न प्रयोजनवत्त्वात् ॥ ३२ ॥
na prayojanavattvāt || 32 ||
na—Not; prayojanavattvāt—on account of having motive.
32. (Brahman is) not (the creator of the world) on account of (every activity) having a motive.
Granting that Brahman possesses all powers for creation, a further objection is raised against Its being the cause. Nobody engages himself in anything without a motive or purpose. Everything is undertaken by people to satisfy some desire. But Brahman is self-sufficient, therefore It has nothing to gain by the creation; hence we cannot expect It to engage Itself in such a useless creation. Therefore Brahman cannot be the cause of the world.