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Old 08-03-2009, 02:54 AM   #1
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New Baha'i Culture/Paradigm of Learning & Growth

I posted an introduction to the paradigmatic shift in the Baha’i community, the new culture of learning and growth that is at the heart of this paradigm, six years ago. I did this posting at several internet sites and have revised that post many times over the years, as developments in the paradigm have come about, as new messages from Bahá'í institutions have been published, and as many individuals have commented verbally and in print on this new culture. It seemed like a good idea to give readers some specific steps on how to access this now revised article, what is now a book of more than 200,000 words and 500 pages and is found at Baha’i Library Online(BLO).

In the time this book has been at BLO it has received over 15,000 hits, with many thousand at other internet sites In addition to googling “Baha’i Culture of Learning and Growth” and accessing this article in the process at several internet sites, readers can find this piece of writing at BLO by clicking on the following:

http://bahai-library.org/file.php?fi...rning_paradigm

Readers can also access the latest edition of this article at BLO by taking the following steps: (i) type Baha’i Library Online or Baha’i Academics Resource Library into your search engine; (ii) click on the small box “By author” at the top of the access page at BLO; (iii) type “Price” into the small box that then appears and click on the word “Go;” and then (iv) scroll down to article/document item #50 and (v) click on that item and read to your heart’s content. When your eyes and your mind start to glaze over, stop reading. The article can be downloaded free and you will then have access to this book, this context for all this new paradigmatic terminology that has come into the Baha’i community in the last 17 years.

The statement is a personal one, does not assume an adversarial attitude, attempts to give birth of as fine an etiquette of expression as I can muster and, I like to think, possesses both candor and critical thought on the one hand, and praise and delight at the many interrelated processes involved in the execution of this paradigm on the other. I invite readers to what I also like to think is “a context on which relevant fundamental questions” regarding this new paradigm may be discussed within the Baha’i community.

This book also contains an update, an inclusion of commentary on the most recent messages from the institutions of the Cause—including all the Ridvan messages since 1996. One of the advantages of the BLO site is the freedom it gives to a writer to update the article right on the site in an ongoing process as new insights from major thinkers in the Baha’i community and information from the elected and appointed institutions of the Cause comes to hand.

If time and the inclination permit, check it out. No worries, no obligation, just if it interests you. At more than 500 pages it's a long read, so I advise you skim and scan the document. You may find the piece of writing too long as I’m sure many readers, who prefer short posts, do. It is certainly a view from the inside, but it is just one person’s view building as it does on the ideas and writings of others: Bahá'í institutions and individuals. We each have a different experience on the inside of this paradigm, on the inside of this Faith or, indeed, living on the inside of our global society. You may find this book too personal due to the fact that I attempt to answer the question: “where do I fit into this new paradigm?” After a few paragraphs of reading, you will get the flavour of the exercise. Just keep reading if your mind and spirit are enjoying the process.

Last edited by RonPrice; 05-03-2013 at 02:12 AM. Reason: to update the post to Ridvan 2012
 
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Old 08-06-2009, 05:05 PM   #2
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Hi Ron, I skimmed through your article and what I read was thought provoking and very interesting. 70,000 words is no easy task! In particular it was good to read the section on internet teaching as it is an area that doesn't seem to be discussed much - at least not in proportion to its vast potential as a teaching medium. I've noticed your teaching efforts online and think it's great. It's good to finally say hi; do you have a blog by any chance?
 
Old 08-21-2009, 07:35 PM   #3
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Thanks CK9

Thanks, CK9, for skimming through my article and letting me know that you found it thought provoking and very interesting. As you say, 70,000 words is no easy task! It is now more than 200,000 words and will keep people busy, people who want to try. The section on internet teaching attempts to indicate the vast potential of the internet as a teaching medium. My teaching efforts online have been extensive for at least a dozen years now: 2001-2012. I am at a number of blogs, journals, websites, messageboards and internet sites and I also have my own website at: http://www.ronpriceepoch.com/--for anyone who is interested in following up on this post.-Ron

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Old 08-22-2009, 01:36 AM   #4
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Found the article. I wonder if clicking this link would work and make it easier.
REFLECTIONS ON A CULTURE OF LEARNING AND GROWTH:Community and Individual Paradigm Shifts:
Hopefully, I'll get a chance to read it over the weekend.
Also, look forward to reading about teaching on-line.
 
