Q: Can it be apparent that i am not a person
and yet still experience limitation and not the boundlessness
that is spoken of?
A: Bob says: Start from the FACT that you ARE ALREADY THAT.
What is being pointed out here?
there has never been an individual separate entity. NEVER.
It is believed that what you ARE is a person--this is entirely false.
There is an assumption that these pointers: "you are KNOWING/SEEING/BEING"
are possessions of a person.....again, entirely false.
KNOWING is ALWAYS shining... miraculously...there isn't a person there "doing it"
"person" or "your name", "me" "I" are just concepts that float in and out appearing like clouds in the open, vast sky....
How are these thoughts recognized?
Just as we look at colours, we overlook the light that is suffused with the colour. It is only due to the light that we can register colours. you ARE the light of KNOWING.
How can anything register without the KNOWING?
KNOWING IS the rock-solid foundation. More real than any concrete structure (this too shall crumble).
This KNOWING cannot be shut off (or turned on)....it is the light switch that is ALWAYS shining.
This KNOWING doesn't need enlightenment or need peace or perfection because it doesn't have any characteristics or limitations. Any limitations are concepts that appear and disappear. This KNOWING doesn't care what is registering....it is ALWAYS registering...
What is SEEING the mind? It is certainly not a 'me'...that is another concept!
Undeniably it is happening?
Gilbert asks: where are you SEEING FROM?
Watch the disappearance of thoughts...and re-cognize that this AWARE-ing is ALWAYS happening.
It is obvious that thoughts just....appear.....and disappear.......
Life is just happening.....spontaneously....miraculously....no doer, no one running the show
Has this AWARE-ing ever changed? Has this AWARE-ing ever appeared? Is this a FACT?
Can you deny EXISTENCE? Can you say: "I am NOT" doesn't this presuppose existence? KNOWING IS EXISTENCE...this aliveness...this sense of presence.....yet not a feeling. THAT which knows feelings.
This cannot be understood because this is what you ARE. Has the ocean ever left water?
Can the ocean understand water?
it IS water.
you ARE THAT (one without a second)
ONE singular block of reality