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by gobs
Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: freedom from the character I've created to protect myself
Replies: 46
Views: 3969

Re: freedom from the character I've created to protect myself

Thank you Floris, for your wonderful guidance and patience :-)

You were a very important part of my journey and I will always remember that
by gobs
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: freedom from the character I've created to protect myself
Replies: 46
Views: 3969

Re: freedom from the character I've created to protect myself

Just to be precise and leave no room for doubts and such: So is it completely clear that there is no separate self?
Yes, it is completely clear now
by gobs
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: freedom from the character I've created to protect myself
Replies: 46
Views: 3969

Re: freedom from the character I've created to protect myself

How are you doing these days? And can you say with 100% certainty that there is no separate self as thought describes it? Things have definitely changed. There have some ‘difficult’ situations, conversations, moments like there were before, but these things are not felt to be as personal as they we...
by gobs
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: freedom from the character I've created to protect myself
Replies: 46
Views: 3969

Re: freedom from the character I've created to protect myself

Yes I know what you're getting at. A little more precise might be to say that a thought does not literally contain another thought, as thought is not a container where things can be put into. But thoughts, especially about 'persons', come with a whole context, story or meaning (basically more thoug...
by gobs
Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: freedom from the character I've created to protect myself
Replies: 46
Views: 3969

Re: freedom from the character I've created to protect myself

a) Are thoughts living entities and aware? If not then how do thoughts understand other thoughts? No, thoughts have no awareness of their own. A thought might contain a memory of another thought, along with some sort of analysis or sense of 'understanding'. But there is no real understanding from o...
by gobs
Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: freedom from the character I've created to protect myself
Replies: 46
Views: 3969

Re: freedom from the character I've created to protect myself

I'll respond when I have a respons from another guide who read your answers:)
Ok, thank you!
by gobs
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: freedom from the character I've created to protect myself
Replies: 46
Views: 3969

Re: freedom from the character I've created to protect myself

1) Is there a separate entity 'self', 'me' 'I', at all, anywhere, in any way, shape or form? Was there ever? No. There still seems to be a consistency of experience, but upon examination, there is no entity ever to be found. Just thoughts. Was there ever? As far as "I" can see, there is only now th...
by gobs
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: freedom from the character I've created to protect myself
Replies: 46
Views: 3969

Re: freedom from the character I've created to protect myself

Hi Floris,

So sorry for the delay in responding.

I think I'm ready for the final questions.

Could we begin that process now?

Thanks again for all of your help along the journey,

Gobs
by gobs
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: freedom from the character I've created to protect myself
Replies: 46
Views: 3969

Re: freedom from the character I've created to protect myself

yes, you might even have created a story of a 'me' or 'floris' with which you're talking, while what you read here are just some words on a screen, and they can't be found to come from anywhere (or anyone). Yes, there is still some illusion of separation between the two of us, but the more I questi...
by gobs
Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: freedom from the character I've created to protect myself
Replies: 46
Views: 3969

Re: freedom from the character I've created to protect myself

Identity seems only (or mostly) to exist as a way to deal with others, and it is always generated by contrasting your perception of yourself with that of other(s). Can you see this? It can be a useful story/model/lens. Yes, I think I can kind of see this. Every thought of identity is a sort of rela...
by gobs
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: freedom from the character I've created to protect myself
Replies: 46
Views: 3969

Re: freedom from the character I've created to protect myself

No one, but suffering already never happened for a someone. But maybe it can be completely eradicated, I don't know, but also don't find it important. I agree, thank you for your insight. So what hopes and/or fears are still running that keep the peace from being there? Is there a belief that somet...
by gobs
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: freedom from the character I've created to protect myself
Replies: 46
Views: 3969

Re: freedom from the character I've created to protect myself

Just that the assumption that looking for the one who is suffering, might not always take away the suffering. Just like seeing that identity is false, doesn't eliminate it completely. But then who suffers? And if the searching for lasting peace or happiness would be released too, would that result ...
by gobs
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: freedom from the character I've created to protect myself
Replies: 46
Views: 3969

Re: freedom from the character I've created to protect myself

Btw, can a thought ever cause something? Does an appearance cause another appearance? No, the thought contains the suffering. It is one appearance. Were you referring with 'this process of seeing' with the kind of questions I qouted above? Yes Is there a hope or expectations that this question and ...
by gobs
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: freedom from the character I've created to protect myself
Replies: 46
Views: 3969

Re: freedom from the character I've created to protect myself

what do you think that would make one believe in a seperate self or I? I suppose if there was a thought that could not be seen through as an illusion. So far, since we have begun our conversation, I have seen through every thought that I have investigated... but I fear that this process of seeing w...
by gobs
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: freedom from the character I've created to protect myself
Replies: 46
Views: 3969

Re: freedom from the character I've created to protect myself

Good answers. It's important thought that this comes from your understanding or experience, and that the answers don't come because you think it's the right answer. Can you respond to this? I need to check, be honest:) Yes, at the time when I answered the questions, it was my honest experience. If ...

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