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Author: Nikhil Ravi

Truth and Beauty

Truth and Beauty

Beauty is truth, truth beauty,—that is all       Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know. — John Keats, Ode on a Grecian Urn The notion that there might be a relationship between truth and beauty is not a new one – there is however much that is debated about whether and how these two concepts are related to each other. There is certainly an intrinsic longing to accept the existence of a correlation between the two, and…

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Faith, Conscious Knowledge, and the Practice of Good Deeds

Faith, Conscious Knowledge, and the Practice of Good Deeds

“By faith is meant, first, conscious knowledge,and second, the practice of good deeds.” — ‘Abdu’l Baha This was one of the quotes which, as a friend put it, “rocked my world” when I first heard it. Too often do we talk about faith as something opposed to knowledge and science, as involving blind trust in something one can never prove, and as a pursuit both illogical and impractical. This quote, on the other hand, presents a very different concept of…

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