एवं चात्माकार्त्स्न्यम् ॥ ३४ ॥
evaṃ cātmākārtsnyam || 34 ||
evam—In the same way; ca—and; atmā-akārtsnyam—non-universality of the soul.
34. And in the same way (there would arise) the non-universality of the soul.
The Jainas say that the soul is of the size of the body. If so, it would be limited and with parts; therefore it cannot be eternal. Another difficulty would be that the soul of an ant taking an elephant body as a result of its past work will not be able to fill up that body; and conversely, the soul of an elephant will not have sufficient space in an ant body. The same difficulty arises with respect to the different stages like childhood, youth, old age, etc. in a single individual.