Dontaskme wrote:But then again, even the gap between two thoughts is another thought.
Wrong. Thinking about it is another thought.
Yes, thinking about space is another thought, but the thought is never the space in which it appears as a thing, because space is not a thing...so thoughts aren't real, they only appear real as identification takes hold...but this identification is like an energetic parasite, because thinking can't think about no thing, about the absence of thought...and so thought cannot touch the thoughtless space in which they arise...in other words the unreal can never touch the real?
Thoughts are known by the space in which they appear, but the space cannot be known by the thought...without creating more thought.
You know you are thinking because you are the endless space between each thought aware of every thought. That space awareness is your real identity, and not the thought itself. Space awareness is without limitation being infinitely everything and everywhere. It is the no thing being every thing...it's not clinging to any ''thought thing'' as if it's life depended on it... because it knows it's already life with or without any thoughts about it.
It's effortlessly free and doesn't need to identify with any thought to be what it already is, it's just this boundless wide open space in which every thought appears and disappears....but then thought says it wants to be something other than this no thing in which everything is appearing, it doesn't care much about being no thing...so it pretends to be the thought and the thinker of that thought.... even though it already knows it is the empty space awareness of the thought and that it knows it's not the thought but likes to play the game of duality with itself.
However...the thought I am ''my thought'' is parasitic, and yet there is no escape from such identification as awareness is nothing without that which it is aware of. Enlightenment is realising awareness is ever untouched by what it is aware of as what it is aware of never actually existed separate from the no thing in which it arises... as thought. The open space of empty awareness itself cannot be thought about, since thoughts don't exist and cannot do anything.
Everything is self arising, no other thing is in relationship to what's happening, except a thought..albeit illusory.