( The Scriptural Treatise )
The first chapter is termed as scriptural because the Upanishadik Mantra-s are given here with the Karika-stanzas apprehended to them at convenient points.
The 29 verses of Gaudapada do not strive to give a word - to - word commentary upon the Upanishadik texts.
The Karika only tries to re-arrange the ideas of the Upanishad into a pattern which can easily convey to the readers the central point of the scripture ---
the "Turiya", the Absolute Non-Dual Reality.
To be continued ....