In 2006, at the end of the first of a series of four Five Year Plans, only the first glimmerings of an intensive programme of growth had emerged, and a new pattern of action was consolidated in but a few score clusters. The first elements of an evolving framework for action had just emerged, which, in the past decade, has been more fully understood, elaborated, and exploited. Among the many important concepts and practices that received attention over this period were the systematization of cycles of growth, the learning mode, the functioning of the Auxiliary Boards, the training institute as an educational process with three distinct stages, institutional capacity at the cluster and regional levels, the movement of youth, accompaniment, a coherent life of service, social action, involvement in the discourses of society, and universal participation. The movement of clusters along a developmental path marked by a series of milestones has now become well understood, such that some two hundred clusters have been able to create a pattern of community life that embraces a thousand or thousands, while some five thousand additional clusters follow in this well-defined pattern of action.
From time to time God sends Prophets, or Manifestations of God, to reveal His Message to humanity. Bahá'u'lláh, the Founder of the Bahá’í Faith, is the latest in this sequence of the Prophets of God. His life is unprecedented in religious history. Despite facing extreme crises, He achieved outstanding victories and carried out His mission as the Manifestation of God for today, teaching humanity about the oneness of God, the oneness of religion, and the oneness of humanity. This book intends to share with children the story of His majestic life, through the exploration of spiritual concepts and the stages and milestones of the life of the Blessed Beauty.
This statement and compilation beautifully describes the extraordinary significance of this matchless institution for the unity and well-being of humanity.
Bahá'u'lláh's Hidden Words may be described as a guide book to the spiritual life, containing the essence of the revelations of all the Prophets of old. This pocket-size edition can be kept on hand for personal use any time that inspiration, guidance or comfort may be required. This edition also contains a small compilation from the Writings of Bahá'u'lláh, the Báb and 'Abdu'l-Bahá.