18th December 2012 - QA 6

Jai Gurudev! When work gets done very well with trust and faith then we feel very good, but sometimes something bad happens or we have a bad experience then at such time how should one handle such situations with trust and faith?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:

See this is how things happen in life. There are some good things and some bad things, and some unfortunate events also happen. We should not stop, just continue to move ahead.
If you sit and analyze, do a post mortem, then more time gets wasted.

Thinking, ‘Why did this happen? Why did this not happen? I have faith, even then things did not work out’, this is all a waste of time.
Understand that with faith and enthusiasm we have to keep moving forward, because we get so much peace, calmness and strength by keeping our faith.

Due to one incident if we lose our faith then it is only we who suffer and not anyone else.
Faith is a great wealth, so preserve it, consolidate it, and move ahead
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Even if a hundred thousand times we feel that we are losing faith, then too, we should continue to move on.
Thousands of events may come and create doubt within you, despite that if you move on with courage and strength, then one can say that you have true faith.

A person with strong faith will never face failure or have any downfall in life.