Even the tall peaks of a mountain have their bases on the ground ~ 11 Feb 2013

Nandana SGS MMS 257

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  1. Lovely week starter!
    Shiva wears the King of Serpents (Nagendra) as his garland. He empowers the very form (rupa) & vibration (nada) of the Pranava Mantra OM (I am existence).
    Reflecting on this perspective makes one feel humble & connected to the world around. Otherwise, we risk getting carried away with admiring the peaks of life, and missing the way to reach there.
    Pranams Sathgurudeva!
    Thanks a million for your compassion in inviting our attention to the peaks & the bases on which these peaks stand, at the same time. You are asking us to have our feet firmly on the ground, while we set our eyes on the tall peaks we aspire to reach. We will, because we benefit two ways:
    1. When we learn to stay grounded & connected to all around, we keep our EGO in check from (E)dging (G)reatness (O)ut.
    2. We learn to build strong foundations before we start raising super structures in the air. That makes our achievements sustainable.
    Jaya Guru Datta. Your Puttuji

    • mukund mohan on February 11, 2013 at 9:56 am

    Humble Somavara prostrations to the lotus feet of Our Shivaswaroopa Sathgurudeva _/\_!!

    • Savitri on February 11, 2013 at 10:18 am

    Today I had a lot of stress, or better: I made me a lot of stress. Now I took a warm bath and just few minutes before I came out of the water and knew very deep: be bounded more with your deeper inner level, then you can wait till the time is come to agitate. Now I see this video, and it tells me the same! It’s like a wonder! Dear Swamiji, you give me in each moment all, what I need for growing! Thank you so much!!!!!

    • on February 11, 2013 at 10:56 am

    JAYA GURU DATTA
    GURU DEVA,I understand, this is one of the easiest example regarding awareness of EGO at any stage of life.we have lot examples in GURU CHARITHRA.
    SATHA KOTI PRANAMAS TO LOTUS FEET OF SADGURU DEVA.
    SRI GURU DATTA.

    • Prakash Gorugantu on February 11, 2013 at 11:04 am

    Jaya Guru Datta!!! With the grace of Sadguru Deva we might reach greater heights in our lives. May it be in our education, profession, wealth or in knowledge. Our Sadguru Deva is reminding and instructing us to keep our feet always on the ground. Don’t lose the feel of the ground and fall from the heights climbed. Be cautious, and recollect the tougher steps crossed thus far. It will be like cutting the branch on which we sit. Base / Ground / Foundation is the key for success. Let us stand still, straight and strong. We must be indebted through out our lives to Pujya Sadguru Deva for instructing and guiding us even with the basics with everlasting compassion for His disciples. Sri Guru Datta!!!

    • venkateswarudu.bhadra on February 11, 2013 at 11:35 am

    విదితాఖిల శాస్త్ర సుధా జలధే
    మహితోపనిషత్-కథితార్థ నిధే |
    హృదయే కలయే విమలం చరణం
    భవ శంకర దేశిక మే శరణమ్ ||

    • prakashbabu bhadra on February 11, 2013 at 11:36 am

    కరుణా వరుణాలయ పాలయ మాం
    భవసాగర దుఃఖ విదూన హృదమ్ |
    రచయాఖిల దర్శన తత్త్వవిదం
    భవ శంకర దేశిక మే శరణమ్ ||

    • lalithabalaji on February 11, 2013 at 11:36 am

    భవతా జనతా సుహితా భవితా
    నిజబోధ విచారణ చారుమతే |
    కలయేశ్వర జీవ వివేక విదం
    భవ శంకర దేశిక మే శరణమ్ ||

    • madhu talwar on February 11, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    jgd Maa Bhoo Devi if we always keep this thought in our mind, that all the hights have their root or base on earth we can never become egoistic instead we will start becoming more and more humble to receive Your blessings and prove to be Your loving children, thank You Swami Ji to teach us realities in simple ways onhn sgd

    • on February 11, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta! Over the years I have seen individuals have small energy experiences and then think themselves realized, landing them in some bad situations and tough lessons. We are so fortunate that you have given us methods like Datta Kriya Yoga, meditation music, bhajans and mantras that help keep us grounded while still creating a gentle awakening if we follow your instructions. Thank you for the many experiences and opportunities you give us to grow and to serve. Sri Guru Datta!

