Sraddha - an essential subject
Sraddha translates to 'faith'. In order to take decisions and progress in our lives, we place our faith on the decision in question. This may include having faith in the people that surround the decision, having faith in ourselves and if we believe in God, then having faith in Him. Similarly, to progress in our spiritual lives, we need to have sraddha (faith), and this needs to be placed firstly on God, then on our spiritual master who is supposed to come from the disciplic succession, and finally, on the devotees, whose constant association will help us to move forward.
Srila Prabhupada's books, lectures, conversations and letters offer a comprehensive presentation of this essential subject as seen in the Vaniquotes Sraddha category. An introduction from his books is given below in the following 7 quotes.
Quotes from Srila Prabhupada's books
|By rendering transcendental loving service to Kṛṣṇa, one automatically performs all subsidiary activities. This confident, firm faith, favorable to the discharge of devotional service, is called śraddhā. (Renunciation Through Wisdom, Chapter 1)|
|One becomes qualified as a devotee on the elementary platform, the intermediate platform and the highest platform of devotional service according to the development of his śraddhā (faith). (Nectar of Instruction, Text 5)|
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Vanipedia has now over 903 introductory articles compiled from Srila Prabhupada's books under the series titled Essential Subjects. All these articles can be seen in the Table of Content on the right side of this article and also here in this Umbrella Category. Browse through them to relish the breadth and depth of Srila Prabhupada's teachings - There is a subject for everyone.