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Guru’s divine smile ~ 23 Aug 2012

Nandana SGS MMS 85

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  1. puttugam

    Imagine having a million families to care for. A few million children to be owned and nurtured.. at times personally, at times on the net. Imagine having to own up and plead for forgiveness for the misdeeds of all those kids. Imagine being the ‘go-to person’ for all illnesses of the body, mind and soul. Imagine traveling across the world a 125 times. And as if all this is not enough, imagine the self discipline in following a stringent – nitya karma – anushtana – daily schedule even at 70 years of age. And now imagine such a personality wearing that divine smile on His face just to keep all of us happy… Does it sound humanly possible? Where could be the source of such divine infinite energy ? Well, to ask such questions is human. But to answer them is not. That is why the Sathguru Himself in all His compassion says – “Sadguru’s divine smile has its source in His eternal bliss”. Now, why is this declaration through this MMS ?

    Well, firstly, if food nourishes the body, a smile nourishes the mind. Just try stretching your lips and eyes in a smile and feel the impact it has on your inner being… Can you sense a certain lightness within ? That is why it is said “You are not dressed for the day until you wear a smile on your face”. Sathguru wants us to wear that smile, always.

    Secondly, feelings are contagious. It is impossible to smile when people around you are remorse. So, when the Guru owns your happiness, He radiates that feeling through His divine smile. ‘He smiles for us’.. so that we pick up that emotion. His divine smile is our pain reliever.. it recharges our inner batteries.. for us to get on with the task at hand. So, He smiles ‘for’ us.. He doesn’t have to wear a smile to feel happy. He is Sachchidananda himself. ‘He smiles for us’.

    Thirdly, watch that video again, and see Gurudeva’s expression when he is speaking. Why is the divine smile missing ? May be He wants us to realize the seriousness of what is being said. A smile is often taken as a signal of acceptance, approval or appreciation. So, a good teacher knows whom to smile at and when. For, he does not want his goodness to be taken for granted.

    So our beloved Sathguru smiles for the same reason that a mother may smile ‘at’ her little one.. she expresses her happiness, her love and approval. She may smile ‘for’ the little one.. mom may be sick and tired.. but when her child is back from school, mom always greets her with a warm smile. Finally her smile is not to be taken for granted.. she may be smiling at the little one’s ignorance, at her naughtiness.. and she will get tough for the sake of the little one. The mother’s smile has its source in the eternal bliss of motherhood.. only mothers know this. So does His Holiness.. for He is the eternal Mother.. ‘sakala hrudheshwari sri maata.. satchitanande sree maata’ < Of mother you reside in everyone’s hearts.. you are satchitananda yourself>. We are blessed to have you smile ‘for’ us your Holiness. We need that recharge.. to serve your mission. In doing so, we will do you proud by discover lasting happiness within ourselves.
    Jaya Guru Datta.
    Your Puttuji.

  2. Tasyai dise satatamanjali resa nityam
    Praksipyate mukharitaliyuta prasunaih
    jagarti yatra Bhagavan Guru cakravarti
    Visvasthiti pralaya nataka nitya saksi !!

    Guruvara prostrations to the lotus feet Dattavatara Ayur Nada Parama Pujya
    Sri Sri Sri Swamiji !! Thank you Appaji for the Divine Smile Darshan !!

  3. Jaya Guru Datta, Swamiji! Nothing is better than your smile! It is the most important smile in this devotee’s life! Smiling regularly is a courageous practice. Today, I will make an effort to smile more, to smile at strangers, to smile at those who make me uncomfortable, to smile whenever I can sincerely…May the shyness in me be overcome to do this sadhana….Sri Guru Datta!

  4. JGDH Puttuji! The opening frame itself very electrifying!!!! Super Duper Smile!!!! Captivating, Enchanting, Alluring,Enticing, Appealing Attractive, Beguiling, Compelling,Curious, Enthralling etc.. I may run out of words but not HIS Smiles! Huge JGDH for this video!!!!

