न भावः, उनुपलब्धेः ॥ ३० ॥
na bhāvaḥ, anupalabdheḥ || 30 ||
na—Is not; bhāvaḥ—existence; anupalabdheḥ—because (external things) are not experienced.
30. The existence (of Samskaras) is not (possible according to the Bauddhas), because (external things) are not experienced.
The Bauddhas say that though external things do not exist, yet the actual variety of notions like pot, cloth, etc. can be accounted for by the preceding Samskaras or mental impressions left by previous experience, even as the impressions of the waking state give rise to the variety of experience in the dream state. This view is not tenable, says the Sutra, for mental impressions are impossible without the perception of external objects, and this the Bauddhas deny. The assumption of a beginningless series of mental impressions as cause and effect would only lead to a regressus in infinitum and not solve the difficulty.