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Absolute faith in God destroys all fear ~ 27 Sep 2012

Nandana SGS MMS 120

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  1. puttugam

    Fear: An emotion induced by a perceived threat. Children are afraid of the dark. As they grow, they get over it. First time flyers are afraid during take-off. The next flight is no fear.. because there is no perceived threat. Children fear strangers, and hide behind their mothers. The same stranger walking in the next time is ‘uncle’.
    Faith: Antidote to fear. In mother’s presence, children know no fear. That’s why they hide behind her. With faith in the surgeon, one willingly submits to his knife. To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one that does not have faith, no explanations are possible.
    Absolute faith in God destroyed all fear for Prahlada. So it did for Meera. So it can do for us. Dear Ganapathi Gurudeva, When in your grace, we perceive no threat. You’re Dattatreya – Trinity personified. You’re the Agni that destroys our fears. We’ll follow you, our Master. Faith in God. Fight till the end. Finish the game. Jaya Guru Datta, Your Puttuji.

  2. Yatsattaya jagatsattvam yatprakasena bhayutam
    Nandanam ca yadanandat tasmai Sri Gurave namaha !!

    Millions of Humble prostrations to the lotus feet of Pujya Sadgurudeva !!

  3. dariashakti

    Jaya Guru Datta, Swamiji for this beautiful message this morning. The first thoughts that came to my mind as I read this were “Yes, this is true….so many times I have been in fearful situations and yet each time I put my faith in God and Guru and asked for help, help was there….” Our God/Guru is a loving God, a caring God who wants only the best for us….why do we fear? Fear comes from a sense of lack or limitation or exclusion, but God is limitless and we are always in the presence of God, who wants nothing more than to love us. In London, Sri Swamiji asked who loves more–the Guru or the devotee? And Swamiji assured us He loved us more than we could ever imagine…how can we fear when that is true?

  4. Savitri

    Faiths are a strange thing. Some faithes are very strange, there is no logic. But they are here and come again and again. There was a time, I had so much fears, that the whole life was difficult, I was sick. Then I worked very intensiv with Swamiji, I tried to be connected always very strong. Like this I could go step by step till one day the fears went away. But from time to time the come back, but never so strong like then. At these times I trye very hard to faith and to be connected with Swamiji. It helps and I can do my work. But it needs a lot fo inner work. At these moments I feel that my faith is not big enaugh, I want learn more and more from it!

  5. Glory of Rama

    God and His Creation are one and the same. God is everywhere. He is everything and everyone. We are all a part of this Creation. We are all a part of God. God is inside us and outside us. He is us. He and we are inseparable. God is eternal and infinite. So are we. What comes and goes is only the perishable, impermanent body. Everything that is visible in creation comes and goes. Everything in nature is in a state of continual change, growth and evolution. Change is natural. Change is inevitable. Change is inescapable. Change is growth. Change is good. Change is nothing to be afraid of. God made this world. He runs it according to His plan. We have no control on what happens when to whom or what.
    What is one most afraid of? Death of the body and death of one’s loved ones. This fear comes from ignorance; from the false thinking that we own our bodies and are afraid of losing them. Our false thinking makes us believe that our kith and kin are ours and we are afraid of losing them. We get attached to things and are afraid of losing them. We are afraid of pain. We fear the future. But what is the basis for our fear? Our false perception that things are lasting and that relationships are lasting. Nothing lasts in creation. Pain does not last, nor does pleasure. Time never stands still. It flows and with it flow all things in life continuously. Nothing ever remains the same. When God is everywhere and He is in us all the time and He is in total control, why do we need to fear anything? We do not know where we came from or where we are going. We do not know our beginnings or our endings. Our knowledge is miniscule. Our capacity is minimal. Nothing here is ours, not our body, not our mind, not any of our skills. What is there to lose then? It is our false assumption that we are owners that makes us fear loss and pain. If we realize that we own nothing, and we control nothing, there is nothing to fear and there is nothing to lose. This firm understanding will come to us only by the grace of Sadguru who alone can instill in us an unwavering and absolute faith in God.
    Sri Guru Datta

  6. krishna Sahithi

    jgd

  7. Indumati

    Jaya Guru Datta
    Dear APPAJI,

    Thank YOU very much APPAJI for this affectionate video, with this beautiful truth :-))))
    Datta Guru Datta Guru Datta Guru

    Sri Guru Datta

  8. rose sheppard webster

    YES YES YES!!! Datta! Datta! Datta!

