No jardim de teu coração, nada plantes salvo a rosa do amor e não te desprendas do rouxinol do afeto e do desejo. Estima a companhia dos justos e evita toda associação com os ímpios.Bahá’u’lláh
در روضۀ قلب جز گلِ عشق مکار و از ذیلِ بلبلِ حبّ و شوق دست مدار مصاحبتِ ابرار را غنیمت دان و از مرافقتِ اشرار دست و دل هر دو بردارحضرة بهاءالله
In a letter written on his behalf (Lights of Guidance, no. 1633), Shoghi Effendi referred to The Hidden Words as “jewel-like thoughts cast out of the mind of the Manifestation of God to admonish and counsel men.” In an earlier letter (Unfolding Destiny, pp. 429–30), he noted that they were “dictated by Bahá’u’lláh to His secretary [Mírzá Áqá Ján] as He strolled on the banks of the river in Baghdád,” and that, according to ʻAbdu’l-Bahá Himself, they were revealed in 1274 A.H. (1857–58).