Confusion & Faith

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The main topic of mindfulness discussion in the second class on Mindfulness Course is CONFUSION & FAITH. We start with this topic because it is something common to all our experience.

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CONFUSION & STABLE DATUM

  1. Confusion is natural. It appears in the universe as chaos. The process of evolution converts this chaos into order. 

  2. Confusion is common to all our experience. Bringing order to this confusion helps us evolve. That is what life is all about.

  3. To speed up our own evolution it is important to understand the concept of confusion. 

  4. Confusion is RANDOM MOTION. An example would be the swirling confetti that is falling from above. It is very difficult to track down each and every piece of that confetti.

  5. If you can hold on to just one piece of confetti, you can then track the motion of all other confetti relative to it. Therefore, in order to start handling confusion, you must find something that is stable, and which you can hold on to.

  6. FAITH acts as that stable datum to which you can align the confusing data of life. The faith does not have to be correct or true. It just have to be relatively stable. Thus, people do acquire all kind of strange faiths.

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FAITH & UNIVERSAL CONTEXT

  1. The stability of faith depends on the context to which it appiles. A faith may be workable in a limited context, but not in a different or larger context. The larger is the context to which a faith applies, the better it is.

  2. To bring better order to life, one needs to examine and upgrade one’s faith continually so that it is workable within larger contexts. One can always improve upon one’s faith.

  3. The best faith is that which can be held constant in the largest context possible, which is the UNIVERSE.

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In the next class we shall discuss the nature of the universal context, or the UNIVERSE.

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