Faith is the Seed, Hand, & Wealth of Beings!
What is real
Bhikkhus, when a Noble Disciple possesses 4 things, then he is said
to be rich,
with much wealth, and prosperous property. What four?
Here, Bhikkhus, a Noble Disciple possesses the faith of confirmed
in the Supreme Buddha ... in the Perfect Dhamma ... and in the Noble Sangha....
He possesses the moral purity that is praised by the Noble Ones,
untorn ... pure ... intact ... leading to absorbed concentration....
Any Noble Disciple, who possesses these 4 things is
indeed really quite rich,
with much heavy wealth, endowed with a lush and vast property....
SN V 402
Suffering is the
cause of Faith...
Elated Joy is the effect of Faith... Entrance is the function of Faith...
Trusting is the characteristic of Faith...
Decisiveness is the manifestation of Faith...
the Hand, that lifts one out of Suffering...
Faith is the Seed, that makes
one grow much good Future...
Faith is the Real Wealth, since it produces
the best Advantage...
Vism XIV 140
Buddha to the
Faith is my seed, simplicity the rain,
understanding my yoke and plough,
Modesty is pole, mind is the strap,
and awareness is my ploughshare and goad!
How does Faith
save one from Suffering?
When one has faith in the
unshakable and quite well established,
And good behaviour built on morality,
liked by the Noble Ones and praised!
When one has confidence in the Sangha,
and a view straight and clear!
Then they say, that one is not poor,
that one's life is not wasted...
Therefore should any intelligent person,
aware of the Buddha-Dhamma,
to the fine faith & moral purity, which gives
in this safe from downfall saving Dhamma.
SN V 405
Alavaka once asked the Blessed Buddha:
What wealth here is best for any man?
What well practiced brings happiness?
What is the sweetest of all the
flavours? How is
this life best lived?
Faith is the supreme wealth here for any human!
Dhamma well practiced brings happiness! Nothing is sweeter than truth.
A wise life lived in understanding is
by far the best...
How does one cross the flood of ills?
How is the ocean of existence crossed?
How is all suffering stilled?
How is one purified?
By Faith is the flood of evil crossed!
By attention is this existence crossed!
By effort is all suffering stilled!
By wisdom one is finally purified!
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