OM BHADRAM KARNEBHIH SRNUYAMA DEVAH
STHIRAIR ANGAIS TUSTUVAMSAS TANUBHIR VYASEMA
DEVA-HITAM YAD AYUH
SVASTI NA INDRO VRIDDHASRAVAH
SVASTI NAH PUSA VISVAVEDAH
SVASTI NASTAKRSYO ARISTANEMIH
SVASTI NO VRHASPATIRDADHATU
OM SANTIH SANTIH SANTIH
OM ITYETAD AKSARAM, IDAM SARVAM
BHAVAD BHAVISYAD ITI, SARVAM ONKARA EVA.
YAC CANYAT TRIKALATITAM
TAD APYOMKARA EVA.
BRAHMA, AYAM ATMA BRAHMA
THE IMPERISHABLE SOUND,
IS THE SEED OF ALL THAT EXISTS.
THE PAST, THE PRESENT, THE FUTURE,
-- ALL ARE BUT THE UNFOLDING OF AUM.
AND WHATEVER TRANSCENDS
THE THREE REALMS OF TIME,
THAT INDEED IS THE FLOWING OF AUM.
THIS WHOLE CREATION IS ULTIMATELY BRAHMAN.
AND THE SELF,
THIS ALSO IS BRAHMAN.
THAT IS THE WHOLE.
THIS IS THE WHOLE.
FROM WHOLENESS EMERGES WHOLENESS.
WHOLENESS COMING FROM WHOLENESS,
WHOLENESS STILL REMAINS.
THIS 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