Pashyanti (from Sanskrit pashya - "vision", "visible") is the first visible manifestation of speech, the next aspect of speech after Para-vac. It can`t be heard, it is beyond the senses, but still can be seen with an inner gaze or felt as some form or idea in the mind.

Vac (vach) at this stage is different from pure consciousness and becomes the object of inner perception, and consciousness is expressed and embodied in the flow of floating ideas. This can be seen from an example when we (as conscious) observe the work of the very conscious itself. At the stage of para-vac sound is in the form of the potential, then at the pashyanti state it is in its most subtle manifestation. At this stage, the "mass of sounds," that is the Sanskrit alphabet, acquires readiness for differentiation.

Pashyanti corresponds to manipura-chakra, the state of deep sleep (sushupti) and the causative body (karana-sharira). See also: Para-vac, Madhyama, Vaikhari.