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  Wednesday, 18 December 2013
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How do you know if you really have faith? Sometimes we tell ourselves that we shouldn't question a situation and have faith, but in the back of our minds, we are always wondering about the outcome??

Can you test your faith? Can we work on strengthening our faith? If so, how? I'm sure it's different for everyone.

Did the apostles have faith when they were told about many things from Jesus and they questioned him? When Mary told them that he arose from the grave, they did not believe her until they saw him with thier own eyes...

They had witnessed many miracles yet they doubted...When I read these stories, I feel inspired but I also reflect on the "human nature" that we all have.......how we are always questioning and doubting..........I reflect on the mercy that God shows us because of our countless shortcomings.

I want to be better.. so I continue to fight with myselves
8 years ago
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#5128
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I think the following excerpt from Master Morya’s book, The Dayspring of Youth, can help answer your questions:
Here we think a note upon faith should be of interest. Initiates say that its meaning has been misunderstood. Faith, as the world uses it, possesses no spiritual nature; though in the secondary system it means power and energy applied to action. All success in Yoga comes from this application; for the true quality of faith is a Solar force that illumines the mind and attracts to it atoms of power and energy. More human wrecks have resulted from the misconception of this quality than man realizes.
Faith is solar Christ force applied to action. Faith is born in us when we transmute our sexual energy and die in our defects, because this is the only way to grant us the capacity to expand our consciousness and experience the divine. We develop faith when we charge our bodies through Pranayama, Prayer, Mantras, Runes, Sacred Rites, and Sexual Magic, because it is the solar force of Christ that opens our spiritual eyes and grants us knowledge, gnosis.

The Prophet Muhammad explained this very well in the hadith, and is frequently quoted by the Sufis. There are three blessings to any initiate: islam (submission to God), iman (faith, cognizance of the divine), and ihsan (beautiful action born from awakened consciousness). Without either one of these factors, the others fall apart. We cannot fulfill islam (submission to Allah) without iman (faith), and faith is not born in us unless we act beautifully (ihsan, by practicing our esoteric methods such as meditation, vocalization, self-observation, known as dhikr, etc.)

We truly perform islam (submission) through the three factors of spiritual revolution: birth, death and sacrifice. Sexual transmutation, mystical death, and sacrifice for others generates genuine faith (iman), and allows us to act beautifully (ihsan). These three principles are integral and cannot be separated without disastrous consequences.

Ihsan is to act beautifully, knowing that while we may not see God, God certainly sees everything we do. This is performed when we follow the tenets of religious ethical discipline, islam, which is submission to the instruction of the great initiates. Faith, iman, is the result of our practice, when we know God directly through self-observation (dhikr). All of this is powered by sexual energy, submission to Allah as represented by the symbol of Islam, the crescent moon of Yesod and the star of love (Venus, the Divine Mother or sacred cow of Al-Baqara).

Doubt is animal mind, which does not know the truth, whereas genuine faith is solar conscious mind, one that experiences God and questions according to the scriptures, represented by the figure of doubting Thomas, the Apostle. He only accepted what came from God, therefore he did not accept the resurrection of Jesus until he verified it himself (through meditation, conscious experience, and Samadhi: perception without the obscurations of the ego). This is not “doubting” like we commonly think of, but the solar conscious quality of discrimination, which only accepts the truth when it has been verified through vigorous analysis, comparison with and submission to the scriptures (islam).

Joyful in hope, suffering in tribulation, be thou constant in thy prayer.

Benedictis, qui venit in nomine Domini. Osanna in excelsis.

"Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest!"

8 years ago
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#5096
i didn't mean to put my question on faith under retreats, can you please move it under the correct category.


thank you
8 years ago
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#5128
Accepted Answer
I think the following excerpt from Master Morya’s book, The Dayspring of Youth, can help answer your questions:
Here we think a note upon faith should be of interest. Initiates say that its meaning has been misunderstood. Faith, as the world uses it, possesses no spiritual nature; though in the secondary system it means power and energy applied to action. All success in Yoga comes from this application; for the true quality of faith is a Solar force that illumines the mind and attracts to it atoms of power and energy. More human wrecks have resulted from the misconception of this quality than man realizes.
Faith is solar Christ force applied to action. Faith is born in us when we transmute our sexual energy and die in our defects, because this is the only way to grant us the capacity to expand our consciousness and experience the divine. We develop faith when we charge our bodies through Pranayama, Prayer, Mantras, Runes, Sacred Rites, and Sexual Magic, because it is the solar force of Christ that opens our spiritual eyes and grants us knowledge, gnosis.

The Prophet Muhammad explained this very well in the hadith, and is frequently quoted by the Sufis. There are three blessings to any initiate: islam (submission to God), iman (faith, cognizance of the divine), and ihsan (beautiful action born from awakened consciousness). Without either one of these factors, the others fall apart. We cannot fulfill islam (submission to Allah) without iman (faith), and faith is not born in us unless we act beautifully (ihsan, by practicing our esoteric methods such as meditation, vocalization, self-observation, known as dhikr, etc.)

We truly perform islam (submission) through the three factors of spiritual revolution: birth, death and sacrifice. Sexual transmutation, mystical death, and sacrifice for others generates genuine faith (iman), and allows us to act beautifully (ihsan). These three principles are integral and cannot be separated without disastrous consequences.

Ihsan is to act beautifully, knowing that while we may not see God, God certainly sees everything we do. This is performed when we follow the tenets of religious ethical discipline, islam, which is submission to the instruction of the great initiates. Faith, iman, is the result of our practice, when we know God directly through self-observation (dhikr). All of this is powered by sexual energy, submission to Allah as represented by the symbol of Islam, the crescent moon of Yesod and the star of love (Venus, the Divine Mother or sacred cow of Al-Baqara).

Doubt is animal mind, which does not know the truth, whereas genuine faith is solar conscious mind, one that experiences God and questions according to the scriptures, represented by the figure of doubting Thomas, the Apostle. He only accepted what came from God, therefore he did not accept the resurrection of Jesus until he verified it himself (through meditation, conscious experience, and Samadhi: perception without the obscurations of the ego). This is not “doubting” like we commonly think of, but the solar conscious quality of discrimination, which only accepts the truth when it has been verified through vigorous analysis, comparison with and submission to the scriptures (islam).

Joyful in hope, suffering in tribulation, be thou constant in thy prayer.

Benedictis, qui venit in nomine Domini. Osanna in excelsis.

"Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest!"

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