Wednesday, April 28, 2010

seeing from the source

"Whatever your senses perceive and your mind interprets is an appearance in consciousness, extended in space-time and objectivized in a world which, the cognizing object (i.e. you) considers as separate from himself. And this is where the whole error lies: in this process perception is not total. What is necessary is whole seeing, seeing not with the individual mind, which is a divided mind, but seeing from within, seeing from the source — seeing not from manifestation as a phenomenon but from the source of all seeing. Then, and only then, will there be total perception and correct seeing and apprehending. Maharaj concluded by saying that what he had said was vitally important and needed (Manana) pondering and meditating over it, not mere verbal discussion.

~Ramesh Balsekar ('Pointers from Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj')

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