Following the Example of Abdu’l-Baha – A Talk by Tom Price

A couple of weeks ago Baha’i Blog sponsored our very first event at the Baha’i Centre in Sydney, Australia.

It was a talk by Tom Price called Following the Example of Abdu’l-Baha and we wanted to take advantage of the fact that he was passing through Australia on his way back to the US after speaking at the two recent summer schools in New Zealand.

Baha’i Blog has posted some of Tom Price’s other talks such as The Five Year Plan (which is still one of our most popular posts), and more recently Recreating Ourselves in the Image of the Master.

Abdu’l-Baha, (also referred to as the Master) was Baha’u’llah’s eldest son and appointed successor, and He is considered the perfect example of how to live according to the Bahá’í teachings. 

You can listen to Following the Example of Abdu’l-Baha by either streaming it live from our site or by downloading it – and best of all, it’s completely free!

If you’d prefer to download the MP3 files to your computer, just click on the talk link below and a “Download” link will appear which you can use to download the file.

A special thanks to Tom Price for agreeing to do this, and to all the friends, especially Loretta Safajou, who made the event a reality!

Happy listening!

The Talk

Following the Example of Abdu'-Baha - A Talk by Tom Price

About the Author

Naysan is the editor of Baha'i Blog and he has worked in various avenues of media for more than a decade and he’s passionate about using the arts and media to support and explore the teachings of the Baha’i Faith. He has produced and collaborated on popular music projects like the DawnBreaker Collective and the successful Ruhi-inspired sequence of MANA albums. His experience as a producer for CNN was invaluable working on a number of special projects for the Baha’i World Centre, including the Building Momentum and Pilgrimage: A Sacred Experience videos. If there’s a media-related Baha’i project out there, chances are that Naysan was involved with it somehow!

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  1. I get an error when I click on the talk, in Chrome, Firefox, and IE. The error looks like this:

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  2. I LOVE these talks, particularly “Recreating ourselves in the image of the Master”. I’ve listened to them at least 3 times. They have aided me in being a better children’s class teacher when I serve at Green Acre, they help me deal with challenging relationships at work, they help me build stronger ties with family, and I encourage many of my friends and community members to listen. Not only are they thought provoking and enlightening, Tom Price’s humor keeps you awake, and drawn in. I told my husband, every time I start listening to a new talk, within minutes I have to pause it and pray – they are so humbling and profound. I am so grateful for this service.

  3. I’m another Price, Ron Price, a Canadian, not an American. I’m not the speaker or the musician that Tom Price is. I’ve known Tom since the 1970s. I am a writer and author, poet and publisher, online journalist and blogger. What I offer at the link below is not a talk, but it compliments Tom’s talks for people who like to read about many of the same topics in Tom’s talks, both this talk and his others. I became a Baha’i in Canada in 1959 and have millions of readers on the world-wide-web. Sadly, or not so sadly, I am neither famous or rich.

    I have a book on the new culture of learning and growth, the new paradigm, which has had some 20,000 hits in the several years it has been on the internet. This book is 530 pages(font 14) and 200 thousand words, and is the longest study and analysis of the new Baha’i culture available. This newest, this latest, of the Abrahamic religions, has been developing a new culture in the last two decades. This new culture or paradigm will be developing in the decades ahead, arguably, at least until 2044, the end of the second century of the Baha’i Era(1844 to 2044), and perhaps beyond into that third century of the B.E., 2044 to 2144. Time will tell when the next paradigmatic shift will take place in the international Baha’i community. Go to this link: http://bahai-library.com/price_culture_learning_paradigm …if you would like a good read.

  4. After reflecting on my post above, I would like to say to readers that my book does not have the humour or the humility, or perhaps even the profundity, of Tom’s talks. You won’t be able to do the dishes or the gardening, as you might, while you listen to Tom engage his audience as he does so well. And I’m sure you will not want to read my book several times with its 500+ pages, as you might want to listen to Tom’s talks several times.

    I leave it to readers to assess what they will get from a perusal of my lengthy work. Skim or scan it; read every word carefully, or just leave it unread. The Baha’i library now is burgeoning with books, too much for the average punter, and impossible to read all the works as I was able to do back in the 1950s and early 1960s. So you have to pick and choose what grabs you, what turns you on, as they say, from the virtually infinite resources now available in our 21st century of print and image-glut. For another link to my Babi-Baha’i books and articles, essays and poetry, go to this link: http://www.ronpriceepoch.com/Babi.html

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