Chapter 20. Equation of Faith

Faith is a significant driving force in every religion including Buddhism.  According to the Lord Buddha who usually gave priority to wisdom, faith alone was also recognized as a driving force towards enlightenment when it is powerful enough. 

Considering the factors that contribute to the cultivation of faith, we found that both ‘rationality’ and ‘emotionality’ play an important role regardless of whether our belief is true or untrue. As such, we can derive a Dhammonomic equation to explain and express the correlation of cofactors of faith where ‘Faith’ equals to ‘Belief’ which stems from more or less of ‘Rationality’ and ‘Emotionality.’ 

This means that our faith coexists with the belief from understanding from our thinking and the feeling we experience and reflect.

by Pittaya Wong

24 January 2019