Faith is a powerful force ~ 19 Aug 2012

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    • puttugam on August 19, 2012 at 5:30 am
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    Faith is when a little child holds her mother’s hand and crosses the road without seeing left and right. Faith is when we learn a language at pre nursery school without asking ‘how will it help me to learn this language?’. Faith is to drive your car on a dark night, even when you can’t see more than 100 meters ahead with your headlights. Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase. Faith is not belief without proof, but trust without reservation.

    Faith is that bone deep belief in that one thing.. that will then move everything for you. It helps align all your mental energy towards achieving the task at hand. Like how the diffused rays of the sun when passed through a lens become a powerful force that can burn a paper; like how the slow flowing river acquires the massive strength to move a giant turbine, when harnessed by a dam; faith helps harness your energy towards achieving success in you chosen endeavor.

    Without faith, you will never be able to drive fast in the dark night. Your doubt will prevent you from accelerating with confidence. Without faith in her mother, a child will never grow up. She will always keep rejecting whatever her mother giver her to eat. She may never learn to cross a road. Without faith, you will never learn swimming, or even cycling. What progress will we ever make without faith ? Nothing.

    Similarly in the spiritual path, you need unquestioned faith in the Sathguru, if you have to make progress. You receive small small instructions to do japa, bhajan, yoga… all infant steps in the journey towards realizing your own true divinity. If you keep questioning “what is in it or me” every step of the way; If you keep doubting “ Are you sure this will work?”.. chances are you will never get started. And, yes.. instructions given to you may be very different from instructions given to another disciple. If you start asking “Why is He giving different instructions like this?” You will never begin practice.

    That is why our Appaji declared several decades ago – “Follow the Master. Faith in God. Fight till the end. Finish the game”. Yes, Appaji ! You are the powerful force that activates us. We will follow your command, with the same faith that Hanuman had in Ram. We all know how much Hanuman accomplished because of that faith. So will we. We are fortunate to have found our Ram in you, your Holiness! We are fortunate!

    Jaya Guru Datta !
    Your Puttuji.

    • Mukund Mohan on August 19, 2012 at 5:40 am

    Datta Swarupa Sanatana Sri Guru
    Jaya Guru Deva Hare
    Sachchidananda
    Jaya Guru Deva Hare !!

    • dariashakti on August 19, 2012 at 6:44 am

    Jaya Guru Datta, Swamiji, Faith is such a powerful thing. An elderly friend of mine who has since transitioned , was a very spiritual woman. One day, a group of us were on an outing together. One of the group members was complaining endlessly about a situation in her life to this sweet lady. My friend was very patient in listening to her and finally asked her if she had faith in God. The woman answered that she did. Then she asked her if she believed that God was everywhere and knew everything, and the woman replied that she did. Then my friend calmly and lovingly replied, “well then God must know about this situation and must have created it for a reason. For whatever purpose, God wants you to experience this right now, perhaps you have to have faith that this is the right thing to be happening now and ask God to show what you need to be doing.” The woman fell silent. As you have been teaching us, all of our reactions create our reality and God does answer all prayers with “So Be It.” God answers those prayers in God’s own time. We don’t always get want we want in the present moment, but we do get what we need. Having faith that God is giving us just what is right for us right now isn’t always easy, but if we surrender those fears and trust, faith will carry us through. Jaya Guru Datta, Swamiji for giving us this next lesson on understanding how we should interact with the Divine….

    • on August 19, 2012 at 8:47 am

    Jaya Guru Hanuman,

    THank you Swamiji for being the powerful force in our lives. The story of King Kartaveeryaarjuna and King Dharmakeerti from Datta Darshanam come to my mind when I think of this message. THe story of former is about unflinching faith in Guru and later is about how one can loose faith in the world even after having darshan of Datta.

    King Kartaverryaarjuna had unflinching faith in the Guru. His obedience to guru and devotion are exemplary. Though he lived in the world for more than 10,000 years he lived with unflinching Guru Bhakti. He always remembered that all his powers, knowledge and wealth are derived from Datta. He followed the life of Dharma and eventually attained salvation by the grace of Datta.

