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by aubergine99
Mon Aug 04, 2014 4:17 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Ready to be guided through the gate
Replies: 38
Views: 2880

Re: Ready to be guided through the gate

Hello again, A good exercise would just be to sit still and watch was is happening in the moment, always from experience. I have done this exercise a few times now. Sitting here, there is music, a possum making sounds in the background. There is no self to be found, just those things happening. Ther...
by aubergine99
Sun Aug 03, 2014 4:24 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Ready to be guided through the gate
Replies: 38
Views: 2880

Re: Ready to be guided through the gate

Hi Neil, I’m very happy to continue our conversation. A good exercise would just be to sit still and watch was is happening in the moment, always from experience. So, if you notice a bird flying in the sky, hear the sound of voices in the street, or just feel thirsty, whatever it is, ask yourself, h...
by aubergine99
Thu Jul 31, 2014 2:24 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Ready to be guided through the gate
Replies: 38
Views: 2880

Re: Ready to be guided through the gate

Hello Neil, Thanks for your last reply. I must apologise in that I omitted to give you a full explanation of DE at the start of our conversation together. Really sorry for that! You can find this on the Home page of LU, under the Articles section. I think you had a good grasp of it, to be honest, al...
by aubergine99
Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:34 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Ready to be guided through the gate
Replies: 38
Views: 2880

Re: Ready to be guided through the gate

Ok there are sensations, and there are thoughts, and they seem to happen in a similar place. While focusing on a particular sensation and thought that comes up feels like it is happening in that location. There is no "my" head. Just sensations which will my be called my head. But then the label my ...
by aubergine99
Tue Jul 29, 2014 7:30 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Ready to be guided through the gate
Replies: 38
Views: 2880

Re: Ready to be guided through the gate

Hello Neil, Yes, but do you really experience thoughts ‘in the head’ or just thoughts. Look specifically at the experience. They kinda arent really anywhere, there are just thoughts about them sitting inside my head, and an associaiton of the sensations of my head with the thoughts. In this sentence...
by aubergine99
Mon Jul 28, 2014 3:09 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Ready to be guided through the gate
Replies: 38
Views: 2880

Re: Ready to be guided through the gate

Great post, Neil! Yes! Do you see the difference in what the experience is and what thought says it is? ie. there is no ‘you’ trying anything, just intention thought appearing. I see that. the arm lifts, a thought about lifting the arm happens one is in the sense one is in the imagination. Exactly. ...
by aubergine99
Mon Jul 28, 2014 8:41 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Ready to be guided through the gate
Replies: 38
Views: 2880

Re: Ready to be guided through the gate

Hello Neil, When i look at my arm moving there is clearly no entity moving it. It just moves up and down. Good. What is an experience of ‘trying’? Or is that just thoughts about trying? There is a thought about an action and then there is the action. More like an intention, like lift the cup, and th...
by aubergine99
Fri Jul 25, 2014 10:05 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Ready to be guided through the gate
Replies: 38
Views: 2880

Re: Ready to be guided through the gate

Hi, It is clear that the senses are automatic and not controlled by a self. On the topic of action, when trying to watch action happen i tend to 'think' how is this action happening, i should be watching the action and seeing whether there is a self doing the action? Yes, just look to see if there i...
by aubergine99
Thu Jul 24, 2014 8:16 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Ready to be guided through the gate
Replies: 38
Views: 2880

Re: Ready to be guided through the gate

Hi Neil, But do you see, that the ‘illusion of self’ is also experienced as a thought. I see that, there are senses and there are thoughts about a self. Yes, there is experience (known through the senses) and thoughts (also experience) of course. Isn’t ‘your’ life made up purely of experience, alway...
by aubergine99
Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:58 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Ready to be guided through the gate
Replies: 38
Views: 2880

Re: Ready to be guided through the gate

Hi, Ok well i figured what would happen is that i look at the senses and try to find the self, and then the illusion of self would melt away and i would wake up one day and there would be no illusion of self, just experience. Try to put aside any expectations of this investigation, for now. What wil...
by aubergine99
Wed Jul 23, 2014 1:04 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Ready to be guided through the gate
Replies: 38
Views: 2880

Re: Ready to be guided through the gate

Hello, Sorry for taking so long to respond. The truth is I have been feeling a little overwhelmed. I try to do the exercises and try to see what you ask of me, but for the most part i really dont know how to respond. That’s ok, Neil. It’s natural that there is confusion arising but you are doing rea...
by aubergine99
Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:32 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Ready to be guided through the gate
Replies: 38
Views: 2880

Re: Ready to be guided through the gate

Hi Neil,

Is everything ok?

Brigitte
by aubergine99
Sat Jul 19, 2014 10:36 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Ready to be guided through the gate
Replies: 38
Views: 2880

Re: Ready to be guided through the gate

Good morning, Neil Who is this ‘I’ that was a little shocked and a bit confused? Can you describe it for me? How is ‘I’ experienced? That sense of shock was just thoughts about the realisation. THere was the thought go left, while the body went right, and then a less clear thought that said Wooaa th...
by aubergine99
Fri Jul 18, 2014 5:14 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Ready to be guided through the gate
Replies: 38
Views: 2880

Re: Ready to be guided through the gate

Hi, Hi Brigitte, how is your day going? Doing good thanks and enjoying our unusually hot weather here in UK. How are you? So i have been noticing there are actions happening and there are seperate thoughts, that often coincide with those actions. Then when i noticed that those coinciding thoughts co...
by aubergine99
Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:56 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Ready to be guided through the gate
Replies: 38
Views: 2880

Re: Ready to be guided through the gate

Hello, Hi brigitte, first just a big thankyou for sticking with me this far, i really appreciate it! Thanks, and I will stick with you for as long as it takes. Good. So you see the stomach and chest (are you sure about the head?) and you see the thought that says ‘it’s me’. That is DE. Is there actu...

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