A Chinese warrior and her flower

Happy New Year 2017 to you and your family, my friends



A response to daily prompt: Mystical


We, human beings, have satisfied many of our needs to understand our physical world.  However, there is one concept which is quite mystical to our scientific process, and it is ‘faith’.  By one of our English’s definitions, ‘faith’ is defined as “a (1) :  belief and trust in and loyalty to God (2) :  belief in the traditional doctrines of a religion“.  So, there are are six main components in the aforementioned definition: a) belief, b) trust, c) loyalty, d) God, e) doctrine, and f) religion. Let’s take Buddhism without discussing the details of the variants of this religion’s doctrines, Buddhists believe and trust Buddha, and they are loyal to His teaching to  escape the cycle of suffering and rebirth.  In contrast of Buddhists’ beliefs, Catholicism teaches us that there is only one God, and there is no cycle of suffering and rebirth to escape from. Both of these teachings have been the spiritual foundation for billion of people to live as kind, compassionate, and productive people.   So, how do we explain the differences between these two wonderful faiths?  Faith is quite mystical, isn’t it?