Beginning Here and Now: Belief and Faith Popular

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This lecture explains the important difference between Belief and Faith and their relationship to the three types of mind explained in spiritual psychology: the Sensual Mind, the Intermediate (Mystical) Mind, and the Inner (Interior) Mind.

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"To have experience, to perceive God with the consciousness, is related with the Inner Mind, with the superlative consciousness. It has nothing to do with the Sensual or Mystical Minds. That is why when a person with an Inner Mind is asked, “Do you believe in that?” The person with the Inner Mind says, “I do not believe that.” That does not mean the person is denying it. If somebody asks me, for instance, “Do you believe in God?” I would say, “No, I do not believe in God.” I am not denying God, because thanks to this knowledge, to this doctrine that I practice, I experience what God is."


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