“Liberation of the seer is the result of the disassociation of the seer and the seen.”
– Yoga Sutras of Patañjali § 2.25
Translation by: Charles Johnston
Estimates of when this aphorism was written vary greatly…anywhere from around eight thousand years ago to a couple of thousand or so years back. It’s interesting that in ancient times, the “seen” – the world surrounding, the hustle bustle and hype…all of that, was considered to be problematic. And that the key to “liberation” was to detach from it.