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 –
Swami Dayananda taught this Mandukya Karika with Shankara Bhasyam to the students of the 4th long-term course at AVG Anaikatti (2010-2013).
During long-term courses, students also study Sanskrit and Pujya Swamiji uses the Sanskrit language without explaining every word or sentence.
An appropriate knowledge of Sanskrit is important to follow this series of talks.