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Faith

Post by Nicholas » Thu May 30, 2019 7:59 pm

A powerful, necessary element on any Path. Here are varied definitions from the Eastern paths:

https://www.wisdomlib.org/definition/shraddha
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Re: Faith

Post by Nicholas » Thu May 30, 2019 8:13 pm

This [Divine] Reason is the simple and verily existent Truth: that pure and infallible Omniscience round which divinely inspired Faith revolves. It is the permanent Ground of the faithful, which builds them in the Truth and builds the Truth in them by an unwavering firmness, through which they possess a simple knowledge of the Truth of those things which they believe.
Divine Names, Rolt translation
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Re: Faith

Post by Nicholas » Fri May 31, 2019 5:40 pm

These are revealed counsels of the highest hidden mystery called "Artisan" (oman),* which means the source of faith (emunah), for faith emerges by His power.

* See Isaiah 25: 1. In other circles, this term designated the first and most concealed sefirah, keter or Crown.
From The Book of Speculation - (SEFER HA - 'IYYUN) in Early Kabbalah, page 47.
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Re: Faith

Post by Nicholas » Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:43 pm

When the bodhisattva generates the will to seek bodhi,
this is not such as is without causes and without conditions.
Developing pure faith in the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha—
It is on account of this that one initiates such vast resolve.

With an ever pure deep mind of faith and understanding,
one reverently honors and esteems all buddhas
while also doing so with the Dharma and the Sangha.
As an ultimately sincere offering, one generates the resolve.

It is due to profound faith in the Buddha and Buddha’s Dharma
as well as to faith in the path practiced by the sons of the Buddha
and faith in the unsurpassable great bodhi.
On account of this, the bodhisattva generates the initial resolve.

Faith is the source of the Path and the mother of merit.
It brings about the growth and nourishment of all good dharmas,
cuts away the net of doubts, causes escape from the river of love,
and opens forth and displays the unsurpassed path to nirvāṇa.
Avatamsaka Sutra, chapter 12
Wholesome virtuous behavior progressively leads to the foremost. -- Buddha

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