And does it matter if thoughts appearing and saying that there is a chooser and choosing it happening? Does the presence of this thought make it so?
No, it doesn’t matter, and the presence of the thought does not make it true.
“Pressure is felt against chair” – does the pure sensation suggest in any way that ‘pressure is felt against chair’?
Can a chair be felt?
No, a chair is only a thought. Pressure is only a thought, against is only a thought, sensation is, and it varies, but what it is is not nameable.
How a pulsation is experienced?
It is more intense and then less intense.
And what about radiation?
A thought about expansion rather than contraction.
Is there such thing as the experience of pulsation and radiation?
There is such a thing as sensations, words cannot describe that experience.
Does the pure sensation suggest in any way that this is a skin that is sensing something?
“there is a slight difference between the sensation of clothing and air” – can this difference be actually known when both verbal and visual thoughts are ignored?
No, I have learned names for where particular sensations occur and what they might mean. The sensation itself doesn’t reveal anything about its location or quality, but just as with color, there is a variation in the experience, but any particular meaning is a speculation of thought.
Is there a sensation for clothing? How so?
No, but there are varieties in sensation that I have learned names for.
I try to remember as a baby how it must have been to only have sensations without any location or names for them. Now sensation is accompanied by mental images and explanations of qualities and locations. So clothing touch is a name I have learned for a variety of sensation.
Can anything else be felt other than a sensation?
Only sensation is felt. The meaning of sensation is given by thought.
If not, then how is it known that clothing is felt?
There is variety in sensation and I have learned names for some of the
varieties. Thought ‘says’ that clothing is felt.
“Doesn’t feel like a boundary, but an interaction” – Are you saying that there is an experience of a skin + the experience of air, and there is also the experience the interaction between skin and air?
Well, saying that skin is sensing air, or having any kind of interaction is saying that there is a boundary where skin meets air. But in the actual experience no boundary is sensed, it is only named by thought.
What is the AE of skin?
What is the AE of air?
No AE of skin, air, only images and thoughts about what it is and what it does. Sensation is felt, but the location is a learned, imaged, thought process.
What is the AE of interaction?
There is no AE of interaction, just thought about what does what to and with what.
What is the AE of pressure?
Does the pure sensation itself suggest in any way that it’s a pressure? Or only thoughts suggest so?
No AE of pressure, just sensation with a thought name accompanying.
How many sensations are there?
Is there a sensation for skin + another sensation for the chair?
There is just sensation, skin, body, and chair are all thought contents.
What is the AE of here? Is it a sound, color, taste, smell, sensation or thought?
Here is thought content. Experience just is. ‘Here’ is a comparison between here and there. I’ve been stuck a long time on thinking the only thing that separates me from the rest is location.
What is the AE of sensations being located here?
No AE of sensations being located here. It’s thought that says I experience sensation here and you experience sensation there. I and you is more thought.
Does a sensation have an ACTUAL location? Are you sure about this?
Cant find location except in thought contents.
But is there an ACTUAL inside, and an ACTUAL outside?
Not just inferred ones by thoughts, but ACTUAL ONES?
No. Actual inside and outside cannot be found. Words about images.
V: What does the word/label ‘body’ ACTUALLY refer to?
N: Here and now.
This is not coming from looking.
No, it comes from thinking, but this is a core belief for me. Without this location and time I am no-thing. Body is very mysterious. It is a location I have learned to define, with qualities I have learned to define, referred to by thought all the waking hours. The body is thought content describing an apparatus that moves within a space and time. Thought makes a location for sensation and calls that location the body.
Can here and now be experienced?
If yes, how so? – please don’t tell stories, but describe the experience only. Is there such thing as here and now other than concepts/ideas?
Here and now is a thought formation, not an actual experience. Here an now are words that are one step removed from actual experience.
V: What is the ACTUAL experience of the body?
F: There is vision from a particular position in space.
There are sensations that are felt.
Sounds and odors are sensed.
There is ZERO AE of body.
Body as such cannot be experienced.
Body is just a mental construct, nothing else
The body is just a conceptual overlay on the AE of colors, sensations and thoughts. Can you see this?