26 October 2006

Why We're Baha'is - the soundtrack

We just finished a 30 minute film for our local cable TV system. We interviewed about two dozen people, children, teens and adults, and we borrowed some video from www.BahaiVideo.com to produce an interesting film.

Hopefully it makes a good podcast too. If you'd like to see the film, here's a 345MB iPod version, and a 24MB MP4 version.

One concern that I often have when Baha'is are talking casually is that Christians may not understand that we see Baha'u'llah as the Messenger of God--and not God as some Christians view Jesus. We often say, "Baha'u'llah says . . . " when a more precise statement might be, "God told us through Baha'u'llah that . . . ."

The safest thing to do is to read God's Word for yourself--directly as it was revealed through Baha'u'llah. See www.bahai.org or www.BahaiBookstore.com.

Thanks for listening.


Why I'm Excited About the Baha'i Faith

Whoops! I've gotten behind in this blog. There are two podcasts that came out of one project--I interviewed eight of my friends and combined their comments with great music by the First Commandment Gospel Singers. Their CD "We Have Come to Praise Him" is available from www.liveunity.com.

I hope you enjoy the podcasts.


01 October 2006

Swami Jnaneshvara Bharati

It's always a joy to talk to Swami J who lives about 20 minutes away from me. I think you'll enjoy this discussion which nominally is about the oneness of religion--or the lack of it. But it really goes much deeper. He talks about the world religions in a multi-dimensional sense and through simple nature-based analogies helps us to see the reasons behind some of the conflicts among the various religions--and even within the same religion.

Explore Swami J's vast contribution to the world's understanding of the science of Yoga, Vedanta, and Tantra at www.swamij.com.

For those of you that have sleeping difficulties, check out his Yoga Nidra CD. It will change the way you sleep. Yoga Nidra simply means yogic sleep. See www.yoganidracd.info. I have Yoga Nidra on my iPod so when I'm wide awake at 3am, I just start listening to Yoga Nidra and I'm asleep before I reach the end of it. If you listen to it when you're not exhausted and sleepy, you'll get to an interesting relaxed state that is probably different than what you may have experienced before.

Send me a comment or a voicemail. I'd love to hear from you.

Thanks for listening,