The Power Of Faith…

In one of His discourses in “Trayee Brindavan” in May 1994, Bhagawan spoke at length on the power of faith, He said: “Complete faith is most essential if you want to experience Divinity. There should not be even an iota of doubt. One living without faith in the Divine is like a lifeless corpse.” Bhagavan related the following story to illustrate the Power Of Faith:

A young boy used to go from his village to a school which was in a nearby town. He had to cross a forest en route to the town. Generally he used to return home well before sunset. One day, it so happened that he had to leave the school late in the evening and darkness set in.

The boy was afraid to walk through the forest in darkness and told his mother that he was afraid to walk in the night without company. His mother said: “Why are you afraid? Whenever you are in need of company, shout aloud calling your brother. He will help you.”

The boy asked her: “Who is my brother?” The mother replied; “He is none other than Lord Krishna. God is a mother, father, teacher, brother, relative, friend and all. Whenever you are in trouble don’t hesitate to call on Him for help.”

The boy had full faith in his mother’s words. In these days, even if God Himself tells, nobody believes. That is why Jesus declared: “If I were to be a child everyday for a while, with full faith in my mother, how happy I would be!”

Another day the boy was returning home from school late at night in the darkness. He shouted: “Anna Krishna” (Brother Krishna). After a few moments Krishna appeared before the boy in the form of a lad and told him: “Why do you fear when I Am here? I shall escort you home.” He accompa­nied the boy to the village outskirts and disappeared. The boy told his mother how the “brother” helped him true to her words. The mother said: “He helps not only you, but everyone who seeks His help.”

From that time onwards, the boy used to call the “BROTHER” whenever he needed His help and Krishna never failed to respond. Gradually he picked up courage.

“When you have full faith, God will surely help you and make you fearless. People who have faith in God will never be let down. But those who have no faith suffer. You need not search for God. It is God Who is search­ing for a real devotee,” declared Bhagawan.

II Samasta Lokah Sukhino Bhavantu II