Appearance of what exactly?yes,that's clear - there is nothing actually happens or appears to anyone , there simply is appearanceYes, exactly…so how can thoughts (or sensations, taste etc) be appearing to a someone, or happening to someine if the knowing and known are one and the same?
Without thought, how could it be known that sound is different to sensation etc?through the actual,direct experienceHow is it known that thoughts are different to sensations? And how is it known that colour is different to taste and smell is different to sound?
i don't know how it is different but in the sound there is sound and in the ae of sensation there is sensation only
it doesn't know the experience of difference though
And for differences to be known there would have to be an experiencer of experience. Can you find an experiencer anywhere?
So it was seen that the ‘space’ between the door that is ajar and the wall is simply colour?yes, when I just look and don't think about it, there is no space, there has never been any spaceNow, go open your front door like it is in this picture and have a look. Is the open door actually taking up ‘space’? And is there ‘space’ between door and the wall behind the door? What is actual experience?
in the actual experience there is looking at colour/shape; it reminds me of a photo - when you take a photo or on a painting there is no space between the objects, just colour ; even to create a 'space' on the painting one needs to add some colour!
If you look at a table, and for the sake of this experiment, let’s say it is the colour brown.well even 'colour' is a lable,right?How is something actually manifesting in colour?
there are appearances / manifestations all within one/a field of awareness, and that's in a way manifesting in colour
Now totally ignore the label ‘table’ and you are then left with the label ‘brown’. Totally ignore the label ‘brown’ and you are left with the label ‘colour’.
Now ignore the label ‘colour’ and what remains?
How can something be looked with awareness or with lack of awareness?that's true, the picture is always thereIsn’t the picture always there...not changing at all? Does it change so that the animal can manifest?
it the way it's looked at which changes
wheter it is looked with awareness or with lack of awareness
Look at this doodle. It looks like there are a lot of separate things…right?
Life seems to be a gigantic soup of experience that is grouped, categorised and labelled as things. There seems to be a ‘me’ that is ‘here’ that is experiencing things that are ‘out there’. And all those things ‘out there’ are all individual separate things.
None of it is separated except through thought because all of the images present are just one big canvas. Sounds overlap and intrude on each other, and there is a thought that says “I can separate bird song from car horns. Look! See? I've just named them!” But what is actually appearing is sound, with perhaps an image of a bird and an image of a car, and thoughts ABOUT sound appearing as a bird and car!
And thought appears saying “I can separate a cat from a book. See, I’ve just named them!” But what is actually appearing is colour and thoughts ABOUT colour appearing as shapes/images labelled ‘cat’ and ‘book’.
‘Things’ seemingly appear and there are never not things, but have a LOOK to see what is actually appearing.
What separates things? What makes up the borders? Can we pluck a thing out of the scenery in front of us? If not, is it truly separate or is it thought about variation in observed qualities which makes it so?
The next time you are watching television, look at the screen and see whether you can pluck an object from the scene. Are there objects existing inside the screen or is the image a seamless whole? What is it that makes it seem as though there are separate objects in the picture? Are they truly separated?