Witnessing


The four parts of the Mind ~ S.N. Goenka

In the referenced video, S.N. Goenka goes on to explain the four different parts of the mind.

1. Vinnyana or Consciousness
2. Sanya or Perception
3. Vedhana or Sensation
4. Sankhara or Reaction

Knowing and loving the ~ Energy Body ~ Select quotes from Jane Klein

We must look at our body completely objectively, as we look at a tree or a table or any object which does not have a strong psychological impact on us. We will then feel, without comment, the weight, contraction, agitation, and so on.

We accept the facts without psychological: interference. In accepting the sensation of the body—accepting, not tolerating—the various sensations can come fully into our acceptance, our awareness.

Select quotations on Self Enquiry and Centering Awareness from the Vijñāna Bhairava Tantra

When the awareness has abandoned one object and remains fixed without moving on to another object, then through the state in between (the two) the supreme realisation will unfold. ~ Verse 62

One should concentrate on the state when sleep has not yet come, but the external awareness has disappeared (between waking and sleep)—there the supreme Goddess reveals herself. ~ Verse 75

Osho on seeing things just as they are

“Start seeing things without naming them, without labeling them, without saying good or bad, without dividing them. Just see and allow the fact to be there in your presence without any judgement, condemnation, appreciation, whatsoever ~ Osho

You know nothing ~ Krishnamurti

Forget all you know about yourself; forget all you have ever thought about yourself; start as if you know nothing. — Krishnamurti

Essential core of Osho’s Teaching

Witnessing is concerned with the body, the second with the mind, the third with the heart. And when you become capable of watching the third too, the fourth happens on its own accord. Suddenly a quantum leap and you are standing exactly at the very center of your being, where there is nothing to be aware of. Awareness is aware of itself, Consciousness is conscious of itself.