Mandukya Upanishad (Madhva commentary)
by Srisa Chandra Vasu | 1909 | 15,464 words | ISBN-13: 9789332869165
The English translation of the Mandukya Upanishad including the commentary of Madhva called the Bhasya. The describe the secret meaning of Om as the four names and aspects of the Lord (Vishva, Taijasa, Prajna and Turiya). This Upanishad is associated with the Atharva Veda and contains tweelve verses although Madhva reads the Gaudapada’s Karikas as ...
Karika verse 3.5
[On this there are the following verses.]
5. (K19) In meditating on the “a”-ness of Viśva the worshipper attains similarity with the Ādi-hood of Viśva, it is clear. By meditating on this part of the Lord as Viśva one further attains similarity with Him in his quality of āpti also. The worshipper of Viśva gets similarity with Him in having a beginning (ādi) and in being a fetcher (āpti).—30.
[Note.—Atva-vivakṣayām==in desiring to explain the appropriateness of His being called “a” or to meditate on the atva “(a”-ness) of Viśva, to explain the “a”-ness (atva) of Viśva.]
Madhva’s commentary called the Bhāṣya:
The words mātrā-sampratipattau mean meditating on a portion of the Lord. The Viśva has a beginning (on awaking from deep sleep, the Prājña is the beginning of Viśva, and on awaking from dream, the Taijasa is such beginning). The worshipper of viśva also acquires this state of “ādinala” or having a beginning.
Note.—“He becomes that on which one constantly meditates”—is a well-known occult formula. Therefore, if one meditates on Viśva as having an Ādi, he himself becomes an Ādi: if he meditates on Him as apīti, ho himself becomes an apīti. By constant meditation on an ideal, one becomes that ideal. The worshipper of Viśva becomes similar to Viśva, brings all objects to the soul in waking state, and is called apīti or the Fetcher, so the worshipper of Viśva becomes an Apīti, i.e., can fulfil the desires of others, and can bring all objects which they desire, and as Viśva is Ādi or has a beginning, so the worshipper of Viśva becomes an Ādi. Thus he attains these two kinds of similarity with Viśva, namely, he acquires the power of telergy or bringing all objects from the most distant places oven, and thus satisfying the desires of others, and becoming an Ādi himself, the power of coming out of deep sleep or dream at will. He can regulate the time of his waking to a minute. These twofold powers, one for himself and one for others, are the result of meditating on Viśva as “a”-ness.