मध्वादिष्वसम्भवादनधिकारं जैमिनिः ॥ ३१ ॥
madhvādiṣvasambhavādanadhikāraṃ jaiminiḥ || 31 ||
madhvādiṣu—In Madhu Vidya etc.; asambhavāt—on account of the impossibility; anadhikāraṃ—disqualification; jaiminiḥ—Jaimini (is of opinion).
31. On account of the impossibility (of the gods) being qualified for Madhu Vidya etc. Jaimini (is of opinion that the gods) are not qualified (either for Upasanas or for the knowledge of Brahman).
In many of the Upasanas (devout meditations) a person is asked to meditate on the self of some god or other. For example, in Madhu Vidya one is to meditate on the sun as honey (something helpful). Such a meditation will be impossible for the sun-god. Hence in Upasanas where one has to meditate on the self of certain gods, these divinities themselves would naturally be disqualified; for the same person cannot be both the object of meditation and the worshipper. So Jaimini thinks that the gods are not qualified for these devout meditations or for the knowledge of the Supreme Brahman.