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by Aragon
Sat Dec 05, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Emptiness
Replies: 90
Views: 2471

Re: Emptiness

Hi Gerd, Thanks for your answers: 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’. See the th...
by Aragon
Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Emptiness
Replies: 90
Views: 2471

Re: Emptiness

Hi Gerd, Good to hear from you.... You cannot find an I but the 'mind' keeps asking if there is an 'I'... How long do you want to go down the route of listening to that thought? How about: Rather than asking me if there is an 'I', try to prove to me that there is one.Show it to me. Close your eyes a...
by Aragon
Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Emptiness
Replies: 90
Views: 2471

Re: Emptiness

Hi Gerd, Good to hear from you :) There is one question: There is no one who is choosing and choice is just a thought. So it’s meanwhile clear to me that there is no choice. It’s not so clear for me that there is no ‘I’. Yesterday it occurred to me: if there is no choice than there cannot be an ‘I’....
by Aragon
Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Emptiness
Replies: 90
Views: 2471

Re: Emptiness

Hi Gerd,

Great, speak soon,

Aragon
by Aragon
Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Emptiness
Replies: 90
Views: 2471

Re: Emptiness

Hi Gerd, Thanks for your honesty..... I would suggest that you now spend some time reading this thread from the beginning carefully, and redo the exercises you feel a pull to do, and then to report back what insights etc you get from rereading the thread & redoing any exercises.... Please take all t...
by Aragon
Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Emptiness
Replies: 90
Views: 2471

Re: Emptiness

Hi Gerd, Thanks for your answers..... And what is the difference between a choice and a decision in your experience? Choosing is when you have many options (e.g. choose one out of ten). Decision is more like yes/no: I go or don’t go, I buy or don’t buy. 'Choice' and 'decision' are both AE of thought...
by Aragon
Sat Nov 14, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Emptiness
Replies: 90
Views: 2471

Re: Emptiness

Hi Gerd, Nice looking, until the last question. It's like if you decide to sit still for 3 hours on a chair. Does that happen? The decision is to sit still for 3 hours. As I cannot do this I’ll change the decision and move before. Can you see you have not done this in your experience and that you ar...
by Aragon
Thu Nov 12, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Emptiness
Replies: 90
Views: 2471

Re: Emptiness

Hi Gerd, thanks for your reply...... 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...
by Aragon
Tue Nov 10, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Emptiness
Replies: 90
Views: 2471

Re: Emptiness

Hi Gerd, thanks for your answers..... 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’. 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 ...
by Aragon
Sat Nov 07, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Emptiness
Replies: 90
Views: 2471

Re: Emptiness

Hi Gerd, Thanks for your answers..... 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...
by Aragon
Wed Nov 04, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Emptiness
Replies: 90
Views: 2471

Re: Emptiness

Hi Gerd, Thanks for your reply..... What I am saying is that the thought "I am going to choose left or right" is parked under the heading of 'choice'...when really it is simply AE of thought...remembering that the content of thought is fiction. Now it’s getting difficult. I read this and the followi...
by Aragon
Sat Oct 31, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Emptiness
Replies: 90
Views: 2471

Re: Emptiness

Hi Gerd, Thanks for your reply, and no hurry to get back to me if you are away.... I am slightly struggling to find what you mean with the confusion re thought..... can you explain more clearly? Just to be clear, I am not saying that thought is doing the choosing.... What I am saying is that the tho...
by Aragon
Thu Oct 29, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Emptiness
Replies: 90
Views: 2471

Re: Emptiness

Thanks for your reply Gerd, and for your honesty.... I'm a bit confused with the label 'choice': When you are riding your bike and you apply the brakes, you may say, "I chose to turn left!". But where is the choice? Or is there just a narrative about 'choosing'? Try to watch how you assign the story...
by Aragon
Wed Oct 28, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Emptiness
Replies: 90
Views: 2471

Re: Emptiness

Hi Gerd, 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 m...
by Aragon
Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Emptiness
Replies: 90
Views: 2471

Re: Emptiness

Hi Gerd,

Lovely responses....

Apologies, will reply tonight, keep looking :)

Aragon

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