mydhana wrote:Radiant inner peace is dependent on the realisation that my inner being is immortal.
Just curious...how does that realisation bring inner peace (radiant or otherwise)?
From a buddhist perspective, that could mean that you are in for a lot of suffering.
And it should be noted that Buddhism doesn't support the idea of an unchanging, eternal soul
--not that this is what you are implying, but I just wanted to clarify that.
But your question is "how do I know this (eternal existence thing) to be true, and isn't that just a matter of faith"
And the answer I think is that you need to look at what you can determine to be true and what you can't.
So you have to decide what this 'inner being' is, and where it is now and where it was a minute ago and so forth,
and then from that you need to find out who exactly is asking the question,
and then I think you can determine how much of it is based on blind faith.