To the extent the heart is polluted with sins, it cannot place its faith in the vedic scriptures or the bonafide spiritual master.
Feed your faith, your doubts shall starve to death.
To loose money, prestige, health or even life itself is not such a loss. To loose faith is the greatest loss.
If you have faith that the soul is the eternal servant of Krishna, then you will have no more misery.
Faith is the substance through which one can see God.
Faith is that which is based on sastras.
Lecture on "Living without Electricity" – Salem – 26th Nov'07