The Symbiotic Relationship between Faith & Doubt

Most religions demand faith. Yet, doubt is encouraged in Zen practice. Why?

We must note that faith in Zen is quite different from “blind faith” in other religions — it is not the opposite of doubt. Rather, due to one’s faith in the Dharma, one dares to raise difficult questions. One exercises one’s doubt and skepticism. Among other things, I am a teacher of mathematics and…