Mandukya, Māṇḍukya: 4 definitions
Mandukya means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
Vedanta (school of philosophy)Source: Hindu Dharma Forums: Mandukya Upanishad
Mandukya means frog which can have four stages; awake, sleep, when dreaming, deep sleep and turiya or hibernation.
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).
General definition (in Hinduism)Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism
The name, "Mandukya" may have come about for several reasons:
1) Attribution to a sage called Manduka. Manduka means "son of Manduki" and a seer with this metronymic is mentioned in the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad along with the Mandukeyas, his disciples. The Mandukeyas figure in the Bhagavata Purana as the receivers of a branch of the Rig Veda from Indra.
2) Manduka is also a type of yoga – a "particular kind of abstract meditation in which an ascetic sits motionless like a frog". Mandukasana is one of the asanas (postures) described in yoga.
3) A text on the etymology of Vedas with the name "Manduki Shiksha" deals with the notes of the musical scale.
General definition (in Buddhism)Source: Khandro Net: Buddhism
The Sanskrit word, mandukya means frog. The Hindu scripture, Mandukya Upanishad, says that the three letters that comprise the chief mantra AUM (usually written OM in languages using the Latin alphabet) each signify a state of consciousness: A = waking, U = dreaming, and M = dreamless sleep.
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Māṇḍūkya (माण्डूक्य):—[from māṇḍūka] ([probably] [from] māṇḍūka), in [compound]
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Full-text (+22): Mandukyopanishad, Amatra, Shamkarananda, Mandukyashruti, Mandukya Karika, Mandukyopanishadaloka, Vaitathya, Aningana, Jagaritasthana, Mandukyopanishadbhashya, Avyapadeshya, Ekatmya, Mandukyopanishatkarika, Mandukyopanishaddipika, Mandukyopanishadbhashyasamgraha, Gaudapada, Cetomukha, Mahavakya, Jnanasamtati, Praviviktabhuj.
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Mandukya Upanishad (Gaudapa Karika and Shankara Bhashya) (by Swami Nikhilananda)
Mandukya Karika, introduction < [Chapter I - Agama Prakarana (Scripture)]
Mandukya Karika, verse 4.100 < [Chapter IV - Alatashanti Prakarana (Quenching the firebrand)]
Mandukya Upanishad, verse 12 < [Chapter I - Agama Prakarana (Scripture)]
Brihadaranyaka Upanishad (by Swāmī Mādhavānanda)
Shiva Gita (study and summary) (by K. V. Anantharaman)
Mandukya Upanishad (by Kenneth Jaques)
Preceptors of Advaita (by T. M. P. Mahadevan)
Yoga Vasistha [English], Volume 1-4 (by Vihari-Lala Mitra)
Chapter VIII - Application of om in the vedas and vedanta < [The om tat sat]
Chapter VII - The nominal meanings of om < [The om tat sat]
Chapter III - The ortheopy or analysis of om < [The om tat sat]