Old 09-14-2009, 03:18 AM   #5
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Thanks, Joe: Very Useful

Thanks, Joe.....As you say, clicking on: REFLECTIONS ON A CULTURE OF LEARNING AND GROWTH:Community and Individual Paradigm Shifts---gets you right to the article at Baha'i Library Online. Thanks for the tip. Skimming and scanning the article is useful. I think the essay, really a large book now, is too long a read for an online piece unless, of course, a reader finds my style to their taste. Some readers do and some don't. I know this from 60 years of writing for others. Best wishes, Joe.-Ron in Tasmania

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Old 10-02-2009, 05:02 AM   #6
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Go To: bahai-library.com/file.php?file=price_cu

As Baha’is around the world celebrated the last day of Ridvan yesterday, 2/5/'13, and the Baha’i world witnessed the election of the Universal House of Justice, the Baha’i World Center has just released a wonderful new film entitled Frontiers of Learning. The book I have mentioned above would be a useful read as a back-up to this film.

This uplifting film captures the insights and experiences of four different communities on four different continents. In these communities, children, junior youth, youth, and adults are all taking part in a process of community building based on concepts enshrined in the Baha’i Teachings. Filmed in Canada, Colombia, India, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Frontiers of Learning is divided into four main parts. It is approximately 90 minutes in length. The film also has subtitles in 5 different languages, and you can either stream or download the film for free.

Watch or download Frontiers of Learning here: http://www.bahai.org/frontiers/

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Old 10-02-2009, 04:28 PM   #7
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Will have a look Ron.

Small point; How come you are shown as having the same number of posts even after you have posted several more times?
 
Old 10-08-2009, 03:41 AM   #8
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No Idea Why

No idea why, JoeWalshe.

Part 1:

By 1 May 2013 I had located from 3000 to 4000 other Ron Prices on the internet. I listed over 100 of these other Ron Prices in my computer directory a number of years ago, in my first years on Facebook since I had begun to experience the problem of people in cyberspace confusing me with others who had the same name. If I did not post extensively on the world-wide-web and have literally millions of words in cyberspace, this exercise of getting a general handle on all these others with the same name as mine would not have been necessary.

There are now special sites in cyberspace with lists of people who have the same name as you. These special sites and some of the numbers of Ron Prices include: MyLife.com, Intelius.com, ZoomInfo Business People, Linkedin,(25) 192.com(200), 123people.com, How Many of Me.Com, PeekYou(2223), White Pages USA(912), and Pipl Search.


Part 2:

How many of Me.com
has a UK site, a US site, and possibly such a site for many other countries, although I have not checked this out. The most comprehensive people search site on the web is found at pipl search. Pipl search will bring you results you won't find in any other search engine. They use an identity resolution engine to link seemingly disparate results into a set of meaningful profiles so you can easily find the person you are looking for.

One site informed me that there were 1,004 people in the U.S. who have this name in the white pages; contact details were available for all the people named Ronald Price. There were, as of 1/5/’13: 78 in California, 75 in Texas, 67 in Ohio, 56 in Pennsylvania, 53 in Florida, and 43 in Michigan—with the same name.

Part 3:

My name Ron Price comes from the Old Norse personal name Rögnvaldr. It is composed of regin meaning: ‘advice, decision, the gods, and valdr meaning ruler. This name was regularly used in the Middle Ages in northern England and Scotland where Scandinavian influence was strong. It is now widespread throughout the English-speaking world.

The name Ron Price is an Anglicized form of Welsh: Rhys meaning son of Rhys: see also Reece. This is one of the commonest of Welsh surnames. It has also been established in Ireland since the 14th century, where it is sometimes a variant of Bryson. One Ron Price is but a dot on the nomenclature landscape, and in an infinite universe one can easily acquire the sense of nothingness that Baha'u'llah says is essential for advancement in the realms beyond.

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