अस्ति तु ॥ २ ॥
asti tu || 2 ||
asti—There is; tu—but.
2. But there is (a Sruti text which states that Akasa is created).
The opponent in this Sutra anticipates a possible objection against his arguments advanced in Sutra 1, and explains it away in Sutra 3. The text referred to here is, “From that Self (Brahman) sprang Akasa (ether)” etc- (Taitt. 2. 1).