The gift of continuity

The gift of continuity

The new members of the Universal House of Justice have been elected and announced. Many have posted on this dignified...

9th Day of Ridvan

9th Day of Ridvan

Life is unpredictable. No matter how much here in the West we might fool ourselves that we can control life,...

Gratitude for a Garden

Gratitude for a Garden

More than a year ago I started this blog with an entry quoting a book review of “In Defense of...

The price of vainglory

The price of vainglory

I just finished reading “Gems of Divine Mysteries” by Baha’u’llah. This was one of the required reading for a class...

Ridvan showers

Ridvan showers

There is a flood warning in Northern Virginia. The rain pours and the air is pure. The gentle sprouts of...

Shoghi Effendi on the struggle to overcome ego

Shoghi Effendi on the struggle to overcome ego

I am only starting to discover the depth of Shoghi Effendi’s writings! Here are few profound statements by him on...

The power struggle between the mind and the heart

The power struggle between the mind and the heart

Last night I attended a thought-provoking discussion on what hinders our ability to build capacity — spiritual, mental, intellectual. The...

On justice and unity

On justice and unity

I’ve been struggling lately to clarify for myself the interdependence between justice and unity. What kept on coming to my...