Mandukya takes up the three planes of Consciousness through which we flirt about in life earning our experience ---- for close observation and through study one by one.
The spirit of research and scholarship brought into the study of life by these great Rishi-s is unique in man's history of thought.
There is no attachment, sentimentality and no emotion.
Theirs was the quest for Truth, and truly they sought nothing but the Truth.
However unpleasant might have been in the conclusions which they had to arrive at during their enquiries, they did not get anxious, or worried, or discouraged, or frightened by them.
They diligently pursued their line of enquiry with unbounded heroism and insatiable thirst-to-know, until at last they reached the pinnacle of Truth and roared their experiences in these brief expressions, with ample dots and dashes, to their equally inspired disciples.
To be continued ....