Sutra 1.3 tada drashtuh svarupe avasthanam
Translation 1: Then the Seer abides in itself, resting in its own true nature, which is called Self-realization.
Translation 2: When this has been accomplished, the yogis know themselves as they are in reality.
Translation 3: With the attainment of focused mind, the inner being establishes itself in all its reality.
For me what is most relevant about this sutra that comes after 1.2 Yoga Chitta Vritti Nirodhah all about the fluctuations of the mind is WHY. Why would we want this? Why does it matter? Why does it take effort?
So I can say it like this, we experience this sutra when we “Starve the distractions and Feed the focus.” When your mind is more quiet (not the constant noisy chatter) then you feel, understand and are at peace with what is. Truth is revealed through awareness from this quiet state. You watch but don’t engage. Why would you want this? Because we all seek peace and harmony inwardly and outwardly.
Sutra 1.3 can be used as a mantra: “Om Tada Drashtuh Svarupe Avasthanam