For those who are industrious, distance is never an issue ~ 14 Nov 2012

Nandana SGS MMS 168

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  1. Dhira: Industrious, Perseverant, Steadfast, Persistent, Resolute, Diligent, Hard-working.

    Lord Dattatreya considered the Ant as his 11th Guru. He learnt from the ant how to be industrious.

    We don’t have to go looking for such role models.. for, in this Kaliyuga, our dear Gurudeva is the perfect example of industriousness. Those who have seen His Holiness since His early days, and those who have read His life history, know this to be the secret miracle, behind all that He has achieved in this avatara.

    Dear Gurudeva,

    You have been the personification of steadfastness, for more than five decades. In very recent times, you have shown how hopeless souls can be transformed through simple 90 second Nandana MMS messages, one mms every day. They say a journey of 1000 miles is accomplished step by step. Million thanks to you for walking the talk, and making us realize this truth. We are following your footsteps. With humble pranams, Jaya Guru Datta, Your Puttuji

    • on November 14, 2012 at 8:47 am

    Jneyam sarvam vilapyeta visuddha jnana yogatah
    Jnatrtva mapi cinmatre nanyah pantha dvitiyakah

    Miillions of humble prostrations to the lotus feet of Dattavatara Pujya Sadgurudeva !!
    Nandana Gita ki Jai !! We are following your steps Appaji !!
    Sri Guru Datta !!

    • dariashakti on November 14, 2012 at 9:01 am

    Jaya Guru Datta, Swamiji, As I ponder this message this morning, I think of the beauty of the ants as our teachers. In the Uddhava Gita, we learn about the 24 teachers. In Native American teachings, animal, insect and bird totems, too, can be teachers.There,during the custom of a vision quest, those who go to the wilderness to cry for a vision of what they should do with their lives, wait to see what living things come to them as teachers or as role models. Even in the famous Arthurian legend of the west, young Arthur learned from various creatures as he was being trained to take his place. We have lost this idea that the bird who comes to us on a particular day may be bringing a blessing or a lesson, or that by studying the ants and their actions we can learn an important life lesson. Guru can come in any form He so desires. As I was reading about Diwalli, I came across a passage that said that on its eve, Lakshmi is seen in some places as an owl. Yesterday, on Diwalli, as I remembered her throughout the day, I came across three different images of owls–two beautiful paintings and one photograph…coincidence? The world is full of magic when we open our hearts to allow even the ant to be a representation of our beloved Guru….

    • Savitri on November 14, 2012 at 9:03 am

    The text of this video I don’t understand really. I think, to be industrious is always good, and like this I work hardly and go so step by step till a come to my aim.

    • Gilla Lalitha on November 14, 2012 at 9:30 am

    JGD Appaji – Thanks for this MMS Appaji – This will give energy to those people who always work hard and do not get the fruits of that hard work. Believe in Appaji he will take care of everything as we do – SGD

    • Indumati on November 14, 2012 at 10:00 am

    Jaya Guru Datta
    Dear Swami AVADHOTTA
    So nice to see the busy ants, yes we can learn from this animals like ants, bees and bumblebee. The ants are also able to carry much more than there own wight and the bumblebee are able to fly, thought her wings physical are not able to carry them.
    Sri Ganeshaya Namaha
    Sri Guru Datta much love

    • Venkat on November 14, 2012 at 10:01 am

    Jaya Guru Datta – for those who are committed and studious there is nothing unachievable. That is what Appaji is telling us – it is not just to see this MMS, wonder at the value and forget – the inner meaning is definitely for all of us to drive ourselves there – “vidyaaturaanaam na sukham na nidra – “those craving for education do not know what sleep is what pleasure is – they go thru all hardships to accomplish what they wanted to. Thank You Appaji.

