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by Vivien
Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: threadofannihilation
Replies: 40
Views: 944

Re: threadofannihilation

Hi nimrod, Pretty much everything expressed in my intro posts still applies, I have merely cut down on the variey and number of words/concepts used to describe experience so as to strip away the "merely conceptual" as much as possible. That’s all right. Actually it shows that you are now clearly see...
by Vivien
Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Freedom
Replies: 24
Views: 626

Re: Freedom

Hi Sophia, You did a nice investigation :) I saw how the mind tends to automatically tell a story of the thing, a past a future, Yes, exactly! This is the difference between reality and imagination/fiction. The distinction between experience and this interpreted story what needs to be seen and spott...
by Vivien
Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: 6 years sober spent seeking the truth
Replies: 87
Views: 3188

Re: 6 years sober spent seeking the truth

Hi Chris, It’s important to emphasize that although we are looking at emotionally charged scenarios, we are not going into the psychological aspect of them. We are only investigating that reality of those thoughts and images. I’m addressing it not just because of you, but for anybody who happens to ...
by Vivien
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:50 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Halfway there?
Replies: 19
Views: 553

Re: Halfway there?

Hi awakeningbk, other than that, am I doing this right? I did the exercises and really tried to “imagine” drinking water or having sandy feet - but maybe the reason I am struggling is because I feel that my above answers should have more to them? Is that all I need to do, as we continue? Answering s...
by Vivien
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:42 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Journey to here and now
Replies: 21
Views: 209

Re: Journey to here and now

Hi Rick, Thinking is mind creating a narrative about events. Experiences are events that stimulate your senses Let’s be more experiential about this. Do you have a phone? Please check for it now and tell me how you checked to find its existence. Describe it in detail via all of the senses... What do...
by Vivien
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: True knowledge is the one which liberates us.
Replies: 8
Views: 106

Re: True knowledge is the one which liberates us.

Hi vikramksinha,

So you believe that I = body? Then why do you say: MY body?
Either you ARE the body, or you HAVE a body. Which one?


Please don’t just think about it, but investigate deeply in experience.

Vivien
by Vivien
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Where am I?
Replies: 95
Views: 2324

Re: Where am I?

Hi Claudio, You did a nice investigation :) I’m going to give you only one question this time, but please look at this many-many times. Make sure that you are 100% certain of your reply. Is there a knower-center (or any kind of center) in the sensations called ‘body’, that knows all the sensations? ...
by Vivien
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Freedom
Replies: 24
Views: 626

Re: Freedom

Hi Sophia, I saw those replies and there is some confusion there, but I didn’t comment on them, since we cannot really go further with looking for the I and the thinker, as long as it’s not totally clear what is the difference between reality and fiction. So currently our primary focus is to be as c...
by Vivien
Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Trying to experience the nothing that I am
Replies: 7
Views: 94

Re: Trying to experience the nothing that I am

Hi Philip, You did an excellent inquiry! :) But I would like to ask you to stay with these same questions a bit more. Seeing this very clearly is essential. And this needs to be seen not once, not ten times, but hundreds of times. Until there is no doubt left that ALL thoughts appear on their own. S...
by Vivien
Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Journey to here and now
Replies: 21
Views: 209

Re: Journey to here and now

Hi Rick, A little guidance would be helpful thank you Let’s start with these questions. First, we have to be clear on this. I know that it’s not clear to you how to look, this is exactly why I asked these questions. Is it clear that what we are doing here is to question the validity of your thoughts...
by Vivien
Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:55 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Confused and tired of seeking
Replies: 37
Views: 611

Re: Confused and tired of seeking

Yes, please look thoroughly with each question.
by Vivien
Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Journey to here and now
Replies: 21
Views: 209

Re: Journey to here and now

Hi Rick, So we are the awareness of the experience not the experience itself. This is a speculation. It’s coming from thinking which is utterly useless. You did not look where those pointers pointing to. Also, you missed two of them. Please go back, look with EACH of the questions, and reply to them...
by Vivien
Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:24 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Guide Request
Replies: 27
Views: 598

Re: Guide Request

Hi Tom, In this memory I would sometimes see an image of my body experiencing something. That gave the temporary sensation of an I, which of course would then disappear. But an image is not a temporary sensation of an I, that’s not possible. A mental image is just a visual thought. Just an imaginati...
by Vivien
Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:15 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Freedom
Replies: 24
Views: 626

Re: Freedom

Hi Sophia, Now, that things got more clear, let’s do some specific exercises. Do you drink coffee or tea? Next time when you drink it, please investigate what is the difference between thinking about coffee and experiencing the coffee. Is it possible to look at the coffee without thinking “this is a...
by Vivien
Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: I would like to finally see this
Replies: 21
Views: 758

Re: I would like to finally see this

Hi Anton, V: Isn’t this voice just the IMAGINED sound/voice of the body? A: I have read this post few times, and I still don't know how to answer this question (or I don't understand the question). Please say out loud “I am doing this inquiry”. And as you say it, listen to your voice. Now, think the...

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