Comparison of faiths.

17. Comparison of faiths.

But in more mystical religions, still in their true form, faith and reason exist in their more pristine state. In this state they have meanings very different from those they have in the more sharply outlined religions of revelation For example, in Hinduism, a predominantly gnostic reli­gion, the word faith is renderd by shraddha, that which lies hidden in the recesses of the heart. Faith here means faith in the hidden truths of the soul, faith in its unrealized possibilities. It does not mean, as it does in revealed religions, a belief in the authority of a particular prophet or a belief in the dogmas of a particular church.