This passage from the Guardian is intere…

This passage from the Guardian is interesting;

“It is this condition, so sadly morbid, into which society has fallen, that religion seeks to improve and transform. For the core of religious faith is that mystic feeling which unites Man with God. This state of spiritual communion can be brought about and maintained by means of meditation and prayer. And this is the reason why Bahá’u’lláh has so much stressed the importance of worship. It is not sufficient for a believer merely to accept and observe the teachings. He should, in addition, cultivate the sense of spirituality which he can acquire chiefly by means of prayer. The Bahá’í Faith, like all other Divine Religions, is thus fundamentally mystic in character. Its chief goal is the development of the individual and society, through the acquisition of spiritual virtues and powers. 87 It is the soul of man which has first to be fed. And this spiritual nourishment prayer can best provide. (Shoghi Effendi, Directives from the Guardian, p. 86)
“It is this condition, so sadly morbid, into which society has fallen, that religion seeks to improve and transform. For the core of religious faith is that mystic feeling which unites Man with God. This state of spiritual communion can be brought about and maintained by means of meditation and prayer. And this is the reason why Bahá’u’lláh has so much stressed the importance of worship. It is not sufficient for a believer merely to accept and observe the teachings. He should, in addition, cultivate the sense of spirituality which he can acquire chiefly by means of prayer. The Bahá’í Faith, like all other Divine Religions, is thus fundamentally mystic in character. Its chief goal is the development of the individual and society, through the acquisition of spiritual virtues and powers. It is the soul of man which has first to be fed. And this spiritual nourishment prayer can best provide. (Shoghi Effendi, Directives from the Guardian, p. 86)

Manley hopkins ‘ dearest freshness deep…

Manley hopkins ‘ dearest freshness deep down things. there lives. ‘

Artaud ‘the consciousness that ‘gives to every act of living its blood red tinge, its hint of cruelty because it is clear that life is always the death of someoneelse.’

kossof on art ‘it is essentially all about living and the joy of being alive’

sickert ‘speed without haste, and stillness without rest’

Jim Elkins ‘Drawing can be something which is eloquent but which we cannot altogether understand. Eloquent because it touches something fundamental. How do we know? we do not know. We simply recognise. Art cannot be used to explain this mysteriousness. What art does is make it easier to notice. art uncovers the Mysterious.
It is the sight of the most sensitive recognition between the hand, the eye and the mind- the body, the mind and the soul.

Bonnard on Bergsons theory of duree (duration) have you come across Henri Bergson? Creative Evolution, Matter and memory? ‘let us plunge perpetually into the present’…