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The Self realised one, the person that recognises the Absolute, the knowledge that is The Absolute, this Creation that is the Knowledge that is The Absolute is worthy of being heard is the meaning here. Turiya is not that which is conscious of the inner subjective world, nor that which is conscious of the outer objective world, nor that which is conscious of both, nor that which is a mass of consciousness.

Therefore all misery as well as its cause associated with the three states, are imagined by us to subsist in Turiya. Radhakrishnan seems to suggest that Sankara thinks waking experiences to be more real than the dream ones. It is that word Aum which being divided into parts, is viewed from the standpoint of letters. Prajna Atman, whose sphere is deep sleep, is M, the third letter of AUM, because both are the measure and also because in them all become one.

Therefore we have tried to elucidate Gaucjapada and Sankara with copious notes. For the most part the translation is reliable and we have looked into it while preparing our translation.

All things are empty of true being. It is said by the Sages that to know the one thing is to know all things. Each of these subjects is dealt with in a chapter. Gaudapada salutes this Narayana in the opening verse of the fourth chapter of the Karika. Vedanta says that non-duality Turiya alone is real and ever-existent. Auspicious forms may we behold with the eyes. Both percep- tion and memory are forms of thought, in the absence of which the seer remains indistinguishably 11 in the form of Prana in the heart alone.


The only difference is the limitation of space associated with dream objects.

Even the conclusions of the Buddhist philos- ophers can be found in some place or other of the Upanishads. The Upanishad’s verse 5 states the third state of Self as one without desire or anticipations, where pure conscience is his only mouth, where he is in unified cognition, enjoying the delight, a state mandukyya blissful Self.

Mahdukya ideas, possible only from the standpoint of igno- rance, cannot contradict Turiya because they are unreal and negatable- by knowledge. Do not see the created objects, remembering that all this is the unborn Atman. It is because Prajna does not, like Viswa and Taijasa, perceive anything of the duality, 1 external to and other 2 than itself and born 3 of the cause known as Avidya.

Their tranquility sama is also natural. What, again, is that syllable? Similarly the various ideas one has with regard to the manifold, are non-different from Brahman.

Mandukya Upanishad & Karika with Shankara Bhashya – Swami Nikhilananda

The second Upanishad declares that Brahman is the Atman. It is because Prajna does not see the unreal external world produced by Avidya, therefore it is not aware of mis-apprehension. What is indescribable in words cannot be discriminated about as permanent or impermanent. If Turiya were something totally different from the three states, then no scriptural teaching would be effective in establishing it. Sankara refers to this in his commentary on the first verses of the last three chapters of the Kdrikd.

Mandukya Upanishad – Wikipedia

Cognisers of dream and ideas in the waking state are identical. But Dharma is not really identical with Akasa as the latter is known, from the empirical standpoint, to contain the element of insentiency ijarjia. Das Gupta tries to karka that Gaudapada has borrowed his ideas from the Buddhist philosophers.

To embrace or compre- hend the universe after realizing it as the non-dual Brahman, gives us peace that passeth all understanding.

Ranade’s views on the importance of Mandukya Upanishad and Gaudapada’s commentary on Vedanta school, particularly Advaita Vedanta sub-school of Hinduism, is shared by modern era scholars such as Hacker, Vetter and others. Vedanta is not certainly pantheism as it does not recog- nize any God, independent krika the Self, who is the universe. It is peace; it is Liberation; it is birthless and cannot be described in words.


Mandukya Upanishad with Gaudapada’s Karika

How can manfukya expect that an entity that is birthless and immortal should become mortal? The Absolute in Truth is the Singularity. Can the one exist independent of the other?

Like all true philosophers, not mere metaphysicians, he starts with the perceptual world and pursues the enquiry. Swami Rama has provided an upanoshad of this Upanishad from the experiential standpoint in his commentary Enlightenment without God. But when this attachment to causality wears away, cause and effect become non—existent. Therefore these two, cause and effect, i.

But Vedanta really teaches us how to enjoy the world after realizing its true nature. The presence of Viswa, the cognizer of gross objects, is chiefly felt there. The rest is common with the previous Sruti. The Viswa the subject of the waking state experiences consciousness associated with gross external karikka whereas, here in the dream statethe object of experience is consci- ousness consisting of Vasanas the impressions of past experience.

Madnukya common feature is: If the Ultimate Reality be complete or perfect in itself and self-satiated aptakamathen the act of creation can never be predicated of it. It is only Gaudapada that has successfully demonstrated in his Karika that upsnishad non-dual Atman declared in the Gpanishads as the Ultimate Reality is not a theological XIV PREFACE dogma, and that it does not depend upon the mystic- experiences of the Yogis; but that it is a metaphysical rather a philosophical truth which satisfies the demands; of universal tests and which is based upon reason independent of scriptural authority.

And how utterly impossible it is for the real to be the cause of the unreal! As at night, owing to the indiscri- mination produced by darkness, all percepts become a mass of darkness as it were, so also in the state of deep sleep all objects of consciousness, verily, become a mass of consciousness.