Wednesday, January 1, 2014

2014 01 01 Only Wholeness Is - the Om Purnam mantra

Oneness in all it's parts: the Om Purnam mantra seems most appropriate for beginnings, a New Year and a Full Moon together on this January 1, 2014.

This is one of my favorite songs. (I say that about all the songs, though!)

OM Purnam-ada purnam-idam
Purnaat purnam udachyathe
purnasaya purnam-adaya
purnam-eva vashishyathe

The translation I am most familiar with from our Bend, Oregon, Kirtan Community gatherings is:

THAT is infinite, THIS is infinite;
From That, This comes.
THIS added or removed from THAT,
the Infinite remains as Infinite.

although I like this one, too:
Wholeness produces wholeness
Only wholeness come out of wholeness
Only wholeness is.

Here is an Osho quote on the meaning of this mantra:
"[Om Purnam] is one of the most significant statements ever made anywhere on the earth at any time. It contains the whole secret of the mystic approach towards life. This small sutra contains the essence of the Upanishadic vision. Neither before nor afterwards has the vision been transcended; it still remains the Everest of human consciousness. And there seems to be no possibility of going beyond it.

"The Upanishadic vision is that the universe is a totality, indivisible; it is an organic whole. The parts are not separate, we are all existing in a togetherness: the trees, the mountains, the people, the birds, the stars, howsoever far away they may appear – don’t be deceived by the appearance – they are all interlinked, all bridged. Even the smallest blade of grass is connected to the farthest star, and it is as significant as the greatest sun.

"Nothing is insignificant, nothing is smaller than anything else. The part represents the whole just as the seed contains the whole."

This site offers a wide variety of translations which have a slightly different slant and meaning.
Purna: The Full, Infinite, Whole, Complete
From the Isha Upanishad

Om Purnamadah Purnamidam - in sanskrit with meaning - mantra from [Isha] Upanishad

ॐ पूर्णमदः पूर्णमिदं पूर्णात्पुर्णमुदच्यते
पूर्णश्य पूर्णमादाय पूर्णमेवावशिष्यते ॥
ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥

Om Puurnnam-Adah Puurnnam-Idam Puurnnaat-Purnnam-Udacyate
Puurnnashya Puurnnam-Aadaaya Puurnnam-Eva-Avashissyate ||
Om Shaantih Shaantih Shaantih ||

1: Om, That is Full, This also is Full, From Fullness comes that Fullness,
2: Taking Fullness from Fullness, Fullness Indeed Remains.
3: Om Peace, Peace, Peace.

See the complete Sri Isha Upanishad here:

The Om Purnam playlist includes 14 versions by different artists, 15 videos because one is a “repeat” with different graphics that I happen to love. Plays for 76 minutes.

1 Om Purnam 6:06
Sung by Satyaa & Pari. Cd Garden of Peace.

2 George Harrison ~ Om Purnam 4:00
Sloka 1 of Sri Isopanishad performed by The London Radha Krsna Temple produced and featuring George Harrison of Beatles fame.

3 Jaya Lakshmi - Om Purnam 5:50

4 Shantala -"Purnamadah" 6:11

5 OM PURNAM 3:46

6 Karnamrta Devi Dasi ~ Om Purnam 4:54
Om Purnam is performed by bhakti bhajan artist Karnamrta Devi Dasi.

7 Deva Premal - Om Purnam I 3:57

8 Gaura-Shakti - Om Purnam 7:44

9 Om Purnam Adah Purnam Idam - Naradi Devi 4:37
Sat Sanga Kirtan Band with band members - Balabhadra Prabhu, Naradi Devi & Hasyagrami Prabhu - March 5, 2011 - NS - DVD 66 appearance at Chantlanta gathering.

10 om purnamadah purnamidam / La ilaha illallah 3:51
om purnam adah purnam idam // this is one and that is one
purnat purnam udacyate // from one the one has come
purnasya purnam adaya // if from one you take out one
purnam evavasisyate // one alone remains
"La ilaha illallah" there is no god except god

11 Sivali Shanti - Om Purnamidam 4:16
Mooji Satsang in Rishikesh, India, 3 March 2013

12 Shanti People (Russian) - OM PURNAM 2:30

13 Om Purnam 6:23 (a second version of this song)
Sang by Satyaa & Pari. Cd Garden of Peace.

14 Sri Vasudeva- OM PURNAM  9:54

15 Om Purnamadah Purnamidam Purnat Purnamudachyate 2:04 (as a mantra chant)

Playlist url

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