Look at people who doubt. Have you seen a man who has doubt and who does not have faith? If you see a man who has only doubt you will see he cannot live, it is impossible to live. Go to the madhouses: there you will find people who have doubts about everything. Then they cannot even move, because they doubt even a simple action.
I knew a man who was so full of doubt that he could not go to the market. And the market was just a few yards away! He would come back again and again to check the lock. When we were children we used to play tricks on that poor man. He would be going out and we would ask him, “Have you checked the lock?” He would be angry but he would go back to check it. And he was alone, there was nobody else, and so afraid! He would be taking his bath in the river and somebody would say, “Have you checked the lock?” He would be very angry, but half way through his bath, immediately he would come out and run to the house to check.
This is the perfect skeptic. If doubt goes too far you will enter a madhouse, because then you doubt everything. This is one type of man who is completely broken into fragments.
If you choose faith against this, you will become absolutely blind. Then anybody can take you anywhere, then you have no intelligence of your own, no alertness of your own. Around Hitlers you will find this type of person: they have trusted and through trust they have lost.
Because of this you are trying the impossible: to make a compromise, not to go to this extreme, because there neurosis comes; not to go to the other extreme, because there blindness happens. Then what to do? Then simple reasoning says, “Just compromise, half and half: a little doubt, a little faith.” But then you mount two horses. Is it not possible to live without doubt and without faith?
It is possible! In fact, that is the only possible way to grow: to live without doubt and without faith; just to live simply, spontaneously, with awareness. And this is really what trust is: not trusting somebody else. This is trusting life: wheresoever it leads, without doubt, without faith, you simply move, you move innocently.
A man who doubts cannot move innocently. Before he moves he will think, and sometimes he will think so much that the opportunity is lost. That’s why thinkers never do much. They cannot act, they become simply cerebral, because before action they must decide, they must come to a conclusion; and they cannot come to a conclusion, so how can they act? Then it is better not to act, and wait. But life will not wait for you.
Or you become faithful, believing, a blind man. Then anybody, any politician, any madman, any pope, any priest can lead you anywhere. They themselves are blind, and when the blind lead the blind there is bound to be catastrophe. What to do? Reasoning says, ordinary reasoning says, “Make a compromise.”