7 Jul Mandukya Upanishad & Karika with Shankara Bhashya – Swami Nikhilananda. Anandagiri * in his commentary on the Gaudapada-Karika- bhasya (that goes under the name of Sankara) mentions that. Gaudapada practised penance at. THE MANDUKYA-KARIKA. (Mandukya Upanisad & Gaudapada-karika). Sanskrit text with [Swami Gabhirananda] on *FREE* shipping on.

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The non perception of duality is common to kariak Prajna and Turiya. The wise say that the states of waking and dream are the same, in view of the similarity of the objects [seen in both the states] and in view of the well-known ground of inference.

Prior to creation all this was of the nature of the birthless Reality. Certain disputants postulate the birth of an entity already existing, while some others, proud of their intelligence, and opposing among themselves, postulate the birth of what is not existing already.

The Mandukya Upanishad (Gaudapa Karika and Shankara Bhashya)

Brahman here refers gaudapads the lower conditioned Brahman of creation. They describe the three: 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. He thinks that before the creation all was of the same nature as the birthless Reality. Prana is known as the breath that supports life so it is seen as a vital force.

Those two well known Visva and Taijasa are taken lit. Gaudaapada Upanishad, verse 5. Its consciousness is outward-turned.

In these three ways he dwells in the body.

I bow down to that Yoga which is devoid of touch with anything [that implies relationship], which conduces to the happiness of all beings and is beneficial, and which is free from dispute and contradiction and is taught by the scriptures. May we hear through our ears what is auspicious; Ye, fit to be worshipped! This Knowledge is proclaimed to be unattached, since it is unrelated to any other gwudapada.


Mandukya Upanishad & Karika with Shankara Bhashya – Swami Nikhilananda

Therefore consciousness is not born, nor are things perceived by it born. By using this site, you agree gaufapada the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The appearances do not emerge from Consciousness, for their nature is not that of a substance.

Mandukya Upanishad, verse 3. He is the Lord of all.

Mandukya Upanishad with Gaudapada’s Karika

The meaning is, Which quarter is the One quarter that knows all other quarters or states, karikx at the same time is unknown by those three states? For this Entity [the Self] is ever luminous by Its very nature.

After creation with Maya and duality ended the Absolute alone remains. Prajna knows neither himself nor others, neither truth karik untruth. The U in aUm will become prominent after the work, action and knowledge of the A in Aum is completed. When consciousness is in motion, the appearances do not come from elsewhere. Having known OM thus, one attains ksrika the identity with the Self. The first quarter is vaisvanara. The gaudapzda would be said when on hearing a sound the principle of hearing would be said to be gratified.

He who knows thus, measures all and becomes all. The knowers of Reality say that the knowledge which is free from imagination and unborn is not distinct from the knowable. The knowers of the heart ascribe Reality to it, whereas it is attributed to virtue and vice by those who know them.

A man of puerile imagination definitely covers the Self by affirming that It “exists”, “exists not”, “exists and exists not”, or again, “exists not”, “exists not”, and by possessing such views as [that It is] changing and unchanging, both changing and unchanging and non-existent.


How can there be any result when the cause is absent. The wise declare the unreality of all objects in a dream because they are located within [the body] and also because they are confined within a limited space. Some say that twenty-five categories constitute the Reality, whereas others speak of twenty-six.

Here ends the First Chapter in the Gaudapada Karika. He who knows these both does not become attached to objects though enjoying them. Others contemplating the nature of this existence attribute the appearance of the universe to the same forms of delusion or illusion that manifest objects in dreams or other conscious states.

Understand the nature of the mind when it contains the seed of attachment. Verses of the Gaudapada Karika are traditionally associated with Verse 7 of the Mandukya Upanishad.

The duality that is co-existent with both object and its perception is said to be the ordinary waking state. The Self resides in one’s body in three forms: In reality, states Gaudapada, there is no creation of souls from Brahman as they are identical. This separateness cannot be the real meaning of those passages.

Having seen unreal things in the waking state, one, deeply impressed, sees those very things in a dream. As in dream consciousness vibrates through illusion, as though dual by nature, so in the waking state consciousness gaudapasa through illusion as though possessed of dual appearances. Similar is the conclusion with regard to individual souls.

What is it that Alone Truly Exists?