- 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.
Mr. Hartmut Grossmann, former member of the Universal House of Justice from 2003-2008 passed away on December 17, 2017 after a long and distinguished life in service to the Baha’i Faith and its principles. In its tribute to him, the Universal House of Justice writes: “A distinguished son of an illustrious father, he poured out his life in uninterrupted service to the Cause of Baha’u’llah, as a teacher, pioneer, and member of the National Spiritual Assemblies of Germany and Finland, the Continental Board of Counsellors in Europe, the International Teaching Centre and, ultimately, of the Universal House of Justice.”
In this interview filmed in New Zealand and originally aired in 2014 on Baha’i on Air, Mr. Hartmut Grossmann shares his insightful, poignant, and charmingly direct insights into a life dedicated to this world embracing Faith.
You can read the moving tribute to Mr. Hartmut Grossmann written by the Universal House of Justice in this Baha’i World News Service story: http://news.bahai.org/story/1228/
More information about the Universal House of Justice can be read on its official website: universalhouseofjustice.bahai.org
If you’d like to watch other episodes of Baha’i on Air, feel free to check out their YouTube Channel (http://bit.ly/2Ecf0Um) or read our conversation with its producer, Ken Zemke (Baha’i on Air: An Interview with Ken Zemke).
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