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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Gaudapada’s Karika on the Mandukya Upanishad

Having perceived Truth internally and having perceived it externally, one should become identified with Truth, should derive delight from Truth, and should never deviate from Truth.

The aspirant, resorting himself to devotion, remains in the conditioned Reality.

Therefore non-duality is auspicious. Gaudapada deals with perception, idealism, causality, Truth, and Reality.

There is none seeking Liberation and none liberated. He who knows this attains a superior knowledge, receives equal treatment from all and finds in his family no one ignorant of Brahman.

With the mind turned outward, He imagines diversely permanent objects as also impermanent things. In the even of prajna being apprehended gauvapada identical with M, [ i.

We have pointed out gaudapaxa length the Nairatmya standpoint of Buddhism and its total opposition to the Atman soul, substance, the permanent and universal in any form. Therefore, I shall describe that Reality which is free from limitation, is Unborn and is ever the same. Prana creates all; and the Supreme Self [Purusha] creates the conscious beings separately. They are illumined as well as free from the beginning.


Gaudapada-Karika [Sanskrit-English]

Similarly, It is said to be existing as the aggregate of bodies, even gauudapada ether exists like jars, etc Prana manifests all inanimate objects. As regards the manifestation of Atman this is the illustration. They who have well-settled convictions regarding That which is Unborn and ever the same, indeed are possessed of great knowledge in this world. Assuming how long each lived and when, Gaudapada is karjka to have lived sometime in the 7th century CE. Thus they are said to be masters since they are capable of knowing.

The grammarians call It the masculine, feminine and neuter genders; and still others, the Higher Brahman and the Lower Brahman. I make obeisance with my whole being to those holy feet—the dispellers of the fear of the chain of births and deaths—of my own gaudapqda teacher, who, through the light of his illumined wisdom, destroyed the darkness of delusion enveloping my mind; who put an end, for ever, to my appearance and gaudapaada in this terrible gahdapada of innumerable births and deaths; and who enables all others, too, that take shelter at his feet, to attain unfailing knowledge of the scriptures, peace and the state of perfect non—differentiation.

There exists no cause that can produce it. For the one who is free from letters, there is no attainment.

Gaudapada – Wikipedia

He who holds the view that the effect is born from an Unborn cause, has no example [to be cited]. The wise declare the unreality of all entities seen in dreams, because they are located within the body and the space therein is confined.


When knowledge is established in Atman it attains birthlessness and sameness.

But Prajna is associated with sleep in the form of cause and this sleep does not exist in Turiya. It is utterly impossible for the unreal to be born of the real. This Yoga that is said to be not in touch with anything is hard to be perceived by anyone karka the yogis, for the yogis who behold fear in what is fearless, are afraid of it. A man of puerile imagination definitely covers the Self faudapada affirming that It “exists”, “exists not”, “exists and exists not”, or again, “exists not”, “exists not”, and by possessing such views as [that It is] changing and unchanging, both jarika and unchanging and non-existent.

And whatever else there is, beyond the threefold division of time—that also is truly AUM. What is called the illustration of a seed and a sprout is always equal to the major term [yet to be proved]. In accordance with the perception of the cause of knowledge, the latter is deemed to be based on external objects.

Mandukya Upanishad with Gaudapada’s Karika

Birth of that which exists occurs only through maya and not in reality. He who knows this is able to measure all and also comprehends all within himself.

One should know the mind as passion-tinged, and should not disturb it when it has attained the state of equilibrium.