Caste, position, fame, power and wealth should be surrendered to earn Guru’s grace ~ 3 May 2013

Nandana SGS MMS 338

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  1. Guru is far beyond caste, position, fame, power & wealth. These just don’t attract Him. Like we saw in yesterday’s MMS337, pristine devotion in a clean heart is what He is looking for. Kannappa & Sudhama are great examples.
    Guru is an Ocean of Mercy. If that Ocean must surround one’s being, one must give up all surface links with his mainland (ego). Nothing more needs to be done
    The flower opens up unconditionally, and the bee pollinates it.
    We are what we repeatedly do. Our relationships are what we repeatedly identify or associate ourselves with. In times of need our relationships are our rescue. In good times we make the choices that rescue us in tough times. We make our destiny.
    Pranams Sathguru!
    We’ll never identify ourselves with caste, position, fame, power & wealth. These pollute our pristine nature.
    Surrendering at your lotus feet, we cleanse our mind of such dirt & be wise. For, Your grace is our greatest prize!
    Jaya Guru Datta. Your Puttuji

    • mukund mohan on May 3, 2013 at 8:47 am

    Humble prostrations at the lotus feet of Our Karuna Sagara Sathgurudeva _/\_!!

    • Dariashakti on May 3, 2013 at 8:52 am

    Jaya Guru Datta! Is there anything that really belongs to me when God has the power to take it away at any second? What material thing will go with me when I die? It’s all God’s on loan from His costume shop for this great play of life. It all has to go back….Sri Guru Datta!

  2. Jai Guru Datta
    Dear Swami AVADHOOTA DATTA
    Every thing we have, we got from YOU, there is nothing we could say this is mine, so all I am, is YOURS… IN YOU
    Jai Guru Datta namstay
    Om Namo Hanumate Namaha

  3. Jaya Guru Datta Appaji ! Thank you so much for the wonderful MMS. What status comes into count when compared with the divine grace of Pujya Appaji ! Absolute fact has been told today that we should surrender totally at the lotus feet of Sadguru Deva !! We do submit ourselves Appaji !! Om Namo Datta Venkatesaya Namah & Om Namo Adityaya Namah !! Thank you for the divine mantras of the day !! We are reminded of Abhisheka in Sri Datta Venkateswara Temple to the Lord and our dear Appaji performing it. The Music is awesome !

    • JayanthiShankar,New Delhi. on May 3, 2013 at 10:21 am

    Om Dram Dattaya Namaha.Prayer to Almighty that let me be under my Gurus kripa dristri always. He only knows what, why, howmuch we require in this janma.Am thankful to him for all the graces he has showered on me and given me the chance to put my head down to his padas.Jaya Guru Datta,Sree Guru Datta, Sadgurunatha Sacchidananda.

    • lalithabalaji on May 3, 2013 at 10:46 am

    guru padamu gurupadamu gurudattapadamu maaku saranam
    renikaamba brahma koraku chupiyunna padamu
    Brahma lokamandu ththwabhoda michu padamu
    indralokamandu bhogabhagyamichhu padamu
    manujalokamandu krupasudalanichchu padamu
    brathukulona tharasilli bhakthi penchu padamu
    intintiki thirigi thirigi hithamu panchchu padamu
    hrudayamandu koluvu theeri velugu chunna padamu
    sahasrara chekramandu vennelaina padamu
    sarwa pooja saramu datta sadguru padamu
    vaanchhasanga thyagamu datta sadguru padamu
    vrithi sandula bhagamu datta sadguru padamu
    sachchidananda khandamu datta sadgur padamu

    • prakashbabu bhadra on May 3, 2013 at 10:49 am

    guru ak deep hi divya dama deekaye
    gur sangsatyahi sabved gaaye savad gaaye
    guru sarwa roop hi datta prabhu paaye

    • vekateswrudu bhadra on May 3, 2013 at 10:51 am

    యావద్విత్తోపార్జన శక్తః తావన్నిజపరివారో రక్తః | పశ్చాజ్జీవతి జర్జర దేహే వార్తాం కో‌உపి న పృచ్ఛతి గేహే ||
    – భజ గోవిందమ్

    • Gilla Lalitha on May 3, 2013 at 11:51 am

    JGD Appaji – Please see that we are always at your Lotus feet – SGD

  4. the above credentials/privileges are derived only due to the divine grace of Appaji

    • M.VENKAIAH CHOWDARI on May 3, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    JAYA GURU DATTA,
    GURU DEVA WE LISTENED IT IN GURU GITHA, THIS IS AN EXCELLENT MESSAGE EVERY BODY MUST OVERCOME THEIR EGO TO RECEIVE GURUDEVA’S GRACE .
    SATHA KOTI PRANAMAS TO LOTUS FEET OF SATHGURU DEVA.
    SRI GURU DATTA.