  5. Savitri

    There are people, when they are smiling, it doesn’t look so good for me, even when they are very beutyful. But I know also a person, which hasn’t a face very beautyful. When I saw the man the first time, I thought: uff, he doesn’t look nice. But then I had contact with this man and could see his nice heart. More and more I liked his face, because I saw his good heart in it.
    When Swamiji is smiling, the whole universe is in that smile. I can feel, that this is a smiling which is much more than a smile from other persons. This smiling goes directly in my heart, deep in my soul. It is like food for the soul, it makes me very happy!

  6. Hira Duvvuri

    YOUR SMILE IS OUR LIFE!

  7. G.Lalitha

    JGD – Appaji Your sweet smile gives us energy to live life happily – SGD

  8. annessa

    This is truly a beautiful video! Just watching the smile of our Sadguru indeed gives us that positive feeling to continue our day with positivity.
    Thank you for this, thank you for the beautiful pictures and the wonderful song.
    Jaya Guru Datta

  9. Jaya Guru Datta. Nice video with lots of Saduguru’s smiles….My personal experience is with swamiji…. whenever I go to appaji to explain my problem or when i am in sad mood…. with that one divine SMILE i used to forgot all my problems. In fact that is the only answer to all my questions and sorrows in an inner way. Thanks to datta saduguru for the nice MMS

  10. Neelam Bhambri Nayyar

    Jai Guru Datta, your heavenly smile always energises us. I have always felt that whenever I am looking for some assurance your smile conveys that you are watching over us like a mother.
    Sri Guru Datta

  11. sridevi, visakhapatnam

    jayagurudatta appajee……………………………….. sreepada rajam saranam prapadhye……………

  12. Jaya Guru Hanuman, What a beautiful way to start our day. I always felt Sri Swamiji smiles with his entire body. It is just not a smile simply worn on the lips but comes from within. What a beautiful smile. No words are sufficient to describe his divine smile.When Sri Swamiji smiles you can see his whole face radiating with divine bliss. It totally makes you forget your worries, sorrows and be immersed in that joyful bliss. The smile radiates divine energy.

    Sri Swamiji’s always smiling face tells us to remember our true nature. We are happy by nature but unfortunately we forgot our nature by going after this and that. I feel that by remembering Sri Swamiji’s divine smile we can get back to our true nature. Below is how we can get to the eternal bliss by simply starting to smile.

    Smile –> Happiness –> Peace of mind –> Concentration –> Meditation –> Sat Chit Ananda

    Let us all remember Sri Swamiji’s divine smile daily in the morning and get energized.

    Humble prostrations to the lotus feet of Sri Swamiji who is suchi smitaya

    Om namo hanumate namaha

  13. Jai Guru Datta! What a lovely video surprise! Guru’s divine smile has always been(and will always be) the most exhilarating experience for all Datta devotees and I’m sure many of us secretly wondered why it is so very wonderful. Thankyou Appaji for explaining why! Please, please give us many more of those blissful smiles 🙂

    Om namo Hanumathe Namah! Sri Ganapathi Sachidananda Sadgurubhyo Namah!

  14. venkateswarudu bhadra

    jai guru deva datta ,appaji krishnudu thana murali ganamutho govulanu, gopaluranu, gopikalanu aularichadu, jeevan mukthini prasadinchadu. mee chiru navve maku jeevanadharamu, moksh padmu andistundi. sri guru datta

  15. rambabu

    మంజుహాస నమో నమో మోహనాంగ నమో నమో
    మంజుహాస మోహనాంగ నమో నమో

  16. lalithabalaji

    jai guru deva datta ‘nithyum suddum niraabhasum niraakaarum nirunjanum . nithyabhodha chidanundum gurum brmha namaamyaham’ sri sri sri ganapathi sachchidananda sadgurubyonamah om namo hanumathe namah

  17. Hanuman Hoffman

    Nothing brighter or more beautiful than Appaji’s smile. The Bliss that felt upon seeing or even visualizing His smile eliminates all negativity. And when that smile is directed at me only….WOW. What can be said as I always Feel stupefied from the transference of that Ananda. LOVE incarnate as Mother of the universe. How fortunate we are to have these visions. Jaya Guru Datta

  18. drsatyanarayana sgs hospital mysore

    JGD.Unmatta Ananda Roopa that how we call Lord Dattatreya.This Bliss produces a Smile that appears Eternal.When we see Appaji’s smile it is imprinted over the Brain.This Smile is no ordinary smile,it has it own fragrence.The Smile and the Fragrence linger for a long time.The smile assures us that all is well.Jgd.

