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Hari Om
'Freedays' are the 'gather our thoughts' days; Q&As; a general review of the week so far…

Faith plays a crucial role in life; its power makes the impossible possible. Though an essential aspect of life, its full meaning and implications are rarely appreciated. Generally taken as a negative quality, it implies lack of intellectual maturity. It may appear as blind belief to those not engaged in it. Yet if correctly practiced, with intellectual rigour and a degree of scepticism, then with appropriate listening and contemplation, it culminates in the verification of what was believed. Blind belief can be verified neither through experience nor logic.
Faith is verifiable. The first time we perform an action it is with faith alone. When we board a plane, we trust in the pilot’s ability. So-called rationalists believe faith is opposed to reason. However, reasoning itself is based on faith - in the power of the intellect. The whole scientific process rests on faith in the apparatus used for various experiments.
Faith plays a vital role in personal life. Relationships, business, politics. Relationships are based on trust, on faith in human nature and noble values. In religion, faith plays a vital role. There is faith in the existence of the One Reality; though not visible to the naked eye, its presence is declared in the scriptures and is the direct experience of many masters.
Belief in their words is the initial step to Know the Truth about our own Self.
Have faith in Faith.
It is the real wealth of man.
With thanks to the teachers of this teacher, who is yet a student.

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