O My friend, listen with heart and soul to the songs of the spirit, and treasure them as thine own eyes. For the heavenly wisdoms, like the clouds of spring, will not rain down on the earth of men's hearts forever; and though the grace of the All-Bounteous One is never stilled and never ceasing, yet to each time and era a portion is allotted and a bounty set apart, this in a given measure.
"And no one thing is there, but with Us are its storehouses; and We send it not down but in settled measure."
The cloud of the Loved One's mercy raineth only on the garden of the spirit, and bestoweth this bounty only in the season of spring. The other seasons have no share in this greatest grace, and barren lands no portion of this favor.
[1 Qur'án 15:21.]
The Seven Valleys, Pp. 37-38. © National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the United States. Third edition reprinted. 1986. ISBN 0-87743-113-2. ISBN 0-87743-114-0.