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Joy Gives us Wings

April 12, 2023, in Music > Community, by

“Joy Gives us Wings” is a song that was put together by the Baha’is of Auckland.

The words sung are from a talk by Abdu’l-Baha:

Joy gives us wings! In times of joy our strength is more vital, our intellect keener, and our understanding less clouded. We seem better able to cope with the world and to find our sphere of usefulness. But when sadness visits us we become weak, our strength leaves us, our comprehension is dim and our intelligence veiled. The actualities of life seem to elude our grasp, the eyes of our spirits fail to discover the sacred mysteries, and we become even as dead beings. There is no human being untouched by these two influences; but all the sorrow and the grief that exist come from the world of matter—the spiritual world bestows only the joy!

– Abdu’l-Baha, Paris Talks

You can find more Baha’i-inspired music from the Baha’is in Auckland online.

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Sonjel Vreeland

In her innermost heart, Sonjel is a stay-at-home parent and a bookworm with a maxed out library card but professionally she is a museologist with a background in English Literature. She currently lives on Prince Edward Island, an isle in the shape of a smile on the eastern Canadian coast. Sonjel is a writer who loves to listen to jazz when she's driving at night.
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Discussion 1 Comment

Love this song…
Encapsulates so much Bahai wisdom

stan Deutscher

stan Deutscher (October 10, 2023 at 8:33 AM)

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