Gaudapadakarika, Gauḍapādakārikā, Gaudapada-karika: 1 definition


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Vedanta (school of philosophy)

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Source: Preceptors of Advaita

Gauḍapādakārikā (गौडपादकारिका) (or Āgamaśāstra) is the name of a philosophical work attributed to Gauḍapāda.—After he was blessed with the intuitive wisdom of the Absolute, must have taught those who gathered round him the truth he had discovered and embodied it in a work which came to be called the Āgamaśāstra or Gauḍapāda-kārikā. It is an exposition of a short but important Upaniṣad called the Māṇḍūkya, which is counted as one of the principal Upaniṣads by all the schools of Vedānta. Besides the Māṇḍūkyakārikā, other works are also attributed to Gauḍapāda.

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Vedanta (वेदान्त, vedānta) refers to a school of orthodox Hindu philosophy (astika), drawing its subject-matter from the Upanishads. There are a number of sub-schools of Vedanta, however all of them expound on the basic teaching of the ultimate reality (brahman) and liberation (moksha) of the individual soul (atman).

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