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SHOULD FAITH BE QUESTIONED AND BALANCED LIKE TRUST?

Isn't it the sort of looking away from the reality when we see something, for which we can't find a reason, and bypass it or accomodate it in the name of religion and God dependent faith? One of the basic tenets of the spiritual journey is to find the God within. We can't find the Almighty anywhere else but inside us. Can we ignore our own weaknesses?

No we can't. If we do so, we do it on our own peril. And, largely we do. We can find us when we dig in, question more of us, to find some of us, in order to build that 'us' that would take us nearer to the oneness of the supreme spirit. Faith needs to be absolute, but for that, it needs to be the evolved one. Every great soul, at some point in her or his life, has questioned the element of faith and so the every other soul.

When we begin this journey called existence, we begin with trust in the form of values we inherit from our elders, and remember, that is the only interface between us and the God during that cycle of our lives. Here trust leads us to have faith. Slowly, we gain insights. We approve and disprove the notions that we inherit. We approve and disprove the elements of trust and in the process, we question our faith. The process that begins at this stage, continues abated lifelong. Being the circumstantial beings, we get into situations, when we feel crisis of trust, and there are moments, when this crisis leads us to questions our faith.

A balanced approach to life is to maintain the harmony of our internal and external worlds. We are as social as individual. We need to cater to the innner 'us' as well as the other 'us' and life is all about finding this balance. Its a process of refinement and if we ignore or suppress even a single question in the name of absolute faith, our evolution to the spiritual quest become questionable. Trust in innner 'us' leads to the evolution of elements that let us question our faith in order to refine us. God is not to be seen, but to be felt, to be realized. Any any realization comes after all our questions are answered. Yes, we can feel the answers, though delayed, only if we have balanced the trust in inner 'us' to the faith in the elements beyond this life.

And this is not the just one single culmination point. Life is sum total many such realizations. After all, evolution is a never ending process.
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