  19. prakash bhdra

    aunanda maanundakarum prasannum jgna swaroopum nija bodha yukthum yogeendra meedyum bhavaroga vidyum sri madgurum nithyamahum namaami aununda swarupuliena appaji padapadmamulaku koti pramaanalu

  20. Hema

    This is my favorite of all the MMSs so far. Although they are all amazing this one is even more special because it has so many of Appaji’s smiles. Just the sight of our Sadgurudeva is like the burst of the sun on a cold, dreary day. When he smiles the heavens open up and shower us with divine radiance, love and warmth. HIS divine smile imparts bliss and has the power to renew our soul. It is god’s smile and no other earthly smile has that beauty and charisma. One smile can make my whole day. It gives strength and happiness. Please always smile for us Appaji!

  21. Sheetal Prasad

    JGD. Sri Sadguru’s smile makes my heart dance with joy. A serious look and I begin an internal check to see if I have erred. A truly great exposition Puttuji. Jaya Mataji, Jaya Gurudeva. ” nilasiru devi hrudaya dalli….

  22. Madhu Talwar

    jgd ‘Sakala Hrudayeshwari Shri Mataha, Sachchidanandey Shri Mataha’. The bright light of Your divine smile shows me the path and i walk with Your smile in my heart to reach You Sachchidananda onhn sgd

  23. Sadguru’s smile is borne out of complete knowledge (of the situation, or person at issue). As such, the expression of His smile and the depth of His smile is mysterious, and is something that can NEVER be mimicked by any mimicry artist! It is genuine! Appaji’s smile had won over many a heart! His simple smile and compassionate gaze had cured many a vice! Jaya Ho Datta, Appaji. Sri Guru Datta.

  24. We derive the inspiration from Pujya Sadguru Deva to keep smiling and live happily in peace following his guidance and advice.

    Whenever we go for Sri Swamiji’s darshan or even when we look at his pictures, he always blesses us with His smile, which gives us calmness in mind and an assurance to face the life with Dharma.

    Pranams to the Lotus feet of Pujya Sri Swamiji.

  25. Antony Ramnarine

    There is no greater word, power or sense of duty that has enveloped me greater that my Sadguru’s loving smile of recognition, approval and bliss. Such is the language of pure love.

  26. Venkat Pydimarri

    Jaya Guru Datta. Today’s MMS is very very special and a uniquely one. Not because it speaks of Sadguru deva’s divine smile. guess what? it is probably the first one to have Appaji’s video and not just the voice over. It is His blessing that this unique one has come out on His smile. That smile does wonders – that is a uniquely mystic smile. Who doesnt love that? however, it comes with a weighing message always – it has so many meanings – it can be a divine abhayam, guiding force, deciding factor, approval, disapproval, ‘ambaramanduna godugalle’, bedirincheti vrelalle’ – it can be anything… It always means direction to the righteous path while giving the protection and responsible ‘saadhikaarata’
    Thanks a ton for the smiles Appaji….

  27. Vanaja

    Even I know that Swamiji always remains unattached to the world, I am very happy to see Him in moments where He is smiling and expressing that He is comfortable. May His blissful state give everybody inspiration.

    Om namo hanumate namaha

  28. Jai Guru Datta !! We have learned from yesterday’s MMS that how Sadgurudeva purifies our mind from within. Appaji’s compassion further wants to bless and protect Millions of families.
    Sadgurudeva smiles for us, so that we become happy and think positively.
    Then Appaji says “So be it” ” Thathaasthu” (MMS 66) and thus protects, blesses each and everyone of us within a fraction of second. His Holiness wants us to be Dispassionate Datta Devotees, so hiding the divine smile while talking.

