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by Andy
Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:52 am
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Anyone wants to chat?
Replies: 52
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Re: Anyone wants to chat?

That everything is being served up from the sub-conscious, with no conscious control, has been fully realized. Expressing it that way may not sound desirable; it may even sound undesirable, but the realization is priceless. Just as a man recently released from prison rejoices to be free, he also rej...
by Andy
Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:01 am
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Anyone wants to chat?
Replies: 52
Views: 4494

Re: Anyone wants to chat?

1) None, ever. 2) No experiencer, just experience. The body is experienced as various sensations. 3) It is a pervading belief that there is conscious control over thoughts, words and actions. It starts in infancy and becomes so deeply entrenched that it is taken for granted as being a fact of life. ...
by Andy
Sun Dec 09, 2012 11:01 am
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Anyone wants to chat?
Replies: 52
Views: 4494

Re: Anyone wants to chat?

Yes.
by Andy
Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:35 am
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Anyone wants to chat?
Replies: 52
Views: 4494

Re: Anyone wants to chat?

Thank you very much for clearing things up. I was expecting a watershed; glad to know that it doesn't have to occur. It's like this cold that I had recently: I had all the symptoms but gradually they cleared up. Now that the cold is gone I couldn't identify a point when I went from having a cold to ...
by Andy
Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:49 am
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Anyone wants to chat?
Replies: 52
Views: 4494

Re: Anyone wants to chat?

I wonder if there is a difference between having no belief in a self ( which applies to me ) and experiencing/realising no self ( which applies to you )? I haven't noticed any differences in my interactions with others. One friend said, last week, that there is a different energy about me and that I...
by Andy
Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:44 am
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Anyone wants to chat?
Replies: 52
Views: 4494

Re: Anyone wants to chat?

I was expecting some kind of 'Aha!' moment but there hasn't been one. For such a significant shift in perception as seeing no self wouldn't there have to be a watershed; an event of seeing? I remember when you described your awakening on Buddha at the Gaspump: you hit the heel of your hand against y...
by Andy
Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:56 am
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Anyone wants to chat?
Replies: 52
Views: 4494

Re: Anyone wants to chat?

The momentum is building with this investigation. Things that I would have previously considered to have been done by "me" are now seen to be done automatically. I needed some white, nail varnish to paint over some scratches on my car. I was in a charity shop yesterday and noticed a small, see-throu...
by Andy
Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:45 am
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Anyone wants to chat?
Replies: 52
Views: 4494

Re: Anyone wants to chat?

The word "I" points to a little man that lives inside my head, just behind my eyes. He sits on a black, leather, swivel chair, and has a little, tartan flask of tea, and a big stack of sandwiches next to him. He looks out on the world through my eyes, every minute of every day. He needs all those sa...
by Andy
Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:11 am
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Anyone wants to chat?
Replies: 52
Views: 4494

Re: Anyone wants to chat?

Your questions just tore my notion of an observer-self to shreds. It's ridiculous to think of the observing function of this body/mind as being any part of a personal, separate, volitional self. Yes, it is happening effortlessly, just like breathing-"I" don't do observing any more than "I" do breath...
by Andy
Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:43 am
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Anyone wants to chat?
Replies: 52
Views: 4494

Re: Anyone wants to chat?

I woke up at 5 o'clock this morning and tried to get back to sleep. I failed. It struck me that even with something as important as getting a good night's sleep the self is completely impotent ( non-existent ).Surely, if there were an appropriate situation where the self could show itself, ride to t...
by Andy
Sun Nov 04, 2012 12:20 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Anyone wants to chat?
Replies: 52
Views: 4494

Re: Anyone wants to chat?

Crossing a gate implies a movement, a progression from point A ( through a gate ) to point B. Believing that there is a gate to cross is like believing that the LU investigation is a process leading to an attainment. It could be compared to dissolving a sugar cube in a cup of tea: I start off with a...
by Andy
Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:32 am
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Anyone wants to chat?
Replies: 52
Views: 4494

Re: Anyone wants to chat?

The intense situations don't seem to bring out a self; tension doesn't seem to come from a self; rather it seems to to be experienced by a self. Your question asking if noticing is happening by itself or if there is a doer of noticing was a penetrating one for me. I have seen that all thoughts, word...
by Andy
Sun Oct 28, 2012 11:51 am
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Anyone wants to chat?
Replies: 52
Views: 4494

Re: Anyone wants to chat?

I appreciate how patient 'you' are being with 'me'. If Liberation Unleashed were a classroom I'd be the good boy sitting at the front, bright eyed and raring to go. I carefully read and apply your replies and I always do my homework very conscientiously: I write down your replies on a piece of paper...
by Andy
Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:50 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Anyone wants to chat?
Replies: 52
Views: 4494

Re: Anyone wants to chat?

Yes, looking is automatic too. Sorry I didn't make myself clear about the samadhi. I was just saying that it could have been induced by the intense focus on this process, not that seeing no self requires samadhi or is synonymous with it. There is no I/me to cross anything and so 'crossing' the 'gate...
by Andy
Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:03 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Anyone wants to chat?
Replies: 52
Views: 4494

Re: Anyone wants to chat?

So near and yet so far! This has become my obsession. Looking, looking, looking. I see that thoughts arise spontaneously; I see that the body moves spontaneously and yet, and yet-no seeing through the illusion. I don't feel any fear about the no-self realisation as I know that nothing gets lost othe...

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