To KNOW without a shadow of a doubt the Truth of what you already ARE there must be direct experiencing. It seems that there are many ‘seekers’ clinging desperately to concepts without conducting a full investigation.
All that is necessary is recognizing what is happening RIGHT NOW. You are probably SEEING words on a computer screen RIGHT NOW. You are 100% certain of this. Nothing could convince you otherwise.
What is happening?
What do you see?
Perhaps it is raining and you see the droplets falling, crashing against the window. This is direct experiencing not a belief.
Anything that requires a story to exist – is immediately false.
This is belief.
When you were a small child your parents told you the story of Santa Claus. Without any reason to doubt or question, you trusted your parents. They told you that he lives at the North Pole, has a team of elves that work endlessly and has eight tiny reindeer…
What if you were to conduct a full investigation? What if you went to the North Pole and searched for this toy factory? What if you did the math and calculated the number of houses he would have to stop at all over the world? What if we rounded up a group of witnesses and recorded the lack of physical proof? The evidence would surely be mounting against the jolly elf but what if we just stayed up very late on Christmas Eve and watched what happened around the Christmas tree?
As you stealthily hide behind the couch, you directly SEE your parents placing presents underneath the tree! The whole story crumbles. Everything attached to that false belief of “Santa Claus”… must also be false!
No Santa Claus.
It was all a story that was believed in – just forms of hearsay and conjecture. Direct experience instantaneously destroys belief.
If you conduct an investigation of the story of “me” thoroughly, isn’t everything a story? Aren’t there stories to verify other stories? Follow these stories backwards until the point of no return: no questions, no answers and nothing to say about it. No label (word or concept) can stick because it is THAT which is witnessing these concepts arise. Simply rest in that open space of KNOWING.