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by ha2
Fri Aug 05, 2016 8:17 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Excited to be here! And to live in self-less-ness.
Replies: 67
Views: 7815

Re: Excited to be here! And to live in self-less-ness.

Hey Mark, Sure. I am not sure much has changed :( I do truly appreciate you re-asking and continuing to work with me on this! Thank you, again. 5) Do you decide, intend, choose, control events in Life? I still have real trouble understanding this. Yes, it still seems like thoughts decide, intend, an...
by ha2
Fri Aug 05, 2016 1:53 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Excited to be here! And to live in self-less-ness.
Replies: 67
Views: 7815

Re: Excited to be here! And to live in self-less-ness.

Hey Mark, By "arisings" I simply meant thoughts or sensations. Non-dual jargon or not, I quite like the term since it doesn't differentiate between [T] and [E]. They are all events in experience. The difference is in content , much as I was previously fixating on the content of thoughts, but I was m...
by ha2
Thu Jul 28, 2016 11:08 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Excited to be here! And to live in self-less-ness.
Replies: 67
Views: 7815

Re: Excited to be here! And to live in self-less-ness.

Ok you're totally right. Had a pretty big shift in last day or two realizing that it's ALL arisings. The thought that I shouldn't believe thoughts is an arising. The spoon being picked up sensation is an arising. The thought that thoughts connect to actions is an arising. It's all arisings. Some par...
by ha2
Tue Jul 26, 2016 3:15 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Excited to be here! And to live in self-less-ness.
Replies: 67
Views: 7815

Re: Excited to be here! And to live in self-less-ness.

1) Is there a separate entity 'self', 'me' 'I', at all, anywhere, in any way, shape or form? Was there ever? Only in [T]. No, there was never a separate self. It truly is a marvel that it codifies so strongly and remains throughout our lives. Even in a few days of not believing those thoughts or dr...
by ha2
Tue Jul 26, 2016 1:16 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Excited to be here! And to live in self-less-ness.
Replies: 67
Views: 7815

Re: Excited to be here! And to live in self-less-ness.

Hi Mark, Those questions don't make sense in reality - there is only being/experiencing. In thought there are responses but they are just thoughts and it feels like they exist in some corner of experience but are contained in a little box - see below. "What are you responsible for?" [T] "This questi...
by ha2
Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:25 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Excited to be here! And to live in self-less-ness.
Replies: 67
Views: 7815

Re: Excited to be here! And to live in self-less-ness.

Yes please! Either/both would be great.

Hursh
by ha2
Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:18 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Excited to be here! And to live in self-less-ness.
Replies: 67
Views: 7815

Re: Excited to be here! And to live in self-less-ness.

Hi Mark, I see it now (a few weeks ago, but haven't had the chance to response). Of course there is no "I". It is just life - this body is part of the environment around it, and there is only this - the now and the [E]s and [T]s. This truth was so clear and so obvious for a few hours and since faded...
by ha2
Tue May 31, 2016 9:39 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Excited to be here! And to live in self-less-ness.
Replies: 67
Views: 7815

Re: Excited to be here! And to live in self-less-ness.

So, then, what is there except for THIS (this experience, which may have been labeled 'Hursh' or "Hursh's life' or 'Hursh's experience)? Does anything outside of this exist, except as a thought? There is experience (E) and thought (T). I (?) have not noticed anything beyond those two categories of ...
by ha2
Tue May 31, 2016 5:24 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Excited to be here! And to live in self-less-ness.
Replies: 67
Views: 7815

Re: Excited to be here! And to live in self-less-ness.

Also – I have been thinking about your stream analogy increasingly throughout the day. These two beliefs are slowly settling still but not fully there - I go in and out of feeling them as experientially true: 1) The body will simply move without the intervention of an autonomous entity 2) The body-m...
by ha2
Tue May 31, 2016 5:13 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Excited to be here! And to live in self-less-ness.
Replies: 67
Views: 7815

Re: Excited to be here! And to live in self-less-ness.

Hi Mark, In (E) what is there except for THIS experience? I think I lost you here. What do you mean by "except for THIS experience"? As in what is there except for all the (E) sensations that come up? When you say, ' it is a label given to one small piece of life', are there 'other pieces of life' e...
by ha2
Mon May 30, 2016 10:33 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Excited to be here! And to live in self-less-ness.
Replies: 67
Views: 7815

Re: Excited to be here! And to live in self-less-ness.

Hi Mark, So where is the individual called 'Hursh'? Can such an entity actually be found in experience (E), or only as a thought story (T)? No, only as a thought story. It is a label given to one small piece of life. Now notice the effects of any aspects of this scene on 'this body', maybe a little ...
by ha2
Mon May 30, 2016 12:25 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Excited to be here! And to live in self-less-ness.
Replies: 67
Views: 7815

Re: Excited to be here! And to live in self-less-ness.

Hi Mark, Thanks for the response! Is the 'I had to be there' producing a sense of 'shold' (ie a belief that something 'should' be happening that isn't), or is it commenting upon a feeling which is already there? Maybe amplifying it in some way? Hm, it was a memory coming up that I had agreed to be s...
by ha2
Sat May 28, 2016 5:56 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Excited to be here! And to live in self-less-ness.
Replies: 67
Views: 7815

Re: Excited to be here! And to live in self-less-ness.

Hi Mark, Thank you for the response! So in (E) can intention be found, or can it only be found as a thought assumption (T)? When I look, only as thought assumption. As you go about the next day:- 1. please look for any real intention in actual experience (E), or can it only be found in (T)? Yes, the...
by ha2
Thu May 26, 2016 11:47 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Excited to be here! And to live in self-less-ness.
Replies: 67
Views: 7815

Re: Excited to be here! And to live in self-less-ness.

Hi Mark, I've sat with the pens for over an hour today and in the observation I've noticed a few things: - thoughts occur about what the pens are, what I (? the body?) should do - sometimes the thoughts correspond to what happens. Sometimes they don't. - hand moves and picks up and explores pens. I ...
by ha2
Thu May 26, 2016 4:22 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Excited to be here! And to live in self-less-ness.
Replies: 67
Views: 7815

Re: Excited to be here! And to live in self-less-ness.

Hi Mark, Thanks for your response! Seems you have introduced a new player here: "THE 'I'". What is that? Where does that term come from? Sounds like from some other teacher or something...? Hm, yes this may be from other teachers. This assumes there is an I observing the thoughts and experiences but...

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