MANDUKYA UPANISHAD : INTRODUCTION-1.


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MANDUKYA UPANISHAD

INTRODUCTION-1.

The  Mandukya  Upanishad  is  the  shortest  amongst  the  principal  UPANISHAD-S  having  just  12 mantra-s  but  presents  the  quintessence  of  our  entire  UPANISHADIK  teaching.

It  analyses  the  entire  range  of  human  consciousness  in  the  three  states  of  waking  ( Jagrat ),  dream  ( Svapna ),  and  dreamless  sleep  ( Susupti ) which  are  common  to  all  men,  women, and  children.

It  asserts  unequivocally  that  the  Absolute  Reality  is  non-dual  ( Advaita )  and  attributeless  ( Nirguna ).

It  has  a  unique  method  of  approach  to  Truth.

It  provides  symbol  for  meditation  in  mono-syllable : AUM ---  comprising  of  three  sounds   A,  U,  M,  detailing  its  philosophical  implications.

According  to  MUKTIKOPANISHAD,  it  forms  the  epitome  of  all  the  hundred  and  eight  Upanishad-s  which  have  been  accepted  as  authentic.

To be continued  ....  


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