So contemplate this ability to know when you think a good thought or a bad thought. There’s an immediate transcendence to that: the fact that you know goodness is good, or badness is bad. To have the wisdom to know to do good, and refrain from doing bad, is a transcendent knowing of the way things are. So actually taking refuge in this transcendent knowing, this deathless reality, or what we call the middle way. So it’s not a matter of trying to realize or recognize the deathless or the transcendent, but it’s a matter of trusting in being that. It’s not a matter of trying to think about it or analyze it–Am I the transcendent, or is that just a bunch of rubbish?–but in being the knowing. Because pure knowing is something you can be, but not become.
– Ajahn Sumedho (full talk here)