Andrew108 wrote:This is still very difficult to understand on an experiential level. One must doubt the experience. Sometimes I think of Rigpa as everything the brain is not.
Andrew108 wrote:How can experience go or be beyond consciousness? Beyond consciousness means also beyond unconsciousness right? So it's a functioning experience that is beyond both consciousness and unconsciousness?
Andrew108 wrote:Thanks for replying. About thoughts: even though thoughts might self-liberate I'm wondering if it is not the case that there is a consciousness as the background to this. Or is this consciousness that doesn't grasp also known as awareness? Is awareness the same as that consciousness that doesn't grasp? Or is it that you can't have a consciousness unless it is grasping?
Andrew108 wrote:I wonder if this is awareness is not just the unconscious undercurrent. By unconscious I don't mean blankness - but just the primitive state of being switched-on so to speak.
Andrew108 wrote:What I understand about consciousness - from the senses all the way to Alaya is the idea of a duration - is that there is a supposed duration. What I understand about Rigpa that there is an absence - but at the same time a constant uniqueness. I don't think I can say more than this. It's impossible to say but in action it means not taking friends and enemies as true. Not using a past concept to condition the present.
Andrew108 wrote:Hi Mutsog,
How do you know that the gap between thoughts is not consciousness?
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