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by Rufus
Fri May 17, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Confusion to Clarity
Replies: 146
Views: 8972

Re: Confusion to Clarity

Hi Vivien, It was a typo- I meant Learned vs Un-learned Behaviour. If so, please write at least 3 examples from your own life (what is accessible right now), when it seems that the behaviour is not ‘learned’. Please describe it as much detail as you can what seems to give rise to a mover, a decider ...
by Rufus
Wed May 15, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Confusion to Clarity
Replies: 146
Views: 8972

Re: Confusion to Clarity

Hi Vivien, ‘Intention’ is nothing else than the content of a thought. Can you see this? Yes For example, when you sit in front of your computer, how is the decision made when to move the hands to type? How is the decision is made which finger to move when typing? How is the decision exactly made wha...
by Rufus
Tue May 14, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Confusion to Clarity
Replies: 146
Views: 8972

Re: Confusion to Clarity

Hi Vivien, Lie down onto a bed. Observe very carefully how the decision arises to get up. Can a self be found making the body leave the bed? No. In some cases the thought "Get up" is there but the thought is just a thought and can't make the body leave the bed. Where does the "decision", the "comman...
by Rufus
Mon May 13, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Confusion to Clarity
Replies: 146
Views: 8972

Re: Confusion to Clarity

Hi Vivien, Is there a control over ‘sensations’? No Is there a control over ‘thoughts’? No Is there a control over ‘sounds’? No Is there a control over ‘visual sight’ ? No Is there a control over ‘smells’? No Is there a control over ‘tastes’? No Sensations, thoughts, sounds, sights, smells and taste...
by Rufus
Sun May 12, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Confusion to Clarity
Replies: 146
Views: 8972

Re: Confusion to Clarity

Hi Vivien, Actually, seeing that there is no inherent controller will change nothing. The only change will be the knowing or seeing that this is just an illusion. But everything goes on just as before. Only the perception changes. You explained this so well- thank-you. “then I will continue as I hav...
by Rufus
Fri May 10, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Confusion to Clarity
Replies: 146
Views: 8972

Re: Confusion to Clarity

HI Vivien, Thanks for your lengthy response. I've read and re-read the questions you posed and re-read all our dialogue so far and I'd like a little more time to answer them if that's Ok with you. I have a lot of family commitments this weekend and will give your questions the attention they deserve...
by Rufus
Thu May 09, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Confusion to Clarity
Replies: 146
Views: 8972

Re: Confusion to Clarity

Hi Vivien,

Thanks for your post. I will respond to it tomorrow when I have more time.
Graham
by Rufus
Wed May 08, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Confusion to Clarity
Replies: 146
Views: 8972

Re: Confusion to Clarity

Hi Vivien, Thank you for your honesty. Let’s look at the resistance, since it can prevent further looking. Resistance is nothing more than a protective mechanism, and it does its job well. There is a belief, a story somewhere about pain or negative consequences to seeing through control and the cont...
by Rufus
Tue May 07, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Confusion to Clarity
Replies: 146
Views: 8972

Re: Confusion to Clarity

Hi Vivien, So when there is a thought “lift the right hand” what is making that decision? A thought arises "lift the right hand". There is nothing making that decision it is just a thought arising, seemingly from nowhere. Thought labels this as "me making a decision" but as we have investigated this...
by Rufus
Mon May 06, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Confusion to Clarity
Replies: 146
Views: 8972

Re: Confusion to Clarity

HI Vivien, 1. Place both hands on a table in front of you, palms down. 2. When you have done that, rest for a moment and then raise one hand in the air but not the other. Don't go to thoughts, examine your direct experience. Do this as many times as you like, and each time inquire: What is it exactl...
by Rufus
Sun May 05, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Confusion to Clarity
Replies: 146
Views: 8972

Re: Confusion to Clarity

Hi Vivien, And this illusion is also closely related to the notion of time, what we will investigate close to the end of our conversation. Maybe later attention will be more clear, but to be honest it’s not too important, in terms of seeing no self. But of course if it feels really relevant to you, ...
by Rufus
Sat May 04, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Confusion to Clarity
Replies: 146
Views: 8972

Re: Confusion to Clarity

Hi Vivien,

I’ll post on this tomorrow.
Graham
by Rufus
Fri May 03, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Confusion to Clarity
Replies: 146
Views: 8972

Re: Confusion to Clarity

Hi Vivien, Yes, so awareness is not something that is waiting in the background for an object (like thought or sensation) to appear and then latch onto them with its knowing or aware-ing ability, so the thought or the sensation become known by it. For this to be true, there must be not only a stand-...
by Rufus
Thu May 02, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Confusion to Clarity
Replies: 146
Views: 8972

Re: Confusion to Clarity

Hi Vivien, First of all I would like to sincerely thank you for guiding me. I can see from this post and others the level of commitment you have in this process and that is truly humbling so again- thank you! I went back to your first post what you filled out at registration. And there you say that ...
by Rufus
Wed May 01, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Confusion to Clarity
Replies: 146
Views: 8972

Re: Confusion to Clarity

Hi Vivien, Language is dualistic. With language, there is assumption that there must be a subject (me or awareness) that is doing or having or know the object (thought, image, etc.). But this assumption is coming only from language, in the actual experience there is neither subject nor object that c...

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