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As a Buddhist, a skillful practitioner needs to clearly demonstrate the practice of Faith, which, in Buddhist terms, is the miraculous application of Faith in order to soon be fulfilled. That is the contemplation to understand the nature and role of Faith.

2. The practice of faith

Faith is the source of life force in Man, everyone who lives has faith to live a healthy, happy and useful life for themselves and others. Those who cannot maintain their innate humanistic beliefs will be physically weak, mentally weak, make themselves miserable and cause trouble for others.

As a Buddhist, a skillful practitioner needs to clearly demonstrate the practice of Belief, in Buddhist terms, it is a wonderful response to Faith so that the path and results will soon be fulfilled. That is the contemplation to understand the nature and role of Faith.

The Nature of Faith

In terms of explanation, Belief is humane, equal, free… as described in the General Concepts section. In terms of practice and application in real life, Faith has two basic properties that are not contrasting but also complement each other in creating security, order and happiness in community life. That is objectivity and subjectivity.

Objective Belief

Objective Belief is the belief in experimental science to learn about the objective truth in the tangible material world, the phenomenal world, which Buddhism calls the dharma-real world. That is the Truth that has been verified in Zoology, Botany, Physics, Chemistry, Mechanics… This objective belief, first verified and true, then believed, is the driving force behind human achievement. kind that provides the foundation of technical civilization in today’s material life. This is an objective fact that no one can deny. Humanity is more and more advanced and advanced in this field such as electronic science, space science, biochemical science…

Subjective Beliefs

Subjective Belief is Belief in humanities science to learn about subjective Truth in the invisible spiritual world, the ontological world, which Buddhism calls the dharma-nature or the formless dharma-world. This subjective Belief puts the Presumptive Belief first. After experiencing it, it will confirm the Belief, if it is not true, then leave the Belief. Subjective belief after being confirmed is called Right Faith. This subjective belief has been the driving force behind building today’s spiritual civilization. Comparing the progress of the two material civilizations and the spiritual civilization today, humanity has moved faster in the material direction than in the spiritual direction such as morality, ethics, religion, psychology, society…

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The Role of Faith

First of all is the importance of Faith in the spiritual life and religious activities of people. Literally, the name “follower” refers to a person who believes in the teachings of a religion, the Chinese word “TIN” means to believe, “DO” is a student who follows the instructions of the master as usual. In Buddhism, Dao force is the strength in a practitioner, including five components called the Five Forces: Faith, Mindfulness, Effort, Concentration, and Wisdom. Faith is at the forefront of the Five Forces. The interpretation of the importance of Faith in the formation of Virtue lies in the two-way reciprocal relationship between Faith and the next four components. It is not possible to evaluate the importance of Tin force as more or less important when compared with other mental energies in the completion of the Dao force to attain Buddha power when the practitioner has self-consciously attained Buddhahood. Faith alone is of course not enough, but Faith plays a very necessary role in the two-way interaction with other psychic powers, lack of Faith is to nullify everything.

With Mindfulness: Only when you believe, you will remember Buddha’s teachings.

With diligence: Only if you have faith will you try to complete the mission entrusted by the Tathagata to be worthy of the title of True Son.

With Concentration: With faith, the new Dharma practice will be solid, never wavering when encountering many favorable conditions that cause obstacles on the way to Liberation.

With Wisdom Power: With faith to the point of single-minded practice, the new Enlightenment will shine brightly, realizing the Truth of Truth.

Another example: In many models of presenting a practitioner’s mind-transforming process, Faith usually comes first, such as: Faith, Faith, Faith, Faith, Faith, Faith, Faith , Tin Ngo…

In short, a person without belief is without a source of life force, a spiritual life no longer exists, a person still lives the physical part but becomes lifeless. Thinking more deeply in terms of jurisprudence, what is the role of Faith? Beliefs can be divided into how many types? Please answer: The role of Faith is the effect of Faith in the transformation of consciousness according to the process of Liberation. Belief has three types, meaning three different effects, sometimes operating one thing, sometimes two things and sometimes all three depending on the case of the object of the Faith, the direction of the Aspiration Force: Determine, Only Religion and Creation.

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Defined role

The defining role is a common force operating in everyone’s mind, everyone is familiar with it, sometimes it becomes unconscious and goes unnoticed for that reason. People in social community activities in all aspects: People in a family believe in each other and have mutual support, such as parents with children, husband and wife, brothers and sisters, relatives… A business company, a research center, an association… also have the same trust in each other, the aphorism has the saying that “Trust is the key to building a business”. career. International organizations established and operating under the trust of their member states such as the United Nations, the International Health Organization, the World Trade Organization, etc. Marriage contracts, contracts Commercial councils, association rules, international treaties are all documents defining the beliefs of signed members. The determination of Belief is clearly demonstrated in three specific cases as follows:

Determined Conscience: This is a case where Belief is implicitly determined according to the innate Goodness nature of man. This is a subjective belief that is often unconsciously like the familial love between loved ones felt while living together and treating each other on a daily basis. This determination is verified by conscience, without needing to say it out loud, without needing witnesses for such obvious reasons. This case is also called definite reason, definite morality, whether it is right or wrong, should or should be avoided because conscience tells it so, reason says so or morality says so.

Righteousness determines: It is also the case that Faith is confirmed according to Goodwill in Humans. But there is a specific and subtle difference that needs to be clarified: If the person speaking here understands that he himself is subjective, then it is called a determined conscience, if understood as the other person, that is, the other person is objective. It is called the Definite Righteousness or the Determined Taoism. That is right or wrong, should be done or should be avoided, because American customs say so, public opinion says so, or everyone believes that. This determination does not require a written document made of…

Directing role

The directing role is a more effective successor that requires more energy than is the case with the defining role with the usual universal impact: Belief leads to will, outlines the path to the goal. defined target. In the case of the role of determining the force of faith, it is more coordinated with the force of concentration, in the case of the role of directing the force of faith, it is more coordinated with the force of the tue.

Example: A person with Belief in himself has the ability to walk from point A to point B. This is the defining role. Next, this person learns that the route from A to B has three different paths, one path has the longest length but has a more beautiful scenery, one path crosses a bookstore, one path has past a beverage shop. Finally, this person decided to follow the path that passed the bookstore. This is a directing role.

Forming role

The role of creation is a magically effective effect that knows how to use it according to the context of impermanent transformation. In this case Faith needs the support of Wisdom the most, in other words, the practitioner needs to operate the most to sharp intelligence, abundant imagination can lead to cognitive inventions. mysterious things that no one has known before or creating new minds that have never appeared before. This is the Gray matter, the Genius in the successful scientists in their research, the great men who established new systems of thought for mankind.

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