Táhirih’s Heroism Largely Unknown

In an age when women were little more than property in what was then called Persia, a female poet and mother challenged a highly patriarchal society and gave humanity a glimpse of little-seen faith and courage. Her story, then, should not be lost to history. She was born Fátimih Baraghání, later named Táhirih (Arabic, “The…

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Blossoms scattered by wind

Blossoms are scattered by the wind and the wind cares nothing, but the blossoms of the heart no wind can touch. ~ Yoshida Kenko "Yoshida Kenko (1284 – 1350) was a Japanese author and Buddhist monk," according to Wikipedia. "His most famous work is Tsurezuregusa (Essays in Idleness) ~ one of the most studied works…