    • Praveen Nidumolu on November 14, 2012 at 10:20 am

    Jai Guru Datta Appaji!
    We are so fortunate to have our beloved SadhGuru who is helping us break the limitations of space and time through these nectarine MMS teachings. The example of the Ants and Puttuji’s elaborate comments explain that when we are determined and industrious – the proverbial ‘distance’ doesn’t matter anymore and we WILL reach our goal!
    When we have only our goal in focus, the obstacles/hurdles along the path start fading away – it is mysterious and almost miraculous. If we look at one spot on a wall a few ft away with complete focus… after a few secs/mins, everything around us that was in our sight earlier fade away and our mind merges into the goal and there would be no perceivable distance between us and the goal. This is the essence of the Vedic mahavakya ‘Tat Tvam Asi’.
    Pujya Gurudeva – We are eternally indebted to you for imparting Vedantic knowledge to us through these simplified examples. Sri Guru Datta!

    • lalithabalaji on November 14, 2012 at 10:55 am

    sreyaan swadarmoo vigunah paradhrmaa thswanustithaath
    swadharme nidhanum sreyah paradharmoo bhayaavahah ||
    sri rama jaya rama jaya jaya rama
    sri rama rama ramethi rame rame manorame sahasra nama thaththulyum rama nama varanane ||
    om namo hanumathe namah

    • lalithabalaji on November 14, 2012 at 10:58 am

    sri rama jaya rama jaya jaya rama
    sri rama rama ramethi rame rame manorame sahasra nama thaththulyum rama nama varanane ||
    om namo hanumathe namah
    yevum paramparaapraapthmimum rajarshayoo viduh
    sa kaaleeneeh mahathaa yogoo nashtah paranthapa

    • venkateswrudu bhdra on November 14, 2012 at 11:02 am

    naguroradhikum thathwum naguroradhikum thapah
    naguroradikum jganam thus mie sri guravenamah ||
    sri rama jaya rama jaya jaya rama
    sri rama rama ramethi rame rame manorame sahasra nama thaththulyum rama nama varanane ||
    om namo hanumathe namah

    • prakashbabu bhadra on November 14, 2012 at 11:05 am

    dyanamoolum gurormurthim poojamoolum guroh padhum
    munthramoolum guroh vakyum mokshmoolum guroh krupah ||
    sri rama jaya rama jaya jaya rama
    sri rama rama ramethi rame rame manorame sahasra nama thaththulyum rama nama varanane ||
    om namo hanumathe namah

    • Madhavi on November 14, 2012 at 11:27 am

    JGD, Appaji! Lazy people will in priority look at the distance to a goal and at the obstacles they might have to face on the way. Even an aim that does not require much work might appear far away to them. They might renounce or try, but without many chances of success.
    Industrious people don’t fear any farther goal. They don’t care about the distance but about what has to be done in order to reach it, and they go into action without discouragement even if they meet obstacles on the way. The probability that they will be successful is high. This is valid for both spiritual and worldly goals. SGD

    • on November 14, 2012 at 11:44 am

    Jai guru Datta
    So working hard always has result , so how work like this never feels his work will complete so late are soon. But he is always happy in his work. All the day he works is happy.
    We are very happy about this Nandan mms so we will work industriously to help Appajis mission
    Sri guru Datta

    • Manu on November 14, 2012 at 11:45 am

    Jai Guru Datta,
    being industrious means I have a focus and I use my own guts to achieve my aims. Distance is thus only part of a certain task and can be considered as an obstacle, but keeping the focus it is just a nessecity to overcome such obstacles. The focus carries through and finaly one reaches the goal. There´s a lot of importance in this sentence, because it sheds light on what actually moves or motivates us and what is nessecary to carry out our tasks. Thank you, Sri Swamiji to enlighten us on this subject.
    Sri Guru Datta.

  2. How to describe this immens help we get in this kaliyuga through our beloved Sadguru. His silent teachings day by day. This wonderful opportunity He has given to us by using the internet. We are blessed by His words, His music, His presence. Sri Guru Datta

    • rose sheppard webster on November 14, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    YES. Jaya Guru Datta

    • pushpa on November 14, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    there is a german saying, “slowly but surly one reachs the goal”, like the ants, stone bt stone, steps by steps, finally we succeed, nice to know, Jai Guru Datta, Prostrations to Your Lotusfeet,

    • Vanaja on November 14, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta,
    the ant is a tireless worker and is never discouraged by any number of obstacles. So too, a seeker after wisdom should be tireless in his efforts of Self-Realization.
    May our beloved Sadguru gives us the discipline too follow his example. May we follow out of love for HIM.
    Sri Guru Datta

    • Vindar on November 14, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Jai Guru Datta.
    Our Sadguru is leading by example. He does not rest. I pray for His grace to be very diligent in my duties. Jai Guru Datta.

