पुंस्त्वादिवत् त्वस्य सतोऽभिव्यक्तियोगात् ॥ ३१ ॥
puṃstvādivat tvasya sato’bhivyaktiyogāt || 31 ||
puṃstvādivat—Like virility etc.; tu—verility; asya—its (i.e. of the connection with the intellect); sataḥ—existing; abhivyaktiyogāt—on account of the manifestation being possible.
31. On account of the manifestation (of the connection with the intellect in the awakened state) being possible only on its existing (potentially in Sushupti), like virility etc.
An objection is raised that in Sushupti or deep sleep there can be no connection with the intellect, for it is said, “Then he becomes united with the True, he is gone to his own” (Chh. 6. 8. 1); how then can it be said that this connection lasts so long as the individualized state exists.
This Sutra refutes it and says that even in Sushupti this connection exists in a fine or potential form. But for this, it could not have become manifest in the awakened state. Virile power becomes manifest in youth only if it exists in a potential condition in the child. So this connection with the intellect lasts so long as the individualized state exists.