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UPANISHAD MANDUKYA : Chapter-1. Agama Prakarana ( The Scriptural Treatise ) Sri Gaudapada's glossary begins : Karika Mantram-s 1 to 9. Mantram-6 : Discussion-1.

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06/02/2019
Mandukya Upanishad :

Chapter-1. Agama Prakarana ( The Scriptural Treatise )

Sri Gaudapada's glossary begins :

Karika Slokam-s 1 to 9.

Mantram : 6.

"Prabhavah sarva-bhavanam satamiti viniscayah,

sarvam janayati pranas-cetomsun-purushah prthak."

prabhavah = birth (is);

sarva-bhavanam = for all objects;

satam = which are existent;

iti = thus;

viniscayah = is well established;

sarvam = everything;

pranah janayati = unmanifest creates;

cetah-amsun = conscious beings;

purushah = purusha ( The Absolute );

prathak = distinctly.

" It is well established that something can come out as an effect only from a cause that is existent ( not non-existent ). The Prana manifests all insentient things; the Purusha ( The Lord ) creates separatively the conscious beings, the egoes, in their manifold forms.."

Discussion : 1.

Here Gaudapada is getting into a digression to explain the idea of Creation. When we start our enquiery of the 'Subject', it is natural that …

The Brihadaranyaka Upanishad : 2. Swami Krishnananda

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05/02/2019
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"Na va are patyuh kamaya patih priyo bhavati, atmanas tu kamaya patih priyo bhavati;
na va are jayayai kamaya jaya priya bhavati; atmanas tu kamaya jaya priya bhavati;
na va are sarvasya kamaya sarvam priyam bhavati;
atmanas tu kamaya sarvam priyam bhavati."  (Bri.U. 2.4.5) :

Nobody loves anything for its own sake. Here is a masterstroke of genius from Yajnavalkya, the great sage: Nobody loves anything for its own sake. We are accustomed to this slogan of love, and we consider that as something very pre-eminent in our daily life. We love people, we love wealth, we love land, we love property.

There is such a thing called love in this world, but who does love want, and what is the purpose of this love?

Psychologically, as well as metaphysically and philosophically, there seems to be an error in our notion that anything can be loved at all. The word ‘love’ becomes a misnomer when we investigate into its essences. If by love we mean affectionately clinging to som…

UPANISHAD MANDUKYA : Chapter-1. Agama Prakarana ( The Scriptural Treatise ) Sri Gaudapada's glossary begins : Karika Mantram-s 1 to 9. Mantram-5 : Discussion-3.

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14/01/2019
Mandukya Upanishad :

Chapter-1. Agama Prakarana ( The Scriptural Treatise )

Sri Gaudapada's glossary begins :

Karika Slokam-s 1 to 9.

Mantram : 5.

"Trishu dhamashu yad-bhojyam
bhokta yas-ca prakirtitah
vedai-tad-ubhayam yashtu sa
bhunjano na lipyate."

trishu dhamashu - in the three planes of consciousness;
yat bhojyam - that (which is) to be enjoyed;
bhokta - the enjoyer;
ca - and;
yah prakirtitah - that who is known;
veda - knows;
ubhayam etat - both of them;
yah - who;
tu - indeed;
sah - that (person);
bhunjanah - while enjoying;
na - not;
lipyate - affected.

" One who knows both the experiencer and the experienced, just as they have been described so far, as associating with the three states of consciousness, he is not at all affected even when he is experiencing (enjoying) the respective objects of the three states."

Discussion-3.

Even cancer in his throat was to "Sri Ramakrishna Paramhamsa" nothing but a suffering of the "Vaisvan…

The Brihadaranyaka Upanishad : 1. Swami Krishnananda

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13/01/2019

We have been going through various important themes of the teachings of the Upanishads, and many subjects have been covered. There was a great sage called Yajnavalkya. His name occurs in the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad. He was a master of spiritual wisdom. One day, when he had become aged, he told his wife Maitreyi, and another wife known as Katyayani, that he was retiring; and he said: “Whatever property I have, I shall divide between both of you. I shall take to sannyasa and go for meditation, and you take my property.”