    • on November 14, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta
    Sri Swamiji uses so many means to conquer the distance to HIS devotees. HE is using the airplane on so many world tours. HE uses the internet for these wonderful MMS sayings, the e-mail to send us wonderful teachings, lets us participate through video live streaming on concerts and other great events. HE appears in our dreams. But most importantly HE is simply there with us, even if HIS body is somewhere else.
    Sri Guru Datta
    Om Mitraya Namah
    Om Namo Hanumate Namah

    • Kambhoji on November 14, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    If we do first the necessary
    and then continue persistently with what is possible,
    so sometimes we will achieve the “impossible”…
    Thank You Sri Swamiji
    for this wonderful reminder with the ants!

    For all of us You are the shining example:
    No effort is too big for You,
    no distance too far
    to perform and fullfill Your divine mission
    all over the world and the universe.
    Year after year, day after day, minute after minute
    You work with incessant effort, dedication and love
    for Your huge task and for all of us.
    Thinking of You in times of fickleness
    encourages me to hold out and to continue with perseverance and devotion my work.
    Thank You so much!

    Om Namo Hanumate Namaha
    Yours Kambhoji

    • Sahadeva on November 14, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    Jay Guru Datta

    Constantly working is possible when you have contact with the source of life. Swami Ji gives the feeling to have contact with this field and helps me everytime which direction to go.

    • Hema on November 14, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    The journey of life is a long one. The spiritual journey is even longer as it spans so many lifetimes and at times the distance can seem to great. Yet if we are steadfast and industrious we can transverse the great distance. We must be industrious in our spiritual journey and Appaji is the swiftest and surest means of transportation. Om namo Hanumate namaha. Jaya Guru Datta.

    • on November 14, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    Jai Guru Datta and Happy Childrens Day Appaji !!

    Sadgurudeva is the rolemodel of industriousness for us. Swamiji through his incessant drive for perfection in every undertaking teaches us that we must also perform our work with steadfast devotion and perseverance. No amount of hurdles should distract us. Even when Sri Swamiji was unwell, he used His divine will power and composed a record number of 400 ragas and healed Himself to give the world the MOST OUSTANDING AND HISTORIC MUSIC HEALING CONCERT TO DATE at the super presitigous Royal Albert Hall. Even if we take a small paragraph or leaflet from Sri Swamiji’s ever illustrious biography , we will do well in kaliyuga. Indeed Gurudeva is a role-model to the entire mankind. His love transcends religion, species, time and distance.

    Dear Appaji , you are simply too exemplary. You work so hard. You are GOD, but I must say, I do not know anyone who works harder. You are our prana. You have done enough for us. It is for us to make you proud. I know you travel everywhere to be physically with Your devotees to satisfy their need to be close to you. But you are always with us, in our hearts and minds. We are all your children and will follow you with steadfast devotion.

    Sri Jayalakshmi mathre namah !!Om Namo Hanumathe Namaha ! Sri Guru Datta!!

    • Phani Prasanthi on November 14, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    Jai Guru Datta. Sri Gurubyo Namaha.

    • Pavani Kamalapuram on November 14, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    JGD Appaji
    If we feel Appaji’s presence in our daily life then all our actions automatically become His seva. And in selfless seva there are no expectations..for He knows what to bestow..we just need to give our best.

    • lilashah on November 15, 2012 at 12:14 am

    Jaya Guru Datta. Dearest Mother Sri Swamiji, I love you. Let me follow Your example. Sri Guru Datta

  3. JGD.Mind is the considerate than other factors or issues, in the movement of a jeeva.When mind is strong no other factors can forbid its movement towards the intended goal.Industriousness is also a quality arising out of it.As APPAJI explained hard work is the basis for achievements irrespective of its height.SGD.

    • Maurice Clarke on November 15, 2012 at 2:23 am

    JGD. Indeed, Swamiji is the epitome of industirousness. May we apply it fully to ourselves. JGD.

