Baha'i Audio Readings Repository

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.

Writings of Baha'u'llah

The Kitab-i-Aqdas, the Most Holy Book

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

From Tablets of Baha'u'llah

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

Gleanings

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"

From TheSummons of the Lord of Hosts

This material comes from thebook The Summons of the Lord of Hosts Tablet to Pope Pius IX

Tablet of Ahmad

The Tablet of Ahmad is one of the most popular Writings of Baha'u'llah

Tablet of Ahmad

Prayers and Meditations

These prayers are found in Prayers and Meditations
Passage #2 Passage #10 Passage #28
Passage #48 Passage #84 Passage #87

Writings of 'Abdu'l-Baha

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.

Extracts from Some Answered Questions

Here are chapters from the book Some Answered Questions. Adam and Eve The Four Ways to Acquire Knowledge

Letters of Shoghi Effendi

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

The Promise of World Peace, by the Universal House of Justice

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

Compilations

this area will probably grow. It consists of compilations of Baha'i Writings on particular subjects, either published or self-created.

The Nineteen-Day Feast

Guidance to Baha'is from the Universal House of Justice

The Universal House of Justice has historically sent a letter to the Baha'is of the worl to offer guidance and encouragement. Baha'is are currently studying and seeking to obey guidance found in the 2010 message..

Baha'u'llah, His life and work

this document, written to commemorate the centenary of the passing of Baha'u'llah, gives an excellent introduction. You can download it in its entirety, or in 13 parts. the text is available here
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 Perspectives Internet Broadcasts

Early in the decade, I produced a series of Internet radio programs called Baha'i Perspectives. Most of the recordings appear to be lost, but I am making the remaining ones available in case they might benefit somebody. They represent my understandings from several years ago, and some discuss current events in the Baha'i community at the time of recording. The e-mail and web addresses given no longer work. Baha'u'llah glorifies Christ Race Unity
Baha'i Community Activities We are the Baha'is Christ and Baha'u'llah
Reading and comments on Tablet to the Christians Social Principles Patterns of Community Life; the Fast
Baha'u'llah's last Major Work, Epistle to the Son of theWolf Fulfillment of Prophecy on Mount Carmel Who is Writing the Future?