“These problems in our observation are related to the mixing of:
Imagination is already there operating when we begin to observe.
All the more that we are better and better informed about what we should see, etc.
Because of the past Saṃskāra, there is a sort of perversion in observation.
Memory is, unfortunately, never factual.
Finally, we should never forget that all conclusions are wrong, because things change.
Hence the importance of private lessons, which allow for more flexibility.”
– TKV Desikachar 1981