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Meditations for Baha'i Fast - Month of ‘Alá’ Loftiness

by Nahal Haghbin

 

Nahal is a Baha'i and a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT200) in Hatha & Vinyasa, globally certified by Yoga Alliance.

The following meditations, reflect Nahal's Personal reflections on the Baha'i writings and cannot serve as an authoritative source or guidance, go here for that. Nahal has combined her understanding of some, secular and yoga meditation techniques to apply them in reflection to the Baha'i sacred writings, laws and thinking. 

These recordings have specifically been recorded for the Baha'i Fast, lasting for a period of 19 days between March 2-20. 

We have commanded you to pray and fast from the beginning of maturity [15 years]; this is ordained by God, your Lord and the Lord of your forefathers… . The traveler, the ailing, those who are with child or giving suck, are not bound by the Fast… . Abstain from food and drink from sunrise to sundown, and beware lest desire deprive you of this grace that is appointed in the Book." 

Bahá'u'lláh, The Kitáb-i-Aqdas Notes: Note 13

These meditations are not restricted to the period of the fast, and can be done throughout the year. 

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2018.03.07 - Day 7, 8, 9's practice is a further supplement to Day 6's Self Inquiry Meditation, this practice is meant to be done on repeat along side the supplementary materials of Day 7, 8 & 9. 

2018.03.06 - Day 6 ‘Idál Justice - Preparation to Diving into the Inner Realm Quote Reference

"O Son of Glory!  Be swift in the path of holiness, and enter the heaven of communion with Me. Cleanse thy heart with the burnish of the spirit, and hasten to the court of the Most High."  

Bahá'u'lláh , Hidden Words, Part II From the Persian #8

"O Son of Dust!  The wise are they that speak not unless they obtain a hearing, even as the cup-bearer, who proffereth not his cup till he findeth a seeker, and the lover who crieth not out from the depths of his heart until he gazeth upon the beauty of his beloved. Wherefore sow the seeds of wisdom and knowledge in the pure soil of the heart, and keep them hidden, till the hyacinths of divine wisdom."

Bahá'u'lláh, Hidden Words, Part II From the Persian #36

"Arise and wash thy body, wear a pure gown, and, directing thyself to the Kingdom of God, supplicate and pray to Him. Sleep in a clean, well prepared and ventilated place, and ask for appearance (or display) in the world of vision. Thou wilt have visions which will cause the doors of doubts to be closed, which will give you new joy, wonderful dilation, brilliant glory. Thou wilt comprehend realities and meanings." - Abdul-Baha

Abdul-Baha, Tablets, p. 673. 

(Quoted from the book, The Supreme Remedy - Reflections on applying natural healing arts to the Baha'i Fast by Deborah Walters, Chapter on Preparing the Body for the Fast, p. 98)