Saturday, August 12, 2017

World, Don’t Hesitate to Call Your Doctor!

Now, is the right time to ask for Help....right?

New Local Baha'i House of Worship in Cambodia

          Local Baha’i House of Worship in BATTAMBANG, Cambodia...
          In a letter dated 18 December 2014, the Universal House of Justice explained that a Baha’i House of Worship is 
          a “collective centre of society to promote cordial affection” and “stands as a universal place of worship open to all 
          the inhabitants of a locality irrespective of their religious affiliation, background, ethnicity, or gender and a haven for
          the deepest contemplation on spiritual reality and foundational questions of life, including individual and collective               responsibility for the betterment of society.”

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Facts from 1917 - just 100 years ago

The average life expectancy for men in North America was 47 years.
Fuel for cars was sold in drug stores only.
Only 14 percent of homes had a bathtub.
Only 8 percent of homes had a telephone.
The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.

The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower.

Most women only washed their hair once a month, 

The Five leading causes of death were:
1. Pneumonia and influenza
2. Tuberculosis
3. Diarrhea
4. Heart disease
5. Stroke

Albert Einstein - Bring Religion Back to Our School

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Simple Act of Service from Around the World


All Humanity Must Obtain a Livelihood

"… All humanity must obtain a livelihood by sweat of the brow and bodily exertion; at the same time seeking to lift the burden of others, striving to be the source of comfort to souls and facilitating the means of living. This in itself is devotion to God. Bahá’u’lláh has thereby encouraged action and stimulated service…."
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá: Promulgation of Universal Peace)

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Human Rights from Different Counties; Canada

“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.”
UN General Assembly, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 10 December 1948

Common ground for solving Competing Human Rights: 
To show dignity and respect for one another 
 Encourage mutual recognition of interests, rights and obligations  
Facilitate maximum recognition of rights, wherever possible 
 Help parties to understand the scope of their rights and obligations  
address stigma and power imbalances and help to give marginalized individuals and groups a voice  encourage cooperation and shared responsibility for finding agreeable solutions 
that maximize enjoyment of rights. 

The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, 
Provincial human rights legislation and 
the courts recognize that:
No rights are absolute right and 
no one is more important than another right.

Great Comment:
The courts have said we must go through a process on a case-by-case basis to search for solutions to reconcile competing rights and accommodate individuals and groups, if possible. This search can be challenging, controversial, and sometimes dissatisfying to one side or the other. But it is a shared responsibility and made easier when we better understand the nature of one another’s rights and obligations and demonstrate mutual respect for the dignity and worth of all involved. Finding the best solution for maximizing enjoyment of rights takes dialogue and even debate. 

Friday, October 14, 2016

Opening of the Baha'i Chile Temple

“Santiago will be different from now on because of this beautiful temple that has been given to usIt doesn’t matter what religion we belong to, what creed we profess, our cities are full of the thirst for silence and to transcend.”  

This role the House of Worship has as a “transcendental space that looks for unity and respect for all religious backgrounds” was emphasised by the representative of the President of Chile, Minister Secretary General Nicolás Eyzaguirre.

“It is a Temple which makes our landscape a more beautiful one,” he added. “It will become an icon and it will remind us how important it is to find the unity between the city and nature.”

The Temple is located in Peñalolen, a commune whose name in the local language means “reunion of brothers.” As the site for the final continental Baha’i House of Worship, there could be no better name, and no better location. 

“Today we see the beauty of its creation, together with all the divine and human forces that have made it possible,” Mr. Orrego said. 

The governor of the Peñalolen commune, Claudio Orrego, addressed the audience in moving terms. Echoing the Minister’s remarks, he explained that the Temple was seen as a “huge gift” to the citizens of Chile and beyond. 

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Egypt 2052

Let us plan for Eygpt in 2052!!

Could we all come together and consult on how to build a Vision for Egypt's future, Egypt 2052?
Let us write our future! Do you Agree?

Important key aspects of our life are; Religion, Economics, Education, Culture, Social,....

  • We all belong to Egypt where we born, lived or connected. Concept of Oneness 

  • The role of women in developing the country; gender equality at home, school, work and social life.

  • Education and quality of life:

                          - What a school in 2052 will look like?
                          - Collaboration not competition
                          - Harmony between science and religion 
                          - Role of Sports and Arts in the children's life
                          - Volunteer hours in serving the local community
  • Human Rights of ALL citizens
                        - Tolerance at school, at work and at social life

  • Economics; 
                        - Ensure that prosperity is shared across the population
                         - Agriculture and healthy food
                        - Reduction in the gap between extreme wealth and poverty
                        - Fair system of taxes
  • Culture: 
                          - Beautifying the Language
                          - Arts and Literature
                          - Media and searching for truth and reporting facts
                          - Moderation in fashion and clothes

  • Youth and involvement in society:
                      - As a key player

Food for thoughts for now.....

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Baha'i Marriage and Family Life

Elements of "Marriage and Family Life" as an important aspect of a coherent life:
- Daily prayers as a family and reading the Writings
- Learning how to give adequate attention to both our family and our community
- Learning to contribute to the spiritual and material development of our community
- Developing a habit of Consultation and Problem Solving
- Developing a habit of Consultation, Planning, and Advancing each other career

We were fortunate raising our children in a number of strong communities. Our children benefited from service activities and built strong capacity of serving others....

"As soon as a Baha'i family unit emerges, 
the members should feel responsible for making the collective life of the family a spiritual reality, animated by divine love and inspired by the ennobling principles of the Faith. 
To achieve this purpose, 
the reading of the Sacred Writings and prayers should ideally become a daily family activity. 
As far as the teaching work is concerned, 
just as individuals are called upon to adopt teaching goals, 
the family itself could adopt its own goals. 
In this way the friends could make of their families, strong healthy units, 
bright candles for the diffusion of the light of the Kingdom, 
and powerful centres to attract the heavenly confirmations." 
Universal House of Justice: Lights of Guidance

Thursday, July 14, 2016

"Haply ye may become a source of comfort to one another"

A summary of the Kitab-i-Asma , 
one of the most important works of the Báb.
by Neysan Zölzer-Mehrabkhani 

The words “Kitáb-i-Asmá” come from Arabic and mean “Book of Names”.  The Book of Names is not fully translated, but parts of it are translated and published in the book “Selections from the Writings of the Báb”. 

It is also the first time that the analogy of the leaves and fruits of one tree is used to describe unity:
 “We have created you from one tree 
and have caused you to be 
as the leaves and fruit of the same tree, 
that haply ye may become 
a source of comfort to one another.” 

The Book is about doing away with hatred and prejudices for they are veils that keep you from seeing the Promised Beloved. The believers should perform good deeds at all times to please “Him Whom God shall make manifest”. The Báb urged His followers to let go of their pride: “Some of you are filled with pride by reason, others because of your learning”.