AUM pUrNamadaH pUrNamida.n
pUrNAt.h pUrNamudachyate.
pUrNasya pUrNamAdAya
pUrNamevAvashiShyate..
purnamadah mantra in sanskrit

Summary of the Purnamadah Mantra

Aum, That Brahman is infinite, and This brahman is infinite. The infinite evolves from the infinite. Even if you take the infinite (conditioned brahman) from the infinite, the infinite (unconditioned Brahman) still remains!

Origin of the Purnamadah Mantra

The Purnamadah Mantra is the opening prayer of the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad.

Om ! 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.
Om ! Peace ! Peace ! Peace !

Listen to the Purnamadah Mantra (mp3 231K, 22sec) Download a rendition of the Purnamadah Mantra in mp3 format from the "Chants of India" CD by Ravi Shankar. This CD is a must for anyone interested in exploring other hindu mantras.
Listen to the Purnamadah Mantra (mp3 184K, 24sec) Download a rendition of the Purnamadah Mantra in mp3 format from the "Hanuman Bhajans" CD by Hari Om Sharan.

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