गौण्यसंभवात् ॥ २ ॥
gauṇyasaṃbhavāt || 2 ||
gauṇi—Secondary senses; asaṃbhavāt—being impossible.
2. On account of the impossibility (of explaining the origination in a) secondary sense.
Since there are texts like the one quoted from the Sat. Br. which speak of the existence of the organs before creation, why not explain the texts which describe their creation in a secondary sense? This Sutra refutes it, for a secondary sense would lead to the abandonment of the general assertion, “By the knowledge of one, everything else is known.” Therefore they are produced from Brahman. The reference to the existence of the Pranas (organs) before creation in Sat. Br. is concerning Hiranya-garbha, which is not resolved in the partial dissolution of the world, though all other effects are resolved. Even Hiranyagarbha is resolved, however, in complete dissolution (Mahapralaya).