THE WITNESS – WU HSIN
When one seeks to examine the observer among the observed,
One discerns that the organism observing is just another object.
It cannot be the subject.
When no true subject can be found,
One can conclude that the observer and the observed are not
The dyad that they seemed.
Observation is the quality of consciousness.
There is no need to create an imaginary observer.
The subject can’t be found because
The subject is everywhere, like air.
How do you find it?
The eyes observe the world.
The mind observes the eyes.
Consciousness observes the mind
The Absolute observes conscious being.
In this manner,
The Subject comes to know Itself.
Observe all observation including
The “observer” who is observing.
Also observe the moment of observation in order to
Discern the origination of observation.
There is no witness, only Witnessing
The physical body, while present in the waking state is absent in the dream state.
But the witnessing, pure awareness, is present in both and is therefore the constant factor.
Similarly, in the state of deep sleep, there is the witnessing of that state where phenomena are absent.
Therefore, Witnessing is ever present, unwavering,
like a candle in a windless room.