अनुबन्धादिभ्यः प्रज्ञान्तरपृथक्त्ववत्, दृष्टश्च, तदुक्तम् ॥ ५० ॥
anubandhādibhyaḥ prajñāntarapṛthaktvavat, dṛṣṭaśca, taduktam || 50 ||
anubandhādibhyaḥ—From the connection and soon (extension etc.); prajñāntara-pṛthaktvavat—even as other Vidyas are separate; dṛṣṭaḥ—(it is) seen; ca—and; tat-uktam—this has been said (by Jaimini).
50. From the connection and so on (extension etc.) (the fires constitute a separate Vidya), even as other Vidyas (like the Sandilya Vidya) are separate. And (it is) seen (that in spite of the context a sacrifice is treated as independent). This has been said (by Jaimini in Purva Mimamsa-Sutras).
This Sutra gives additional reasons in support of the view set forth in Sutra 47. The text connects for purposes of Sampad Upasana (meditations based on resemblance) parts of a sacrifice with mental activities, e.g. “These fires are started mentally, the altars are set up mentally . . . everything connected with this sacrifice are done mentally.” This is possible only if there is a sharp difference between things resembling each other.
The fires form a separate Vidya, even as the Sandilya Vidya, Dahara Vidya, etc. form separate Vidyas, although mentioned along with sacrificial acts. Moreover, it is seen in the sacrificial portion of the Vedas the sacrifice Aveshti, though mentioned along with the Rajasuya sacrifice, is yet regarded as an independent sacrifice by Jaimini in his Purva Mimamsa-Sutras.