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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Its consciousness is outward-turned. He is the inner controller. They are the objects of the mind of the waking man and do not exist apart from it. As long as one is completely absorbed in cause and effect, so gaudaapda does transmigration continue. He who knows conclusively the common similarities in the three states, becomes worthy of worship and adoration by all beings, and is also a great sage.

From a thing that is born, why is it that its antecedent cause is not comprehended? Another estimate places him around the early 6th century. Duties of worship arise only for those who think something is born and who are thus miserable. It is ever effulgent and omniscient. Having realized Non—duality, behave in the world like an inert object.

Having attained the non-dual, one should conduct oneself as though one were a dullard. When the Truth is realised, duality does not exist. The causality of Brahman is denied by such a statement kqrika “Who can cause It to come into birth? That which bears semblance of birth, appears as though moving, and, similarly seems to be a thing [of attributes], kwrika consciousness that is birthless, unmoving and non-material, serene and non-dual.

Just as to the children the sky becomes soiled by dirt, so too, to the unwise the Self becomes tainted by impurities.

Gaudapada’s Karika on the Mandukya Upanishad

This Imperishable Word is the whole of this visible universe. The reply of the wise is in the negative. This is the illustration with regard to birth. This is birthless, sleepless, dreamless, and self-luminous. Having known thus, the enlightened one becomes rooted in tranquillity.


Om is Brahmanboth the higher and lower, as well as Ishvara residing in the hearts of everyone, it is both without measure and of unlimited measure, the cessation of duality, it is bliss. The knowers of the heart ascribe Reality to it, whereas it is attributed to virtue and vice by those who know them. There is no doubt that the mind, which is in reality non—dual, appears to be dual in dreams; likewise, there is no doubt that what is non—dual i.

Prana manifests all inanimate objects. Therefore non— dualism alone is free from error. How can that which is subject to modification be Eternal?

GAUDAPADA | mandukya karika

According to him who holds that the cause itself is the effect, the cause must be born. In the case of all birthless entities the terms permanent and non-permanent can have no application. The same Atman explained before as being endowed with four quarters is now described from the standpoint of the syllable AUM. Again, that which is said to exist on gaudapwda strength of the views advanced by other schools of thought does not really exist.

The knowers of Reality say that the knowledge which is free from imagination and unborn is not ggaudapada from the knowable.

Gaudapada-Karika [Sanskrit-English]

The dreamer associates himself [with the dream conditions], experiences those objects, even as the one, well instructed here [goes from one place to another and sees objects belonging to those places].

He who knows thus, exalts he flow of knowledge and becomes equalised; in his family there will be born no one ignorant of Reality. The duality that is co-existent with both object and its perception is said to be the ordinary waking state.

Another reason for this identity is the all—pervasiveness of each. Gahdapada third quarter is Prajna, whose sphere is deep sleep, in whom all experiences become unified, who is, verily, a mass of consciousness, who is full of bliss and experiences bliss and who is the door leading to the knowledge of dreaming and waking. He who knows these two, [viz. It enjoys subtle objects. Criticism of religion Ethics in religion Exegesis History of religion Religion Religious language Religious philosophy Relationship between religion and science Political science of religion Faith and rationality more Therefore the gausapada say that the unreality established by reason is proclaimed by scripture.


We do not quarrel with them. The only difference is the limitation of space associated with dream objects.

For it is not possible for the son of a barren woman to be born either really or through maya. Likewise, the mind of the waking man is an object of his perception alone.

The objects, too, are imagined in the non—dual Atman. I salute Brahman, the destroyer of the fear of those who take refuge in Gaudapaada, though unborn, appears to be associated with birth through Its own majestic powers; which, though motionless, appears to be moving; and which, though non— dual, appears to have assumed many forms to those whose vision is deluded by the perception of diverse objects and their attributes.

Some claim creation is the result of the expansion of the Self, some claim it is a mere magic show, some claim the creation is from God’s desire, some claim Kala time creates all beings.

The Mandukya Upanishad (Gaudapa Karika and Shankara Bhashya)

Because Brahman is ever unborn, therefore it is never possible for Taudapada to be other than what It is. There is no evidence of the existence of the one without the other; they are cognized only through each other. Such birth is not established, everything is said to be Unborn. The full text of the The Mandukya Upanishad Gaudapa Karika and Shankara Bhashya in English is available here and publically gaduapada free to read online.

But the jivas cannot possibly be anything like a substance or a non— substance.