कर्मकर्तृव्यपदेशाच्च ॥ ४ ॥
karmakartṛvyapadeśācca || 4 ||
karma—Object; kartṛ—agent; karmakartṛvyapadeśāt—on account of the mention; ca—and.
4. And on account of the mention of the attainer and the object attained (“He who consists of the mind” refers to Brahman and not to the individual soul).
In the same chapter of the Chhandogya Upanishad there occurs the passage, “When I shall have departed from hence, I shall attain Him” (3. 14. 4), where ‘Him’ refers to “Who consists of the mind”, the object of meditation spoken of in the earlier passage. Therefore He is necessarily different from the person who meditates, the individual soul referred to in the above text by the pronoun ‘I’.