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by EMWBerry
Sat May 18, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: SelfingStrong
Replies: 247
Views: 20642

Re: SelfingStrong

Hi Dave - I think the 2nd part will be helpful. It’s late here so I’m going topost a reply to the 1st part tomorrow. Thank you for your help with this...
by EMWBerry
Tue May 14, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: SelfingStrong
Replies: 247
Views: 20642

Re: SelfingStrong

Hi Dave, Is this answer something understood logically? Yes. Is this answer something known in experience? I am really not sure. Please elaborate on the answer to question 2. If yes - how does it feel to see this? If no or not sure - please elaborate on how it seems - write honestly and freely here....
by EMWBerry
Mon May 13, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: SelfingStrong
Replies: 247
Views: 20642

Re: SelfingStrong

Hi Dave,
Is that about right?
That's about right.
So - other than this thought occuring, can you tell me:
Is there a separate entity 'self', 'me' 'I', at all, anywhere, in any way, shape or form?
No...
by EMWBerry
Sun May 12, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: SelfingStrong
Replies: 247
Views: 20642

Re: SelfingStrong

2nd time...
Does a thought "do" anything?
No
Does a thought make anything happen?
No.
Is experience happening to a thought?
No.
Does a thought create experience?
No
by EMWBerry
Sun May 12, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: SelfingStrong
Replies: 247
Views: 20642

Re: SelfingStrong

Hi Dave, So the thought "I" points to other thoughts that say an entity or I exists right behind the eyes. Is that about right? yes Is there any sensation at all that you can experience that is interpreted as "behind the eyes"? no Does sight appear "behind the eyes"? no, I don’t actually experience ...
by EMWBerry
Fri May 10, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: SelfingStrong
Replies: 247
Views: 20642

Re: SelfingStrong

Hi Dave, Is this "I or entity right behind the eyes" experienced in seeing? Hearing? Tasting? Sensing? Smelling? No. Is this "I or entity right behind the eyes" apparent in thinking? If so - can it be found elsewhere? it is experienced in thinking meaning there are ‘I’ thoughts (I have to do this or...
by EMWBerry
Thu May 09, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: SelfingStrong
Replies: 247
Views: 20642

Re: SelfingStrong

Hi Dave....I should have responded saying I was looking at this. I don’t know why I’m having a hard time answering it. There ‘seems’ to be an I or entity right behind my eyes. When you say to describe it using what can be known from direct experience, I can’t really. I can’t find an I in direct expe...
by EMWBerry
Mon May 06, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: SelfingStrong
Replies: 247
Views: 20642

Re: SelfingStrong

Hi Dave, I think I get you are trying to say here, but it is important to be clear... Can a thought claim ownership of an "action"? What, actually, is claiming anything? Is there actually, at any moment an "action" to be claimed, or is that too, just thoughts... Thoughts cannot claim anything. It is...
by EMWBerry
Sat May 04, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: SelfingStrong
Replies: 247
Views: 20642

Re: SelfingStrong

o in the sentence "I type this", can what is referred to as "I" be found anywhere in experience? If so - where and what exactly is this "I" that is referred to? no, it’s just a thought claiming ownership of an action. Now go back to the Bahiya sutra. Y ou don't have any issues with "in the seen onl...
by EMWBerry
Fri May 03, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: SelfingStrong
Replies: 247
Views: 20642

Re: SelfingStrong

The thought "I" - what does it point to, what does it refer to?
Just an idea or concept.
by EMWBerry
Fri May 03, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: SelfingStrong
Replies: 247
Views: 20642

Re: SelfingStrong

Hi Dave, I didn't understand what you were asking with that first question. Content of thinking is not "I". So - again - what is the content of thought? Just concepts. Are seeing and knowing seeing the same? Yes. Is there something separate that "knows" seeing? No. If you don't think "I see this", d...
by EMWBerry
Fri May 03, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: SelfingStrong
Replies: 247
Views: 20642

Re: SelfingStrong

Hi Dave, So in seeing etc, the content of seeing is what? Color. Is the content of thinking "l"? Yes, I notice mostly “I” thoughts. If no, what is the "content of thinking"? I suppose some thought content does not contain an “I”. Is there a separate thinker? Look for it, just as you did a separate s...
by EMWBerry
Thu May 02, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: SelfingStrong
Replies: 247
Views: 20642

Re: SelfingStrong

Thanks for sharing the excerpt. I had come across it before (on the LU site, I believe) and it has been helpful. So, what do you know? This was not an easy question to answer. I really wanted to write that I don't know what I know ;) But, in looking at direct experience, there is Just seeing, hearin...
by EMWBerry
Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: SelfingStrong
Replies: 247
Views: 20642

Re: SelfingStrong

Hi Dave,
Yikes - I received the notification that you would reply shortly to which I responded, but never received a notification about your subsequent post. I see it now though. Will send an update today. Thx!
by EMWBerry
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: SelfingStrong
Replies: 247
Views: 20642

Re: SelfingStrong

No worries!

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