Om Purnamadah purnamidham
Shanthi Mantram from IshaVasya Upanishad, part of Shukla Yajurveda.
ॐ पूर्णमदः पूर्णमिदं
ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥
Om pUrNamadah pUrNamidaM
OM Shanthi: Shanthi: Shanthi:
Audio rendering by Ms.Sudha Malhotra (Courtesy: Chinmaya Mission)
Meaning of this profound verse:
That is whole; this is whole;
From that whole this whole came;
From that whole, this whole removed,
What remains is whole.
Peace, peace, peace!
“Purnam” carries the meaning of completeness and also Infinity. It is an abstract concept of Universe and the ultimate truth, “Brahma” as a complete entity. Nothing can diminish it, even by taking out infinity from it!
A detailed commentary on this verse by Swamy Dayananda Saraswathi (ArshaVidya Centre) can be read here (PDF).
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