Absolute faith vs Absolute knowledge
By Mohan Shenoy
. Let me try to write about faith and replace
faith with the word knowledge.

"A person with Absolute Faith would not
worry about dying. He simply says to
himself, “When my time comes I will go.”
When bad things happen, he does not blame
God or Destiny. He simply accepts it as part
of a larger game of life which is beyond his
own comprehension and judgment. He is a
liberated man. His faith in God/Destiny is
such that he does not even feel the need to
pray! He assumes that God/Destiny has
already decided what is best for him. A man
of Absolute Faith does not need to go to
temples, ring the temple bell, sing hymns,
and perform rituals and ceremonies to
appease God."

A person with knowledge (about death) would not
worry about dying. He simply says to himself,
“When my time comes I will go.” When bad things
happen, he blames his foolishness. He accepts it
as his failure to perform well and determines to
do his best next time with better judgment. He is
a liberated man. His faith in knowledge is such
that he does not even feel the need to pray! He
assumes that his knowledge of things helped him
to decide what is best for him.

A man of knowledge does not need to go to
temples, ring the temple bell, sing hymns, and
perform rituals and ceremonies to appease any
Higher Power or God.

The strength of Absolute Faith sustains him.
He knows that the kingdom of heaven is
within him. A man of Absolute Faith is not a
passive man who sits idle doing nothing. He
is full of energy, enthusiasm, dynamism,
creativity, ideas and plans.
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Absolute faith vs Absolute knowledge
By Mohan Shenoy
However, he does not consider these as his
own creation. Instead, he looks at himself as
the instrument of God/Destiny and invests his
energies in the service of humanity." He is not
bothered by the outcome of his actions. His
satisfaction lies in the fact that he did what he
was destined to do by the Higher Power.

   The strength of his knowledge sustains him.
He knows that the kingdom of heaven is right
here on earth.  A man of knowledge is not a
passive man who sits idle doing nothing. He is
full of energy, enthusiasm, dynamism,
creativity, ideas and plans. However, he
considers these to be worthy of practicing. He
looks at himself as the initiator of actions and
invests his energies in the service of humanity.
He is very much bothered by the outcome of his
actions. His satisfaction lies in the fact that he
did what he chose to do and determined to be
the best choice in the circumstances.

The statement "exercising, jogging and deep
breathing are not beneficial in dealing with
stress" is incorrect.
I feel exercising(yoga), jogging(athletics) and
deep breathing(pranayama) are as beneficial to
deal with stress as understanding what stress
is.

It is not easy for any person to understand all
situations wherein he can recognize the
building up of pressure in the mind and thus
lead to increase in blood pressure. People who
develop painful emotions will not readily
recognize that they should check these
emotions and keep themselves from stress.
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