Who is the observer?

Isn´t it strange?… Is it possible to observe the present moment, with a totally unbiased frame of mind?…

The moment we see something, observe something…- it feels as if it´s not we observing, but our past with its notions, habits, preferences.

Who is the observed? And who´s actually this observer? Do we know anything about him?

As this observer abides in the past, being the result of our experience and conditioning, how can we ever rely on his perception?

My question is:

Is there a way to grasp this very Now without memory, without thought and preconception?

About julienmatei
I feel an inner urge to express what I see, to communicate and share with others all these impressions. Often the things I see are there, not yet manifest, but waiting... to be observed, talked about, and embraced. These new insights need another approach, a more vivid curiosity... Due to fear and prejudice we prefer to see only "the official" truth - but THE OFFICIAL TRUTH IS DEAD - being dead, it has nothing to give... We can continue pretending Death is fascinating or... we can take the trouble to LIVE... THE NEW has no definition yet... Again, IT requires another "perception", the courage to apprehend everything differently, from a totally new angle, with new confidence and inquisitive touch. This blog is not about interesting concepts, it is about participation... finding new solutions, inspiration, togetherness.

2 Responses to Who is the observer?

  1. Aaron Asphar says:

    Krishnamurti is excellent on this – I reckommend some of his books you can find on scribd.com or 4shared.com. I can vouch for being able to transcend conditioning in observation, and glancing the observer, though I’ve not had a major, sustained encounter – but many have, particularly in the Buddhist and Yogic traditions. Walking meditation is great for this – if you can really dissolve into the present, suddenly it becomes open, borderless, and any sense of seperation dissolves: you get profound insights, like I saw that buildings were no different in the way they grow, accrete and decay as anything else – geological, biological – how everything was timeless and beautiful. I find the meditation (which I’m not saying is ‘true’, but it orients you towards seeing the real as the real) is walking and seeing (not thinking) that ‘there is no time – only space’. Thought and the conditioned mind frame everything in time, and if you can grasp the timelessness of the now in this or other ways you gain releif – all identity and distinctions dissolve. Another great one is to try and listen to the silence beneath the earth when yr walking, and yr hearing can actually feel like it ‘drops down’, or another is to observe the space which can trigger it – or both: observe the space and listen to the silence, but there’s no thinking these things – it’s the actual doing of these things that makes it work. In sitting meditation you can ask seeing to see itself – this really works for me.The Mother said ‘you urge and urge to open the door, and then are thrust into the light’ – and there’s a miraculous experience. Mine was of a bright white light that somehow contained every colour, but it was more of an intuitive glimps than a real confrontation.

  2. julienmatei says:

    Thanks for your great answer!

    I´ll peruse it slowly 🙂

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