1. Walrus

    Deepening: Hidden Words

    Welcome to the first attempt at starting a forum-based deepening group. This thread/group will cover the Hidden Words of Bahá'u'lláh. Each week there will be an "assigned reading", set every Sunday, and over the following week we will discuss the verses we read within the thread. If you need a...
  2. Y

    Evidence for shoghi effendis words needed

    "As Bahá’u’lláh says often in His Tablets the friends should develop a flair wherewith they can detect the good from the evil person. Mere name of Bahá’í does not constitute a Bahá’í. His character also has to be Bahá'í." - shoghi effendi I have not come across any tablet or saying of any sort...
  3. D

    Interpretation of Hidden Words #69, (Treasury of Pearls)

    O YE SONS OF SPIRIT! Ye are My treasury, for in you I have treasured the pearls of My mysteries and the gems of My knowledge. Guard them from the strangers amidst My servants and from the ungodly amongst My people. - Hidden Words, #69 Who are the strangers amidst His servants, and how are they...
  4. gnat

    And Bahá'u'lláh's Words Have Been at Work Again

    Yet another example of how Bahá'u'lláh's words work. I help fathers with custody issues. A father, who fights for shared custody had a visit today from the social services, who will write the obligatory custody report for the court of justice. Before that meeting, he was quite nervous. I...
  5. gnat

    A World Full of Crazy Words

    We have a world full of crazy words out there. What do we do to spread the Word of Bahá'u'lláh? gnat
  6. GoaForce

    Who gave its title to the Hidden Words ?

    Hello. Why are the Hidden Words called The Hidden Words ? Who is responsible for this title ? Thank you.
  7. A

    Words for the sake of words.

    its only now that I appreciate the exhortation to avoid words for the sake of words. We all know that when two people argue with vitriol then both are wrong. Intransigence occurs which leads to individuals, perhaps unknown to themselves, degrading themselves in order to win a point or "be heard"...
  8. M

    Wise words about marriage

    I found this blog post written by a Catholic, to provide some profound insights on the nature of marriage: The Theology of Laundry: Regretting your Marriage Doesn’t Mean it was a Mistake
  9. Fadl

    The Hidden Words (Audio files)

    Dear Friends, Here is a link to the Hidden Words with a nice recitation backed by music. You can listen to them online, or download the files to device(s). I often listen to these when I am walking or meditating, and find them very useful for memorizing these sacred utterances and reflecting...
  10. M

    Meditating on Hidden Words

    All my dear Friends I was thinking tonight about re-reading the Hidden Words, this time more deeply. I know the Baha'i s here had been into this faith for much longer time than I had been so you may have better and wiser ideas and thoughts on Hidden words. moreover I had seen our new friend...
  11. J

    The Power of Words

    "No man of wisdom can demonstrate his knowledge save by means of words. This showeth the significance of the Word as is affirmed in all the Scriptures, whether of former times or more recently. For it is through its potency and animating spirit that the people of the world have attained so...
  12. Thomas

    Others, not us...three of the saddest words.

    Others, not us...three of the saddest words! I just listened to a talk given by the Hand of the Cause Mr. William Sears. In his talk, Mr. Sears emphasized how vital it was for every Baha'i to arise and serve the interests of the Cause. At the end of his talk, Mr. Sears quoted the following...
  13. EternalStudent9

    Hidden Words, Arabic #13

    "O SON OF SPIRIT! I created thee rich, why dost thou bring thyself down to poverty? Noble I made thee, wherewith dost thou abase thyself? Out of the essence of knowledge I gave thee being, why seekest thou enlightenment from anyone beside Me? Out of the clay of love I molded thee, how dost thou...
  14. M

    Beautiful words by Abdu'l-Baha

    "These are the days of my farewell to you, for I am sailing on the fifth of the month. Wherever I went in this country, I returned always to New York City. This is my fourth or fifth visit here, and now I am going away to the Orient. It will be difficult for me to visit this country again except...
  15. L

    Explanation for Hidden Words thread

    I got some questions about the thread with 11 hidden words I posted this morning. Just wanted to share why I posted it. I'm just seeing how much I have given part of my heart to the stranger instead of to God, and it's just an intense realization. So I kept looking for those hidden words...
  16. arthra

    Hidden Words

    One of the most well known books available revealed by Baha'u'llah is called "Hidden Words".. per Wikipedia: Kalimát-i-Maknúnih (کلمات مکنونه) or The Hidden Words is a book written in Baghdad around 1857 by Bahá'u'lláh, the founder of the Bahá'í Faith. This work is written partly in Arabic and...
  17. arthra

    A prayer for the Feast of Kalimat (Words)

    O my God and my Master! I am Thy servant and the son of Thy servant. I have risen from my couch at this dawn-tide when the Day-Star of Thy oneness hath shone forth from the Day-Spring of Thy will, and hath shed its radiance upon the whole world, according to what had been ordained in the Books...
  18. A

    First words that come to your mind

    I thought this thread could be interesting if most people participate in it that is. I'd like to know what the faith means to each and everyone of you, Baha'i or not. To demonstrate with an example what it is I'm asking for I've included my own answer to the question. The following words are...
  19. Rani

    The Hidden Words

    Dear Friends, I wondered if I/ we could use this Forum to deepen on certain passages from the Writings. I thought to start with the Hidden Words. While some of them really speak to me, some others have seemed rather hard-hitting, especially as we don't always understand their context. Am...
  20. D

    The use of Plural in The Hidden Words

    I have been reading the Hidden Words... and i have noticed that sometimes when God is "speaking" he speaks in Plural.. Here's an example: "O Son Of Man! Wert thou to speed through the immensity of spance and traverse the expanse of heaven, yet thout wouldnst find no rest save in submission...