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The commentator explains the grammar as panchanam (madhya ekam) artham prapya, etc.
One or two sentences in the original will reveal at a glance the origin of the phraseology: _brahma_ (being) _v [= a] ekam idam-agra
Where Kumarajîva has 'the other two are not the truth' (Watson, p. 35) the Sanskrit has 'he has but one aim, indeed, no second' (v. 54); ekam hi karyam dvitiyam na vidyate.
Literally, this means that it is not that others do not (praise) ekam or contemplation, "i.e., some there are that praise contemplation or meditation.