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All posts in January, 2014

If anyone were to ask me about my spiritual practice, the first word out of my mouth would be Kirtan.
Kitan is devotional singing/chanting in Sanskrit. I learned of it in 2008 and joined the weekly gathering of the Bend (Oregon) Kirtan Community in February 2009. I now participate in the Kirtan community of Boise (Idaho), and singing remains the main element in my spiritual practice. The info below comes from Kirtan Community, a blog I created of kirtan playlists.

Oneness in all it’s parts: the Om Purnam mantra seems most appropriate for beginnings, a New Year and a Full Moon together on this January 1, 2014.

 

This is one of my favorite songs. (I say that about all the songs, though!)

 

OM Purnam-ada purnam-idam

Purnaat purnam udachyathe

purnasaya purnam-adaya

purnam-eva vashishyathe

 

The translation I am most familiar with from our Bend, Oregon, Kirtan Community gatherings is:

 

THAT is infinite, THIS is infinite;

From That, This comes.
THIS added or removed from THAT,

the Infinite remains as Infinite.

 

although I like this one, too:

Wholeness produces wholeness

Only wholeness come out of wholeness

Only wholeness is.

 

 

Here is an Osho quote on the meaning of this mantra:

http://www.oshonews.com/2010/09/om-purnam-mantra/

“[Om Purnam] is one of the most significant statements ever made anywhere on the earth at any time. It contains the whole secret of the mystic approach towards life. This small sutra contains the essence of the Upanishadic vision. Neither before nor afterwards has the vision been transcended; it still remains the Everest of human consciousness. And there seems to be no possibility of going beyond it.

 

“The Upanishadic vision is that the universe is a totality, indivisible; it is an organic whole. The parts are not separate, we are all existing in a togetherness: the trees, the mountains, the people, the birds, the stars, howsoever far away they may appear – don’t be deceived by the appearance – they are all interlinked, all bridged. Even the smallest blade of grass is connected to the farthest star, and it is as significant as the greatest sun.

 

“Nothing is insignificant, nothing is smaller than anything else. The part represents the whole just as the seed contains the whole.”

 

 

This site offers a wide variety of translations which have a slightly different slant and meaning.

Purna: The Full, Infinite, Whole, Complete

From the Isha Upanishad

http://www.swamij.com/upanishad-isha-purna.htm

 

 

Om Purnamadah Purnamidam – in sanskrit with meaning – mantra from [Isha] Upanishad

http://www.greenmesg.org/mantras_slokas/vedas-om_purnamadah_purnamidam.php

Om Puurnnam-Adah Puurnnam-Idam Puurnnaat-Purnnam-Udacyate

Puurnnashya Puurnnam-Aadaaya Puurnnam-Eva-Avashissyate ||

Om Shaantih Shaantih Shaantih ||

 

Meaning:

1: Om, That is Full, This also is Full, From Fullness comes that Fullness,

2: Taking Fullness from Fullness, Fullness Indeed Remains.

3: Om Peace, Peace, Peace.

 

 

See the complete Sri Isha Upanishad here:

http://www.stephen-knapp.com/sri_isha_upanishad.htm

 

 

 

The Om Purnam playlist includes 14 versions by different artists, 15 videos because one is a “repeat” with different graphics that I happen to love. Plays for 76 minutes.

 

Om Purnam 6:06

Sang by Satyaa & Pari. Cd Garden of Peace.

 

George Harrison ~ Om Purnam 4:00

Sloka 1 of Sri Isopanishad performed by The London Radha Krsna Temple produced and featuring George Harrison of Beatles fame.

 

Jaya Lakshmi – Om Purnam 5:50

 

Shantala -“Purnamadah” 6:11

 

OM PURNAM 3:46

MUSIC: “OM PURNAM” BY KESAVA ACHARYA DAS

 

Karnamrta Devi Dasi ~ Om Purnam 4:54

Om Purnam is performed by bhakti bhajan artist Karnamrta Devi Dasi.

 

Deva Premal – Om Purnam I 3:57

 

Gaura-Shakti – Om Purnam 7:44

 

Om Purnam Adah Purnam Idam – Naradi Devi 4:37

Sat Sanga Kirtan Band with band members – Balabhadra Prabhu, Naradi Devi & Hasyagrami Prabhu – March 5, 2011 – NS – DVD 66 appearance at Chantlanta gathering.

 

om purnamadah purnamidam / La ilaha illallah 3:51

om purnam adah purnam idam // this is one and that is one

purnat purnam udacyate // from one the one has come

purnasya purnam adaya // if from one you take out one

purnam evavasisyate // one alone remains

“La ilaha illallah” there is no god except god

 

Sivali Shanti – Om Purnamidam 4:16

Mooji Satsang in Rishikesh, India, 3 March 2013

 

Shanti People (Russian) – OM PURNAM 2:30

 

Om Purnam 6:23 (a second version of this song)

Sang by Satyaa & Pari. Cd Garden of Peace.

 

Sri Vasudeva- OM PURNAM (guy) 9:54

(i) Simple Meaning:

‘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 Purnamadah Purnamidam Purnat Purnamudachyate 2:04 (as a mantra chant)

 


Playlist url

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLACmwZPBGZMddSC5YAdPtGkQhx0ug5Hp-