Hidden Words: Deepening Day 25, Our Relationship to Each Other (P3, 56)

In the next two Hidden Words presented, Bahá’u’lláh also tells us who we should seek out and who we should avoid in order to benefit ourselves–whose companionship we should “treasure” and whose we should “eschew“; who “increaseth sorrow,” and who “cleanseth the rust from off the heart.” He says:

“O MY SON! The company of the ungodly increaseth sorrow, whilst fellowship with the righteous cleanseth the rust from off the heart. He that seeketh to commune with God, let him betake himself to the companionship of His loved ones; and he that desireth to hearken unto the word of God, let him give ear to the words of His chosen ones.” [Bahá’u’lláh, The Hidden Words, No. P56.]

“O FRIEND! In the garden of thy heart plant naught but the rose of love, and from the nightingale of affection and desire loosen not thy hold. Treasure the companionship of the righteous and eschew all fellowship with the ungodly.” [Bahá’u’lláh, The Hidden Words, No. P3.]

Regarding Hidden Word Persian 3…In the passage “eschew all fellowship with the ungodly”, Bahá’u’lláh means that we should shun the company of those who disbelieve in God and are wayward. The word “ungodly” is a reference to such perverse people. (From a letter dated 27 March 1938 written on behalf of Shoghi Effendi to an individual believer)

*Part of a deepening course, Hidden Words: Training Course on – by Dianne Bradford

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