References of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá and Shoghi Effendi to the Hidden Words
Compiled by Research Department of the Universal House of Justice.
Published in Baha'i Studies Review 9
The passage in “The Hidden Words” no. 19 has a spiritual meaning and is allegorical, as are also the other passages in that book. It refers to the spiritual presence of Bahá'u'lláh. (From a letter dated 14 January 1938 written on behalf of Shoghi Effendi to an individual believer)
[Response to an inquiry about the meaning of this passage of the Hidden Words, especially the last part in which reference is made to a "place" and "those surroundings”.]