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by gondwana
Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: There must be something else and maybe I had a demo version
Replies: 15
Views: 1422

Re: There must be something else and maybe I had a demo version

Great :) Now, find a quiet spot and a quiet time. Close your eyes, if you wish to. Bring up the thought "I" and look at it. To bring it up, call out “I” loudly many times. Ignore the surrounding thought-stories about this "I", look at this particular thought exclusively in isolation. When it's right...
by gondwana
Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: I am therefore I think.
Replies: 133
Views: 9188

Re: I am therefore I think.

No, they just appear and then vanish. Sometimes things happen as a result of the thought
How do things happen, exactly?
Is there any sense of agency?
by gondwana
Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: I am therefore I think.
Replies: 133
Views: 9188

Re: I am therefore I think.

Sorry for the delay! Was not checking messages for a while and didn't see the new post. I hope everything is feeling ok at the moment. I'm very glad you are ready to continue! We should be close indeed :) To pick up those points: • Thoughts can't think Sit quietly. Watch a thought come and go. Can a...
by gondwana
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: There must be something else and maybe I had a demo version
Replies: 15
Views: 1422

Re: There must be something else and maybe I had a demo version

Well, let me put it this way. When has any experience turned out to be how you imagined it? The fact is - thought, and actual experience, are completely different. Neither memory (thoughts of the past) or expectations (thoughts of the future) can EVER actually describe any real experience in correct...
by gondwana
Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: There must be something else and maybe I had a demo version
Replies: 15
Views: 1422

There must be something else and maybe I had a demo version

It seems that there are some expectations lurking here, about what will happen when the “I” is seen through. These need to be out in the open and addressed up front before we can continue. Please list below all related expectations. Note: A short bullet point list is fine, lengthy text is not requir...
by gondwana
Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: saw you on Buddha at the Gas Pump
Replies: 36
Views: 1444

saw you on Buddha at the Gas Pump

Guess the urgency evaporated, once we got to the hard questions, eh! [emoji23]

I’m sure there may be some fear or something... but if there is no sharing, I cannot help.
by gondwana
Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: saw you on Buddha at the Gas Pump
Replies: 36
Views: 1444

Re: saw you on Buddha at the Gas Pump

How did you get on with this?
by gondwana
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: I am therefore I think.
Replies: 133
Views: 9188

Re: I am therefore I think.

I’m so sorry to hear that Roger.

Please let me know when you feel ready to continue. I won’t hassle you until then.
by gondwana
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: saw you on Buddha at the Gas Pump
Replies: 36
Views: 1444

saw you on Buddha at the Gas Pump

Beautiful honesty there! There is the belief that fully surrendering to the end of this process would be to abandon my core self that has been with me since I was a small child. There is nothing to fear. The personality will remain, just as it is now. To others, in fact, the personality will appear ...
by gondwana
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: I am therefore I think.
Replies: 133
Views: 9188

Re: I am therefore I think.

I’m finding some fresh pointers for you, will write soon :)
by gondwana
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: saw you on Buddha at the Gas Pump
Replies: 36
Views: 1444

Re: saw you on Buddha at the Gas Pump

No, some other thoughts react in defense of the "I" thought. No. Other thoughts make suggestions/commands in reference to the "I" thought. But the "I" thought is just there. It doesn't appear to do anything else other than appear as "I." No. "I" itself is a thought. Nothing thinks. Thinking just ha...
by gondwana
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: I am therefore I think.
Replies: 133
Views: 9188

I am therefore I think.

then I closed my eyes for a bit and it occurred to me: I can choose to close my eyes and when I do seeing stops, blackness, then I can choose to open them again and seeing starts. That's pretty compelling evidence that 'I' am controlling whether I see or not. Well, what is seen when the eyes are cl...
by gondwana
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: saw you on Buddha at the Gas Pump
Replies: 36
Views: 1444

Re: saw you on Buddha at the Gas Pump

No, other than the idea of an "I", which is a thought akin to the thought that there is a thinker, there is no "I". Reflecting back a message from the start of the conversation: So I am a thought process of labeling what is or is not associated with the sense of being. The question, then, is is the...
by gondwana
Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: saw you on Buddha at the Gas Pump
Replies: 36
Views: 1444

Re: saw you on Buddha at the Gas Pump

Yes. Including the thoughts about a thinker. I'd never thought of it that way before. But looking at it now...I see that thought is passively received, unbidden, and from some source other than "I", since "I" is one of the thoughts. Beautiful :) However, the other senses are usually thought of as f...
by gondwana
Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: I am therefore I think.
Replies: 133
Views: 9188

Re: I am therefore I think.

No, no big deal. Let’s find something else to look at, there are many ways to see this.

So it seems it is already clear there is no ‘seer’.

Where is there still holding on to the sense of “I” right now, if looking in present moment experience? Where are “you” still holding on?

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