शब्दश्चातोऽकामकारे ॥ ३१ ॥
śabdaścāto’kāmakāre || 31 ||
śabdaḥ—The scriptural text; ca—and; ataḥ—hence; kāmakāre—prohibiting license.
31. And hence the scriptural text prohibiting license.
There are scriptural passages prohibiting one from doing everything just as one pleases. License freedom from all discipline, cannot help us to attain Knowledge. “Therefore a Brahmana must not drink liquor” (Kathaka Sam.). Such Sruti texts are meant for this discipline.
Therefore it is established that the Sruti does not enjoin on one who meditates on Prana to take all kinds of food indiscriminately.