This is a small Upanishad. With the help of the syllable Om, this Upanishad explains the nature of the individual being and God and their underlying oneness. Gaudapadacharya, the guru of Shankaracharya's guru Govinda Bhagavadpada, has written a commentary, explaining the 12 mantras, in 225 verses. His explanatory verses are called Karika. These 110 talks explain, in detail, the Upanishad and the Karika. Accompanying text for Mandukya Upanishad is available for download. The entire collection of Swamiji's talks is available at the Poornalayam website.