Full Moon Puja
Full moon puja was conducted by Sri Narayani Amma on Sunday September 14th, 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 - 14.09.2008
"Om Sarva Mangala Mangalye,
Shive Sarvatha Shaadhike,
Sharanye Triambake Gowri,
Everybody knows what happiness is. It is a feeling that results when one gets what one wants or likes. Everyone also knows about anger. If someone stands in the way of something that you want you would get angry with that person. If you lose something or someone that you love you will feel sorrow. Everyone knows about love. Love is an abundance of affection when someone means everything to you.
Everyone experiences feelings of happiness, sorrow, affection, anger, disappointment, jealousy and so on. However, there is only one feeling that only a human being can experience and that is peace and harmony. If this peace and harmony is experienced all the other feelings will disappear along with all worries and sufferings.
Everyone wants to be happy. One is happy if everything one wishes for becomes a reality. Is it possible? Will we get everything we want? No. When things do not go the way we want them to go we start worrying. We get angry if something we do not want to happen happens to us. If we do not want to be affected by any of this we must allow ourselves to experience peace and harmony. When do we get peace and harmony?
We get this feeling of peace and harmony when we have permanent devotion towards Amma. Will we still have sufferings and difficulties when we have permanent devotion? Yes of course! But we would not feel the pain from it. We will have the power to bear with any kind of difficulty.
Everyone strives hard to find happiness and to get what we want but this not permanent. Sometimes you may get what you want and sometimes you may not. To lead a life without worries one must have peace inside. A state of mind which does not get affected by whatever happens is a peaceful state of mind. If a person achieves this state of mind whatever happens whether sickness or difficulty, he won't be affected. When does one get peace? At the time of total surrender to Amma.
If there is peace, there is no worry; there is no sorrow; no difficulty, only happiness and harmony. How do you surrender? It is through chanting the name of Amma. Whatever the problem is, the best instrument is chanting the holy name of Amma. Say the name of Amma again and again. That is the biggest meditation, the biggest puja, the biggest yagam.
One needs knowledge, wisdom and facilities to do other kinds of worships, but to chant Amma's name, one need only his heart to do this. Through chanting Amma's name, one gets peace and at the same time all the difficulties will vanish. Peace can be acquired by chanting this mantra, Om Namo Narayani which means I surrender to you. This not merely a mantra or words, it is Sakthi (Divine Strength) itself.
When one surrenders to Amma, it is Amma's responsibility to protect you and take care of you. The present difficulties you face are due to your karma. When you surrender the responsibility is vested with Amma and the best way to surrender is by continuously chanting Amma's name.
Amma blesses that all the living beings in the universe be happy, healthy and graceful.