It is sinful to think of a Guru as an ordinary human being ~ 11 Nov 2012

Nandana SGS MMS 165

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  1. To a 5 year old, her mother is a playmate. As she grows to be 10, she sees Mother as means to do homework. To a teenager, mother is a friend in need. To a 20 year old, her mother looks so out dated. To a 30 year old, mother seems to make some sense. To a 40 year old, mother is role model. To a 50 year old, her mother is Guru & God
    Perception matures as awareness transforms to knowledge & then to wisdom. Earlier the transformation, greater the chance to lead the higher life
    Brahma is the Lord of Creation. His consort Saraswathi presides over man’s learning about Creation & the Creator. Guru is the coach & role model, helping each player relate to his Creator & his Creation, in ways that lead him to the higher life. Those who see the Coach as just another player, miss the bus
    Pranams Dattaswarupa Gurudeva ! Pardon us if we in our immaturity are seeing you as an ordinary human being. Thanks a ton for awakening us from that ignorance. Jaya Guru Datta. Your Puttuji

    • on November 11, 2012 at 8:47 am

    Yasmin srsti sthiti dhvamsa nigrahaugrahatmakam
    Krtyam pancavidham sasvat bhasate tam Gurm bhajet !!

    Miillions of humble prostrations to the lotus feet of Dattaswarupa Nada Brahma Sadgurudeva !!

    • dariashakti on November 11, 2012 at 9:01 am

    Jaya Guru Datta, Swamiji! Since we as humans can’t “see” the Divine because all that surrounds us is finite, it is hard for us to think of that which is infinite….and yet you demonstrate over and over again your lack of limitation. You know every thought, feel every emotion….you are with each of us simultaneously in every place….we have no words but human words to describe that…maybe divine languages like mudras, dance, music, poetry and arts might express a bit of that spirit…These are Saraswati’s tools…thank you for reminding us to go higher in our thinking and expression…

    • rose sheppard webster on November 11, 2012 at 9:36 am

    Swamiji is to human beings as the California Redwood is to micorbial bacteria. Jai Guru Datta!

    • on November 11, 2012 at 9:40 am

    jai guru datta

    we human beigns think always of human.
    so we cant belive god and guru are divine.
    we shouldnt think that guru as humanbeing but he is god himself.
    so appaji please bless us to seee you as god and not human beign.
    sri guru datta

    • on November 11, 2012 at 9:44 am

    Jai Guru Datta, dear Sadguru Deva, i offer my humble, but unrestrained, love-filled and respectful pranams to your Divine Lotus Feet….You are verily a celestial Being only! The evidence is in your transcendent music, miraculous powers, compassionate generosity, and lofty service…You are Lord Dattatreya, and a Divine Gift to humankind and Mother Earth. This simple devotee is awestruck at the blessings you have showered upon her. Thank you Appaji for listening, and giving me answers when i called out for help! Sri Guru Datta

    • venkateswrudu bhdra on November 11, 2012 at 10:43 am

    kalathrum danamu puthra pouthrabhi sarvum
    guhum bhaandavum sarvamethadhi jathaum
    gurorungri padme manaschiena lagnum
    thathah kim thathakim thathahkim thathahkim ||

    • prakashbabu bhadra on November 11, 2012 at 10:46 am

    shadungadi vedo mukhe sasthra vidya
    kavithyadi jadyum supadyum karothi
    gurorungri padme manaschiena lagnum
    thathah kim thathakim thathahkim thathahkim ||

    • lalithabalaji on November 11, 2012 at 10:49 am

    videseshu manyah swdeseshu dhanyah
    sadaachaara vrutheshu mathhona chanyah
    gurorungri padme manaschiena lagnum
    thathah kim thathakim thathahkim thathahkim ||

    • lilashah on November 11, 2012 at 11:09 am

    Jaya Guru Datta. I was introduced to Sri Swamiji through the wonderful Datta Kriya Yoga classes I attended. When Sri Swamiji came to town I took the opportunity to see in person the founder of my beloved Datta Kriya Yoga. What a fool I was though, I only saw a human being. What a sin, but when I later apologized to Sri Swamiji He just waved His hand away and smiled so lovingly as He said something like… It is nothing….Knowledge will come little by little. It was only through His Divine Grace that I saw that Sri Swamiji is no human. The experiences I had are too fantastical and beyond words to even attempt to explain here. I didn’t even believe in God, yet God believed in me. What can I say other than I love you Divine Mother? I love you, I love you, I love you. I seek refuge at Your Divine Lotus Feet. Sri Guru Datta.

