Anandagiri * in his commentary on the Gaudapada-Karika- bhasya (that goes under the name of Sankara) mentions that. Gaudapada practised penance at. Gauḍapāda’s work is Māṇḍūkyakārikā, which consists of verses. Each verse is called a kārikā. Śaṅkara writes a commentary on the 12 mantras of the. This is the English translation of the Mandukya Karika by Gaudapada, which is a commentary on the Mandukya Upanishad. The school of.

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Reality is birthless, sleepless, dreamless, nameless, formless, ever-resplendent and omniscient. According to the disputants who hold that the effect is the origin gaueapada the cause and the cause is the origin of the effect, birth may be possible, just as a father might be born of a son.

Hinduism portal Spirituality portal Indian religions portal India portal. Those who know all about creation say that Reality consists in creation.

Gaudapada-Karika [Sanskrit-English]

That is the object of vision to the wise. Again, some say that thirty-one categories constitute It, yet some others hold that they are infinite. OM is indeed the beginning, middle and end of everything. Mandukya Karika, verse 4.

GAUDAPADA | mandukya karika

Those who perceive it as having birth, may as well see footprints in the sky. By the term nature is to be known that which comes into karkka through right attainments, which is intrinsic, inborn, and non-produced, and which does not give up its character.


The Unborn Self is known by the [knowledge that is] unborn.

They are incomprehensible, because they are not subject to the relation of cause and effect. It is a settled fact that coming into being can be said gaudspada of positive entities that exist. Absorbed in that idea, he realizes it as Atman.

Therefore non-duality is auspicious. The middle term [viz. The same Atman explained before as being endowed with four quarters is now described from the standpoint of faudapada syllable AUM. In both deep sleep and “Transcendental Awareness” there is no consciousness of objects but the objective consciousness is present in an unmanifested “seed” form in deep sleep, while it is transcended in Turiya. Know these to be the threefold experience.

He who truly knows this interprets, without any fear, the meaning of the Vedas. Views Read Edit View history.

Mandukya Upanishad with Gaudapada’s Karika

Those that are familiar with the Personal Deity call It the Personal Deity and those that are familiar with the void, the void. How can one expect that an entity that is birthless and immortal should become mortal?

But by thinking of decay and death, and becoming absorbed in that thought, they deviate [from that nature]. It is unperceived, unrelated, incomprehensible, uninferable, unthinkable gaudspada indescribable. The reply of the wise is in the negative. The controlled mind is verily the fearless Brahman, the light of whose omniscience is all—pervading.


Gaudapada’s Karika on the Mandukya Upanishad

Likewise, the mind of the dreamer is an gauapada of perception of the dreamer alone. The mind that is in deep sleep should be awakened and the mind that is distracted should be brought back to tranquillity again.

Just as the fire-brand set in motion appears as straight, crooked etc.

The behaviour of the mind thus restrained, which is free from all imagination and which is endowed with discrimination, should be noticed. That state where there is only perception without the actual presence of an object is said gaudaapada be the ordinary dream state.

It neither is nor is not. This awareness is not a metaphor, nor born, it is real. The objects, although similar to the unreal, look as though real.