इतरेषां चानुपलब्धेः ॥ २ ॥
itareṣāṃ cānupalabdheḥ || 2 ||
itareṣāṃ—Of the others; ca—and; anupalabdheḥ—there being no mention.
2. And there being no mention (in the scriptures) of the other entities, (i.e. the categories beside the Pradhana), (the Sankhya system cannot be authoritative).
Even accepting the Pradhana of the Sankhyas for argument’s sake—for the Vedantins also recognize Maya as the cause of the world, the difference between the two being that the Pradhana according to the Sankhyas is an independent entity, whereas Maya is a dependent entity, being a power of Brahman— yet there is no mention of the other categories of the Sankhyas anywhere in the Vedas. Hence the Sankhya philosophy cannot be authoritative.