Om Purnamadah Purnamidam – Shanti Mantram

 पूर्णमदः पूर्णमिदं पूर्णात्पुर्णमुदच्यते
पूर्णस्य पूर्णमादाय पूर्णमेवावशिष्यते ॥
 शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥

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

Simple Meaning of this Shanti Manthra is as follows:- 

“You are the fullness. There is fullness, here is fullness. From the fullness, the fullness is born. Remove the fullness from the fullness and the fullness alone remains. Om Peace! Peace! Peace!”

The Implied meaning is :- 

“That (Brahman) is infinite, and this (universe) is infinite. The infinite proceeds from the infinite. (Then) taking the infinitude of the infinite (universe), it remains as the infinite (Brahman) alone.

Explanation :-

The Ocean is full of water. Thus referring to ocean we can say that(the ocean) is complete (Purnam)= full here.
From this, the small vessel is filled with water. Thus referring to the vessel also we can say this is Complete (Purnam) = full here.
Thus, we can say that the ocean is complete (full of water) and the vessel is also complete (i.e.full of water). Thus, “Purnamadah Purnamidam” can be interpreted as Supreme Soul and the Individual Soul are both Complete i.e. whole and Identical.

(BOTH THE ABOVE SIMPLE MEANING, IMPLIED MEANING, AND EXPLANATION ARE TAKEN FROM THE QUORA. CREDITS TO RAMPRASAD AR. FOR A MORE DETAILED MEANING AND EXPLANATION PLEASE CLICK HERE).



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