51 min

EP2: Does Basketball Actually Develop Virtues‪?‬ Elevated Conversations

    • Religion & Spirituality

Do human beings truly develop virtues, morals, and spiritual qualities through playing the sport of basketball? Or is basketball just a trivial pursuit and waste of time?

In Episode 2 of "Elevated Conversations" I explore the Baha'i Writings; the reflections of the inventor of basketball, James Naismith; as well as my own personal experience to share how we can practically develop virtuous qualities through the sport of basketball.

5 Virtues I've developed through playing basketball:
ExcellenceTruthfulness/ReconciliationEncouragementHumilityContentment5 Virtues we can understand through the metaphor of basketball:
Spiritual InitiativeSpiritual AgilitySpiritual AccuracySpiritual SkillSpiritual Muscle MemoryReferences
Basketball: It's Origin and Development by James Naismith
https://www.amazon.com/Basketball-Origin-Development-James-Naismith/dp/0803283709

Muscular Christianity
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscular_Christianity

The Virtues Project
https://virtuesproject.com/

Baha'i Quotations on Virtues
Bahá'u'lláh's Tablet of Wisdom
http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/b/TB/tb-10.html

Gleaning from the Writings of Bahá'u'lláh
http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/b/GWB/gwb-134.html

Paris Talks of `Abdu’l-Bahá'
http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/ab/PT/pt-56.html

Do human beings truly develop virtues, morals, and spiritual qualities through playing the sport of basketball? Or is basketball just a trivial pursuit and waste of time?

In Episode 2 of "Elevated Conversations" I explore the Baha'i Writings; the reflections of the inventor of basketball, James Naismith; as well as my own personal experience to share how we can practically develop virtuous qualities through the sport of basketball.

5 Virtues I've developed through playing basketball:
ExcellenceTruthfulness/ReconciliationEncouragementHumilityContentment5 Virtues we can understand through the metaphor of basketball:
Spiritual InitiativeSpiritual AgilitySpiritual AccuracySpiritual SkillSpiritual Muscle MemoryReferences
Basketball: It's Origin and Development by James Naismith
https://www.amazon.com/Basketball-Origin-Development-James-Naismith/dp/0803283709

Muscular Christianity
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscular_Christianity

The Virtues Project
https://virtuesproject.com/

Baha'i Quotations on Virtues
Bahá'u'lláh's Tablet of Wisdom
http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/b/TB/tb-10.html

Gleaning from the Writings of Bahá'u'lláh
http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/b/GWB/gwb-134.html

Paris Talks of `Abdu’l-Bahá'
http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/ab/PT/pt-56.html

51 min

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