Faith in the other shore

-- Tan Chade Meng

In the beginning,
There is doubt in the other shore. There is no faith.

One day, the disciple observes that there is sufferings.
He observes that the source of sufferings is within.
There is doubt in the other shore. There is no faith.
His sufferings drives him. Faith is not necessary.

The disciple observes his own mind.
He realizes that through cultivating his mind, he feels better.
There is doubt in the other shore. There is no faith.
His doubt drives him. Faith is not necessary.

The disciple cultivates his mind.
He finds the strength to conquer sufferings.
There is no more doubt in the other shore. There is no faith.
His certainty of the path drives him. Faith is not necessary.