My new book titled “The Grandeur of Om – A Meditative APproach” is now published and is live on Amazon and Notion Press.
In the age-old tradition that has been handed to us by the highly realized vedic seers, any mantra is to be uttered only after the invocation of the mystic syllable “Om”. But, what is Om? How should it be uttered? Why should it be uttered? What is its relation to the world we live in? How is it connected to the concept of God? What are its practical uses in our daily life? Such questions are clearly answered by Mandukya Upanishad. It is a concise treatise on the grandeur of Om. It offers some practical meditative instructions, which when sincerely followed by us, allow us to enter into the experiential world of the God-ultimate. This Upanishad contains 12 aphorisms. The present work is an attempt to thoroughly explain the intricacies contained in these aphorisms. Every aphorism is provided with a word to word meaning, a direct import and a detailed explanation. The commentary is non-traditional in its style and it does not belong to any one school of thought. I have chosen to link many branches of wisdom such as that of the Veda, Tantra, Purana, Sri Vidya, Modern Sciences, etc. This is to bring out a systematic and harmonious outlook which aims to connect the missing dots in the spiritual journey of a truth seeker. I welcome the interested reader into this enigmatic journey.