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.”

“An awareness of an
absence of awareness
is in itself an awakening
in awareness of awareness.”