Acquire Vairagya ~ 7 Oct 2012

Nandana SGS MMS 130

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  1. Only he who has discarded desire & despondency can acquire dispassion – MMS 79 / 46428650. This is reinforced today, with different visual anchors. Revisit 79.. repetition IS the mother of learning.

    Sunlight (Kagha – Sun God) clears a clouded sky. A mind clouded by despair clears with light of knowledge from the Guru. Despair is our response to unfulfilled desires.. ripples that disturb a focussed mind. Desires arise like waves in an ocean. going beyond which, one feels calmness of the deep sea. From that depth of detachment, arises Vairagya- dispassion. A man of Vairagya stands tall as the Grand Canyon. Having given up despair, he progresses towards self-realization, empowered by Vairagya (opposite of Raga – Attachment)

    Dear Appaji, We bow down in surrender at your Holy Feet. Please be our Trivikrama (Vamana) & destroy our EGO.. like you did to Mahabali. Let’s grow into Vairagya by serving your mission in a spirit of selflessness. Jaya Guru Datta, Your Puttuji.

    • on October 7, 2012 at 10:08 am

    Jai guru datta
    Acquire vairagya is this world is very difficult it can be achived only doing service to sadguru it is only the easiest way in life .
    It can be achieved by serving and following footsteps of sadguru
    Sri guru datta

    • Jaya on October 7, 2012 at 10:09 am

    Jaya Guru Datta

    In the desert of despair, Sri Swamiji quenches our thirst with the water of spiritual knowledge.

    We are so blessed.
    In eternal gratitude.

    • on October 7, 2012 at 10:32 am

    Guru madhye sthitam visvam visvamadhye sthito Guruh
    Visva rupo viruposau tasmai Sri Gurave namah !!

    Millions of humble prostrations to the lotus feet of Our Trivikrama Pujya Sadgurudeva !!

    • Hira Duvvuri on October 7, 2012 at 11:38 am

    If the mind is only focused on God or Guru, then there is only bliss. Despair comes only when the mind is thinking about ‘me’. “I have not achieved, I have failed, I am deprived, I am below par and I am no good.” are all thoughts centered on the ‘I’. Perhaps that is why Appaji tells us to keep the mind busy in praising God instead, leaving no room for thoughts about ‘me’, be they in praise or blame. Praise builds ego and blame leads to despair. Both are detrimental to spiritual progress. What I do or do not do is in your control. How much or how little I do is in your control. Whether I gain or lose is in your control. Thank you for constantly reminding us in so many different ways to remain cheerful, happy, contented and at peace, accepting everything that happens as a special blessing from you Sadguru Datta Prabhu!

    ‘Maakelaraa vichaaramu?’ sang Sri Thyagaraja Swami, “Why should we be concerned about anything?” when we have you in our lives to take care of us at every step? O most adorable Appaji, may my love for you keep increasing every moment! “Mayyanuraagamudeearya Datta, Sachchidananda Yateeshwara Datta! Sri Guru Datta

    • Glory of Rama on October 7, 2012 at 11:41 am

    Vairagya is a mental state. It is a state of equanimity where peace reigns supreme and nothing disturbs the mind. There is no room for desire or disappointment. Swamiji’s state of mind is always such. Sometimes, spiritual seekers fall into despondency because they feel that they are lacking in their discipline or that their progress is falling short of expectation. The moment there is expectation, disappointment will follow, because expectation is nothing but desire. Blaming oneself for lack of results at once is a sign of assuming doer ship. Unless I am able to surrender at my Guru’s feet even my expectation for enlightenment, and my level and rate of progress, I believe that dispassion will continue to elude me. Even in spirituality, to be even minded in success and failure seems to be the key as explained by Appaji in this wonderful MMS. Earlier Swamiji had advised us to always remain contented. If peace and contentment are practiced, perhaps dispassion will come to me of its own accord. Jaya Guru Datta

    • on October 7, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    JGD Dear Appaji, It is through your Grace only that this vairagya can become a reality to some extent in this devotee’s life. Learning the value of such dispassion allows for greater peace. Through your gifts of bhajans and prayers, the despair of swimming this ocean of life disappears with the life vest of your Love and protection. Thank you. SGD

    • dariashakti on October 7, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta, Swamiji for this message this morning. Once a friend in the mental health profession told me that almost every woman goes through at least one major depression in her life. Certainly there have been moments in my life where I stood on the cliff of despair not sure I wanted to live another day. Many of us have felt this way– grief stricken, hopeless, lost, alone, unloved. It has always been God’s love and presence that has pulled me away from the edge of that abyss. We are never alone, we are never unloved. God/Guru is always there with us and we need only remember that,even if we can’t see it in the dark of our ego storm. Letting go of “poor me” and becoming involved in service to others is a great healer. Gratitude for what we do have also helps.

