We speak of faith as a faculty beyond reason, though not against reason, in terms of belief and trust leading to action. For example, we believe that a certain aspect of life that we encounter, be it a career prospect or marriage opportunity, is ‘good’; trust that the particular role or partner will work out; and commit the action required to fulfil that aspect of life.
We discuss forming the conception of good that goes along with this account, and mechanisms, including meditation, for restoring our faith when life throws suffering and loss at us.
Deepak Subburam has worked in quantitative finance and done research in machine-learning. He currently photographs the streets for their beauty, and reads philosophy. He holds degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University. Deepak lives in New York, NY.