    King Dharmakeerti had the darshan of Datta and also received instructions about Dharma from the lord himself. In the begining he followed the teachings but as he was surrounded by hypocrites and atheists he lost faith in the teachings of the lord and followed adharma. At the time of death he repented for his deeds and Datta made him fast on Ekadashi day and listen to glories of the lord uplifting him to higher next birth. Such is the compassion of Datta.

    These stories teach us how to live and how not to live. Let us all try to be like King Kartaveeryaarjuna and live in the world with Guru Bhakti and doing Guru Seva. As one mahatma said – Why did we come here? To know about our Guru or to collect wood for our funeral pyre? Everything that we accumulate in this world that do not help us in knowing Guru and Gutu Tatvam are like collecting wood for our funeral pyre. We are all in the process of developing 100% faith in Guru or God. Till we have full faith it is like a working capital for us. It can increase or decrease. By being in satsang and following Guru we can develop that unflinching faith.

    Sri Datta Darshanam book can be purcahsed online at – dycusa.org/dyc/webstore/Products/311-sri-datta-darshanam.aspx

    Humble prostrations to the lotus feet of Sri Swamiji who is Datta.

    Om namo hanumate namaha

    • Mukund Mohan on August 19, 2012 at 9:05 am

    Follow the master Faith in God
    Face the evil Finish the game
    Sadguru Saccidananda is the only mantra !!

    • Janani on August 19, 2012 at 9:08 am

    Faith is deliberate confidence in the character of God whose ways we may not understand at the time. Our God is our Sadguru .. Whatever happens in our lifetime and beyond is all in Sadguru ‘s hands .. With that thought , we would not question ourselves at various instances as to why we are having to confront difficulties which we never anticipated to come by our way..  Faith in Sadguru is our security  and  a source of peace to us ,after all ,the mms clearly reveals that Sadguru is abhayaprada…Fear can keep us up all night long, but faith makes one fine pillow!!
    But when it comes to other relationships we must lend our faith in the hands of those who care for us .. Blind faith, no matter how passionately expressed, will not suffice. Conscience will test relentlessly every assumption about the condition.. Jgd 

  1. Puttuji, faith is a valuable gift that you have given me out of your infinite compassion. Thank you. Activate, it certainly does, as well as energize and embolden. Jgd

    • Shyamala108 on August 19, 2012 at 9:16 am

    Thanks dear Appaji, for this nourishing mms! Often we hold on one path which seems to be a closed way, without seeing that another door to another path has opened. Faith gives us such a strength to keep on trying our best, to keep on hoping, loving, giving. Faith gives us the strength and courage to dive deeper to the roots in order to grow higher. Jaya Guru Datta!

    • Savitri on August 19, 2012 at 9:37 am

    It is like a wonder: today it was my big subjekt to have faith, and now I open Puttu GAm and just now there is written about faith. The last days I had so much problems which made me fear. It was a difficult time. It was clear: only with faith I get back my inner silence. It was really a fight in me to go 100% in the faith. Then suddenly It got calm in me, I was in the faith. From this moment on I could again think clearly and go into a good action. I am happy that Swamiji has a lot of patient with us. Again and again I must work, that I can go into faith. Everytime I think: next time you make it better! But then the problems seem so big, that it is already difficult to go into faith.

    • Radha from on August 19, 2012 at 9:47 am

    JAYA GURU DATTA! I hope I got sufficient situations to overcome my fears by faith in Appaji! Throug such tests HE always proofed HIS help. I am very very thankful for this, beloved Sadgurudeva and I do hope that with Your help I have sufficient faith very soon! Prostrations to Your lotuspadas. S.G.D.!

    • Hari Kavuri on August 19, 2012 at 10:04 am

    JGD..without faith ..no hope..with faith one becomes hopeful of betterment…hence gets activated..SGD.

