त्र्यात्मकत्वात्तु भूयस्त्वात् ॥ २ ॥
tryātmakatvāttu bhūyastvāt || 2 ||
tryātmakatvāt—On account of (water) consisting of three elements; tu—but; bhūyastvāt—on account of the preponderance (of water).
2 On account of (water) consisting of three elements (the soul goes enveloped by all these elements and not merely water); but (water alone is mentioned in the text) on account of its preponderance (in the human body).
An objection is raised that the text mentions, only water, and not the other elements as accompanying the soul. The Sutra says that in water are found the other two elements also according to the tripartite creation of the gross elements. Hence all the three elements accompany the soul. The mention of water is indicatory and includes all the elements. With mere water no body can be formed. But as the watery portion in the body is preponderant, water only is mentioned in the text.