|4. Only the 'I
am' is certain, it's impersonal, all knowledge stems from it, it's
the root, hold on to it and let all else go.
Right from the day you came know that 'you are' to this day you
still know that 'you are'. All add-ons have come and gone. They are
transient but the fundamental 'I am' has remained unchanged and is
the only certainty. This 'I am' is impersonal, it's common to
everybody and wordless, the moment you came know that 'you are' you
did not know any words or language, which came later. Based on this
non-verbal 'I am' you could later on say verbally 'I am' in whatever
language you were taught. From this tiny, minuscule 'I am' further
knowledge grew leaps and bounds to gigantic proportions. So all
knowledge stems from the 'I am', it is absolutely fundamental, the
base, the origin, the root of everything. You have to hold on to
this 'I am' and let everything else go.