    • Vanaja on August 19, 2012 at 10:19 am

    “Follow the master
    FAITH in god
    face the devil
    finish the game!”

    Sri Swamiji

    • on August 19, 2012 at 10:36 am

    He has a plan for us. He reveals His plans step by step. He teaches us to keep that unwavering faith within, to walk with that blind faith.
    I have been at the receiving end of His plans cause He taught me to keep my faith. I have always found a power within me to do things that seemed so impossible. I have always dscovered that I have the intellect, the patience, the time and the interest to execute a task that seemed so undoable at the first look of it. Yes Appaji, FAITH MOVES MOUNTAINS!!
    How did it work so perfectly? Follow the master without a doubt. Keep that Faith, Fight till the end and Finish the game. Believing that “He is the giver and He knows to what to give and when to give” has always helped me gather all the strength and confidence to start something successfully and finish it seamlessly.
    Reminds me of Swami Kalikamba’s renidition of Follow the Master, Sachichidananda is the only Mantra. JGD Appaji!!
    Puttuji, your interpretation is so simple yet power-packed!! Thank you. JGD!!

    • 3Sumati on August 19, 2012 at 10:55 am

    Jaya Guru Datta!
    Jai Guru Datta!
    Dearest Puttuji,
    Faith isn’t something which should come and go. One has to cultivate faith as a strong means to live with. When this faith is built up it has an enormous power to activate us and then it refreshes itself like shown in the video with the waterfalls. This waterfall has already great power just by watching it, it gives me pleasure to move. Just imagine which power it gives one standing underneath it. I would be lost without this God given gift. A very beautiful video with the sunrays coming from the northeast and the flowerpetals rising in the southwest. And of course what would this film be without our beloved Swamiji-Datta? I like this video very much again.
    Thank YOU very much for reminding me to always refresh my faith to YOU Appaji. I love YOU very much,
    YOUR Sumati.
    Om Namo Hanumate Namaha!
    Śrī Guru Datta!

  2. JGD. Having utmost faith in Sadguru has made me fearless. Can I define faith? Probably not, but the intense secure feeling and the love that wells up in my heart when I ponder the gentle compassion of Sri Swamiji makes me to believe all the more in His divinity. Sri Guru Datta

    • pushpa on August 19, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    The faith in my most revered Sadguru is the aim of my life. Prostrations to You, Who is everything and gis in everything. I love You.

    • on August 19, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    Jaya guru datta

    Appaji thought us how to follow life in this world.
    That is all devotess have a strong faith and enjoy their life and serve the needy.
    Puttuji is our faith it is what activate us

    Sri guru datta

    • Sahadeva on August 19, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    Jay Guru Datta, Faith is importanmt for everybody. I thank Swami Ji for the confidence he has given me

    • Vidya Sagar Reddy on August 19, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta Puttuji !!!! Thanks for the most Powerful Message !!!! OM SRI ABHAYAPRADAYA NAMAH !!!!! Sree guru datta !!!!!

    • Savitre Boondoo on August 19, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    Jai Guru Datta, well said, we sometimes try to reason why we should do something, what is in it for me we ask, but our Guru, Swamiji will never lead us to a wrong path, his messages to us is to guide us, each in a different way, to fulfill that ultimate goal.
    Thank you Swamiji for allowing me to have a wonderful teacher like you, the difference you have made and continue to make in my life is immeasurable, I pray everyday to be able to follow your word and direction in whatever you choose for me.

    • on August 19, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta
    Faith in Sri Swamiji is so powerful! i have experienced this so many times. This wonderful MMS reminds me that i should have more faith for the actions ahead. He will guide and support. All what is needed is having faith and listening to His orders He is sending over all channels. And preventing the ego from blocking the intuition into the Devine.
    Sri Guru Datta
    Om Namo Hanumate Namah

    • on August 19, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    JGD! Every devotee definetely has some experience in this regard. We are very fortunate to be with Sadgurudeva because with Him, we learn that the saying is very true. Thank you for giving me strength recently also when I sometimes was about to lose my faith in this project which now will be accomplished, of course only due to YOU, Appaji! SGD!

