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Krishnaswami Iyer, the Vedantin of Bangalore, and to those Swamis of the Sri Ramakrishna Order, that have devoted their life’ to the philosophical pursuit of truth both upanisha the- ancient and from the modern view-points and that have’ been with me at Mysore. What, again, is that syllable?

For, in the case of duality, there would be no difference between the Advaita and the Samkhya and other systems. And such a distinction has to be made because all the three states have the common ipanishad of the absence of knowledge of Reality. 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.

In fact it employs the scientific method more rigorously than modern science does. Gaudapada denies the manifes- tation, evolution mandukyw the becoming of Atman. Now, what is Reality? And if that be the case, no room would be left for the Advaita which kafika the special feature of the Sruti.

The Mandukya Upanishad (Gaudapa Karika and Shankara Bhashya)

Therefore it is described as a positive existence which can be realised mandu,ya spotting it as the changeless and the constant factor in the three states.


This Atman is Brahman. Therefore there is no mistake in applying the limbs of Adhidaiva to Adhyatma. For, as the idea of silver that is superimposed upon the mother-of- pearl is unreal, so also the idea of Prana, etc. Mandukya Upanishad, verse 9. Mahony, on the other hand, states that Mandukya Upanishad probably emerged in the late fifth and early fourth centuries BCE, along with Prashna and Maitri Upanishads.

Mandukya Upanishad & Karika with Shankara Bhashya – Swami Nikhilananda

All this is unborn and enlightened Brahman IV. Apparently there is a contra- diction involved in the word. The Mandukya Upanishad, in verse 4, asserts the second state of Self upanishda inwardly cognitive with seven limbs, nineteen mouths, enjoying the exquisite, a state of brilliant Self.

Another illustration is that of the bird, which flies unobstructed in the sky and unattached to the surround- ing lands.

The Mandukya Upanishad (Gaudapa Karika and Shankara Bhashya)

If the being of creation literally took these three states to be three different consciousnesses providing three different states of enjoyment he would be in error. He who knows this is able to measure all and also comprehends all within himself. When Creation comes to an end it is but Maya ceasing to display duality.

Unlike most of the Upanishads, it does not relate any anecdote or any imaginary conversations to elucidate the subject-matter.

In both the states, the perceiver cognizes the impressions of gross physical objects experienced in akrika preceding states. This same Atman has four quarters. Therefore the conclusion is that if one takes his stand upon the causal or relative plane, then Turiya may be indicated as mandu,ya sub- stratum of the illusory ideas of Prana, etc. In the waking state man works to create the objects of his desire.


Part of a series on. The Sage has realised the infinite unity and singularity of Existence.

And Aum is verily of the upanisjad 12 essential character as the Atman; for it is the name for Atman. The M represents the Tamas of creation. And the transcendental Turiya which is beyond all causal relations and which is the ultimate substratum of all appearances, viz.

One cannot accuse a modern philosopher if he uses the arguments of modern science in order to refute the contentions of his opponents or establish his own position.

He quotes the views of the Vijnanavadins for the refutation of the realistic theory of consciousness which is, according to that school of thought, momentary, subject to birth and death and full ‘of misery. Ranade calls the aphoristic style of Mandukya Upanishad as highly influential on the Sutras of Indian philosophies that followed it, and that the Upanishad has served as a foundational text of the major Vedanta school of Hinduism. The reply of the wise is in the negative.

The immortal cannot become mortal, nor can the mortal become immortal. Its field is the dream upanishwd. Brahman is free from them. But even sushupti is also a vritti or an idea of the waking man, which arises in his mind on account of his seeking for a cause of the waking and dream experiences.

But this is not the Truth, because the appearance of the manifold is only an illusion and not a reality. mnadukya