25 July 2010, Amritapuri & Tokyo
Guru Purnima celebrations
Guru Purnima, the day dedicated to the Satguru, was celebrated joyfully today, here at Amritapuri. After the morning Archana, a beautiful ceremonious Paduka puja was performed by Swami Turiyaamritananda Puri, one of Amma’s earliest disciples, amidst soulful Vedic chants by the ashramites.
Amma was in Tokyo, one of the last stops in the tour. Tokyo celebrations were telecast to Amritapuri and other Ashram centers in Delhi, Cochin, Coimbatore, France, Germany and Spain. As Darshan was about to get over at Tokyo, Swami Amritaswarupananda Puri led a short Satsang speaking about Guru and compassion reminding everyone the good fortune of having a living Master amongst us. He then performed Pada puja to Amma immediately after the Darshan. After archana and arati Amma sang two bhajans “Hari Narayana” and “Kotha Tumi” both ending in high fervor chorus. Amma shared a short message to Her children and said “Do not hurt anyone with your thoughts, words or deeds. Listen to your conscience and act accordingly. Pray for world peace.”
As Amma got up to leave, Amma looked into the webcast screen and called out to all her children while each one answered in various languages from the various places. As Amma left, she gestured “come come” simultaneously saying “kisses, kisses”.