I disagree. "Mind" isn't aware of thought, mind IS thought. Formless awareness/ consciousness is what illuminates the various forms, one of which is thought. When thought is absent awareness becomes self-evident. With no thing to illuminate, it is left standing on its own, aware and alert, though now aware of itself. It takes no thought to realize there aren't thoughts. That's why it's called "conscious-ness" - consciousness simply "knows", that's all it ever does. When it doesn't know about this or that particular thing it is simply left shining, still "knowing" and aware, still conscious.as.it.is wrote:Kiki, we both know the mind can dissasociate it self from it self , meaning the same way your mind can acquire thoughts or knowledge it's self aware of what it acquired,
Suffering doesn't stop because of any kind of understanding in the mind or any acquired information. There may be a temporary and conditional stoppage of suffering because of some understanding, but the root of suffering stops when the illusory sense of self is seen for what it is, a phantom comprised solely of thought, and identification with that self dissolves.suffering can't stop anytime when more information or more awereness of the root of the suffering is reached and the mind realizes that it's pointless and the suffering is gone.
No, it doesn't mean the same thing. Not if you are saying that "awareness" is content and has form. If that's so, content within what? For something to be a "thing" (which is what you are implying if you equate awareness with mind) it must exist in something - what does it arise in, what is its container?You could say I call awareness and you call the mind .. it means the samething for us both so what's the deal?
There is the immediate seeing of thought and its changing forms as well as the disappearance of thought altogether. In order for "change" to register there must be something unchanging as the backdrop, something that doesn't change; that's what pure consciousness is - the unchanging formless backdrop of every changing form.
What causes the individual to keep seeking is thinking they are separate from everything else and therefore thinking they lack something to make them complete, so they seek that something in the world of form, not realizing that they are already complete as formless awareness.separating awareness and mind causes a division therefore keeps the individual seeking for it's truth when we are already born with it.
Nothing is separate from consciousness/awareness, even mind; but mind is modified consciousness - consciousness as form. Whatever has form is subject to change - it will have a beginning, middle, and end, unlike pure unconditioned formless consciousness, which is the ever present backdrop to all form. Being "formless" it can have no boundary, no beginning, middle, or end. Consciousness precedes mind; mind develops and changes, increasing and/or decreasing in its ability to function as it arises and dissolves within formless pure consciousness. Because of consciousness there is the "knowing" that mind changes. But mind is not aware of itself - no form is aware of form, only pure consciousness is aware of form; it is pure consciousness that is aware of mind. This is self-evident when mind activity ceases.