Yoga Sūtra Chapter Two verse 17

द्रष्टृदृश्ययोः संयोगो हेयहेतुः ॥१७॥

draṣṭṛ-dṛśyayoḥ saṃyogaḥ heya-hetuḥ ||17||

The cause of what must be overcome is
the conjunction of the seer and the seen.

draṣṭṛ - seerdṛśya - the seensaṃyoga - conjunctionheya - overcomehetu - cause, cause of; motive; reason for

Commentaries and Reflections

Commentary by Paul Harvey:

“We experience the world via the conjunction
of the ‘eye’ of the Cit with the ‘I’ of the Citta.”

“Through Avidyā we see two as if one.
Through Vidyā we know two is as if one.
Hence before there can be a state of Yoga,
there needs to be a process of Viyoga.”