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by Taran
Fri Feb 26, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Self inquiry
Replies: 78
Views: 925

Re: Self inquiry

Hi Bill feeling is just a label for a thought and a sensation that come with it Bill, Bill, Bill.....So have we ever said that 'feeling' was an element of direct experience? :-) Is 'feeling' one of the 5 senses? Remember thought is DE, thought content is not. so does the thought come with the sensat...
by Taran
Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:33 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Self inquiry
Replies: 78
Views: 925

Re: Self inquiry

HI Bill It looks like you have spent some beneficial time with those. Well done. In actual experience does the body have a shape or a form? not in experience it is only a label the experience is of color, sensation, sound, thought, and feeling What is the ACTUAL experience of the body? the actual ex...
by Taran
Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:52 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Self inquiry
Replies: 78
Views: 925

Re: Self inquiry

Hi Bill We will be looking at the body shortly, but what is the DE of 'craving'? The DE experience of craving is thoughts Thoughts are certainly part of craving, what else can you find?, please look again in direct experience. What is the DE of the 'body'? Just break it down like you did for the exe...
by Taran
Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:14 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Self inquiry
Replies: 78
Views: 925

Re: Self inquiry

Hi Bill Apologies - but you missed this question, I forgot to highlight it blue again. We will be looking at the body shortly, but what is the DE of 'craving'? What is the DE of the 'body'? Just break it down like you did for the exercise we did at the beginning where you broke down activities, emot...
by Taran
Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Self inquiry
Replies: 78
Views: 925

Re: Self inquiry

Hey Bill Thanks – it is great that you are getting clearer. You are doing very well. in step 3 where you made a choice, did you actually witness or directly experience a mental function or faculty doing the ‘choosing’? Did anything arise that announced, ‘I am the chooser’? If so, what does this func...
by Taran
Fri Feb 19, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Self inquiry
Replies: 78
Views: 925

Re: Self inquiry

Hi Bill Good answers re the exercises. Thank you. You’re doing very well. You seem to have missed this question at the start, which is still relevant, perhaps because I forgot to highlight it in blue last time. : - ) Good, but how is Bill responding to these realisations? are you feeling wobbly? exc...
by Taran
Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:39 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Self inquiry
Replies: 78
Views: 925

Re: Self inquiry

Hey Bill Well done Let me know what you find, and how the exercise makes you “feel”. feels like the body is just doing its own thing, Good, but how is Bill responding to these realisations? are you feeling wobbly? excited? Like things are becoming clearer? Or no different to the start? It helps deci...
by Taran
Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Self inquiry
Replies: 78
Views: 925

Re: Self inquiry

Hi Bill Well seen on all of those. Can thought actually experience anything? (Thought is so very overrated - by thought) Thought can't experience anything it mutes experience or distracts one from experiencing. It’s quite a thing to realise, isn't it?! Okay, we are now moving onto the idea of decisi...
by Taran
Tue Feb 16, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Self inquiry
Replies: 78
Views: 925

Re: Self inquiry

Hi Bill Is the feeling and actual sensation, or is it that the thought about 'friend" has a 'feeling tone' that intimates that the friend thought has more meaning to it than thoughts about strangers? I want you to check and tell me if that feeling is an actual sensation or is the feeling an idea abo...
by Taran
Mon Feb 15, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Self inquiry
Replies: 78
Views: 925

Re: Self inquiry

Hi Bill Bring up a thought about a character labelled "friend". Then bring up a thought about a character labelled "stranger". Is there a difference in these thoughts? The thought of friend brings feelings with it whereas the thought of stranger brings no feelings with it. Is the feeling and actual ...
by Taran
Sun Feb 14, 2021 1:51 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Self inquiry
Replies: 78
Views: 925

Re: Self inquiry

Hi Bill Yes trying to stay in direct experience when I can which feels very relaxing. I would guess 25 percent of the time when I am alone and not reading or doing some other activity which requires thought, and reflecting on that thought. Thank you for that response. It’s good for ‘me’ to get an id...
by Taran
Sat Feb 13, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Self inquiry
Replies: 78
Views: 925

Re: Self inquiry

Hi Bill In turn, I apologise as life took over last night. I shall ponder the next exercise. yes direct experience as colour, sound, sensation and thought is reality appearing exactly as it is. In the interim, how does it feel for you to see this? How much of the time are you able to be with DE, and...
by Taran
Thu Feb 11, 2021 11:13 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Self inquiry
Replies: 78
Views: 925

Re: Self inquiry

Howdy Bill Is everything OK? It's 2 days since I last heard from you. Maybe life has just gotten in the way or maybe you misinterpreted my last sentence to mean you had to work alone before we moved on? This is not the case, I can give you extra exercises or help your revisit some. Anyway it's bedti...
by Taran
Wed Feb 10, 2021 12:59 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Self inquiry
Replies: 78
Views: 925

Re: Self inquiry

Hi Bill Thanks for clarifying that you were experiencing something, but saw that the labels were surplus to requirement. Can you see how labels define and limit experience which gives rise to descriptions of what the experience is? All descriptions are simply content of thought and therefore just st...
by Taran
Tue Feb 09, 2021 10:30 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Self inquiry
Replies: 78
Views: 925

Re: Self inquiry

HI Bill When you look at the word label ‘ GREEN ’, what is the actual experience? There is none Is the colour red ‘experienced’, or is the colour green ‘experienced’ as the label suggests? no not at all Does the label ‘ GREEN ’ have a one-to-one correspondence with ‘reality’? Or does the label sugge...

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