good morning V,
If it’s clear that the mind is just a concept, then HOW do you know that the mind was felt tightening in the scull?
I felt tension in my skull - that at first I labeled as a location of "mind" -- my intention was to communicate that as I explored that - it was apparent that there was no 'mind" --- I don't even know what "mind" is - a label, that is part of the recognition of there being no locality or "Mind"
What is it that is actually felt there?
Is a mind felt there?
Can a concept be felt? Or only sensations can be felt?
sensations (the rest is interpretation of sensation, thinking, thought
Can anything else be felt than sensations?
HOW do you know that what it’s felt there is the me?
habit of thought; what I have experienced as me for my life thus far. I can recognize it is a thought - this "me".
Does the raw, unadulterated sensation suggest or communicate in any way that it’s the ‘feeling of me’? no
If not, where does this information coming from?
thinking, some organizing of sensation, experience that is interpreted as a "me"
OK. Please try to FEEL this open space. Is it possible?
I find this one harder to respond to -- it feels experience-able to me; this openness - a bodily experience. THe closest I can get to describing is my body is dense, heavy sensation .... so "space" is "felt" as the lightness in which heaviness is sitting
Can space (what is literally nothing) be felt?
Well, there is the experience and sensation I just wrote above that still is for me. And I can catch the glimpse that i am again interpreting the "feeling of space" from the experience.
Or rather this space appears as a visual thought?
Yes. It is.
And how do you know that this nothing-space is aware?
Well, something is recognizing the sensations and thought happening. Aware-ing is happening (or we wouldn't be having this conversation it seems to me)
How does this information coming from?
Something is aware of being aware. experiencing is happening that I am articulating....
how can I speak to this without thought? Breath, warmth, smells, sounds; Something is aware and naming these experiences.
How does this ‘aware open space’ is experienced?
sensations coming and going, thoughts forming and passing, density of body, experience of less denseness both inside and out.
I suppose it becomes a thought in order for me to communicate it at all. Yet something is experiencing and aware of experiencing. To communicate this in writing I articulate a thought trying to describe an experience.
As a sound? Colors? Taste? Smell? Sensation? Or as an imagination?
arising of sensation "experiencing" of those sensations, thoughts forming and passing - it is both. Sensations and imagination/thoughts happening.
I find myself frustrated in that simply "language-ing" this becomes problematic itself. Language full of nouns and therefore "things" and solidity - where there is no solidity in fact. So how to do this at all ---- ?