Faith in Hinduism

mgansten at mgansten at
Thu Aug 14 10:50:43 UTC 1997

>Does "faith" include "knowledge"? Knowledge is, of course, indispensable in
>order to obtain liberation in various classical schools of Hinduism.

I'm sure John has already thought of this, but there is of course some
mention of these topics in the Bhagavadgita, for instance towards the end of
the fourth chapter:
        'sraddhaavaal labhate jñaana.m tatpara.h sa.myatendriya.h ...
        ajña's caa'sraddadhaana's ca sa.m'sayaatmaa vina'syati
-- etc. Perhaps something useful can be found in the various commentaries to
these passages?

Martin Gansten

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