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by NYX
Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Subside the story
Replies: 57
Views: 1280

Re: Subside the story

Hi Vivien, Visually powerful thoughts? Is this really so? Or is this just another story told… How does a thought get visually powerful? What tells about power? Thought? That thing (thought) that points to nothing in experience? Once again it is another story. A visual thought occurs and and in an in...
by NYX
Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Subside the story
Replies: 57
Views: 1280

Re: Subside the story

Hi Vivien, But can you OBSERVE a brain here now while it performs the act of analysing? I can't observe it. Any ''evidence'' of analyzing is just a thought appearing. What is the experience of brain now? I am experiencing the senses.... but not the actual brain. There is nothing to experience. There...
by NYX
Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Subside the story
Replies: 57
Views: 1280

Re: Subside the story

Hi Vivien, I was more so referring to the brain about analyzing things, rather than the idea of 'mind'. I often use them interchangeably and cause confusion. Is there a mind who/what is analysing? And sometimes this mind switches to another mode, to observing? The mind is another concept. The mind d...
by NYX
Thu Nov 12, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Subside the story
Replies: 57
Views: 1280

Re: Subside the story

Hi Vivien, If you don’t analyze (by thinking) the contents of thoughts (what they are about), but you just stay with noticing them as they appear, can you actually (literally) observe that one thought is coming another thought? Or is this just a logical conclusion? This is just a logical conclusion....
by NYX
Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Subside the story
Replies: 57
Views: 1280

Re: Subside the story

Hi Vivien, What do you do exactly in order to think? How do you make (or birth) thoughts into existence? Once a thought appears, the next one occurs from some detail from within the first thought. Other times it may be triggered by senses. If I see something, it may trigger a memory. It seems to be ...
by NYX
Thu Nov 05, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Subside the story
Replies: 57
Views: 1280

Re: Subside the story

Hi Vivien, My reply to this post didn't get posted the other day for some reason... Is this ‘feeling’ an actual feeling? Where do you feel it in the body? What is the experiential proof for an observer? It is not an actual feeling. There is nothing physical about it. I don't feel it anywhere in the ...
by NYX
Mon Nov 02, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Subside the story
Replies: 57
Views: 1280

Re: Subside the story

Hi Vivien, How do you know that there is an observer? It's another assumption, because it's something that is very hard to explain. A thought is trying to comprehend that feeling or whatever it is and trying to explain. Up until now it was something identifiable because it was given a label, but now...
by NYX
Mon Nov 02, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Subside the story
Replies: 57
Views: 1280

Re: Subside the story

Hi Vivien, And do thoughts actually need to be ignored or absent in order to recognize that the body is empty of a self? They don't have to be absent or ignored, one just has to realize that the content of thoughts is not real and that there is no separate self. And when it seems like that there is ...
by NYX
Fri Oct 30, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Subside the story
Replies: 57
Views: 1280

Re: Subside the story

Hi Vivien, So where is this separate self? Where is it located in the body? Separate self is not located anywhere, it only appears in thought. I see...how could it possibly ''want to practice'' if it's only a story? It has no emotions or feelings. It only exists in thought, a thought of it appears a...
by NYX
Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Subside the story
Replies: 57
Views: 1280

Re: Subside the story

Hi Vivien, A metaphor is an added extra. A distortive layer over reality. Can you see this? Yes I can see that. Since the last post, every time I was experiencing it, the mind labelled it as that metaphor. That experience became it. It became another label. What is it exactly that is practicing to b...
by NYX
Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Subside the story
Replies: 57
Views: 1280

Re: Subside the story

Hi Vivien, So what is this screen that you are look at the laptop THROUGH? Where is the exact location of this screen? What is this screen made of? When I refer to it as a ''screen'' I didn't necessarily refer to anything physical, more so metaphorically. The body that was in the field of view and t...
by NYX
Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Subside the story
Replies: 57
Views: 1280

Re: Subside the story

Hi Vivien, Do you actually FEEL yourself to be where the laptop is? Do you feel to be where the chair is? Can you see that this is just a speculation? Even as the answer was typed, it seemed like something I was trying to figure out rather than have experienced, so I see how it is just a speculation...
by NYX
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Subside the story
Replies: 57
Views: 1280

Re: Subside the story

Hi Vivien, What shape it has? What texture? What color?... I don't think I can answer any of these questions because the I just seems to be present. It has no shape or size or texture. Before I would have said that it is behind the eyes however, It actually feels to be part of the field of view....i...
by NYX
Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Subside the story
Replies: 57
Views: 1280

Re: Subside the story

Hi Vivien, Where is this I exactly in this very moment? Also, how bit is this I? What shape it has? What texture? What color? Does it have a sound? Temperature? Can it be tasted it? Smell it? The I is sitting on a chair, at the dining table, in the kitchen with both feet crossed and up on another ch...
by NYX
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Subside the story
Replies: 57
Views: 1280

Re: Subside the story

Hi Vivien , Can you let go this knowing? Can you let go what you already know intellectually? You are absolutely right...I think that's what has been stopping me from investigating it. I just believed it and that was it, without actually investigating it properly and truly believing it. Then, every ...

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