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About Buddha. The Bahá’í Faith - The international website of the Bahá’ís of the world. Baha'i books from independent publisher Kalimát Press. Now is the time for the lovers of God to raise high the banners of unity, to intone, in the assemblages of the world, the verses of friendship and love and to demonstrate to all that the grace of God is one. — ‘Abdu’l-Bahá Dr.

Baha'i books from independent publisher Kalimát Press

Amin Banani (who passed away last year) and Dr. Anthony A. Lee collaborated to produce a masterful translation of Rumi's short poems that bridges the academic demand for fidelity to the original Persian text with a sensitive poetic translation that speaks to 21st-century readers. Click here to read more and place an order. Kalimát Press is a small, privately-owned Bahá'í publishing company that sells and distributes books on the Bahá'í Faith. Join our mailing list to get news, discounts, and more.

Spirituality &Practice: Film Feature: The Most Spiritually Literate... By Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat The 2009 film season ended with Avatar, a magical science fiction extravaganza that transports us to another world where an ordinary man is transformed by the ancestral teachings and ecological activities of an alien rainforest race. This thematically rich and visually impressive movie gives us cosmology totally in sync with contemporary spirituality movements with their focus on reverence for the Earth as a living being and Oneness consciousness that celebrates the interconnectedness of all.

But Avatar is only one of many 2009 films that we consider to be spiritually literate because their stories reveal and reflect the search for meaning and purpose, their characters demonstrate the application of spiritual qualities in daily life, and their themes raise our consciousness to a fuller engagement with our world. The other films making our Ten Most Spiritually Literate list convey the diversity of challenges and opportunities in today's world. Remember The Reason For Living. Spirituality 101. (Photo: h.koppdelaney) So what is Spiritual Growth, and how can it help your life?

Spirituality 101

When you hear about Spiritual Growth, you might think it’s all about the white-bearded guru sitting in a cave, or some hippie earth mother with braided hair. For others, “growth” will have a rigid interpretation assigned to it by a particular holy book or tradition. Obviously the term is much too complicated for one superficial, all-encompassing definition. What I’m going to talk about is a fluid interpretation of spiritual growth and its practical application in our daily lives. How does this growth benefit us? “People find life entirely too time consuming.” - Stanislaw Jerzy Lec, Polish writer When you’re in the thick of daily life, it can be hard to see clearly. (Photo: courgettelawn) “You can not always control circumstances, but you can control your own thoughts.” - Charles Popplestown You become a stronger person spiritually and emotionally.

(Photo: ania316) (Photo: Mr. (Photo: somebody) (Photo: Premasagar) Pantheism, Naturalistic Pantheism & Pandeism. Discovering Spirituality Pantheism is the belief that everything is God.

Pantheism, Naturalistic Pantheism & Pandeism

So not that a supreme being created the universe, but that the universe itself, all included, is God. The literal meaning of the word pantheism, which derrives from Ancient Greek, is "All is God". Pantheists do not believe in a supreme being or a creator God. In the words of Thomas Edison, a US-American inventor and scientist: "What you call God I call Nature, the Supreme intelligence that rules matter. " When asked by Larry King if he believes in God, Stephen Hawking replied: "Yes, I do, if by God you mean the embodiment of the laws that govern the universe. " Albert Einstein (1879-1955) said: "My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble minds.