To say beliefs are powerful is to say illusions are powerful and that they are. They can convince the holy Son of God that he is a body and subject to change, decay and death. Beliefs are madness. They seem sane only to the insane. Beliefs are always in another. They have no personal validity. They always involve a lot of words. When you know something there is an immediate validity and there are no words. Let us be innocent of belief. Beliefs come from a mind hectic with chatter. A stilled mind has no beliefs.