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by xyzzy
Thu Sep 20, 2012 5:10 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Is it possible to see this?
Replies: 252
Views: 20534

Re: Is it possible to see this?

What makes you think that there is anything outside direct experience? This is an important question, please think carefully about it and answer as fully as possible. I don't know whether or not there is anything outside of experience, but there seems to be. I'm not controlling my thoughts, but som...
by xyzzy
Thu Sep 20, 2012 6:42 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Is it possible to see this?
Replies: 252
Views: 20534

Re: Is it possible to see this?

And when you do that do you find an "I" in there doing all of that? Remember to judge only from direct experience. We're not asking you to tell us who/what is the thinker of thoughts, we're asking you whether you are the thinker of them. Do you have any proof whatsoever that you are the thinker of ...
by xyzzy
Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:09 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Is it possible to see this?
Replies: 252
Views: 20534

Re: Is it possible to see this?

Hi Edward I hear your frustration, and I wonder whether somewhere along the line you've developed some sort of idea that prevents you from 'looking', so I'm going to throw in a few ideas here to show you how different things might be if thought wasn't always believed. I'm not sure why you think tha...
by xyzzy
Tue Sep 18, 2012 4:56 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Is it possible to see this?
Replies: 252
Views: 20534

Re: Is it possible to see this?

I'm feeling very frustrated about this whole thing. I've been looking at this for over 4 months now, and don't seem to be getting any closer to seeing that there is no me. Besides the threads that I've been involved in, I've read through large numbers of other threads, here, and on the truth strike ...
by xyzzy
Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:19 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Is it possible to see this?
Replies: 252
Views: 20534

Re: Is it possible to see this?

You said not to post until I had a definitive answer, and I'm not sure how definitive this answer is, but I don't think I'm going to come up with anything beyond this. I don't 100% know that I don't control my thoughts. I don't see myself controlling them, I see them happening on their own. As I ne...
by xyzzy
Fri Sep 14, 2012 5:40 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Is it possible to see this?
Replies: 252
Views: 20534

Re: Is it possible to see this?

SEEing is about Direct Experiencing. That is about what happens before mind. Before thoughts start their ranting about what just happened. The thoughts take a nano-Second to arrive and if you are relaxed and ready you can take a snapshot of conditions which can then be inspected 'outside of time', ...
by xyzzy
Fri Sep 14, 2012 5:32 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Is it possible to see this?
Replies: 252
Views: 20534

Re: Is it possible to see this?

You said that I was kidding myself and that based on everything else I was saying, I couldn't really see that I don't control my thoughts. I am willing to grant that this may be true, but if it is true, then I am not aware of it. Maybe I do have a belief that I control my thoughts, but I've convinc...
by xyzzy
Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:36 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Is it possible to see this?
Replies: 252
Views: 20534

Re: Is it possible to see this?

I don't know how to answer these questions from the standpoint of direct experience. Oh my Edward. This answer is SO great! Do you really want to know how to experience directly? Read the post where Empty Mirror explains in details how to do it. Then start. If there is something in the explanation ...
by xyzzy
Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:30 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Is it possible to see this?
Replies: 252
Views: 20534

Re: Is it possible to see this?

Empty Mirror, I can see there's some miscommunication between us around what I've been saying about me controlling (or not) my thoughts and actions, so I'll try to explain further. I don't believe that I control my thoughts or my actions or anything else. My image of myself is something that has bel...
by xyzzy
Tue Sep 11, 2012 11:28 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Is it possible to see this?
Replies: 252
Views: 20534

Re: Is it possible to see this?

I don't understand what you mean by "know it intellectually". It sounds to me like it means "I'm prepared to accept it logically and to say that I know it intellectually". What do you mean by "I know it intellectually"? Do you know that you are aware of this sentence or do you just accept it intell...
by xyzzy
Tue Sep 11, 2012 4:36 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Is it possible to see this?
Replies: 252
Views: 20534

Re: Is it possible to see this?

I have a feeling that you're saying this but not actually knowing it to be the truth. It seems that you're prepared to accept the argument so long as the argument has an effect. This is not a matter of accepting an argument. If you just pay lip service to the enquiry you're doing yourself a disserv...
by xyzzy
Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:58 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Is it possible to see this?
Replies: 252
Views: 20534

Re: Is it possible to see this?

Hi Edward Hmm, without thought, I don't think you could search for truth, or find it. Without thought there wouldn't be any sense of truth or falsehood. How stubborn you seem to be. Holding on to this belief, though it seems to had brought you absolutely no help in seeing through the illusion of I,...
by xyzzy
Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:28 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Is it possible to see this?
Replies: 252
Views: 20534

Re: Is it possible to see this?

So now that we know that you're not the thinker of thoughts, do you see how important it is that you don't rely on thought when searching for truth? Hmm, without thought, I don't think you could search for truth, or find it. Without thought there wouldn't be any sense of truth or falsehood. So if y...
by xyzzy
Mon Sep 10, 2012 6:56 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Is it possible to see this?
Replies: 252
Views: 20534

Re: Is it possible to see this?

Isn't that what thoughts always do Edward? Do you ever know what a thought is going to be before it appears? Do you think that you are the thinker of thoughts? If you do then are you able to completely stop all thoughts at will? Are you able to decide to only ever have happy thoughts? Are you able ...
by xyzzy
Mon Sep 10, 2012 4:52 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Is it possible to see this?
Replies: 252
Views: 20534

Re: Is it possible to see this?

Hi Edward, I can't recall reading in your posts whether or not you have noticed thoughts just arising like when you first wake up in the morning before you get out of bed or even move there is a silence there and then thoughts arise. Have you noticed this? or have you been in other situations where...

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