विहितत्वाच्चाश्रमकर्मापि ॥ ३२ ॥
vihitatvāccāśramakarmāpi || 32 ||
vihitatvāt—Because they are enjoined; ca—and; āśrama-karma—duties of the Asrama (order of life); api—also.
32. And; the duties of the Asrama (are to be performed) also (by him who does not desire Liberation), because they are enjoined (on him by the scriptures).
In Sutra 25 it was said that works are a means to Knowledge. The question is raised, since it is so why should one who does not desire Knowledge do these works? This Sutra says that since these duties are enjoined on all who are in these Asramas or stages of life, viz. student life, householder’s life, and hermit life, one should observe them.