    Pujya Puttuji, You told us beautifully Appajj ‘s amazing routine !! .
    Will wear the smile always and join you in making Sadgurudeva proud by discovering
    happiness within ourselves !!

    Sri ram jairam jaya jayaram saccidananda jaya raghuram !! Sri Guru Datta !!
    Sri Guru Datta Hanuman Ki Jai !! Ohm Namo Hanumathe Namaha !!

  29. Govinda in Switzerland

    Jaya Guru Datta,
    Back in the spring of 1998 I did not know Swamiji yet. One day I was visiting a good friend of me. She had a calendar on the wall with a picture of Swamiji for each month. This month showed Swamiji petting a small Deer….. And Smiling! I still remember this picture and the smile, full of love and compassion and it was only a Picture!!
    She asked if I would be interested in attending a Vedanta seminar, that her Guru would be conducting during the summer. I could hardly wait for her to finish the sentence, so that I could say “Yes!!”.
    To call it a Smile, is an understatement – it is so much more than that.
    Thank You Swamiji for Smiling at my family and me.

  30. Jai guru datta
    Puttuji we are blessed and With your smile. We all are blessed with your smile and it is so happy that we forget all difficulties and enjoy our life
    Sri guru datta

  31. Prasad Madala

    Jaya Guru Datta,
    O Sadguru Deva, your smile works as a tonic for us. It is the energising source for our daily life. It gives us confidence, happiness and improves our morale. Thank you Appaji for the tonic for today.
    Om Sadgurubhyo Namaha!

  32. LavanyaAnand

    Jai Guru Datta Appaji..Your divine and sweet smile makes us energetic, enthusiastic and very happy..:))

  33. Dr S J Saikumar

    What a smile Appaji. It radiates brilliance like Suryadeva. The contemporary music in this clip is fantastic.

  34. Archana Penukonda

    Jaya Guru Datta! Thank You for today’s lesson, Puttuji! Today’s video has the power to instantly relieve the burdern of the body and soul with all the images of Swamiji smiling. The Sathguru’s smile is the most comforting image for the devotees. Pondering over the message, I feel that our Sathguru is always in eternal bliss. Every action of Pujya Sri Swamiji emantes from that bliss called Sat-chit-ananda. But, a very direct manifestation of that bliss which helps the devotees connect directly and insantly to that bliss is our Sathguru’s smile.
    This song is so apt for this video. The divine smile of Sri Swamiji is the smile of the divine mother, Sri Mata, the all-knowing, compassionate, loving mother, who seeks to comfort Her children with Her smile. Her smile is telling us that everything is okay and will continue to be okay if we have faith in Her.
    Today’s video has the added bonus of Pujya Sri Swamiji appearing in person and giving us the lesson. That’s so priceless! I love the songs by Sai Shivani. She’s blessed to be singing such songs with a contemporary arrangement.
    I pray that all of us Datta devotees sincerely follow all instructions by Sri Swamiji and do as our Sathguru says so that we can always see Swamiji smiling. Obeisances at the Holy Lotus Feet!

  35. Phani Prasanthi

    Jai Guru Datta, Sri Gurubyo Namah, swamiji smile is makes us proactive, every datta family members are blessed with our sad guru smile.Swamiji smile acts as a pain reviler. In bhagavad Gita the lord Krishna smiled for several reasons. Lord Krishna was showing to Arjuna that he was not condemning him, that his words had in no way offended or angered him, that he could feel confident of Krishna’s love and regard for him. In a similar way our sad guru also blessed us with divine smile.

  36. Sowjanya

    Jaya Guru Datta, watching this video is a wonderful experience for all Datta Devotees. We are blessed with our beloved Guru smiling and making us feel refreshed and happy. Thank you for the great video.