  9. venkateswrudu bhdra

    sri ganapathi sachchidananda sadgurubyonamah sri rama jaya rama jaya jaya rama om namo hanumathe namah

  10. prakashbabu bhadra

    mannada sri jagunadho madguru sri jagadguro mamaathma sarva bhoothaathma thusmie sri guravenamah

  11. lalithabalaji

    appaji if we faith up on you we will not get any fears in our life time not only in this life but also in future janmas jai gurudevadatta “bhoktharum yegna thapsaam sarwaloka maheswarum suhrudum | sarwabhuthaanam gnathwa maum santhi mruchchthi ||

  12. Ganga Lakshminarayanan.

    Jaya Guru Datta. Would try get rid of fears at all levels Swamiji. The word absolute is the emphasis here.My pranams to my Guru.
    Sri Guru Datta

  13. Gilla Lalitha

    JGD Appaji – There is no life for the people for whom there is no faith in God. It is my personal experience that believe in God and he is there to take care of you and you family. We are very happy that we are living with the walking God the Sadguru Deva – our pranams to the Lotus feet of Appaji – SGD

  14. Jai guru Datta
    Please bless all of us to have absolute faith in god destroy all fears, appaji is blessing all of us to attain such a state that we will be fearless and should always have faith in my only god appaji
    Sri guru datta

  15. Jaya Guru Hanuman,

    In Neetimala Swamiji says – We cannot show the pain of our headache, we cannot show the love borne in our heart for our son/daughter but we lament we cannot see God.

    A holy man once said – “Man has been endowed with two powers: faith and reasoning. What man lacks is how to employ these powers. Hence, man has full faith in worldly enjoyments and desire; he never questions them. But he questions and reasons about the existence of God or Ultimate Reality. This is the cause of all confusion and problems.’

    Sri Adi Shankaracharya says – “Acceptance by firm judgment as true of what the scriptures and the guru instruct is called by sages shraddha [faith] by means of which the Reality is perceived.”

    Let us approach Sri Swamiji with humility, devotion and submissiveness to develop Shraddha and dispel the fear within us.

    Humble prostrations to lotus feet of Sri Swamiji

    Om namo hanumate namaha

  16. Archana Penukonda

    Jaya Guru Datta! Thank You for today’s lesson, Puttuji! We’ve often heard Sathgurudeva talk about fear, that fear is death and that one should be fearless to make spiritual progress. Today’s lesson tells me that we should simply surrender to our Sathguru to get over that fear. Even the fear that our prayers or faith in Sathguru are inadequate should be overcome with more practice and faith. The Sathguru will constantly guide us if we are dedicated.

    In the Aug 2012 issue of Bhaktimala, Sri Swamiji talks about fear. There are many kinds of fear, the foremost among which is the fear of death. Our identification with this body is what leads to that fear. Just as morning dies to give way to evening and today dies to give way to tomorrow, our youth dies to give way to old age, so also this body dies to give way to a new body. There is no birth without death. We are all alive today, because the soul cast off the old body for this one. It will take a lot of practice to accept and understand this easily. We need to always remember that we have nothing to lose ever. As long as we live in this world, everything around is as transient as this body. So, there is nothing to fear, really! Please bless me with the buddhi to always remember this, Sathgurudeva! May we all be blessed with unswerving faith in our Sathguru!

  17. Hira Duvvuri

    Gods in any religion are portrayed as offering protection – with the gesture that assures, “Have no fear.” Sadgurudeva is urging us all to have absolute faith that God will always protect, whatever may happen to us; injury, disease, loss of loved ones or reputation. Even death need not be feared because it is a part of the process of spiritual cleansing and growth in man’s evolution towards divinity. God comes down as Guru who, like Fire, purifies us through each of our worldly experiences. Dattatreya is Jyoti Rupa, Fire giving en’light’enment. Rajkumar Bharati’s melodious rendering of the Sanskrit verses with the depiction of Guru as Fire and Light, drives home the message very powerfully.

