This browser doesn't support Spotify Web Player. Switch browsers or download Spotify for your desktop.

EP2: Does Basketball Actually Develop Virtues?

By Colby Jeffers

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 MemoryReferencesBasketball: It's Origin and Development by James Naismithhttps://www.amazon.com/Basketball-Origin-Development-James-Naismith/dp/0803283709Muscular Christianityhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscular_ChristianityThe Virtues Projecthttps://virtuesproject.com/Baha'i Quotations on VirtuesBahá'u'lláh's Tablet of Wisdomhttp://reference.bahai.org/en/t/b/TB/tb-10.htmlGleaning from the Writings of Bahá'u'lláhhttp://reference.bahai.org/en/t/b/GWB/gwb-134.htmlParis Talks of `Abdu’l-Bahá'http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/ab/PT/pt-56.html

Listen to EP2: Does Basketball Actually Develop Virtues? now.

Listen to EP2: Does Basketball Actually Develop Virtues? in full in the Spotify app