तन्निष्ठस्य मोक्षोपदेशात् ॥ ७ ॥
tanniṣṭhasya mokṣopadeśāt || 7 ||
tanniṣṭhasya—To one who is devoted to that (Sat); mokṣopadeśāt—because Liberation is declared.
7. (That Pradhana cannot be designated by the word ‘Self’ is established) because Liberation is declared to one who is devoted to that Sat (the First Cause).
The sixth chapter of the Chhandogya Upanishad ends by instructing Svetaketu thus : “Thou art that.” An intelligent being such as Svetaketu cannot be identified with the insentient Pradhana. Moreover, in section 14, paragraphs 2-3 of this chapter, Liberation is said to result to one who is devoted to this Sat, and it cannot result from meditation on the insentient Pradhana. For these reasons, given in the previous Sutra and in this, the ‘Sat’ the First Cause, does not refer to the Pradhana but to an intelligent principle.