How is it possible to conceive that these stupendous stellar bodies are not inhabited? Verily, they are peopled, but let it be known that the dwellers accord with the elements of their respective spheres. These living beings do not have states of consciousness like unto those who live on the surface of this globe: the power of adaptation and environment moulds their bodies and states of consciousness, just as our bodies and minds are suited to our planet . . . Beings who inhabit those distant luminous bodies are attuned to the elements that have gone into the composition of their respective spheres.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Divine Philosophy, p. 113