सर्वथापि त एव, उभयलिङ्गात् ॥ ३४ ॥
sarvathāpi ta eva, ubhayaliṅgāt || 34 ||
sarvathā api—In all cases; te eva—the same duties (have to be performed); ubhaya-liṅgāt—because of the twofold indicatory mark.
34. In all cases the same duties (have to be performed), because of the twofold indicatory mark.
The question is raised whether the work done as enjoined on the Asramas and those done as aids to Knowledge are of two different kinds. This Sutra says that in either case, whether as duties of the Asramas or as aids to Knowledge, the same duties are to be done, as is seen from the Sruti and the Smriti texts.
“The Brahman as seek to know It through the study of the Vedas, sacrifices” etc. (Brih. 4. 4. 22). This text shows that sacrifices etc. enjoined in Karmakanda for different purposes are to be performed as means to Knowledge also. The Smriti also says the same thing. “He who performs obligatory work without desire for fruits” etc. (Gita 6, 1). Those very obligatory duties subserve Knowledge also.