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The Ultimate Reality is free from affirmation and negation, the inevitable characteristics of the relative. The rope, again, is seen in its true nature when the snake idea is removed.

The Mandukya Upanishad (Gaudapa Karika and Shankara Bhashya)

But they think they are subject karioa senility and death and by the very power of thought they appear to deviate from their true nature. Further, the control of the senses dama comes natural to them. Mandukya Upanishad, verse In this state the man himself becomes the light.

Therefore we have tried to elucidate Gaucjapada and Sankara with copious notes. This Self-Realization comes through Yoga meditation of the Yoga Sutras, the contemplative insight of Advaita Vedanta, and the intense devotion of Samaya Sri Vidya Tantra, the three of which complement one another like fingers on a hand.

Mandukya Upanishad & Karika with Shankara Bhashya – Swami Nikhilananda

The symbol selected by the Mandukya Upanishad as well as the other Upanishads is Aum, the word of all words. It cannot be thereby illusory superimposition because the super- imposition, in that case, would not appear as existing as it does. Likewise, the mind upamishad the dreamer is an object of perception of the dreamer alone. Reply — This is no mistake, for the unmanifested 16 Avyakrita is characterised by the absence of the know- ledge of time and space.

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Mandukya Upanishad,Gaudapada Karika

His great devotion to Sri Ramakrshna, the teacher of Universal Love, lends an additional charm to his life. M is the measure of the word AUM.

Therefore, Taijasa, the perceiver in the mind, within, is verily the same as Viswa.

The Atman is the witness not only of the three states but also of their cognizers, viz. Mandukya Upanishad, verse 1. This passage has been verily the basis upon which all the later systems of Vedantic philosophy have come to be built.

As a matter of fact, only Brahman exists and He upanishaf the One and All. And such a distinction has to be made because all the three states have the common feature of the absence of knowledge of Reality.

But Prajna is associated with sleep alone without dream ; therefore it is described as conditioned by cause only.

When the illusion disappears the substratum alone remains which, being one, admits of no difference. The mind, again, from the standpoint of Reality has no contact with any object. Ignorance means the forgetting of the Existence and Non-Duality of the Absolute.

Even in common parlance it is said that all that glitters is not gold. The manifestation of deep sleep, dream and waking is analogous to the throwing up of the rope by the juggler in the above illustration upwnishad the empirical selves known as Prajna, Viswa and Taijasa, related to the three states, are similar to the juggler, who appears to have climbed up the rope. For it is never possible for a thing to change its nature.


The Mandukya Upanishad (Gaudapa Karika and Shankara Bhashya)

The Sage has realised the infinite unity and singularity of Existence. Mandukya Karika, verse 3. Those who think of the process of creation believe it to be the manifestation of the superhuman power of God’, while others look upon it as of the same nature as dream and illusion. Really speaking, macrocosm and microcosm, both being mere forms of thought, are identical. He who knows the two experiencer and the objects of experienceappearing as many in the form of subject and objects of experience, though enjoying them, is 5 not affected thereby; because 6 all objects of expereince are experienced by one subject alone.

The Karika under discussion points out that the manifested universe is not non-existent like the son of a barren woman, ft has an empirical existence.

These ideas, namely, the ideas of teacher, taught, and scripture are for 4 the purpose of teaching which are therefore appear true till one realises the Highest Truth. Brahman is looked upon as the manifestor of the universe ; when he manifests the insentient objects he is said to be Prana, and when he manifests the sentient beings he is called Purusha.