न च स्मार्तम्, अतद्धर्माभिलापात् ॥ १९ ॥
na ca smārtam, ataddharmābhilāpāt || 19 ||
na—Neither; ca—and; smārtam—that which is mentioned in the (Sankhya) Smriti; atat dharma-abhilāpāt—because attributes contrary to its nature are mentioned.
19. And neither is (the Ruler within) that which is talked of in (Sankhya) Smriti (i.e. Pradhana), because attributes contrary to its nature are mentioned (here).
The Pradhana is not this “Internal Ruler”, as the attributes : “He is the immortal”; “unseen but seeing, unheard but hearing,” etc. (Brih. 3. 7. 23),. do not hold true of the non-intelligent Pradhana.