It is not enough if you have faith in God but you should have faith in yourself; the faith that you would see God

Nama Article 27th August 2012

 

Excerpts from a discourse by our Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

 

Vivekănanda advises you to give up the Guru, Smriti, Shăstras, Itihăsa-purănas that would bring down your self-confidence. This is because one cannot do anything without self-confidence. It is not enough if you have faith in God but you should have faith in yourself; the faith that you would see God. There is an incident in the life of Jesus Christ to illustrate this.

 

Christ is walking in the midst of a huge crowd. A blind beggar named Bartimaeus calls out to Jesus. Christ turns around and walks up to the man and asks, “Did you call me?”

 

The blind man says, ‘Yes, Jesus!’

 

Christ asks him, “What do you want?”

 

The beggar says, “I am blind since birth. I want to see the entire creation of God. I want to see this beautiful world.”

 

Christ asks, “Do you want to see this world? Well! See it” and touches the blind man’s eyes with His fingers. Immediately the blind man is blessed with sight. He sees the world and sheds tears. Christ asks him, “Why do you weep?”

 

The blessed man, in a choked tone, says, “Jesus! You have blessed me with sight. I am now able to see the entire world.”

 

Christ explains, “Do you think that Jesus has given you sight? You hold the faith. Faith is the greatest wealth and you have it!”

 

Yogirămsuratkumăr used to say, 'If there is faith then there is no fate.'

 

Please check these: Excerpts from a discourse by our Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

 

Faith is even greater than God…….Unshakable faith and patience are the two coins that one should offer to Guru as offering

 

Once you acquire faith, your work is done. There is nothing higher than faith

 

If we call out His Name with complete faith, Krishna will certainly appear before us.

 

Power of Faith! Story of a Hunter, who ceaselessly with a single pointed focus, with all other thoughts removed from mind, had the vision of Lord.

 

Faith is more powerful than knowledge

 

When a trouble befalls you, it is only to test your faith. Win over it by your faith on God. He will never let you down.

 

Vibhishana who held faith He was Rama! Ravana who did not He was Yama!

 

The way – Faith

 

the man without faith (is ruined and) comes back to this transmigratory cycle again and again" …Bhagavad Gita

 

Our faith in the living God is to be measured by the extent of freedom from anxiety of any kind whatsoever.

 

Chant the Mahamantra Nama kirtan :

 

Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare

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