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Excerpt from a DC article today:
Doubt is a buffer between belief and disbelief. It keeps both, believers and unbelievers, humble and open to each other since both parties bear the burden of giving “proof “.

The West has been grappling with philosopher Descartes' doubt -“Dubito, ergo cogito, ergo sum“ (I doubt, therefore I think, therefore I am) -for centuries; but India's deep religious consciousness can do better with a “Credo, ergo sum,“ (I believe, therefore I am). Our ancestors spoke of the “swing of uncertainty“ (samdeha dola) not as a joyride but as a state to be overcome.

Kalidas said, “In doubtful matters the inner experiences of mystics are the right criteria.“ Perhaps one could conclude that faith is the victory over paralysing doubt.


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