The Power of Detachment Through the Witness Consciousness
Posted July 7, 2015on:
Psychologically, as long as we remain locked within a specific frame of reference, we are unable to see the larger picture within which that frame operates, with any amount of objectivity. The subtle assumptions and axiomatic ideas lock us into a way of seeing and reacting that is consistent with that frame. The Sankhya tradition recognized this psychological truth and developed the powerful tool of the separation of Purusha and Prakriti as a means to gain a degree of independence from the reactions and impulsions 0f Nature; thereby eventually permitting the individual applying this standpoint to achieve sufficient independence to be able to view and understand the actions of the external nature, and eventually escape from their hold.
Sri Aurobindo describes the power of this stage of the yogic process: “The initial advantae of this process of detachment is that one begins to understand one’s nature and all Nature. The…
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