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