THERE ARE 2 TYPES OF FAITH … 1 SUPPORTS ENLIGHTENED GROWTH

KEEP IT SIMPLE … THERE ARE ONLY 2 TYPES OF FAITH

Today’s meaning of “faith” is pretty loosely set.

It ranges from trust in what’s proven real in life to wagering a belief in the imagined constructs of religious hope.

In what an individual chooses to establish faith reflects how their human condition approaches its human experience … eyes open or eyes closed.

LET’S FOCUS

One type of faith keystones your knowledge. One reformats your ignorance.

One faith is your reward for continued efforts to “live and learn” more about the nature of this reality. The other discourages this to provide its own set of unsupportable answers in meaning-diluted multi-translated prose form.

STEADFAST FAITH IS FOUNDED IN YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT’S SELF-EVIDENT

A faith that stands steadfast grows naturally in step with your improved understanding of what controls the outcomes in your life experience.

It satisfies your intuitive ping for self-confidence while invigorating latent inner self-belief.

Steadfast faith supports a truth seeker’s quest to better understand and become free of their emotional suffering to realize emotional bliss while still living … before entering the mysterious “afterlife” that the human condition was clearly never wired to understand.

BLIND FAITH IS FOUNDED IN THE HOPE OF REALIZING AN UNSUPPORTED PROMISE

This claim to faith requires your vow of unquestioned obedience to blindly follow a scripted set of rules to hopefully attain the emotional bliss in a promised afterlife paradise free of suffering.

Having blind faith in this promise means you must mortgage your self-confidence for a membership in a group of like believers subject to a loosely choreographed routine of rites and ritual. You spend your life hoping you’re not unknowingly blacklisted.

With blind faith in this written promise, your emotional balance teeters on your untethered doubt-riddled hope of finding this afterlife emotional bliss, staged somewhere in a hell-free cloud paradise of unfamiliar texture.

STEADFAST FAITH COMES DEEPLY SEATED … YOUR BOSOM BUDDY

From birth, an individual’s steadfast faith blossoms in the wake of their growing awareness of even the most basic of reality’s natural processes.

From what the day brings, each human being develops an intrinsically lodged confidence that stands steadfast in the self-evident truth of the undeniable manifestation of something they’ve experienced. Most fail to ever put this into perspective.

Once out of their mother’s womb, an infant will develop a deeply seated steadfast faith that the morning sun will rise on schedule. They will just take it for granted that Father Time’s clock will keep ticking … without pause.

Human beings develop a steadfast faith in their understanding awareness of the different incarnations and rhythms that embody reality’s uncontrollable patterns of ongoing transformation.

This is true faith.

Steadfast faith is a basic essential for the human condition to navigate its human experience. The basic revelations in understanding what controls the human experience are part of the same interconnected infrastructure comprising reality’s only truth network. The more pieces of truth awareness you put into the puzzle, the closer to a complete picture you come.

It’s doctor-prescribed and signed by the deeper consciousness to help heal the suffering soul just as it forms a scab over a cut or reminds the heart to beat.

BLIND FAITH INSTILLS NO “GUT FEELING” … YOUR PEN PAL

The childhood experience of being stuck by a needle engenders the steadfast faith in understanding the sting of a needle-prick. It’s a sensually metered event with a meaning that eludes any intellectually generated graphic description.

Before their first injection, a child wouldn’t have any sensual history of the sting from getting a shot. They can only have a blind faith in their parent’s verbal description to cognitively conceptualize the sting.

They need to see how it actually scores sensually before honoring it with their scream.

The child’s pre-injection faith is blind to their parents’ sensual history of getting the shots that substantiated their steadfast faith-backed wisdom borrowed by their child.

The child’s blind faith in this borrowed wisdom instantly transforms into a steadfast faith the instant they get stuck.

It’s like striking up blind faith in wisdom borrowed from a friend or read about describing what “hot” feels like. An experientially founded steadfast faith would arise from holding a finger to a flame.

