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The way to nirvana lies through the three jewels (triratna) of faith in Jina,
knowledge of his doctrine and perfect conduct. " Belief in real existence or tattvas
is right faith ; knowledge of real nature without doubt or error is right knowledge.
For the true bhakti, we require first of all Sraddha or faith. The highest reality has
to be assumed or taken on faith till it reveals itself in the devotee's consciousness.
1 Since faith is a vital element, the gods in whom the people have faith are ...
Reason is condemned as defective only to make room for faith. It is a faith
sustained by knowledge, and not bred by ignorance. It is not a mere empty play
of fancy, but is based on reason. If the absolute and the relative truths were
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Review: Indian Philosophy, Volume 1User Review - Simone Roberts - Goodreads
Got a philosophical question? India got there first. The two vols by Radhakrishnan and several other "short" introductions to the traditions of the subcontinent are my intro course for the next book ... Read full review