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by dsm2015
Mon Jan 26, 2015 3:32 am
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Requesting Delma as guide.
Replies: 47
Views: 3754

Re: Requesting Delma as guide.

Nothing more to add. :)
Doug
by dsm2015
Sun Jan 25, 2015 12:34 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Requesting Delma as guide.
Replies: 47
Views: 3754

Re: Requesting Delma as guide.

Further thoughts on enjoying the enjoyable....

The old definition of suffer is to bear, to endure. Sometimes apparent choice is enduring the unenjoyable. But towards what end? I would argue that there is a greater enjoyable that is ultimately the desired end.
by dsm2015
Sun Jan 25, 2015 5:03 am
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Requesting Delma as guide.
Replies: 47
Views: 3754

Re: Requesting Delma as guide.

I found some time in my weekend, so here is the rest... 4) What was the last bit that pushed you over, made you look? Actually the process of breakthrough happened in two parts. First, when you asked me if I was seeking a persistent state of no-self, there was an aha moment as previously described. ...
by dsm2015
Sat Jan 24, 2015 2:29 am
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Requesting Delma as guide.
Replies: 47
Views: 3754

Re: Requesting Delma as guide.

I had typed such a long completion to the questions that I unknowingly timed out. When I submitted the reply it disappeared :( Shit happens! When motivated to, I will re-attempt. Don't hold your breath...it may be a while!!
by dsm2015
Fri Jan 23, 2015 12:34 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Requesting Delma as guide.
Replies: 47
Views: 3754

Re: Requesting Delma as guide.

1) Is there a separate entity 'self', 'me' 'I', at all, anywhere, in any way, shape or form? Was there ever? There used to be a belief in a subjective experiencer. Now it is seen that there is only experiencing with neither experiencer nor objectively existing content of experiencing. 2) Explain in ...
by dsm2015
Thu Jan 22, 2015 12:40 am
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Requesting Delma as guide.
Replies: 47
Views: 3754

Re: Requesting Delma as guide.

Go for it!
by dsm2015
Wed Jan 21, 2015 2:59 am
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Requesting Delma as guide.
Replies: 47
Views: 3754

Re: Requesting Delma as guide.

Yes there most certainly has been a shift. The initial trigger was when you asked me if I was looking for a persistent state of no-self. I suddenly realized that indeed I had been for quite some time. I have been seeking identity in no-self...a contradiction. You told me to let go of the teachings t...
by dsm2015
Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:55 am
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Requesting Delma as guide.
Replies: 47
Views: 3754

Re: Requesting Delma as guide.

"Is consciousness a separate thing? Can you point to life, and separately point to consciousness? So, when the feelings come up, are they IN anything?" Appearing in consciousness is the same as saying just appearing, experiencing, without any reference to a separate consciousness. No, there is no se...
by dsm2015
Tue Jan 20, 2015 11:56 am
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Requesting Delma as guide.
Replies: 47
Views: 3754

Re: Requesting Delma as guide.

"If I say that there is no separate self, what comes up? Any resistance to that idea?" What comes up is, Yeah, but then why do I feel so small and contracted when someone criticizes me? I am confusing emotional responses with a sense of a separate self. When I feel into a memory of being criticized ...
by dsm2015
Sun Jan 18, 2015 11:18 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Requesting Delma as guide.
Replies: 47
Views: 3754

Re: Requesting Delma as guide.

Yes I looked and inquired and could find nothing but thinking, no thinker. Thinking arises first, then the I appears as content. So how could I be the thinker if thinking comes before the I content?! I arises later and tries to claim authorship. This is very clear now in experience. Not simply regur...
by dsm2015
Sun Jan 18, 2015 4:12 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Requesting Delma as guide.
Replies: 47
Views: 3754

Re: Requesting Delma as guide.

The thinker is invisible, inconceivable. Rather there is just thinking happening. Not TO a thinker. The thinker is in the content of thinking, not outside as the originator of thinking. No objective thinker can be found.
by dsm2015
Sun Jan 18, 2015 2:01 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Requesting Delma as guide.
Replies: 47
Views: 3754

Re: Requesting Delma as guide.

The nebulous me is found in the thought that I exist. That I exist seems self-evident. So my sense of self has been described as a body sensation and is now more subtly identified as something mental, a thought.
by dsm2015
Sat Jan 17, 2015 8:09 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Requesting Delma as guide.
Replies: 47
Views: 3754

Re: Requesting Delma as guide.

I don't know. I refer to this body as my body. So I guess it belongs to a nebulous me.
by dsm2015
Sat Jan 17, 2015 5:22 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Requesting Delma as guide.
Replies: 47
Views: 3754

Re: Requesting Delma as guide.

OK! Point taken. I do trust you and this process. To answer your last question, this aware presence feels like it belongs to the body. The body carries this presence wherever it goes. It is most strongly felt in the eye area. It's also a generalized body sensation.
by dsm2015
Sat Jan 17, 2015 3:40 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Requesting Delma as guide.
Replies: 47
Views: 3754

Re: Requesting Delma as guide.

Is this all there is to "no self"...not being a 'thing'? I already know that. So I guess I'm confusing feelings and other appearances as constituting 'me'. There is only ever the experiencing. What else could there be?

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