People do not believe in God, but believe newspapers and all that is published therein. They believe in things they have not seen and consider what their ears hear to be true. A blind person is in darkness and when he denies there is light, do we need to attach any value to his denial? No! On the contrary, you see a plane zooming in the sky; someone tells you that it is flown by a pilot, but you refuse to believe because you do not see him from where you are. Is this appropriate? Isn’t it reasonable to guess that a flying plane must have a pilot? If you want to verify, you must get to the plane and see the pilot! It would be unwise to deny his existence standing on the ground. So too seeing the Universe, you must firmly believe in the existence of God, and not deny His presence because you have not been able to see Him.
- Divine Discourse Feb 19, 1966.