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by Ewoud
Sat Aug 17, 2013 10:57 am
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: I'm Looking for a Guide
Replies: 63
Views: 5040

Re: I'm Looking for a Guide

Wonderful Bruce! I am delighted with this conversation. For me (and some other guides) it seems that you have a clear seeing of no self. Which in fact was already their so congratulations with nothing :). It was a pleasure to be guiding you, but also here you did all the work, so the honours go the ...
by Ewoud
Fri Aug 16, 2013 4:28 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: I'm Looking for a Guide
Replies: 63
Views: 5040

Re: I'm Looking for a Guide

Okay, many thanks again. Wonderful to read. I am going to be thorough with you. My body will (hopefully!) remain relatively similar in appearance; If the body isn't 'yours' why and what is this 'hope? Look in a mirror for me and describe in direct experience what is seen? Then look at a photo of you...
by Ewoud
Thu Aug 15, 2013 7:30 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: I'm Looking for a Guide
Replies: 63
Views: 5040

Re: I'm Looking for a Guide

Thanks Bruce, I like your description. I've got two more questions for you.

Is the body the perceiver, or is the body perceived?

In direct experience is there a sense of inside/outside?
by Ewoud
Wed Aug 14, 2013 4:37 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: I'm Looking for a Guide
Replies: 63
Views: 5040

Re: I'm Looking for a Guide

other people's memories/experiences/thoughts . Are your memories yours? Do you own memories/ experiences/ thoughts? What is there in direct experience? How is this for others? My hand feels more like "mine" because it's been there all my life, and is used constantly as a way for this body to intera...
by Ewoud
Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:45 am
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: I'm Looking for a Guide
Replies: 63
Views: 5040

Re: I'm Looking for a Guide

Yesterday I looked at my hand and for the first time thought of it as myself; not "my hand", but my self.
Maybe it is just words, but what do you mean by this sentence?

Is self = body?
Is it your body? How is ownership seen in direct experience?
by Ewoud
Mon Aug 12, 2013 5:02 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: I'm Looking for a Guide
Replies: 63
Views: 5040

Re: I'm Looking for a Guide

I've got 4 more questions for you. answer as deeply as you can. Avoid short, 1 sentence answers if possible. really feel free to rant away. 1) Explain in detail what the illusion of separate self is, when it starts and how it works from your own experience. Describe it fully as you see it now. 2) Ho...
by Ewoud
Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:08 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: I'm Looking for a Guide
Replies: 63
Views: 5040

Re: I'm Looking for a Guide

What's it like to see this?

Now, that the illusion is seen through, what is left? What are the experiences in daily life?
by Ewoud
Sat Aug 10, 2013 3:35 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: I'm Looking for a Guide
Replies: 63
Views: 5040

Re: I'm Looking for a Guide

So is there an ilussion? If so, what is it?

Are there any doubts?
by Ewoud
Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:27 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: I'm Looking for a Guide
Replies: 63
Views: 5040

Re: I'm Looking for a Guide

sorry, first part is misquoted.
by Ewoud
Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:24 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: I'm Looking for a Guide
Replies: 63
Views: 5040

Re: I'm Looking for a Guide

It is an expectation; no, the content isn't true. It's an odd thought, really; its not like other feelings where if I feel "anxious" there are real physical changes in heart rate/sweatiness/shaking that the label points to; dissatisfaction has no reality outside of a concept in thought and language....
by Ewoud
Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:15 am
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: I'm Looking for a Guide
Replies: 63
Views: 5040

Re: I'm Looking for a Guide

My first thought of that description of experience is "that can't possibly be all there is to it, that's so unsatisfying." So, what does this thought tell you? Is this an expectation? Is the content of this thought true? It just feels so odd to have all this stuff going on and no 'canvas' for it to...
by Ewoud
Sat Aug 03, 2013 12:33 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: I'm Looking for a Guide
Replies: 63
Views: 5040

Re: I'm Looking for a Guide

So what is the experience when you look?

What is there now?

If you are not able to answer, because you can't find a quiet place and find some time to look, just do it when you get back from your trip.

If you do have a quiet place. Just look and describe what's there.
by Ewoud
Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:29 am
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: I'm Looking for a Guide
Replies: 63
Views: 5040

Re: I'm Looking for a Guide

Look. Is there something missing in direct experience?
by Ewoud
Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:14 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: I'm Looking for a Guide
Replies: 63
Views: 5040

Re: I'm Looking for a Guide

Thanks for notifying you might not make it regularly. So, what is missing? Please tell your expectations of " it" in detail. Now, in your direct experiences, which are the senses prior to thought; seeing, hearing, feeling, smelling, tasting. Can you actually find an agent who is doing this? Look aro...
by Ewoud
Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:17 am
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: I'm Looking for a Guide
Replies: 63
Views: 5040

Re: I'm Looking for a Guide

To use an example that I think I already used, if a car backfires and I flinch it's pretty easy to understand the chain of cause and effect in that process. There is a loud noise, and the brain tells the body to react defensively; there isn't much room for a story of intent to slip in. If, however,...

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