Friday, April 20, 2007

The Supreme Subject

In ignorance we think of ourselves as subjects,
although in reality the Self is the subject and we are it's objects.
We think of ourselves as proprietors although we are it's property.
The Self is not an object. It is the seer, the doer, and the knower
- the supreme subject -
but we foolishly think of ourselves as such.
Those under the spell of cosmic illusion take the subject as an object.
It is ignorance to confuse the eye with the seer
or the brain with the knower.
Consciousness is not a product of the world;
the world is a product of consciousness.
-Vaishnava philosophy

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