You Can’t Enlighten Belief
If someone holds a belief, they have to let go of that belief before they can realise reality. If we hold a belief about someone else’s enlightenment, we will never know what enlightenment is. When a Buddha says, “Do not take my word for it; see for yourself”, they know exactly what they are talking about.
If someone holds a belief, they will suffer for as long as they hold onto that belief. Because we defend a self image, we are not enlightened. We may be informed, but that isn’t enlightenment. Enlightenment is experiential realisation of our true nature and the wiping away of all beliefs/karma.