nineteen days

Naw-Rúz

Posted in naw ruz, the fast - 2010 by amysahba on March 21, 2010

“Thank ye God that ye have come into the plane of existence in this radiant century wherein the bestowals of God are appearing from all directions, when the doors of the Kingdom have been opened unto you, the call of God is being raised, and the virtues of the human world are in the process of unfoldment.”

“The day has come when all darkness is to be dispelled, and the Sun of Truth shall shine forth radiantly.”

“This time of the world may be likened to the equinoctial in the annual cycle. For, verily, this is the spring season of God….”


“At the time of the vernal equinox in the material world a wonderful vibrant energy and new life-quickening is observed everywhere in the vegetable kingdom; the animal and human kingdoms are resuscitated and move forward with a new impulse.”

“The whole world is born anew, resurrected. Gentle zephyrs are set in motion, wafting and fragrant; flowers bloom; the trees are in blossom, the air temperate and delightful; how pleasant and beautiful become the mountains, fields and meadows.”


“Likewise, 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.”



“Just as human intellects have revealed the secrets of matter and have brought forth from the realm of the invisible the mysteries of nature, may minds and spirits, likewise, come into the knowledge of the verities of God, and the realities of the Kingdom be made manifest in human hearts.”

“Then the world will be the paradise of Abhá, the standard of the Most Great Peace will be borne aloft, and the oneness of the world of humanity in all its beauty, glory and significance will become apparent.”

‘Abdu’l-Bahá

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  1. leila said, on March 21, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    Breathtaking. Thank you, bless you all, sweet ones!

  2. leila said, on March 21, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    And Happy Naw-Ruz!

  3. elliott said, on March 21, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    This is fantastic. How glorious. Happy Naw Ruz!

  4. Sholeh said, on March 21, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    I really am quite breathless, and honored to be in the company of so many talented individuals. Thank you, Amy & Leila, for the opportunity to be a part of this. Fellow photographers: I salute you, and wish you a wonderful year to come!

  5. Sarah said, on March 21, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    Dazzling!

    Happy Happy Happy Naw Ruz, everyone. 😀

  6. Ashley said, on March 21, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    Absolutely Stunning!!

    Thank you all for brightening my Fast and Naw Ruz the last 3 years!

    Allah-u-Abha!

  7. Mauxito Lemus said, on March 21, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    So inspiring… i love Naw Ruz, i love this blog, i love the spring!
    Congrats to all for the beautiful pics!
    you’re awesome guys!
    keep going and HAPPY NAW RUZ!

  8. montague said, on March 21, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    i am truly moved and inspired by this stunning collection! Thank you all for participating!!!

  9. Flavio Azm Rasssekh said, on March 22, 2010 at 12:08 am

    Great idea ! Fantastic work. Congratulations !

  10. Alison said, on March 22, 2010 at 12:49 am

    This makes me *so happy*. Thank you, Amy&Leila, for this and for inviting me to be a part of this project. And to all of you, fellow photographers, it was a pleasure to follow glimpses of your lives elsewhere in the world during the Fast. Happy Naw Ruz to all!

  11. Chris said, on March 22, 2010 at 1:53 am

    So beautiful and moving. Thank you to all the contributors for the nineteen days.

  12. Julia Yates Brunet said, on March 22, 2010 at 5:21 am

    This has been a wonderful journey culminating with a glorious group ending. I am already going through withdrawal! Where will I get my fix every day until next fast?!

  13. negeen said, on March 22, 2010 at 5:21 am

    this collection brings me so much joy. you guys are AMAZING. i want to comment on every photo. thank you for the love you pour into your work. it’s felt by this viewer.

  14. Sonjel Vreeland said, on March 22, 2010 at 5:56 am

    THANK YOU for this last post!! It is a glorious feast for the eyes! This has been the best neenteen days to date. I have enjoyed, savoured and meditated on each day’s entry and I have loved them all. Thank you so much for enriching my fast.

  15. linda said, on March 22, 2010 at 6:20 am

    My heart and eyes are filled with tears of gratitude and love at the beauty and glory of this most magnificent Day in which we are living. Your labour of love done during these 19 days has culminated in a true symphony of colours and images which at once uplift and enlighten the heart and soul. What joy to live and serve at His Holy Threshold. Blessings upon blessings be upon you all.

