You cannot observe your trust

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You cannot observe your trust, you cannot measure your level of belief, trust and belief are beyond the mind.

The moment you try to perceive them, you turn the trust and belief into concepts and these are no more the true state of connectedness to the beyond you are longing to so much.

So, not being able to observe your trust and belief, what is then left for you to do in order to increase them, to elevate your connectedness?

The answer is tricky, yet simple: observe the complementary - the part which is within the boundaries of the perception of the mind: your skepticism. Observe your disbelief, your distrust. Observe them and accept them fully.

As soon as you observe and accept your distrust and disbelief, they will diminish, in other words, your belief and trust will increase. You will notice it very clearly as your level of connectedness will strengthen immediately.


blief amd trust

both the word contain the same meaning and these are bound to faculty of thinking just like other matters of thinking.further the matter of trust ,belief,opinion,judgment,view,thought,feeling,conviction,way of thinking, theory, notion, impression, faith,creed, credo, doctrine, dogma, persuasion, tenet, teaching, ideology etc. are the objects for acceptance and non-acceptance as the liking of human beings.

NIDHI PARKASH | Tue, 08/04/2009 - 03:07
shond's picture

Belief & trust

I find these two words slightly different in connotations based on their usage and appearances in texts.


shond | Tue, 08/04/2009 - 07:26
Gilana's picture

Measuring Trust

This post is interesting to me in that I agree and disagree.

My assertion is that trust is beyond the mind. Belief is the mind.

When you trust, it is not because of something, even though circumstances could have contributed to it. It because you accepted something and it resulted in trust. Different levels of "proof" are necessary for different people at different times, but it is always an acceptance of the reality of a thing that makes you trust.

Belief however (seems to me) to be a cheap substitute for knowing. I can believe in anything, only to change my mind tomorrow. (I believed a Democratic majority would constitute real change in the government. See how wrong you can be?)

The other thing I wanted to say is that my Guru tells a story that can be said to prove trust. He was born in a concentration camp in Germany, so of course had a predisposition against police brutality. After he met his Guru and became well grounded in his devotion he was abused by police brutality. He was amazed that all through the ordeal his trust and devotion never wavered. He still was completely consumed in "trust beyond trust."

I have found this to be true (to a smaller degree). My trust in my Guru has caused me to admit things and to accept things that sends my mind and emotions screaming out into the night! No body who has known me for any amount of time is able to believe or account for it. It's ridiculous, but it is happening.

Gilana | Wed, 03/17/2010 - 07:29
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Surya Kumar Mishra | Sat, 05/08/2010 - 11:20