Ruhi Book 1
Reflections on the Life of the Spirit
The Creative Word, the nature of prayer, and the mystery of life after death, are the three themes explored in Reflections on the Life of the Spirit.
In the context of these themes, participants explore such concepts as the relationship between words and deeds; truthfulness; unity; and freedom from backbiting. Participants advance understanding of what constitutes prayer; why prayer is essential; the way in which prayers can be offered; times for prayer; types of prayer; and the effect of prayer. They then explore the relationship between the soul and the body; the relationship between the contingent and the eternal realms; the purpose of earthly existence; the inherent nobility and dignity of the human being; and the role of Divine Educators.
The capacities built include that of engaging daily with the Word of God, and sharing the Word of God with others.
Author: Ruhi Institute.
Format: softcover book, A4, 60 pages.
What is the Ruhi Institute sequence of courses?
Bahá'ís and likeminded friends are engaged in a global process of learning, to build their capacity to apply the teachings of Bahá'u'lláh to the transformation of society. As a contribution to this learning process, the Ruhi Institute has developed programs and materials that enhance the capacity of individuals and communities to serve humanity. Enhancing such capacity in the individual can be likened to walking a path of service.
What is a Study Circle?
A study circle begins whenever two or more individuals are ready to engage in the study of one of the courses of the Ruhi Institute. Participants in the study circle are led by a tutor whose role is not to act as an expert but as a facilitator. Participants in study circles are active participants in their own learning process.