three types of faith

three types of faith

I believe there are three kinds of faith or devotion. I am just making this up so if there is anything wrong you can refute me. There is a irrational faith. If somebody tells you, you should do hundred thousand prostrations because after you die you will be reborn in heaven so you can have seventy four virgin girls. And if you believe in that this is what I call irrational faith. And that is something that we don’t want. You understand. And then there is a rational faith which according to Saraha he said, actually devotion is trusting in cause, condition and effect. Now that is something that we should have but only for temporarily. And then our aim is to go beyond irrational and rational devotion, but that is almost like a goal. I guess you can say the problem with the modern world it is too skeptical and too critical, at times we maybe loving too much, in love so much with so called rationalism. So okay, we maybe managing to get rid of the irrational devotion but maybe we are stuck with the rational devotion. And this is where maybe we can try to transcend this two.

Buddhism beyond boundaries and time, Nepal 2007