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by Nessie
Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: I need help
Replies: 124
Views: 7587

Re: I need help

Hi Michael, Why do you answer in this way? There is not 'nothing going on' but rather there is what appears in experience - colour, sound, smell, taste, touch, and any thought in the moment. I cannot seem to find anything happening that is not imagined. Is it possible to experience pain, if the abse...
by Nessie
Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: I need help
Replies: 124
Views: 7587

Re: I need help

Hi Michael, This is intelectual. In experience are there two things going on or one? So as you are reading this sentence is there anything other than a sentence being read. Can anyone or anything be found doing that or is it simply happening. The words are seen and recognition of meaning occurs........
by Nessie
Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: I need help
Replies: 124
Views: 7587

Re: I need help

Hi Michael, What is the 'you' that is either identifying with life or not? If there is not identification with life, what is being identified with? Is anything not life? This consciousness, which is not experienced as being all of consciousness. All is life, all is consciousness, but no single part ...
by Nessie
Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: I need help
Replies: 124
Views: 7587

Re: I need help

Hi Michael, Well, are you Life expressing itself an Nessie? Close, but not quite. Life is expressing itself as Nessie, but I don’t identify with that life. I feel like life is pushing me around. Well, have a look. Can you choose to be someone else? This was interesting. There can be a pretension to ...
by Nessie
Sat Aug 22, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: I need help
Replies: 124
Views: 7587

Re: I need help

Hi Kevin, What do you see causing that in you? What causes a car to be a car? That’s what it is, it was made that way. Why was it made that way? Someone or something wanted it to be that way, so it made it that way, the car had no say. What causes me to be me. I can only assume that someone or somet...
by Nessie
Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: I need help
Replies: 124
Views: 7587

Re: I need help

Hi Michael, I am sorry to learn that you have been sufferring... I think you misunderstood, I have not been suffering. Well, no more than before, and almost certainly less, because I can see, if not in the moment, then in retrospect, that all suffering is self caused. Involuntary, but still self cau...
by Nessie
Sun Aug 16, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: I need help
Replies: 124
Views: 7587

Re: I need help

Hi Michael, 1. Don't give up! - You have have a good attitude and have diligently put a lot of effort in so far (as I have too). So let's not come up empty handed. I read this, and understood the well meaning, and the intent to encourage, but cannot see why not giving up would be preferred over givi...
by Nessie
Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: I need help
Replies: 124
Views: 7587

Re: I need help

Hi Michael, For there to be inquiry there doesn't need to be a person doing it! True, but where does the desire to inquire come from? In my experience that desire originates from the person, and we know that person isn’t real, so therefore no need to act on the desire. Once that desire is satisfied,...
by Nessie
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: I need help
Replies: 124
Views: 7587

Re: I need help

Hi Michael,
So where is your inquiry taking you now?
Nowhere, I’ve come full circle. For there to be inquiry, there needs to be a person doing it. There is no person doing it. There is only an imaginary person imagining that he’s doing it.

Regards,
Nessie
by Nessie
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: I need help
Replies: 124
Views: 7587

Re: I need help

Hi Michael, Have you arrived at an intelectual understanding of no-self (or at least how the 'self' is constructed)? Or do you feel there has been any 'seeing' of this? Any kind of shift? I see how the self is constructed, and intellectually I understand that It is empty. The self which I experience...
by Nessie
Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: I need help
Replies: 124
Views: 7587

Re: I need help

Hi Michael, So is a fictitious character created by empty thought a person? Well, a person is nothing but a fictitious character created by empty thought, so in that way it is. But is it a person in a way that most people would think? No. Does a separate self exist? Does a rock, tree, bird, mammal, ...
by Nessie
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: I need help
Replies: 124
Views: 7587

Re: I need help

Hi Michael, But is there a person acting it out? Or is it just life expressing itself in the moment, like a tree bending in the wind, or a bird squaking because another bird has landed close by? Not a real one. Can you find the owner of experience? No. What is a more accurate description of reality:...
by Nessie
Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: I need help
Replies: 124
Views: 7587

Re: I need help

Hi Michael, Seeing people acting out their own stories, or catching myself doing it, knowing that it’s just a story. I am angry! No, angry thoughts is being experienced. I am sad! No, sad thoughts is being experienced. I am unhappy! No, unhappy thoughts is being experienced. I am bored! No, boring t...
by Nessie
Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: I need help
Replies: 124
Views: 7587

Re: I need help

Hi Michael, Sorry for not replying yesterday, a full day but without a computer in sight. That sounds like heaven, I hope you enjoyed it. Has what you have written sunk in? (Not that there is anything for it to sink into!). Yes, I think to a degree it has. How does it make you feel to see that the s...
by Nessie
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: I need help
Replies: 124
Views: 7587

Re: I need help

Hi Michael, So, this is what you believe (as most folk do) - that 'you' are your thought. Where are you then in gaps between thought? Or do you cease to exist? I believe ‘Nessie’ is thought. I observe the thought and I observe the gaps between thought. I observe the thing called Nessie created by th...

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