What is the difference between Faith and Belief?

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Answers from the books of Samael Aun Weor


Faith is direct perception of the real; fundamental wisdom; personal experience of that which is beyond the body, affections and the mind.

We should distinguish between faith and belief. Beliefs are deposited in the Intermediate
Mind, faith is characteristic of the Inner Mind.

Unfortunately, there is always the general tendency to confuse belief with faith. Although it might seem paradoxical, we will emphasize the following: "HE WHO HAS TRUE FAITH DOES NOT NEED TO BELIEVE". Authentic faith is lived wisdom, exact cognition, and direct experience.

It is the case that for many centuries faith has been confused with belief and now it takes a lot of work to make people understand that faith is true wisdom and never vain beliefs.

The sapient functionalisms of the inner mind have as intimate prompters all those formidable data of the wisdom contained in the consciousness.

He who has opened the Inner Mind remembers his previous lives, knows the mysteries of life and death, not because of what he has or has not read, not because of what somebody has or has not said, not because of what is or is not believed, but because of terribly real, direct, personal experience.

Samael Aun Weor. The Great Rebellion