    • Daniel on May 3, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    Hello Everybody
    I really would know from which CDs this Music comes. Can someone give me advice?
    thanks
    regards
    Daniel

    • Shruthi on May 3, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    Caste, position etc are all only for the materialistic world. All these should be used for Guru’s service only. But they have no significance in the spiritual life. We need to give up the ego derived from them and surrender at Sadguru’s feet. Thank you Sri Swamiji for another great message remining us that these things are all very trivial. Jaya GuruDatta

    • Venkat on May 3, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta. This is a reinforcing MMS from Sadguru Deva. This is the essence of what Appaji taught us all in the Guru Ashtaka (Guru Gita). Guru’s grace is paramount and Guru is not worried about who you are, what you are or what you have. Thank You Appaji.

    • Dasharatha on May 3, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta! How come I attribute success to myself although it has been granted to me by God? Why is it still so important to me? Why don’t I have faith and trust that I will be alright even if I don’t have all these achievements? A mystery, indeed. My pranams to Sadgurudeva who is teaching me patiently. Sri Guru Datta!

    • brahma on May 3, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta
    Om Sri Datta Venkatesaya Namah
    Sri Swamiji has given us everything.
    Caste, position, fame, power and wealth are not permanent. They are given to us only for a certain time period. Nothing belongs to us, it is all His. Thank YOU so much for Your infinite grace to make it possible that we can see, feel, study and listen to YOU. You everywhere and formless at the same time. You pristine clear and so beautiful.
    Koti pranams to the Divine Lotus Feet of Sri Swamiji.
    Sri Guru Datta
    Om Adityaya Namah
    Om Namo Hanumate Namah

    • rose sheppard webster on May 3, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    Surrender surrender surrender… i will use it like a mantra. Love love love! JGD

  5. Jaya Guru Datta. It is all temporary presents from God. These things are like trinkets only, no match to the greatest present of all. I love you Mother. The thing that I desire most is to be close to You, to serve You and to have this love for Mother Swamiji grow and grow until I no longer exist. Sri Guru Datta.

    • padmamadala on May 3, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    జయ గురుదత్త! శ్రీ గురుదత్త! ఓం నమో హనుమతే నమః! ఓం శ్రీ దత్త వేంకటేశాయ నమః!
    స్వాశ్రమం చ స్వజాతిం చ స్వకీర్తిం పుష్టివర్ధనమ్ I
    ఏతత్సర్వం పరిత్యజ్య గురుమేవ సమాశ్రయేత్ II
    శ్రీ గురుదేవుల పాదపద్మములకు అనంతకోటి ప్రణామములు.
    ఓం శ్రీ దత్తవేంకట వల్లభాయ నమః ! ఓం శ్రీ సద్గురుభ్యో నమః!

  6. Thank you Puttuji for reminding us of our original being. All the possessions, authority and what not are nothing.Guru’s grace is the only thing to take us out from the worldly sufferings.
    Thank you once again
    Jai Guru Datta

    • Phani Prasanthi on May 4, 2013 at 12:49 am

    Jaya Guru Datta. Sri Guru Datta. Om Namo Hanumathe Namaha.

    • pinninti vijaya santhi on May 4, 2013 at 12:55 am

    ye dikku leni variki devude dikku ani cheptuntaru peddalu..ee kaliyugam lo aa lotu teerchenduke APPAJI ee rupanni teesukunnaru..manam purthi nissahaya sthithi loki manasikam ga, sareerikam ga kuruku poyinappude, aayanani saranu vedutamu..porlu dandlu pedatamu..niluvu dopidulu estamu..ayite..samasyallo SADGURU krupakai pakuladi, samasya teeraka..eha loka bhogalaloki jari povadam sari kadu..kastam-sukham, aasa-nirasa, prema-dvesham, labham-nashtam, kopam-aanandam, ela anni bhavalaki, anubhavalaki, ateetam ga, niramtaram manani manam SADGURUVU ku samarpana chesukovali..appude aayana paripurnamaina karunani ponda galugutam…sri matha..sri guru datta..jaya guru datta..

