That is a good question. The mind goes blank and there is nothing! If "I" is a thought, then who is observing. Consciousness? Awareness? "I" don't know!“I do not think, there is just an observance of thought.” – What does the word ‘I’ refer to in this sentence? What is it exactly that is observing thoughts?
Same as above.I have no idea. Is there anyway to actually know? I don't think so. If we were to remove thought--which is a figment of the imagination, and which makes "us" believe we understand what is happening here--how could we possibly know? If we take away thought then we are just pure matter, or energy, or whatever we are! Whatever we are can't be known.“I am not the thinker and no one else is thinking for "me"”- What does the word ‘I’ point to in this sentence?
In reality, thought cannot "do" anything except appear and disappear. It's like smoke. It just is. If the question is turned on it's head, thought can make "me" believe that "I" am a self and that "I" am separate, and that "I" am doing things, but that's not what is really happening. Thought just gives "us" the illusion that we know something that can't possibly be known.What can a thought do?
Thought does not have volition.Does a thought have volition?
No.Can it manipulate other thoughts or think new thoughts?
Thought cannot think. Thought is not the thinker. Yes, thoughts would have "us" believe that there is a sequence but it's just labels and interpretation.Or is it just another thought that says ‘these thoughts are in sequence’ or “they take content from previous thought”, or that "one thought follows another thought"?
Mind? Consciousness? Awareness? "I" don't know!What does generate thoughts?
Thoughts don't belong to anything. No "thing" owns them. How can smoke or wind or air belong to anything? They just are.What do the thoughts belong to? What owns them?
"I" is definitely a thought that comes and goes like all thoughts.Is “I” a place where thoughts appear, or is “I” a thought that arises and subsides by itself?