उत्पत्त्यसंभवात् ॥ ४२ ॥
utpattyasaṃbhavāt || 42 ||
utpatti-asaṃbhavāt—Owing to the impossibility of origination.
42. The origination (of the individual soul from the Lord) being impossible (the Pancharatra doctrine is untenable).
The Pancharatra or the Bhagavata school is now taken up for examination. It recognizes the material and efficient causality of the Lord, but propounds certain other views which are objectionable. According to it Vasudeva is the Supreme Lord, the material and efficient cause of the world. By worshipping Him, meditating on Him, and knowing Him one attains Liberation. From Vasudeva is born Sankarshana, the Jiva; from Jiva Pradyumna, the mind; from mind Aniruddha, the Ego. These are the fourfold form (Vyuba) of the Lord Vasudeva.
Of these, the view that Vasudeva is the Supreme Lord, to be worshipped and so on, the Vedantin accepts, as it is not against the Sruti. But the creation of the Jiva etc. he rejects, as such creation is impossible. Why? Because if the soul be created, it would be subject to destruction, and so no Liberation can be predicated of it. That the soul is not created will be shown in Sutra 2. 3. 17.