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Belief and Truth

What is the relationship between belief and truth?  Belief may be a necessary starting point in the search for, or experience of Truth, but at some point belief must be augmented with or replaced by direct experience.  A quote may serve to express this:  “Belief is irrelevant to Truth which exists independently and eternally beyond the mind.”  –anonymous

Without the personal, direct experience of Truth, belief may eventually induce a sense of incompleteness and doubt which can lead to a questioning of the very beliefs that started one on a particular path.  This personal, direct experience is what the Greeks referred to as gnosis.  This knowledge is what Gnostics seek, and this is the path I will be on until I “know” the Truth!