How should we strengthen our faith in the Lord? Bhagawan lovingly reminds us today.
It was only when Yasoda found every length of rope a little short to go round Krishna’s belly that she discovered that He was the Lord. So too, you will realise every description of My Divine Glory is a little too short of the actuality, and then get convinced. Meanwhile, if you study spiritual texts and know the characteristics of the Avatar of the Lord, you might get a glimpse of the Truth regarding Me. There is no use arguing and quarrelling among yourselves. Examine, experience; then you will know the truth. Do not proclaim before you are convinced. Be silent while you are still undecided or engaged in evaluating. Of course, you must discard all evil in you before you can attempt to evaluate the mystery. And, when faith dawns, fence it around with discipline and self-control, so that the tender shoot might be guarded against the goats and cattle, the motley crowd of cynics and unbelievers. When your faith grows into a big tree, those very cattle can lie down in the shade that it will provide!
- Divine Discourse, Feb 23, 1958.