na vidheyam udirayet
na hy alabdhaspadam kincit
anuvadam—things already known; anuktva—without mentioning; eva—certainly; na—not; vidheyam—unknown subject matters; udirayet—one should mention; na—not; hi—certainly; alabdha-aspadam—without having achieved a proper place; kincit—something; kutracit—anywhere; pratitisthati—has a position.
" 'Without first mentioning what is known, one should not introduce the unknown, for that which has no solid basis can never be established anywhere.'
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