Baha’is abstain from food and drink between sunrise and sunset for 19 days. While this abstention from food and drink is a test of one’s will and discipline, the Fast is not just about abstaining from food. The Fast is, primarily, a spiritual practice.
Baha’is champion rationality and science as essential for human progress. The harmony of science and religion is one of the fundamental principles of the Baha’i Faith, which teaches that truth is one and that religion, without science, soon degenerates into superstition and fanaticism, while science without religion becomes merely the instrument of crude materialism.
Where Science and Spirituality Meet with Love – A Talk by Dr. Marjan Davoudi
This is a talk by Dr. Marjan Davoudi called Where Science and Spirituality Meet with Love given at the Grand Canyon Baha’i Conference (Phoenix, USA) in December, 2016.
In this presentation about “love” by Dr. Davoudi, she explores scientific findings, specifically in the field of neuroscience, and also mystic schools of thought on spiritual love, and looks at where these schools of science and spiritual thought meet with love in one place.
Dr. Marjan Davoudi is the director of Behavioral Mental Health and is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She lives in San Diego, USA.
A special thanks to the organizing committee of the Grand Canyon Baha’i Conference and Dr. Marjan Davoudi 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 find out more about Dr. Marjan Davoudi here.
Naysan is passionate about using the arts and media to explore the teachings of the Baha’i Faith. Back in 2011, Naysan started up the Baha’i Blog project, channeling his experiences in both media and technology companies to help create a hub for Baha’i-inspired content online.