    This message reminds of a the story of the woman whose son died. She was totally in despair and went to God and begged that he be returned to life. God at first told her “no.” But she continued to beg and plead and weep in grief. Finally, God said “Ok, if you can find one household that death has not touched, one person who has not lost a loved one, I will return your son to life.” The woman went from house to house in her town, but she found that in each home, the family had suffered the death of a loved. Then she went through the county and then the nation–every household she visited had been touched by death in one way or another. Finally she got it….death was part of life. Her suffering was not greater or less than anyone else and most importantly she was not alone in her pain…she was cured of her despair and her attachment to her grief…..

    • Madhu Talwar on October 7, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    jgd Satguru’s grace and experience makes us realize that nothing in this world is permanent, every thing is always changing it’s name and form, patiently by practice and prayers we learn to be satisfied by our fate and Guru God’s blessings. This slowly controls our nature of getting despair for any thing. This for sure will lead us to acquire pure vairagya. Thank You Swami ji for teaching us this progressive approach to control our mind pranaams onhn sgd

    • on October 7, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta
    i know that Sri Swamiji is there also if i am desperate. HE helps us to overcome despair.
    At HIS Divine Lotus Feet we find all we need.
    Sri Guru Datta
    Om Namo Hanumate Namah

    • svetha on October 7, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    Lieber SADGURU, wie gerne schliesse ich mich Puttuji’s Bitte an: „let us grow into Vairagya by serving Your mission in a spirit of selflessness”.
    Ich danke DIR für DEINE immerwährende Hilfe im Umgang mit Schmerz und Verzweiflung
    OM KHAGAYA NAMAH
    OM TRIVIKRAMAYA NAMAH

    • padmamadala on October 7, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    జయ గురుదత్త, శ్రీ గురుదత్త, ఓం నమో హనుమతే నమః
    ఓం త్రివిక్రమాయ నమః
    అవిద్యా మూలనాశాయ జన్మ కర్మ నివ్రుత్తయే I
    జ్ఞాన వైరాగ్య సిద్ధ్యర్ధం గురుపాదోదకం పిబేత్ II
    శ్రీ సద్గురు దత్తదేవుని చరణార విందములకు శతకోటి ప్రణామములు.
    ఓం శ్రీ సద్గురుభ్యో నమః

    • on October 7, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta,

    Beautiful MMS message. Despair brings down a person and makes him fall down the abyss. Guru lifts such people and bless them with light of knowledge towards self realization, but we need to have total faith in Guru and follow His advise blindly. Following the advise given by Pujya Gurudeva and following the MMS video messages daily itself gives us freedom from despair. Thank you Appaji for these daily MMS video messages.

    Sri Guru Datta

    • Hira Duvvuri on October 7, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    Major change in attitude since Appaji has come into in my life:
    Two accidents occurred, of hot tea from the pan on the stove spilling on the wall and the clean floor making a mess, and within a day hot coffee with coffee grounds spilling on the table, wall and floor making a mess.

    Earlier, I would have been upset at my clumsiness, at the wall getting stained and at the inconvenience and effort of cleaning up. I would have cursed the bad design of the saucepan of which the handle had come off, and the stainless steel coffee filter that has no built-in protective handle. A lot of blaming would have been heaped upon myself (as the doer), the situation, and others.

    Now, there was no reaction. Only calm action required for the clean up.

    I felt very thankful that my Sadgurudeva has protected me both times from what could have been severe burns. I felt so grateful that what could have been major mishaps, have passed off as only minor inconveniences. I feel convinced that Guru’s grace has taken away a huge karma in this very insignificant way. It is Guru’s grace that has given this insight and this new understanding that things have not actually gone wrong, but have turned out very right.

    The line between despair and dispassion seems to be very thin and consists only of looking at things from a slightly different perspective.

    Jaya Guru Datta

    • Srivallabh Jajoo on October 8, 2012 at 2:14 am

    Jai Guru Datta Puttugumji. I know Swamiji is always there with us. Everyday listening to the sayings gives food to the mind to think and surrender to Guru as well as slowly leave the negative desires.

    Jai Guru Datta.

    • Gilla Lalitha on October 8, 2012 at 3:15 am

    JGD Appaji – Om Namo Hanumathe Namaha – SGD

    • T.R. Sethuraman, Cochin on October 8, 2012 at 4:23 am

    Puttuji, as you stated here, according to me this MMS is further, Appaji has refined the earlier MMS 79. At the same time in this Kaliyuga it is very diffcult to acquire Vairgya for which we have to develop our spiritual path regularly and strictly. Here the photography isvery apt to the MSG. In the picture the clouds creates darkness in the sky and when the sun light appears the darkness will disappear. Similarly the Sadguru will bring out us from darkness to light for the growth of our spiritual path. Further the desire in our life is like the waves in an ocean. In a deep sea the waves are huge. Similarly in our life the desire will increase day by day. Therefore to controll this our mind is responsible. Forthiswe should be able to drive our mind. Here we need only the help of our Sadguru who guide us through His teachings to develop the spiritual path. When our desire increases it lead to ego, arrogance etc in our life. There fore to avoide this till our life we have to follow our Sadguru for our spiritual path and there by our desire can be controlled and we can acquire Vairgya in one stage.  JGD.

