Māṇḍūkya Upanishad | Advaita Vedanta

By Vedanta Society, San Francisco

Swami Tattwamayananda’s exposition of the Mandukya Upanishad with Karika was given at the Vedanta Society of Northern California, San Francisco (founded by Swami Vivekananda in 1900) from April 13, 2012, to December 20, 2013, in a series of 44 lectures. The Mandukya Upanisad belongs to the Atharva Veda tradition and consists of 12 mantras. According to many modern scholars, it is the first systematic treatise on the philosophy of Advaita Vedanta. The Mandukya Karika is a commentary in 215 metrical verses by Gaudapada Acharya who is the first well-known exponent of the doctrine of non-origination Ajātivāda (अजातिवाद). He is supposed to have lived around the 6th century A.D, about 150 years before Sri Shankaracharya. Sri Shankaracharya’s (788-820 CE) commentary on Mandukya Karika establishes the superstructure of Advaita philosophy, the philosophy of Non-Dualism. Before Sri Shankaracharya, the idea of Advaita or nondualistic philosophy existed because it is as old as Rig Veda itself, but the formulation of a complete and compact philosophical structure, expounding its metaphysics, ontology, cosmology, logic, and epistemology, was entirely his contribution.Swami Tattwamayananda, currently the Minister of the Vedanta Society of Northern California, San Francisco, (originally founded by Swami Vivekananda in 1900) served in various centers of the Ramakrishna Order in India as editor, publisher, and teacher of Sanskrit, Advaitic texts such as Sri Shankaracharya's commentaries on the 'Prasthanatraya' (the fundamental Sanskrit texts of Vedanta philosophy), Buddhism and Indian philosophy. He underwent traditional training in Hindu scriptures, Sanskrit, Vedic and Vedantic literature for many years, from his early days. Before coming to the United States in January 2012 he was teaching Sanskrit, Vedantic scriptures and Indian philosophy at the Training center in Belur Math, the institution that trains the monks of the Ramakrishna Order at the headquarters of the Ramakrishna Mission, Kolkata, India. Apart from his traditional education, the Swami has also received modern University education in English literature, psychology, European history, and Western philosophy. He is frequently invited for lectures on Yoga, Vedanta, and traditional Hindu scriptures and for participating in interfaith dialogues.For more:Web: www.sfvedanta.orgLivestream: https://livestream.com/sfvedantaFacebook: www.facebook.com/sfvedantaYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/SFVedantaAll Original Content © Vedanta Society of Northern California

