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by Xain
Wed May 17, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Hello
Replies: 158
Views: 14673

Re: Hello

and this doesn't tempt me to say that the table or the hand don't exist I agree. But specifically, what do you mean by the term 'exist' in this sentence? We need to define this term exactly. Does Santa Claus exist? Does Santa Claus exist as an inherently real person? Does Santa Claus exist as a fic...
by Xain
Wed May 17, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Nara's chat
Replies: 70
Views: 5614

Re: Nara's chat

The phrase 'This body is experiencing' is harder to say that there isn't the interaction of a physical body with the sensory perceptions that make up 'the current experience'. You mention 'interaction'. Where are you finding this 'interaction'? At each stage of the investigation of seeing, hearing ...
by Xain
Tue May 16, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Hello
Replies: 158
Views: 14673

Re: Hello

With this experiment, it seems like the table and my hand are just ... an interpretation of what's going on. Yes, good. I see you've looked at both sides . . . not only 'a hand feeling' but 'a table being felt' - Yes, both are interpretations. it's an interpretation that seems like a 'non-essential...
by Xain
Tue May 16, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Nara's chat
Replies: 70
Views: 5614

Re: Nara's chat

There is just sensation. Although I can still choose to interpret the sensation being generated by a hand on the sofa. If that makes sense? Is this via the 'generated mental images' that I suggested might be happening? If so, do 'mental images feel'? Or do the mental images make it appear like it i...
by Xain
Mon May 15, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Hello
Replies: 158
Views: 14673

Re: Hello

I mean, if I had never taken science class at school, and only had my experience to go on, I wouldn't guess that a table was made of atoms Yes. Exactly. It is only through your own education / knowledge that you suggest this. A carpenter who had no knowledge of science might say that the table was ...
by Xain
Sun May 14, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Hello
Replies: 158
Views: 14673

Re: Hello

Ok, we can continue. It is important to maintain a momentum in the guidance. You are clearly very intelligent and approach a lot of this from a scientific background and understanding. That's fine. I'm happy to continue this way, but you must be open to examining the very basis of your own understan...
by Xain
Sun May 14, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Nara's chat
Replies: 70
Views: 5614

Re: Nara's chat

They are indeed just that and as ideas not needed for hearing to occur. Ok, so let's look at 'feeling' now. Please close your eyes for this exercise, as the 'seeing' sense is very powerful and may take you away from answering only from the feeling sense alone. Place a hand on a desk or table (flat ...
by Xain
Sun May 14, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Hello
Replies: 158
Views: 14673

Re: Hello

Hi Space6006 It has been three days now without any response from you. It was part of the agreement that you would reply every day or tell me if this was not possible beforehand. I am asssuming at this point that you do not wish to continue with the guidance. There are a lot of people waiting for a ...
by Xain
Sun May 14, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Nara's chat
Replies: 70
Views: 5614

Re: Nara's chat

Ok . . . so . . . 'I am perceiving'. 'Eyes are perceiving' 'Body is perceiving' Can you find an 'I', a pair of eyes or a body perceiving? - You said: No it cannot, there is only that which is perceived, there is nothing else. Good. So are these three statements above anything other than ideas or bel...
by Xain
Sat May 13, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Nara's chat
Replies: 70
Views: 5614

Re: Nara's chat

Go to your experience. How exactly is it known here and now that eyes are perceiving? Do you witness them perceiving? With what sense do you witness that eyes are perceiving? Perhaps you can see a reflection or mirror image of eyes and a face. But that is not 'what is seeing', that is 'what is seen'...
by Xain
Thu May 11, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Hello
Replies: 158
Views: 14673

Re: Hello

Or, "the current belief is that there is an inherent experiencer here right now that does not depend on mental reasoning for our awareness of it." ? Forgive me for answering the question with another question but . . . well . . . this is your guidance. What is this 'our' you are referring to in 'ou...
by Xain
Thu May 11, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Nara's chat
Replies: 70
Views: 5614

Re: Nara's chat

I don't seem to be able to answer that question. I am not sure what the ' ' does to eyes in this context. I simply use them for emphasis. You said: But just the act of seeing reveals just what can be seen. Ok. Sounds good. You then said: I only have a sense of some eyes, as mentioned above. That is...
by Xain
Thu May 11, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Guide available - Breaking first fetter - Realising the self is Empty
Replies: 8
Views: 3263

Re: Guide available - Breaking first fetter - Realising the self is Empty

Hi Smarambas Right, in that case I'll wait to get an answer on the main thread first Ok - Thanks - This is the usual route to be used on the Forum. Thanks for your further questions - I'm sorry if they weren't addressed anywhere else on the site or in any posts you were sent. May I ask you exactly t...
by Xain
Wed May 10, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Guide available - Breaking first fetter - Realising the self is Empty
Replies: 8
Views: 3263

Re: Guide available - Breaking first fetter - Realising the self is Empty

Hi F

I notice that you already have a guidance post up.
Would you be interested in a Skype guidance session?
If so, please send me a private message.

Thanks
Xain ♥
by Xain
Wed May 10, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Hello
Replies: 158
Views: 14673

Re: Hello

If I look into a mirror, then there are eyes, at least, in experience. This body and this pair of eyes are seen. Of course, I can't see that the mirror-eyes are 'doing seeing', I can only infer this from the scientific knowledge about eyes that I happen to know. Yes, exactly. It is inferred. Can I ...

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