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Thus have the wise settled the birthlessness of cause and effect. As such an experience of boredom would regardless of circumstance also be to enjoy the privilege of experiencing. This duality consisting in the subject-object relationship is nothing but the vibration of consciousness. The letter A leads to visva and the letter U to taijasa.

Mandukya Upanishad & Karika with Shankara Bhashya – Swami Nikhilananda

For them duality constitutes both [the Real and the unreal]. In truth, all such ideas are always imagined in Atman. This unity occurs only through Self Realisation or after the dissolution of the said three “quarters” of AUM or the Universe karikz to unmanifest knowledge which is described next through verses When the mind has attained sameness, do not disturb it again.

To understand what is inferred or meant by the syllables Aum in this context is to realise the Absolute. Retrieved from ” https: Duties of worship Duties of worship arise only for those who think something is born and who are thus miserable.

What is called the illustration of a seed and a sprout is always equal to the major term [yet to be proved]. May we see with our eyes what is auspicious; May we, endowed with body strong with limbs, offering praise, complete the full span of life bestowed upon us by the divine beings; May Indra, of enhanced fame, be auspicious unto us; May Pushan, who is all-knowing, be auspicious unto us; May Tarkshya, who is the destroyer of all evils, be auspicious unto us; May Brihaspati bestow upon us auspiciousness!


This identical Atman, or Self, in the realm of sound is the syllable OM, the above described four quarters of the Self being identical with the components of the syllable, and the components gwudapada the syllable being identical with the four quarters of the Self. The ignorance regarding antecedence and succession reveals birthlessness. He who knows thus, measures all and becomes all. Hence this [our view] is not opposed to theirs.

When the fascination for cause and effect ceases, there is no further springing up of cause and effect. There exists no cause that gaudapxda produce it.

AUM is the fearless Brahman. Both experiences have a beginning and an end. The experience termed here as enjoyment is meant as the enjoyment of privilege. But that Turiya is ever the all seer.

The creation which is differently set forth by means of [the illustrations of] earth, gold, sparks etc. Regarding both body and Atman as his abode, he remains satisfied with what comes by chance. The Unborn Self is known by the [knowledge that is] unborn. Without the experience of dreams or sensory input there is nothing to differentiate within consciousness. Duties of worship arise only for those who think something is born and who kadika thus miserable.

Meditation on the “soundless” brings no attainment. These [creatures], perceptible to the consciousness of the man in the waking state, have no existence apart from his consciousness. Mandukya Upanishad, verse 8. This state is beyond all empirical experiences. This is that Supreme Truth where nothing is born whatsoever.


Turiya is that Consciousness Absolute that Observer. The mind that is in deep sleep should be awakened and the kairka that is distracted should be brought back to tranquillity again. Thus the Lord imagines.

But they think they are subject to senility and death and by the very power of thought they appear to deviate from their true nature. Just as dream and magic, as well as a city in the sky, are seen to be unreal, so too, is this universe seen to be unreal from the Vedanta texts by the wise.

Prana and Purusha have different subtleties of aspect and understanding when used or referred to in different situations. What is it krika Alone Truly Exists? For the object is certainly non-existent and [the ideas constituting] the appearances of object are not separate from consciousness. You have to be a member in order to post comments. All souls are devoid of any covering and are by nature kariks.

The Self is devoid of all external organs, and is above all internal organs. Just as from a magical seed comes out a sprout of that very nature which is neither permanent nor destructible, so too, is the reasoning applicable in respect of objects.

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Those who know all about creation say that Reality consists in creation. In a dream, what has been discussed with friends and others [and settled] is not resorted to when awake.

The true reality, state Karikasis nondual and it is Atman.