What is “Shraddha” or Faith ?
"Our first duty is not to hate ourselves, because to advance we must have faith in ourselves first and then in God. He who has no faith in himself can never have faith in God."
"Faith, faith, faith in ourselves, faith in God – this is the secret of greatness. If you have faith in the three hundred and thirty millions of your mythological gods, and still have no faith in yourselves, there is no salvation for you. Have faith in yourselves and stand upon that faith and be strong."
"Dear boy, this subtle essence which you do not perceive, out of this subtle essence (of the seed) the large banyan tree stands. Have faith, dear boy; Out of that being which is this subtle essence, the whole Universe has come. That is the Truth. That is the Atman. That thou art, O Svetaketu. “"