योतिषि भावाच्च ॥ ३२॥
jyotiṣi bhāvācca || 3२ ||
jyotiṣi—As mere spheres of light; bhāvāt—because (used) in the sense; ca—and.
32. Arid (the gods are not qualified for Vidyas) because (the words ‘sun’, ‘moon’, etc., spoken of as gods) are used in the sense of mere spheres of light.
A further objection is given. There is no proof as to the existence of gods with hands, feet, etc., and with desires—which would qualify them for meditations and Knowledge. These are mere names of planets and luminary objects and as such are material inert things. Consequently, they are not qualified for any kind of Vidya (meditation) prescribed in the scriptures.