Om Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae
Sometimes it does seem that there is a witness that is separate from the mind and can watch the mind do its tricks. But at other times the mind seems so powerful that even the witness gets caught up in it. Why Master?
The ordinary mind can’t go anywhere near the witness. Suppose that you stand for the mind, and I am the witness of the mind, I can watch you only if you are at some distance from me. If you were to come too close to me, you would no longer be an object of perception; you would become one with the seer.
Then, is it not possible for me to merge my mind with that witness?
For that you will have to study “Spiritual Masters” – Part I and Part II – The Methodology of Spiritual Masters.
The witness of the mind has to be different from the mind. The inner witness lives in the mind but is apart from the mind. The mind is the vehicle of the witness, and therefore it can’t also be the driver of the vehicle. The Self makes the mind think, but it can’t be known by the mind.
Since we are operating through the mind, how can we ever hope to comprehend the witness?
The witness continues to exist even when the mind ceases to exist. It is the highest reality, and psychologists should try to experience it. But most psychologists will find it very difficult to get to that place because they are accustomed to working at a point, which is quite far away from the witness. If you want to get to that place, you will have to meditate and follow discipline in your life.