Obviously a thought can't have beliefs or want things or anything else like that.The "I" is a THOUGHT! You believe it to be some 'self' and some-thing. Can an "I" believe? want? have? get what it wants?
READ WHAT YOU WROTE!
LETS TRY THAT AGAIN...... FROM A DIFFERENT APPROACH that you can TEST RIGHT NOW....... LOOK AT YOUR THOUGHTS MY FRIEND...... LOOK AND SEE.....
Can a THOUGHT have beliefs, have want, have things that it believes, and get what it wants?
IS IT TRUE? CHECK!
An I can't believe or want things. I'm not sure about having or getting things, though. My image of me is of some thing that is having this experience, or that this experience is happening to. So if this were true, then an I could experience having or getting things, although I suppose it wouldn't really be having or getting them.
Although when I look at this, I don't even know what it means for an experience to be happening to something. Experience is happening, but what would it mean for it to be happening to something? I'm not sure this even makes any sense.
I don't see that the content of thoughts is not real, or that there is no self, or that the self is just a thought.CHECK what you just wrote, and CHECK your direct Experience. There are THOUGHTS and you are believing them, and as long they are believed, you cannot Awaken. you must realize that THOUGHTS ARE THOUGHTS. THEIR CONTENT IS NOT REAL. You seem addicted to believing in these stories, then you take these STORIES and you report them here? Do you want to tell stories? Here is another example of your amazing story-telling capacity:
You already know that there is NO SELF! A "self" is a THOUGHT. "it exists" is a THOUGHT. You cannot look at a "self". All you can do is look at a THOUGHT and see that it is just a THOUGHT, and that it's content is NOT REAL, but that is merely a THOUGHT.When I look at this, it seems very clear that this self doesn't matter. It still seems to exist, though. I will look at why this self doesn't matter.
Please SEE this and CHECK if it is TRUE.
There is an idea I have (which I've mentioned previously in this thread) which says that no thoughts are true, that thoughts operate by analyzing and breaking everything apart into pieces, but that in reality there are no separate pieces. I don't know that this is true, though, it just feels true.