The Knower & The Known by Fabrizio Cassetta

This is my notes from a talk by Tenzin Palmo.

Everything is perceived through the sense organs, caught by consciousness, and interpreted by the mind. In other words, everything we experience is in the mind.

There are two aspects of the mind. First, the known. The known covers memories, thoughts, feelings, emotions. The second is the knower, the part of the mind that knows, but not involved. A.k.a the observer, witness, or awareness.

The known is like movie. Light projects through individual thought frames to the screen continuously, moment to moment. The problem starts when we identify ourself with the movie at the screen, we believe that is us. This fundamental delusion and misidentification causes suffering.

The knower is vast, spacious, peaceful, clear, infinite. Like the blue sky. It is always there, but often hidden by the clouds. And because the clouds are so thick and never cleared up, we forgot that above the cloud there’s blue sky.

To cease suffering, start identifying with the knower and stop identifying with the known.

How? By taking a step back, and just watch the known passes through, without judging, without like or dislike, just simply watching. Have space in our life to just be, sit, and use the mind to look at the mind.

This is a form of meditation. Where we just become still and observe the fluctuations of the mind.

The knower watching the known.

Silvia Hendarta

Silvia Hendarta

Yoga Teacher

(Diploma of Yoga, E-RYT 500)

Silvia menganggap dirinya “always a student of yoga, sometimes a teacher”. Mulai berlatih yoga sejak 2005 dan mulai mengajar sejak 2013, pendidikan yoga Silvia meliputi Bihar School of Yoga, FitnessFirst Asia Flow Yoga, Byron Yoga Australia, dan banyak lagi. Saat ini Silvia sedang melanjutkan studi di Krishnamacharya Healing & Yoga Foundation, Chennai. Melalui sesi yoganya, Silvia mengajak Anda untuk menemukan harmoni pikiran, tubuh, dan jiwa melalui gerakan, nafas dan hening, sehingga dampak positif dari yoga tidak hanya terjadi di atas mat saja, tapi juga di kehidupan sehari-hari. Follow Silvia di IG @silviahendarta dan website silviahendarta.com.