MANDUKYA UPANISHAD : Chapter-1. "AGAMA PRAKARANA" ( The Scriptural Treatise ) INTRODUCTION-5.
( The Scriptural Treatise )
A book of categories : - Parakarana is a book of instructions ( "Upadesa Grantham" ) and true to its name in our text book, we find that every chapter is closed with useful and powerful instructions upon how an aspirant can grow to his maturity, and come to face and realise the Absolute Truth, the Subject -matter of the Scripture.
Gaudapada, taking the Scripture as the foundation, analyses the three states of Consciousness and their experiences to bring to our intellectual grasp the Eternal Truth that lies beyond the wakinh, dream, and deep sleep states ----- the Turiya.
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