Ñāṇa wrote:Just because you may not personally know something doesn't mean that it is unknowable.
And how exactly is it known? How can one know that one is not merely hallucinating, dreaming, or imagining something?
In this case, by correctly following the noble eightfold path to it's conclusion. That is, through engaging in the complete and unerring causes and conditions of awakening. If one engages in erroneous causes and conditions the fruition will not be realized.
Alex123 wrote:I don't have much faith in knowledge obtained through super powers.
Yes, I already saw it. I thought binocular's replies to your concerns were appropriate. I also thought that you considered his suggestion helpful here
Alex123 wrote:I wonder, faith precisely in what?
Faith involves accepting the awakening of the Buddha. SN 55.37:
"In what way, venerable sir, is a lay follower accomplished in faith?"
"Here, Mahānāma, a lay follower is a person of faith. He places faith in the enlightenment of the Tathāgata thus: 'The Blessed One is ... teacher of devas and humans, the Enlightened One, the Blessed One.' In that way a lay follower is accomplished in faith."
And faith in the Tathāgata's awakening is connected to hearing the dhamma. MN 112:
Friends, formerly when I lived the home life I was ignorant. Then the Tathāgata or his disciple taught me the Dhamma. On hearing the Dhamma I acquired faith in the Tathāgata.
Alex123 wrote:I understand about faith in 4NT, anicca-asubha-dukkha-anatta, for example.
That's good. Do you understand that kamma and rebirth are implicit in the second noble truth?