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by Rufus
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Confusion to Clarity
Replies: 146
Views: 8987

Re: Confusion to Clarity

Hi Vivien,

I will post o this tomorrow.
Graham
by Rufus
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Confusion to Clarity
Replies: 146
Views: 8987

Re: Confusion to Clarity

Hi Vivien, If it’s clear that the sensation is not doing the thinking and there is no thinker, then why should be there a something that is doing the seeing? If there is REALLY ‘something’ there that is seeing the image, then that ‘thing’ must be found. So find it. Localize it. I can't- all I can sa...
by Rufus
Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Confusion to Clarity
Replies: 146
Views: 8987

Re: Confusion to Clarity

Hi Vivien, Thought seems to happen in the head, behind the eyes, so there is a strong sense of 'me' there. How is known exactly that thoughts happen in the head? – go to the actual experience Locate the spot, where thoughts seem to originate from. Investigate that spot. What is that spot made of? It...
by Rufus
Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Confusion to Clarity
Replies: 146
Views: 8987

Re: Confusion to Clarity

Hi Vivien, Sensing is just sensing, seeing is just seeing, tasting is just tasting, thinking is just thinking. The content of thought says this sensation belongs to me, I am seeing, tasting, smelling, thinking. OK, the content of thoughts say that sensations belongs to me, I am seeing, etc. – But ca...
by Rufus
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Confusion to Clarity
Replies: 146
Views: 8987

Re: Confusion to Clarity

Hi Vivien, This is how to look at thoughts: Looking how they come and go, and Observing the short gap between them. Noticing how the current thought is passing. And waiting for the next thought to come. Throughout your waking day, try to observe the gap between thoughts as often as possible. It can ...
by Rufus
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Confusion to Clarity
Replies: 146
Views: 8987

Re: Confusion to Clarity

Hi Vivien,

I will post on this tomorrow. Apologies for the delay- I will be back to a normal schedule of daily posting after tomorrow.
Graham
by Rufus
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Confusion to Clarity
Replies: 146
Views: 8987

Re: Confusion to Clarity

Hi Vivien, I’d like to ask you to write only what is true in your experience. If no self is just an intellectual understanding in the moment, then let me know, or totally avoid using language that would infer otherwise I'll try my best! V: And what is the actual experience of ‘me’? G: Smells, tastes...
by Rufus
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Confusion to Clarity
Replies: 146
Views: 8987

Re: Confusion to Clarity

Hi Vivien,

I'm still working on the last set of questions and will post on them tomorrow.
Thanks for your patience!
Graham
by Rufus
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Confusion to Clarity
Replies: 146
Views: 8987

Re: Confusion to Clarity

Hi Vivien, For the first hour I found it quite hard to 'let go' (as if I had a choice!!). “ as if I had a choice” - Do you see this experientially, or is it rather an intellectual understanding? It's more of an intellectual understanding. An expectation is nothing more than a mental concept. In orde...
by Rufus
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Confusion to Clarity
Replies: 146
Views: 8987

Re: Confusion to Clarity

Hi Vivien, Resistance usually comes for two main reasons. - Either there is a belief held about something, so strongly that everything that tries to question or even just to suggests that that it might not be the case, is resisted immediately. Of course, all beliefs are about the self. So if there i...
by Rufus
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Confusion to Clarity
Replies: 146
Views: 8987

Re: Confusion to Clarity

Hi Vivien, Thanks for the instructions. There's quite a bit of brain fog with these exercises- quite a bit of resistance and expectation. Could you please tell me a bit more about this? What is the resistance is about? What is the expectation? I found I was avoiding doing the exercises and when I sa...
by Rufus
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Confusion to Clarity
Replies: 146
Views: 8987

Re: Confusion to Clarity

Hi Vivien,

I will post on this tomorrow.
Graham
by Rufus
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Confusion to Clarity
Replies: 146
Views: 8987

Re: Confusion to Clarity

Hi Vivien, It SEEMS that there is something that is aware. We usually label this something as ‘awareness’. And from here there is just a small step for a subtle identification that “I am awareness or consciousness”. It SEEMS that this awareness is a subtle form of intangible entity, which has a prop...
by Rufus
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Confusion to Clarity
Replies: 146
Views: 8987

Re: Confusion to Clarity

Hi Vivien, Where do thoughts come from? They arise from nowhere. Where are they going? They disappear to nowhere. Can ‘you’ stop a thought in the middle? No. Can ‘you’ predict what will be the next thought? No. Can 'you' choose not to have painful or negative thoughts? No. Can an 'I' be found that g...
by Rufus
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: ARCHIVES
Topic: Confusion to Clarity
Replies: 146
Views: 8987

Re: Confusion to Clarity

Hi Vivien, V: What does the word 'I' point to? R: The totally of my experience- hands resting on the keyboard, seeing them type these words, hearing the wind outside and my kids upstairs, tasting my tea, pressure of the body on the chair, thoughts arising of what to write next- a sense of ‘me’ direc...

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