तदव्यक्तम्, आह हि ॥ २३ ॥
tadavyaktam, āha hi || 23 ||
tat—That (Brahman); avyaktam—is not manifest; āha—(so the scripture) says; hi—for.
23. That (Brahman) is not manifest, for (so the scripture) says.
If Brahman exists, then why is It not perceived? The Sruti says that Brahman is unmanifest on account of our being covered with ignorance. Therefore It is not perceived by us: “He is not apprehended by the eye, nor by the other senses, nor by penance” etc. (Mu. 3. 1. 8).