  18. Aria Maheson

    Faith in GOD is limitless since we have experienced this many times,when problems and danger is lurking and out of the blues APPAJI some how takes over the problem and finds a solution. This has happened many times to us. We should have absolute faith in our PARAMAGURU,
    JAYA GURU DATTA

  19. JGD Appaji. I have learnt this MMS in a hard way and now I know what absolute faith in God can do. Surrendering to His decisions is the only secret to build that faith. Dattatreya will never leave our side until we have passed all His tests and in that process learn to surrender. I know for sure Appaji that He has plans for everyone, but tests are always to be passed. Lots of learning yet. Please Appaji, always, guide me so that I surrender to you and let you drive my being. Nothing is mine, you own me. That is all I know. Everything is in your hands 🙂 JGD SGD.
    Your grace and blessings are all I need. Please always be compassionate to all of us so that we quit having any illusions in this world and we understand the purpose of our being. We need you the most!!

  20. dr.satyanarayana and umadevi,sgs hospital mysore.

    JGD>The Truth of All Times and Yugas.Faith is cure to all fears.This brings a small story to my mind.Once there was ascetic doing pennace near a river.In the evenings he used to preach people that gather.One he told the gathering “chant the name of Rama with total devotion you can cross that River.A lady who crosses the river frequently to sell firewood is also present in the gathering.She belived His words.One day the ascetic and the lady were at the river bank to cross it, and there was no boat on that day.The lady putting the firewood on her head chanting Rama nama srarts walking over the water.The bysatanders were awe struck, and look at the sanyasi, Sir how about you.The sanyasi chanting Rama nama starts crossing and sinks, as he has not believed himself.Absolute Faith Heals absolutly.

  21. This saying really provides a measure for faith. I can say that I have complete faith in God, but what about when a situation arises that I experience some sense of fear? Where is my complete faith? Those moments, when presented, provide the opportunity to connect and let that fear be erased by that faith. Thankfully those moments are rarer and rarer since my association with my Datta Sadguru, Sri Swamiji. Thank you Appaji! Jaya Guru Datta

  22. M.s. Rajaram

    JGD.Surrendering to SadGuruDeva is the absolute faith,ofcourse,the living form of God,eliminates all fear.Whatelse is needed more?SGD

  23. pushpa

    Dear Appaji, please give the strenghts and help not to doubt and have always faith. Om namo hanumate nama;

  24. padmamadala

    జయ గురుదత్త, శ్రీ గురుదత్త, ఓం నమో హనుమతే నమః

    శిష్య హ్రుత్పద్మ సూర్యాయ సత్యాయ జ్ఞాన రూపినె I
    వేదాంతవాక్య వేద్యాయ శివాయ గురవే నమః II

    ఓం శ్రీ సద్గురుభ్యో నమః

  25. Jaya Guru Datta!
    Thank You so much, dear Sri Swamiji, for such a wonderful message. We do not need to have fear! This is so great.
    There are still so many fears in me. At Your Divine Lotus Feet i can overcome my fears.
    Sri Guru Datta
    Om Namo Hanumate Namah
    Om Dram Dattatreyaya Namah

  26. Hema

    Why fear when we have Sadgurudeva to protect. Today I was warned to ‘drive carefully’ from someone who would never ordinarily say that to me. Sure enough I almost got into 2 head on crashes due to to bad driving of the others. As I was listening to Appaji’s nectar voice praising lord Hanuman , I had no fear. I was able to react and avoid both accidents. I know my Appaji protected me. Now there is also a spate of violent crime in my otherwise peaceful neighborhood and I have no fear of that either. Thank you Appaji. Jaya Guru Datta. Om namo Hanumate namaha.

  27. Jai Guru Datta !!

    We will remeber Prahlada, Meera and also remember in Atma Katha Season 3, Episode 350, what you said Puttuji !!

