In the Yoga Sutras, Patanjali makes a few statements about the seer and the seen that are confusing at first glance. The seer is us and the seen is our perception of reality. Sutra 2.21 told us us for example, that The seen exists only for the seer.
Patanjaliseems to be suggesting that the only reason there are things to see is so we can see them. And if that’s not odd enough (it may even seem pointless), the next sutras point out that liberation eliminates the seen altogether!
Are the seer and the seen the same thing, then we might ask?
Or is the seen just an illusion?
Who is the seer without anything to see?
If all this makes your head spin, you’re not alone!
It’s hard to grapple with these kinds of questions without a sense of humor at times and an open mind, open heart approach, learing like a child.
But a closer look can help us make sense of what Patanjali is getting at when he instructs us on the seer and the seen.
When we identify too closely with our perceptions, we live in ignorance.
Patanjali says we need to be liberated from our perception of creation entirely – that is, liberation — that .
In sutra 2.26, he tells us briefly how to eliminate the ignorance that keeps us enmeshed with perception: Uninterrupted discriminative discernment is the method for its removal.
Once we have refined our understanding of reality, aspects of our human nature drop away. We recognize our true Self, realize that there is more than the eye can see, there is a spark of divinity, that spirit soul we all are to discover. HEY, and btw, there is an mindblowing PODCAST by the amazind Lex Fridman I just posted on the VENUSfrequency facebook page, Lex in conversation with Donald Hoffman about Reality being an illusion and How Evolution Hid the Truth… check it out and compare some notes with our Sutra Studies and you will be amazed on how many answers Patanjali and the ancient vedic wisdom texts hold already and align with deep scientifical unravelings of today. Do yourself the favor and check out that podcast. … and while doing so, tell Lex to come have conversations with me, live in the studio… You are asking me, who one of my most aspiring dinner conversation partners would be, LEX certainly is top on that list…
So and One’s wisdom in the final stage is sevenfold, Patanjali tells us in sutra 2.27, coming up in todays episode in which we are celebrating summer as well as Snatam Kaur’s visit to Vienna today and tomorrow, and yeahhh, I will go see her, and hopefully get to meet her too, on my press mission at the concert today… and I hear there are still a few tickets available for the concert at Museumsquartier today and a few more for her Kundalini yogi workshop tomorrow. Come join, sing, dance, yoga together….
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