  4. Jgd.God or Guru always are present at a distance,so as to appear that they are unreachable or easily not reachable to people It takes lot of resolve and determination on the part of devotee to make the God listen to his owes.The Lord of Seven hills,Venkateswara, lord Narasimha swamy are at one time inaccessible position,Guru kula the famous schools of veda were situated away from the din of people.Education was imparted on merit.Guru upadesa was not easily given.
    In Kaliyuga where God or Guru has to repeatedly prove their presence, have not changed their Rules.Pray with devotion and toal surrender they appear,otherwise they pretend to have appeared in a dream scene.
    GOD or GURU do not easily accept, it requires lot work by the devotee.

    • on November 15, 2012 at 2:43 am

    JAYA GURU DATTA
    We will follow these words GURU DEVA.
    Millions of humble prostrations to the lotus feet of Dattavatara Pujya Sadgurudeva !!
    SRI GURU DATTA

    • T.r.sethuraman, Cochin on November 15, 2012 at 3:48 am

    Puttuji your explanation for today’s MMS is absolutely correct and true. In this Kaliyuga  our Sadguru  Himself is an example for this word industrious which is very apt also. For the growth of the spiritual path and for His mission how much effort Appaji is taking and in this connection the distance is not at all a problem or an issue for Him. This is clearly seen from His tour programs in an year through out the world for the development of spiritual path even at this age. Here I remember Appaji’s yesterday’s MMS 167 wherein He is saying about Time is endless. In otherwords don’t see the past or future and think about the Present and work hard and keep always busy. In today’s world everybody is very busy to earn money only for the worldly pleasures and think, That should be the Aim. At the same time in this busy schedule  they forget to develop the spiritual path also. Later only they realize this and by that time it is very late and their health, mind and brain will never permit them to work for spiritual path. Therefore Appaji You have reminded through various MMS  that when You are working very hard for the growth of spiritual path,  we as a follower and devotee should spent sometime  for Your development of Mission and also work hard for the same. We got Your concept and follow accordingly Appaji. The photography is very apt for the MSG and we can see how the Ants are very busy and working hard for their Aim and the distance is not an issue.    JGD.

    • Sarumati on November 15, 2012 at 4:48 am

    When we see an ant, we may say, at first sight, ok, it`s only a small being. what can it do?
    But it shows us such a lot ! It is systematical, busy and steadfast. So it can accomplish much.
    To follow our Sadguru as a good example and the 11th guru of Dattatreya is a very good aim.

    This brings me to perseverance again, because I missed watching the latest MMS ….
    Each MMS is a small step, we can master easily, but to go on and on may be difficult.
    Perseverance is a big task for me, and a special miracle!

    To watch 10 seconds into sunlight f.e., shortly after sunrise or before sunset day by day, and
    increase 10 seconds every day, will bring much benefit. It sounds easy, but is very very difficult.
    So, to continue one small step after the other, consequently, is the secret of result.

    As Shri Swamiji told us many times, if we go one step towards him, he will go 10 steps towards us.

    Jai Guru Datta.

    • on November 15, 2012 at 9:38 am

    Jaya Guru Datta Puttuji.
    My humble prostrations to the Holy Feet of Sri Swamiji.
    Sri Swamiji reminds us that we are analogous to ants in this vast universe created by the Lord. Thus, we are the ants in quest to cross this dense jungle of samsara. It is not easy to overcome this maya or illusion. However, our compassion- personified Sadguru is always there to guide us to overcome this illusion. Swamiji always reminds us that He is here only to guide, and it is our duty to follow and do sadhana. In today’s MMS, Appaji gives us courage and motivation to keep going with our sadhana, regardless of pending distance, as our Sadguru will always guide us and never leave our side.
    Sri Guru Datta
    Om Namo Hanumate Namaha

    • dr.kodanda ram reddy on November 15, 2012 at 9:46 am

    jayagurudatta sashtangapranams at lotus feet of poojya swamiji, what ever the work or any problem
    pray at lotus feet of poojya swamiji work with dedication, the results will be positive- om namo hanumathenamhaa

    • Radha from on November 15, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    JAYA GURU DATTA! If we have a work we love to do, we forget ourself and are very industrious, without thinking that we are industrious. If we could love our Dharma day by day we could be always industrious without complaining. With my pranaams to Sadgurudeva`s holy Lotusfeet. S.G.D.!

