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by xyzzy
Sun Aug 12, 2012 8:16 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Is it possible to see this?
Replies: 252
Views: 20748

Re: Is it possible to see this?

Consider this; Where is the 'dividing line' between the hearer and the heard ? Where does one stop and the other start ? In one way, both I and the sound seem to exist within a 3 dimensional space, with me located inside my head and the sound coming from some distance away. In another way, the soun...
by xyzzy
Sun Aug 12, 2012 5:37 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Is it possible to see this?
Replies: 252
Views: 20748

Re: Is it possible to see this?

thoughts are different from, for example, sounds, because thoughts feel like they are part of me, while sounds don't. Good, let's hone in a bit more. (experientially) Find a bell (a cup will do or a brass bowl is excellent) and tap it with a spoon. Listen with eyes closed. Look for the origin of th...
by xyzzy
Sat Aug 11, 2012 5:08 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Is it possible to see this?
Replies: 252
Views: 20748

Re: Is it possible to see this?

Thoughts feel like they're mine. You say "feel" like they're yours. Is there a sensation that you feel, or is it thoughts that claim ownership ? (after they occur) It's difficult for me to look at thoughts, because looking at them changes them. They slow down and stop when I try to look at them. I'...
by xyzzy
Sat Aug 11, 2012 6:36 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Is it possible to see this?
Replies: 252
Views: 20748

Re: Is it possible to see this?

Tell, in your Now experiencing, where do thoughts come from ?
Thoughts happen, they don't seem to be coming from anywhere. It seems that I am experiencing thoughts. I don't believe that I am controlling my thoughts. Thoughts feel like they're mine.
by xyzzy
Fri Aug 10, 2012 5:34 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Is it possible to see this?
Replies: 252
Views: 20748

Re: Is it possible to see this?

Hello Edward, vince here. Tell me how you will know that you are enlightened ? What will have more credibility than intellectual understanding ? I don't know about "enlightened", but this board is based on the idea of liberation, which would presumably have some sort of impact on one's life. So I w...
by xyzzy
Fri Aug 10, 2012 6:03 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Is it possible to see this?
Replies: 252
Views: 20748

Is it possible to see this?

I believe that there is no self, and I am quite convinced intellectually that there is no self, but this hasn't changed the way I feel in any way. Is there some seeing which is different from intellectual understanding? By the way, I participated in another thread in the one on one forum a month or ...
by xyzzy
Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:15 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Probably I should be removed from the Liberated group
Replies: 2
Views: 733

Probably I should be removed from the Liberated group

At the time I was declared to be liberated a month or so ago, I definitely was not. I later realized that I had merely agreed with the idea that there is no self, and understood it intellectually, but that I had not seen it. At this point I don't know, though, whether I've seen that there is no self...

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