The younger wife, Katyayani was very happy. “Good riddance, now the old man goes,” she perhaps thought; but the other wife, Maitreyi, was very mature. She said, “Sire, you want to offer me all your wealth? May I ask you one question: Can I become immortal through wealth? With all the treasures that you are now prepared to offer to me, can I become immortal?” Yajnavalkya said, “Far from it. You will be a well-to-do person like any other in the world, but ther…

UPANISHAD MANDUKYA : Chapter-1. Agama Prakarana ( The Scriptural Treatise ) Sri Gaudapada's glossary begins : Karika Mantram-s 1 to 9. Mantram-5 : Discussion-2.

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20/12/2018
Mandukya Upanishad :

Chapter-1. Agama Prakarana ( The Scriptural Treatise )

Sri Gaudapada's glossary begins :

Karika Slokam-s 1 to 9.

Mantram : 5.

"Trishu dhamashu yad-bhojyam
bhokta yas-ca prakirtitah
vedai-tad-ubhayam yashtu sa
bhunjano na lipyate."

trishu dhamashu - in the three planes of consciousness;
yat bhojyam - that (which is) to be enjoyed;
bhokta - the enjoyer;
ca - and;
yah prakirtitah - that who is known;
veda - knows;
ubhayam etat - both of them;
yah - who;
tu - indeed;
sah - that (person);
bhunjanah - while enjoying;
na - not;
lipyate - affected.

" One who knows both the experiencer and the experienced, just as they have been described so far, as associating with the three states of consciousness, he is not at all affected even when he is experiencing (enjoying) the respective objects of the three states."

Discussion-2.

To point out the Infinite with finite examples is, indeed, a futile effort and sure to be disappointing. And yet, if…

UPANISHAD MANDUKYA : Chapter-1. Agama Prakarana ( The Scriptural Treatise ) Sri Gaudapada's glossary begins : Karika Mantram-s 1 to 9. Mantram-5 : Discussion-1

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24/11/2018

Mandukya Upanishad :

Chapter-1. Agama Prakarana ( The Scriptural Treatise )

Sri Gaudapada's glossary begins :

Karika Slokam-s 1 to 9.

Mantram : 5.

"Trishu dhamashu yad-bhojyam
bhokta yas-ca prakirtitah
vedai-tad-ubhayam yashtu sa
bhunjano na lipyate."

trishu dhamashu - in the three planes of consciousness;
yat bhojyam - that (which is) to be enjoyed;
bhokta - the enjoyer;
ca - and;
yah prakirtitah - that who is known;
veda - knows;
ubhayam etat - both of them;
yah - who;
tu - indeed;
sah - that (person);
bhunjanah - while enjoying;
na - not;
lipyate - affected.

" One who knows both the experiencer and the experienced, just as they have been described so far, as associating with the three states of consciousness, he is not at all affected even when he is experiencing (enjoying) the respective objects of the three states."

Discussion-1.
1.1
Here we should not understand that a mere intellectual grasp of the three egos or mere academic knowledge of wha…

UPANISHAD MANDUKYA : Chapter-1. Agama Prakarana ( The Scriptural Treatise ) Sri Gaudapada's glossary begins : Karika Mantram-s 1 to 9. Mantram-3, and 4 : Discussion-

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01/11/2018

Mandukya Upanishad :

Chapter-1. Agama Prakarana ( The Scriptural Treatise )

Sri Gaudapada's glossary begins :

Karika Slokam-s 1 to 9.

Mantram-s : 3 and 4.

3.
Visvo hi sthula-bhuk-nityam taijasah pravivikta-bhuk,
ananda-bhuk-tatha prajnas tridha bhogam nibodhata.

visvah hi = visva indeed (is);
sthula bhuk = experiencer of the gross;
nityam = constant;
taijasah = taijasa;
pravivikta bhuk = experiencer of the subtle;
ananda bhuk = experiencer of the bliss;
tatha = and;
prajnah = prajna (is);
tridha = three fold;
bhogam = the experience;
nibhodhata = know.

"Know these to be the three - fold experiences; Visva always experiences the gross sense - objects, Taijasa enjoys the subtle world of objects and prajna the blissful."


4.
Sthulam tarpayate visvam praviviktam tu taijasam,
anandas-ca tatha prajnam tridha trptim triptim nibodhata.

sthulam tarpayate = the gross objects satisfy;
visvam = visva;
praviviktam = the subtle;
tu = whereas;
taijasam = taijasa;
anandah = b…