This is a collection of meditational verse exploring the eternal relationship between God and man. Composed by the founder of the Bahá'i Faith about the year 1858 as he walked, wrapped in contemplation beside the River Tigris in Baghdád, where He was exiled (1853-1863). This illustrated version dives into the essential moods and creative mysteries of the word of God and rises to the surface of this infinite ocean to leave a ripple of visual illumination on the surface realm.
This marvellous synthesis of heavenly counsels and admonitions can be described as a perfect guide-book for man on his journey to the spiritual worlds of God. The chief aim of Bahá'u'lláh in The Hidden Words is to detach man from this mortal world and to protect his soul from its greatest enemy, himself. The Hidden Words provides a means by which the bird of the human heart can cleanse its wings from the defilement of this world and resume its flight into the realms of God. In this book, within the compass of a few pages, Bahá'u'lláh has given to humanity a prescription which safeguards its well-being and happiness.
Each one of the 124 full colour pages is rich with variety containing a decorative background that complements the text or an accompanying illustration.