Naw Ruz marks the end of the Fast and the beginning of a new year in the Baha’i calendar. Naw-Ruz is a celebration of a “spiritual springtime” that symbolizes both individual renewal and mankind’s revitalization.
This talk, produced by Bahaiteachings.org, tells the story of Tahirih, 19th-Century Iran’s most courageous woman, who removed her veil, defying cultural customs, to announce that a new culture of equality had dawned.
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.
How then does one relate the Greatest Holy Leaf to the idea of “ bold action”? I think the West takes a lot of meaning from “bold” that may have less to do with the strength of spirit pointed to than in the eyes of the beholder. I could say the Leaf’s life was one of bold but quite action. No outward dramatic demonstrations and misunderstandings. And nothing like passivity. What high standard rises from the life of the Greatest Holy Leaf, the greatest station any woman has this dispensation?
Steven (December 12, 2017 at 7:50 PM)