क्षणिकत्वाच्च ॥ ३१ ॥
Kṣaṇikatvācca || 31 ||
Kṣaṇikatvāt—On account of the momentariness; ca—and.
31. And on account of the momentariness (of the ego-consciousness it cannot be the abode of the Samskaras).
The mental impressions must have an abode. Without that they cannot exist. But the doctrine of momentariness denies permanency to everything. Even the Alayavijnana or ego-consciousness, is momentary and cannot be that abode. Unless there is a permanent principle connecting the past, present, and future, there cannot be remembrance or recognition of an experience originating at a particular time and place. If the Alayavijnana is said to be something permanent, then that would go counter to the doctrine of momentariness.