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Faith, Trust, Belief

By Mekhala Chakravarty
Homemaker, Bangalore

Foreword by Venkat
The best way to understand a concept is through an example or analogy and when the same comes as part of a story it has a lasting impact. The following submission from Mekhala is one such amazing story making the distinction between meanings of faith, trust and belief so clear! She is a good friend and an avid learner of Vedic Astrology.
Enjoy this beautiful story of a rope walker and the abstract concepts of Faith, Trust and Belief.

Faith, Trust, Belief

Faith Trust Belief
Are they same or different?
Of course they are the same but of different degrees.

Let’s see how.

A man was walking on a rope balancing a pole and with his child on his back.  The rope was a bridge between two ten storied buildings.  It was tied to the houses on the fifth floor. Below was a street with busy non-stop traffic. People gathered to watch the spectacle. The man was crossing with caution so the going was slow. As time passed the crowd grew. Some were cheering him, some were just capturing the feat, some were just watching with bated breath

After a slow progress, the man completed the task of crossing between the buildings on the rope with his child. As he came down to the spectators he was received with a huge applause and many words of praise. The man humbly acknowledged and then asked them

Do you think I can repeat the task? 
There was a collective YES from the crowd.
Do you all really believe that I can repeat the performance?
The crowd said “YES, You can”. Some even said “You can do even better as you now have the experience of crossing once”

Now the man asked them “Who will volunteer to cling on to my back when I repeat the performance?”
Silence

Silence in the busy street by the bystanders. Silence by the same people who said that they believed that he could accomplish the task. Not one was ready to accompany him on the task though they said they believed in his ability. At this juncture his child intervened and said ”I will accompany you, dad”

This is the difference between these words though they mean the same

The people believed that the man could do something but didn’t trust him enough to go through the same with him. But the child had faith in her father that he would never let her down.

By Mekhala Chakravarty
Homemaker, Bangalore


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Vasundhara Srivathsava
Vasundhara Srivathsava
March 9, 2022 9:38 pm

Beautiful analogy.