    • Hema on August 19, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    “You must develop strong faith. Do not doubt. By Anjaneya’s grace it will happen. If you are firm in your faith, then I come running after you. If you leave me, doubting, then I will also leave you. If you come one step towards me, I come one hundred steps towards you.”

    ~ These are His words.

    Jai Guru Datta. Om namo Hanumate namaha.

    • Maurice Clarke on August 19, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    JGD.

    Sometimes I am prone to thinking that it all must be complicated and exotic for me to follow Sadguru. Faith as described by Puttuji is such a simple and familiar thing. Thank you again Puttuji.

    May perfect faith in Sadguru blossom fully in all of us.

    JGD.

    • on August 19, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta

    Thank for the great video on Faith. After being in association with Pujya Guru Deva my life has turned from facts to faith.Faith is the basis on which the relationship works, the more faith you have the more understanding. I pray to Pujya Guru Deva to bless us with unflinching faith.

    Sri Guru Datta

    • LavanyaAnand on August 19, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    Jai GuruDatta Annaji.Please bless all of us such that the faith we have in your lotus feet will never wipes out in any condition/situation.

  3. Jai Guru Datta! Thank You Sri Swamiji for this beautiful musical message on faith.
    Faith has been a tremendous guiding force throughout this amazing spiritual journey.
    As a result of faith dreams come true, healings have been experienced and miracles manifest.
    Thank You Sri Swamiji for this gift of faith. Sri Guru Datta Love & Gratitude, Vishali

    • Nahusha Egon Hürlimann on August 20, 2012 at 1:24 am

    ten years ago an inner voice called me to go to a Kriya Yoga course of Sri Swamiji in Hasliberg and to listen to such a strange music in Lucerne. From then onwards I got the confidence, the faith in Him, a faith which made me do things which I never did before, like chanting mantras, going to and doing Puja, translating His speeches into german and so on. Sri Swamiji in which i have now a deep faith is my way to god, He is god and He gives me a number of advices every day which I follow as well as I can. Thank you dear Swamiji that you have called me and that you give me the faith in the future in this and coming incarnations.

    • venkateswrudu bhdra on August 20, 2012 at 2:22 am

    jaigurudevdatta in ramayana is also say about faith that is rama always strong faith about dharma even he lose his rajya, wife sita but still stand on dharma he always says that if you protect dhrma the dharma will protect you . that is proved in his life. sri rama jaya rama jaya jaya rama

    • lalithabalaji on August 20, 2012 at 2:48 am

    jaigurudevadatta yes appaji faith is powerful force that activates us it was proved in MAHABHARATAM by krishna bhagavan that is duryodhana and his fater drutharastra feels that they have more force of army powerful fellows like bhishma, karna, dhronacharrya…etc. they thought krishna is powerful but he said that he cannot fight to any body he only do the ratha sarathyam to aurjuna but bhishma, dronachrya said to dhuryodhana we had more force of army but we will not win in the yuddha where is stya , dharma swarupa krisha there is win and he always support pandawas because they fallow and walk the path of dharma

    • prakash bhdra on August 20, 2012 at 3:01 am

    jai gurudatta puttuji for giving of our dattaswarupa swamiji’s musical massage on faith . om namo hanumathe namah sri rama jaya rama jaya jaya rama

    • Sundaram Sambamoorthy on August 20, 2012 at 5:21 am

    Faith is a powerful guiding force that helps us in moving in the direction our Sadguru tells us. It is one which when followed without any questions and thinking about the reward that we will derive from it, will lead us to Salvation and achievement of our goals. Jaya Guru Datta.

  4. Jaya Guru Datta. “Faith is a powerful force that activates us.” This is very true. Without faith nothing works well. This morning one of my clients called me and she was full of doubts. She was talking for long time only about those things and I saw that her full concentration was about her doubts. I start talking about faith in God. After we finished the call I looked at SwamiJis MMS for today and I was full of joy to read about His message. Thank you Appaji.

