“Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” – Hebrews 11:1 –
What a beautiful quotation. A criticism I had against Christianity was that many people seemed to have a case of “blind faith” – where they believe in something, but don’t know why or even what it is exactly that they believe in. Now when people ask me the question, “How do you know God exists?”, I do not know how to answer, but I know my faith is not blind. .. how does that work?
I think I should make a clarification. All my anti-Buddhism comments are actually not directed at the religion itself. To base an argument on people practicising Buddhism would be to condemn a chef for rotten food. … maybe that analogy didn’t really make sense. But anyway, yeah… just as “Christians” don’t equal Christianity, buddhists don’t equal buddhism. Many people may misrepresent the respective religions so the religions themselves cannot be judged according to its believers.
I also want to say thank you to everyone who reads my blog. Robin S. Sharma, author of “The Monk who Sold his Ferrari” and “Who will cry when you die”, once said,
“One of the deepest of all the human hungers is the need to be understood, cherished, and honored. Yet, in the fast-paced days we live in, too many people believe that listening involves nothing more than waiting for the other person to stop talking. And to make matters worse, while that person is speaking, we are all too often using that time to formulate our own response, rather than empathizing with the point being made.”
For someone to have the patience to read my entire entry, not just to wait so that they can come up with something even more intellectual to say in response, is a true gesture of listening. I can’t really explain why it means a lot, but… i guess the important thing is, that it does. Thanks again for all your support peeps!
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your welcome peanut! 😛 I enjoy reading what you have to say, no matter what it is. I think it lets me know you more… however little more that may be. 🙂
Condemning the chef for rotton food! That’s marvelous!
Faith operates beyond the faculty of logic, and that’s why you don’t know what to say when someone asks you “how do you know God exists”. It is something you feel, not something you know.
To me, that feeling, that experience itself, is God. And so when a student asked his teacher, “what is buddha nature” He was immediately hit with a cane… The pain from that strike instantly opened the students mind to enlightenment.