Now suppose we are also conscious. So what is the nature of our consciousness? Our consciousness is that I know directly everything of my body, or of myself. But I do not know indirectly about yourself. I cannot say what is going on in your mind, in your body, what pains and pleasure you are feeling. But I can speak about myself that "I am feeling like this. I am thinking like this. I am willing like this." That I can say. So my consciousness is not perfect. It is perfect so far I am concerned. But I, my consciousness does not spread upon you. But here it is said, anvayat itaratah abhijnah arthesu abhijnah. "The Absolute Truth knows everything, directly and indirectly."
Lecture on Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.2.25, Vrndavana, November 5, 1972