When we receive the word of a wise man, of a spiritual Master, we must consider it as a seed to plant in the ground. Once we sow it in our spiritual soil, we can watch it grow, we can feel a new life being born and developing within us.
If, for many faithful, religion is but a practice devoid of any meaning, it is because they do not know how to work with the words of truth that it presents to them. But let them sow these words in their inner earth as one sows seeds, and let them tend to them every day, keeping watch over them, watering them, keeping them warm.
Let them clear away all the weeds threatening to choke them, let them get rid of the bugs about to nibble at them, that is to say let them prevent the thoughts and feelings inspired by their lower nature from coming to attack them: they will then feel a new life growing and developing within them.