The meaning of faith

    Posted on November 29, 2013

Prabhupada: What do you mean by faith?

Atreya Rsi: Conviction.

Prabhupada: What is that conviction? Describe it.

Atreya Rsi: That Krsna is the controller.

Prabhupada: Krsna is controller. You may have faith or no faith, that doesn't matter.

Hari-sauri: If one is convinced that Krsna will always protect him.

Nava-yauvana: When he's convinced to abide by the instructions of...

Prabhupada: Faith means that you are meant for giving some service to Krsna. You should stick to that service, that path, inspite of all impediments. That is the passing of test. Generally, just like we are meant for preaching Krsna consciousness. So there may be severe test, but still we shall remain determined. That is wanted. There may be so many impediments, punishment, still you should do that. That is wanted. That is test. Not that as soon as there is some difficulty I give it up. There may be severe test, but still we shall not give it up. We must go on. That is determination.

Nava-yauvana: Passing the test means executing the order of the spiritual master.

Prabhupada: Yes, that is spiritual life. One has to take order from the spiritual master and execute it, despite all impediments. That is determination.

>>> Ref. VedaBase => Morning Walk -- Tehran, August 11, 1976

 

See also:

Lord Caitanya speaks the glories of Advaita Acarya
Yoga for rascals
How Napoleon and Gandhi are like Raghunatha dasa Gosvami
Sastra recommends to become lazy
Reciting rasa-lila
Remain under Krsna, like a wife under her husband
How to become a pure devotee
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Don't think these boys' life is being spoiled
Effects of reading KRSNA book
Srila Prabhupada inherits a curse (and passes it on)
The difference between Western and Eastern culture
Srila Prabhupada's chilhood and Krsna's childhood
Part demon, part devotee
Effect of sincere chanting
 

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