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Om Poornamadah Poornamidham (Shanti mantra)


ॐ पूर्णमदः पूर्णमिदम्, पूर्णात् पूर्णमुदच्यते ।


पूर्णस्य पूर्णमादाय, पूर्णमेवावशिष्यते । ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥


Om pūrṇamadaḥ pūrṇamidam, pūrṇāt pūrṇamudacyate ।

Pūrṇasya pūrṇamādāya, pūrṇamevāvaśiṣyate । Om śhāntiḥ śhāntiḥ śhāntiḥ ॥



ॐ That (Absolute Brahman) is infinite (or complete). This (Manifested Brahman) is also Infinite (or complete). This Infinite has manifested from that Infinite. With Infinite being removed from Infinite, only Infinite remains.


Extended Meaning:

This is a Shanti mantra from our Upanishads which describe the infinite eternal nature of Parahbrahma, the infinite and complete state of the universe. The spiritual meaning of this chanting is very significant, and this chanting from the time of our Vedas is reflected in the way modern science realizes nature and the universe. It is truly amazing that our ancient sages realized this truth thousands of years ago and explained in this mantra. It explains the self-sustaining nature of the cosmos, the completeness of the universe. What is complete gives birth to something which by itself is complete. The universe is complete and from the universe is born our world, which again by itself is complete. If we take away fullness from fullness, fullness still remains, thereby incorporating the inexhaustible infiniteness of Parabrahma.

The universe is complete and indestructible, in-exhaustible, and eternal. With the destruction of something, something else is born, and thus the universe remains everlasting and constant. The universe is Swayambhu, born out of itself. It is the source of everything, it is omnipotent and omnipresent. Everything born out of this universe is complete and perfect.

The completeness of the universe exists in us too. We too are born out of this universe and what exists in the universe exists in us too. It is by this realization, we can achieve the realisation of God, transform ourselves from our mortal presence into Godliness. Every object of the universe and Nature has come from one common source, the Universal Consciousness of God.


Tags: Shanti Mantra, purnamadah, poornamadah, brahman


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