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“We, verily, have made music as a ladder for your souls…” –Abdu’l-Baha

I love this video (Song: “Viva La Vida” by Coldplay, performers: PS22 Chorus in NYC)!

It reminds me of certain quotes:

“The art of music is divine and effective. It is the food of the soul and spirit. Through the power and charm of music the spirit of man is uplifted. It has wonderful sway and effect in the hearts of children, for their hearts are pure, and melodies have great influence in them. The latent talents with which the hearts of these children are endowed will find expression through the medium of music. Therefore, you must exert yourselves to make them proficient; teach them to sing with excellence and effect. It is incumbent upon each child to know something of music, for without knowledge of this art the melodies of instrument and voice cannot be rightly enjoyed. Likewise, it is necessary that the schools teach it in order that the souls and hearts of the pupils may become vivified and exhilarated and their lives be brightened with enjoyment.”

(Abdu’l-Baha, The Promulgation of Universal Peace, p. 52)

“Thus should it be among the children of men! The diversity in the human family should be the cause of love and harmony, as it is in music where many different notes blend together in the making of a perfect chord. If you meet those of different race and colour from yourself, do not mistrust them and withdraw yourself into your shell of conventionality, but rather be glad and show them kindness. Think of them as different coloured roses growing in the beautiful garden of humanity, and rejoice to be among them.”

(Abdu’l-Baha, Paris Talks, p. 53)

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Happy Ayyam-i-Ha!

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Social Time

The Pasadena Baha’i Community held their annual Ayyam-i-Ha celebration at the Western Justice Center on Saturday, February 28th from 6-9pm.

What’s Ayyam-i-Ha?  It’s the Days Outside of Time in the Baha’i calendar (Feb 26-Mar 1).  Traditionally a time of celebration, service, charity, and gift giving:  http://tinyurl.com/bhowht

Tonight’s celebration included a potluck dinner and gifts:  you had to bring a gift for $5 or less to give to someone else there. 

Performing tonight was Eric Harper.  Nura Creitz helped out on “Falling Slowly,” song from the movie “Once.”

Nura and Eric

Nura and Eric