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by JonathanR
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: No-Self here the Self comes!
Replies: 57
Views: 1144

Re: No-Self here the Self comes!

Ok Alvin! In that case I'd like to ask you the following questions: 1) Is there a separate entity 'self', 'me' 'I', at all, anywhere, in any way, shape or form? Was there ever? 2) Explain in detail what the illusion of separate self is, when it starts and how it works from your own experience. Descr...
by JonathanR
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: No-Self here the Self comes!
Replies: 57
Views: 1144

Re: No-Self here the Self comes!

Hi Alvin . Basically, once I stopped overthinking it I was able to observe/experience what you were describing. Wonderful! Does that clear up the idea that a self could creep back in? Is it clear that self is always an illusion, always an idea ABOUT an entity, albeit rather convincing at moments? Al...
by JonathanR
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: No-Self here the Self comes!
Replies: 57
Views: 1144

Re: No-Self here the Self comes!

Hi Alvin . I'm a bit confused by the second question. It's got the mind spinning in circles. Haha. Could you rephrase it for me please? OK I asked: "Is there a 'self that creeps' back in? Really? Or more of a temporary dream that that's what's happening?" You changed your wording well, to reflect th...
by JonathanR
Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: No-Self here the Self comes!
Replies: 57
Views: 1144

Re: No-Self here the Self comes!

Hi Alvin, Sorry for the delay in replying. A while ago you said... . glimpses of non-self arise when awareness of being is occurring. But, the second the awareness is lost 'self' creeps right back in. But then... . Is there any control either of 'sleeping' (believing in the illusion of self) or 'wak...
by JonathanR
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: A prayer for the end of fear & suffering
Replies: 4
Views: 765

Re: A prayer for the end of fear & suffering

Hi Sumitrs Of course. Do the Adyashanti course. it's a great idea to do one thing at a time. See how hat goes and come back here whenever you want. You can post on this thread again. That way you won't have to go through the registration system and wait for a guide. If I inadvertently miss your post...
by JonathanR
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: No-Self here the Self comes!
Replies: 57
Views: 1144

Re: No-Self here the Self comes!

Hi Alvin Yes thanks. Had a nice week end. Hope you did too? . For now, this being bounces back and forth from believing there's a 'self' to being completely aware in the moment. And this just is too because it's happening in the present. :-) Actually is there a being that bounces? But I know what yo...
by JonathanR
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: No-Self here the Self comes!
Replies: 57
Views: 1144

Re: No-Self here the Self comes!

Hi Alvin Thanks for your clear answer. Forgive me for pressing you about 'unawareness' but it is worth the attention. . glimpses of non-self arise when awareness of being is occurring. But, the second the awareness is lost 'self' creeps right back in. What you said here was why I asked about it. Yes...
by JonathanR
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: No-Self here the Self comes!
Replies: 57
Views: 1144

Re: No-Self here the Self comes!

Hello Alvin . No. I'm asking if it's ever actually possible to experience 'unawareness'. If we speak in terms of 'unawareness' there is an idea that there's a 'me' that 'is unaware'. But what kind of experience is unawareness? I disagree with this statement. We've already established that there is n...
by JonathanR
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: A prayer for the end of fear & suffering
Replies: 4
Views: 765

Re: A prayer for the end of fear & suffering

Hello Sumitra1 Welcome to Liberation Unleashed. I woukd like to offer to assist you in your self-inquiry. Please let me know if you accept? Please post daily and I will do the same? This way there can be a certain focus and momentum to inquiry. I read your introduction with interest and have a few o...
by JonathanR
Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: No-Self here the Self comes!
Replies: 57
Views: 1144

Re: No-Self here the Self comes!

Hi . If it isn't possible to experience 'not being aware' right now, and that's true for every moment of Now, how could it ever have been experienced (other than as an idea, a thought about 'unawareness occurred in the past'? Are you implying from this that we can experience things if we are unaware...
by JonathanR
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: No-Self here the Self comes!
Replies: 57
Views: 1144

Re: No-Self here the Self comes!

Hi Alvin . Have you ever had the experience of not being aware? Not possible. The only thing that is possible is being aware in the present and understanding that unawareness occurred in the past. Wait. If it isn't possible to experience 'not being aware' right now, and that's true for every moment ...
by JonathanR
Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: No-Self here the Self comes!
Replies: 57
Views: 1144

Re: No-Self here the Self comes!

Oops. Sorry. That was meant to read 'dropping back'
by JonathanR
Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: No-Self here the Self comes!
Replies: 57
Views: 1144

Re: No-Self here the Self comes!

Hi Alvin . Big fat yes? I don't think I can. As mentioned before, glimpses of non-self arise when awareness of being is occurring. But, the second the awareness is lost 'self' creeps right back in. Well that's fine. That's why I asked the question. Have you ever had the experience of not being aware...
by JonathanR
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: No-Self here the Self comes!
Replies: 57
Views: 1144

Re: No-Self here the Self comes!

Hi Alvin

Ok. Thank you.

Can you say with a big fat 'Yes' that the illusion of 'self' is seen?

If there are doubts about this please let me know?

Jon
by JonathanR
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: No-Self here the Self comes!
Replies: 57
Views: 1144

Re: No-Self here the Self comes!

Hi Alvin Examine the language it's self. 'doer' of 'awareness'. So in this and so many ways of expressing things there is a built-in assumption of some kind of 'perceiver' that 'does' 'perception'. Like 'thinker of' thoughts' Identification with or as some 'thing' that is 'experiencing' or 'doing'. ...

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