Knowledge can be given but never stolen ~ 15 Feb 2013

Nandana SGS MMS 261

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  1. Ratnakar the thief, when enlightened by Sage Narada, became Maharishi Valmiki, who went on to author the Ramayana for the benefit of the whole world.
    Valmiki did not become poor because he gave away his knowledge of the Ramayana. He became richer, and so did the world around him. Knowledge multiplies when shared. That is the uniqueness of Ma Saraswathi – Goddess of Knowledge
    Wealth is finite. Possessing wealth causes the anxiety of losing it & pain when it is lost. Knowledge is infinite. Possessing knowledge is like diving deep into that ocean (ratnakara) of nectar (piyusha)
    Thankful Pranams Ma Saraswathi!
    Our Sathguru is your blessing to mankind! He is our Rama, and also our Valmiki. His words are the Vedas. His Shatasloki Ramayana gives us new insights with every hearing. With such insight when we immerse ourselves in serving His cause, we gain deeper insights into our own true nature. Nothing can be more valuable.
    Jaya Guru Datta. Your Puttuji

    • on February 15, 2013 at 8:45 am

    Happy Sukhravara prostrations to the lotus feet of Ma Saraswathi Swaroopa Sathgurudeva _/\_!!

    • on February 15, 2013 at 9:10 am

    Jaya Guru Datta! Real power doesn’t lie in objects, so hoarding them or stealing them only results in sin and ignorance. How sad that we miss that the truth is inside us and not in anything we can hold in our hands or take from others. We should empty ourselves of the things that hinder us, that block our growth. May Saraswati bless us all with right knowledge today. May we be shown right action and given right knowledge from the correct sources. May He bless us all! Sri Guru Datta!

    • Savitri on February 15, 2013 at 9:18 am

    That means: when I want give to someone something what he can have the whole life without some risk I must give knowledge. But when I give something, which is so impoertant, I must also see, What for knoledge. There is so much knowledge in this world, what persons don’t need realy. We must choose or have a guru, which knows, which knowledge for human is important.

    • venkateswarudu.bhadra on February 15, 2013 at 9:37 am

    గీతం మధురం పీతం మధురం
    భుక్తం మధురం సుప్తం మధురమ్ |
    రూపం మధురం తిలకం మధురం
    మధురాధిపతేరఖిలం మధురమ్ ||
    శ్రీ గణపతి సచ్చి దానంద సద్గురవేనమః
    శ్రీ జయ లక్ష్మి మాత్రే నమః
    ఓం నమో హనుమతే నమః
    శ్రీ రామ జయ రామ జయ జయ రామ

    • venkateswarudu.bhadra on February 15, 2013 at 9:38 am

    శ్రీ గణపతి సచ్చి దానంద సద్గురవేనమః
    శ్రీ జయ లక్ష్మి మాత్రే నమః
    ఓం నమో హనుమతే నమః
    శ్రీ రామ జయ రామ జయ జయ రామ
    కరణం మధురం తరణం మధురం
    హరణం మధురం స్మరణం మధురమ్ |
    వమితం మధురం శమితం మధురం
    మధురాధిపతేరఖిలం మధురమ్ ||

    • prakashbabu bhadra on February 15, 2013 at 9:39 am

    శ్రీ గణపతి సచ్చి దానంద సద్గురవేనమః
    శ్రీ జయ లక్ష్మి మాత్రే నమః
    ఓం నమో హనుమతే నమః
    శ్రీ రామ జయ రామ జయ జయ రామ
    గుంజా మధురా మాలా మధురా
    యమునా మధురా వీచీ మధురా |
    సలిలం మధురం కమలం మధురం
    మధురాధిపతేరఖిలం మధురమ్ ||

    • lalithabalaji on February 15, 2013 at 9:40 am

    శ్రీ గణపతి సచ్చి దానంద సద్గురవేనమః
    శ్రీ జయ లక్ష్మి మాత్రే నమః
    ఓం నమో హనుమతే నమః
    శ్రీ రామ జయ రామ జయ జయ రామ
    గోపీ మధురా లీలా మధురా
    యుక్తం మధురం ముక్తం మధురమ్ |
    దృష్టం మధురం శిష్టం మధురం
    మధురాధిపతేరఖిలం మధురమ్ ||

