Fullness from fullness

Swami Beach, Encinitas, California

Swami Beach, Encinitas, California

Purnamadah Purnamidam…  This Sanskrit mantra rose up tonight as I sat after a long, very full day. As there are endless variations on the translations and meanings, I will revert to the first translation I learned some years ago. Fullness coming from fullness.  My cup runneth over, perhaps…

Some days are like this, and more may be heading this way, if we peak into the crystal ball of December.

I was almost tempted to skip posting, but here I am. It feels like a sacred commitment, just to show up, no matter how tired, how full.

In the midst of all this fullness, it is more important than ever to stop, sit, empty the mind. Quiet the mind.  Let it rest.

To rest in the fullness of God, the embrace of the Universe.

To know that one is never apart from it.

Classic “om purnamadah purnaimdam” mantras typically end with “om shantih, shantih, shantih“. Simpler to translate, shantih means peace.  Shalom.

Good night, good morning, sinking into the fullness, rising up from the fullness, be at peace.


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