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There’s been quite a lot of talk so far. The author trusts that the reader has not believed anything that has been presented.  Please, never believe anything that is presented here. What is required is not belief but knowledge, and not conceptual but direct knowledge: ‘seeing’.

To be free of belief and unbelief is my religion.

Omar Khayyam

An example: does the reader believe that this sentence is presently being read? Or does the reader see that this sentence is presently being read?

Belief is the substitute for absence of knowledge. Given direct knowledge of something, no belief in it is called for. And direct knowledge is rooted in experience. This requires actions. So, the aim now is actions that will lead to knowledge, experiential direct knowledge which is not academic or theoretical knowledge.

On the job

First, what’s the task? The task is to find out what is happening ‘in there’ in the reader who is reading these words, in the I and the Me.

Imagine for a moment that you are in charge of a store of some sort. Every now and then the owner of the store will request an audit. The audit is to find out what is in the store, its condition, and whether the fact corresponds to the records as expected.

So you are in charge of a store, and let’s say it’s called ‘Me’. What’s in the store? What’s its condition? Does it correspond to what is expected? I (the reader of these words) should find out; I should run an audit. Find out if anything that has been said here corresponds to what is found to be there where I (the reader) am.

Auditing the advice

How do we start to audit our store? Well, we first need to list our resources. What are these?

We have our intelligence, our attention, our perception, our senses and our intent; all the tools that we apply to any task that faces us.

Next, we can state the task: look to see what’s there. The whole point of an audit is to actually look to see what’s there, not to work on what we assume is there.

And the next step is, of course, to start.