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MANDUKYA UPANISHAD : INTRODUCTION-10.



MANDUKYA UPANISHAD
  INTRODUCTION-10.

In Muktiko  Upanishad  we  have  the  briefest  and  yet  the  most  glorious  review  on  Mandukya  wherein  it  is  said  "Mandukya  alone  is  sufficient  for  an  aspirant  to  reach  liberation"

( Mandukya  ekam  kevalam  Mumukshunam  vimuktaye ).

Though  it  consists  twelve  prose  mantra-s,  in  its  purview  it  examines  life  in  all  its  entirety  as  no  philosophy  in  the past  or  present  had  ever  succeeded.

Philosophy  in  the  East  as  well  as  the  West  has  been  generally  reviewing  life  in  one  of  its  facets,  called  the  "Waking - State."

But  philosophy  should  be  an  "interpretation" of  the  totality  of  human  experience  or  of  the  whole   of  life  from  the  standpoint  of  "Truth."

Both  Swami  Sri  Adi  Sankaracharya  and  Swamiji's  Guru  Sri  Gaudapada  gave  their  assent  to  this  definition.

In  Mandukya  we  will  have  a  strictly  self-evident  procedure  by  which  the  great  Rishi  helps  us  to  dissect  the  life  entirely  and  discover  the  Truth  in  it.

To be continued  ....

 

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