PUBLISHING HIGH THOUGHTS | Abdu’l-Baha | [Elevated & Meaningful]

In this video I talk about the important aspect of publishing things that meets the needs of present day society.

The Beloved Master Abdu’l-Baha said:

“It is therefore urgent that beneficial articles and books be written, clearly and definitely establishing what the present-day requirements of the people are, and what will conduce to the happiness and advancement of society. These should be published and spread throughout the nation, so that at least the leaders among the people should become, to some degree, awakened, and arise to exert themselves along those lines which will lead to their abiding honor. The publication of high thoughts is the dynamic power in the arteries of life; it is the very soul of the world. Thoughts are a boundless sea, and the effects and varying conditions of existence are as the separate forms and individual limits of the waves; not until the sea boils up will the waves rise and scatter their pearls of knowledge on the shore of life.”

Find the full ebook titled The Secret of Divine Civilization under the link below:

Other Video Sources:
Stay Beautiful: Ugly Truth In Beauty Magazines by OskarTBrand
Cancer Explained by Planet Nutshell
TORONTO JR YOUTH by Ann Hoff-Fanaian *but real source is http://www.bahai.org/frontiers/
Pilgrimage: A Sacred Experience by bahaivideos

Song by dyalla  1 [Thought I Had] You and 2 [Only]

Proof that we have a SOUL | [Elevated & Meaningful]

I made this video with some friends like 2 weeks ago with some friends talking about whether we have a soul. The conversation revolved around many concepts that allude to the fact that we don’t know everything, and that science doesn’t really know what an atom looks like. That we place our faith in things unseen but we know that those things exist by the effects they produce.

Please if you liked this video write in the comment below your thoughts about this topic, do we have a soul? How can we tell if we have a soul? What effects do our souls produce that help us to know for sure we have a soul?


Song by Joakim Karud – Almost Original (Instrumental)

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

Baha’u’llah: Letter to Napoleon III & Queen Victoria | [Elevated & Meaningful]

I will talk about 2 of the Kings and Queen of His time, namely, Napoleon III and Queen Victoria.

You should note, that Baha’u’llah came to fulfil the prophecies of the past Religions such as the Return of Christ, and the Promised One, to lead humanity to all Truth.

So, it was imperative that Baha’u’llah wrote to kings and rulers of His time to inform them of the time they were living and the will of God for today.

Most of them took His message as heresy and lunatic.

i.e., Baha’u’llah said to Napoleon III that he needs to turn to the Will of God and Baha’u’llah said a lot of things about His station and His mission to bring about the Most Great Peace.

You know what Napoleon III responded to Baha’u’llah? He said, “If this man is God, I am two Gods.”

Shortly after in about 3 years or so, approximately, Napoleon’s kingdom fell

Beginning in 1867 in Adrianople and continuing later in ‘Akká, Bahá’u’lláh wrote to the kings and rulers of the world,

Read Baha’u’llah’s Summons of the Lord of Hosts where He writes to all of the Kings and Rulers of His time:


Baha’u’llah wrote back to Napoleon III
“For what thou hast done, thy kingdom shall be thrown into confusion, and thine empire shall pass from thine hands, as a punishment for that which thou hast wrought. 21 Then wilt thou know how thou hast plainly erred. Commotions shall seize all the people in that land, unless thou arisest to help this Cause.”

Credited Video Clips:

Queen Victoria (1819-1901) – Pt 1/3

The Franco-Prussian…

Songs By dyalla – Uptown and Joakim Karud – Great Days

Amazing Photos of Animals | [Elevated & Meaningful]

Woodland California is a pretty cool city, there is a historical feeling to it. Definitely, it has a heritage I have yet to learn about. But I guess it is a “City of Trees”. This evening I and some of my friends decided to go to the Art Walk and meet Lynda Goff. Check her website out and her artwork. Click here to see more: http://www.lyndagoffphotography.com/

Song dyalla – Only, Mr. Optimistic and She’s Right Here

The World Needs More… | [Elevated & Meaningful]

Some people think that the world is in great turmoil, others may think that the world is not that bad, and other’s may not give a care at all. This video is capturing some of the things people said that the world needs the most today. I do actually think that the world needs something, but I don’t want to share my thoughts, rather I will leave it up to you guys to figure out what you think the world needs today!

