The Mandukya Upanishad is the shortest among the principle Upanishads having just twelve mantras. However, it presents the quintessence of our entire teaching of Upanishads. It analyses the entire range of human consciousness in the three states of waking (jagrata), dream (svapna), and dreamless sleep (sushupti), which are common to all human beings. It asserts unequivocally that the Absolute Reality is non-dual (advaita) and attributeless (nirguna). It provides a unique sadhana through the use of the symbol AUM to reach Oneself.
Speaker: Pujya Guruji Swami Tejomayananda
Location: Adi Shankara Nilayam, Chinmaya International Foundation, Veliyanad
Month/year: October 2017