    • Madhavi Katta on August 20, 2012 at 7:27 am

    Jaya guru datta

    This is a great message. Puttuji explanation is superb. Yes.. Puttuji, Appaji is the powerful fource that activates us.
    Faith is very important to achieve any thing in life. We have faith on you Appaji you are the lord dattatreya and you are always with us. please bless us Appaji, this devotion,faith is keep on going until our sole reach your lotus feet.

    Humble pranamams to your lotus feet.

    • Prasad Madala on August 20, 2012 at 7:33 am

    జయ గురు దత్త,
    స్వామీజీ మన జీవితాలలోనికి రాక ముందు, వచ్చిన తర్వాత స్థితిని చూస్తే ఈ మేస్సజిలోని భావం మనకు బోధపడుతుంది. మనము స్వామీజీ ఎడల చూపించే అనంతమైన,అచంచలమైన,అంతులేని విశ్వాసం మనలను మనం అర్ధం చేసికోవటానికి, తీర్చిదిద్దుకోవటానికి ఉపయోగపడే టానిక్కు లాంటిది. అందుకే మనందరం ఆ రాముని లాంటి సద్గురుదేవునికి హనుమంతునిలాంటి శిష్యులం అవుదాం.
    ఓం శ్రీ సద్గురుభ్యో నమః

    • Padmamadala on August 20, 2012 at 8:05 am

    జయ గురుదత్త, శ్రీ గురుదత్త, ఓం నమో హనుమతే నమః
    “ఒక్క అడుగు ముందుకు వేస్తే, మీ కోసం వంద అడుగులు వేస్తాను.” అంటూ చిరునవ్వుతో అభయమిస్తూ మనకు జీవితానికి కావాల్సిన ఎన్నో సందేశాలను అందిస్తున్న సద్గురుదేవులు చూపించే మార్గంలో భక్తి, విశ్వాసంతో ముందుకు అడుగు వేసి గురుదేవుల అనుగ్రహాన్ని పొందుదాము.
    ఓం శ్రీ సద్గురుభ్యోం నమః

    • Phani Prasanthi on August 20, 2012 at 8:08 am

    Thank you very much swamiji for giving wonderful message. it makes people to realize
    that the God didn’t promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, or sun without rain, but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears, and light for the way. If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it.

    • Pavani Kamalapuram on August 20, 2012 at 9:14 am

    JGD Appaji
    Faith is knowing that Appaji is always with us in any situation..when the mind is like a serene lake or a raging waterfall. Faith is knowing that, just like the flowing river, we will reach the ocean at the end, with His blessings.
    SGD
    Pavani

    • Joseph on August 20, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    It is wonderful experience to have faith in Jesus or Guru, with faith every small thing is understood as His miracle without faith everything apparently is perceived to be the result of personal merits. Faith in God helps us to cross the ego like Jesus Christ, who represented crossing of ego “I”. This is the only way to experience the omnipresence of Almighty.

    • Sarumati on August 20, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    Faith, music, love and beauty go together well, jai Guru Datta

    • drsatyanarayana sgs hospital mysore on August 20, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    Jgd.Faith is the knowledge that Guru is at your side yesterday,today and tomorrow.

    • Praveen Nidumolu on August 21, 2012 at 12:16 am

    Jai Guru Datta Appaji – In many of you stories you extolled the Divine Leelas of the exemplary souls: Hanuman & Prahlada, which validated the TRUE power of Faith.

    Faith – in Sanskrit is ‘Viswasam’. ‘Swasa’ means breath. Faith in anything should be as strong, profound and as fundamental as our ‘Breath’ itself – which is so vital to our very existence. We may occasionally forget to eat, sleep, drink water etc… but never forget to take a breath (even in deepest meditations).
    FAITH is such a state of ‘CONSTANT REMEMBRANCE’ and adherence to the DIVINE Principle. It certainly activates us and engulfs our entire being with Your Divine Light.

