In this lesson Gelek Rimpoche introduces the next section of the Thirty Seven Wings to Enlightenment, the Five Powers, and in particular, the first of these, Faith. How can we determine if our faith is blind or intelligent faith? Gelek Rimpoche tells wonderful stories from the history of Tibetan Buddhism which illuminate the difference between the two types of faith. He clearly spells out the three aspects of intelligent faith: recognizing the qualities of the object of our faith, desiring to gain those qualities, and then gaining total confidence in the practice.
Posted on Monday, March 12th, 2012