    • Shanthi Anupindi on November 11, 2012 at 11:09 am

    Jaya Guru Deva Datta!!! Thank you Appaji for the reminder again!!! We humans tend to forget this truth even after receiving so many blessings from Sadguru.
    Absolutely beautiful video. The visuals and bhajan is so aptly selected for the message !!!
    Also, thank you Appaji for blessing us with all the live webcasts of Appaji’s programs so we can have Appajis darshan, be in the divine association of our beloved Sadguru Deva, and get energized and recharged.

    • Indumati on November 11, 2012 at 11:23 am

    Jai Guru Datta
    Dear Swami AVADHOTTA
    In my life a lot of friendships change, friends became helpers or some turned away from me, some hold until the end of the life of my friends…changing is life…
    Also my contact to YOU APPAJI changed in the last 25 years…YOU are the mirror of the ABSOLUTE always and as older i became, i can understand this.
    Please forgive me my sins and let me wake up 🙂
    In the past i always thought to became spiritual, is big thing of wisdom, understanding the Vedas, difficult Yoga practice and so on but more and more i understand to be a spiritual soul, is to be honest, simple, thankful, happy, compassionate, disciplined and looking to God and not to become equal, with the people around me; this always i tried to become, to stand not behind, to be a part of them…
    But both is possible, this is the challenge, i try to do my very best :-))) and with YOUR blessings i will grow.
    Sri Guru Datta and Happy Deepavali <3 <3 <3

    • Sowjanya on November 11, 2012 at 11:25 am

    Jaya Guru Datta Appaji thank you for a wonderful message. Our Guru is our mother, father and beyond everyone. We are blessed to have our Datta Guru. Appaji please remove our ignorance and bless us with good devotion.

    • Vanaja on November 11, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Jaya Guru Datta,
    our Sadguru Sri Swamiji is Avadhoota, HE is Dattatreya! HE is Brahma, Shiva and Vishnu. It’s a mirical – but the truth.
    Om Nama Shivaya

    • Madhu Talwar on November 11, 2012 at 11:51 am

    jgd Parmatma Guru Rupa main Aap humain Aatma Gyaan ka nishchaya karaatey hein, Atma Anaatma ka nirantar chintana hi is durbuddhi jeeva ko sanmaarga par laa sakataa hei jisasey yeh Satguru ko saakshaat Param Brahman jaanataa hei aur phir prasad rup main Satchitanand ka anubhava pata hei, Satguru ji Aap ki har sahaayataa ke liye dhanyavaad purna pranaam onhn sgd

    • on November 11, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    Jai Guru Datta Puttuji !!

    Sadgurudeva is Dattaswarupa Nada Para Brahma and the only God for us !!
    Thank you for offering this MMS and cautioning us. .
    Manusya charmana baddhah saksatpara Sivassvayam
    Gururityabhidham grhnan gudhah paryatati ksitau !!

    Lord Datta has assumed human form, takes on the name of Appaji and wanders on earth, for our sake!!
    Sri Guru Datta !

    • Madhavi M.E. on November 11, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta, dear Sadguru Deva, beloved Appaji! You appear in human form in front of us. Yes, it can easily happen that we think of You as a human being. But how could an ordinary human being create so many wonders on this world? Sometimes You say that Swamiji is like a supermarket, and each of us can take what he/she feels is right for him/her. Could an ordinary human being create such a huge supermarket with so many many many divine „products“? Could any ordinary human being transform us as You do? Why do I get tears when I see you again physically after a longer time? Even today, watching yesterday’s wonderful US-concert on livestream website: As soon I saw You appear on the stage I cried out of joy! Do I get such deep feelings of happiness in other life situations, for example when I meet beloved ones, even after a long time? No, sure not, it is completely different.
    How can we be so blind and sinful ignoring that You are God Himself? Please pardon us if we sometimes do. And thank you for reminding us about it! How blessed we are to be on this world just now and to have been accepted as Your devotee ! I love you, dearest Appaji !

