What is the most important thing needed for a happy, successful and peaceful life? Is it faith or reason?
Faith is a process of believing in what has been passed down through the ages as right. It is a process of accepting a set of rules as true and final.. Reason is an involvement of a questioning mind to logically enquire and understand what is being told or given. Reason is a scientific and systematic process of knowing more about ourselves.
Parents pass on faith as a system given to them by their parents; children want to pursue a life style of their choice based on their reasoning, now there is a conflict.
Faith and Reasoning are two very different aspects of life. There are matters of faith where reasoning does not help and there are matters of logic and reasoning where faith does not help.
Logic is walking down the steps with care and awareness to ensure that you don’t fall; faith is believing that there is a firm ground at the end of the steps on which you can rely and walk.
A mind that is purely logical can accomplish a lot of things; it can become rich, gain popularity, live a luxurious life etc. but it can never find happiness, meaning and fulfilment. A mind that completely relies on faith finds peace of mind, certainty and happiness but it can never become rich or successful.
The most ideal combination to possess is a perfectly logical mind with a perfectly faithful heart.
Reasoning is the Quality of the Mind and Faith is the Quality of the Heart