The label ‘guitar’ is AE of thought and not AE of a guitarThe better way to express that is: There is Color [guitar] and there is verbal thought: "I haven’t played my guitar in a few days” since there is no "I" to be triggered in any way.
Sound labelled as ‘guitar’ is AE of sound and not AE of a guitar
Sensation labelled as ‘playing guitar’ is AE of sensation and not AE of playing guitar
Colour labelled as ‘guitar’ is AE of colour and not AE of a guitar
Thoughts ABOUT a guitar, what it is, does etc are AE of thought and not AE of a guitar
What is known is label + sound + sensation + colour + thoughts, but is a guitar actually known?
There are no verbal thoughts? Without a thought suggesting that sound is ‘verbal thought’ how would this be known?
Nice :) Yes, everything is very simple. It is only thoughts that seem to complicate the simplicity of what IS/THIS.There was no difference between [my daughter] and [the background] regarding color. Words [thought] were being interpreted... There was a calmness about the "experience." A simplicity...And when you saw your daughter as simply colour, sound and thought…how did that make you feel?
Great! So did you notice that each and every thought ie all thoughts...no matter what the are, including labels, just arise and subside?So, I meditated watching the breath, noticing thoughts arise and disppear ("Thinking" is happening right now).Please do the following exercise:
Throughout your waking day, try to observe the gap between thoughts as often as possible. It can be done by noticing that ‘thinking’ is happening right now, then stop and just simply wait for the next thought to come. In the ‘waiting’ there is a gap between two thoughts.
Let me know how you go.
Good, are you unaware of any thoughts? Can there be thoughts hidden anywhere that you are unaware of?I sat twice but also kept noticing thoughts throughout the day.
Wonderful! So is there an "I" that is thinking thoughts or thoughts just arise and subside on their own?There is no "thinker" to be found anywhere in AE. There is only thought. When looked for, it is nowhere in Actual Raw Experience. This usually brings a "strange feeling" [thought] even chills sometimes.Could you find a thinker of thought between the gaps?
As explained with the experiment…the goal was to see how each and every thought just arises and subsides. It was about you becoming aware of each and every thought, so watching all thoughts throughout your day is a great thing to do.