True Freedom and the Wisdom of Virtue

True Freedom and the Wisdom of Virtue

By Avrel Seale

  • Release Date : 2011-10-21
  • Genre : Religion & Spirituality
  • FIle Size : 1.09 MB
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True Freedom and the Wisdom of Virtue How the Baha'i Principles of Personal Morality Make Life Better . . . True Freedom is about the deep wisdom that is imbedded in virtue, with special focus on the virtues practiced by the worldwide community of Baha'is. Many of these virtues are broadly shared with those of other moral traditions -- chastity outside marriage, abstinence from drugs, moderation of materialism. Others are novel, such as noninvolvement in politics, and still others find an emphasis in the Faith that they don't in society at large, such as avoidance of fault-finding and gossip. But all of these virtues pose a special challenge to Baha'is of the West, who are confronted daily with an ethos of radical individualism. The irony is that true freedom, as opposed to the counterfeit freedom our culture often promotes, is only attainable through a life bound by morality.