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The Changing and the Changeless
Sarah: When you go through the day, do you think of yourself as consciousness which is the whole? Are you aware of both the changing and the changeless? Are you like the Hamsa bird which is able to extract only milk from a milk/water mixture – can you separate the real from the apparent?
Sundari: It depends on who is asking this; is it the jiva, the experiencing witness, or awareness, the non-experiencing witness?
If you are mithya, the jiva, then you only experience one thought at a time, one experience at a time. If the thought “change” appears in the mind, you experience change. If the thought “changeless” appears in the mind, you experience changeless. Because mithya is space-time limited and apparently sequential, you only ever experience one thought, one experience at a time.
If you are sattya, then you are the knower of both change and the changeless, and unlimited by space-time or anything else. There is no need to separate sattya or mithya because they are both known to arise from you, awareness.