TAT TWAM ASI – YOU ARE THAT THE VISION AND THE SEEN
THE DIVINE IS DREAMING THE WORLD, AND WHAT HE DREAMS
INSTANTLY COMES INTO BEING:
Only His Vision and what is seen exist: we can only be
EITHER HIS VISION OR THE SEEN.
The Seen is the world.
As Patanjeli pointed out,
The very existence of the seen
is for the sake of the Seer.
Make the right choice then between them!
You are already essentially one with the Divine
and have always been,
but can only live it, feel it by identifying yourself with His Vision,
never with the ever-changing, ephemeral
forms of the Seen.
Nisargadatta Maharaj has the last word:
In ignorance the seer becomes the seen,
and in wisdom he is the seeing.
When are you the seen?
And when the seeing?
From the Poems:
When drawn was I to incarnate
into the Abyss which is the Universe
the Khdir told me:
“Of being ready sure are you?
When the first Aleph, Vision
right into the Abyss dared gaze
from its dark bottomless depths
the inchoate mirage surged of the Seen,
which there is called the “world”,
burning high from within
in Time arising and fading away
Under Vision’s clear gaze
burns the Seen, as if
to Vision trying to return,
but to extinguish its flames
always keeps striving
with the wind of his desires –
why the flames still higher rise
can never understand…
– These words of Sri Ratan Lal
Seer and seen, knower and
are contents of the mind.
Practice lies in transferring
the attention from the seen to
Hold on to the seer – in due course,
one will experience that the seer,
as a person, disappears.
That which is Atma.
It is uninterrupted awareness.
This is liberation.