Only an impossible paradox to those who don't know much about the human mind. Internal monologue, as in words "in the head" is just one or a few forms of thought, there are others as well, some of them go largely or completely unnoticed. Plus there are images, feelings of awareness etc. If your mind isn't moving it means you are pretty much clinically dead.roydop wrote: ↑Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:49 pm"But a still mind still does invent/distort/make up/misunderstand/hallucinate etc. things all the time"
If no thoughts (internal monologue; words "in the head") arise how could it possibly make things up? What you just
described is an impossible paradox.
"invent/distort/make up/misunderstand/hallucinate etc". All of that is exactly movement of mind. Hello?
As for myself, I automatically figured out how to turn on bliss when I was like 5, I don't need meditation for that. Also part of the human brain/mind. Such tricks with solitary bliss are nice but I think the real thing comes from human relationships.
The "unchanging awareness that is experiencing those things" doesn't feel like anything and isn't like awareness. Many believe that it is, that's the illusion that I keep talking about.The sensation of human self awareness is thought and sensation. I'm not talking about those things. I'm talking about the unchanging awareness that is experiencing those things.
"That's what every fool believes." Defensive much?