प्रकाशाश्रयवद्वा, तेजस्त्वात् ॥ २८ ॥
prakāśāśrayavadvā, tejastvāt || 28 ||
prakāśa-āśrayavat—Like light and its substratum; vā—or; tejastvāt—on account of both being luminous.
28. Or like (the relation of) light and its substratum, on account of both being luminous.
Another example is given to establish the theory of difference and non-difference. The relation between the Jiva and Brahman may be taken to be like that between light and its orb. Both being luminous are non-different; yet on account of their varying extensity, they are spoken of as different. So is the relation between the Jiva and Brahman one of difference and non-difference, the one being limited and the other all-pervading.