What if I don’t trust the veda as valid means?
If I don’t trust the Vedas, I have to trust something else for knowledge. Any ‘something else’ is definitely man-made. If one can trust a man made source, which is always subject to contradictions and misgivings, then, one rather trust Vedas which can never fail anyone.
The next question is “ Is it almost like blind faith” The answer is a big NO.
When someone says, that “God is there to save you”, “You have sinned and need a saviour” etc; under such contexts a blind faith props up. You believe in the saviour thinking that you have sinned. You are doomed if you do not believe the saviour. That will be another sin actually!!!
Vedanta says you need not be saved at all. You alone are the truth, the non dual truth. There is no rescue work needed! Where is the question of blind faith, when all that is needed is knowledge. Liberation for us is through knowledge, and here, there is no role for blind faith to play.
When told “ You verily are the truth” it might sound blasphemous to a person. shraddhA does not mean one should not question one’s understanding and follow the statements blindly. There is no blind faith in vedik religion and spirituality.