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7. And on account of definite rules.

'Performing works here (i.e. in this life) let a man wish to live a hundred years; thus work will not cling to thee, man; there is no other way than that' (Îsa. Up. 2); 'The

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[paragraph continues] Agnihotra is a sattra lasting up to old age and death; for through old age one is freed from it or through death' (Sat. Brâ. XII, 4, 1, 1); from such definite rules also it follows that knowledge is merely supplementary to works.

Against all these objections the Sûtrakâra upholds his view in the following Sûtra.

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