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by Andrei
Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Finding Me
Replies: 14
Views: 664

Re: Finding Me

"DE" too much with my mind, instead of heart. DE is neither mind, nor heart. Both things you mentioned are mind constructs, labels, stories if you like. DE is more akin to the emptiness and space you mentioned at the end. DE is simple observation. DE is even before observation. DE is not even a sta...
by Andrei
Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Hello! Opportunity to meet a Guide
Replies: 10
Views: 546

Re: Hello! Opportunity to meet a Guide

Shinzen Young sometimes talks about the gradual and unbeknownst awakening he sees many meditators go through. I don't know this Shih Tzu, but it must be a very smart dog :D because he's right. The "gate" is just a metaphor. It's neither the beginning of the journey nor the end. I think it's more ak...
by Andrei
Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Hello! Opportunity to meet a Guide
Replies: 10
Views: 546

Re: Hello! Opportunity to meet a Guide

Hi Sage, Nice to meet you too. Very good answers all around. I read that and I was "Wow what is she still doing here!?" hehe The self is quite rigid when I get caught up in a strong undesired feeling. There are two sides to this. First of all, the "self", the belief (like you very well noticed) that...
by Andrei
Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:09 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Hello! Opportunity to meet a Guide
Replies: 10
Views: 546

Re: Hello! Opportunity to meet a Guide

Hi there, Welcome to LU. I would be happy to help you with your inquiry. Let's go straight to business. What is the "self"? (And I would like you to go into details, not just something generic. Is it a thought? Is it something that feels personal? Is it a story?) How was the "self" born? Where is it...
by Andrei
Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Finding Me
Replies: 14
Views: 664

Re: Finding Me

This is a good pointing. I don't know if it is possible to know who is projecting the world or what is real. I think it is possible, but yes, it is just an idea. Maybe stuff is real, maybe it's not. Maybe our Lord and Saviour, The Flying Spaghetti Monster was feeling lonely one day and decided to c...
by Andrei
Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Finding Me
Replies: 14
Views: 664

Re: Finding Me

What I mean with this "watching" awareness that just stares at body, feels sensations etc. How do I know that is not just another face of the small self? You look at it and test it in DE like I explained. It is still seeing this world, it is still seeing this body, there is still body sensations bu...
by Andrei
Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Finding Me
Replies: 14
Views: 664

Re: Finding Me

There is definitely something, thoughts are arising, there is a feeling of the body, there is a something that is looking and being still. So I think yes....there is some sorts of identity or being there. There is something that is feeling the body. I guess in nondual traditions you would say that ...
by Andrei
Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Finding Me
Replies: 14
Views: 664

Re: Finding Me

This time there wasn't really fear, but just being aware, hearing things with physical ears, and staring and being while eyes closed. I could not feel anything particular, but it felt open, non-judgemental and being aware of breath. Yes. This is it. Whenever you feel a strong emotion taking over yo...
by Andrei
Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Finding Me
Replies: 14
Views: 664

Re: Finding Me

Ok, we will talk about each thing you mentioned in due time. If I would drop this blob of thoughts, ideas, etc. then I feel like nothing is left and what is left is just space and emptiness and nothing gets done and I will feel depressed all the time. I feel like if I live from Tiina, it is better t...
by Andrei
Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Finding Me
Replies: 14
Views: 664

Re: Finding Me

Hi Tiina and welcome to LU. I would be happy to help with your inquiry. For starters, when you say "self" (aka personality, ego, etc.) what do you mean by it? Where is it located? What is it that feels "personal"? In order to get rid of it, you need to know what you're dealing with. I am tired of se...
by Andrei
Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Had a glimpse and now working on seeing what I am not.
Replies: 7
Views: 354

Re: Had a glimpse and now working on seeing what I am not.

And what images are those? What about the questions I asked you haven't answered?
To me it looks like you're not even trying.
by Andrei
Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Had a glimpse and now working on seeing what I am not.
Replies: 7
Views: 354

Re: Had a glimpse and now working on seeing what I am not.

What do you mean by "happy glow" or "heart space"? Here we speak about what IS in reality, about senses and sensations. It's hard to get anywhere if you don't get to the bottom of things and instead you use terms that could mean anything. Is everything clear with DE? If you look in front of you what...
by Andrei
Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Had a glimpse and now working on seeing what I am not.
Replies: 7
Views: 354

Re: Had a glimpse and now working on seeing what I am not.

Hi Chris, There's a technique we use here called direct experience (aka direct pointing): DE is the original input one gets through SENSATIONS and SENSES, that tension you feel in your arm before labelling it as good (a tickle) or bad (a burn), the noise you hear before you interpret it as coming fr...
by Andrei
Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Had a glimpse and now working on seeing what I am not.
Replies: 7
Views: 354

Re: Had a glimpse and now working on seeing what I am not.

Hi there, Welcome to LU. I would be happy to help you with your inquiry. For starters, when you say self, or "I", or persona, or anything along the line, what do you mean by it? And second, what would you say stops you from seeing through the illusion of the self right here right now? Do you feel st...
by Andrei
Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: A fish in the water is not thirsty
Replies: 22
Views: 837

Re: A fish in the water is not thirsty

Hiya Just in case you don't hear from me in a while I'm hiking in the mountains and only come online during the evenings (if I'm not dead tired) so I'll get back to you eventually. The body is the vehicle for all sensations. No body, no sensations. So there is such a thing as a body? How do you know...

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