So right now can you please write what your experience of having, or being, a sparate self is.
What is it exactly.
So, this is what you believe (as most folk do) - that 'you' are your thought.
Where are you then in gaps between thought?
Or do you cease to exist?
Please don't answer intelectually but investigate gaps in thought......
If thoughts like now are a picture of a pink elephant, pink elephant, pink elephant, are you now a pink elephant?
Where was Nessie while you were a pink elephant?
Or a post Covid colourful fantasy about visiting a friend and picnicking on the beach.
Are you now a fantasy on a beach in the future (whatever 'the future' is, or isn't).
Can you REALLY be your thought when there is an experience of being that is so much more substantial than the tiny, wisp like nothingness of thought?
Surely they are a small part of experience?
You then go on to say that thoughts are nowhere.......
And that there is JUST THIS ie an utter absence of person........
Which of the above is the truth?