श्रुत्यादिबलीयस्त्वाच्च न बाधः ॥ ४९ ॥
śrutyādibalīyastvācca na bādhaḥ || 49 ||
śrutyādi-balīyastvāt—Because of the greater force of the Sruti etc. (i.e. indicatory mark and syntactical connection); ca—and; na bādhaḥ—cannot be refuted.
49. And because of the greater force of the Sruti etc. (i.e. indicatory mark and syntactical connection), (the view that the fires constitute a Vidya) cannot be refuted.
The Sruti directly says, “All these fires are kindled with knowledge alone.” The indicatory mark is this: “All beings kindle these fires for him, even when he is asleep.” This continuity of the fires indicates that they are mental ones. An actual sacrifice is not continued during sleep. The syntactical connection is: “Through meditation alone are these fires of the worshipper kindled.” These three are more forcible than mere context.