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486Purna: The Full, Infinite, Whole, Complete (Audio)

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  • Swami Jnaneshvara Bharati
    Oct 9, 2006
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      PURNA: THE FULL, INFINITE, WHOLE, COMPLETE

      The Isha Upanishad starts with the famous and insightful verse:

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

      There are many translations and commentaries on this verse, each of
      which adds a different slant on the vast meaning. In some sense, a
      complete explanation of the nature of Reality and the entire wisdom
      of the path of Self-Realization is contained in this short summary.
      Here are seven translations:

      Om.
      That is infinite, this is infinite;
      From That infinite this infinite comes.
      From That infinite, this infinite removed or added;
      Infinite remains infinite.
      Om. Peace! Peace! Peace!

      Om.
      That is full; this is full.
      This fullness has been projected from that fullness.
      When this fullness merges in that fullness,
      all that remains is fullness.
      Om. Peace! Peace! Peace!

      Om.
      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!

      Om.
      Brahman is limitless, infinite number
      of universes come out
      and go into the infinite Brahman,
      Brahman remains unchanged.
      Om. Peace! Peace! Peace!

      Om.
      That is the whole, this is the whole;
      from the whole, the whole becomes manifest;
      taking away the whole from the whole,
      the whole remains.
      Om. Peace! Peace! Peace!

      Om.
      That is the absolute, this is the absolute;
      from the absolute, the absolute becomes manifest;
      when the absolute is added to or taken away from the absolute,
      the absolute remains.
      Om. Peace! Peace! Peace!

      Om.
      That is reality, this is reality;
      from the reality, the reality becomes manifest;
      adding or subtracting reality from reality,
      only reality remains.
      Om. Peace! Peace! Peace!

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