There is very little available for the person who wants to take in knowledge or inspiration from the Revelation of Bahau'llah by ear. Here you will find several hours of readings from the Baha'i Writings and of texts concerning different aspects of the Faith. those that I have recorded are far from perfect, but an attempt has been made to convey the spirit and letter of the texts as best I can. My readings carry a definite American accent. The recording of the Kitab-i-Aqdas sounds Australian to me, and perhaps we will be able to add other dialects of English and other languages if people contribute recordings.
You will find recordings of Sacred Texts from the Baha'i Faith first, followed by recordings of a more explanatory nature.
Please contact with questions about the Faith, suggestions for materials you would find useful to have read here, technical questions, or anything else you feel moved to say. If you don't see a link to mail me, know that my username is striver and my mail comes to earthlink.net.
Romane Takkenberg has given me permission to post his readings of the Book of Laws. You can find the text of the Book, organized in different ways, with one audio file per paragraph, on his Kitab-i-Aqdas Project site. The Kitab-i-Aqdas, the Book of Laws
All these recordings come from the book Tablets of Baha'u'llah Revealed After the Kitab-i-Aqdas.
|Most Holy Tablet, the Tablet to the Christians||Tablet to the World||Tablet of Maqsud|
|Words of Wisdom||Splendors||Words of Paradise|
|The Book of the Covenant||Excerpt, Pp. 253-54||Final excerpt from the book|
these are recordings of passages from the book Gleanings from the Writings of Baha'u'llah
|Passage #17||Passage #70||Passage #106||Passage #107|
|Passage #109||Passage #111||Passage #151" "Be generous in prosperity"|
Tablet of Ahmad
|Passage #2||Passage #10||Passage #28|
|Passage #48||Passage #84||Passage #87|
The Writings of 'Abdu'l-Baha are authorized interpretations of the Baha'i Writings. They have a style of their own, and tend to elucidate and expand on principles enunciated by Baha'u'llah.
A few years ago, the Supreme Institution of the Baha'i Faith advised everybody to study deeply three letters of Shoghi Effendi, written during the decade of the 30's, in order to understand the processes at work in the world today. All these letters come from the collection The World Order of Baha'u'llah
|The Goal of a New World Order||America and the Most Great Peace||The Unfoldment of World Civilization|
In October, 1985, on the occasion of the International Year of Peace, the worldwide governing body of the Baha'i community wrote a historic letter to all peoples of the world entitledThe Promise of World Peace . The letter provides an excellent overview of the Baha'i teachings.
|Full letter||Introduction||Section 1|
|Section 2||Section 3||Section 4|
The Nineteen-Day Feast
|Entire text||Section 1||Section 2||Section 3|
|Section 4||Section 5||Section 6||Section 7|
|Section 8||Section 9||Section 10||Section 11|
|Section 12||Section 13|
|Baha'i Community Activities||We are the Baha'is||Christ and Baha'u'llah||Baha'u'llah glorifies Christ|
|Reading and comments on Tablet to the Christians||Social Principles||Patterns of Community Life; the FastRace Unity|
|Baha'u'llah's last Major Work, Epistle to the Son of theWolf||Fulfillment of Prophecy on Mount Carmel||Who is Writing the Future?|