As water in a fountain flows as one stream but falls in many drops divided by time and space, so are the revelations of the one stream of truth. Bowl of Saki, January 1, by Hazrat Inayat Khan
Commentary by Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan:
In a fountain, there is a big stream which flows up and then breaks into many drops. The stream is like the divine will and the different drops like the wills in us. One drop goes higher, another lower, one falls to the left, another to the right, one goes north, another south. But the source of all this activity is one; it is one thing that turns into so many, scattering in all directions. Thus from unity, there has come variety.
“What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well”