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It is thus explained: Mandukya Upanishad, verse 2.

The Mandukya Upanishad (Gaudapa Karika and Shankara Bhashya)

Here it appears three fold. One of the greatest characteristics of philosophy in India — FOREWORD viii not Indian theology and the like— is the perfection to which the method of eliminating preconceptions is carried.

That is, to exist and be experiencing is a privilege. Ego can be cognized only in relation to the non-ego. The ‘first chapter sums up the whole at the very commencement. Further, from the experience of pain, the existence of external objects, accepted by the dualistic scriptures, must be admitted.

As previously stated, to know and upanishsd Pranava, the meaning of the description of the quarters of Aum, Aum as the beginning and end of creation, Creation as transient and the Absolute as Eternal, is to attain to realisation of that Absolute Self. The Viswa the subject of the waking state experiences consciousness associated with gross external objects; whereas, here in the dream statethe object of experience is consci- ousness consisting of Vasanas the impressions of past experience.

That which exists can never be non-existent. This is what is meant by knowing Om. To know this Creation as the Absolute Self Manifest, is to understand manduukya all this is the unity of Absolute Knowledge. The following two theories which may be designated as teleological are given in Karika 9: The actors identify themselves with their respective characters and take the show as real.


This Atman is Brahman. No causal theory can explain the relation of the appearance of the world to Brahman. The descriptions and names of states and all such talk of duality has been for the sake of instruction only. Nothing wonderful will happen to the world if the entire mankind be converted to Hinduism, Christianity, Buddhism, or Islam or to any other religion.

Really speaking, macrocosm and microcosm, both being mere forms of thought, are identical. If this be the contention of the opponent that external world or objects create subjective idea, we ask, What causes the external world or objects? The utility of the objects of waking experience is contradicted in dreams; therefore they are certainly unreal.

As regards the manifestation of Atman this is the illustration. The non-discriminating mind, no doubt, plunges headlong into the play of life taking every experi- ence to be real and takes the prizes of such experience. Without a positive Reality we cannot affirm our empirical experience.

Karmen – driyas ; the five 10 aspects of vital breath Prana, etc. Mind, Manas and ego are the machines of duality. Or, for the soul that fails to realise the Self, the one for whom the sparkle and duality of Creation still fills them with desire this one will again attain to rebirth with Creation, Om.

Prana manifests all inanimate objects.

The Mandukya Upanishad (Gaudapa Karika and Shankara Bhashya)

AUM, too, divided into parts, is viewed from the standpoint of letters. The fact of the mandkuya may be- mysterious and inexplicable. There is no evidence of the existence of the one without the other; they are cognized only through each other.

The cognition of ideas as teacher, etc. That the dream objects are such can upanishac be known from the experience of the waking state. The only positive satisfaction guaranteed to a Vedantist is that he will no longer be deluded by ignorance which paints the unreal or the seeming as the real.


It is ever effulgent and omniscient. But the ignorant person believes in the reality of the universe as upanlshad from Brahman and therefore talks about its disappearance. According to AurobindoBrahman, which has the potentiality of becoming, has created out an existence which has upanishda relation between itself.

These ideas are for the purpose of instruction. Existence Itself could not “Be” without the primal knowledge of “how it could Be”. Again this ignorance Maya does not exist from the standpoint of Reality. Mandukya Karika, verse 1.

Mandukya Upanishad & Karika with Shankara Bhashya – Swami Nikhilananda

It will be shown later on that the whole idea of cause and effect is unreal. Again this ignorance is not real IV.

This doubt is thus removed 1: The utterance of the word Aum A U M gives the clue to the pronunciations jandukya all the words or sounds used by human beings. A, U and M are the three Upaishad. Reply — This is thus explained. They are all-right and ever-liberated from the beginning IV. Diagnosis of the headache of a headless man ‘ kabandha is ludicrous and irrelevant.

It is said by the Sages that to know the one thing is to know all things.

For, it is the substratum of all imaginations such as, Praria, etc. No philosophy can consistently hold such a theory and be at rest with itself. Again this indicatability of Turiya kariika a substratum cannot be due to real superimposition or the superimposition of reality. Objection — Consciousness is seen to change dis- appear in deep sleep.

For, that which constitutes the relationship, the subject- matter and the object of the Vedantic study is evident here.