शब्दाच्च ॥ ४ ॥
śabdācca || 4 ||
śabdāt—From the Sruti texts; ca—also.
4. Also from the Sruti texts (we find that Akasa is eternal).
In the last Sutra Akasa was inferred to be eternal. Heie the opponent cites a Sruti text to show that it is eternal. The text referred to is, “(And the formless are) Vayu and Akasa—these are immortal” (Brih. 2. 3. 3). Being immortal or eternal, it cannot have a beginning.