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by Luchana
Tue Feb 07, 2023 11:40 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Liberation
Replies: 6
Views: 81

Re: Liberation

Hi Gunar, thank you for your replies. The paradox for me is that 'I' thoughts still occur without being seen in the light of truth, until I directly look at them and see the truth very clear. Can you look - Is there an expectation that thoughts will stop appearing once the illusion is seen trough? D...
by Luchana
Tue Feb 07, 2023 8:14 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Looking for nothingness
Replies: 16
Views: 163

Re: Looking for nothingness

Hi Peter. It's just thoughts who believe themselves to be a someone. A Peter in this case. I can't see a direct experience of an ego. It is more like an idea. Can a thought do something for example to believe itself? And yes, the word ego can't be experienced other that an idea, a content of a thoug...
by Luchana
Mon Feb 06, 2023 2:20 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Liberation
Replies: 6
Views: 81

Re: Liberation

Hi Gunar, thank you for sharing your experience. Yea, you had a wonderful experience and it lasted for a while and then it went. This is what's happening with all experiences and states. But what we are looking here is not an experience and not a state. All these are subject to change, and the truth...
by Luchana
Mon Feb 06, 2023 10:08 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: I'm not separate
Replies: 284
Views: 6275

Re: I'm not separate

Hi, Confused about something, mostly intellectual and mental noice creates doubts, It's all experience and experience are empty. I don't know what is the problem? Good to see you back :-) Yes, all experiences are empty, What is experiencing all of that? Is there an experiencER? And really - what is ...
by Luchana
Mon Feb 06, 2023 10:05 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: fear, rumination and desire seem to be preventing liberation
Replies: 26
Views: 307

Re: fear, rumination and desire seem to be preventing liberation

Hi Jon, you did a good looking I automatically imagine how each one would taste and then the desire suddenly arises to drink the one that I imaged would taste the best. Do you know in advance that there is a preference for this particular taste? Did you voluntiery choose to like this taste more than...
by Luchana
Mon Feb 06, 2023 9:59 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Looking for nothingness
Replies: 16
Views: 163

Re: Looking for nothingness

Hi Peter. Sorry for my late reply. There is resistans, I'm not sure why. It's like I always find other things to do before answer this. I think the ego wants to survive... :-) What is the direct experience of "ego"? What is "ego" when it is looked at here now? For me memory is images sometimes with ...
by Luchana
Sun Feb 05, 2023 10:10 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Liberation
Replies: 6
Views: 81

Re: Liberation

Hi Gunar, Luchana is here. We can have a chat and see where it takes you. I read your intro and this is what I would like to put a light on. I experienced the first-shift or stream entry about a month ago and the mind is excited to keep inquiring, investigating, exploring the nature of reality. Can ...
by Luchana
Fri Feb 03, 2023 8:12 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: New guide needed?
Replies: 4
Views: 124

Re: New guide needed?

Hi Robert,

are you still with me?

L.
by Luchana
Fri Feb 03, 2023 8:11 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: fear, rumination and desire seem to be preventing liberation
Replies: 26
Views: 307

Re: fear, rumination and desire seem to be preventing liberation

H Jon, No that thought appeared as a response to reading the text on the screen, so I definitely was not orchestrating it. If there was different text on the screen, a different thought would have appeared. And if the thought appeared on it's own, it would still not be me orchestrating it. Nice :-) ...
by Luchana
Wed Feb 01, 2023 3:32 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: fear, rumination and desire seem to be preventing liberation
Replies: 26
Views: 307

Re: fear, rumination and desire seem to be preventing liberation

Hi Jon (:-) Something very interesting happened when I tried this. I started looking for the location of the "self" and it seemed to be in my head but when I focused really closely, all I could find was a feeling of tension on my scalp, and of course, that tension is not "me", and I also realized th...
by Luchana
Wed Feb 01, 2023 7:39 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: New guide needed?
Replies: 4
Views: 124

Re: New guide needed?

Hi Robert, thank you for sharing your experience. I enjoy reading it all! Every time a belief fell away, maya wanted to expose herself on paper. With jnana and bhakti shown as one. What the word "maya" points in that sentence exactly? (not the translation, this I know:-) What is the direct experienc...
by Luchana
Tue Jan 31, 2023 10:29 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: fear, rumination and desire seem to be preventing liberation
Replies: 26
Views: 307

Re: fear, rumination and desire seem to be preventing liberation

Hi, Just to ask - what name you prefer to call you, because I've notice you are using these two - Jon/Douglass..? I don't really believe there is a "someone" but there is a sense of there being someone inside of a body, located behind the eyes, and also a sense that the thoughts are inside of the he...
by Luchana
Mon Jan 30, 2023 9:35 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: New guide needed?
Replies: 4
Views: 124

Re: New guide needed?

Hi Robert, (would you like me to call you like that or do you prefer another name?) Welcome to the forum, glad you are here. My name is Luchana and I'm here to see how can I be of help? I read your intro and have a feeling that there is a seeing trough the illusion of a separate self. Can you say so...
by Luchana
Mon Jan 30, 2023 9:26 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: fear, rumination and desire seem to be preventing liberation
Replies: 26
Views: 307

Re: fear, rumination and desire seem to be preventing liberation

Hi Douglass, I'm not sure. I've already realized that there is no one controlling the attention, so that would imply that the attention doesn't belong to anyone. Nice. What is someone's then? I usually have thousands of seemly random images and ideas flashing by in my mind every day. There are often...
by Luchana
Mon Jan 30, 2023 9:02 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Looking for nothingness
Replies: 16
Views: 163

Re: Looking for nothingness

Hi Peter, Hmm, not sure. It's like a sensation or a knowing. Not sure how to describe it. Contentment for no reason. yes, it can be e contentment if the experience was pleasant, and the opposite also if it is not.. Let's look closer: What is memory exactly? What is the memory ‘made of’? WHEN does th...

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