Haha…yes, thought will suggest many things…doesn’t make it so!There is just what's seen. Again there are things that appear to point to an inherent see-er, like objects coming in and out of focus and vision shifting from one thing to another, but no see-er can actually be found. A thought appeared 'the see-er is located where the seeing originates', so I looked and could not find where seeing originated from, only the sensation labelled 'eyes' we looked at before and a thought about how that is where seeing originates.Now zoom back in and try to find the thing that’s seeing. Is there seeing separate from what’s seen, or is there just what’s seen?
Yes…nice: “'I' is a thought, and the commentary about 'I' is not necessary for life to take place.”'I' is not a place where thoughts appear, because there's not really a place at all where thoughts appear. That would just be another thought. 'I' is a thought, and the commentary about 'I' is not necessary for life to take placeIs “I” a place where thoughts appear, or is “I” a thought that arises and subsides by itself?
Great!No, there are only thoughts about a see-erIf that is all, and no INHERENT SEE-ER found . . . would anything that is suggested as the see-er be anything other than a concept/idea/thought?
Okay, you may have already done the following exercise, but no harm in doing it again. This exercise looks at choice and decisions point, and at the idea of control.
1. Hold a hand in front of you; palm turned down.
2. Now turn the palm up. And down...and up and so on.
Watch like a hawk.
Don't go to thoughts, examine the actual experience. Do this as many times as you like, and each time inquire…
How is the movement controlled?
Does a thought control it?
Can a ‘controller’ of any description be located?
How is the decision made to turn the hand over? Track any decision point when a thought MADE THE DECISION to turn the hand over and the hand turns over immediately.
Can you find a separate individual or anything that is choosing when to turn the palm up or down?