भावं तु वादरायणः, अस्ति हि ॥ ३३ ॥
bhāvaṃ tu vādarāyaṇaḥ, asti hi || 3३ ||
bhāvaṃ—The existence (of qualification); tu—but; vādarāyaṇaḥ—Badarayana (maintains); asti—does exist; hi—because.
33. But Badarayana (maintains) the existence (of qualification on the part of the gods for the knowledge of Brahman), because (all those causes like body, desires, etc., which qualify one for such knowledge) do exist (in the case of the gods).
Badarayana thinks that besides the luminary orbs like the sun, moon, etc., each of them has a presiding deity of that name with body, intelligence, desires, etc., and as such there being all the causes which can qualify them for the Upasanas and Supreme Knowledge, the gods also are entitled to them. The fact that the sun-god cannot be entitled to Madhu Vidya because he cannot meditate on the sun, i.e. himself, does not disqualify him for other devout meditations or for the knowledge of Brahman. Similar is the case with other gods.