ज्योतिराद्यधिष्ठानं तु तदामननात् ॥ १४ ॥
jyotirādyadhiṣṭhānaṃ tu tadāmananāt || 14 ||
jyotirādi-adhiṣṭhānaṃ—Presiding over by Fire and others; tu—but; tat-āmananāt—on account of the scriptures teaching that.
14. But there is the presiding over by Fire and others (over the organs), on account of the scriptural teaching about that.
The dependence or independence of the Prana and the organs is taken up for discussion: The scriptures say that these are presided over by the gods like Fire etc., which direct them. For example, “(Fire) having become speech entered the mouth” (Ait. Ar. 2. 4. 2. 4). The organs etc., being inert, cannot move of themselves. Hence they are dependent on the presiding deities.