  2. One has to experience contact with our AVADHUTA SWAMI APPAJI to realize that
    we are always in the aura of eternity itself. We are gifted to have this privilege in this janma.
    Jaya Guru Datta

    • padmamadala on November 11, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    జయ గురుదత్త, శ్రీ గురుదత్త, ఓం నమో హనుమతే నమః!
    ఓం శ్రీ వాగ్గేయకారాయ నమః
    శివ వద్ద్రుశ్యతే సాక్షాత్ శ్రీగురు: పుణ్య కర్మణాం I
    నర వద్ద్రుశ్యతే సైవ శ్రీగురు: పాప కర్మణాం II
    శ్రీ గురుదేవుల పాదపద్మములకు శతకోటి ప్రణామములు .
    ఓం శ్రీ సద్గురుభ్యో నమః

    • on November 11, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta
    Om Brahma Devaya Namah
    Wherever Sri Swamiji is in the world, i feel HIM within my heart. HE gives answers to my questions and guides me on my way to grow.
    In difficult situations HE is there to protect and to guide. We are never alone because HE is there for us.
    This MMS is so beautiful!
    Sri Guru Datta
    Sri Sarasvatyai Namah
    Om Namo Hanumate Namah

    • Manu on November 11, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    Jai Guru Datta,
    a human being is constituted by his mind. The Guru´s mind is far beyond ordinary human comprehension, maybe because it´s in a state of onness – no duality, and the ordinary human mind is caught in a dual state. Both states exclude each other, so a Guru´s mind simply cannot be compared to that of a normal human mind. It think that even though it is in onness , the mind of the Guru includes the dual mind, but goes far beyond it – thus there´s great compassion in the Guru for the delusion of the ordinary human mind and even the greater wish to help us deluded people to go beyond our limitation. This greatness I simply cannot understand – please Sri Gurudeva make us see thy greatness.
    Sri Guru Datta

    • svetha on November 11, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    Wie leid tut es mir für all die unbedarften Momente, wo ich DICH, mein GURUDEVA als Mensch gesehen habe und für mein Unvermögen, DICH als das wahrzunehmen, was DU bist: Gott in einer menschlichen Gestalt.
    Von Herzen danke ich DIR, dass DU diesen Menschenkörper auf DICH genommen hast und uns hilfst, unsere Unwissenheit zu überwinden.
    OM BRAHMA DEVAYA NAMAH
    SRI SARASVATIYAI NAMAH

    • Kambhoji on November 11, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    Dearest Sri Swamiji
    Jaya Guru Datta

    We all are ordinary beings, narrow-minded,
    living in our home-made close-meshed cocoons,
    wearing blinkers and believing there is only what we perceive as little chaps;
    day by day we turn round in the same circle….

    With You, Sri Swamiji a totally new dimension comes into our lifes!
    You help us to wake up and to get out of our hamsterwheels,
    You assist us to open bolted doors and windows,
    You reinforce us to break through the hindering cocoon-walls,
    so that step by step we learn to transform from inchworms and larvas into butterflies!

    How could all this be done by an ordinary person? Impossible, no chance!
    We all are in urgent need of a much higher and wise Being like You!
    To be accepted as Your child and disciple had such a vital impact on my life!

    Please let me always be grateful, let me praise You, let me become more and more Your tool!

    Om Namah Shivaya
    Yours Kambhoji

    • Madhavi Katta on November 11, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    జయ గురు దత్త ! శ్రీ గురు దత్త !
    శివ వద్ద్రశ్య్తతే సాక్షాత్ శ్రీగురుః పుణ్య కర్మణాం!
    నర వద్ద్రశ్య్తతే సైవ శ్రీగురుః పాప కర్మణాం!!
    శివాయ గురవే నమః
    ఓం నమో హనుమతే నమః

    • Hema on November 11, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    Only the blessed among us can realize that Sawmiji is god incarnate. As HE moves about earth,in public places among all classes of men, very few can sense that power and divinity that is our Sadgurudeva. Very compassionately he lifts our ignorance with a glance, a word, a touch or even a dream. When HE accepts us, we are bound to fall in love with HIM. To those that are doubtful HE has given us the book Datta Dharshan now also available on ,iBook , devotee experiences, these MSGs and a host of music, bhajans, videoes. All we have to do is surrender the mind, have a desire to know HIM and HE does the rest! Then we can experience divinity! Om namo Hanumate namaha. Jaya Guru Datta.