    It is entirely your Grace and compassion that we are able to develop deep faith in YOU.

    Sri Guru Datta!

    • on August 21, 2012 at 8:43 am

    Jai Guru Datta. Without Faith, there is nothing! Nothing moves, all stalls! For example, all Businesses run across the globe, not on contracts, but on faith among the parties involved (while the contracts are very much needed). Puttuji’s definition on Faith, “Faith is not belief without proof, but trust without reservation”, sums up the meaning of Faith in one complete and short sentence. Faith in Sadguru leads us to the Ultimate! This life is fortunate to be with such Sadguru! May this “Than, Man and Dhan” work for Him with complete faith to finish this naataka game! Sri Guru Datta.

    • Madhu Talwar on August 21, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    jgd Swami Ji i feel the very first need for a human’s proper growth is Faith , it follows us birth after birth, faith in creator, protector and then destroyer keeps us on move in harmony, my faith in my Satguru is ‘The God has come for me in This Form to take me back to my home (Satchitananda)for ever onhn sgd

    • Vindar Badall on August 21, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    Jai Guru Datta. May Appaji bless us to have faith and may it continue to grow in us by His Grace.JGD

    • annessa on August 21, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    Indeed faith is a priceless gift that you continue to bestow on us.
    Thank you Appaji for this.

    • Hanuman Hoffman on August 22, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    While I felt that I had faith prior to meeting Sri Swamiji, I could have never imagined what a force that would grow to be in my life.Year after year this phenomenal process has taken place through various situations that have presented themselves. I have found that if I utilize the gifts my Datta Sadguru has given me, the outcome is what He has described. How can one not have faith in that ONE who continually delivers not just Knowledge, but the LOVE that is incomparable. What is to fear when He says don’t worry. Thank you Puttuji for your wonderful descriptions. JGD

    • Venkat Pydimarri on August 22, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta. The comment by Puttuji reminds of a parable i read somewhere.
    The small kid laughs out loud when it was thrown up in the air by the mom – that is with the faith that it will be caught carefully by the mom. Faith, really activates us in all the situations. honestly, i learnt my lessons of faith from some of the earlier devotees of Appaji. I used to think to myself that so much faith put on even a chair/ a leg of a chair/any object would yield the same results as those devotees have put in Appaji. Really, they were my starting and startling lessons of faith from those devotees. I owe them a lot for this and that unquestioned faith Guru Deva, is showing its results in many devotees which stories are known to all of us. Thanks a lot Appaji for reminding the universal principle, long forgotten – but is the guiding factor of the devotees’ lives. Sri Guru Datta

    • on August 22, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    Om Sri Abhayapradaaya Namaha
    Om Ugraaya Namaha

    We’ll follow your guidance Pujya Sri Swamiji and you know what is best for us.

    Pranams to the Lotus feet of Pujya Sri Swamiji.

    Jaya Guru Datta. Sri Guru Datta.

    • omgam on August 23, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    Faith is a powerful force ~ 19 Aug 2012

    Namaste Puttuji, Thank You Puttuji for a nice video. Faith is a powerful force that activates us. Faith towards Sadguru in every move rejuvenates us everytime we get depressed as there are millions of causes to depress us. Not only rejuvenating from particular depression but faith towards Sadguru and His grace does not let us get depressed for the same reason again. So, a day will come when any type of cause cannot depress us. But faith towards Sadguru is attained and maintained only by His grace. Thank You and Namaste Puttuji. 

    • svetha on September 2, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    Diese Erfahrung können wir tagtäglich machen. Wenn ich zaudere und zögerlich bin, zweifle, kein Vertrauen habe, werde ich sehr schnell müde. Umgekehrt, wenn ich glauben kann an das Göttliche, IHM/IHR vertraue, bin ich motiviert und habe die nötige Kraft, das zu tun, worum es geht.
    SWAMIJI ich danke DIR für DEINE unendliche Geduld, mein Zaudern, Zögern und Zweifeln immer wieder umzuwandeln.

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