    “Pujya Gurudeva’s boat started tilting more. Pujya Gurudeva turned back and looked….. Balaswamiji and Prasad anna were standing in their positions without any FEAR, could be because they were with Gurudeva. They had immense FAITH in Sadguru. The very next moment oars were in Gurudeva’s hand…..”

    Absolute Total faith is very important in our life. Gurudeva’s incarnation is for taking the devotees across the world-ocean. Why Fear – Appaji is with us !! We will follow our Master !!

    Shaanti mil gayee man ko shaanti mil gayee
    Sachchidananda poorna shaanti mil gayee
    Datta naav chal padee, Sat ki naav chal padee, guru ki naav chal padee

    Sri Guru Datta Hauman Ki Jai !! Om Namo Hanumathe Namaha!!

  28. Maurice Clarke

    JGD.

    Our Sadguru’s use of the the word “absolute” is quite outstanding for me. Also Puttuji, in an earlier MMS, gave very beautiful examples of faith in day-to-day living. And then there is that word again…”fear”. If I am fearless enough to quote the Avadhoota Gita, Song of the Absolute, I think it says somewhere in there that “once there are two, there will be fear.” This has always resonated with me, I do not know why.

    So for right now, this very second, dear Sadguruji, I hope I come close to having, at least, blind faith in You. Absolute fearless faith, though, is truly yet my goal and my mission. For in that second, which I know faithfully will come with Your highest Grace, is the second in which I have no fear ever again, and there is forevermore no two.

    In Your Most Holy Name, I Pray.

    JGD.

  29. KUMAR GANAPATHIRAMAN

    Great Message Pranams Sadguru Deva Om Namo Hanumate Namaha Jaya Guru Datta

  30. Phani Prasanthi

    Jai Guru Datta. Sri Gurubyo Namaha. Faith it sounds good. If we have a faith on our Sadguru we will take the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase. The same thing also mentioned in Bhagavad Gita. Those who are faithful in the devotional service can attain Me.Millions of Pranams to the Lotus feet of Pujya Sri Swamiji.

  31. G.SIVARAMAKRISHNA

    Absolute faith of Prahlada has lead to God revealing himself as Lord Narasimha. Total surrender of devotee to Omnipotent takes away all fear and make one confident and competent to face any crisis.

  32. Jaya Guru Datta

    Thank you for the wonderful MMS video. Fear is one of the greatest obstacle in my life, but with Pujya Sri Swamiji’s blessings i am overcoming the fear with faith. This MMS video reinforces my confidence and strengthens my faith.

    Sri Guru Datta

  33. Hira Duvvuri

    12 years ago upon Sadgurudeva’s command, I had set out alone to visit the 12 Jyotirlinga shrines. On the train to Rameshwaram, the co-passengers were shocked that I, a woman, was being allowed by my family to travel on a pilgrimage like this alone. I told them that I am never alone. God is always with me. They were pilgrims too. They laughed. I told them, at least now I speak the language, I have money, I know where I am going and with whom. I was not equipped with any of these resources, when as a helpless baby I traveled to come onto this unknown planet where I knew no one, all by myself with just God for company and I have survived and thrived. Who gave me permission then to travel alone? They had no words to refute the argument. Their jaws dropped. Our Sadgurudeva infuses into us that kind of confidence and courage. Jaya Guru Datta

  34. s tejaswi

    jaya guru datta.thank you very much for this wonderful message Appaji.

  35. Sahadeva

    Jay Guru Datta

    Faith is very important and is extremely important for humanity. The material world will less important and your scope on life will more wide. I hope to keep this scope and thank Swami Ji.

  36. Neelam Bhambri Nayyar, USA

    Jai Guru Datta, you are our Mother/Father, we have complete faith in you.
    Pranam swami Ji

  37. v sridharra rao

    jai gurudatta my pranamams to sri sri sri swamiji . om namo hanumate namaha.

