The Art of Observing


Consciousness has a transcendent quality, it is apart from everything, and it has an immanent quality, it is involved in everything.                                                                    That same nature is within us.                                                                                                       We have a transcendental aspect of our consciousness, where we can observe the object whilst feeling apart from it, and yet we can identify with the experience that we are having with the object.

Observe how the consciousness operates within us, in our experiences.                          Some of us do not give attention to it, but we are constantly observing the experience. That is why we can say, “I am going to change the way I feel, or change the way I think, or change the way I experience something”; because we are observing.                            The more we observe, the more we can see, and the more we can change.                         So the goal is to observe the experience of conscious being, and one may call that “witnessing”.                                                                                                                                        Sri Vasudeva



Transcendent and Immanent Qualities of Consciousness


The beauty of what lies within you as your very essence, is that it created the entire Universe and is totally involved in its creation. It is manifesting in everything created. It is totally immersed and involved and identified with its creation, and yet stays apart. What is it that can be a part of everything and yet be apart from everything? That is how powerful consciousness is. It has the power to identify and be in and exist with everything, and yet be apart from it. So we say that it is immanent, it is involved, and it is transcendental, it is beyond.

The goal is to able to see that immanent nature of this consciousness, that it is inside of everything and can identify with everything, and to be able to understand its transcendental nature, which is to come back and look and experience its apartness. This is how it manifests in the whole Universe – it is totally involved in the creation, immanent, and totally transcendental, beyond – and the same is reflected within our being. There is transcendence within us and there is immanence within us.

Excerpt of talk by Sri Vasudeva, for more go to  www.