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!