    • Indumati on February 11, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    Jai Guru Datta
    Dear Swami AVADHOOTA
    Yes APPAJI I believe, it is very necessary to hold the contact to earth, nothing can grow without out roots.
    Sri Guru Datta and much love
    Om Namo Hanumate Namah

    • lilashah on February 11, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta. Dearest Mother Sri Swamiji, I pray for knowledge, strength, devotion and faith in Sri Swamiji. Please take away my ego and sense of doership. This is false and in reality only Sri Swamiji bestows. Please give me a good foundation, a good base. I love you so very much. Sri Guru Datta

    • Madhavi on February 11, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta
    Without foundation, nothing can grow high and strong. We need to stand steadily on the ground if we want to achieve good things in life. In order to be inspired for good deeds and perform them successfully, we need a strong inner foundation, which can only be our Sadguru Deva. HE is always in our hearts, so that the foundation is constantly in us. But again and again, we get distracted by external influences. If we are all the time aware of HIS presence in us we will be grounded on mother earth and feel steady and strong.
    Sri Guru Datta

    • Venkat on February 11, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta Appaji – a very HEAVY MMS today… this has a Looooot of meaning and can only be felt. Appaji often says, devotees shouldnt forget the primary path through which they have come to Appaji – some come via volunteer services, some come via music/singing, some come via pujas/worship etc. not to forget the ROOTS of the journey, Appaji asks us to be in that form for sometime and shows examples too… there is a saying in Telugu, “ఎంతటి వీరుడైనా నేల విడచి సాము చేయరాదని ” – even the greatest warrior cannot foin devoid of ground…Thanks a lot Appaji

    • svetha on February 11, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    OM NAMAH SIVAYA
    My beloved SADGURU, what ingenious message! We have to feel our ground in the same time we experience peaks. To stay on the ground is a big challenge.
    Thank YOU for this wonderful MMS with this beautiful bhajan.
    OM NAGENDRAYA NAMAH

    • on February 11, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta
    Om Namah Sivaya
    If we want to climb up the mountain to reach the beautiful Lord Siva on top, we have to start by climbing little rocks, learn all the necessary rules of mountaineering and exercise daily. Our book of mountaineering are these wonderful MMS who are mirroring all the great aspects we have to consider when we are on our way to the peaks.
    With the great music of Sri Swamiji in the ear the effort of climbing reduces to a pleasant afternoon walk.
    Sri Guru Datta
    Om Nagendraya Namah
    Om Namo Hanumate Namah

    • on February 11, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta! Dear Appaji, thank You for lifting us to spiritual hights and yet also taking care that we are firmly rooted, so that we don’t lose ourselves. This is also about appreciating the base (like muladhara), not only the top / sahasrara. Every single part is necessary to build a beautiful mountain. Sri Guru Datta!

    • Madhavi Katta on February 11, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    Sri Guru Datta! Jaya Guru Datta
    Om Sri Sadgurave Namah.
    Om Namo Hanumate Namah.

    • Neeta on February 11, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    Jai Guru Datta! sadguru ki jai !

