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by Andrei
Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Zen/Vipassana Practitioner, Interested in Direct Pointing
Replies: 34
Views: 2096

Re: Zen/Vipassana Practitioner, Interested in Direct Pointing

The choices just happen. What about everything else you have ever chosen? And I mean big ass choices, like career, family, education. Did "you" had anything to do with it or does stuff simply happens? It's just a sensation. It isn't mine. I put in into a narrative of 'me' and 'mine' but before that...
by Andrei
Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Zen/Vipassana Practitioner, Interested in Direct Pointing
Replies: 34
Views: 2096

Re: Zen/Vipassana Practitioner, Interested in Direct Pointing

There is increased tension in the body, the stomach area. It feels like a quiet vibration, like two dissonant notes played together, in need of a resolution. The mind seems to flicker between two options but not in a simple A or B way, far less defined. I don't know if this is the same as how a 'ch...
by Andrei
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: ericlooking
Replies: 4
Views: 351

Re: ericlooking

Hehe no worries. Good luck with your inquiry. See you on the other side! :D
by Andrei
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Zen/Vipassana Practitioner, Interested in Direct Pointing
Replies: 34
Views: 2096

Re: Zen/Vipassana Practitioner, Interested in Direct Pointing

I don't think it's possible to have complete control. Let's find out. Take two objects/possibilities, of which you might ordinarily choose either e.g. coffee or tea, blue pen or black pen, salt and pepper, then sit and see if you can find the choice-point where you could go either way. Describe how...
by Andrei
Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Zen/Vipassana Practitioner, Interested in Direct Pointing
Replies: 34
Views: 2096

Re: Zen/Vipassana Practitioner, Interested in Direct Pointing

Do you/ have you ever had any control over your life? Where there any outcomes coming as a direct result of "your" actions? Or did things just happen? Thinking non-thinking, as is instructed in Zazen practice. Naturally the thoughts dissipate after some time, gaps appear between thoughts, and an awa...
by Andrei
Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: ericlooking
Replies: 4
Views: 351

Re: ericlooking

Hi Eric, my problem is that i totally "understand" this whole topic but it doesnt "sink deeper" than in my mind. There has to be a blockage some place. No worries, I'll help you find it. i is also a feeling of identity for me. So, is it more like a sensation? i can perceive the body, so i cant be th...
by Andrei
Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Zen/Vipassana Practitioner, Interested in Direct Pointing
Replies: 34
Views: 2096

Re: Zen/Vipassana Practitioner, Interested in Direct Pointing

the sense of self reasserts itself. can pull me back to the sense that there is a central controller directing things. What do you mean by sense of self? Is the "self" a sensation, or a thought, or a mixture of them, or something else? You need to go beyond ambiguous concepts, break them into littl...
by Andrei
Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: ericlooking
Replies: 4
Views: 351

Re: ericlooking

Hi there Welcome to LU. I would be happy to help you with your inquiry. In order to see through the illusion of the self you first need to know what you're dealing with. For instance: that the "I" is an illusionary "entity" that actually doesnt exist nowhere other than in our thoughts. This sounds g...
by Andrei
Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Zen/Vipassana Practitioner, Interested in Direct Pointing
Replies: 34
Views: 2096

Re: Zen/Vipassana Practitioner, Interested in Direct Pointing

Hi Welcome to LU. I would be happy to help you on your path. The sense of barrier between inside and outside melts away and any changes in my perception seem effortless and without a doer, just part of the vast interconnected web of phenomena. In these kinds of states, I can see the mind trying begi...
by Andrei
Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Looking
Replies: 1
Views: 198

Re: Looking

Hi Danny, Welcome to LU. I would be happy to help you with your inquiry. Something that caught my eye and it might be where you're stuck right now... I understand there is no separate self but there is Self, the Presence, a nothingness, from which all this phenomena spontaneously emanates. Have you ...
by Andrei
Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: ego death? without an "I", who is liberated?
Replies: 1
Views: 303

Re: ego death? without an "I", who is liberated?

Hi Gio, Welcome to LU. I would be happy to help you with the inquiry. Before getting started, there is something you said that resonates with me a lot: Life is just a free falling without any parachute, lever, handbrake. And to me that is just beautiful. Now, because you seem to be quite advanced in...
by Andrei
Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:07 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: ineffable
Replies: 4
Views: 472

Re: ineffable

This is not an "Advaita community". This forum is for people who want to see through the illusion of the self. And those people do need help to clear whatever blockages they meet in the way.I guess you simply misunderstood what this forum is for.
by Andrei
Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: ineffable
Replies: 4
Views: 472

Re: ineffable

Hi Mary Jane, Welcome to LU. I would be happy to help you on your path. Try to, at least. The Witness of the awareness of thoughts is closer to what true self is, but really it cannot be named. This great Consciousness/Love/Naturalness is what "we" are. There are no multiple awarenesses and there ar...
by Andrei
Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Hello! Opportunity to meet a Guide
Replies: 10
Views: 546

Re: Hello! Opportunity to meet a Guide

Is there a way to message you directly? It is Path-related and not one most people would get (as they wouldn't get 'Path'). You can send me a PM in here or we can talk by email. I guess I'm most people (finally! always thought I was a bit of a freak) as I don't know what "Path" is. The resistances ...
by Andrei
Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Hello! Opportunity to meet a Guide
Replies: 10
Views: 546

Re: Hello! Opportunity to meet a Guide

I have this concept in my head right now so clear: Nothing in my life is going to change (as a result of spiritual practice) but the way I experience it will/has/is change. That's how it is really. Unfortunately. I mean I'm a super duper spiritual master, I should have my own private island in Gree...

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