So when I look at the floor some distance away, thought tells me that sensation is where my feet are thought to be.Can you clarify this:Which general area do you.mean? The one you are looking at? Or where feet are thought to be?Now - open your eyes. Look at the floor some distance away.
When you look at this area, is there anything telling you that the sensation is in a different location? If so, where, and how is it known?No, sensation seems to be in that general area.
It feels murky to me. I can’t find or pinpoint exactly where sensation is...no boundary and no definitive, defined area where it’s located. When I look, I can’t really say, the sensation is right here. There is a thought that says it’s coming from feet though.What do we mean when we say sensation "seems" to be somewhere?
When eyes are closed, I have no idea about location. Sensation is just there. When eyes are open, thought kicks in and tries to give the sensation a location.By now, with this investigation, if we are saying something "seems" a certain way, that is a clear indication of the need to look closely at what this "seeming" actually consists of.
Is sensation seeming to be somewhere something that is seen? Or the location is coming from sensation itself? Or thought? Which is it?
When feet are seen, thought says that sensation is located in the feet.Is sensation labelled "pressure in the feet" actual pressure and actual feet? When feet cannot be seen, where is "feet"? How is it known?Is it any different when feet can be seen? In what way?When feet cannot be seen, there is just sensation. It’s very hard to tell where it’s located and if it’s related to ‘feet’.
. “Feet” is a label, like table. I think I must be missing something here. And maybe I was missing it with table too. Does the label actually matter? If someone said “table” in a language I didn’t understand, it would just be a phonetic sound. No meaning to it. But the thing or form is still exists. Hope I’m not making this harder than it needs to be. Thank you for you help with this!So what/where is actual experience of "feet"?In the process of seeing, there is the appearance of colour. But in what way are "feet" themselves actually experienced? If you are not clear what to look for, look back at the thread at when we discussed "table" - is "feet" any different?With eyes open, there is sensation and color/ shape.