The child’s borrowing their parent’s wisdom parallels Adam and Eve borrowing the Garden of Eden Tree of Knowledge snake-promised all-knowing wisdom of everything from Good to Evil. It’s a faith built on trusting some other entity’s unverified understanding that comes with no sensual history tie-in.

STEADFAST FAITH COMES NATURALLY … NOT INTELLECTUALLY CONFIGURED

Steadfast faith registers in a subtle level of the deeper consciousness well before the conscious configuration of what most think of when they think of “having a faith.”

Most mistakenly think their intrinsic sense of faith and trust is something they can intellectually exert conscious control over.

Some say that faith is not a feeling, that it’s a choice. Pleeease … an individual’s every choice is inspired by what they feel. That’s just the point. Learn to understand why and how what you’re feeling sets the state of your emotions.

The essence of true faith is not something that can simply be assumed. It has to be earned, rooted in experience.

A new employee has to earn his employer’s trust that he will show up for work on time and perform his job as expected.

Any claim to a cognitively processed gender of faith is really more of a forced sort of unsecured yet postured trust in what somebody or some unfounded ideological notion promises.

Blind faith is not a state that’s intrinsically inspired. It’s blindly assumed. The knowledge describing the tenants of faith are intellectually metered, then memorized.

THE NARROW PATH TO ENLIGHTENMENT ADHERES TO LIFE UNDERSTANDING

A truth seeker must continue to use the same basic innate intrinsic tools to continue nurturing their understanding of reality’s nature as were used above when establishing a steadfast faith in the daily sunrise and in the deeply-spun assurance that time will continue without pause.

The continued unveiling of the self-evident character of the principles of nature that control the outcomes of all cause/effect relationships in this reality is necessary. It needs to be recognized and understood to avoid ignorance-inspired emotional suffering.

MANKIND’S WIRED TO RECOGNIZE ONLY ONE STATE OF EMOTIONAL BLISS

 Freedom from emotional suffering targets the same state of bliss whether referenced in reality or promised by religious theology.

Training an improved awareness of nature’s ways allows living a more emotionally balanced life to possibly train the total enlightenment of all fundamental ignorance to realize the only sort of emotional bliss humanity has been conditioned to know when establishing its living sensual history through feeling.

Reality recognizes its presence now and theology imagines emotional bliss at some time in the future.

THE NEEDED THOUGHT STREAM LACKS THE SENSUAL BANDWIDTH FOR A MIDDLEMAN’S DATA FEED

Developing steadfast faith in nature’s self-evident truths like the sun rising or the passage of time is just the starting line for developing a better understanding of what details the human experience.

Consider developing the steadfast faith in the awareness that the sun rises every day and that time passes by to be preschool. Then consider the further evolvement of steadfast faith emerging abreast an improved conscious awareness of the principles that rule the impermanent nature of this reality bringing about spiritual enlightenment as being at the Ph.D. level.

Both the toddler and the Ph.D. are using the same sensually founded living tools to understand the same living system. Start to finish. Uninterrupted by some other sort of plan using different tools that are not sensually founded, but are metered intellectually.

The mental scope needed to train understanding awareness of reality’s interwoven network of principles loses its focus when interrupted by a middleman-designed promise that sidesteps the needed discovery work to allow reaching the targeted end of emotional bliss.

The middleman disguises his demand for unquestioned obedience to his designed wisdom that promises the same emotional bliss. He wraps his promised afterlife paradise package in the required assumption of a pseudo-faith in his unverifiable promised wisdom that’s admittingly blind to having any sort of intrinsically spun understanding.

How can the resulting state of beat-down indecision this creates, lacking an intrinsic history foundation be considered true faith?

Steadfast faith is a faith invested in experience. It’s not a faith built on the blind hope of a mystical promise.

It lights a truth seeker’s path to realizing this state of bliss during their lifetime. Not ever-hoping for it to be a somehow middleman-bestowed afterlife.

