luther-burbank-the-world-s-greatest-plant-breederLuther Burbank was an American botanist, horticulturalist and a pioneer in agricultural science. Burbank also had a spiritual side. His friend and admirer Paramahansa Yogananda wrote of Burbank: “His heart was fathomlessly deep, long acquainted with humility, patience, sacrifice. His little home amid the roses was austerely simple; he knew the worthlessness of luxury, the joy of few possessions. The modesty with which he wore his scientific fame repeatedly reminded me of the trees that bend low with the burden of ripening fruits; it is the barren tree that lifts its head high in an empty boast.”

“I am heartily in accord with the Bahá’í Movement, in which I have been interested for several years. The religion of peace is the religion we need and always have needed, and in this Bahá’í is more truly the religion of peace than any other.”