    • Hira Duvvuri on May 4, 2013 at 1:01 am

    In the Life History of Swamiji there are a couple of chapters where he mentions the arrogant attitude of individuals shown because of their caste, each believing that theirs is superior to the other’s. Swamiji alone stands clearly above all such differences, treating all equally – the rich, the poor, the high caste, the so-called low caste, the highly placed, and the lowly worker, the famous and the obscure. We have to become like Him to win His grace. He holds hands and hugs with equal eagerness and tender love each of the above. Are we able to do it wholeheartedly at all times? It is a question to ask ourselves and to overcome our hypocrisies totally. It is easier said than felt in the heart. It is easier to maintain pretenses occasionally to impress others than to be bluntly honest with ourselves, enough to bring about a change within ourselves to see everything and everyone in Creation as equal.
    Jaya Guru Datta

    • Hira Duvvuri on May 4, 2013 at 1:09 am

    338. సద్గురు అనుగ్రహం పొందాలంటే కులం, పదవి, కీర్తి, అధికారం, సంపద, వదిలెయ్యాలి. ఓం శ్రీ దత్త వేంకటేశాయ నమః – ఓం ఆదిత్యాయ నమః – పై సూక్తిని బట్టి సద్గురు అనుగ్రహం పొందాలంటే మన మనస్సులు మన సద్గురు మనస్సులా అంత స్వచ్ఛమైపోవాలి. కులభేదాలు, అంతస్తులు, ఈ తేడాలేవీ మేము పాటించము, అని పైకి చెప్పేవారెందరు అంతర్గతంగా ఆ భావనలను పోషిస్తున్నారో నేను బాగానే గమనించాను. పైకి మాటలతో అంటే సరిపోదు. మనస్ఫూర్తిగా అందరినీ, అన్నిటినీ సమానంగా చూడగలిగిననాడే మనకు సద్గురు అనుగ్రహం పూర్తిగా పొందే యోగ్యత కలుగుతుంది..ఆ యోగ్యతను ప్రసాదించమని ప్రార్థిస్తున్నాను.

    • Neelam Bhambri Nayyar on May 4, 2013 at 4:12 am

    Jai Guru Datta. Mayra kuch nahin, Jo kuch hai so Tero. Tera tujko saunp ke, Kai lage mera. Siya pati Ram Chandra ki Jai. Pawan Suth Hanuman ki Jai. Whatever I have is yours, nothing is mine. Even I am yours, so why should I think about giving it back to the rightful owner. Pranam Sadguru

    • TR.Sethuraman, Cochin on May 4, 2013 at 5:48 am

    What a nice lesson, Appaji has given through MMS 338 with deep inner meaning. Here each word of this MSG has got it’s importance. When we follow our Sadguru the concept of caste means, we are all in one family and that is Datta family. This is the lesson , Appaji is giving to us. According to me all other words of this MSG are all come under one group. If one person has got position , then the the other things will come automatically. But what ever may be , one is acquiring , if he is not follow a Sadguru , what is use of these things. This is because , side by side such person will develop ego , jealous , pride and arrogance etc. If so they will go in the wrong path and mislead in their life, especially in this Kaliyuga . At the sametime when we follow our Sadguru , He will put in the right path , open our eyes and bring out from darkness to light. This is because His mercy is like an ocean towards us. The photography is also apt for this MSG since the flower opens and facing the sun and the Bee is automatically attracted. Similarly through our Sadguru’s teachings and His mercy we are attracted and there by we can surrender these things at His lotus feet and earn His grace. The music in Raga karaharapriya , Ram— Ram is also apt for this MS G , since Rama’ Mercy is like an ocean.Thank You Appaji for such a nice MSG and we follow. JGD.

    • Maurice Clarke on May 4, 2013 at 7:13 am

    JGD.
    May we have the best thoughts
    May our thoughts bring selfless Dharmic actions
    May Dharma bring Artha like financial and social capital
    May our Kama be to be unattached to Artha
    May surrendering Artha earn Guru’s Grace.
    JGD.

