Mandukya Upanishad (Gaudapa Karika and Shankara Bhashya)

by Swami Nikhilananda | 1949 | 115,575 words | ISBN-13: 9788175050228

This is the English translation of the Mandukya Karika by Gaudapada, which is a commentary on the Mandukya Upanishad. The school of philosophy this book attempts to expose is ‘Advaita Vedanta’, a non-dualistic path to spiritual realization of the self. Many of the verses from the Karika attempt to illustrate the identification of the Atman (self) ...

Mandukya Karika, introduction

Here commence Gauḍapāda’s Kārikās in explanation of the Māṇḍūkya Śruti:—


Regarding this there are these Ślokas.

Shankara Bhashya (commentary)

In explanation of the foregoing (texts) there are these Ślokas.

Gauḍapāda takes up the preceding six texts of the Upaniṣad and comments upon them as follows:—

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