Originally Posted by Arcanum
Thanks for trying to answer. Where does this idea come from?
I was away all day yesterday, and what a discussion has been going on in the meantime
To try to answer your question:
To be honest, I don't know. But I experience it as a process of arising, staying for a while and then vanishing. And then perhaps arising again or another idea taking its place.
You see, to me answering questions like: "What consciousness is? , What the mind is? , What awareness is? , What Being is? , Where does this come from?, What Oneness is?" etc. requires a lot of self-inquiry. The answers must come from within if we don't want to be just parroting (I can't recall a more polite English word for a blind repetition of someone else's words). And it may take a while before we come to a deeper understanding of the true nature of things. Without this self-inquiry we remain mere philosophers with clever reasoning but little value. To me, such answers can't simply be find by logic.
So, my point is, as I have already said: There are many philosophers but few people who have gained a deeper understanding. I am not saying that you belong to them, I don't know you and I don't read much of these discourses, although sometimes I feel like making a remark.
And I am not saying that I have the answers either, even though I have been looking for them for a long time. So I use what I see as practical, what works for a person of my level of understanding and i am striving to understand more - through self-inquiry