    • Archana Penukonda on February 11, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta! It doesn’t take much for our ego to surface. A simple praise or recognition from our peers is enough for the ego to get going. Nature offers us many lessons in humility. While blending beautifully with the rivers, trees and rocks that grow on it, the mountains stay grounded. They don’t lose their majesty or grandeur on account of being grounded. We’ve seen many MMS messages about ego, perhaps because this could be the single biggest downfall for even true sadhakas. History shows how even great sages like Vishwamitra, Bhrugu etc had to suffer due to their ego. True scholarship has no room for ego. MMS # 6 said that Guru destroys our ego and shows us pure love. But, for that to happen, we need to surrender to our Sathguru by keeping the ego in check. May we always learn from Nature, which is a manifestation of the Almighty. May we always see the One in everything. Obeisances at the Holy Lotus Feet!

    • on February 11, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    As a spiritual Master for us, what a nice lesson , Appaji has given to us through today’s MMS. Here I just recollect a comparison between the Teacher and Guru. For a student a Teacher is a guide on the path. At the same time the Guru is the pointer to the way. That is what Appaji has shown in the photography which is very apt for the MSG. Now basically we have to understand from this MMS, that we should reduce our ego to a great extend by learning to grow from the ground level. To practice like that, we have to follow the spiritual path through our Sadguru. Here if you compare how a teacher is taking responsibility to build up the carrier of a student, similarly our Sadguru will teach us from the ground level and make the foundation strong and then lead to go to the higher level of spirituality and finally show the way to liberation. That should be the ultimate aim of our life, provided we should also follow His words and teachings strictly. That is why even the tall peak of the mountain have their base from the ground level which will be very firm also. Even The Lord Siva in the photography wearing the serpant in His neck and in a sitting posture with His full Rupas which will make us to feel humble and teach us to behave around this world also like that. The Bhajan is also very apt for this MSG. Now Appaji we got your concept and learn to be humble in nature and overcome our ego and there by develop our spiritual path . JGD.

    • Ramarao Chengalvala on February 11, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    మహా వృక్షపు వ్రేళ్ళు భూమిలోనే ఉంటాయి.అంతటి వృక్షం ఒక చిన్న విత్తు నుంచే పుడుతుంది. ఎంత పెద్ద వృత్తమైన దాని నిర్వచనం దాని కేంద్రం నుంచే మొదలు. పారే నదులు, సముద్రాలు అన్నిటికీ భూమే ఆధారం. ప్రకృతిలోని ద్రుష్టాన్తాలను ఉపయోగించి , అంతర్మధనాన్ని రేకెత్తించి, భావాన్ని హృదయానికి హాత్తుకునేలా అందించారు. ఎన్నెన్నో గొప్ప విజ్ఞాన శాస్త్ర ఆవిష్కరణలకు ప్రకృతిలోని కొన్ని ప్రాధమిక సూత్రాలు ఆధారం. వెయ్యమైళ్ళ ప్రయాణం కూడా భూమిపై వేశే మొదటి అడుగే ఆధారం. ప్రారంభ దశలలో జరిగిన పొరపాట్లు విజయానికి పునాది అవుతాయి. భవిష్యత్ జీవితాన్ని మలచేవి బాల్య దశలో నేర్చిన బుద్ధులే. పిల్లల జీవితాలు మమ్మీ డాడీ సంస్కృతితో ముడిపడి పోయాయి. ఏ దేశంలోని పిల్లలైనా మానసికంగా పరిపూర్ణత సాధించాలంటే వాళ్లకి ఆ దేశ సంస్కృతి , చరిత్ర, సభ్యత, సంస్కారం తెలియడం అవసరం.ఏ పునాదులపైనే వారి పురోగతి ఉంటుంది. ఎంత ఎదిగినా ఒదిగి ఉండాలని,ఆధారాన్ని మరువరాదని, ఎంత ఉన్నత స్థాయికి వెళ్ళినా తోలి రోజులని, చేయూత నిచ్చిన వ్యక్తులను, దైవాన్ని మరువకూడదని అంతర్లీనంగా ఇచ్చిన సందేశం బాగుంది స్వామీజీ. జయగురుద

    • sridevi on February 11, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    Jai Guru Datta! Even God uses the normal alphabet in order to communicate on our level with us.Such a is His grace! Grateful prnams to His Holy Feet

    • Sahadeva on February 11, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    Jay Guru Datta
    This a very nice video of the mountains. For me the idea came in my mind that growing in life the fundament becomes more important. We are looking to the peak, but we cannot forget the base.

