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16. On account of his activity there also, there is no contradiction.

As their going to those seven places also is due to the command of Yama, there is no contradiction.--Thus those also who do not perform sacrifices, and so on, after having gone to the world of Yama, and there undergone punishments

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according to the nature of their works, later on ascend to the moon and again descend from there.--Of this conclusion the next Sûtra disposes.

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