स्वाप्ययात् ॥ ९ ॥
svāpyayāt || 9 ||
svāpyayāt—On account of resolving or merging in one’s own self.
9. On account of (the individual soul) merging in its own Self (or the universal Self referred to as the Sat, in deep sleep, the Pradhana cannot be denoted by the word ‘Self’).
“When a man is said to be thus asleep, he is united with the Sat, my child—he merges in his own Self” (Chh. 6. 8. 1).
Here it is taught that the individual soul merges in the Sat, and as it is impossible for the intelligent soul to merge in the insentient Pradhana, the latter cannot be the First Cause denoted by the word ‘Sat’ in the text.