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by Gerd
Fri Dec 04, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Emptiness
Replies: 90
Views: 2471

Re: Emptiness

Hi Aragon, How long do you want to go down the route of listening to that thought? I agree, that’s exactly what is happening! So in a way this thought is coming in through the back door. Ok., so what can be done? Just saying ‘an I cannot be found, so there is no I’. Rather than asking me if there is...
by Gerd
Mon Nov 30, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Emptiness
Replies: 90
Views: 2471

Re: Emptiness

Hi Aragon, So this is the question :) If there is no choice...no one choosing as choice is simply happening...then what is it exactly that would need choices? If choice is simply happening then no one/nothing would need a choice. But if there is no choice, does it mean there is no I? Look at the sto...
by Gerd
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Emptiness
Replies: 90
Views: 2471

Re: Emptiness

Hi Aragon, I’m still here and everything is ok. :-). I still do the rereading and redoing of the exercises in the thread. There are no new insights but it feels like deepening the insights of the thread. The old habits of thinking are very strong and the rereading really helps to find the way back t...
by Gerd
Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Emptiness
Replies: 90
Views: 2471

Re: Emptiness

Hi Aragon,

so I will reread the thread and keep you informed whenever it feels right.

Thank You, Gerd
by Gerd
Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Emptiness
Replies: 90
Views: 2471

Re: Emptiness

Hi Aragon, Is this clear? Yes it’s clear that choice and decision are thoughts. How are you feeling about everything so far? Do you have any questions? Is there anything you are unclear about? I have the feeling that everything is slowly sinking in. It needs it’s time. So sometimes I’m clear about s...
by Gerd
Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Emptiness
Replies: 90
Views: 2471

Re: Emptiness

Hi Aragon, Can you see you have not done this in your experience and that you are answering from ideas about what would happen? I see, I was answering from ideas/thoughts. I was actually serious, why not try and do this and just watch what happens. Is a decision made not to continue? How does that h...
by Gerd
Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Emptiness
Replies: 90
Views: 2471

Re: Emptiness

Hi Aragon, Does the sensation itself suggest it anyway it is different? Is it still not simply a sensation even if the word 'intense' arises? What does the word 'intense' point to in AE? The word ‘intense’ points to thought. Watch how the mind seeks to overlay these stories on what's happening. What...
by Gerd
Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Emptiness
Replies: 90
Views: 2471

Re: Emptiness

Hi Aragon, Where is this feeling? Can you find it to within an inch? Does this feeling know anything about a 'center' or an 'I'. Can a feeling know anything at all? I would say it’s in the upper chest area with the size of a hand /palm. No, a feeling cannot know anything at all. What is the differen...
by Gerd
Mon Nov 09, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Emptiness
Replies: 90
Views: 2471

Re: Emptiness

Hi Aragon, sorry for answering late. What is its quality that makes you associate the sensation with "you"? It’s more a vague feeling that there is the center of ‘I’. How is it different from other sensations? Other sensations are clear experiences like touching a book. So. all that is known is labe...
by Gerd
Fri Nov 06, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Emptiness
Replies: 90
Views: 2471

Re: Emptiness

Hi Aragon, Thought says that the foot is ‘down there’. So presumably you are above your foot. Where are you? Sit quietly, close your eyes, take a few breaths and locate where you feel yourself to be. Locate yourself vertically in the body, horizontally to the left or right, and depth, how far in. Fe...
by Gerd
Wed Nov 04, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Emptiness
Replies: 90
Views: 2471

Re: Emptiness

Hi Aragon, Just to be clear, I am not saying that thought is doing the choosing.... Ok., this helps! So I agree, choosing is not coming from thought, it’s just happening and we don’t know where the choice comes from. What I am saying is that the thought "I am going to choose left or right" is parked...
by Gerd
Fri Oct 30, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Emptiness
Replies: 90
Views: 2471

Re: Emptiness

Hi Aragon, But where is the choice? Or is there just a narrative about 'choosing'? Even if you say, "I am going to choose left or right", notice how that decision appears? Is there really a choice, or does the 'answer' simply appear to you, which you then call 'choice'? Please say more if this, and ...
by Gerd
Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Emptiness
Replies: 90
Views: 2471

Re: Emptiness

Hi Aragon, I'm a bit confused with the label 'choice': 1. Where in actual experience can “something like a mental function or faculty" be found? It can be found in thought. 2. What is the resistance to seeing that there is no ‘something’ called a mental function or faculty that is choosing? If there...
by Gerd
Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Emptiness
Replies: 90
Views: 2471

Re: Emptiness

Hi Aragon, What is the resistance to seeing that there is no ‘something’ called a mental function or faculty that is choosing? If there is no mental faculty, what does that mean to you? I was just writing down my instant reaction to the exercise: ‘there must be something….’. But yes, I agree this is...
by Gerd
Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Emptiness
Replies: 90
Views: 2471

Re: Emptiness

Hi Aragon, thank You very much for the YouTube-clip! It's really amazing how powerful our brain connects informations and makes us believe it's real! In step 1 when thinking about their respective qualities, did you ‘choose’ the qualities? Or did they kind of appear by themselves? If some preference...

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