Originally posted by Wang Tang
A thought is a process.
No two thoughts are identical, because the process of thought never happens the same way twice.
Abstract concepts that a thought draws from may be identical.
A process always has a function. What is the function of thought?
What does thought seek to achieve, what have we used it for?
Is thought conscious of itself to be able to have a goal for itself? No, so I say we are the ones who use thought. Because every thought that appears
has blended itself to our awareness, we are able to focus on it...expand and refine it; examine, an ad discover more in it. But all we discover I is
more thought. However, this polyglot of thoughts have now a function. That function may be considered a concept, only if it cannot be applied in this
reality which we experience through the senses.
That means there exists another reality, which thought originates from.
I opine that you all are trying to see what that world is.
It is only the world which you exist in, but have yet to discover. It is not discovered as having a function, like everything is in this physical
universe. What I mean to say is, that everything (every single thing) we might examine
in this world necessarily has a function. As we look at
how a particular object/item has a function, we might discover smaller components that also have function; and one may keep on looking and looking,
until they ask "what purpose does it all have".
And yet we are the ones who give it a purpose. We look through the microscopes for a reason.
So how does this all relate? You will see.
Look above, where I had used the word "examine" in bold.
What is it to examine, but to draw thought through the sensory experience? Like posters in this thread have typed, the thoughts are left to imagery,
because we will see only that which can be discovered to have an intent behind it. We recognize thought as such; as having function, therefore we fit
perfectly in a body which has function, within a world which has function. What are We?
So, we only recognize things which have function.
Through that recognition, we establish a connection between the sensed-world and thoughts, and we have a reality with ourselves as
"perceivers"/"individuals that will act in order to establish intent for self".
What is it to act, but to seeking to recognize further our intent in the worlds which experience: the world of mind, and the world of body - the
thoughts and the thoughts-when-sensed.
This is baffling to me, and i would insist on any responses to this post.
The question I would like to know is "what is it to 'be aware'/'recognize thought'".
Are we all single things/individuals?
Things which, by nature, can be examined , explored, and discovered infinitesimally?
What keeps all thoughts together? What is their harmony?
And reading till page three of this thread, I would have to state:
Awareness is content, and thought is the container.
The contents are water. You are the thought, the thought which you focus upon.
Thought is more than "thought". It is the energy present throughout existence, which we will translate into that which appears for us to function .
What are you thinking about right now?