Naw Ruz English version from Nadine Reyhani on Vimeo.
In my last post I shared a Naw-Ruz episode from The Story of Baha'u'llah. (Naw-Ruz is the Baha'i New Year) Today I want to share this lovely collection of global Naw-Ruz greetings - along with my heartfelt wishes to each and every blog reader for a year filled with abundant creative hours.
A Blessing to Bring into a New YearThis passage* from a talk by 'Abdu'l-Baha in another spring, during His visit to America, carries a blessing for us to bring into the New Year:
"...the spiritual bounty and springtime of God quicken the world of humanity with a new animus and vivification. All the virtues which have been deposited and potential in human hearts are being revealed from that Reality as flowers and blossoms from divine gardens. It is a day of joy, a time of happiness, a period of spiritual growth.
I beg of God that this divine spiritual civilization may have the fullest impression and effect upon you. May you become as growing plants. May the trees of your hearts bring forth new leaves and variegated blossoms. May ideal fruits appear from them in order that the world of humanity, which has grown and developed in material civilization, may be quickened in the bringing forth of spiritual ideals."
* Quoted by author Homa Sabet Tavangar in the Huffington Post Blog