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by Vivien
Sun Oct 17, 2021 8:49 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: What is no self?
Replies: 13
Views: 127

Re: What is no self?

Hi Rykiel, You’ve replied quite quickly. I understand the desire for conversing, but you can benefit more, if you spend a whole day with each post to investigate it very deeply. We are not aiming for a quick seeing, rather a deep recognition. For that to happen the same thing needs to be looked at a...
by Vivien
Sun Oct 17, 2021 12:45 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Search finally over?
Replies: 17
Views: 258

Re: Search finally over?

Hi Erik, Here is a thorough experiment about the notion of control. Please experiment with this several times throughout the day. Lie down onto a bed. Observer very carefully how the decision arises to get up. Can a self be found making the body leave the bed? Where does the "decision", the "command...
by Vivien
Sun Oct 17, 2021 12:41 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: What is no self?
Replies: 13
Views: 127

Re: What is no self?

Hi Rykiel, I always thought I had to make an effort to stay present, and then thoughts would drag me away. Now they just come and go on their own accord. Yes… but notice what is going on with the assumption that “I have to make an effort to stay present”…. It would mean that I am separate from this ...
by Vivien
Sat Oct 16, 2021 7:43 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Search finally over?
Replies: 17
Views: 258

Re: Search finally over?

Hi Erik, I'd appreciate looking a bit at intentions, and how it is that decisions happen. For instance, "Will I lift up the cup or not?", at times it isn't known, other times there is a felt intention that I will do it, and I continue to do so. Also, if I close my eyelids and move my eyes around, th...
by Vivien
Sat Oct 16, 2021 4:46 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: requestingthesword
Replies: 3
Views: 54

Re: requestingthesword

Hi Whatname, Thank you for your replies. What name would you like me to call you? :) I would like to ask you to learn to use the quotation function, so our conversation will be easier to read later for both of us. Here is the link to a video how to quote: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=660 Well, it seems that ...
by Vivien
Sat Oct 16, 2021 12:19 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Search finally over?
Replies: 17
Views: 258

Re: Search finally over?

Hi Erik,

Nice :)

Is there any doubt?

Is there something that is not totally clear and you would like to look at?

Love,
Vivien
by Vivien
Fri Oct 15, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: What is no self?
Replies: 13
Views: 127

Re: What is no self?

Hi Rykiel, Throughout the day, there still seems to be a feeling of me doing, but every time its looked at, it falls right away. And now the looking seems to be happening by itself. Great, just keep looking whenever it feels like that “I am doing this or that”. There doesn't seem to be any effort in...
by Vivien
Fri Oct 15, 2021 6:03 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Where ever you go, there you are...
Replies: 1
Views: 92

Re: Where ever you go, there you are...

Hi, Welcome to Liberation Unleashed. My name is Vivien and I can assist you with your inquiry. This is going to be your inquiry. I will not be giving you new ideas and beliefs; only assisting you in examining and questioning the ones that you already have. We can have a conversation and see where it...
by Vivien
Fri Oct 15, 2021 12:51 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Search finally over?
Replies: 17
Views: 258

Re: Search finally over?

Hi Erik, 1. I am not sure that presence exist. It might be that there's only the content of sight, sound, sensations, taste, smell and thought appearing. Any label (including presence), thought, idea about it can not be what it is. 2. No physical location, if anything, it is physical location itself...
by Vivien
Thu Oct 14, 2021 8:32 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: What is no self?
Replies: 13
Views: 127

Re: What is no self?

Hi Rykiel, It feels so obvious that theres no one home and everything, even thoughts are just happening, but my mind is jumping in and saying 'what this cant be it, its too simple' and this cant be all it is. Is this normal? And then the investigation would come back and see that its just happening ...
by Vivien
Thu Oct 14, 2021 7:39 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Search finally over?
Replies: 17
Views: 258

Re: Search finally over?

Hi Erik, Thank you for your replies. Yes, relaxation and contraction are felt experiences in the body. It seems that they appear in a "knowing space". The knowing space is fine with both its inherent peace and stillness, as well as any contractions. If there are thoughts of worry or lack, and they a...
by Vivien
Thu Oct 14, 2021 4:25 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: What is no self?
Replies: 13
Views: 127

Re: What is no self?

Hi Rykiel, You did a very nice investigation. :) Other than all of this, there's still the mind or thoughts trying to make sense of this or come up with a story. Yes. The mind always want to try to make sense of everything. That’s what thoughts are for…. to categorize, label, interpret, give meaning...
by Vivien
Thu Oct 14, 2021 12:31 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Search finally over?
Replies: 17
Views: 258

Re: Search finally over?

Hi Erik, Thank you for your replies. This goal might be called anatta, advaita, stream entry, natural mind, ground of being etc... Just notice that these ideas all have their own definitions, their own meaning. And the meaning is assigned by you. So you are searching for what these words mean for yo...
by Vivien
Wed Oct 13, 2021 9:22 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: What is no self?
Replies: 13
Views: 127

Re: What is no self?

Thank you for your replies. I would like to ask you to go back to my previous post and look with each blue question. Please look with all of them, one-by-one. Don't miss any. they are pointers for you where to look. And you missed some interesting pointers.. that might help you to discover something...
by Vivien
Wed Oct 13, 2021 8:24 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: requestingthesword
Replies: 3
Views: 54

Re: requestingthesword

Hi, Welcome to Liberation Unleashed. My name is Vivien and I can assist you with your inquiry. This is going to be your inquiry. I will not be giving you new ideas and beliefs; only assisting you in examining and questioning the ones that you already have. We can have a conversation and see where it...

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