  1. 1.
    1 - OM: Existence is One | Mandukya Upanishad | Swami Tattwamayananda
    1:05:46
  2. 2.
    2 - The Reality is Within You | Mandukya Upanishad | Swami Tattwamayananda
    1:09:48
  3. 3.
    3 - The Mystery of Waking, Dream, and Deep Sleep (i) | Mandukya Upanishad | Swami Tattwamayananda
    1:05:37
  4. 4.
    4 - The Mystery of Waking, Dream, and Deep Sleep (ii) | Mandukya Upanishad | Swami Tattwamayananda
    1:07:15
  5. 5.
    5 - The Mystery of Waking, Dream, and Deep Sleep (iii) | Mandukya Upanishad | Swami Tattwamayananda
    1:07:42
  6. 6.
    6 - Turiya: The Connecting Bridge and the Unchanging Perceiver | Via Negativa of Vedanta (i) | Mandukya Upanishad | Swami Tattwamayananda
    1:12:33
  7. 7.
    7 - Turiya: The Connecting Bridge and the Unchanging Perceiver | Via Negativa of Vedanta (ii) | Mandukya Upanishad | Swami Tattwamayananda
    1:02:53
  8. 8.
    8 - Turiya: The Connecting Bridge and the Unchanging Perceiver | Via Negativa of Vedanta (iii) | Mandukya Upanishad | Swami Tattwamayananda
    1:19:03
  1. 9.
    9 - Turiya: The Connecting Bridge and the Unchanging Perceiver | Via Negativa of Vedanta (iv) | Mandukya Upanishad | Swami Tattwamayananda
    1:08:46
  2. 10.
    10 - Experience is Beyond Words and Books | Mandukya Upanishad | Swami Tattwamayananda
    1:07:00
  3. 11.
    11 - Vedas: the Supreme Authority | Ch 2 | Mandukya Karika | Swami Tattwamayananda
    1:03:48
  4. 12.
    12 - Dreaming and Waking | Ch 2 | Mandukya Karika | Swami Tattwamayananda
    1:10:03
  5. 13.
    13 - Waking and Dream States: Gaudapada and Buddhist Idealism/Realism | Ch 2 | Mandukya Karika | Swami Tattwamayananda
    1:17:51
  6. 14.
    14 - Similarities and Differences of Waking and Dreaming: Mental Projections | Ch 2 | Mandukya Karika | Swami Tattwamayananda
    1:15:28
  7. 15.
    15-Pranavadins, Trivrkarnavadins, Samkhya, Pauranikas| Superimpositions/False Identifications (Vikalpas)| Mandukya| Swami Tattawamayananda
    1:14:51
  8. 16.
    16 – Yajnikas, Samkhya, Atomists, Agamikas | Superimpositions/False Identifications (Vikalpas) | Mandukya Karika | Swami Tattawamayananda
    55:34
  9. 17.
    17 - Baudhas, Indian Materialists, Mimamsakas | Superimpositions/False Identifications (Vikalpas) | Mandukya Karika | Swami Tattawamayananda
    46:54
  10. 18.
    18 – Pragmatists, Linguists, Philologists | Superimpositions/False Identifications (Vikalpas) | Mandukya Karika | Swami Tattawamayananda
    55:03
  11. 19.
    19 – The Real ‘I’ Beyond Mind and Body | Ch 2 | Mandukya Karika | Swami Tattawamayananda
    59:48
  12. 20.
    20 – The Truth: We are already Liberated! | Ch 2 | Mandukya Karika | Swami Tattawamayananda
    55:44
  13. 21.
    21 – Atman: The Unborn, Immortal and Eternal Reality | Ch 3 | Mandukya Karika | Swami Tattawamayananda
    1:04:04
  14. 22.
    22 – The Individual and Universal/Cosmic Consciousness | Ch 3 | Mandukya Karika | Swami Tattawamayananda
    54:52
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    23 – Individual Soul (microcosm) and Universal Soul (macrocosm) are the Same (i) | Ch 3 | Mandukya Karika | Swami Tattwamayananda
    57:02
  16. 24.
    24 – Individual Soul (microcosm) and Universal Soul (macrocosm) are the Same (ii) | Ch 3 | Mandukya Karika | Swami Tattwamayananda
    56:54
  17. 25.
    25 – Atman (Turiya) Ever Remains Pure | Ch 3 | Mandukya Karika | Swami Tattwamayananda
    1:00:39
  18. 26.
    26 – Atman is Indivisible, Changeless and Panchakosha-Vilakshana | Ch 3 | Mandukya Karika | Swami Tattwamayananda
    54:10
  19. 27.
    27 – Reference to “Madhu-Brahmana.” Gaudapada on “Mukhya-Sruti” and “Gauna-Sruti” | Ch 3 | Mandukya Karika | Swami Tattwamayananda
    53:39
  20. 28.
    28 – All Scriptural Statements are Meant to Assert the Unity and Oneness of Creation | Ch 3 | Mandukya Karika | Swami Tattwamayananda
    58:12
  21. 29.
    29 – Advaita is the Ultimate Spiritual Experience | Ch 3 | Mandukya Karika | Swami Tattwamayananda
    42:26
  22. 30.
    30 – Negative Theology of Advaita-Vedanta | Ch 3 | Mandukya Karika | Swami Tattwamayananda
    58:23
  23. 31.
    31 – Refutation of “Asadvadins” | Ch 3 | Mandukya Karika | Swami Tattwamayananda
    1:01:21
  24. 32.
    32 – No Difference between Dream and Waking States. Both Are Identical. | Ch 3 | Mandukya Karika | Swami Tattwamayananda
    57:35
  25. 33.
    33 – When We Realize that Atman is the Only Reality, Mind Ceases to be Mind, Mind becomes Non-mind. | Mandukya | Swami Tattwamayananda
    59:11
  26. 34.
    34 – The Spiritual Journey Comes to an End. We Reach our Spiritual Destination. | Ch 3 | Mandukya Karika | Swami Tattwamayananda
    1:04:23
  27. 35.
    35 – Going beyond Mind, Beyond Pain and Pleasure, Transcending the Shackles. | Ch 4 | Mandukya Karika | Swami Tattwamayananda
    1:01:36
  28. 36.
    36 – Refutation of ‘Kaarya-Kaarana-Vaada’:Establishing the Doctrine of ‘Non-Origination.’ | Ch 4 | Mandukya Karika | Swami Tattwamayananda
    1:00:45
  29. 37.
    37 - Sadkaryavada & Asadkaryavada – Mutual Contradiction between Samkhyas & Nyaya/Vaisheshikas. | Mandukya Karika | Swami Tattwamayananda
    1:02:11
  30. 38.
    38 - Analysis of the Intrinsic Characteristics of "Prakrti" - Critique of the Samkhya theory of evolution | Mandukya | Swami Tattwamayananda
    57:50
  31. 39.
    39 – Dialectical Confrontation: "Parinamavaada" (theory of evolution) & "Arambhavaada"| Ch 4 | Mandukya Karika | Swami Tattwamayananda
    51:19
  32. 40.
    40 - Questions & Answers | Mandukya Upanishad with Karika | Swami Tattwamayananda
    1:05:58
  33. 41.
    41 – Concluding Session (i) | Mandukya Upanishad with Karika | Swami Tattwamayananda
    1:04:21
  34. 42.
    42 – Concluding Session (ii) | Mandukya Upanishad with Karika | Swami Tattwamayananda
    1:00:18
  35. 43.
    43 – Concluding Session (iii) | Mandukya Upanishad with Karika | Swami Tattwamayananda
    59:22
  36. 44.
    44 – Concluding Session (iv) | Mandukya Upanishad with Karika | Swami Tattwamayananda
    1:04:46

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