    Most loving greetings,

    Linda

  16. Elizabeth said, on March 22, 2010 at 9:14 am

    What a stunning collection–I am awed and humbled by the talent of this group. It was so special to participate in this beautiful effort with all of you.

  17. sara said, on March 22, 2010 at 9:22 am

    These pictures are explosive!! They reflect such joy and happiness but also so much devotion and steadfastness… Many thanks to all of you for your photos, selection of writings and personal thoughts and special thanks to Amy and Leila for setting up this wonderfully uplifting project! Happy new year!

  18. sara said, on March 22, 2010 at 9:24 am

    btw, the picture of the smiling girl looks like one of the Verhey sisters – is it?

  19. Roya said, on March 22, 2010 at 9:57 am

    what a stunning, stunning, group of photos. It makes my heart melt, my eyes smile, and my soul become uplifted. I’ve been following this blog since the beginning but haven’t commented for I truly lacked the words to express my admiration and appreciation for everyone’s beautiful photos and comments and the Quotes.

    love this & a Happy NawRuz to everyone!

  20. mauricio said, on March 22, 2010 at 10:50 am

    Thank you Amy&Leila! this has been The best Fast in my life!
    Taking part in this project with such an amazing, talented and of course insightful group of people helped me focus harder on this time of the year, it truly made me relfect about every day, about God, my actions, my attitude, and to be able to share a little bit of that was great!

    Thank you again! and happy NawRuz!

  21. shirin s. said, on March 22, 2010 at 11:04 am

    Thank you Amy & Leila for letting me be part of some an incredible project with so many super talented photographers!! You guys are all amazing!!!

  22. Peter said, on March 22, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    I feel to honored to be included in such a crowd of talented and amazing folks. Wishing you all a most rewarding year ahead. May it hold much adventure and joy!

  23. Sjona said, on March 22, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful….. A visual explosion of joy

  24. Amanda said, on March 22, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    Thank you to all of the photographers and to Amy and Leila for such an amazing, beautiful, truly uplifting and inspiring nineteen days! It was such a great gift to be able to share the Fast with so many souls around the globe. It was an added gift to have this final, stunning culmination as we celebrate this New Year together!

  25. Leili said, on March 22, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    Thank you so much, visionary makers of this blog, photographers and enjoyer/participants. Happy Naw Ruz!

  26. Iain said, on March 23, 2010 at 11:28 am

    Love it.

    Looking forward to seeing this in a book! 🙂

  27. Darina said, on March 23, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    Dear all, thank you very much for this wonderful daily guide through our fast, it is beautiful, I can´t wait for the next fast 🙂
    Happy Naw-Rúz, may our Beloved showers His blessings and mercy upon all of you and may He guide your every step in the next year.

    Much love

    Darina

  28. Bobby Aazami said, on March 23, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    this was truly a great project and I am proud to have shared a platform with so many talented photographers. Thank you Amy & Leila. Here’s to fruitful and creative collaborations for the coming year. Happy Naw Ruz everyone.

  29. Liam K said, on March 24, 2010 at 10:28 am

    it was such a pleasure to contribute along with all of you, you’ve blown my hair back with your skill, and love, and quotes and talent! tons of thanks and love to amy and leila, and anjali, for all of your hard work and dedication.
    love liam

  30. Mahsa said, on March 24, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    This is such a beautiful compilation of pictures, it fills my heart with joy. Happy new year!

  31. Leili Egea said, on March 24, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    Thank you Amy and Leila for this great opportunity. It was so much fun to feel part of this great group of people during such a special time.

    Happy Naw Rúz, everyone!

  32. Ronnie said, on March 24, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    Wow, this has truly been a wonderful journey with a multitude of adept photographers. Another chapter written and another Fast completed. The most inspiring thing is that everything has been centred around the Creative Word, without it, creativity has little or no meaning.

    If you liked this blog, you may also like its ‘sister/brother’ photographic blog

    http://www.nineteenmonths.com

    check it out!

  33. Bahiehk said, on March 26, 2010 at 6:00 am

    awesome. love it!!

    thanks so much guys for a great initiative. 🙂

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  35. breathtaking images said, on June 2, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    Thanks for posting these great photos from what had to have been an amazing trip.


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