Hello and welcome to the Baha’i Blogcast with me your host, Rainn Wilson.
In this series of podcasts I interview members of the Baha’i Faith and friends from all over the world about their hearts, and minds, and souls, their spiritual journeys, what they’re interested in, and what makes them tick.
In this special episode in honor of the 100th Anniversary of the passing of Abdu’l-Baha, I’m joined by Anne and Tim Perry, the couple behind the fabulous documentary about Abdu’l-Baha’s visit to North America called ‘Luminous Journey’. They tell me how they became Baha’is, what inspired them to make the documentary, and share stories about the making of the film, and of Abdu’l-Baha. I know you’ll enjoy the conversation as much I did!
Find out more about some of the things we covered below:
* Watch ‘Luminous Journey’ here on the official Youtube channel for Luminous Journey.
* Learn more about Abdu’l-Baha and the commemoration of the Centenary of His passing here: The Mystery of God
* The Universal House of Justice: https://bit.ly/3mgH0wN
* The Baha’i World Centre
* Book by Anne Perry: Green Acre on the Piscataqua
* Anne shares quote from Abdu’l-Baha:
“…for any movement animated by love moveth from the periphery to the centre, from space to the Day-Star of the universe. Perchance thou deemest this to be difficult, but I tell thee that such cannot be the case, for when the motivating and guiding power is the divine force of magnetism it is possible, by its aid, to traverse time and space easily and swiftly.” -Abdu’l-Baha
* Tim mentions a quote by Abdu’l-Baha relating to the election of the president of the United States:
“The president must be a man who does not insistently seek the presidency. He should be a person free from all thoughts of name and rank; rather, he should say, ‘I am unworthy and incapable of this position and cannot bear this great burden.’ Such persons deserve the presidency. If the object is to promote the public good, then the president must be a well-wisher of all and not a self-seeking person. If the object, however, is to promote personal interests, then such a position will be injurious to humanity and not beneficial to the public.” -Abdu’l-Baha
* The Importance of Service in the Baha’i Faith
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