The Power of Faith in Spiritual Practice

Doubt and skepticism are two of the most harmful weaknesses that hamper spiritual growth. In order to be successful on the spiritual path, it is crucial to instead cultivate conviction, faith and hope. In this inspiring livestream talk, Sri Dharma Pravartaka Acharya comments upon two verses from the Vedic scriptures that explain the power and importance of faith in spiritual practice.

“The conviction that is present from the words of the guru that there is only one Reality without a second, that alone is the solitude necessary for meditation, and not a monastery, nor the interior of a forest.” (Maitreya Upanishad, 2.16)

“There is liberation for those who are free from doubts. There is no emancipation even at the end of repeated births for those whose minds are invaded by doubts. Hence one should have faith.” (Maitreya Upanishad, 2.17)

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