All About Faith

OUR FAITH

As they say faith can move mountains. It stands true when you have absolute faith in yourself and your ideas. It takes a lot of courage for one to accept and surrender to one’s faith. Keeping your faith alive means not giving up on it even when you want to because the most amazing things in life tend to happen right at the moment you are about to give up hope. Faith, it’s all about believing. You don’t know how it will happen. But you know it will. Usually we tend to limit our faiths according to our likes and dislikes.

Nowadays our faiths come with an expiry date. Unfortunately, people have begun to regard religion as faith. Religion is just a set of beliefs. Faith has nothing to do with belief. A person of faith – a devotee has no agenda in life; he or she just wants to dissolve. Once you have no agenda of your own, the rest becomes very simple.

Only because you have your own agenda, you and the Divine are going in two different directions. If you look at the prayers of the world, 99% are about “give me this, give me that, protect me, save me”. This means fundamentally, prayer is coming either out of greed or fear. The faith that most people are talking about is loyalty. Faith is not a device to bind you to this group or that.

It is about liberating you. You need a very childlike, innocent mind to walk the path of faith. When Jesus said, come follow me, the educated and the powerful weren’t the ones that followed him. The fishermen, the farmers, the simple folk did. The others ignored him. Those who could not ignore him crucified him. Faith is only for the innocent. The moment you have a logical, questioning mind, talking faith is just a waste of time.

Faith is essentially a tool which gives you an unwavering focus in life. An unwavering focus is the only way a human being can reach the ultimate. Incredible things could be done with faith, but unfortunately, the most disastrous things on the planet have been done in its name.

This is because faith is generally understood as a belief system. Drawing a line between faith and belief is important. Belief breeds hope. Faith doesn’t. Faith is pragmatic. Faith just means organizing yourself in one direction, because without being one- pointed you cannot penetrate your limitations. Faith is not something that you do; it is something that you become. It cannot be cultivated; it can only happen. It is an inner experience, a deep falling back into existence that can propel you from one dimension to another.

It makes you touch other dimensions of life apart from the physical and psychological. It turns you into a better human being by empowering you to take a big leap from here to there. As Aristotle said, No great mind has ever existed without a touch of madness.

Harshvardhan Singh ‘Danish’

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