सामान्यात्तु ॥ ३२ ॥
sāmānyāttu || 32 ||
tu—But; sāmānyāt—on account of similarity.
32. But (Brahman is called a bank) on account of similarity.
‘But’ refutes the position taken in the previous Sutra. There can exist nothing different from Brahman. It is called a bank, not because there exists something beyond It, as in the case of a bank, but on account of a similarity. The similarity is this: Just as a bank keeps back water and marks the boundary of adjacent fields, even so Brahman maintains the world and its boundaries. “Having passed the bank” (Chh. 8 . 4. 2) means, having attained Brahman fully and not having crossed it, even as we say he has passed in Grammar, meaning thereby that he has mastered it.