Will be more responsive now going forward, I just finished my exams.
Here is another attempt at explaining that thoughts create a sense of self.Is this coming from experience or it’s rather intellectual?
The thoughts assign experience to an experiencer. For example when the thought is "I feel this way", or "I am watching this movie". Similarly, they assign action to an actor. They define what is happening to me, and what is separate from me.
The thoughts create my narrative. There would be no narrative without them. They compose the narrative out of experience and make it my own. Without thoughts, there would just be experience, not 'my' experience.
Thoughts carry with them a 'personal' feeling. Though I struggle to point to where that personal feeling comes from. Maybe it is just that they seem personal, though they are not.
They do not appear to anyone. They just appear. There is no self that watches the thoughts. It is the thoughts that create the illusion of self.To whom or what do the thoughts appear to precisely?
No, it cannot be found. When looking for a witness of the thoughts none is found. Only the thoughts are seen.Can it be found and locate in experience? And where exactly?
All the best,