  37. Appaji, your smile is so blissfully divine. Those nude smiles can melt away all our maladies. Even the most battered and saddened soul can smile looking at this MMS. The kindness that you have within you is so evident in your smiles. The child within you comes alive as you smile so blissfully. You are untouched, unaffected by everything and thats what makes you smile so blissfully. As always, you are teaching us by example. What I understand from this MMS is that “1. Give away one smile even to an enemy and that one smile can melt away all differences. 2. Smile even in the most trying situations. May be the problem that has attacked us will feel threatened and leave us alone. 3. Smile, it costs nothing, but it does mean an entire world to someone you may not even know.” Appaji, bless us all with the ability to make you smile so genuinely and blissfully. Mold our characters so that we imbibe that stability and equanimity just so that we remain unaffected both by desire and despondency. Seeking your blessings, Appaji!! Lots of love 🙂 JGD!!
    Puttuji, thanks for giving us a panoramic view of each MMS. Your interpretations do not miss any detail in the MMS. In fact, sometimes, I miss seeing the finer detail of the MMS, but your explanation makes me see the wholesomeness of the MMS. Thanking you for the time you spend writing your comment, it enlightens so many of us. JGD!!

  38. Prabha (New Delhi)

    JGD Puttuji.
    This is a poem, which was written, while Sri Swamiji was enjoying the Nada of Mohan Veena, by Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhat, during the 70th Birthday Celebrations at Mysore. Offering it humbly to Sadguru.

    Om Namo Hanumate Namah.
    Swamiji, when You smile, maybe for a while,
    we get lighted like a matchstick, without taking any time.

    Swamiji, when You close Your eyes,
    we get transported to some place, unknown & nice.

    Swamiji, You are Nada Brahma.
    Enveloped by music & bhakti,
    When You sway to the music, we feel happy.

    You are the highest.
    Everything as gracious as music can bless us with Your grace.

    Datta Datta Datta Datta
    Om Namo Hanumate Namah

    Everyone, everything, every vibration that brings You joy, I want to achieve.
    Only, You can, to me, teach!!!
    Oh! Datta! Gorgeous Sadguru,
    You have brought me within Your reach.
    For each action of Yours is for me to rise, rise & rise free.

    Pranams. SGD.

  39. sridevi

    Appaji, for seeing YOUR SMILE, i forget everything else! i may wait hours together, just to catch one of your blissful smiles. And i don’t wait for anything else. But for YOUR SMILE, i even forget that i don’t like to wait. Appaji, only YOU….. …….

  40. SRAVANKUMAR

    JAYAGURUDATTA DATTA SWAMI O DATTA SWAMIU OM NAMO HANUMATENAMAHA

  41. Maurice Clarke

    JGD. My memory stores scores of Sadguru’s smiles. Each brings a thrill to me and a spur to carry on very happily. People casually ask “how are you?” Truly I answer “excellent!” because Swamiji is always with me. He is the source of my constant happiness. JGD.

  42. hari

    jaya guru datta,appaji i am very very happy.

  43. Padmamadala

    జయ గురుదత్త, శ్రీ గురుదత్త, ఓం నమో హనుమతే నమః
    తండ్రి మీ మోమునుండి జాలువారే చిరునవ్వుల జల్లులు, మీ బిడ్డలపై కురిపించే అనురాగపు జల్లులు.
    ఓం శ్రీ సద్గురుబ్యో నమః

  44. Madhavi Katta

    Jaya guru datta

    It is a beautiful video with lots of sadguru’s smile.
    By watching Divine and sweet Smile of our sadguru, we can forget all our disturbed things and it gives mental strength. Thank you Appaji.
    My humble pranaams to your lotus feet

    Om Sri sadgurubhyo Namah

  45. Radha from

    JAYA GURU DATTA! Dear Puttuji, You write everything, what I think and feel, when Sadgurudeva smiles! What a huge blessing to see it! One of HIS miraculous medicines! Thank You, Puttuji. Thank You, thank You, thank You, beloved Appaji! My prostrations to Your lotusfeet. S.G.D.!

  46. Sri Swamiji’s divine smile fills his devotees with joy and bliss, his twinkling eyes and smile reminds me of how Mata Yashoda must feel when her own dear Shri Krishna opened his mouth and she saw the entire universe, the stars and heavens in her son’s mouth. So too, we glimpse divinity when our Guru blesses us with his special smile. Thank you for this beautiful video, Jaya Guru Datta.

  47. pushpa

    Swamiji’ s smile is facinating and makes so happy because we get connected with eternal bliss. Om namo Lord Dattatreya namaha.