  38. Vanaja

    Jaya Guru Datta, dear Appaji let me remember You always – then there will be no space for fear! May Lord Dattatreya lead me in difficult moments. I bow down to Swamiji my savor.
    Sri Guru Datta

  39. Radha from

    JAYA GURU DATTA! In the physical presence of my wonderful beloved Sadgurudeva I always experienced how absolutely free of any fear I could be. Please, dearest Appaji help me to be in the same blessed state, when You are with me in Your subtle form. I bow down to Your holy lotusfeet again and again with a grateful heart. S.G.D.!

  40. Sarumati

    Faith in God means to me faith in the heart. I feel I can experience God only in my heart.
    So “heart to heart – relationship with my Guru” brings me Faith and security. It is my anchor !
    How much fear would I have otherwise? I don`t know … but looking back into the past, I realize
    that fear was an important factor in my life. Nowadays not.
    THAT IS ONE OF THE GREATEST MIRACLES IN MY LIFE !

    THANK YOU dear DATTA !

  41. svetha

    Die wunderbare Musik weitet meinen Brustraum und es scheint mir ganz einfach, mich DIR, mein GANAPATI-GURU, ganz im Glauben hinzugeben. Und wie immer in diesen Momenten verschwindet jede Angst.
    Danke mein SADGURU, dass DU da bist.
    OM DRAM DATTATREYAYA NAMAHA

  42. Madhu Talwar

    jgd Swami ji Your incarnation O! Avadhuta Datta blesses absolute faith in Your devotees and disciples, now if they listen to Your words sincerely and practice Naam Japa, Naam Sankirtana, Kriya Yoga they will be able to enjoy their journey with Satchitananda thank You Lord onhn sgd

  43. Joseph

    Faith is a marvellous feeling of trust in God that He’ll protect us in all circumstances, but practising absolute faith may be difficult. Absolute faith leads to complete surrender to God, but with present day scenario of lifestyle, is it possible to lead a fearless life!!!!! But all of us would love to have a fearless and happy life. Sri Swamiji is conveying His message that one should have absolute faith for a fearless and happy life, like a small baby is always happy without any fear because mother takes the entire responsibility of protecting the baby. We see and experience mother’s care and affection, but God is neither visible nor can be perceived by sense organs, He can only be believed and experienced! So it becomes little difficult to develop absolute faith in God with grief and disappointment as part of life. May Jesus bless all of us with a peaceful and happy life.

  44. Aarka

    Absolute faith in God destroys all fear ~ 27 sep 2012

    Namaste Puttuji. Beautiful video with wonderful bhajan. Starting mantra ‘Om Agnaye namah’ pictured Appaji as fire, doing fire worship. In Appaji’s life history, someone questioned ‘ While Agni Pooja, Appaji stands in fire. Is it not wrong to touch fire with feet?’ Appaji replied that Appaji becomes Agni and stands in it and do Agni Pooja. So it s not wrong. This explanation is very well pictured in the video. The quote ‘Absolute faith in God destroys all fear’ is good. In Guru Gita, Appaji says that Sadguru erases all fear of a disciple. Nicely pictured in the video – blessings of Ganapathy reaching a devotee. Adi Guru Dattatreya, name itself says He is the first and foremost Guru in the universe. We are lucky to be devotees of His incarnation, our Sadguru Sri Sri Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji. Namaste Puttuji. Thank You.

  45. Nada

    Absolute faith in God destroys all fear – 27 Sep 2012

    Faith the basis of life. We go through varied kinds of experiences thoughout our lives, some make us happy, some make us sad, some that cause fear too. Our faith and trust in family and friends give us some moral support and courage to move on. But faith in God is what helps us get through the toughest phases of our life. This faith in God or in Sadguru, gives us hope and all the courage. When we believe that there is a Supreme Being who is watching over us, and who is the cause of everything in this world, it gives us solace to know we are in very safe hands and all that is happening, is only for good! When we have faith in Sadguru and do our duties sincerely, we have nothing to fear! No difficulty or problem seems big. In happiness, we will not be exhalted and in times of difficulty or sorrow, we would not be depressed. This faith in Sadguru brings in a sense of equanimity in life that helps us sail through smoothly. Having a Sadguru by our side is indeed our greatest strength! We have nothing to fear as long as we have belief in God and are true to our conscience! Jaya Guru Datta!

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