7-8. The benefits of faith are great merit, freedom from regret, Mahayanasutralamkara
happiness, great joy, nondeprivation, firmness, improvement, direct
realization of the teaching, supreme attainment of the aims of self
and other, and swift superknowledge.
The benefits of arisen or present (faith) is great merit. (The benefit of) past
faith is freedom from regret, because there is no remorse. (The benefit) of the subjective
and objective (faith is) great happiness due to endowment with meditative
concentration. (The benefit) of (faith) developed by a spiritual teacher is nondeprivation.
(The benefit) of autonomous (faith) is firmness in faith. (The benefit) of
unerring, revelational, study-produced (literal, wishful, visionary, subvertible, and
adulterated faiths) is excellent progress. (The benefit of) the great (unadulterated
faith) is direct realization of the teaching. (The benefit) of individual (faith) is attainment
of one's own aims. (The benefit) of magnificent (faith) is highest attainment
of the aims of others. And the benefit of the good tendencies of the unobscured,
energetic, and provisioned (faiths) is swift superknowledge.
with Vasubandhu's comment, from Thurman pp. 107-08