अभ्युपगमेऽप्यर्थाभावात् ॥ ६ ॥
abhyupagame’pyarthābhāvāt || 6 ||
abhyupagame—Accepting; api—even; arthābhāvāt—because of the absence of any purpose.
6. Even accepting (the Sankhyan position with regard to the spontaneous modification of the Pradhana, it cannot be the First Cause) because of the absence of any purpose.
Granting the spontaneity of the Pradhana, it will lead to a contradiction in their philosophy. If the Pradhana is active spontaneously, then this activity cannot have any purpose, which would contradict the Sankhyan view that the modification of the Pradhana is for the experience and Liberation of the soul. Moreover, the soul being perfect, it is already free and nothing can be added to or taken away from it. Hence the Pradhana cannot be the First Cause.