shown in the above scheme, since we, the consciousness,
know all objects, we are said to be drik (knower).
The categories ending with pot are the objects seen,
since they are what are known. In the table of 'knowledge:
ignorance (i.e. knower-known)' given above, among the
knowers and objects of knowledge, it is seen that one
is knower in relation to another; yet, since that one
is object in relation to another, none of those categories
is, in reality, the knower. Although we are said to
be the 'knower' because we know all, and not the 'known'
because we are not known by anything else, we are said
to be the 'knower' only in relation to the known objects.
In truth, however, what is called the 'known' is not
apart from us. And so we are the Reality that transcends
those two (the knower and the known). All the others
fall within the knower-known categories.
Sri Ramanasramam, Tiruvannamalai, India.