Hi Kay :)
And how is it known that each one has its own quality?
Its not known, just thought labeling that...
What is it that divides experience and labels it as sound, thought, smell, taste, sensation and colour?
With this in mind…does experience actually have qualities?
Now that you put it this way, no... its just as IS... life being life, no qualities...awareness, beingness.
Wow...! So what I get here is that thought labels, associates and gives meaning to experience, without thought its just experience. Makes sense?
Haha! Yes, exactly! And isn’t that also freeing! And what determines writing as good or bad?
Hahaha! This is the ultimate joke lol.
When you look at the word label ‘GREEN’, what is the actual experience?
Is the colour red experienced, or is the colour green experienced as the label suggests?
Just the color red is experience.
Do the labels have a one-to-one correspondence with ‘reality’?
Or do the labels suggest something else other than what is here and now (red colour)?
Is green-ness inherent attributes of the experience of the colour red, or is green just a word label on the experience of the colour red?
It was just a label on top of the AE of color red.
If the label ‘GREEN’ is replaced with the label ‘GOOD’ or ‘BAD’, is the redness affected in any way as the labels suggests?
Does redness become ‘good’ or ‘bad’, or do the labels have no effect whatsoever on ‘reality’?
Lol! No effect whatsoever on what is... Red didnt become bad or good lol... because the AE is just color.... label would be a meaning on top! lol...
Okay…so let’s look at ‘others’.
The belief that others are aware is based on two key assumptions, which seem to overlap:
1. You are a person that is aware.
2. There is an ‘outside’ to experience as it is known (smell, taste, sound, thought, image, sensation)
Are you a ‘person’ that is ‘aware’?
No, theres just awareness.
Do ‘you’ perceive through a ‘body’?
Well no... theres just the perceptions, even the body would be a sensation, color, smell (lol).
What is the AE of ‘others thinking’?
Thought! Lol... yes?
What is the AE of ‘others’?
Are you a ‘person’ that others can think of?
What is the AE of 'other' being ‘aware’?
Thought! lol.... Im laughing over here, because its just surreal to think (thought!) of these things, nobody's aware, just colors... By the way, Im having (who is right? lol) another social event this Friday, lots of colors will be there lol.
Is there anything other than ‘you’ that is ‘aware’?
No! Lol! .... This is in line with something Ramana Maharshi says, that there are no others. Papaji says, 'You are all alone!" lol...
If there is no personal 'me' then what are others?
Lol... colors lol. Hahaha.
What are 'others' made of?
How is it known that others have thoughts? Because they tell you?
Lol! Kay you are killing me over here lol... Of course... its not known.
Is there any evidence that you have thoughts? If you don't, can others have them?
Only evidence would be a thought: memory, that I have had thoughts....
How is it known that others experience?
Its not... other than that a 'other' (color), tells me (sounds) something that he is experiencing.... sounds, then thoughts maybe.
How is it known that there is a “other”?
Only by labels, thought. Other than that, its not known. Just colors.
Can you find an ‘inner world and an ‘outer world’? Or is it thought that says there is an ‘inner world’ and an ‘outer world’?
Ive seen this one before during some daily inquiries I do while I take walks... theres no outer, or inner (no up or down, no far away or close).... only same awareness. Its thought that labels.
Where exactly is the dividing line between an ‘inner world’ and an ‘outer world’?
Did the words on the screen actually make you do this exercise? Was there a choice to do it or not?
Lol... it just happened lol. Thought came later to label that it followed the instructions lol. But in reality it just happened like that, and no choice or chooser, just the action, what happened.
And what about actions you only become aware of during the actions ie absent mindedly scratching an itch?!
No doer there neither, just things happening on automatic pilot lol. Driving! Walking, taking a shower, saying hi to another color (someone) lol... thought then comes in and labels, "Oh, I should have been more courteous to her/him, I was a bit rude", etc etc... lol
Thanks Kay again for your continuous patience and great pointings!