BLIND FAITH IN A BORROWED UNDERSTANDING IS SOMETIMES NEEDED FOR DIRECTION ON HOW TO SELF-TRAIN AN EXPERIENTIAL UNDERSTANDING

“Wisdom acquired through listening to others and wisdom acquired through intellectual investigation are helpful if they inspire and guide us to advance to the third type of panna, experiential wisdom.”

—William Hart, The Art of Living VIPASSANA MEDITATION As Taught By S. N. Goenka, pg.90

An individual’s only way to gain an enlightened understanding is to personally experience it.

They need to follow a qualified teacher’s lead and experientially convert how they’ve heard it should be to what they intrinsically understand it to be.

BLIND FAITH TO A FUNDAMENTAL DIALOG CAN BECOME A BARRIER TO UNDERSTANDING … INVITING A STATE OF APATHETIC LAZINESS

Those who through their ignorance become attached to the imagined existence of things and ideas can develop an attachment to the static fundamental interpretation of a religion’s written creed. Their waking consciousness isn’t prepared to process reality’s feed of virgin change that continually challenges their fear of the unknown.

They cling to their blind faith for security.

“But if we remain satisfied simply to accept received wisdom without questioning, it becomes a form of bondage, a barrier to the attainment of experiential understanding. By the same token, if we remain content merely to contemplate truth, to investigate and understand it intellectually, but make no effort to experience it directly, then all our intellectual understanding becomes a bondage instead of an aid to liberation.”

—William Hart, The Art of Living VIPASSANA MEDITATION As Taught By S. N. Goenka, pg.90

“The Buddha regarded his own teaching as a raft to cross the river and not as an absolute truth to be worshipped or clung to. He said this to prevent rigid dogmatism or fanaticism from taking root. Ideological inflexibility is responsible for so much of the conflict and violence in the world. According to the Buddhist teaching, knowledge itself can be an obstacle to true understanding, and views can be a barrier to insight. Clinging to views can prevent us from arriving at a deeper, more profound understanding of reality.”

—Thich Nhat Hanh, Interbeing: Fourteen Guidelines for Engaged Buddhism (1988) p. 123

When an individual agrees to wear blinders through what their day offers to blindly follow the written dialog of some religion’s ideology, they lose focus and concern for questioning and understanding what is. They close their mind to seeing that mental peace comes with understanding what they are ignorant about that controls the outcomes that define their life.

With no effort to deepen their cognitive understanding, a conceding state of apathetic laziness can set in.

They will pass through life apathetically choosing not to get off their mental couch to make the effort to understand and direct their individual and unique talents and skills to accomplishing even basic life responsibilities.

Many of those locked in the notion of some religious ideology will continue to pillage through life, turning over the rocks of new things and ideas hoping to uncover the answer to the unknown question that keeps prodding them from deep within.

Many who boldly proclaim to be a follower of a certain god, fail to connect the importance of having the flow of their physical body’s rhythm in line with that of the reality they are a part of, that holds the answer to their emotional imbalance.

They may never drink any alcohol like some religions believe or eat meat on Friday. They may be faithful at the time of Lent, but they may still find it easy to fill their iced tea with packages of fake sugar that have been proven to feed cancer.

They don’t hesitate to eat their favorite preparations of white flour. They’re unconcerned about what blood glucose is.

MANKIND’S COLLECTIVE CONSCIOUSNESS IS MATURING

About half a millennium ago mankind’s collective perspective opened up from ancient superstition to the age of reason. What’s now called science stepped as this movement’s freewill to question what’s represented by the change that reality constantly dishes out.

Anybody who boldly looks into the face of naked change and asks why is a scientist.

Many might still label the occurrence of some unexplainable life event as a “God-sent miracle.”

Just because mankind might not yet understand the logistics of something, doesn’t mean that it won’t. Just look at history.

The apple tree wasn’t mad at Isaac Newton. He hadn’t done something that God was punishing him for by allegedly dropping an apple on his head. It was actually the natural principles in the force of gravity that caused that apple to fall.

