आत्मशब्दाच्च ॥ १५ ॥
ātmaśabdācca || 15 ||
ātmaśabdāt—On account of the word ‘Self’; ca—and.
15. And on account of the word ‘Self.
The view established in the last Sutra is confirmed by the fact that the subject of the discussion is called the Self. “That Self is hidden in all beings and does not shine forth” (Kath. 3. 3. 32), thereby hinting that the other things are non-Self. But the enumeration of the series is not altogether useless, inasmuch as it helps to turn the mind, which is outgoing, gradually towards the Atman, which is hard to realize without deep meditation.