शरीरश्च, उभये’पि हि भेदेनैनमधीयते ॥ २० ॥
śarīraśca, ubhaye’pi hi bhedenainamadhīyate || 20 ||
śarīraḥ—The individual soul; ca—also; na—not; ubhaye-api—(the followers of) both (the recensions—Kanwa and Madhyandina); hi— for; bhedena—as different; enam—this (the Jiva); adhīyate—read.
20. Also the individual soul (is not the Ruler within), for this is read as different (from the Internal Ruler) by the followers of both (the recensions, viz. the Kanwa and Madhyandina Sakhas of the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad).
The negative ‘not’ is to be supplied from the last Sutra.
“He who dwells in knowledge” etc.—says Brih. 3, 7. 22, Kanwa reading, where ‘knowledge’ stands for the individual soul, for it consists of knowledge. “He who dwells in the self”—is the Madhyandina reading of the same passage, where ‘self’ stands for the individual soul. These quotations make it clear that in either reading the individual soul is spoken of as different from the “Internal Ruler”, for it is the ruler of the individual soul also.
Here again, we should not forget that the difference of the Internal Ruler, the Supreme Lord, and the individual soul is merely the product of Nescience. There is only one Self within, for two selves are not possible. But owing to limiting adjuncts the one Self is treated as if It were two.