The Atma is pure unwavering awareness. It is agitationless,: it is Consciousness, infinite and full. Our innermost essence is Atma. We are not the body, mind or senses. We are not the individual with name and form. The Atma is not the knower, the known, or even knowledge. Discovering this is the supremest vision. Teaching this is the supremest instruction. The instructor is Brahman; the instruction is Brahman. the instructed is also Brahman. The Atma is the eternal unchanging witness within. This mystery cannot be understood through logic. It must be experienced by diverting the mind from its natural habitat, the objective world until it becomes a placid lake, reflecting the reality of the effulgent Atma. By engaging continuously in detachment and awareness, the illusion of the object universe dissolves and the vision of Atma is glimpsed.
The image of the Sun in a lake quiver and shakes due to the quivering and shaking of the waters. The sun is but a distant witness.
It is unaffected by the media which produces the images. Likewise, the Atma is the witness of all this change in space and time.