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by Empty Mirror
Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:01 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: seeing through the illusion NOW
Replies: 14
Views: 1040

Re: seeing through the illusion NOW

Hi Janna

How are you travelling? Are those two questions answering themselves?
by Empty Mirror
Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:58 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Is it possible to see this?
Replies: 252
Views: 20510

Re: Is it possible to see this?

Well, they have an effect on most aspects of this experience, as beliefs affect thoughts, actions, and emotions. So they would seem to affect me. What is this "me" that you're talking about? And in what way do thoughts, actions and emotions affect it? Please answer in detail, and ensure that your a...
by Empty Mirror
Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:22 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Is it possible to see this?
Replies: 252
Views: 20510

Re: Is it possible to see this?

Yes, quite correct. That's MUCH clearer. So there are beliefs that show up 'here', but they are not your beliefs because, as you've said, you're not the thinker of thoughts or believer of beliefs. And, just like thoughts, you have no control over them. So if these beliefs are not your beliefs, do t...
by Empty Mirror
Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:56 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Is it possible to see this?
Replies: 252
Views: 20510

Re: Is it possible to see this?

I'm not sure how it would be possible to function without it, as actions are based to a great extent on beliefs. Whose beliefs?? There are thoughts, and beliefs but you've just said, at the start of this post, that you are not the thinker of thoughts or believer of beliefs. When you said that you w...
by Empty Mirror
Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:28 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Hello, i am looking for help
Replies: 84
Views: 4809

Re: Hello, i am looking for help

Hi Manuel Hi, John I dont know for sure what is this I. It is a thought, but I havent discovered that in my experience. I didnt see it. Awareness is here, yes. I cant grasp when you talk about awareness is aware of itself. And ALL the stuff that awareness is aware of is COMPLETELY inseparable from t...
by Empty Mirror
Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:12 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Is it possible to see this?
Replies: 252
Views: 20510

Re: Is it possible to see this?

Empty Mirror, I don't understand your last message. Recently in this conversation, I said that there is no me within direct experience, but that this doesn't necessarily mean there is no me anywhere, as there could be a me elsewhere. You said that there is no elsewhere. I said that I didn't have an...
by Empty Mirror
Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:18 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Hello, i am looking for help
Replies: 84
Views: 4809

Re: Hello, i am looking for help

Hi Manuel In direct experience, the body seems to be attached to the space. Well I would say that it appears in this 'space' often, but it is not ALWAYS attached to the space. There are many times that the body is not in the 'space'. During a movie, for example, there is sometimes just the movie in ...
by Empty Mirror
Sun Sep 30, 2012 8:08 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Is it possible to see this?
Replies: 252
Views: 20510

Re: Is it possible to see this?

Ok, you've asked a lot of questions, which are think are mostly summarized in the following: It is thoughts telling me that there is or could be an elsewhere, though. But direct experience doesn't say there isn't (or is) an elsewhere, it concerns itself entirely with here. Precisely. And are you th...
by Empty Mirror
Sun Sep 30, 2012 2:46 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Looking for a guide.
Replies: 82
Views: 4389

Re: Looking for a guide.

Hi Ken You're doing very well. It's clear that you really are looking carefully. Thanks for posting my email here for the sake of continuity. That is what I was asking for in my last paragraph. Thanks for your thorough response regarding the (non)existence of free will. I'm no longer trying to prove...
by Empty Mirror
Sun Sep 30, 2012 2:25 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: seeing through the illusion NOW
Replies: 14
Views: 1040

Re: seeing through the illusion NOW

Hi Janna I decided to respond to your email on the thread. Thank you John...our talk was very helpful.If you find time I would love to connect again or maybe you could pick up my thread that I posted in the Burning Zone with no reply so far. Everything is becoming clearer and the flow of life is ama...
by Empty Mirror
Sat Sep 29, 2012 3:23 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Is it possible to see this?
Replies: 252
Views: 20510

Re: Is it possible to see this?

If there are no others, this doesn't change the definition of I. I is still the center of this experience, and some thing which has an experience and which has beliefs and so on. Of course it does. Think about what you're saying. Did you notice that in my question I specifically said "without thoug...
by Empty Mirror
Sat Sep 29, 2012 1:52 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Hello, i am looking for help
Replies: 84
Views: 4809

Re: Hello, i am looking for help

hi Manuel About the question of Does the space have a center? I would say no, but to be honest there is somehow the thought or something ingrained that make me feel like it is a center (My attention, my experience...) I must say I dont experience this through the senses, it is more thought stuff, bu...
by Empty Mirror
Thu Sep 27, 2012 2:00 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Is it possible to see this?
Replies: 252
Views: 20510

Re: Is it possible to see this?

So, now I ask you again, if you see that you are not the thinker of thoughts, and you see that thought divides and separates everything, and you see that without believing thought stories it's clear that there are no others having any experience anywhere, then where does any "I" fit in. If there ar...
by Empty Mirror
Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:42 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Hello, i am looking for help
Replies: 84
Views: 4809

Re: Hello, i am looking for help

Hi Manuel "Thought then says that any pain or pleasure belongs to this "me" idea. It also says that there are others that have better or worse experiences, but it lies. There are no other experiences anywhere." I find this stunning. I wouldnt know to tell why, perhaps because I take for granted ther...
by Empty Mirror
Wed Sep 26, 2012 3:11 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Is it possible to see this?
Replies: 252
Views: 20510

Re: Is it possible to see this?

Ok, so again, the only thing that tells you that there is something outside of direct experience is thoughts, which can not be confirmed by direct experience, and which you have discovered you are not the thinker of. Yes. But I'm not sure if that leads to anything. Without thoughts there is no unde...

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