Some interesting questions for the brave & reckless.

Where does thought touch, contact or join with ‘matter’?

What difference is there between a conscious thought and an unconscious thought?

Can you find or tell where a thought begins?

Can you find or tell where a thought ends?

If you cannot tell where a thought begins, then of what good are all your theories and ‘reasonings’ about creation and life?

If you cannot tell where a thought begins or ends, then of what good is all of your ruminating about your own identity?

You can dismiss these questions quite easily.  But now that you have read them, they may not disappear so easily.

It would be good to see your responses, if you know what they are and can articulate them well enough to be understood.

 

10 Comments
  1. These are relatively serious questions and I mean no offence by them or by any of the words.

  2. The knowing of matter and thought is the same “distance”(zero space of separation). They are both objects of consciousness. Neither have their own inherent existence. In the “sphere” of knowing they are appearances only with no independent existence that can be verified. Objects in a dream have no existence, nothing ever happened. Right now the dream of life is “happening” in the same “sphere” of knowing as was the dream in the sleep. Thoughts appear and disappear in and out of nothing, the same of matter. All appearance only. When nothing appears(as if nothing could appear) on a temporary basis is deep dreamless sleep and on a ‘more’ permanent basis is Death?
    Trying to say this is this and that is that is like drawing lines on the surface of a flowing river. At what point is what… the formless is form and vice versa…

  3. And the river has writing upon it.

  4. Invisible writing, the meanings that are given are countless, just more writing on the river.

    • Just like space, the writing is seen and yet it is not seen. It is appearance – and what is not an appearance? The finger pointing at emptiness has no direction and the perceiver disappears when the pointing turns into recognition.

  5. Thought (per se) seems to be the result of energetic activity in the cerebral cortex. As such, it can be said that thought is the inevitable result of molecular configurations that are attempting to achieve structural continuity. Not a very satisfying conjecture, to be sure – but then again, thought seems to be the antithesis of satisfaction.
    Thought begins when a complex pattern arises. Thought ends when a complex pattern disintegrates. This does not imply that the cortical tissue itself IS the complex pattern – only that it is required for complex patterns to arise.

    Arise to what? To the “condition” which precedes both simplicity and complexity, existence and non-existence. That “condition” is completely free of any concerns, requirements, or restrictions. It is the sole reason why limitations of any sort can actually exist. It cannot be affected by limitations, because limitations are actually equivalent to what this “condition” is.

    That “condition” is not personal – it is NOT EVEN impersonal. Everything that IS, and everything that IS NOT, is completely identical to it.

    No one can be right or wrong about anything.

    • My reply to this comment by Kornellred is in the “Is recognition of our true nature an Event in Time” comments.

  6. I would like to say…Thoughts, ideas, no thoughts, silence, pleasure, pain, are just experiences, coming and going endlessly. Apart from that there is nothing concrete, we are just Being. We are not separated: there is nothing better, nothing worse, there is nothing that is not It. That is all there is and it is perfect.

  7. Matter and thought are both form; form is emptiness; emptiness is form. Or so I’ve heard.

    An unconsious thought is an oxymoron.

    As far as the other questions, I cannot tell and all my theories, reasoning, ruminating about anything and everything are just and only thoughts and concepts, which are form. And since there is a perceived me, also an object, which thinks the thoughts, emptiness is just another conceptual form for me.

  8. nowhere, none, no, no, none, none