In this talk titled Imagine by Fariborz Sahba given at the Grand Canyon Baha’i Conference (Phoenix, USA) in December, 2016, Fariborz Sahba explores the power of the imagination, of being visionary during times of difficulty, of spiritual distinction and beauty.
Fariborz Sahba was born in Iran. At the age of 21 he established Varqa International Children’s Magazine which continued for more than 20 years and was published in 9 languages. At only 28 years of age, he designed the Baha’i House of Worship in New Delhi, India (commonly called the Lotus Temple). He also designed the 19 terraces surrounding the Shrine of the Bab, which have been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. He was the Project Manager during the construction of the buildings of the Arc on Mount Carmel and designed the pilgrim and information centre complex in Bahji.
We’d like to thank the organizing committee of the Grand Canyon Baha’i Conference and Fariborz Sahba for granting us permission to share this talk with you. You can find out more about this annual conference here on their website, or from this Baha’i Blog article about the conference.
You can also watch a video of this talk on our YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/watch?v=5r4KRCi9YU0.
If you’d like to read more about the power of imagination, Derek Bland wrote an article called Imagination: A Boundless Sea here on Baha’i Blog. In his talk, Fariborz Sahba also shares his thoughts on John Lennon’s song “Imagine” and if you’d like to read more reflections on that song, Michael Day wrote about it in this article.