Mirror no doubt reflects your face. But, being excited if you breathe on the mirror and then look at your reflection, how would you see your face? The mirror would be masked by the mist. In the same way, when the Śāstra-Darpaṇa (the Source mirroring the Śāstras) is blinded by the 'fumes' of wrong interpretations, the reflection of the Ātman will not be seen in it.
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