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Om Purnamadah Purnamidam: Complete Lyrics, Meaning, Benefits

Om Purnamadah Purnamidam: Complete Lyrics, Meaning, Benefits

Mantra Lyrics In Sanskrit

”Om purnamadah purnamidam purnat purnamudachyate
purnasya purnamadaya purnamevavashisyate
Om Shaantih Shaantih Shaanti.”

Translation In English

”What is visible is the infinite. What is invisible is also the infinite.
Out of the Infinite Being the finite has come, yet being infinite, only infinite remains.
Peace in my heart, peace with each other, peace in the cosmos.”


”That is whole; this is whole;
From that whole this whole came;
From that whole, this whole removed,
What remains is whole.
Om, Peace, Peace, Peace.”


”Completeness is that, completeness is this,
from completeness, completeness comes forth.
Completeness from completeness taken away,
completeness to completeness added,
completeness alone remains.
Om. Peace! Peace! Peace!”


“The field of unstruck sound is one. From that sound everything has come. Take from the whole, and the whole remains whole. What we take from the whole is whole also.”

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Om Purnamadah Purnamidam Mantra – Meaningaum om symbol

This mantra for peace is from the Upanishads and has a high vibration.

Like many other Sanskrit mantras, this one begins with “Om,” a beej mantra that symbolizes the true reality. Om mantra represents everything in the universe, past, present, and future.

More importantly, it characterizes the completeness of the Divine which is not halved by various incarnations simultaneously. Furthermore, each different incarnation is getting complete Divine since the Divine is not divided by the division.

This mantra also explains the link without beginning or end between the manifested universe and the Unmanifested Brahman. In addition, the mantra clearly indicates that the manifested universe comes out of the Divine, therefore it is also the Divine.

This soothing mantra brings out the mystery of the universe through the cause-and-effect relationship (karma).

”This small sutra contains the essence of the higher Upanishadic vision. This is one of the most important statements ever made anywhere on the earth at any time. The Upanishadic vision is that the universe is an organic whole.

Even the smallest blade of grass is connected to the farthest star, and it is as important as the greatest sun. Nothing is smaller than anything else, nothing is insignificant.” – Osho

READ MORE: Chenrezig Mantra (Avalokiteshvara Mantra)

Benefits Of Chanting This Mantra

A mantra always comes from the Sanskrit language, and the basic aspects of the Sanskrit language are sound sensitive.

Sanskrit, the divine language of the gods, is one language where sound and form are strongly connected.

We are fortunate to have the opportunity to do meditation or recitation on this Sanskrit mantra.

It is believed that chanting the mantra brings peace to the environment around the practitioner and all the hindrances (both material or spiritual) are completely dissolved.

The mantra is a powerful force in creating peace and leads to a complete understanding of all that is.

In addition, reciting the mantra regularly shows you the path to harmony with the environment and all living beings. It also calms the mind and gives you mental clarity, and lastly, helps you create a spiritual bond with the Ultimate Reality.

Listen to more healing mantras on insightstate, like Ho’oponopono Mantra Meditation or Ra Ma Da Sa Sa Say So Hung Mantra.

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Friday 28th of February 2020

Wonderful to read many interpretations of this mantra. Do each of these have their- the guru who authored them? Do you recommend any particular audio version?