Search found 42 matches

by Barbarossa
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Let's try this thing.
Replies: 49
Views: 2578

Re: Let's try this thing.

I'm sorry, but it's up to you to investigate your experience, to see through beliefs. Nobody could do this for you. So it is your effort that is needed. And i'm also sorry that our conversation isn't fluid at all. A key question in this whole investigation of "self/I/ego" is: is it in any way true, ...
by Barbarossa
Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Let's try this thing.
Replies: 49
Views: 2578

Re: Let's try this thing.

Are you expecting a shift to happen? Yes. A belief may drop away. But only by looking at experience here and now. An expectation is imagination - something imagined is nothing you experience directly, and therefore it's counterproductive to hold on to an expectation. Well, the mind as a perceived s...
by Barbarossa
Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Let's try this thing.
Replies: 49
Views: 2578

Re: Let's try this thing.

Ach, here's one of those problematic questions that contain the assumption of a you and a body. I know (believe) people who are awakened negotiate this paradox, talking like there's a self while not really having one, but I find it tricky. I don't exist. This statement is false. etc. Since you are ...
by Barbarossa
Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Let's try this thing.
Replies: 49
Views: 2578

Re: Let's try this thing.

all centered round a particular body ie. this one here.
Are you that body?
by Barbarossa
Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Let's try this thing.
Replies: 49
Views: 2578

Re: Let's try this thing.

What about thoughts: is there an I producing thoughts, or are thoughts just happening? They happen. How much importance/meaning has something that is just happening? Is there an I doing anything at all? At the moment I'd say there are several. Could you give me a specific example of an I doing some...
by Barbarossa
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Let's try this thing.
Replies: 49
Views: 2578

Re: Let's try this thing.

Answering doesn't always come straight away though as I tend to read the question then it bounces round me for a bit, then I notice it bouncing round, then I get moments of quiet, then I disappear for a moment. Try to answer the questions straighforward, there are no right or wrong answers. :) To g...
by Barbarossa
Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Let's try this thing.
Replies: 49
Views: 2578

Re: Let's try this thing.

Who is this "you" that you are addressing? I know... you ask the questions here. But it's a good question. "I/you" is needed for the purpose of communication. You ask me "Who is this "you" that you are adressing?". But here is no me reading that question nor replying an answer. Reading happens, rep...
by Barbarossa
Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Let's try this thing.
Replies: 49
Views: 2578

Re: Let's try this thing.

And:
Hoo boy who knows where I am in buddhist tradition!?
What is this "I" you are talking about?
by Barbarossa
Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Let's try this thing.
Replies: 49
Views: 2578

Re: Let's try this thing.

Hoo boy who knows where I am in buddhist tradition!?
I don't care about buddhism.
I just wanted you to know, that something like nirvana is nothing we are looking for here.

Please answer my question:
Do sensations, thoughts etc. belong to a self?
by Barbarossa
Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Let's try this thing.
Replies: 49
Views: 2578

Re: Let's try this thing.

Well, ultimately I don't know how it appears The question how a self appears points to experience, how the self is experienced. But I'm used to the idea of deep relaxation and a quiet mind not being quite the same as liberation from the idea of a self. That's true. If seen through the illusion of a...
by Barbarossa
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Let's try this thing.
Replies: 49
Views: 2578

Re: Let's try this thing.

I'll try and master it so you don't have to search for my replies. Yay, sounds nice. ;) I don't really want to get into formal meditation again for long periods to cultivate a quiet mind A quiet mind is not needed for our investigation, it could be useful, but it isn't necessarily needed. Well, yes...
by Barbarossa
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Let's try this thing.
Replies: 49
Views: 2578

Re: Let's try this thing.

Do you experience something/somebody to which color is appearing, or is color just appearing?
By "something/somebody" the self/i is meant. ;)
by Barbarossa
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Let's try this thing.
Replies: 49
Views: 2578

Re: Let's try this thing.

I don't think we have to throw away object permanence and return to infancy, or the idea that the brain does the thinking. So maybe the brain does the thinking. But is the brain a someone, a person? If so, and if you are this person you would be the creator of your thoughts and feelings, the mover ...
by Barbarossa
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Let's try this thing.
Replies: 49
Views: 2578

Re: Let's try this thing.

Well, maybe it's not so easy to see that there is no thinker thinking. You already see there's no thinker - because there is none. ;) The thinker is just a belief, just another thought. I do get concerned that, say, if I come to the conclusion that there is no thinker then I'll lose the ability to ...
by Barbarossa
Sun May 06, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Let's try this thing.
Replies: 49
Views: 2578

Re: Let's try this thing.

Well, maybe it's not so easy to see that there is no thinker thinking.
a sense of a thinker thinking about it all.
is there a thinker?
or is it just another thought that there must be a thinker?

Go to advanced search