Full Moon Puja
Full moon puja was conducted by Sri Narayani Amma on Sunday December 23rd, 2007 in the Yagashala at the Sri Narayani Peedam. As usual there was a huge gathering of devotees who came to witness this special event and to receive blessings from Beloved Amma.
Amma's Full Moon (Pournami) Message - 23.12.2007
"Om Sarva Mangala Mangalye,
Shive Sarvatha Shaadhike,
Sharanye Triambake Gowri,
Puja is the offering of love to the Divine. First you start by choosing the Divine that you like, then you offer things in the way of love. Similarly when you wash, decorate and put fragrances on yourself, you feel clean and strong. You wash off the bad things and give yourself good things. Puja is like this, however you offer nicer things to the Divine like incenses, fragrances, nice clothes, food, and service.
By opening the heart and loving the Divine you may not understand that it will just fill you with joy. When offering love to the Divine, it comes back to you and cleans your soul, washes away the illusions of maya with Divine love and decoration for your soul. So you can go out and help the community. Whatever you choose as Divine is up to you. All is one.
There are several stages. It begins like this as you offer love to the Divine, there are two, you and the Divine. Then as you are offering love to the Divine, you are also offering love to the Divine in yourself. So the Divine outside of you is the same as the Divine inside you, so the Divine is one. Then as you go on like this praying and persevering, you develop unconditional love and realise that the Divine is in everything. This is last stage, where there is zero. First it starts with two, then one, then zero.
Amma blesses everyone