गौणी, असंभवात् ॥ ३ ॥
gauṇī, asaṃbhavāt || 3 ||
gauṇī—Used in a secondary sense; asaṃbhavāt—on account of the impossibility.
3. (The Sruti text dealing with the origin of Akasa) is to be taken in a secondary sense, on account of the impossibility (of Akasa being created).
The Taittiriya text referred to in the previous Sutra, the opponent holds, should be taken in a secondary sense, as Akasa cannot be created. It has no parts and hence cannot be created. Moreover, Akasa is all-pervading, and therefore it can be inferred that it is eternal—without origin.