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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When we sleep, we feel the external things we dream about are real and the internal states as unreal, but in the awakened state we realize both are unreal. With the proper means one should bring under restraint the mind that is torn amid desire and enjoyment. All action has to be initiated, energy has to be deployed and utilised.

Introduction to the Mandukya Upanishad and Om. Relying on our senses our world is a material world. 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. But this [view of the non-dualist] is in no conflict with them.

If transmigratory existence be beginningless, its termination will not be reached. Hence thoughtful people hold to the principle of absolute non—creation. He thinks that before the creation all was of the same nature as the birthless Reality. Regarding both body and Atman as his abode, he remains satisfied with what comes by chance. The same condition i.

Mandukya Upanishad & Karika with Shankara Bhashya – Swami Nikhilananda

How can it ever be subject to delusion, when there is no cause for such delusion? Whether they be superior to another or equal, there is no ground to prove their reality. It should be known that all souls are, by nature, similar to ether, and Eternal. The knowers of gaudapaada chitta call It the chitta; and the knowers of righteousness and unrighteousness call It righteousness and unrighteousness.


Mandukya Upanishad,Gaudapada Karika

Even in a dream, what is imagined by the mind within is gaudapasa, while what is grasped outside by the mind is real. The second quarter is taijasa. This state is beyond all empirical experiences. The Purusha manifests the conscious beings in their manifold forms. When the Truth is realised, duality does not exist.

If [in your view] the effect is non-different from the cause and if, for that reason, the effect also is Unborn, how can the gaudzpada be Eternal, since it is non-different from the effect that undergoes birth? Those well-versed in the Vedic lore hold the Vedas [to be real], while the sacrificers subscribe it to the sacrifices.

In these gaudapadda ways he dwells in the body. Now hear from us about Ultimate Reality, which is free from all disputations.

Meditation, contemplation, mantra and prayer finally converge into a unified force directed towards the final stage, piercing the pearl of wisdom called bindu, leading to the Absolute. This is the conclusion of ,arika Karika on the Mandukya Upanishad.

He who knows these both does not become attached to objects though enjoying them. The objects are also imagined on the non-dual Self. If his mind, after attaining steadiness, again seeks external objects, he should make it one with Faudapada through great effort. The objects, although similar to the unreal, look as though real.

Similarly, remembering that everything is the Unborn Reality, one does not certainly see the born [i. The Gaidapada cannot be not conscious of its own existence because it is this very non-dual existence itself.


Gaudapada-Karika [Sanskrit-English]

Just as from a magical seed comes out a sprout of that very nature which is neither permanent nor gauadpada, so too, is the reasoning applicable in respect of objects. Mind is a servant that needs to be supervised by Buddhi. Both experiences have a beginning and an end. Where words fail to describe, no entity can be spoken of in a discriminative manner.

He, for whom there is thus the freedom vaudapada want of further acquisition of knowledge, is considered to be fit for Immortality.

I bow to that Reality who pervades the entire world by a diffusion of the rays of knowledge that pervade all things that are moving and unmoving, who after having enjoyed [in the waking state] all objects of enjoyment that are gross, and who again, after having drunk [in the dream state] all objects born of desire and illumined by the intellect, reposes while experiencing bliss Himself and making us all enjoy by His own illusory creation [maya], and who, through an attribution of maya, is the Fourth in number, and is Supreme, Immortal and Unborn.

The objects [in a dream] differ owing to the location within the body owing to the spatial limitation. It alone is the cognizer of objects. They did not go out of the fire-brand owing to their not being of the nature of substance.

Therefore they are called narrow—minded.