The Role of the Witness in Advaita Vedanta

The ultimate enquiry begins with the question ‘What or who am I, the enquirer?’ It ends when this question has been answered, though the answer is not one that can be adequately expressed in words. Exponents of the highest wisdom from diverse traditions have affirmed that in our true nature, despite appearances, we are not individuals tied to a transient body and wavering mind, but the same one universal consciousness present everywhere, the nearest expression for which in the West is the word God.

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This article is from the Autumn 2020 issue of Self-Knowledge Journal.