    Om Namah Shivaya

    • Vanaja on February 12, 2013 at 12:42 am

    Jaya Guru Datta,
    if I want to enjoy the beautiful view from the top of the mountain, I will have to first clim up the hill. A good pair of shoes might be needed too, in order not to slip and fall.
    Dear Swamiji, You are walking ahead and I will follow using good equipment provided by Your grace.
    Om nama Shivaya
    Sri Guru Datta

    • Neelam Bhambri Nayyar, USA on February 12, 2013 at 1:55 am

    Jai Guru Datta, thank you for reminding us and we will remember to keep our ego in check. Pranam Sadguru

    • Gilla Lalitha on February 12, 2013 at 2:47 am

    JGD Appaji – This is a good MMS for those people who have their eyes on the head. Everyone should not forget however we grow our feet is on the ground. If we are sitting on a mountain see that people reach you otherwise we will be alone there – SGD

    • padmamadala on February 12, 2013 at 3:15 am

    Jaya Guru Datta! Sri Guru Datta! Om Namo Hanumathe Namaha!
    Om Sri Shivaya Namaha! Om Sri Nagamitraya Namaha!
    My Humble Pranamams to SADGURUS LOTUS FEET
    Om Sri Sadgurubhyo Namaha!

    • mukund mohan on February 12, 2013 at 4:32 am

    Ego and desires always go hand in hand.Yesterday Appaji reminded us how to stay above earthly love (desires) . In today’s MMS, Appaji explains how to keep our EGO in check from (E)dging (G)reatness (O)ut and the need to build strong foundations.

    Just as a root supports the tree, and just as a foundation supports the building, the Lotus feet of Sadguru are the foundation for our spiritual journey. Seeking your blessings that my mind always happily run towards You, Your Lotus Feet like those Deer !!.
    Om Nagendraya Namaha !!
    Srii Guru Datta !! Om Namo Hanumathe Namaha !!

  2. Is not the light brightest at the peak? And how do we possibly get there? At your feet!
    At your feet, You have taught us how to reach the highest peaks within our own being..Through sitting on Earth and doing pranayama and Kriya yoga.
    With Hanuman you are teaching us how to fly! Pranams Swamiji!

    • Dr S J Saikumar on February 12, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    Appaji is advising us to have strong foundation for our spirituality and knowledge. It is also a warning to us that we should never forget our roots and our Sadguru, however famous and prosperous we are. Jaya Guru Datta.

    • Pavani Kamalapuram on February 13, 2013 at 10:16 am

    JGD Appaji
    Faith can move even mountains. The deeper the roots, the taller and stronger the tree can grow.
    The deeper our faith and surrender, the more we can grow and get closer to Appaji.

    • Joseph on February 13, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    Beautiful message that conveys simplicity to be followed even with success and comfortable life. May lord bless us all to understand whatever we achieve in life is only because of His blessings.

    • dr.kodanda ram reddy on February 17, 2013 at 3:24 am

    jayagurudatta puttuji, sashtangapranamsa at lotus feet of poojya swamiji, poojya swamiji reminding us to
    remove the ego to be at groundlevel comparing us to be like a mountain, with divine blessings of poojya swamiji we will follow it om namo hanumathenamahaa

    • Kambhoji on February 17, 2013 at 10:26 am

    Let me be YOUR tree, Appaji,
    with the feet rooted in the ground,
    with the branches reaching out to the sky,
    flowering in Your honour,
    bringing rich fruit for all beings I meet,
    letting go the leaves in autum,
    turning in in winter to my innermost core,
    to YOU,
    to regain new energy for when the time comes
    to sprout again…

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