The difference between belief and trust

solo's picture



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In the language of the bible, Hebrew, the words belief and trust are very similar, almost the same. Trust in Hebrew is EMUN while belief is EMUNA. Maybe this similarity is the basis for the so common confusion between these two important words.

So what is the difference between the two words?

Belief is religion.
trust is spirituality.

Belief is intellectual.
Trust is mental.

In trust you surrender.
in belief you preserve (or even enhance) control.

From belief you expect to earn something, consciously or unconsciously.
However, having trust, you are consciously aware that you might get hurt but you know that it is for a higher good.

Belief is a compromise, half way to trust. Why stop on the way? Keep on walking! Don't be afraid from the possibility to be disappointed, keep on walking!



santthosh kumaar's picture

TRUST AND BELIEF ARE CREATED OUT OF SAME SUBSTENCE.

Santthosh
Trust,belief,thoughts experience everything is mental. The understanding depends on the medium which the observer views and judges it. In fact the one's level of understanding will determine the phenomenal experience of diversity observed and experienced.
The religionists viewing the same world will see it differently from the spiritualist viewing the same world. Everyone interprets the object that he views and judges in terms of his existing knowledge. The man of truth sees the truth and its play pervaded in the whole experience of diversity as its invisible substance and witness.
IN ALL THE SCRIPTURES NOT ONLY THE BIBLE THE SPIRITUAL INSIGHTS ARE HIDDEN. ONLY A MAN OF PERFECTION CORRECTLY INTERRUPT THOSE INSIGHTS. SINCE EVERYONE VIEWS AND JUDGES THE SCRIPTURES ON THE BASE OF EGO THE SPIRITUAL ESSENCE HAS BEEN LOST.

santthosh kumaar | Mon, 06/30/2008 - 06:01
dan77's picture

good

I like these definitions not because I value words so much but because they make sure we do not cultivate a wrong mind-derived faith, it is so easy to fall in that trench.

dan77 | Thu, 01/08/2009 - 22:17
easy-self's picture

Trust is acknowlegement of belief

without trust, belief is a mere thought , idea, imagination and believer ends up in utter confusion. without understanding, belief cannot become trust.

Be in the remembrance of Easiness.

easy-self | Mon, 06/01/2009 - 04:14
barbara's picture

The heart

I know people who have no understanding nor ability to understand and they have the greatest trust.

I think belief cannot become trust without the heart.

Anyway, I prefer the word connectedness rather than trust or belief to describe this realization that so lack in our daily conditioning be it a religious, spiritual or secular person.

barbara | Mon, 06/01/2009 - 06:18
dhorai's picture

solo can we debate on it!

many will realise the subtle spheres to which its bound i know many whom i am connected now goes through thisa struggle like bnet and gurusfeet....

can u contact me at 9444797254...

ur post " ur wish my command tallied to my energy as right advice...."

u inspire me a lot...

i shall share my inner experience...

u r those souls who choose to be organisers and does not entangle in the corridor of communicators and leaders..

i need these 12 great men with respect to 12 zodiac signs to manifest the master craft truly...

or shall we say jesus was given 12 disciples similar to 12 zodiacs in which life was hidden..."tree of life"

whether others come or not me says u will be in chosen heaven...
like mr.raamnath my chosen friend...

with love
dhorai.

dhorai | Fri, 07/03/2009 - 09:05
dhorai's picture

the harmless debate!

belief is religion
trust is sprituality...

belief is intellectual excellent...
so simple words i could feels 1000 of questioners and answers here...

i.e., like various stages of belief ...
various stages of trust...

u believe when one is loyal, so u need role models to be a leader who creates belief and trust in his followers...

trust comes from stages of belief as jesus observes u r good in some enter into my abundance and maintain more...

the 10000 who followed jesus did it either for food or the heling he has done and lacked trust or simply could not come into inner circle...

but the chosen 12 followed jesus meticulosly as for as possible and lived for the cause even after his passover...

similarly of other religions ...
u believe a religion because it has wrought u miracles or gain.... as jesus said greater is the believer who sees not my miracles and still believes when its presented...

take prophet mohammed i would call him my friend "he lived what he preached and a great power followed him so he won...
even his hijira "mecca to medina is holy"....

with love and heaven in sight..
dhorai not jhon connor.....

dhorai | Fri, 07/03/2009 - 09:21
maeszi's picture

two words in one meaning

Happy u happy day

maeszi | Thu, 08/09/2012 - 07:51
genep's picture

trust, faith, belief

trust, faith and belief is all about a god
who created evil
to be a really, Really, REALLY good god.

-- really, Really, REALLY.

genep | Sat, 08/01/2009 - 19:05
Elijah_NatureBoy's picture

Belief is blind, trust is proven!

Belief is blind acceptance. Someone tells someone something and without anything to verify it they accept it, is belief.

When one have received a concept, sought and found substance and evidence that proves the possibly of it happening, that turns belief into trust. Trust is tied in with the Bible's Hebrews 11:1 definition for faith, "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen".

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Have you questioned your beliefs? Reason the different concepts until all pros and cons are integrated into the 64,800 degrees of your vision.
--Elijah "NatureBoy"--

Elijah_NatureBoy | Mon, 10/05/2009 - 00:12
Gilana's picture

Trust is action, belief is a story

I'm beginning to understand it this way:

Trust is walking through a mine field, blindfolded, depending other than your own abilities, on "something" to decide where to put each foot.

Belief is a decision about the outcome.

Gilana | Fri, 01/08/2010 - 19:11
shivoham_108's picture

TRUST N BELIEF

Belief is other's realization,it is very dangerous as it can leave you any moment but trust is one's own realization.It is earned not borrowed from others.It will transform you.

shivoham_108 | Thu, 06/24/2010 - 05:13
maeszi's picture

well put.

change is good and can be for the better
. Happy u happy day

maeszi | Thu, 08/09/2012 - 07:53
NIDHI PARKASH's picture

belief

Trust means believing in honesty and reliability of.

Trust means confidence, strong belief, in goodness, strength, reliability of something or somebody.

Belief means the feeling that something is real and true; trust; confidence.

NIDHI PARKASH | Sun, 07/18/2010 - 15:28