अध्ययनमात्रवतः ॥ १२ ॥
adhyayanamātravataḥ || 12 ||
12. (The scriptures enjoin work) only on those who have read the Vedas.
This Sutra refutes Sutra 6.
Those who have read the Vedas and known about the sacrifices are entitled to perform work. No work is prescribed for those who have knowledge of the Self from the Upanishads. Such a knowledge is incompatible with work.