Yoga Sūtra Chapter One verse 3

तदा द्रष्टुः स्वरूपेऽवस्थानम् ॥३॥

tadā draṣṭuḥ svarūpe-avasthānam ||3||

Then the seer abides in its own character.

tadā - thendraṣṭṛ - seersvarūpa - own characteravasthāna - abiding

Commentaries and Reflections

T Krishnamacharya:

“During such a moment, without distractions,
the power of the source of perception,
full of clarity and completeness, shines forth.”

‎”Right Yoga is a vine of pleasant fragrance.
Wrong Yoga is a sharp pointed arrow – avoid it.”

“In the second and third Sūtra the means to realise Samādhi
and the true nature of Jīva were explained.
The term used in those Sūtra is Draṣṭṛ
– that which perceives and aids in perception.”
– T Krishnamacharya’s commentary to Yoga Sūtra Chapter One verse 23

TKV Desikachar:

“In the Yoga state we experience what is beyond the mind.”

“When the mind is very clear,
you get the message from deep inside.”

Paul Harvey:

“From this state, clarity of being,
as vision from the source of perception.”

“Yoga is about refining the skill in resting in the pure awareness of the Cit,
rather than nesting in the playful nature of the Citta.”

Inspirational Quote

“We have a hunger of the mind which asks for knowledge of all around us, and the more we gain, the more is our desire; the more we see, the more we are capable of seeing....” Maria Mitchell