[Advaita-l] Atman -- soul or witness or both ?
michael at shepherd87.fsnet.co.uk
Wed Aug 26 07:33:39 CDT 2009
The mahavakya all remind us of the shared identity of atman and Brahman.
But how do we personally enter the truth of this ?
Some teachers and gurus emphasise the practicality of atman as eternal
witness, whom we can invite to witness every thought, every word, every
action; as a means to unite with Brahman in the simplest possible manner.
But I note that 'atman as witness' doesn't seem to figure much in classical
texts. Or am I wrong ? Is this more implied than stated outright ?
I'd appreciate comment.
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