तत्प्राक्श्रुतेश्च ॥ ३ ॥
tatprākśruteśca || 3 ||
tat—That; prāk—first; śruteḥ—being mentioned; ca—and.
3. And because that (the verb denoting origin) is mentioned first (in connection with the Pranas).
The text referred to is: “From that (Self) are produced the vital force, mind and all the organs, ether, air, water, fire, and earth” (Mu, 2. 1. 3). Here the word ‘produced’ occurs at the very beginning of the things enumerated, and if it is interpreted in its primary sense with respect to ether etc., it is all the more to be so interpreted with respect to the vital force, mind, and organs mentioned earlier. Thus a further reason is given in this Sutra to show that the organs etc. have originated from Brahman.