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What if nothing comes from our devotion, effort, faith and work?

Samuel Beckett said:
Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.


But...what's the measure of failure? When should we declare 'time-out'?

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    Jan 31 2013: Faith and Devotion should be practiced without any expectation for any results. That's not an easy thing to do. But at least it should be acknowledged that this is the real nature of true faith or devotion, and the believer or the devoted should aspire for this state of mind. True faith or devotion are effortless. If one needs to struggle to keep his//her faith or devotion, it means he has still a way to go for reaching the goal of true faith or devotion. If one feels disappointed for not achieving the goals he//she was hoping for by his faith or devotion, it means his faith or devotion are imperfect//faulty. Because pure faith or devotion are egoless, and the disappointment is the evidence that his faith or devotion are just one more mean in our endless earthly attempts to gratify our ego.

    Faith or devotion are tricky in the sense that their inquiry, like the one you started hereby, is originated from the ego. This inquiry by itself can be very gratifying because it reveals rationally the nature of faith or devotion. But unlike the inquiry, their implementation or practice in their highest form is meant to be egoless.

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