August 7, 2019

Brahman, the reality of wholeness.

Quote.

When your mind and heart are truly open abundance will flow to you effortlessly and easily.

Question:

I have the CD Akasha – Yoga Spirit and one of the pieces is called Om Purnamada….I have looked online to try and decipher the meaning…can you help.

Response:

This turns out to be the first hymn of the Isha Upanishad.

Purnamadah Purnamidam
Purnat Purnamudachyate
Purnasya Purnamadaya
Purnameva Vashishyate
Om shanti, shanti, shanti

It is a beautiful poetic explanation of how Brahman, the source of everything is an inexhaustible and unchanging reality. The word repeated throughout the hymn is “purna” which means fullness, infinity, completeness, totality or wholeness. So a rough translation would be:

That (universality) is wholeness, this (individuality) is wholeness;

From that wholeness, this wholeness comes forth.

When wholeness is taken from or added to wholeness;

What remains is wholeness.

Om Peace, Peace, Peace

Love,

Deepak

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