Sep 12, 2019
Who senses sight, smell, taste, touch, and sound? Let’s take for example the sight of a bird. There arises the idea that, “I see a bird.” What’s the reason for converting the sight of a bird into words? The seeing of the bird is already there before that thought arises, but thoughts arise and personalize that seeing by attributing it to an ‘I’ who is supposedly thinking it is what’s seeing the bird. This is really only a thought. The mind is recognizing what has already taken place, and then appropriating that seeing as it’s own by generating the thought “I see.”
There are not two, the one that sees, and the ‘I’ who is thought to be seeing. There is only seeing, which sees even the conceptual I-thought. When the mind recognizes this basic error, it’s the end of the road for the imagined ‘I’ who exists only as a fabricated character within the thought process. It’s the end of the imagined separation between the seeing and the assumed thinker, which leaves only the seeing as what has always been fundamentally true throughout all experience.