  3. JGD.Guru is infinite.He takes the form suitable to u,with abundant grace on u.A child is companianed by the parents as in the same form so as that the child can understand the field of action.Like wise Guru is in the embodiment to our mission. Dyanamoolam Guroremoorthy No use of human dyana,a perishing doll.Guru is above all,even divinity,a force that is possible through Guru only.Poojamoolam Gurorepadam.SGD

    • T.r.sethuraman, Cochin on November 12, 2012 at 3:46 am

    Appaji’s every day’s MMS has got a great inner value. Puttuji you have also given a explanation for this MMS. The photography and the music are very apt to the MSG. Now if you take a teacher, His / Her responsibility is to build up the carrier of a student step by step till his education is completed according to his wish. Similarly a Guru is also required for the growth of our spiritual path. Especially in this Kaliyuga  with out follow a spiritual path our life will be with out any aim. Here I recollect Appaji’s MMS 134 wherein He says spiritual practice with out initiation  from a Guru is like an arrow with out any aim. Here the importance of the roll of Sadguru is clearly seen. At the same time like a teacher, we should develop our spiritual path through aSadguru from our earlier part of our life itself. In such circumstances Appaji is reminding us  here  that a Guru is not an ordijnary human being. Further the importance of a Sadguru  is already given by Appaji through His some of the MMS like33,59,72,84,92.114 and 128 also. Our koti Pranams to Appaji for timely  reminding us here the importance of  a Sadguru in this Kaliyuga  and  we follow your words  and teachings to develop the spiritual path till our life.    JGD.

    • Swarnaprabha YS on November 12, 2012 at 3:49 am

    Forgive our ignorance..
    Pranams to Sadguru, who unviels Himslelf to us steadly & daily – giving us divine knowledge.
    He is Brahma.
    He is Saraswati.
    Jai Guru Datta.

    • lalit and nandini duggal on November 12, 2012 at 3:50 am

    guru is supreme.he gives us the lead how to live in this world.he is our sole treasure without whom our life has no meaning..we are your chidren dear appaji and depend on you wholely.

    • Savitri on November 12, 2012 at 5:52 am

    I thought always, that we shouldn’t think of the guru, that He is a human being. Otherwise it is very difficult to think in an other form, because we can not realy realise, what could be, how to think of Him in another form. For me it is very good to think that there is someone who is like a father for me. Like this I feel much safety. But I also know at the same time, that Swamiji is not realy a human being.

    • tunga on November 12, 2012 at 6:33 am

    JGD
    when I first heard of sri swamiji as an avatar I knew what this meant although I hadn’t heard this word ever before and had no idea what that could be. by His boundless grace I have never seen Him as an human being but as the greatest wonder of all wonders – the Divine in a human body. but how to behave towards the guru, how to treat our beloved sadguru I still do not know. I love to see His close indian devotees treat Him with utmost devotion and presence, so softly, so tenderly, sp purely reflecting His love. please teach me, please transform me to become what You want me to be.
    OM DHANVANTARYA NAMAHA
    OM SARASVATYAI NAMAHA

    • dr.kodanda ram reddy on November 12, 2012 at 10:29 am

    jayagurudatta sashtangapranams at lotus feet of poojya swamiji , lord rama also appeared in human form, lord datta also appeared in human ,our poojya swamiji is also datta in human form,so we should not make a mistake treating poojya swamiji as human form., he is divine avadhootha of datta avatar
    om namo hanumathenamhaa

    • Joseph on November 12, 2012 at 11:15 am

    A yellow rose can only be a rosé not sunflower as it’s identity can’t be changed just because of similar colour. Similarly, God takes a human form, He’s still Devine, He can’t be a normal human. Human thinks with duality, so according to his intellect other person is judged. A teacher can assess his students due to his knowledge, but student will not have the competence to assess completely about his teacher. So few may admire his teacher and few may not because they could not understand properly. Similarly, God can only be God, there is no simile for it. He can never be a normal human just because of the form. It’s only our duality that we see only the physical form and forget the aura and positive energy within which is always being used for uplifting all living beings, like Jesus had been on earth for helping all with form and still helping all of us. Let our prayers be to remember His blessings on us and experience His omnipresence.

