To one who visited in Haifa, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá said substantially, in likening the Cause of God to a Garden: 'At the gate of the garden some stand and look within, but do not care to enter. Others step inside, behold its beauty, but do not penetrate far. Still others encircle this garden inhaling the fragrance of the flowers, having enjoyed its full beauty, pass out again by the same gate. But there are always some who enter and, becoming intoxicated with the splendor of what they behold, remain for life to tend the garden'."

quote attributed to ‘Abdu’l-Bahá for Inez Greeven during her 1921 Pilgrimage, found in Frances Esty, The Garden of the Heart