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"Doubt never questions but only concludes.


Question doubt and you undo your conclusions."



Desert Spirit









Desert Spirit




     The name of the section is THE END OF DOUBT.



     If you are present, if you see that the present is all there is, then your mind would not rush to the reading. It would be stopped right there at the title. You would see a timeless moment with you and the Words of the Teacher in that subtitle.



     When you read, “The End of Doubt,” what do you see, what do you hear?



     The reading is introducing the concept of DOUBT. First, remember we assume much and do not question most things. We think we know what doubt is. We assume what we know about doubt. We CONCLUDE we understand doubt, but He is offering the concept of doubt TO us. So doubt must have another meaning than the one I assume.



     So did you define the word DOUBT?



     And if not, why not? Because the reading is going to be about doubt. It suggests we doubt. But do you? If you think you know what doubt is, then you are assuming and assuming means you already know what doubt it. We do not “doubt” our ideas of what doubt is or what doubt is not. We do not even doubt our doubt. We do not even question our doubt. We think we KNOW we doubt, and we think we know what doubt is. But the subchapter is THE END OF DOUBT, not its perpetuation. It says, “By the time you finish reading these four words, you will doubt no more.” Did you see that?



     But if we do not question everything, then we are certain we know what the word DOUBT means. And so we do not DOUBT our certainty ABOUT the word DOUBT. So how can He end our doubt if we do not even question our meaning OF the word DOUBT?



     If He says, “The End of Doubt,” then if you assume you know what it means, you cannot end it because you are continuing with YOUR IDEAS OF WHAT YOU THINK doubt is or what doubt means. It does not even matter WHAT you have doubt about. What is important is that He comes to END your doubt or your perceptions of doubt, or your ideas of what you think doubt is, and you do not even question the concept of doubt. So your ideas of doubt do not get undone, and you carry your understanding of the word DOUBT into the reading.



     If you undid, or unlearned your ideas of what DOUBT means, then you could go back and reread that entire section and it would look entirely different to you. Why? Because your mind would not be reading the subchapter with a mind that has not questioned its ideas of what doubt means.



     It says THE END OF DOUBT. What is He implying? Is He implying that you doubt? Is He suggesting you have doubt, or that you think you know what doubt means? If you do not question the word DOUBT, then you assume its meaning. If you assume its meaning then you are going to assume whatever you read beyond that small word. Yet He tells you that the section of your study is to END DOUBT. So by the time you are done even reading the subtitle, your doubt or your ideas of doubt should be already undone. If it is not then you are not interested in ending doubt, or in ending your ideas of what you think the word DOUBT means.



     So will not tell you what doubt may or may not be, but you can discover it by seeing the definition of it and undo it in your mind. In that way you are DEMONSTRATING YOUR WISH TO END YOUR DOUBT as well as your ideas of what the word DOUBT means.



     If you undo or unlearn what YOU think the word means, then you are ending your ideas OF doubt, but you are also ending your doubts.



So He is suggesting we doubt. Why would a Teacher say, “THE END OF DOUBT” unless He can see we doubt, we think we know what doubt is, we assume what doubt is, we give power to doubt and so on.



     Now the Chapter 15 is called THE HOLY INSTANT. So the Chapter must have something to do with time and its ending, as well as the practicing of the holy instant. Another terms for “holy instant” is NOW. So the Chapter is going to being everything to my mind in the day or in the moment I am in contact with the reading. So every subchapter must be geared towards this ending of time and the practice of the NOW moment. With this in mind, we then turn to the first subchapter and read, “THE END OF DOUBT.” So if we combine these two concepts, to what outcome does it lead us?



     First, we discover the Chapter is about the HOLY INSTANT or the NOW moment. WITHIN THAT TRUTH, He comes and introduces the concept of DOUBT.



     So what is a holy instant or what is now must be a timeless idea, or a timeless realization or a moment OUTSIDE OF TIME. If the Holy Instant is outside of time then so must the reading place us. If NOW is not part of time, and if He says THE END OF DOUBT, then it can only lead to the outcome that TIME is DOUBT and NOW ends time as well as doubt in us.



     Then we discover if we are present in the now moment, we could never doubt.



     “Holy instant” is the end of time.

     “Doubt” is the perpetuation of time.



     Doubt perpetuates time.

     The holy instant ends time.



     The “end of doubt” is WITHIN the holy instant.



     Doubt, then, is the end of time in me.

     The end of doubt ends time.



     It cannot be “learned” but it can be realized, recognized. When we are studying and questioning all He says, then we are PRACTICING THE HOLY INSTANT and ending time in us as well as ending the concept of doubt in us.



     Doubt never questions but only concludes.

     Question doubt and you undo your conclusions.




     The undoing of conclusions is the practicing OF the holy instant. Insights come OUT OF Holy Instant. You need no time to receive an insight and could never prepare yourself FOR it.


     Insights stop time. It liberates the mind. It is a moment of complete freedom from time. The State is our reality and a conscious contact with Higher Intelligence.


     It is eternal because we are Eternal.

     Do not make this a time idea.