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Sadhana Pada

Sentence 20

drashta drishimatrah shuddho 'pi pratyaya anupashyah ||20||

द्रष्टा दृशिमात्रः शुद्धोऽपि प्रत्ययानुपश्यः ॥२०॥

draṣṭā dṛśimātraḥ śuddho-'pi pratyaya-anupaśyaḥ ||20||

Only the true self (drashtu) sees; it is immutable, although seeing is based on accurate perception. ||20||


draṣṭā = the seer; he who perceives; the true self; drashtu
dṛśi = seeing; the seeing principle
mātraḥ = only
ṣuddha = immutable; pure
api = although
pratyaya = accurate perception
anupaśyaḥ = (nom. from anupaśya) appears to see with; seeing is based on

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