The Witness Consciousness

Dwells in the void the eye of all eyes; it is the detached source of all light; it is the Disinterested Onlooker.

The Disinterested Onlooker shines its supreme light on the pure forms and intentions of the transcendental ego, the ego that is constantly creating the cosmos through ideation in the eternal presence of the Onlooker. The light refracted from this constantly creating ego projects outwards into the void. Through self-radiation, the Disinterested Onlooker, itself being essentially pure and infinite, experiences its own outward projection as a finite empirical ego, the human self, enclosed in an empirical, expanding universe. However, all this is nothing but an empty appearance being played in the void: It is not the universe that exists; it is the experience of the universe that appears on the screen of the void.

Radiation and Ideation are the principles behind the experience of the universe.

Nothing is really ever created. The experience of reality and existence is as unreal as a dream bubble that bursts upon waking up. Awaken to the Disinterested Onlooker and the play of existence would instantly disappear into the void.

The Disinterested Onlooker at once creates the experience of reality and experiences this experience, but it itself is the only reality. It is the reality of the onlooker that is reflected in the contents of experience. Being absorbed in this experience, the onlooker has come to believe that there is a reality other than itself: This is The Fall of the onlooker, for it has fallen for it; it has bought into its own daydreams.

Being fallen and forgetful, the Disinterested Onlooker thinks it is human! The gaze of the onlooker is trapped in the world of its own making.

Being absorbed in the experience of its own spontaneous projections, when the Disinterested Onlooker forgets itself and its own reality it feels it is in bondage; when it remembers itself and realizes that it is the witness of experience, then it feels is liberated. It has woken up from the dream of bondage and liberation: This onlooker is always the Disinterested Onlooker; in reality, it has never been in bondage and it never needs liberation.

Bondage is the forgetfulness of one’s true essence.

Liberation is the remembrance of one’s true essence.

All knowledge is self-knowledge; and to know is to remember.

Only the Disinterested Onlooker exists; and we are all that: We are all One.

The life of the Disinterested Onlooker resembles the tale of a god who has fallen asleep dreaming that it is human seeking a god. Perhaps human is but an sleepwalking god.

Bondage is in not knowing that there is no bondage to begin with. Bondage is in ceaselessly seeking liberation. Bondage is just another hearsay like the world; everyone says it’s there but it isn’t! Bondage is our accepting that we are in bondage: Everything we accept we make real.


9 thoughts on “The Witness Consciousness

  1. List / essence of Vedanta. Particularly Mandukya Upanishad. true. It is forgetfulness .one Tamil poet prays to shiva that he should be blessed with the boon of unforgetfulness of paraBrahman. One more saint says that he may forget at the time of death so he says it now that there is only that.
    Bondage is forgetfulness.
    Libaration is recollecting/remembering our original nature.
    For both you should have an idea what your original nature is.

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  2. Excellent expression of the truth. Couldn’t express it any better. Few will understand this, but those who know will recognize immediately the understanding that liberates. Well done!

    Maury Lee

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