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Offline jravi

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The Cornerstones of Faith and Confidence
« on: May 17, 2013, 01:43:32 AM »
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  • The Ladder of Supreme Faith and Complete Confidence
    Faith is a feeling of trust. Faith is trust in others, faith in the universe. Conversely, faith in oneself is confidence. Thus faith is the common factor. But the invisible ladder is one of Supreme Faith and Complete Confidence—where you are beyond faith and confidence, where there is no doubt left. When you have the feeling of supreme faith and complete confidence, then you have acquired the ladder, which will take you beyond the joys and sorrows of this world towards ultimate success.

    Faith is the greatest vibration on this earth. The vibration of faith helps open the body and mind of a person. He then becomes more receptive to the world around him. The vibration of faith helps him counter the negative vibrations of fear and worry.

    Confidence is faith in oneself. Self-confidence is the foremost requirement of man. It is as important as breathing. There is no fruitful existence of a human being without self-confidence. Due to lack of self-confidence, people lose out on innumerable opportunities in life.

    Self-confidence is that dimension of human life with the help of which the impossible becomes possible. Self-confidence is that key which helps us to complete all that is not complete and take our life forward. Self-confidence helps us unravel all the mysteries about life and shows us how we can use them to develop our lives.

    There are five types of basis from which people derive their confidence:

    •Confidence acquired through physical strength
    •Confidence acquired through observation
    •Confidence acquired through name and fame
    •Confidence acquired through money
    •Confidence acquired through position

    All these types are temporary, as they are dependent on external factors. This type of confidence or faith does not take a person very far in life. Every type of confidence or faith has a limit, i.e. it can guide you up to a certain extent but not beyond.

    Everyone desires to posses and express 100% confidence and faith. Sometimes your confidence and faith manifests when you visit holy places, temples, churches, mosques or other sacred places. People get positive experiences at those places and then they want to return to those places time and again. They are, however, not aware how faith is expressed.

    You already have confidence and faith within you; you do not have to imbibe it from outside. You just have to express it; you have to open yourself. When you have faith that something will happen and you are fully confident about it, you will surely meet with success. You will feel great about life.

    Supreme Faith and Complete Confidence
    Complete confidence goes beyond doubt and no doubt. Supreme faith goes beyond trust and no trust. It is not dependant on external factors. Supreme faith and complete confidence come from the inner experience. This is the confidence in self and faith in the Supreme acquired from within, through the experience of Truth. It never diminishes. This is supreme faith — faith in the Supreme. This is complete confidence—unshakeable faith in yourself. This is the biggest strength of a person. Try to understand that this is within you.

    When you have complete confidence and supreme faith, you have seen and climbed the Invisible Ladder.


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    If you have faith, you will see
    « Reply #1 on: June 05, 2013, 02:41:29 AM »
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  • Difference between the mind and no-mind states

    Every world has its own rules. The mind’s world is the scientific world. In the laboratory the mind examines everything to see, “What is this thing. How does it work?” This is the world of the mind. On the table of the mind’s laboratory are all things of this world and the mind is their examiner. The mind is a scientist and the rule of science is: First see and then believe. This is why the mind is not able to believe in the Truth without seeing it.

    This is not the case in the world of no-mind. The rule here is: If you have faith, you will see. In this world, the mind itself is on the laboratory table.

    Understand this further. Whenever you experience something good or bad, the mind that says ‘I am experiencing this’ is absent. After the experience has taken place, the mind comes in and says, “I experienced this.” Imagine that you have gone to an amusement park and are taking a joy ride in a giant wheel. When you come down from a height speedily, you experience something. At this moment, your mind does not come and say, “This experience is happening with me.” This is because at that moment the mind is not there. There were no thoughts too at that moment which comments on the experience. But later, the mind which has not experienced anything comes in and says, “Today, I had such and such an experience.” In this manner, the mind retrieves the memory of the experience from the memory bank and associates itself with it. Everyone has been given the power of memory. The mind remembers this memory and says, “I had this experience.” If the mind were to be told that it was not there at that time, it would not believe it.

    The mind does not realise that it was due to its absence that the Experience of Self was witnessed. The mind itself is an obstacle in the Experience occurring. The mind must attain the understanding that the Self-Experience happens only in its absence. If the mind has faith in this understanding, it will agree to go unto Silence (moun).

    Faith is extremely important in the process of attaining the Self-Experience, because the mind lives in the illusion that it experienced the Self. The mind refuses to understand that it was absent when the Experience happened. Until it has strong faith, it will keep saying, “How can this be?”  When the mind has faith on one who has hinted to you (the Guru), the mind surrenders, bows down and falls. The Self-Experience then begins to reveal on its own.



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