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by johahr
Sat Sep 08, 2012 8:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Am I - What Are You?
Replies: 381
Views: 124029

Re: What Am I - What Are You?

Awareness, in my experience, is more easily explained as the sense of you. Just the sense of you, nothing mystical or spiritual. As I look at the sense of me, the fear of life dissolves. And the seeing that awareness is shared just happens to be be case. It's not mystical or beyond. It's just the k...
by johahr
Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Am I - What Are You?
Replies: 381
Views: 124029

Re: What Am I - What Are You?

Yes, awareness exists, that it undeniable. Awareness is left when I try to remove all I can. That still does not indicate wether that awareness is shared by many, or generated by my brain/body. I'm not sure what you are saying. Yes apparently awareness is shared by many. And yes I would say without...
by johahr
Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Am I - What Are You?
Replies: 381
Views: 124029

Re: What Am I - What Are You?

There is however something that knows of it, and without it, "brain", or anything else is not possible. But without the concept of brain, "it" still exists. Check in your own experience.... By removing every sense of perception, what is left? Yes, awareness exists, that it undeniable. Awareness is ...
by johahr
Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Am I - What Are You?
Replies: 381
Views: 124029

Re: What Am I - What Are You?

So what would indicate that "the brain" is not a phenomena induced by the brain, thus individual? I do not understand what you mean with "the brain", is it something else than the actual brain? The brain, and our body, obviously exists in multiples. This was my poor attempt at suggesting that the b...
by johahr
Thu Sep 06, 2012 6:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Am I - What Are You?
Replies: 381
Views: 124029

Re: What Am I - What Are You?

arel wrote: So what would indicate that "the brain" is not a phenomena induced by the brain, thus individual?
I do not understand what you mean with "the brain", is it something else than the actual brain?

The brain, and our body, obviously exists in multiples.
by johahr
Thu Sep 06, 2012 6:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Am I - What Are You?
Replies: 381
Views: 124029

Re: What Am I - What Are You?

johahr wrote:
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Self-evidence, and "two subjects cannot co-exist" has been suggested by Ananda, but I don't see how that whould indicate any of the two?
I mean I don't see how it would be self-evident, or why two subject could not co-exist.
by johahr
Thu Sep 06, 2012 6:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Am I - What Are You?
Replies: 381
Views: 124029

Re: What Am I - What Are You?

What would indicate that awareness is not a phenomena induced by the brain, thus individual? What indicates that it is? The brain. Would you agree or not? So what would indicate that "the brain" is not a phenomena induced by the brain, thus individual? Clearly a subject can recognize the existance ...
by johahr
Thu Sep 06, 2012 12:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Am I - What Are You?
Replies: 381
Views: 124029

Re: What Am I - What Are You?

I am still interested in the question regarding one or multiple awarenesses. :) Can we go at it again? So, I have some what lost my identification with ego, more and more feel that my essence is awareness. That what makes everything real. Certainly this awareness is somehow connected to my body, sin...
by johahr
Fri May 25, 2012 11:43 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: unconsciousness
Replies: 49
Views: 7496

Re: unconsciousness

How is this an argument against ME being born again every morning? Lets imagine such reference, my heartbeats would work nicely for reference? If you refer to ME as the thinking mind and the body, then sure, you are being born again every morning. But my argument clearly shows that you are not the ...
by johahr
Thu May 24, 2012 10:27 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: unconsciousness
Replies: 49
Views: 7496

Re: unconsciousness

How do you know if you were aware before you were born? Does awareness stop when you die? Shankara says: "the Self (you, awareness) is permanent, because impermanence can never be established". When a person says 'I was born', he is either identiying himself as the body or he thinks that awareness ...
by johahr
Thu May 24, 2012 1:14 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: unconsciousness
Replies: 49
Views: 7496

Re: unconsciousness

You cannot access any memory of this in the mind, because the mind was inactive. And that is why nothing comes up. The mind is content, and there was no content. No memory. This you know, right? So, let's play the "how do you know"-game. How do you know this? I know I cannot access any memories. Bu...
by johahr
Tue May 22, 2012 10:49 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: unconsciousness
Replies: 49
Views: 7496

Re: unconsciousness

Exactly my point. There is no evidence for either WE being present, or WE being gone!! So how could we determine which is the case? So, basically, what you are saying is that you don't know if you were absent or present in deep sleep. Okay. And I ask you, why do you conclude that you don't know? We...
by johahr
Sun May 20, 2012 9:39 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: unconsciousness
Replies: 49
Views: 7496

Re: unconsciousness

... One moment a thought is there, the next it is not. Between those two moments, where is the evidence that WE were absent? There is no evidence of WE being absent. There is only evidence of mind being absent. Take the sense "I am". Are you relying it's existence on the second hand evidence of the...
by johahr
Fri May 18, 2012 9:45 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: What does awareness do to the body/mind?
Replies: 3
Views: 640

Re: What does awareness do to the body/mind?

Maybe. But how does that fit in with ET's experience and teachings, and other non dualists views here?
by johahr
Sun May 13, 2012 10:42 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: unconsciousness
Replies: 49
Views: 7496

Re: unconsciousness

Yes, but experience was not a no gap one. There was a gap between those two moments in which nothing was experienced, and upon waking up one knows that one slept peacefully and joyfully. Everyone loves deep sleep. And why is that? It's because it is coming home to that peaceful Self that one is. Th...