181. Swami Krishnananda.
The teaching of the Yoga-Vasishtha emphasises that when there is perception of an object by the seer orobserver, there has to be pre-supposed the existenceof a consciousness between the subject and the object. If this conscious connecting link were not to be, there would be no perception of existence. There cannot be a consciousness of relation between two things unless there is a consciousness relating the two terms and yet standing above them. The study of the perceptional situation discloses the fact that the subject and the object are phases of a universal consciousness.