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Sunday, January 25, 2009

A New Day - One more Step for Humanity

"O ye the elected representatives of the people in every land! Take ye counsel together, and let your concern be only for that which profiteth mankind, and bettereth the condition thereof, if ye be of them that scan heedfully. Regard the world as the human body which, though at its creation whole and perfect, hath been afflicted, through various causes, with grave disorders and maladies. Not for one day did it gain ease, nay its sickness waxed more severe, as it fell under the treatment of ignorant physicians, who gave full rein to their personal desires, and have erred grievously. And if, at one time, through the care of an able physician, a member of that body was healed, the rest remained afflicted as before. Thus informeth you the All-Knowing, the All-Wise." -Baha'u'llah


" Whatever is in the heart of man, melody moves and awakens. If a heart full of good feelings and a pure voice are joined together, a great effect is produced. For instance: if there be love in the heart, through melody, it will increase until its intensity can scarcely be borne; but if bad thoughts are in the heart, such as hatred, it will increase and multiply. For instance: the music used in war awakens the desire for bloodshed. The meaning is that melody causes whatever feeling is in the heart to increase. Some feelings occur accidentally and some have a foundation. For example: some people are naturally kind, but they may be accidentally upset by a wave of anger. But if they hear music, the true nature will reassert itself. Music really awakens the real, natural nature, the individual essence. With whatever purpose you listen to music, that purpose will be increased. For instance: there will be a concert given for the poor and unfortunate, and if you go there thinking of the aim, the music will increase your compassion and generosity. This is the reason why music is used in war. And so it is with all the things that cause the excitation of the nerves." -'Abdul-Baha

11 Comments:

Anonymous wafan said...

I agree, music can be a very powerful (de)motivator for people whether in peace or war.

Look at our young people who listen to and identify with gangsta rap. Listen to the "music". Watch how the kids react. Amazing.

In my labs I play nothing but classical or light pop. Sure helps calm the kids down!

January 25, 2009 at 4:10 PM  
Anonymous gigi-hawaii said...

During the 1970s when I was studying music, I played classical music all the time.

But, nowadays, I prefer silence, especially when I am writing.

January 25, 2009 at 5:48 PM  
Blogger LizKauai said...

May these small steps toward unity in diversity com ever faster.
I have just learned of a terrible tragedy involving Rotary Exchange Students in Portland, OR.

http://www.oregonlive.com/news/index.ssf/2009/01/portland_police_shooter_appare.html

January 25, 2009 at 5:53 PM  
Anonymous wafan said...

So sad for each of them. All so young with so much for which to live.

So many questons unanswered.

Prayers for each of the three and their families.

January 25, 2009 at 6:17 PM  
Anonymous wafan said...

Hi Liz! Has the Kaua'i Rotary sponsored a student either to go or stay?

Wow. Awkward sentence. Sadly, you will probably understand it HA!

January 26, 2009 at 4:06 PM  
Anonymous wafan said...

Today was funny. Okay, funny for me, not so much for the kids. Semester finals today and tomorrow.

Like I said earlier I usually play classical, jazz or pop music in my labs. Today I played soothing Hawai'ian music. The kids enjoyed it and started to relax some. Until the period got to the halfway point. Same music. They increased the stress on themselves.

I am proud of them, though. They kept themselves together and turned in their final project. Most look great! Yay!!!

Now I know I am tired. Rambling.

Talk later!!!

January 26, 2009 at 6:12 PM  
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