Consciousness in Gaudapada’s Mandukya-karika

by V. Sujata Raju | 2013 | 126,917 words

Summary: This essay is a critical study of Consciousness based on the models and mechanisms presented by Gaudapada in his Mandukya-karika: an ancient commentary on the Mandukya Upanishad. The latter is an important philosophical text in the Advaita-Vedanta school of Hindu Philosophy and contains a rigorous investigation on the nature of consciousness and the three states of experience (i.e., wakeful, dream and deep sleep). Consciousness, as an irrefutable principle, is demonstrated to be non-dual, continuous and pervasive in and through these three states of experience.


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