reply to post by AfterInfinity
I will try to explain it more clearly, if you have any questions please ask.
If we examine what is actually going on right now in this instant (the only instant that exists, the only thing there is to examine in reality) - when
talking about life we tend to look at the past or at books to tell us about what life is but it is right here and right now and it is 'real' so the
best place to exmaine what 'life' is is where it is happening - it is happening presently, now, here.
There is an appearance, there is light that is seen - can you see? Can you hear, smell, taste, touch? The appearance that is here now, presently is
seen and known. So there is the 'seen' aspect (the colour, sound, the experience, a thought arising) and then there is the 'seer' aspect (the knower
of this experience - the experiencer).
The seen (scene) is everything - it is the content of life, it is 'all' that appears. This includes thought and sensation as well as all that is seen
or heard or smelt, touched etc.
The seer (knower) is not a thing - it is the space that all things (content of life/existence) appears in/on.
The seer/knower is like the empty tv screen before the picture appears.
The seen/scene is the picture that appears on the screen.
When the picture appears on the screen of the tv the empty screen is forgotton but the picture is dependant on the screen for it to make an
You are the empty screen of awareness that is constant, without you no thing (no picture/image) could appear.
The screen of awareness does not come and go like the pictures do. The empty screen of awareness is always present. You are that.
16-9-2012 by Itisnowagain because: (no reason given)