Canfora wrote:So, look to what surrounds you and see if you find any evidences that what you are writing here matches what is being experienced:
There are temporary psychological selves, that step into existence one into the shoes of the last.
Do these thoughts point to something that can be perceived - or are these thoughts only thoughts?
That was my analytical summary of my experience, so yes. I could have gone into specific detail; thought process A arose and passed, thought process B arose and passed, etc, and said that it was apparent that all thoughts were just thoughts, and most of them masqueraded as some aspect of "self", or narrative about "self" in past or future.
That is approximately what I tried to say, but I expressed it in a conceptual abstract that captured the lived experience.
If you could give an example of the format of response you were talking about, that might help. The way you gave an example in one of the first few posts was very helpful.
Obviously, that way of framing my experience is not unfamiliar to me, but communicating it "raw" without conceptual expression is very unfamiliar to me. I'm interested to try, I just don't "get it" fully yet. :)
Canfora wrote:Maybe this will be useful, it's from other guide:
How do you find out whether something exists or not when inquiring?
Can you see it? Hear it? Touch it /sense it in the body? Smell it or taste it?
If yes - it exists.
If not - what you are looking for doesn't exist. It is a fiction.
That's very good. Thought's do exist experientially. However, they are indeed fictional. It's tough to communicate this well in English. Everything that is experienced is real exactly as it is experienced. Nothing that is believed about experience is true.