तद्धेतुव्यपदेशाच्च ॥ १४ ॥
taddhetuvyapadeśācca || 14 ||
taddhetuvyapadeśāt—Because (It) is declared to be the cause of it; ca—and.
14. And because (Brahman) is declared to be the cause of it (the self consisting of bliss), Brahman cannot be taken as a part of it).
Brahman is the cause of everything, even of “the self consisting of bliss”, as also of the four earlier named ones; viz. the self consisting of food, vital force, mind, and understanding. “He projected all this whatever there is” (Taitt. 2. 6). The cause can’t be a part of the effect.