“How does one know that one has ‘thought’?” How does one recognize ‘thought’? How does one recognize experience?
Does it not imply in recognition that there is knowledge, which is thought, which is the response of memory?
When do we recognize thought? And when do we recognize experience?
When I look within myself, I find that there is nothing here. I have no ‘self’ that can identify any state or sensation, no fixed point of activity, yet I am the central fixed axis of the Universe. If there is nothing in the body, the body cannot know pleasure, it cannot now pain, it cannot know experience, and it cannot know thought.
So, where is thought? How do I know that I have thought? How do I recognize it?
Do I not only ever have a thought ‘about’ a thought? Only ever a ‘meta’ thought? When do I actually have ‘thought’ itself? Is not only ever ‘after’ the fact that memory tells me of the experience?
How can there ever be ‘newness’ of experience, when in recognition is implied memory, something you already know. If you can recognize an experience, which we do–we recognize all experiences as we feel them and have them–then by definition is it born of the past, something you already know, that is why you were able to recognize it.