निर्मातारं चैके, पुत्रादयश् च ॥ २ ॥
nirmātāraṃ caike, putrādayaś ca || 2 ||
nirmātāraṃ—Creator; ca—and; ike—some (the followers of particular Sakhas of the Vedas); putrādayaḥ—sons etc.; ca—and;
2. And some (Sakhas or recensions) (state the Self or the Supreme Lord to be) the creator (of objects of desires while we are asleep) and (objects of desires there stand for) sons etc.
A further argument is given by the opponent that the creation even in dreams is by the Lord Himself. “He who is awake in us shaping objects of desire while we are asleep . . . that is Brahman” (Kath. 2. 5. 8). Sons etc. are the objects of desire that He creates. So, as in the case of the waking state, even in dreams the Lord Himself creates, and hence the world of dreams is also real. Therefore the dream world is not false but real like this Vyavaharika (phenomenal) world of ours.