न च कर्तुः करणम् ॥ ४३ ॥
na ca kartuḥ karaṇam || 43 ||
na ca—Nor; kartuḥ— from the agent; karaṇam—the instrument.
43. Nor (is it seen that) the instrument (is produced) from the agent.
As an instrument, like an axe, is not seen to be produced from the agent, the wood-cutter, the Bhagavata doctrine—that from the individual soul is produced the internal instrument or mind, and from the mind the ego—cannot be accepted. Neither is there any scriptural authority for it. The scripture plainly says that everything originates from Brahman.