We sleep with the faith that we will wake up in the morning
We turn on the ignition in the faith the car will start.
Faith is always about the unknown.
The known needs no faith. It is known.
Belief can be blind if not backed by intellectual inquiry or self-
In Context of Spirituality…Faith is the:
Conviction that precedes the determination to walk the path
Faith in the words…the nobility and ability of the Guru
Intellectual conviction in the validity of the Scriptures
Scriptures indicate the Truth, which the Guru correctly interprets
He is a realized soul and I will attain the same state.
I have not seen God but know He exists
WHEN THERE IS NO FAITH THERE IS
Confusion as to:
the means to achieve it
the effort needed to attain it
WHAT FAITH DOES?
Enables us to listen to the Scriptures with an open mind
Encourages reflection on their teachings…
…in the assurance it will reveal the Truth
Helps strengthen the mind through enquiry
Culminates in Knowledge
A Natural Corollary to this is – FAITH IN THE GURU
To be instilled with Faith in Scriptures
To determine and find the means to the Goal
To know the Guru trusts my ability to reach the Goal
– – SWAMI TEJOMAYANANDA