June 18, 2023 will mark 40 years since 10 Baha’i women were hanged in Shiraz. Their only ‘crime’ was their refusal to renounce their beliefs in a faith that promotes the principles of gender equality, unity, justice, and truthfulness. This collection highlights Baha’i Blog content relating to the ongoing persecution of Baha’is in Iran.
Baha’i Blog’s “Studio Sessions” is an initiative where we invite Baha’is and their friends from around the world to come into a studio and share the Baha’i Writings put to music.
In this Baha’i Blog Studio Session, we’re in Genoa, Italy with Francesco Proglio and Lorenzo Maffia who sing “Dedicate la vostra mente (Dedicate Your Mind)” in Italian, from the Writings of Baha’u’llah.
This song was filmed and recorded in Genoa, Italy, April 2018.
Lyrics & Quote
Colui Che è l’Eterna Verità ha rivolto gli occhi dall’Alba della Gloria verso le genti di Bahá indi- rizzando loro queste parole: ‘Dedicatevi a promuovere il benessere e la tranquillità dei figli degli uo- mini. Applicate mente e volontà all’educazione dei popoli e delle tribù della terra, affinché i dissensi che li dividono si cancellino dalla sua faccia per il potere del Più Grande Nome e tutta l’umanità di- venga sostenitrice di un solo Ordine e abitatrice di un’unica Città. Illuminate e santificate i vostri cuori; non permettete che siano profanati da spine di odio o rovi di malizia. Dimorate in un solo mondo e siete stati creati per opera di un’unica Volontà. Beato colui che si unisce a tutti gli uomini in ispirito di massima gentilezza e di profondo amore.
He Who is the Eternal Truth hath, from the Dayspring of Glory, directed His eyes towards the people of Baha, and is addressing them in these words: ‘Address yourselves to the promotion of the well-being and tranquillity of the children of men. Bend your minds and wills to the education of the peoples and kindreds of the earth, that haply the dissensions that divide it may, through the power of the Most Great Name, be blotted out from its face, and all mankind become the upholders of one Order, and the inhabitants of one City. Illumine and hallow your hearts; let them not be profaned by the thorns of hate or the thistles of malice. Ye dwell in one world, and have been created through the operation of one Will. Blessed is he who mingleth with all men in a spirit of utmost kindliness and love.
Song cycles through Em and Am
You can also listen to and download the audio version of this song from Baha’i Blog’s Soundcloud page here:
Randomly bursting into song is a daily occurrence for Jordan, something which his friends find both hilarious and terrifying, however, for their own survival, they have grown accustomed to acts of randomness. Growing up in both the Czech Republic and Australia, and looking like he’s from neither, Jordan took to creating Youtube videos from a young age, the intention of his content is to make people happy and hopefully spread some positivity juice. He is now studying Media in Melbourne Australia, and singing for his classmates. (he really does not sing that much)