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by Purpleturtle
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:01 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Pay Attention
Replies: 153
Views: 4891

Re: Pay Attention

Hi Vivien, I thought I would check in. The sensation that I keep coming back to when I look for this “I” is a pressure or knot like thing between my eyes and just above them, and back a bit, or sometimes sort of bulging from my forehead. The experience is of tension, and can be painful like a headac...
by Purpleturtle
Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Pay Attention
Replies: 153
Views: 4891

Re: Pay Attention

Hi Vivien, When I pick up a glass it feels differently to me than when I see someone else do it. What does the word I in the above sentence point to? And what does the word ‘someone else’ point to? To this body and that body over there? I in that sentence points to the experience of picking up a gla...
by Purpleturtle
Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Pay Attention
Replies: 153
Views: 4891

Re: Pay Attention

Hi Vivien, What if the subject-object split is just superimposed on the inseparably of experience? What I mean by that? That maybe there isn’t an object (experience) + a subject (an experiencer behind the head somewhere)… Rather there is just experience itself. The closest I come to seeing this is w...
by Purpleturtle
Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Pay Attention
Replies: 153
Views: 4891

Re: Pay Attention

Hi Vivien, How do you know that things are done by an I? Where does this information coming from? When a hand goes out to pick something up, there are sensations in the arm moving and of contact with the object, the weight of the object in the hand, and the seeing of the object being picked up, and ...
by Purpleturtle
Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Pay Attention
Replies: 153
Views: 4891

Re: Pay Attention

Hi Vivien, Sorry about the delay in replying. I wanted to give it more time and I’ve been feeling very tired in the mornings both today and yesterday I went back to sleep until the middle of the day. It may have been resistance. It felt like fatigue. I don’t appear to be ill in any other way. Can yo...
by Purpleturtle
Sat Jan 02, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Pay Attention
Replies: 153
Views: 4891

Re: Pay Attention

Hi Vivien, With the above question I mean to ask it the other way around, if the sound knows/aware of the thought that ‘talks’ about it? No, of course the sound cannot be aware of the thought. It never occurred to me that it could, which makes it strange that it occurs that the thought could be awar...
by Purpleturtle
Fri Jan 01, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Pay Attention
Replies: 153
Views: 4891

Re: Pay Attention

Hi Vivien, What I meant by the above question is to see that a thought has no idea what it’s talking about, since a thought is not an aware entity, thinking itself consciously. Can you see this? Yes, I can see that thoughts are not aware. Can you see that a thought is not aware of the sound that it ...
by Purpleturtle
Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Pay Attention
Replies: 153
Views: 4891

Re: Pay Attention

Hi Vivien, Then “I” am also an assumption, something that exists only in thought. That feeling of an “I” a “Keith” observing is not a feeling but an idea, a belief, an assumption that if there is a sensation there must be a someone having it, that awareness requires someone to be aware. Is this some...
by Purpleturtle
Tue Dec 29, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Pay Attention
Replies: 153
Views: 4891

Re: Pay Attention

Hi Vivien, Seductive? What make a thought seductive? Other than a thought saying that ‘thoughts are seductive’, is there anything else in reality making that so? Nothing in reality, just other thoughts like ‘I’m getting bored...Let’s do something/think about something...etc’ What if ‘thoughts are se...
by Purpleturtle
Sun Dec 27, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Pay Attention
Replies: 153
Views: 4891

Re: Pay Attention

Hi Vivien, What do you mean by this, that thoughts follow very closely on sense impressions? Could you say a bit more about this? I mean that thoughts labelling sense impressions follow the sense impressions almost simultaneously e.g. there are a number of sense impressions, smells, sensations, tast...
by Purpleturtle
Thu Dec 24, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Pay Attention
Replies: 153
Views: 4891

Re: Pay Attention

Hi Vivien Is there such thing as direct thought? No, a thought is always about something. They follow very, very, very, closely on sense impressions. Can you see that no matter what the thought is, the thought is never ever contains any experience? Yes I can see that. Experience is ineffable. Like t...
by Purpleturtle
Tue Dec 22, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Pay Attention
Replies: 153
Views: 4891

Re: Pay Attention

Hi Vivien, Oh, that’s way too high. Usually, thoughts about DE is less than 1%. So you probably missed some. I put a mark whenever I noticed a sense impression that I had a thought about e.g. things I saw: my hand, the pen, a light, a chair, a desk; things I heard: traffic mostly; things I felt: war...
by Purpleturtle
Mon Dec 21, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Pay Attention
Replies: 153
Views: 4891

Re: Pay Attention

Hi Vivien, I noticed a spelling mistake it should have been “deer” not “dear”. Thank you for your honest sharing. So this is a deep rooted fear, an old one and this is being projected to all sorts of things in your life, right? Yes, that’s right. And now this is being projected to seeing that there ...
by Purpleturtle
Sat Dec 19, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Pay Attention
Replies: 153
Views: 4891

Re: Pay Attention

Hi Vivien, Where does this idea come from that seeing through the self is getting into a barren, empty place? And more importantly, HOW do you know that this is the case? I believe it comes from my early life, being left alone to cry myself to sleep in a room high up in a big old building with the d...
by Purpleturtle
Thu Dec 17, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Pay Attention
Replies: 153
Views: 4891

Re: Pay Attention

Hi Vivien, But the difference (or the lack of difference) between Keith and Santa is not about the physical appearance (beard), or actions (buying or not buying presence). Can you see that this is just a mental reasoning? Yes, I can see that this is mental reasoning, and distraction from the questio...

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