Category: Vedic Personality Inventory

Mantra Meditation and Social Work Practice

“Sattva” means “goodness”, or “enlightenment”, in the ancient Sanskrit language, and “tov” means pretty much the same thing, in Biblical Hebrew. Thus, through the programs of Satvatove Institute we endeavor to bring goodness, enlightenment, and self-realization to individuals, communities, and the world. The English word “mind” is derived from the Sanskrit “manah”, which is the […]

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FAITH

We’re not able to avoid faith. It’s only a matter of determining where I place my faith, and our actions reveal where we do genuinely put our faith (or trust). If I check the weather report, this action indicates that I have some faith that I will acquire meaningful knowledge there. Turning the key in the ignition indicates faith that there’s not a bomb in the car (I don’t know for certain that there’s not a bomb in the vehicle). Eating particular types of food, going to my job at 8 am, calling a potential client or customer, all reveal faith that such activities will produce health, or fulfillment, or happiness at some level. So the question, it seems to me, is not whether to have faith, but rather where is the most reasonable, intelligent place, or places, to put my faith.

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