I did not mean blind faith exactly. But I guess in an allegoric way you could say that. The blind man as a rule still has his remaining senses to guide him, even compensating by extra acuteness the lost sight. So if a blind man can sense by his other senses a finely scented man approaching, he can readily believe without seeing that this is no homeless man approaching him.RaktaZoci wrote:"blind faith"
Now this allegory is not as simple as it seems. These are hard matters to communicate. Many times a gesture or a touch is needed to bring home the idea clothed with many words. What I am trying to say is that the world is created by our thoughts to an extent many would not believe. I do not consider this to be an opinion, but a fact not everybody is aware. (As a rule it causes one to become happy and thankful in a lasting way). And because of this, by fundamentally changing how we think and how we use our imagination, we can change the world so completely that it is simply unbelievable. Yet it is all so mundane that I guess most people wouldn’t notice it anyway.
So perhaps instead of saying it is “a blind faith”, one could call it “a faith of many senses”. It is based on the presence of mind brought about by a profound moment of amazement, when the incredible behind the obvious is revealed for a minute. It is as simple as William Blake said, seeing eternity in a grain of sand. It is just that most people seem to think it is easier to get through this life by thinking that eternity is just grains of sand. But this is understandable, because it gives us the feeling that our personal life – a grain of sand if there ever was one – is eternity.