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Happiness: Suffering, Sacrifice, Service

In the third part of this series on happiness, examining the “three S’s” above, it is proposed that the trials of suffering can make one happier. Sounds counter-intuitive. “Does the soul progress more through sorrow or through the joy in this world?” was the question posed to Abdu’l-Baha in Paris, in the early 20th century. He replied:

"The mind and spirit of man advance when he is tried by suffering…His attitude in this world will be that of divine happiness. Man is, so to speak,… Continue

Added by Nadim Y on October 2, 2008 at 5:03pm — No Comments

World Economic Crisis: An Analysis

There is something clearly wrong in the economic system of the world today and it is the most vulnerable who are having to pay the price. Since the start of 2006, the average world price for rice has risen by 217 percent, wheat by 136 percent, maize by 125 percent and soybeans by 107 percent, (according to a Wikipedia entry on 2007-2008 world food price crisis). These price hikes have sparked a wave of protests around the world: from Haiti to Kenya to Indonesia to Egypt and Ivory… Continue

Added by Nadim Y on October 1, 2008 at 10:33am — No Comments

A Note to the Lost Boys

As little children we are fed the notion that growing up is bad. That childhood marks the best years of our lives: we are carefree, we are blamelessly irresponsible, we are pure-hearted, we are truly happy. Movies like Peter Pan featuring the Lost Boys, commercial ads for companies such as Toys’r'Us, with the logo, “I don’t wanna grow up…”, and a slew of other media, teach us that being a child is the peak and culmination of the human experience.

How terribly sad it would be if this… Continue

Added by Nadim Y on September 30, 2008 at 7:22pm — No Comments

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