Faith is a general word — shraddha — the soul's belief in the Divine's existence, wisdom, power, love and grace. ...

Faith is the soul's witness to something not yet manifested, achieved or realised, but which yet the Knower within us, even in the absence of all indications, feels to be true or supremely worth following or achieving.

[Faith] is in reality an influence from the supreme Spirit and its light a message from our supramental being which is calling the lower nature to rise out of its petty present to a great self-becoming and self-exceeding. And that which receives the influence and answers to 'the call is ... the inner soul which better knows the truth of its own destiny and mission.

Faith is certainly a gift given to us by the Divine Grace. It is like a door that suddenly opens upon an eternal truth, a door through which we can see it, almost touch it. ... In the ignorance and darkness of the beginning, faith is the most direct expression of the Divine Power which comes to fight and conquer.

You flame up and triumph.

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
Chinese hibiscus, Hawaiian hibiscus, Rose- of-China
Medium-sized double flower, variegated in red and white.

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