Yes...lovely. The AE of memory is thought.Memory is a thought. However, memory can also be quite visceral, then it can be felt in the body. But when it becomes known it's via thought. So without thoughts it's not possible to link memory to experience.What does the label 'memory' point to? Does it point to colour, smell, taste, sound, sensation, or is it simply a thought?
Without thought, how is it known that the experience is linked to thoughts?
Form is just another word for shape, and shapes are nothing more than particular patterns of colour.There is perception of form and color and then recognition of apple which is thought. Apple as concept can't be found in direct experience.Is there really an ‘apple’ here, or only colour and a thought ABOUT ‘apple’?
Can ‘apple’ be found in actual experience?
Exactly....there are only thoughts about an apple...but no apple can be found in actual experience.No it's not. Only form and color. The encompassing concept of apple is thought.However, is an apple actually known?
Here's an exercise that I would like you to try as many times throughout the day as you can. Label daily activities, objects and emotions simply colour/image, sound, smell, taste, sensation, thought.
So for example, when having breakfast, become aware of:
Seeing a cup, simply= image/colour
Smelling coffee, simply = smell,
Feeling the warmth of the coffee cup, simply = sensation.
Tasting the coffee, simply = taste
Hearing the spoon stirring the coffee, simply = sound
Thought about drinking the coffee, simply = thought.
Just break down daily activities, object and emotions into these categories (which are all actual experience) and report back how you go, giving some examples please.