पत्यादिशब्देभ्यः ॥ ४३॥
patyādiśabdebhyaḥ || 43 ||
43. On account of words like ‘Lord’ etc. (the Self in the text under discussion is the Supreme Self).
Epithets like ‘Lord’, ‘Ruler’, etc. are applied to the ‘Self’ discussed in the text (Vide Brih. 4.4.22), and these are apt only in the case of Brahman, for these epithets show that the thing spoken of is beyond bondage. So the word ‘Self’ denotes the Supreme Self and not the Jiva.