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by Dimebag
Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The observer cannot be observed
Replies: 369
Views: 6216

Re: The observer cannot be observed

I expect you mean deep dreamless sleep. Some dreams contain self awareness, some don't. There is no self in a dream. The self arises as a conceptual idea, which is emptiness appearing full. . I understand Dimebag's description of the self without ego self. Once, briefly, I lost my ego self and foun...
by Dimebag
Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The observer cannot be observed
Replies: 369
Views: 6216

Re: The observer cannot be observed

Skepdick wrote: Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:01 am
Dimebag wrote: Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:42 am Where you look from IS what you are, awareness, everything else plays on its surface.
There are many things which are awareness that are not me, therefore I am not awareness.

I don't know what I am. I only know that I am.
Maybe, but do they appear IN awareness?
by Dimebag
Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:42 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The observer cannot be observed
Replies: 369
Views: 6216

Re: The observer cannot be observed

As I see it, the only thing one cannot doubt is that there is "something" rather than "nothing" - doubt can only arise once one attempts to describe and interpret what this "something" actually is. Well, for certain, you know it has to be a thinking "something." It has to be a conscious entity. If ...
by Dimebag
Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The observer cannot be observed
Replies: 369
Views: 6216

Re: The observer cannot be observed

As DAM mentioned, in Indian spiritual traditions, there is still the belief in a “higher self”, the true self, or pure awareness. And this can still be conceived as an I. It is an experiencing I, but not a thought based I. It is impersonal, meaning it is not the source of likes, dislikes, or problem...
by Dimebag
Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The observer cannot be observed
Replies: 369
Views: 6216

Re: The observer cannot be observed

Here is a simple introspective experiment. Perform some simple task, like picking up a cup, or something banal and easy like that. Now, after you do that, reflect back on the experience, and see if you can remember doing it, or whether it felt like you almost disappeared? This for me has that sense,...
by Dimebag
Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The observer cannot be observed
Replies: 369
Views: 6216

Re: The observer cannot be observed

So just to sum up, IC, you seem to feel there is some definite internal essence or subject to which experiences occur, and that accounts for the sense of a self? Sorry, DB...I didn't see your question, because you didn't happen to use the quote feature. Yes. It's inescapable. One cannot say, "There...
by Dimebag
Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The observer cannot be observed
Replies: 369
Views: 6216

Re: The observer cannot be observed

I am my Experiences. This might be all I am. But Experiences might encompass more than we usually think they do. So what do you think experiences them? Or do experiences inherently contain the “experiencer” within them in your view? Do you think there is somewhere it “all comes together”? I know yo...
by Dimebag
Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The observer cannot be observed
Replies: 369
Views: 6216

Re: The observer cannot be observed

"Be observed "is grammatically in the passive voice" It does not specify any observer, nor exclude any. "The observer" is the subject of the sentence, but not the doer of the action, therefore. There is no reason why a second observer cannot observe he first observer. That would be the observer als...
by Dimebag
Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:48 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The observer cannot be observed
Replies: 369
Views: 6216

Re: The observer cannot be observed

So just to sum up, IC, you seem to feel there is some definite internal essence or subject to which experiences occur, and that accounts for the sense of a self?
by Dimebag
Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:20 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Humanity is literally mad
Replies: 8
Views: 244

Re: Humanity is literally mad

You seem to be inquiring as to the purpose of all this. The closest I can come to answering this is: This realm is a Divine game, with the goal being to escape the game. Like entering a labyrinth. I'm here to help consciousness escape the game, not to engage in philosophical debates, as thought is ...
by Dimebag
Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The observer cannot be observed
Replies: 369
Views: 6216

Re: The observer cannot be observed

The Light seemingly comes and goes in a form that I can Experience, but I know that when it is there it is still what I am. In the Physical world I can look at my Hand and say that is Me, but if I look away and don't see my Hand anymore it doesn't mean my Hand is not part of my Physical existence. ...
by Dimebag
Sun Oct 04, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: consciousness sandbox
Replies: 63
Views: 1085

Re: consciousness sandbox

You can explain by analogy or by mechanism. Analogy sees consistencies between different things which have similar functioning, mechanism or reductionism seeks to understand constituent parts and their behaviour. The question is, how does subjective experience emerge from the behaviour of neural in...
by Dimebag
Sat Oct 03, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The observer cannot be observed
Replies: 369
Views: 6216

Re: The observer cannot be observed

I don't honestly see the logic in statements like "Awareness can’t be seen, because it is the seeing". It just seems like a Speculation without proof or explanation. When you realize that you are the Light then you realize you are aware of yourself when you Experience the Light. In fact the only th...
by Dimebag
Sat Oct 03, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: consciousness sandbox
Replies: 63
Views: 1085

Re: consciousness sandbox

Obviously you experience Redness. But you also experience causality, do you not? So if you are going to be asking the question "what causes the experience of redness?" why aren't you similarly asking the question "what causes the experience of causality? Why are you discriminating against experienc...
by Dimebag
Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The observer cannot be observed
Replies: 369
Views: 6216

Re: The observer cannot be observed

I know I am the Conscious Light and the Conscious Sound that I Experience in my Mind. Therefore I can say I am Observing myself (the Observer) when I Experience these things. So in other words if you have ever Seen Light or Heard Sound then you have Observed the Observer. I’m assuming you are refer...