अधिकं तु, भेदनिर्देशात् ॥ २२ ॥
adhikaṃ tu, bhedanirdeśāt || 22 ||
adhikaṃ—Something more; tu—but; bheda-nirdeśāt—on account of the statement of difference.
22. But on account of the statement (in the Srutis) of difference (between the individual soul and Brahman) (Brahman the Creator is) something more (than the individual soul).
‘But’ refutes the objection of the last Sutra.
The Creator of the world is omniscient and omnipotent. As such He knows the unreality of the Jivahood and the world, and also His own non-attachment to them, being a mere witness. He has neither good nor evil. So his creating a world of good and evil is not objectionable. For the individual soul, however, there is good and evil so long as it is in ignorance. The Srutis clearly point out the difference between the individual soul and the Creator in texts like “The Atman is to be realized” etc. (Brih. 2. 4. 5). As these differences, however, are based on imaginary distinctions due to ignorance. It is only when Knowledge dawns that the individual soul, realizes its identity with Brahman. Then all plurality vanishes, and there is neither the individual soul nor the Creator. Thus the individual soul not being the creator of the world, the objection raised does not hold good.