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Sutra 2:20

Source: Sanskrit transliteration from The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (Sri Swami Satchidananda)
DRASTA DRSIMATRAH SUDDHO'PI PRATYAYANUPASYAH.

Source: English translation from The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (Sri Swami Satchidananda)
The Seer is nothing but the power of seeing which, although pure, appears to see through the mind.

Source: Sanskrit transliteration from Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (B.K.S. Iyengar)
drasta drsimatrah suddhah api pratyayanupasyah

Source: English translation from Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (B.K.S. Iyengar)
The seer is pure consciousness. He witnesses nature without being reliant on it.

Source: How to Know God: The Yoga Aphorisms of Patanjali (Swami Prabhavananda, Christopher Isherwood)
The Atman -- the experiencer -- is pure consciousness. It appears to take on the changing colors of the mind. In reality, it is unchangeable.

Source: English translation from The Heart of Yoga (T.K.V. Desikachar)
That which perceives is not subject to any variations. But, it always perceives through the mind.

Source: Sanskrit transliteration of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (Swami Jnaneshvara Bharati)
drashta drishi matrah suddhah api pratyaya anupashyah

Source: English translation of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (Swami Jnaneshvara Bharati)
The Seer is but the force of seeing itself, appearing to see or experience that which is presented as a cognitive principle.