We are not peddling knowledge here. LOOK and see for yourself. It's your experiencing that is the measure. Just get quiet and watch how thoughts work.I'm not sure exactly how it works
If it's not part of your direct experiencing, then it's a story. If it's ABOUT anything, it's a story. If it's a story it's irrelevant to LOOKING.
Beliefs are previously accepted thoughts ABOUT something. ALL BELIEFS are to be questioned afresh.I don't believe that there is a me making it happen
In your Experiencing, is there a 'me' anywhere? (not in beliefs)
Yes, this is an interesting one. It is also part of the illusion. Watch this video, looking for the part where using 3d goggles the researcher is induced to 'feel' that his self is behind his body. Then you will see why you 'feel' that there is a self and how that feeling is produced. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Biv_8xjj8EThere's nothing but a feeling that there is an I
There is lot's of other interesting info on a 'self' there too.
Beliefs can be handy, as long as there isn't identification with them. When you say "consider", you are just using that word as a substitute for belief (but also saying it is a belief that was arrived at logically, using other thoughts)I consider the 2nd belief true and the first belief to be false, but that doesn't seem to make the first one go away.
Holding two conflicting beliefs is very 'normal'. Paradox is entirely acceptable in reality. (ha, we get ahead of ourselves here)