Questions tagged [mandukya-upanishad]

Mandukya-Upanishad is the shortest of all the Upanishads, and is assigned to Atharvaveda.

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Are Mundaka and Mandukya Upanishads one and the same?

I had mistaken Mandukyam and Mundakam as different pronounciations of the title of the same upanishads, but just recently learnt that they are infact different. My questions are as follows: What are ...
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Does Atalashanti prakarana of Mandukya Upanishad contradict/demolish karma siddhanta?

The gist of Atalashanti Prakarana of Mandukya upanishad appears to be that cause & effect are constructs of an unrealized mind, and consciousness is unborn/eternal. Several verses in this ...
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English translation of Madhva Bhashya on Mandukya Upanishad

I am looking for translation of following Bhashya text of Madhvacharya on Mandukya Upanishad तां सृष्टिं बहुधा प्राहुः ज्ञानिनोऽज्ञानिनस्तथा । विष्णर्विकृतिमायाति महदादिस्वरूपीणीम् । तत्तद्विवि...
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Why is Mandukya Upanishad considerd to be the most important among all Upanishads?

Upanishads are the most significant scriptures in the philosophy of Sanatana Dharma. They constitute the essence of Vedas and also known as Vedanta. We know that there are many Upanishads but 108 are ...
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Were Gaudapada's views closer to Madhyamaka Buddhism?

Sankara’s doctrine of maya has been one of the principle reasons that he has been accused of being a closet Buddhist. Yet it was actually Sankara’s parama-guru, Gaudapada who posited the idea of maya ...
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What scriptures describe the fifth state called Turiyatita?

The term "Shaivite" is overused nowadays. For instance, Iyer Brahmins are often called Shaivites, but they are actually followers of Adi Shankaracharya's Smartha sect (which I discuss here and here), ...
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Does Madhvacharya correctly attribute the Mandukya Upanishad and Gaudapada's commentary to Varuna and Brahma?

The shortest of all the Upanishads is known as the Mandukya Upanishad. It's only twelve verses long, and it isn't mentioned much in Hindu scripture, but it grew into prominence after Gaudapada, the ...