Hmmmm . . . these are two different things you are referring to.Not quite an idea about what is responsible. More physical than that, more like the eyes being the organs of the sense therefore the blackness feels connected with the visual sense.
The exercise was to report from the sense of seeing. So yes, there is a visual sense.
Where are 'eyes'? I don't want you to THINK what is going on, I want you to report from the sense of seeing and tell me.
Ok, good.But just the act of seeing reveals just what can be seen.
We can cover emotions later on.
Incidentally, there will be objects appearing near or far to a place where 'seeing' appears to be being performed from. Don't worry about this for the moment - It's something to address later (subject / object in 'seeing').
Right now we are simply looking for a separate 'thing' that is doing the seeing, be it body, eyes or 'I' (Nara).
As you look out of the front window, how are you sensing 'eyes' exactly?I only have a sense of some eyes, as mentioned above.
Please try to identify any difference between what can be found in the visual sense, and what is added by thinking what is going on.