Hi again Nara
Let me just remind you once more, that I am trying to establish what 'I' points to in your current understanding.
This has nothing to do with non-dual beliefs you may have picked up from non-dual teachers.
At the risk of repetition it is mind that is witnessing the imaginary orange. Or at least that is all I can speak of it being.
No problem - So both thoughts and imaginary objects are witnessed by the mind. Got it.
So 'I' is both cases is 'mind'.
I am not sure what is meant by 'a separate body' in this context, sorry.
Sure - I am trying to work out what you mean by consciousness.
Either it is personal, or it isn't personal.
So eye consciousness feels connected to the eye
But that is a personal consciousness - It relates to the body (eyes).
'I' means 'eyes' (I am seeing, means 'eyes are seeing').
You also suggested 'Chair is being felt by sitting bones' which again relates to the body, and NOT an impersonal consciousness.
(I am feeling means 'body is feeling').
When I suggest that the consciousness is doing the perceiving and I say it is impersonal I mean that the consciousness isn't 'me' it is this neutral faculty that we have to experience and interpret our experiences. Does that clarify?
Hmmm . . . not really . . . because you seem to be saying two different things.
If consciousness is impersonal, then it does not relate to a 'thing' (in this context, a separate body).
But you've given two examples where the consciousness is related to the body (eyes and sitting bones).
Also, you said it's a neutral faculty that WE
have in order to experience.
What is 'we'? What exactly has this faculty?
Again, you appear to be referring to something that is clearly 'personal'.
So from what you said 'Eyes are seeing', 'Sitting bones (the body) is feeling'.
Could we quickly touch on the remaining three senses - Hearing, Smell and Taste.
What do you believe is responsible for those senses?