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by Arcticshaman
Mon Feb 24, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Nothingness from the north.
Replies: 178
Views: 17177

Re: Nothingness from the north.

Hi Vivien. This proved to me to be a hard task to do. But, lets start. A keyboard. Or tree. Or more like most of the things. Solid things. What makes it real? Factual? I can see it from a distance. There are colors. I can touch it, if I get closer. I can smell it, taste it or sometimes hear it. Most...
by Arcticshaman
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Nothingness from the north.
Replies: 178
Views: 17177

Re: Nothingness from the north.

Hi Vivien. Can you describe your wallet? Involve as many of the senses as possible. Yes I can. (I don't have it here with me now.) It's black, normal sized, quite thick. Some card ends are visible. That's how it looks. It smells like leather. It's somewhat heavy (for a wallet), but kind of soft at t...
by Arcticshaman
Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Nothingness from the north.
Replies: 178
Views: 17177

Re: Nothingness from the north.

Hi Vivien. V: What is the difference between words and thoughts? A: Words are spoken aloud or written but there is not really much difference. (Also thoughts can be written too if wanted.) Others can react to words, so in that way words can have affect. Maybe thoughts can have some effect too. But a...
by Arcticshaman
Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Nothingness from the north.
Replies: 178
Views: 17177

Re: Nothingness from the north.

Hi Vivien. So, the answer is no. At least I can't give the answer that there actually is an "independent mind". Why don’t you trust your experience? You are right, I should trust it. I just thought that... "thought" (again it ends into that). Yes. You are absolutely right. I should just trust my exp...
by Arcticshaman
Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Nothingness from the north.
Replies: 178
Views: 17177

Re: Nothingness from the north.

Hi Vivien. You did a great looking again. It seems that you’ve learned how to look. Very good :) And thanks! So let’s dig a bit deeper with the notion of ‘mind’. This has been somehow hard task to put into words... Is there mind outside of words that speak of one? Answer is no. Words are spoken abou...
by Arcticshaman
Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Nothingness from the north.
Replies: 178
Views: 17177

Re: Nothingness from the north.

Hi Vivien! And now I correct my statement in the beginning of the message. Imagined eating is in no way close to reality. Great, nice looking. Thank you. I ment that I can imagine the process and picturing it in my mind So are visual thoughts appear IN a mind? No, I can't really say that they do. Th...
by Arcticshaman
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Nothingness from the north.
Replies: 178
Views: 17177

Re: Nothingness from the north.

Hi Vivien! Thoughts do come quite close to actual eating, but it just isn't there.... I was surprised by this answer. Are you sure that imagining eating comes close to actually eating and tasting the food? Thoughts never come close to experience/reality. It may have been more like the poor choice of...
by Arcticshaman
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:37 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Nothingness from the north.
Replies: 178
Views: 17177

Re: Nothingness from the north.

Hi Vivien! I did the exercises, so here we go. Now open your eyes, and sit on that imagined chair of your left. Literally sit on it. Can you do that? Why not? No, I could not do that. The chair just was not there. I just got my ass closer to the floor when I went through the chair in the left.... It...
by Arcticshaman
Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Nothingness from the north.
Replies: 178
Views: 17177

Re: Nothingness from the north.

Hi Vivien. It took awhile, but I'm through Christmas... and back here. How could the content of a thought be an experience? So, it doesn't count... and you are right, it's not an experience. Imagine that you are in a hot desert, close to dying of thirst. Does the thought of the water will save your ...
by Arcticshaman
Tue Dec 17, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Nothingness from the north.
Replies: 178
Views: 17177

Re: Nothingness from the north.

Hi Vivien! Again, very good questions... I mean, I am having thoughts, but I don't know are they in "mind" or where they are. It is impossible to sense thoughts, but I am still having thoughts. What does the word ‘I’ in your above comment point to in experience? This is a hard one. "I" points in "me...
by Arcticshaman
Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Nothingness from the north.
Replies: 178
Views: 17177

Re: Nothingness from the north.

Hi Vivien. Nice work with the beliefs. Thanks. I try to continue that way. V: HOW do you know that this unfindable, and unknowable ‘mind’ exist at all? A: don't. But thoughts still are somewhere, that I can't tell you, are they in the "mind" in the beginning. What do you mean exactly by ‘thoughts st...
by Arcticshaman
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Nothingness from the north.
Replies: 178
Views: 17177

Re: Nothingness from the north.

Hi Vivien! If you cannot observer a ‘mind’, and you don’t even know what a ‘mind’ is, then HOW do you know that ‘It just is’? And yet I don't know that. HOW do you know that this unfindable, and unknowable ‘mind’ exist at all? I don't. But thoughts still are somewhere, that I can't tell you, are the...
by Arcticshaman
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Nothingness from the north.
Replies: 178
Views: 17177

Re: Nothingness from the north.

Hi Vivien. I know, I tried to describe something and again... it's the wrong way of doing this. But here we go again. Can you observe what you call ‘mind’ here and now? No, I can't. It's not possible to observe "mind". I'm not even sure anymore what I would describe as the "mind". So, no, I can't. W...
by Arcticshaman
Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Nothingness from the north.
Replies: 178
Views: 17177

Re: Nothingness from the north.

Hi Vivien. I did as you asked. For me it's kind of a two phased process. First, when the mind is not calm, thoughts appear. They come, sort of random. They are somewhat related to the body or it's previous experiences (at least thoughts suggest that way). But they appear out of nowhere. There is als...
by Arcticshaman
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Nothingness from the north.
Replies: 178
Views: 17177

Re: Nothingness from the north.

Hi Vivien. Alright, let's try again... Maybe I understood something from last messages. but thought can appear from word, like "north", it creates thought about north. But no, I do not use words to make up thoughts. But how do you know that the word ‘north’ is creating the next thought about north? ...

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