Sankalp is a latent cause and condition called dependent-origination. It becomes known in the realm of being through functioning in subject-object relations. Seeing function comes into existence as the Subject sees the sunflower as an object. This is how we perceive the world through senses, every moment of our living as an experience. Everything seen is just happening, it is not in control of an Individual.
Very well said Rahul. The life we see reflects our own unexamined, culture-bound assumptions, and expectations. If we see life as a transparent flow of consciousness and do not resist the flow then the story of a character would not start. Resistance is the character itself centered on conflict, comparison, contradiction, and competition, looking for meaning in its own chaotic story.
We use language (past) and thinking for objective description to reveal which is beyond itself, that is to say, all verbal formulation of intuitional apprehension obscures rather than reveals what has been apperceived.
Question is how do you relate to the notion that willpower is directed through thinking, while relaxation can only be felt?
It is thinking(functioning awareness) thinker (conceptual entity) and thought(pointing to object) triad in every conceptual thinking, how a thinker can have will power or volitional freedom in this triad as a thinker? If we live knowing and acting with this truth than life felt relaxation. We live life as an entity repeat past knowledge or apparent appearance. shadow can not chase the source. Krishnamurti said " The 'me' is created by thought and the 'me' says: "I am independent of thought".
What does being innocent mean to you? Just living.
Can you share a personal story of a time you really lived by being innocent? If I try to share a personal story then living is no more that would destroythe living. I have to explain an apparent story in words that is my mind created story in sequential time in subject-object relation. JK has said "Don't try to get it. It is not the word." It is a mutation of mind (Me) or individuality based on past experiences.
What helps you be a human of innocence? When "Me" is not there than living only happens it is functioning of that energy or consciousness. Energy doesn't need any help.
Structure of Thought: Thought has created the center as permanent entity and it attributes its origin and truth to itself. It also attributes perception as perceiver and feelings to it like me and mine executive hold everything together; if center falls apart then my world is also falls apart (my world is my experiences, knowledge). If there is total perception then thought has no place and perception is action in Now.
The self cannot act. So when I say “I sleep” or “I grow” or “I breathe” I need to be aware of the incoherence inherent in language which makes me believe that the self grows or sleeps or breathes.
We are a product of thought (individual and collective). If we are more than thought we will not discover that with thought. This thought has to end for that understanding beyond thought to happen in Unitary Perception.