The Case: There is a person, A, in complete darkness, in complete silence. This person has no memory, and no sense of the body. However, A is telepathic, but only with two other persons. The first person, B, has a shared language with A. The second person, C, is a mute, with no language. In the silence, when A is aware of B, A is aware of all the mental phenomena of B, expressed through a torrent of language. When A is aware of C, A experiences C’s whole being – how it is to be C – but without language.
Is A alive or dead? If alive, where is A?
If A experiences B and C at the same time, does one obstruct the other?
If one does not obstruct the other, how is each experienced? Is B within C, or vice versa, both, or neither?
In zazen, are we telepathic with ourselves?