Isaac Newton began bringing into light the understanding of one of nature’s discovered forces and the principles that rule its effects at that time through questioning the event and figuring out why.

The process of discovery feeds into understanding. It’s what life and this article are all about.

With mankind’s freewill science’s continued questioning, the natural principles that control the outcome of environmental conditions are gradually being revealed and better understood, at least on the intellectual level.

E.g. It’s not the Greek god Zeus throwing bolts of lightning from the sky. Science’s questioning has discovered that lightning is caused by an electrical discharge of electrons moving very quickly from one place to another, superheating the air around them causing it to glow. Another natural principle better understood.

Public awareness is slowly wising up to centuries of theology’s blanketing ethos of national gaslighting where it’s just to be taken for granted that this reality came from and is controlled by some source of intelligent design.

EMOTIONAL SUFFERING IS REALIZED AS A REACTION OF THE LIVING MIND

It’s because individuals trip over their ignorance of reality’s governing principles that they suffer, burning emotionally in a living hell.

“How could you put your faith in Jesus, when you’re burning in the flame?”

—Mick Jagger and Keith Richards observation in their song “Saint of Me”

Misguided conditioning and poorly tagged feelings will tender the emotional hellfire an individual can spend their entire lifetime burning in. It’s the real-life living hell version of religion’s biblically threatened fire and brimstone.

Emotional perception is where the human condition confronts the principles of impermanence that rule all the outcomes of its transforming human experience. People rate the quality of their life experience by how they perceive their conditioned emotions.

ANY TRUTH SEEKER CAN SELF-TRAIN THEIR EMOTIONAL ENLIGHTENMENT

Reality is nothing more than an ongoing process of something becoming something else.

Reality does not stand still.

This ongoing eddy of change is what each individual’s physicality is a contributing part of.

There’s an innate human longing to better understand this to appreciate the emotional calm and the knowing wisdom it inspires.

Any truth seeker can self-train their ability to venture into their personal satellite theater of life manifest itself to gather the appropriate self-knowledge to allow deriving the strain of life wisdom that decodes the ways of nature’s patterned principles.

Their unshakeable, been-there-done-that steadfast faith in what they’ve come to understand develops alongside their increasing conscious awareness of nature’s principles.

The ignorance of the ways of impermanence will find some unknowingly allowing for an imagined pause in the ongoing passage of time for the stillness needed to entertain the imagined continual presence of the remembered essence of things and ideas they become attached to.

They will learn to crave and become attached to these items suspended in their memories. They will create an ego to manage and to posture this imagined self and anything attached to it.

Their attachment to the imagined presence of these things and ideas will create an emotional minefield they will use all their conscious energy to navigate daily.

When an individual becomes a truth seeker and finds the due diligence and courage to persistently question what they don’t understand and through assimilating the right strain of knowledge to derive the strain of wisdom that brings an {enlightened conscious understanding} about the ways of the principles that sustain the impermanence that defines this reality, they will become enlightened about nature’s principles and have nothing to cause their suffering.

They eliminate their ignorance which dissolves any attachment or craving they’d developed to the imagined permanence of things or ideas they might have been harboring.

It’s reality’s natural principles that determine the outcomes of every type of interaction that holds this reality together that each individual must form a steadfast faith-backed wisdom-enriched understanding of to erase the white noise of ignorance to find and secure the bliss possible in the emotional balance every human being senses to exist and longs to realize.

IT’S HUMAN NATURE TO PURGE MENTAL WHITE NOISE TO BETTER UNDERSTAND THE NATURE OF BEING HUMAN

Steadfast faith protects and strengthens a truth seeker on their quest to become enlightened about reality’s nature to be free of all the mental white noise to allow their emotional balance to surface from their deeper consciousness where it waits strapped down by the ignorance of reality’s ways that underwrites all their emotional suffering.

They will understand it and like enlightened souls of the past and present they will experience no more emotional suffering. They will be living in {emotional bliss now, while still living}.

 

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