Thanks for letting me know :). Good that you intend to come back to once a day. The intensity is needed. I hope you have been looking throughout your absence. If not, let’s try to get the intensity back.Apologies for the long delay between replies. My intention is to reply at least once/day per the instructions.
How is it noticed that one was not aware?In looking there is not the absence of sensation. There are periods of not being aware of thoughts, sounds, bodily sensations, and the like. However, I have not been able to experience a period without any sensation at all.
How can it be known?
Exercise 1:Bella:Brian: Yes.Do objects actually exist?
Take a cup. Put it in front of you on a table. Look at it for a while. What do you see? Is there a clear border between the cup and its background? How is the cup distinct from its background? Can you see the backside of the cup? How can it be known there is a backside of the cup?
Take a cup. Take it in your hands. Close your eyes. Describe what you feel. Is there a clear line between your fingers and the cup? How is it known there is a cup present?
How does the cup come into existance? Describe the proces to me from senseperceptions and thoughts. What is it that knows the cup?
Does the cup 'exist'? (Remember to look only from your actual experience, don't let yourself be fooled by blended sensations, interpretations, labels and thoughtstories).
Is there another way to look at awareness?I assume you are referring to an awareness that is separate from experience? If so, no. There is not an awareness outside of experience.
The way you describe it, it seems to me that you think of nothingness as a state. But what is a state other than interpreted senseperceptions with labels? Do 'states of mind' exist?Please correct me here if nothingness can be known and I'm overlooking something fundamental Bella
If there is nothing there, how/by what can it be known?