Sunday, March 23, 2014

Age 15 in the Baha'i Faith

In the Kitab-i-Aqdas, Baha’u’llah refers to this significant milestone as the age of attaining spiritual maturity.

‘Abdu’l-Baha states that when one arrives at the age of maturity, one acquires “the capacity to manifest spiritual and intellectual perfections,” “the lights of comprehension, intelligence and knowledge become perceptible” and “the powers of [the] soul unfold.” (Selections from the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Baha)

With this maturity come responsibilities, which the Universal House of Justice describes: 
“Fifteen is the age at which a child attains spiritual maturity, and thus it is at the age of fifteen that a Baha’i child assumes the responsibility for obeying such laws as those of fasting and prayer, and of affirming of his own volition his faith in Baha’u’llah.” (Messages from the Universal House of Justice, 1963 to 1986)

Sunday, March 9, 2014

New Ideas ??? Pecha Kucha

Pecha Kucha is an event that was founded in Tokyo in 2003 by Klein Dytham Architecture firm and started out as a night of local culture, entertainment, and mingling. 10 featured speakers have a shot at sharing what they are passionate about to present their ideas and inspire the audience. The rules? They can only show 20 images in which they have 20 seconds to talk about each, with a cap off at six minutes and 40 seconds.

We attended one event where we listened to 10 speakers in 90 min total, 7 minutes each and 20 slides per presenter. The presenters were from all ages and back ground.... topics were: 
helping homeless in the city, 
Benefit of travel, 
Finding one's self, 
Marketing, community building, 
Education of Girls
Helping others would help your business
Healthy Living