The Mandukya Upanisad is part of Atharva Veda and it is an important upanisad because it has a prakriya.
The prakriya – avastha trayam prakriya (three states of experience ) – is employed to present the vision of oneness of jiva and Isvara.
With only 12 Mantras, Mandukya Upanisad is short but thorough. It is said that if one understands Mandukya Upanisad, it is enough to gain freedom, liberation from all limiting notions caused by self ignorance.
Please note –
A certain preparedness is required for self-knowledge. Before listening to the teachings of the upanishads, we suggest you begin with listening to an ‘Introduction to Vedanta’ and ‘Tattvabodha’ audio series – both of which will give the novice listener a greater insight into the Vision of Vedanta and the importance of following the traditional methodology of teaching.