When it starts to fade, you should
Strengthen it more than ever.
(100,000 Songs of Milarepa, p627)
Without faith our practice weakens
Without faith Samsara’s illusions reign
Without faith sickness, old age, and death are fearful –
Denied with distractions
Without faith our way to Buddhahood is lost.
Without faith restlessness manifests in countless distractions. (ani drubgyudma)