    • dr satyanarayana and dr uma devi,sgs hospital,Mysore. on October 8, 2012 at 7:33 am

    JGD.A Hopeless situation in the middle of the River with water all around, and there is no boat to get in the shore is far away,yet human catches a straw, hopping that it takes him to the shore.This is different from the scene where the being lets the water current to drag him away, despair.Long ago read a story of a poor man who takes up a wager to sit in river Yumuna in the winter night.The kings men find the man live and takes him to king”s court.The minister asks him How you with stood the cold,what were you doing all the night?.The poor man replies that he is watching at a light faraway on the land and imagined warmth.Just a thought takes away the despair and brings contentment.Hence circumstances are the rulers of the weak but instruments of the wise.When the thought of comfort is given by Sadguru the reality becomes more comfortable

    • venkateswrudu bhdra on October 8, 2012 at 10:50 am

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    • Archana Penukonda on October 8, 2012 at 11:44 am

    Jaya Guru Datta! Thank You for the lesson, Puttuji! We want vairagya, but how do we give up despair? By understanding what causes despair, we can perhaps root out its source. Despair is caused by mismatched expectations and unfulfilled desires. By submitting our desires at the Sathguru’s feet and allowing Him to take over our desires, we will accept what comes our way as Sathguru’s blessing. Once we submit our desires to our Sathguru, those desires cease to be ours. Also, remembering that the world is a projection of our mind reminds us the desires are a projection of our inner sanskaras and thoughts. So, the desires are not real, but are distractions that are always attempting to derail us from the path to liberation. Sathgurudeva, please bless me to submit all my desires at Your Holy Lotus Feet! By doing so, slowly but surely, I will cease to have desires.

    • on October 9, 2012 at 12:08 am

    All I can understand from this MMS is the fact that when there is no “I, ME, MINE and MYSELF”, there is peaceful coexistence of Vairagya and the inner self. We need to constantly remind ourselves about out true purpose in life. Before getting into your fold, Appaji, everything about me was selfish. But now, I have begun to realize that sharing is vital to practise one-ness with people around and with nature. I realize that everyone is just like me and they are all equal in the kingdom of God. Consciously practising this principle has helped me remain peaceful and happy. May all of us have your grace to acquire this unison and vairagya. JGD, SGD!!

    • Maurice Clarke on October 9, 2012 at 5:55 am

    JGD. As per The Guru Gita, may we drink deeply the ablutions of our Dear Sadguru and so may all desires and the ripples and desires, be forever quenched! JGD.

    • Pavani Kamalapuram on October 9, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    JGD Appaji

    Appaji is like the clear sky, firmly rooted in Bliss. We are like the cloudy sky and ocean, always disturbed and floating away between pleasures and sorrows.
    Only with His grace we realize we are also the clear sky..clouds will come and go..but we need to remain firm focussed on Him…then one day we realize there is no room for any clouds anymore!

  2. Jai Guru Datta. It is such a joy to read the way you, Mukund Mohan ji, Dariashakti and others elaborate and reinstate the message that Beloved Appaji is conveying to us.
    Thank You Appaji. thank you Puttuji

    • Joseph on October 10, 2012 at 10:02 am

    Desire is the main culprit, despair is result of unfulfilled desires. The root cause for desire is satisfaction of ego. I’ve a query, living without any desires! can it bring any essence in life? I mean, if there are no desires or not running behind satisfying desires, then probably 24 hours of day is too lengthy to live because there will be no compulsion to do any activity! Probably this is the state of mind God expects us to possess to serve the society selflessly.

    • Nada on October 26, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    Acquire Vairagya – 7 Oct 2012

    Vairagya or detachment that we experience when we are in despair, or in grief, is temporary. It is an impulsive feeling that is an outcome of our sorrow. Just like the common saying “Smashaana Vairagya” (Detachment experienced while in a graveyard when a close one passes away), we slowly move on to our usual life with all sorts of desires. Detachment is permanent when it arises out of Jnana (knowledge) – the awareness that worldly objects do not bring eternal bliss; from the understanding of the fact that all beings in this world including ourselves, are a miniscule form of the infinite Lord! So when we give up despair and Sadguru blesses us with this knowledge, Vairagya will automatically set in. The video very nicely depicts this as ripples in the background of Sri Swamiji where the rest of the world is shown as temporary and fleeting. Our Sadguru, is the only one who can bless us with this knowledge and give us bliss and Vairagya. Jaya Guru Datta

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