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 3.6

On this there are the following verses:—

6. (K20) On understanding the “u”-ness of Taijasa, there takes place the distinct manifestation of the quality of utkarṣa (attraction) in. the worshipper; similarly by meditating on this portion of the Lord, there takes place the bothness (the integrity and want of hiatus of knowledge, of the waking and dream states.)—31.


By understanding this portion of the Lord, first there takes place utkarṣa or expansion of consciousness, and by meditating on it, the power of functioning in both states is acquired. The worshipper attains similarity with Taijasa both in the attribute of utkarṣa, i.e., in being capable of drawing all towards him, and in putting them to hypnotic sleep, and in the quality of ubhayatva, i.e., in retaining unbroken consciousness of the waking and dream states. There is no hiatus or gap in his consciousness. Here also the powers acquired are two-fold, one subjective, the other objective. The objective power is called utkarṣa or forcible drawing another from the waking state and sending him to sleep or dream world—the power of hypnotism. The subjective power is ubhayatva—bothness—the unbroken memory of dream and waking consciousness.

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