    • Anjana on November 15, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    Jai Guru Datta dear Appaji thank you so much for this wise and steadfast encouragement . This fortifies my resolve to ‘continue, continue’ as you once advised me. With your Grace, yes, I will. Sri Guru Datta

    • Neelam Bhambri Nayyar, USA on November 16, 2012 at 2:57 am

    Jai Guru Datta, Swami Ji. We will follow in your footsteps and never give up. I fall behind sometimes but continue I will.
    Pranam Sadguru Deva

    • tunga on November 16, 2012 at 4:35 am

    JGD
    without really understanding this mms i am reminded that the land where sri swamiji founded the ashrama in 1966 was populated by snakes and ants. and what has our beloved sadguru developed out this ! beholding this I understand what could mean. it is not this hectic overactivated busy-ness we can see all around, a kind of proficiency obviously fuelled by egoistic aims. may we be able to do what we can do out of love, in a quiet balanced Self-centred way, devoting all we have and all we can to You, only You.
    OM DHIRAYA NAMAHA
    OM MITRAYA NAMAHA

    • padmamadala on November 16, 2012 at 5:00 am

    Jaya Guru Datta, Sri Guru Datta, Om Namo Hanumathe Namaha!
    Om Sri Sadgurubhyo Namaha!

    • Madhu Talwar on November 16, 2012 at 6:22 am

    jgd Chaah se raah aur fir prayatna parishram se manzil paa lena sambhava hei Aatma Parmaatma Satguru (sub ek hi hein) ki sahaayataa har kadam par maarg pradarshan karati hei, sadhanyavaad onhn sgd

    • Praveen Nidumolu on November 16, 2012 at 11:20 am

    “Jai Guru Datta Appaji!
    We are so fortunate to have our beloved SadhGuru who is helping us break the limitations of space and time through these nectarine MMS teachings. The example of the Ants and Puttuji’s elaborate comments explain that when we are determined and industrious – the proverbial ‘distance’ doesn’t matter anymore and we WILL reach our goal!
    When we have only our goal in focus, the obstacles/hurdles along the path start fading away – it is mysterious and almost miraculous. If we look at one spot on a wall a few ft away with complete focus… after a few secs/mins, everything around us that was in our sight earlier fade away and our mind merges into the goal and there would be no perceivable distance between us and the goal. This is the essence of the Vedic mahavakya ‘Tat Tvam Asi’.
    Pujya Gurudeva – We are eternally indebted to you for imparting Vedantic knowledge to us through these simplified examples. Sri Guru Datta!”

    • Joseph on November 16, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    True, no one can stop a sincere and dedicated person, towards work taken up, from achieving his goal be it in worldly affairs or in experiencing the almighty. Distance here i understand as the various steps to reach the goal. Of course for an industrious person nothing can stop or disappoint him for any obstacles in between in reaching the goal. May lord bless us all to be industrious.

    • svetha on November 18, 2012 at 6:25 am

    Mein liebster SADGURU, DU bist auch für dieses Thema das grösste Beispiel: DU bist immer bereit uns zu helfen, zu unterstützen, zu belehren, – kein Weg ist DIR zu weit, nie fehlt es DIR an Zeit.
    Mir gefällt dieses Bild mit DIR in Weiss gekleidet und den Ameisen sehr. Es symbolisiert für mich die Vereinigung von Weisheit und Fleiss.
    Danke für DEIN immerwährendes Dasein.
    OM DHIRAYA NAMAH
    OM MITRAYA NAMAH

    • Hamsa on November 27, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    For those who are industrious, distance is never an issue ~ 14 Nov 2012

    Determination is the key. When we are determined to accomplish some task, we persevere until all obstacles are overcome. This attitude comes with a strong will power. As Puttuji has very aptly said, we are all today enjoying the benefits of our Sadguru’s steadfastness. Our ashram stands testimony to this. When our intention is noble and we have a strong desire to accomplish it, God also comes to our aid in myriad ways. Obstacles in our path are only to make us stronger and perfect. With such an industrious Master guiding us, our journey to the destination will be a wonderful learning. Jaya Guru Datta.

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