When the past (i.e. thoughts) meets the present (i.e. what is) and continues to create the future (i.e. what should be) - we can see that there is fear,pain,sufferings,etc…
We also see that we cannot get rid of thoughts - as it is nature. And there is no place for control.
But can the ‘past’ meet the ‘present’ and die/end/stop there?
That is, can the ‘thoughts’ be aware of itself when it meets ‘what is’ and die there?
Shall we discuss this by seeing a situation?
In the discussion - “Is it possible to live without fear?” - you may have seen the ‘snake bite’ situation - shall we discuss that in deep?
Once I went to a garden - a snake bites me. It is stored as a memory. When I go to the same garden again, ‘thought’(i.e.past) springs up and brings back the memory of “snake bite” and meets the ‘garden’ (present i.e. what is) and continues to create a future of “what if it happens again?” - and so there is fear.
But when thought meets this garden - can it be aware of itself that “However we are going to die in time (as time is limited) - why I have to be attached with this body?”. And when there is this awareness - thought of ‘snake bite’ dies - so there is no fear,sufferings follows and we ‘see’ the beauty of garden without any images.
One may also doubt about this awareness is within choice/choice-less - and so we can also see an example for this too.
When Signal turns red while we ride a bike - we stop the bike - right?. We stop this bike as we choose to ‘not go’?. Absolutely not. We stop because we are choice-lessly aware that “if we continue to drive - we will confuse other drivers and we will be penalized”.
So this choice-less awareness sees the effects of an action as it is without any image,belief,interest,law,etc… -. Like it sees that “thought arises in time which is limited”
So, coming to the point, can the “thought” be aware of itself when it meets “what is” and die there every moment it arises?