My teaching is not to love God, my teaching is to love. Whom you love is not so relevant: people, animals, birds, trees, music, poetry, painting… What you love — the object of love — is not so important, but that you love is important.

And as love increases, slowly, slowly it brings a faith into your being, a faith in existence. That is true religion. The untrue religion remains belief-oriented. True religion originates in love and ultimately blooms and flowers as faith.

And remember: belief and faith are not synonymous, notwithstanding what the dictionaries say. Belief is pseudo faith, it is something basically false. Faith is a totally different phenomenon.

Start with love and blossom into faith.