    • Vidya Sagar Reddy on November 12, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta Appaji !!! Thanks for the Great MMS Message !!! JAYA GURU SHIVA GURU HARI GURU RAAM JAGDGURU PARAMGURU SADGURU SHYAM !!! Sri Guru Datta !!!!

    • Radha from on November 12, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    JAYA GURU DATTA! Noone is so beaming and powerful with giving outer and inner teachings like beloved Sadgurudeva – Deva di Deva. I prostrate to Your holy Lotusfeet again and again.S.G.D.!

    • Maurice Clarke on November 12, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    JGD. Dear Guruji, please continue to lead us to a sinless existence. JGD.

    • Glory of Rama on November 12, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    What was taught in pre-school with vivid examples comes in handy now to distinguish between all other human beings and Sadgurudeva, who alone stands out from all the rest. He alone is the Avadhoota Swami, with all the eight siddhis, spiritual accomplishments. He alone is the master of the five elements. He alone in this entire world is totally free from Ego. He alone has the super-consciousness to know the past, present and the future of everything that exists. The lesson from childhood is a little poem that most Telugu children those days were made to memorize. It says, ‘Salt and camphor look alike. But when you closely observe, you will find that they are totally different substances. Among men, holy men stand apart. O Vemana! Know this to be true.” ‘Uppu kappurambunGkka polikanundu. Chooda jooda ruchula jaada veru. Purushulandu punyapurushulu veraya, Viswadabhirama vinura Vema’. Jaya Guru Datta

    • pushpa on November 13, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    Gurudeva took form as a human , as He can take any form if He wishes, only to give us the possibility to communucate with Divinity and elevate Humble prostrations to Your holy Lotusfeet again and again.

    • Pavani Kamalapuram on November 15, 2012 at 9:35 am

    JGD Appaji
    Such a vivid MMS…Appaji is Brahma – knowledge personified… Appaji is Saraswati, the divine loving mother imparting that knowledge to us.. Let us be good students, and good children..
    Every action of Appaji is a sankalpa for some good… He is Dattatreya,..we cannot comprehend Him with our mortal eyes…we need to develop and light up our inner eyes to start understanding Him.

    • Neelam Bhambri Nayyar, USA on November 16, 2012 at 3:45 am

    Jai Guru Datta, You are our Param Pujya Sadguru, you are Brahma, you are Vishnu, you are Maheshwara, you are Param Brahama. I listen to Sri Guru Gita everyday and every time I listen to it I feel so blessed to have you as my Gurudev, Swami Ji. Guru Hamare Datta Prabhu, unki yaad Karey Kalyan. Absolutely!
    Pranam Sadguru Deva

    • Hamsa on November 27, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    It is sinful to think of a Guru as an ordinary human being ~ 11 Nov 2012

    Sadguru is considered to be Lord Shiva Himself in the Guru Gita. He is considered to be the Supreme Lord who can remove ignorance and lead us to light. Such a Sadguru must not be considered as an ordinary human being. He alone has the power to lead us to self-realization, He alone helps and stands by us during our adverse circumstances, He alone can give us the experience of bliss, He is the one who blesses us with devotion, spiritual insight. He is aware of our past, present and future. He knows whats best for us and directs us to do that for us to get rid of our Karma that we would have accumulated over births. But all this requires us to place immense and explicit faith in Him! Appaji has been teaching us these lessons through the MMS, one step at a time. First, respect Guru, do not wander – stick to one Guru, place complete faith in Him, believe that He knows what is best for you and now Appaji warns us to not commit the mistake of thinking of our Sadguru as an ordinary mortal. Appaji, with each message, You are elevating us! Saraswati Swaroopa Sri Swamiji ki Jai! Jaya Guru Datta

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