Yoga Sūtra Chapter Two verse 20

द्रष्टा दृशिमात्रः शुद्धोऽपि प्रत्ययानुपश्यः ॥२०॥

draṣṭā dṛśi-mātraḥ śuddhaḥ api-pratyaya-anupaśyaḥ ||20||

The seer alone sees,
although pure it observes through psychic activity.

draṣṭṛ - seerdṛśi - seeing; the power of seeingmātrā - only; measure, quantity, sum, size, durationśuddha - pure, cleansed, cleared, clean, clear, free fromapi - even, also, very; something more; moreoverpratyaya - psychic activity; cause; conception, assumption, notion, idea;anupaśya - apperceive; one who sees; perceiving; seeing; observes

Commentaries and Reflections

Commentary by Paul Harvey:

“What we observe is changing,
What we observe with is changing,
Where we observe from is unchanging.”