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Such objects as pot, etc. That the idea of the snake, etc. The text of the Mandukya Upanishad is fully incorporated in the Mandukya Karikaa commentary attributed to the 6th century CE [21] Gaudapadaand is not known to exist independent of this commentary. This person of creation would become aware of the underlying and sustaining Absolute consciousness mancukya is unaffected by experience. The Absolute alone Exists. Bliss is the natural eternal state of The Absolute.

But this karjka is not a co-relative of negation. From the Absolute standpoint, Mitya does not exist.

We have not seen anywhere in the Karika Gaudapada mandukyaa that he is a believer in Buddha, the founder of Buddhism. As stated earlier, The point is, which quarter is the One quarter that knows all other quarters or states, but at upanishadd same time is unknown by those three states?

Though Prana, in the case of a person who identifies himself with particular Prana, appears to be manifested during the time of waking and dreamyet even in the case of those who thus identify themselves with individualized Prana, the Prana, during deep sleep, loses such particular identification, which is due to its limitation by the body, and is verily the same as the unmanifested. Mandukya Upanishad, verse 7.

One often hears in Europe and America that Vedanta is pantheism or idealism. The four quarters are not meant to be taken literally of course. What, again, is that syllable? The third quarter is Prajna, whose sphere is deep sleep, in whom all experiences become unified, who is, verily, a mass of consciousness, who is full of bliss and experiences bliss and who is the door leading to the knowledge of dreaming and waking.


Verses of the Mandukya Upanishad are traditionally associated with Verses of the Gaudapada Karika.

Mandukya Upanishad,Gaudapada Karika

But, though Gaudapada could be fairly appreciated even without such background, yet, his commentator Sankara and his followers cannot be fully comprehended without a previous acquaintance with the several systems of Indian thought. But Dharma is not really identical with Akasa as the latter is known, from the empirical standpoint, to contain the element of insentiency upanlshad. It is not an independent category but dependent upon present consciousness and comprehend- ed by it.

And if a person, after realising the Absolute Brahman, is to come back to the state of duality, then Jndnam or liberation would be impermanent. If it should remain, there would 13 ‘ follow what is known as regressus ad infinitum ; and consequently duality will never cease.

Yoga is used in different iarika. When it is still, the appearances do not leave the motionless fire—brand and go elsewhere, nor do they enter into the fire—brand itself. But he admits that the concepts, real and ideal, are of value as steps leading to the highest truth which is beyond idealism or realism, or spiritualism, all of which only refer to waking experience. Reply — The idea of Prana, etc. Mandukya Karika, verse 4. Turiya is designated here as the fourth because in the preceding texts, three quarters of Atman have been explained.

Neither cause nor effect exists in Turiya. Therefore the knowledge of deep sleep is possible only in the waking state. This treatise is the explanation of that, tasya, that is, of Aum, the word, which is mamdukya the same nature as the higher as well as the lower Brahman.

The dualist sees duality in both the Absolute and the relative. Existence Itself could not “Be” without the primal knowledge of “how it could Be”. Gaudapada has written two hundred and fifteen verses known as the Karika to explain the Upanishad and Sankara has written a commentary on both the Upanishad and the Karika. Thus Aum is the name for Brahman.


If anyone says that the manifold disappears that is only because he believes upanisad its reality. It is unperceived, unrelated, incomprehensible, uninferable, unthinkable and indescribable. It was said by Buddha that all appearances were knowledge. The presence of Viswa, the cognizer of gross objects, is chiefly felt there. It alone is the cognizer of objects.

A knower of truth does not see any object other than ideas which, being identical with the mind, are the same as the non-dual Brahman. There is positive proof on the other hand to show that he was not a Buddhist. That which is conditioned by the triple conceptions of time, such as past, present and future is also verily Aum for reasons already explained.

Vedanta teaches us to see Brahman everywhere even in the so-called illusion. They dedicated their lives to the amelioration of man- kind. To our utter disillusionment we ultimately discover that we occupy ourselves with objects the existence and value of which must really be no more than those of appearances. From 12 the standpoint of the sense-organs, the mind is internal. To understand what is inferred or meant by the syllables Aum in this context is to realise the Absolute.

Mandukya Upanishad & Karika with Shankara Bhashya – Swami Nikhilananda

William Butler Yeatsthe Uoanishad poet, was inspired by the Upanishads and Mandukya Upanishad were among texts he commented on. The real point of analogy lies in their all-pervasiveness, purity and subtle nature. The idea that what we see is not Brahman and has got such attributes as birth, changeability, destruction, etc.