Sorry. I did the exercise on Friday night but forgot to post about this and the other questions. Will do now.
How do you know "this body" even exists, much less as "different" from some "4 other people and dog?" Did you actually see these "4 other people and dog?" Or was thought just arising about them? This is much like the famous Zen koan about a tree falling in the woods - without you to see them, are these people & dog anywhere to be found in Direct Experience?
There is an awareness of something labeled as "body" but no DE of a "body".
Just thoughts about the other people and dog. Definitely not DE of people and dog, just DE of thoughts.
Just thoughts about "I" and "me". "Awareness" is also just a label. Cannot find anything discrete that is "awareness".Yes, there is awareness. Is this "awareness" some kind of "I" or "me?"
Nope. Still cannot find any of those. all simply arising, happening.In "witnessing, observing, thinking about..." is there any "I" or "me" *doing* anything? Or is it all simply arising?
Just sensation. For some reason this was easy on Friday night and easy now. No problems with this.1) How many things do you find? Are there two things (hand and desk) or is there one thing – AE of sensation.
Just sensation.2) Do you notice 'one thing feeling another thing'? Or is there just 'a sensation'?
Just sensation. Some thoughts arising about this, but they are irrelevant.3) Do you find an 'I', a body, a hand 'feeling' . . . or is there just 'a sensation'?
Just sensation.Look very carefully. Where does ‘feeling’ end and sensation begin? Can a dividing line between ‘feeling’ and sensation be found? Or is there just sensation?
Obvious now that there is just sensation and then thoughts arise including "I" thoughts. Awareness of sensation is all.Can a ‘feeler’ ever be found in 'what is being felt' – AE of sensation?
Clearer that there is just awareness of sensation, or more simply, just sensation. Then, "I" thought comes in and takes credit for being a "feeler".If that is all, and no INHERENT FEELER is found . . . would anything that is suggested as the feeler be other than a concept/idea/thought?
Just sensation and thoughts arising. For some reason, as was stated above, this seemed easy. Probably much easier than moving to a new place, I would imagine.What is found?