अश्मादिवच्च तदनुपपत्तिः ॥ २३ ॥
aśmādivacca tadanupapattiḥ || 23 ||
aśmādivat—Like stones etc.; ca—and; tadanupapattiḥ—its untenability.
23. And because the case is similar to that of stones (produced from the same earth) etc., the objection is untenable.
An objection may be raised that Brahman, which is Knowledge, Bliss, and unchangeable, cannot be the cause of a world of diversity, of good and evii. This Sutra refutes that. The objection is untenable, for we see that from the same material, earth, stones of different values like the precious jewels as also useless stones are produced. So also from Brahman, which is Bliss, a world of good and evil can be created.