Yoga Sūtra Chapter Two verse 21

तदर्थ एव दृश्यस्यात्मा ॥२१॥

tat-artha eva-dṛśyasya-ātmā ||21||

That purpose of the seen is indeed for our essence.

tat - that, thisartha - purpose, aim; meaning; thing, objecteva - thusdṛśya - the seenātman - essence; the highest personal principle of life; the individual soul, self

Commentaries and Reflections

Commentary by T Krishnamacharya:

“Different Yoga practices are meant to prepare a person towards Dhyānam.”

Commentary by Paul Harvey:

“Yoga is about remaining true to the Self
within the wiles of Myself.”

“Serve Yoga and Yoga will serve you.”

Ātma is the source of the sunlight in the Psyche.”