The silent witness, the Supreme Self, looks from above at the activities of the mind of the individual soul. It looks like a spectator, free and unattached. It is quite indifferent and unconcerned. It is perfectly unaffected, like water on a lotus leaf. The individual soul identifies itself with the body and mind. It works and enjoys sensual objects with avidity, cupidity and stupidity and is bound thereby.
From "Daily Sayings" by Swami Sivananda (1987-1963). More Informations on Swami Sivananda
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