UPANISHAD MANDUKYA : Chapter-1. Agama Prakarana ( The Scriptural Treatise ) Sri Gaudapada's glossary begins : Karika Slokam-s 1 to 9. Slokam-1. Discussion-5.
Mandukya Upanishad :
Chapter-1. Agama Prakarana ( The Scriptural Treatise )
Sri Gaudapada's glossary begins :
Karika Slokam-s 1 to 9.
Bahis-prajno vibhur-visvo hyantah-prajnastu taijasah,
ghana-prajnas-tatha prajna eka eva tridha smrtah.
bahih prajno = who is conscious of the external;
vibhuh = all pervasive;
visvah = visva;
hi = whereas;
antah prajnah = who is conscious of the internal;
tu = but;
taijasah = is taijasa;
ghana prajnah = (is) mass of consciousness;
tatha = and;
prajnah = is prakma;
ekah eva = sama entity only;
tridha = (in) three different ways;
smrtah = (is) thought of.
SUM of Mantram :
Visva, the first quarter ( pada ) is he, who is All-pervading and who experiences the external, the gross objects ( the Waker ).
Taijasa, the second quarter ( pada ), is he, who cognizes the internal, the subtle bodies ( the Dreamer ).
Prajna is he, who is a mass of consciousness.
He is one alone who is thus known as three, in the three different planes of cons…