Acting, without an actor

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When you act you are one with the action, it is only afterwards that the ego appropriates the act from which it was absent, and says "I have done this". At the moment of acting there is only acting, without an actor

— Jean Klein

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Quite true. Except of the

Quite true. Except of the fact that it is not really the ego but the whole mind+body that claims responsibility as it is usually a functional issue aimed at preserving a sense of a subject.

This is a scientific fact for many years now as someone noted here recently referring to

sonti | Thu, 01/03/2013 - 13:05
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Sense of doership.

Dear sonti,
The body-mind-ego, does appropriate this sense of doership, and that's primarily because of the sense of identification as the I.
From personal experience, thouw in common parlance, Istill use the same terms of "I have done this " etc. yet there is that sense of knowing, that actions are happening and the doer is mind created fluff.

Yes the libet experiments are pointing in the same direction.


MAI | Thu, 01/03/2013 - 13:54