    • Sree Hari on May 4, 2013 at 9:46 am

    Jai Guru Datta..wonderful message. We always forget this truth ego comes into place with caste, power, fame & wealth and at times we tend to forget that all these are the blessings of Sadguru. Thank you Appaji for this wonderful message. Sri Guru Datta

    • murthy guthina on May 4, 2013 at 11:43 am

    Jai guru datta it’s easy to read your message but very hard to swallow u are challenging us on less than second 1000 times with your grate Maya .. we are really tired to come out from your maya as we are sinked in the flow of your grace but never carrying that feeling because of your maya please for give us and allow us to bow with all our mind and body to your feet’s and the grace .. please allow us to make a feeling of love with every one and every thing happen to me with your grace .. even i am not knowing how to thank my parents teach me and make me to say thanks for the even enemy here after … u r really having great maya please allow us to with stand the feeling u only my guru and everything for my life and keep me to give respect to all and mould me as a best tool in your bag..

    • Archana Penukonda on May 4, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta! The omnipresent God comes to us in the form of a Guru to uplift us. If we are to earn the Guru’s grace and get closer to Him, we have to be able to understand Him. The Guru Gita says that Universe is within the Guru and Guru is at the center of the Universe. Such an omnipresent Guru pervades all animate and inanimate. But, divisions of caste, creed, wealth, fame etc divide us along artificial and unreal lines. As long as I hold on to such divisions, I’m clearly not able to see that the Guru is everywhere and in everyone. Today’s message is also in Guru Gita: Svaashramam cha svajaatim cha svakeertim pushti vardhanam, etat sarvam parityajya gurumeva samashrayet. I pray for a better understanding of Sathguru’s divinity. I pray that we can always see the divine everywhere and in everyone without petty man-made divisions. Obeisances at the Holy Lotus Feet!

    • Vanaja on May 4, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta,
    “we are what we repeately do”…
    May I be focused on You – my Lord. Besides You – everything else becomes second important.
    Sri Guru Datta

    • svetha on May 4, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    OM SRI DATTA VENKATESAYA NAMAH
    My beloved SADGURU, even when I know how to earn YOUR grace, it is not easy to surrender all the things, what my ego likes to take for itself.
    I thank YOU for YOUR tireless help for us all.
    Humbly I bow down to YOUR Lotosfeet.
    OM ADITYAYA NAMAH

    • padmamadala on May 4, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    జయ గురుదత్త! శ్రీ గురుదత్త! ఓం నమో హనుమతే నమః! ఓం శ్రీ దత్త వేంకటేశాయ నమః!
    స్వాశ్రమం చ స్వజాతిం చ స్వకీర్తిం పుష్టివర్ధనమ్ I
    ఏతత్సర్వం పరిత్యజ్య గురుమేవ సమాశ్రయేత్ II
    శ్రీ గురుదేవుల పాదపద్మములకు అనంతకోటి ప్రణామములు.
    ఓం శ్రీ దత్తవేంకట వల్లభాయ నమః ! ఓం శ్రీ సద్గురుభ్యో నమః!

  7. JAYA GURU DATTA! Shathakoti Shastanga Pranams to lotus feet of Parama pujya Sri Sri Sri Ganapathi Sachidananda Swamiji.it is real Appaji, thank u for sending excellent MMS. SRI GURU DATTA!

    • svgkrao on May 6, 2013 at 1:23 am

    If we remove ahamkaram we will be near to sadgurukrupa

    • dr.kodanda ram reddy on May 6, 2013 at 10:34 am

    jayagurudatta puttuji, sashtangapranams at lotus feet of poojya swamiji, this is one of important
    divine message for all of us, we have to forget eveything and totall surrender to guru leads his
    divine blessings, om namo hanumathenamhaa

    • madhu talwar on May 7, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    jgd pranaams Datta Guru all these things are graced by You only so ‘Tera Tujhako sounpatey kyaa laagey hai mora’ (surrendering Your gifts to You ), we feel grateful when You accept them thank You so much for showing us the path of true wisdom onhn sgd

    • Pavani Kamalapuram on May 7, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    JGD Appaji
    Just like the flower, let us completely surrender at Your Lotus Feet with open hearts. When we all are one Datta family, no other identification through name, fame, caste etc is necessary. We are all Your children..lets all enjoy the bliss and warmth of our Mother’s (Appaji’s) lap which is equally open to all of us.

    • Joseph on May 25, 2013 at 7:45 am

    Complete surrender is the only way to attain detachment with “I” and ego. May lord bless us all to give us the mind and strength to surrender our merits, deeds and thoughts to almighty.

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