Room Conversation-The Spirit of Preaching is to Make Perfect Disciples-May 2, 1976, Fiji
900) Whether I know faith not to be blind but seen! Taught by SrilaPrabhupada!
————–Just like people come, and they get some faith that “So many people are following Swamiji.” So he associates for some time. Then he offers himself for initiation. This is the way. Ädau sraddhä tatah sädhu-sango ‘tha bhajana-kriyä [Cc. Madhya 23.14-15]. And bhajana-kriyä, if he agrees with spiritual master and takes his word, then anartha-nivrttihsyät. Spiritual master says, “You should not do this,” and if he follows, then automatically his unnecessary burden is cleansed. This is the way. But faith is the beginning. And that is quite natural. Faith means by seeing others, respectable persons following, “And why not I shall follow?” That is faith. Faith is not also blind. You can see that so many others are doing, “So why I myself?”
Guru-krpä: This faith in the mundane religions, that cannot be called real faith.
Prabhupäda: No, that is faith, but because one is not intelligent, he takes irreligion as religion. He does not…. He should be also very intelligent, faithful and intelligent. Not blind faith. ——————