Q: I saw it in the past that there is no separate self, so why should I look more? I already know that there is none.
OK, so you are referencing back to a memory of a previous looking.
But realization does not exist in the past.
Only here now.
So in essence, it doesn’t really matter what has been seen yesterday, an hour ago, or even a minute ago.
The only thing that matters what is SEEN or NOTICED in this very moment.
Now… and now…. and now…
So the question is: can you see it now that there is no separate self governing life?
Can you see it now? And what about this moment? Is it clear now? And this moment? What about now?
Or is it now just a memory you hold onto?
If I cannot see something in this very moment, then I cannot see it. Then it is just a belief in this very moment, since I rely on a memory, it is not something that I experientially recognize now.
Therefore, looking always has to be afresh. You can never rely on a memory.
What is a memory anyway? Isn’t it just a thought that is appearing now?
So when you rely on the memory of a previous seeing, then is it a present experience, or it is just a thought story in this moment?
Can noticing of what IS happen any other time than now?
Why would you go to dead thoughts, while this moment is presently alive, here now?
Why not notice what is here now?
What do you need those memories for?
To perpetuate the notion that there is someone who saw in the past?
Someone who is searching, and can get awakened sometime in the future?
To keep the notion of an enduring entity who is living through time and space?
Where is this entity, now?
Can you notice here now that this is just a story about a character who is set on a journey towards awakening?
The story is here as the present thought, but where is the character?
Is the character also here?
Or is it just a baseless assumption?
Notice what is here now.
There is nowhere else to go or be.