Full Moon Puja
Full moon puja was conducted by Sri Narayani Amma on Thursday 19th June, 2008 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 - 19.06.2008
"Om Sarva Mangala Mangalye,
Shive Sarvatha Shaadhike,
Sharanye Triambake Gowri,
Wisdom, what is the meaning of wisdom? The knowledge one acquires when he comes to know the truth and takes the path of truth. Ignorance is the opposite. It's the mindset that one has when one does not make efforts to know the truth or does not understand the meaning of what is happening.
Most of the people in this world have at least one small problem. The reason for this is Karma. It is the after effects of one's deeds done knowingly or unknowingly in his previous birth. If the deeds are good the results will also be good. If the deeds are sinful the result in the next birth will be difficulties and sufferings.
So, if a man encounters any problems in this life whether physical, mental or problems in the family or failure in business or whatever it may be; there is only one reason for this. And it is Karma. It is the after effect of one's sins committed knowingly or unknowingly in his previous birth.
Why does man commit sins to cause of Karma? There is a route cause behind every type of sinful act. It is greed! Only greed makes a person commit sin. A person may kill another person because he could not get the property he wanted. Another may kill someone whom he likes simply because he could not get something he owns. Another may kill or harm another because he wants someone else's property.
These acts are all caused by greed. Well, what causes greed? Greed is caused due to ignorance or not knowing the truth. Everyone knows and it has been said by many over the years that it is good to do charity. But how many of people do charitable deeds. Not many. Many are not concerned about the problems of their next door neighbour or what is happening to a poor man on the street and the reason for not doing charity is also greed.
Do you know what is meant by greed? It is nothing but a selfish wish that we alone should be well of in life and this type of wish is made in ignorance. The decision we make without the knowledge of truth is called ignorance. It is not possible for any one person to gather all the wealth in the world and plan to be happy all through his life. No one takes anything with him when he dies however wealthy he may be. We have to go back as we came.
In spite of this fact some people still wants to keep everything for themselves; but this selfishness will be there only up to the time of death. After death there is no thought like this is "for me" or "for you". Without this knowledge everyone fights for wealth and grabs as much as he can. We have to think that after we gather all the wealth whether this wealth will stay with us forever. The answer is, "No", we must leave everything behind when we die.
This is true for everyone in the world. So many millions of people have come and gone. Can anyone say, "My grandpa has taken something along with him"? We have to go back as we came to the earth. Nobody can take anything with them. All the wealth will become like mud and dust in this earth. When we acquire this knowledge of the truth 90% of life's sufferings will go away.
One house is enough to live happily with the family. But most people want another house. What for? No idea. But we want. Due to this unlimited greed man deviates from the right path and may indulge in sin. The only thing which is eternal and follows a person even after death is his acts of charity done all through his worldly life.
Wealth or status in life will be left behind. One could be in a high position with many people serving him and adoring him but this will continue only until his death. Once he is dead there will be no more respect and adoration only memories. Everyone who has died have a common name. You know that.
The selfish ways of a person makes him greedy. If God has given you the strength to build a house for you to live in, will He not give the same strength to your son to build a house for himself? A man can have what he wants. But what a man has nowadays is greed. Most people say, "I have a house. But I need one more house, for my son and another one for my grandson and maybe another one fro my great grandson".
If he builds houses for all his generation, what are the generations going to do? They will do nothing but squander everything because they will not know the value of it and fall prey to sins because of being idle. So, a man has to think and do his duties in a healthy and beneficial way. He must have good house to live with his family. He must provide a good education to his children. That is important. If he provides a good education to his children they will have the resources necessary to secure their future to build for their family.
Most of us out of greed accumulate more and more wealth; indulge in sinful acts and invite trouble and suffering in your life. Greed is like ghee. For example, imagine there is fire without flames. If you pour a spoon of ghee, flames will come. Greed is like that. If you want one thing and before you get it, you desire something else, it is just like pouring one more spoon of ghee on the fire. A human is a wonderful and beautiful being. Only a human can think of being good and can do good things for others. Throughout our lives we must remember to do good things for others as much as we can.
Devotion and doing charitable deeds is the uniqueness of the human birth. Devotion is thinking of the Divine and subsequently doing good things for others. So, when greed goes away sin also goes away. Then there will be righteousness and happiness in life. Amma always give everyone whatever is needed in the right time.
Every one should know one truth on this auspicious full moon day. We have to go back as we have come down to earth and nobody can take anything back with them. Everyone must remember that the only thing that is eternal that goes back with you after death is your charitable deeds. It is said in Garuda purana that at the time of death two persons will come; one from Heaven and the other from Hell and the person will go to either one depending on his good or bad deeds during his life. So, only the sins or charity will go with the person who has died to get him either Heaven or Hell.
If you want to be happy and healthy in this birth and also in the next birth, you have to do one thing. Do as much charity as you can for others. We must share what we have with others. Then the smile and blessings of that poor soul will come along for generations.
Amma blesses everyone on this auspicious day.