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The Watcher as Teaching Device

 
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nemo



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2006 6:07 am    Post subject: The Watcher as Teaching Device Reply with quote

The idea of being the watcher - simply watching what is happening, dispassionately, objectively, is a useful technique for observing the workings of the mind.
At some point, however the idea of "being the watcher' must be abandoned, as this still reinforces the idea that there is a "you" who can act and is doing something.
Same with not-doing. There is still the idea that there is a "you" who can act and not-do.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2006 10:35 am    Post subject: Re: The Watcher as Teaching Devi Reply with quote

nemo wrote:
The idea of being the watcher - simply watching what is happening, dispassionately, objectively, is a useful technique for observing the workings of the mind.
At some point, however the idea of "being the watcher' must be abandoned, as this still reinforces the idea that there is a "you" who can act and is doing something.
Same with not-doing. There is still the idea that there is a "you" who can act and not-do.


You are already not you not doing anything.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2006 1:56 pm    Post subject: Re: The Watcher as Teaching Devi Reply with quote

heron wrote:
nemo wrote:
The idea of being the watcher - simply watching what is happening, dispassionately, objectively, is a useful technique for observing the workings of the mind.
At some point, however the idea of "being the watcher' must be abandoned, as this still reinforces the idea that there is a "you" who can act and is doing something.
Same with not-doing. There is still the idea that there is a "you" who can act and not-do.


You are already not you not doing anything.


No, but there are independently arising thoughts which think there is an individual doing things.

-Dave
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2006 10:05 am    Post subject: Re: The Watcher as Teaching Devi Reply with quote

DaveK wrote:
heron wrote:
nemo wrote:
The idea of being the watcher - simply watching what is happening, dispassionately, objectively, is a useful technique for observing the workings of the mind.
At some point, however the idea of "being the watcher' must be abandoned, as this still reinforces the idea that there is a "you" who can act and is doing something.
Same with not-doing. There is still the idea that there is a "you" who can act and not-do.


You are already not you not doing anything.


No, but there are independently arising thoughts which think there is an individual doing things.

-Dave


Hi Dave

Yes......Oneness imagining those thoughts, a separate individual thinking 'he' is thinking them, deciding to do things, and doing them..................when, if all is the One, 'he' is not............in this story anyway.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2006 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got it. Very Happy

-dave
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2006 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DaveK wrote:
Got it. :D

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2006 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

toombaru wrote:
DaveK wrote:
Got it. Very Happy

-dave




You don't get it..........It gets you.


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