Is Batman (or Kaisa) is a real entity who can wait?
Or both Batman and Kaisa are just ideas?
Can an idea wait to see what happens? Or this this another story provided by a thought?
Thank you for pointing this out! Batman can't wait, this is only possible in the story, in thoughts. Or maybe not even there, actually. There's a story about me waiting, but no actual waiting happening. Waiting to see what happens in life is just another story: there's an image of me waiting anxiously or excitedly to see what will happen in the future, but an idea cannot wait.
But can these stories affect experience / what is?
Or even the story is part of what is?
Yes. The storytelling is on-going and like you pointed out, it makes things seem complicated. There's naming and judging of experience, that just keeps going on. The experience of sitting on a chair in this apartment is as simple as that, but thoughts keep saying "why can't my boss answer me now, do I seem like a bad employee, I've been lazy today, I should clean this place" etc. They tell a story of Kaisa who should be doing this and that and of other people who aren't doing things they are 'supposed' to be doing.
There's this body sitting here and there's an on-going movie happening, too, of the character Kaisa being 'lazy', not doing the things she should be doing. The story has to be part of reality, because it's happening now. Just the content of the story is a little questionable.
But is there any reality to these patterns?
Are these patterns happen to someone? Or are about someone?
They aren't happening to me, the stories are about a character. There's no one receiving or seeing them, just the story going on. The question of is there any reality to these stories is a good one. They are real because they are there, but the story of Kaisa not being good enough is another thing. An image can't do good or bad things in reality. There's a label 'bad' that's put on to the movie about Kaisa.
Is there someone being affected by thought patterns?
No! Me having a low self-esteem or being hurt by judgmental thoughts is yet another story. It's an image/a thought of me being hurt by a thought, but not a real entity being hurt.
Or these thoughts are just free-floating (just as emotions) without belonging to anything or anyone?
A thought about me being lazy doesn't point to a real thing. The story is about an image, and there's nothing real behind it owning the image.
Does the comment influence the game? Does the comment / narration have any effect on the game (on what is happening)?
No, it doesn't do anything. It just narrates the game, judging the players and how everything is going, taking sides with some players, telling stories about past victories or losses.
How about the comment commenting on Kaisa’s every move?
I was going to watch something on Netflix and there was the narration going on "I won't be watching a horror film, it's too scary and I won't be able to sleep tonight", "I've seen that a hundred times" etc. It was actually quite exciting to notice that there's no knowledge of what's going to happen. The outcome could have been watching any film or series or not watching anything at all. The narration cannot predict the future.
Is there an actual commentator or narration, or thought narration is just happening on its own, just as digestion is happening on its own?
The narration just happens, there is absolutely nothing there that could be responsible for making it happen.
So wondering can happen, but does this mean that there is someone wondering? Or there are only thoughts ABOUT wondering?
The comparisn of rain happening on its own was beautiful, it's the same as wondering and judging happening on their own. There is the content of the thoughts, in which I am confused and wondering about things but there's not a thing there behind the story. There's not a someone who could be confused.
Who is it precisely who went through years of searching?
This question made it clear! Of course no-one could claim having to had gone through years of searching. It was another story about the me character :)
In the story there is me, disappointed and frustrated with the search, but in reality there's nothing like that. There isn't anyone who's had all this experience with searching, there's just the story of me happening.
Where is the seeker?
Is there an actual seeker, or there is only a thought story about a seeker?
Only the story of seeker and nothing there that's doing the seeking. Wow.
Is there someone who is unhappy? Or unhappiness or dissatisfaction is just another story provided by thoughts?
The character Kaisa is unhappy in the story. In reality, no-one there who could be unhappy. If there is sadness, there is sadness (sensation + label 'sadness') happening purely on its own. It doesn't need a self to own it.
Unhappiness= judgment of this moment, thought says there's something missing and there should be happiness. When there is labeling of this moment as 'something' (me being unhappy), there seems to be something wrong and missing.
Or when there is unhappiness then this is how life shows up in that moment?
Yes, then that's how life is at the moment and although there is the story of Kaisa being unhappy, it doesn't make the character real. The story doesn't have to go away. There are all kinds of plans of how to make myself happy in the future by doing things differently, but an idea can't be made happy. Happiness can only happen here and now, not in thought stories.
Yes :) How does it feel to see this? Isn't this a relief?
Relief and gratitude being felt for it being the way it is. It's amazing how there doesn't have to be a confused self in order for the confusion or whatever emotion to happen. It's a relief, because then the judging of the self is nothing but a story, and maybe that story won't even go away with the seeing that it doesn't talk about anything real, but that's okay. This is why there is gratitude.