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Aspects of Faith (with translation in Hindi)

by Subhuti (2015)

From 1 - 8 February 2015 Subhuti led an International Order Retreat at Triratnas Three Jewels Centre in Bodhgaya. To prepare for each evenings meditation and puja under the Bodhi tree Subhuti offered a series of seven inspiring talks exploring the Buddhas experience in Bodh Gaya. The series is entitled Placing Ourselves at the Feet of the Buddha.

At the heart of these talks is a poem by Sangharakshita, Taking Refuge In The Buddha, which was written here in response to his own strong experience of Bodh Gaya.

Let those who have faith open their ears. In the sixth of seven talks Subhuti turns our attention to Sraddha, or faith, and considers why faith is so central to the Dhamma life.

He looks at the analysis of faith into three different aspects - understanding faith, serene or lucid faith, and longing faith. For faith to be capable of hearing the Dhamma all three aspects must be present.

This talk is part of the series Placing Ourselves at the Feet of the Buddha.