A friend wrote me saying he was coming up from the city this weekend and was there anything I’d like. I was thinking along the lines of “A check for a million dollars would be nice.”
Later in the day I was listening to a podcast on the way to town, and I heard:
Those who speak of faith (even without “radical self-understanding”) are involved with the Principle of Divine Communion, because they somehow “know” that the “twenty watts” of their ordinary life contain practically nothing of the Vast Power of Existence. Faith is the presumption of the Vast Power, the “Unlimited Wattage” of the One Divine Reality. The “Narcissistic” hope for the goods of life–“God, I want you to give me a million dollars”–is not faith. Faith is leaving behind the limited principle of the body-mind-“self” and the “world”, and presuming the Greater Principle of the Self-Existing and Self-Radiant Divine Reality.
from MY “BRIGHT” SIGHT, by His Divine Presence, Avatar Adi Da Samraj, from the talk, “Guru, Faith, and Divine Communion”, page 9.