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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-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…

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

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14/10/2018

Mandukya Upanishad :

Chapter-1. Agama Prakarana ( The Scriptural Treatise )

Sri Gaudapada's glossary begins :

Karika Slokam-s 1 to 9.

Slokam-2.

"Daksinaksjasahi-mukhe visvo manasy-antastu taijasah,
akase ca hrdi prajnas-tridha dehe vyavasthitah."

daksina aksi mukke - ( is in the  ) right eye;
visvah - visva;
antah manasi - ( is ) within the mind;
tu - whereas;
taijasah - taijasa;
akase hrdi - ( is in the ) space within the heart;
ca prajnah - and prajna;
tridha - in three different ways;
dehe - in the body;
vyvasthitah - ( is ) placed.

"Visva works from the right eye, Taijasa from the mind, and Prajna from the heart-space. Thus, the one Self is conceived as working from the three headquarters as three distinct entities."

Discussion-5.

If the poison in a serpent is not killing the serpent, it is because it is well protected and kept in the sacks called the fangs; it is syringed out only where the serpent's teeth have bitten through.

Or else, the …

UPANISHAD MANDUKYA : Chapter-1. Agama Prakarana ( The Scriptural Treatise ) Sri Gaudapada's glossary begins : Karika Slokam-s 1 to 9. Slokam-2. Discussion-4. 25/09/2018

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25/09/2018

Mandukya Upanishad :

Chapter-1. Agama Prakarana ( The Scriptural Treatise )

Sri Gaudapada's glossary begins :

Karika Slokam-s 1 to 9.

Slokam-2.

"Daksinaksjasahi-mukhe visvo manasy-antastu taijasah,
akase ca hrdi prajnas-tridha dehe vyavasthitah."

daksina aksi mukke - ( is in the  ) right eye;
visvah - visva;
antah manasi - ( is ) within the mind;
tu - whereas;
taijasah - taijasa;
akase hrdi - ( is in the ) space within the heart;
ca prajnah - and prajna;
tridha - in three different ways;
dehe - in the body;
vyvasthitah - ( is ) placed.

"Visva works from the right eye, Taijasa from the mind, and Prajna from the heart-space. Thus, the one Self is conceived as working from the three headquarters as three distinct entities."

Discussion-4.

This is an instance where modern biologists get shocked by the seemingly false statements made by the great RISHI-S. But they must understand that the RISHI-S of Ancient were not, in any sense of the term, so ignorant …

UPANISHAD MANDUKYA : Chapter-1. Agama Prakarana ( The Scriptural Treatise ) Sri Gaudapada's glossary begins : Karika Slokam-s 1 to 9. Slokam-2. Discussion-3.

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04/09/2018

Mandukya Upanishad :

Chapter-1. Agama Prakarana ( The Scriptural Treatise )

Sri Gaudapada's glossary begins :

Karika Slokam-s 1 to 9.

Slokam-2.

"Daksinaksjasahi-mukhe visvo manasy-antastu taijasah,
akase ca hrdi prajnas-tridha dehe vyavasthitah."

daksina aksi mukke - ( is in the  ) right eye;
visvah - visva;
antah manasi - ( is ) within the mind;
tu - whereas;
taijasah - taijasa;
akase hrdi - ( is in the ) space within the heart;
ca prajnah - and prajna;
tridha - in three different ways;
dehe - in the body;
vyvasthitah - ( is ) placed.

"Visva works from the right eye, Taijasa from the mind, and Prajna from the heart-space. Thus, the one Self is conceived as working from the three headquarters as three distinct entities."

Discussion-3.

*Of the two eyes, if we try to make a comparative study, we shall find  - - and the options would vouch for it - - that the right eye is more powerful than the left eye.
When any other sense-organ is missing in us, we …

The Problem in Understanding the Upanishads - 2. Swami Krishnananda

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26/08/2018
2.

Ten Upanishads are the foundation. These ten are: the Isavasya Upanishad, the Kena Upanishad, the Katha Upanishad, the Prasna Upanishad, the Mundaka Upanishad, the Mandukya Upanishad, the Taittiriya Upanishad, the Aitareya Upanishad, the Chhandogya Upanishad and the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad. This is the usual sequence in which these ten important Upanishads are traditionally recounted, but modern scholars have a different sequence. They consider the oldest as the best and the later ones as less important. Western scholars, especially, have introduced this new system of placing the Upanishads in a novel order, or sequence, considering the prose Upanishads as older and the versified ones as later. The thoughts of these so-called older ones are supposed to be more foundational and determinative than the later ones. Whatever it be, this aspect of the matter is not important for us. What is of consequence is that all the ten Upanishads are very important for some reason or o…

The Problem in Understanding the Upanishads - 1. Swami Krishnananda

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03/08/2018
1. We were touching upon the subject of the Upanishads. I made reference to the Veda Samhitas, Brahmanas, Aranyakas and the Upanishads being the section-wise classification of the Vedic lore. There are supposed to be more than 1,000 editions or versions of the Vedas, with slight differences of words or letters in varying cases. If there are more than 1,000 such versions – we are told in this context that each version has its own Upanishad, so theoretically at least, traditionally, the information that has come to us is that there are more than 1,000 Upanishads – we do not find them; they are not extistent. What is available to us is only a group of about 108 Upanishads, or two or three more.
108 Upanishads are prominent and very well known. One of the Upanishads, which is known as the Muktikopanishad, gives a section-wise list of these 108 Upanishads; but ten of them are the most important. The philosophically important Upanishads are ten out of the 108 and all the remaini…