A collection of lyrical, gem-like verses of scripture that convey timeless spiritual wisdom clothed in the garment of brevity, The Hidden Words is one of the most important and cherished scriptural works of the BahC!'C- Faith. Revealed by BahC!'u'llC!h, the founder of the religion, the verses are a perfect guidebook to walking a spiritual path and drawing closer to God. They address themes such as turning to God, humility, detachment, love, to name but a few. These verses are among BahC!'u'llC!h's earliest and best known works, having been translated into more than seventy languages and read by millions worldwide. This edition will offer many American readers their first introduction to the vast collection of BahC!'C- scripture.
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Baha'u' llah was born in Terhran, Iran, in 1817, the son of a wealthy nobleman and landowner. Like the founders of other religions before him, he suffered relentless persecution at the hands of both the clergy and the state in the land of his birth. In 1853 he was exiled to Iraq, and from there the penal colony of Acre in Palestine where he died in 1892, still a prisoner.
Despite almost forty years of imprisonment and exile, Baha'u'llah wrote extensively in Persian and Arabic on a broad range of subjects, from theological and philosophical themes to social and ethical issues such as equality of the sexes, harmony of science and religion and the need for unity and a global order. Only a proportion of his works have so far been translated into English, of which 'the hidden words', his greatest ethical work, is perhaps best known.Language Notes:
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Arabic
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Book Description Bahai Publications Australia, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0909991960