44. Moreover it is so stated in Smriti.
Smriti moreover declares the individual soul to be a part of the highest Person, 'An eternal part of myself becomes
the individual soul (gîva) in the world of life' (Bha. Gî. XV, 7). For this reason also the soul must be held to be a part of Brahman.
But if the soul is a part of Brahman, all the imperfections of the soul are Brahman's also! To this objection the next Sûtra replies.