रेतः सिग्योगोऽथ ॥ २६ ॥
retaḥ sigyogo’tha || 26 ||
retaḥ sika-yogo—Connection with one who performs the act of generation; atha—then.
26. Then (the soul gets) connected with him who performs the act of generation.
“For whoever eats food and performs the act of generation, (the soul) becomes one with him” (Chh. 5.10.6). Here the soul’s becoming literally identical with the person is impossible, and we have to understand that it gets connected with him. This further proves that the soul’s becoming plants etc. in the immediately preceding stages is also mere connection with them and not actual birth as such.