  48. Vindar Badall

    Jai Guru Datta.
    I remember a smile Appaji gave me and it was for a little while, I watched and then I was so overjoyed I bent my head and then looked again and He was watching me with His ‘Full Moon’ blissfull smile. In my mind I was speaking to Him and saying ‘Oh Swamiji, I do not know what is this, I can’t handle all of this, I do not know how to react”. after that moment I always remember His smile and the feeling He gave with it. Thanks Appaji. May we always prepare ourselves to experience His bliss. JGD

  49. Joseph

    Sri Swamiji’s smile spreads happiness and peace among His devotees like fragrance of flower. All devotees forget their worries with one beautiful smile of Sri Swamiji. This is because of devine energy in His smile which is passed on to all of us. Being happy in thoughts and action keeps us healthy. In daily life we forget to smile, even if done it’s done as formality. But we are missing the true smile which is expressed automatically with inner happiness. This lacuna is being corrected with our Guru’s wonderful caring smile. Thank You Sri Swamiji for Your constant love and care on all Your children.

  50. Sreevidya Balasubramaniam

    Jaya Guru Dutta Puttuji. Every time I read an MMS, I first analyse what my understanding is of what Sri Swamiji has said. Sometimes, some messages strike me straightaway and it would be invariably what I would have been musing on in recent times. However some seem to be prosaic in the beginning and I would think the message is just plain message. Then when I read your interpretation or explanation rather, I would be astounded by the shallowness of my understanding. You are such a great gift of Sri Swamiji for us Puttuji, thanks a million.

  51. Sreevidya Balasubramaniam

    Jaya Guru Dutta! I recently had an experience. I smiled at an old lady when coming out of my office lift. The lady was a complete stranger to me, but I was thinking of Sri Swamiji at the time, and my face would have reflected the thought with an outward smile. So the lady mostly thought I smiled at her. She stopped for a moment and told me “That is the best thing that happened to me today – your smile is so beautiful that it changed my mood”. My smile was the result of my mind connecting to Sri Swamiji, and if the effect of it could be so profound, imagine the Smile of His Holiness! I understand why millions of devotees take all the hardships to rush to Sri Swamiji when there is a chance – it changes their lives. I can write pages and pages about my Guru’s glorious smile… Sri Guru Dutta. Sreevidya

  52. Cyndi Moonsammy

    JGD!!! Puttuji your smile causes us to pause and reflect on our thoughts, words and actions… when you smile 🙂 this universe smiles back… SGD!!!

  53. Jaya Guru Datta
    awesome MMS video and message. Sadguru’s smile… what can i say about it…. every moment i live is to see that smile to give me another new transformed life. Every smile of HH transmits positive healing energy and lights up the inner most darkness in our heart.
    Sri Guru Datta

  54. Omgam

    Guru’s divine smile ~ 23 Aug 2012

    Namaste Puttuji, Wonderful video. Video is wonderful because of Appaji’s smile. Sadguru’s divine smile has its source in His eternal bliss. Grief of a devotee disappears with Guru’s smile. Any number of words of anyone praising Appaji’s smile cannot do fair job.  No one can explain the greatness and sanctity hidden in Sadguru’s smile as it is the replica of purity of His heart, nothing but the eternal bliss. Thank You so much Puttuji. Namaste. 

  55. svetha

    Das ist doch, was wir mit DIR, geliebter SWAMIJI erleben: DU gibst uns die Sicherheit, dass wir, wo immer wir auch stehen, von DIR angenommen sind. DU hilfst uns, indem DU auf vielfältige Weise unsern Mind reinigst und nicht auf unser Tun reagierst, indem DU Fortschritt belohnst oder über Versagen enttäuscht bist.
    Ich danke DIR für DEINE Liebe.

  56. Pavani Kamalapuram

    JGD Appaji
    Awesome MMS! And everyone’s favorite topic “Appaji’s smile”!!! We all crave for it… It is the most contagious, irresistible smile ever and just melts your heart! Full of eternal love and compassion…its the best medicine for our body and soul..Love you Appaji!

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