The California Aggie Interview | UC Davis | [Elevated & Meaningful]

In this video, you will get to watch a very interesting interview. The California Aggie found out about me from the Davis Enterprise article and “Amanda Cruz” the interviewer contacted me asking if I’d be willing to be on the UC Davis “The California Aggie” page, newspaper, blog, story, and etc. In other words, to be featured in the magazine. These experiences have been amazing, I am super thankful, super gratified, because I really never expected anything like this to happen. I am feeling that the general public is finding value in my efforts to raise public discussions to new levels and I am again super thankful! Lastly, these interviews, writers such as Elena Tom and Amanda Cruz, have really forced me to solidify my thinking and purpose in creating “Elevated & Meaningful”, I have been able to better articulate what the true purpose is, and of course this is an ongoing learning for me, so my channel may, in fact, evolve to something way beyond what I initially thought! For now, it makes sense…


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.


The Bab

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


Science & Religion in Harmony | Baha’i Principle | [Elevated & Meaningful]

Interviewing Sana Rezai about the harmony between science and religion. Both are two systems of knowledge given to humanity to utilize, in order to understand the physical reality, the social reality, and the spiritual reality. Through the instrumentality of these two knowledge systems, humanity is able to appreciate the purpose and direction of the world of humanity, and if the unity of the whole world is the primary objective, then we could undoubtedly achieve it with science and religion.

Education is Not a Crime | Saeid Shanbehzadeh | Palace of Fine Arts 2016 | [Elevated & Meaningful]

Education is Not a Crime presents Saeid Shanbehzadeh to perform in support of bringing an end to Iranian government bothering young, creative, and open-minded students, to finally allow education to really be open to all people within Iran’s borders. Iran has been persecuting Baha’is for over 200 years and the current Iranian regime doesn’t see Baha’is as human beings that deserve the basic human rights the rest of the people have. The Baha’i Faith is a religion that seeks to unify all mankind in one universal cause, one common Faith, and the teachings of the Baha’i Faith mention that all major religions of the world are one and the same, that their differences arise only due to the varying needs of the time in which they appear, to elevate the conditions of the world. But, the spiritual teachings remain constant regardless of time. The main reason why there is so much difference is due to the misunderstanding and misinterpretation of the Divine Texts, and also due to people following in the footsteps of their forefathers, and tradition rather than investigating the truth of religious teachings and their main purpose.

Humanity should never experience problems such as the denial of access to education, this is the most basic human rights we all deserve regardless of what one confesses to believe or what religion one decides to follow.

Please, whoever reads this and watches the video, do what you can to bring an end to how the government of Iran is treating its minorities by sharing this video, talking about this subject to your friends, family, and peers.

You may find the links below helpful for more information about the #EducationIsNotACrime & #NotACrime:

Shanbehzadeh Ensemble:

Maziar Bahari Founder of Education is Not a Crime Campaign:

Maziar Bahari was also the journalist who was arrested for smuggling photos of the riots that broke out in Iran in 2009, to BBC. Read for bit more detail below:
“In June 2009, BBC journalist Maziar Bahari, an Iranian-born Canadian citizen, returned to his native country to interview Mir-Hossein Moussavi, the prime challenger to incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. When Moussavi’s supporters protested Ahmadinejad’s declaration of victory, Bahari smuggled footage of the riots to the BBC. He was soon arrested by the Revolutionary Guard and — led by a man known only as “Rosewater” — was interrogated and tortured for 118 days.” (Introduction to the “Rosewater” 2014 movie, directed by Jon Stewart).

Song by dyalla – Inquisition