For indolence and laxity hinder the outpourings of love from the clouds of divine mercy, and people will thus remain deprived.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, The Importance of Obligatory Prayer and Fasting, IV

Waste not your time in idleness and indolence, and occupy yourselves with that which will profit yourselves and others beside yourself.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Bahá’í World Faith, p. 195