Thanks for your detailed responses, I am sensing some clarity here.
So if thoughts about the imagined future or past occur, or a 'planning thought' happens, are they OK? Are they welcome too, as part of what is happening?'Somewhat different' means there seem to arise less thoughts about the future or even past, and there seems to be less planning going on
Yes, isn't it funny how the character is forever re-created?In between thoughts the Jadoo character is not there. Even when the thoughts are not about Jadoo they are not there. I dont think it is the same Jadoo which appears, as the older one has dissapeared, a new one appears
Right, as soon as we wake up, there is waking up, then thoughts can crowd in about what the day will be made of, like a 'to do' list, with "I" in the middle of it all. You can see it all happen as you wake up, in an instant.In deep sleep no thoughts arise and only on waking up the entire story seems to be being rebuilt.
In Direct Experience, where is this "observed"? Where is the experiencing of the 'tree', is it remote or is it closer than close, intimate? How do you KNOW it's a tree at all? Take a drink, say a cup of tea, involve all your senses, touch the hot cup, smell it, taste it, see its colour. Where is that all happening? Is there a separation between Jadoo, tasting-smelling-touching-seeing and the tea? Or is it one seamless movement?There is only the observed
Liberation is not about understanding, but about seeing ...It seems easy to understand
I am guessing you mean psychological suffering?it seems difficult to see that there is no sufferer
OK Let's look for the "self as the sufferer". Invite a story about this sufferer to this investigation, a memory from your past life, or maybe some contemporary event.
See what it translates as in Direct Experience, any sensation felt in the body? Maybe heart beating faster, tightening in the chest area, sweaty palms? Is there a story/image attached to these sensations? Between the sensations in the body and the story told by the thought, which is the one that IS happening and which is the one that IS NOT happening? Where is Jadoo in all this? If he pops up as a character in a thought, how real is he?