Re: Grateful for a Guide
Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:32 pm
Just what the senses can experience. There does not seem to be any AE of the space itself.Without verbal and visual thoughts, what is the AE of the space that everything appears in?
You wouldn't! I'm confused/stumped by this, by the fact that are appearances. When eyes are open there are appearances within the field of vision. I am unable to find anything within my AE.If the things that appear within the space is not separate, then how is known exactly that they appear in anything at all?
Thoughts are not actually in correspondence with anything at all in my AE. They just arise and dissipate.Thought cannot be separated from awareness. Everything appears within awareness. You cannot separate the wave from the ocean...
This is an intellectual explanation. Thought content. Check if thoughts are ACTUALLY in correspondence with experience.
"Everything" that I am aware of: taste, sensations, thoughts, etc. are what is appearing in awareness. If I am aware of it, then it appears within awareness.What is the AE of ‘everything appears within awareness’?
Seeing, Smelling, sensation, Tasting, Hearing, Thought.How is this experienced EXACTLY?
Seeing, Smelling, sensation, Tasting, Hearing, Thought.Without the knowing of a thought, or the sensation of clothes on the body, the sounds that "appear" at "our" ears, the taste of the bread and butter, there can be no way to know awareness. All these things reflect awareness, but we can not look at awareness directly. Awareness cannot see itself...
This is a compelling thought story, but what is the AE of this story?
I held my ipad and I am unable to experience it with anything but the five senses.Take a cup or any object into your hands. And investigate if the cup can be experience in any other way then with the 5 senses. Can you?
I don't believe it can be done.Can anything be experience in any other way than with the 5 senses? Look carefully. Don’t just think, but really try to experience outside the 5 senses. Can this be done?
I suppose we can't! Perhaps "awareness" is just another thought label. A word/idea that describes our 5 senses.If awareness cannot be experienced at all, how is it known EXACTLY that there is such thing as awareness?
No, just our senses.Can an actual awareness be found? If yes, how exactly?
This group of exercises has kept wanting to draw me back into thoughts! However when I go back to AE (thank you!) all I can find are the 5 senses. That's it. My AE informs me that Awareness is just a thought, and that we cannot know anything other than our 5 senses.Awareness cannot see itself...
If awareness is the one that knows and awareness cannot know itself, then how is it known that awareness as such really exists? Just because thoughts say so?