tada = then; at that time
draṣṭuḥ = seer; inner witness; pure awareness; the soul;
sva = own;
rūpe = nature; essence; form;
avasthānam = state of abiding; abides; rests; dwells; resides;
Keeping with the analogy from 1.2, when the winds of the mind (your mind) are completely still, it is at that time when the seer (you) is established in its own form, because you (who you really are and not who you “think” yourself to be) are able to see yourself clearly by the reflection cast back from the surface of the water. Since there are no winds blowing, there are no ripples in the surface of the water creating a perfect mirror so you can see yourself clearly without any distortions.
How often do you get caught up in your thoughts, believing what you think is true?
How many times have you come back around to realize that what you thought was true was not true at all?
I know I’ve been guilty as charged. Our own experience has shown us these lessons, all we have to do is pay attention and study the lessons Life provides for us. Life subjects us to great challenges because Life loves us and wants us to learn great lessons so we can be great. Life is our greatest Teacher of all and our greatest advocate, we just have to step our study game up and be the “Star” students Life expects.
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