Fire and Gold

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    ‘Fire and Gold’ blends eastern and western musical styles and features a number of languages including English, Spanish, Arabic and Chinese. The theme is the tests and difficulties of life, and the title comes from the Hidden Words of Baha’u'llah: “Busy not thyself with this world, for with fire we test the gold and with gold we test our servants”. The music is diverse and reflects influences from around the world.

    In addition to Elika’s piano performances, the songs also include a number of outstanding musicians on Celtic harp, Persian nay flute and santour, Spanish guitar,Chinese erhu, flute and cello.The result is a sophisticated, yet catchy fusion of progressive ideas with ancient, classic overtones layered with gorgeous melodies that has literally brought tears to many listeners. It truly eases the soul from the burdens of this earthly life and uplifts it with divine illuminations.

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When I think of this quotation, it soothes my soul and changes my perspective on how to view life. Like fire, life’s tests and difficulties help to burn away the impurities in our characters and leave only the pure gold.

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The world is but a show, vain and empty, a mere nothing, bearing the semblance of reality. Set not your affections upon it… The world is like a vapor in a desert, which the thirsty dreameth to be water and striveth after it with all his might, until when he cometh unto it, he findeth it to be mere illusion.
-Bahá’u’lláh, Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, CLIII, page 328.

O Son of Being!
Busy not thyself with this world, for with fire We test the gold, and with gold We test Our servants.
-Bahá’u’lláh, The Hidden Words, Arabic #55.

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from Fire and Gold, released January 1, 2008

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