteous Name The Most Great Name Bahá’u’lláh The King of Glory The King of Kings The Most Great Ocean Bahá’u’lláh

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

almost Accompaniment | [Elevated & Meaningful]

This video is not representative of the totality of what accompaniment looks like, it’s just a few friends dedicated in their local neighbourhoods who have gathered to discuss what they have so far learned and how we can keep on learning and growing our communities. That’s why I didn’t allow a full discussion to be in this video, rather my video is to merely show that such conversations are taking place in this dark age of the world, that there are individuals who exist that are committed to building up a new “Divine Civilization” as envisioned by Baha’u’llah (The Blessed Beauty).

Song by A Himitsu – Astray feat. Madi Larson

The Twin Holy Days Commemoration | Baha’u’llah & The Bab | [Elevated & Meaningful]

As the Baha’i Community awaits the near 200 year birth of Baha’u’llah on November 2017 and then the 200 year birth of the Bab on November 2019 (“Lunar Calander”, meeting the provisions of the Most Holy Book, Kitab-i-Aqdas), the Baha’i Community of Davis California has put together a video as a way to celebrate theTwin Holy Days in such a time of “Special Potency” as the Universal House of Justice writes in the latest Five-Year-Plan (December 29, 2015).

With much joy and pure excitement, I offer the whole world this amazing video for all to enjoy, share, comment, and like!

May the celebration of these Twin Holy Birthdays inspire humanity to arise and serve this Great Cause of God, and bear the responsibility of constructing what it was destined.

May the world finally recognize Baha’u’llah and apply His teachings to remedy the maladies of the present day’s social order that is crumbling for a new one to be laid out in its stead. An order that is none other than the establishment of unity in the world, and the emergence of the Divine Civilization ordained by God.

Baha’ullah
http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/b/GWB/gwb-7.html

The Bab
http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/tb/SWB/swb-152.html

Credit to Craig Herbert for the Time-lapse of the Aurora Borealis “Northern Light of September Nights”

 

MANSPLAINING | (UC Davis) | [Elevated & Meaningful]

In the current state of media and public discourse, we still see men putting women down however well-intentioned men may be. These attitude men are exuding toward women, is known as “Mansplaining”. This attitude manifests itself when men and women are, i.e. having a discussion and the man either interrupts, speaks over, or simply dismisses what the woman has to share because “she doesn’t know what she’s talking about” or because somehow the man has “inherent superior knowledge”. This attitude does not do justice to bringing about the “Equality of Women and Men” as is the teachings of the Baha’i Faith.