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21975, If I understand
Posted by janey, Fri Aug-18-00 06:40 AM
then we're still talking about memories arising as a result of a trigger that we've pulled, but not as a result of a conscious filtering through of old memories until we find the right one.

So if thoughts arise without our conscious control, and if sensory data is beyond our control, then what do we mean if we think that what we "are" is the sum of the sensory data and our thoughts about it? What we "are" is beyond our control?

Or is that all? Is there an "observer" behind the thoughts and behind the sensations?