    • Indumati on February 15, 2013 at 10:11 am

    Jai Guru Datta
    Dear Swami AVADHOOTA
    This is the real wealth, jai Saraswati, jai Shakti 🙂
    Sri Guru Datta and Namaskar to YOU APPAJI
    Om Namo Hanumate Namaha

    • Ramarao Chengalvala on February 15, 2013 at 10:46 am

    తింటూ ఉంటె కొండలైనా తరిగి పోతాయి, కానీ పంచే కొద్దీ పెరిగేది విద్య, విఙ్ఞానం. తెలిసిన విషయాన్ని నలుగురితో పంచుకోన్నప్పుడు ,ఆలోచనలలో ఉన్న లోటుపాట్లు తెలిసి, విషయ సేకరణ పరిధి పెరిగి, విషయ పరిజ్ఞానం మెరుగౌతుంది. దొంగలు దోచుకో లేనిది, బుద్ధి వికాసం కలిగించేది, అన్నిచోట్లా గౌరవాన్ని ఇచ్చేది చదువు, విజ్ఞానం మాత్రమె.” రాజన్ పూజ్యతే రాజ్యః విద్వాన్ పూజ్యతే సర్వత్రః ” అని ఒక నానుడి.అరిస్టాటిల్, న్యూటన్ వంటి మేధావులు తమ భావాలను, ఆవిష్కరణలను ప్రపంచానికి తెలియ చేయడం ద్వారా పలువురిలో నూతన ఆలోచనలు రేకెత్తించి, విజ్ఞాన శాస్త్రానికి పునాదులు వేశారు. ఒక దీపం ఎన్ని దీపాలనైన వెలిగించ కలదు. అలాగే విద్యావంతులు నిరక్షరాస్యతను పారద్రోల గలరు. శీల సంపదను వృద్ధి చేసి, మనోబలాన్ని పెంపొందించి, బుద్ధిని వికసింప చేసేదే అసలైన విద్య, విజ్ఞానం. అటువంటి విద్య నేర్చిన వ్యక్తులు తమ చదువు, విజ్ఞానం, మాటలు మరియు భావాల ద్వారా దౌర్బల్యాన్ని, ఆత్మా న్యూనతను పటాపంచలు చేసి , వ్యక్తులలో నూతన ఉత్తేజాన్ని నింపగలరు. జయగురుదత్త.

    • Madhavi on February 15, 2013 at 10:59 am

    It is wonderful to know that knowledge cannot be stolen, thank you for making me realising this, dear Swamiji! To give knowledge is one of the most beautiful things. To know that the given knowledge cannot be stolen emphasizes the feeling of being useful. To know that the recieved knowledge cannot be stolen is an encouragement to learn.
    Sri Guru Datta

    • on February 15, 2013 at 11:56 am

    JAYA GURU DATTA,
    GURU DEVA, we Understand if we share our knowledge to others it improves not like any object which decreases by sharing.
    SHATHA KOTI PRANAMAS TO LOTUS FEET OF SADGURU DEVA.
    SRI GURU DATTA.

  2. Yes. It is a true fact Appaji.
    Knowledge is the one which can be earned and given after that, But no one can ever take it from us till our death arrives!

    • Venkat on February 15, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    I recall a poem by Lakshmana Kavi, a translation of Sage Bhartruhari’s work :
    హర్త కు గాదు గోచరమహర్నిశమున్ సుఖ పుష్టి సేయు స
    త్కీర్తి ఘటించు విద్య యను దివ్య ధనం బఖిలార్ధి కోటికిన్ |
    పూర్తిగ నిచ్చినన్ పెరుగు; పోదు యుగాంతపు వేళ నైన భూ
    భర్తలు తద్ధనాధికుల పట్టున గర్వము మాను టొప్పగున్ ||-

    • svetha on February 15, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    SRI MATRE NAMAH
    My beloved SARASWATHI-GURU, we are so lucky and so riche. You nourish us with YOUR knowledge in many different manners. So each of us can find the own way to learn.
    May we share our knowledge with others and serve YOUR mission.
    Humble Pranams to YOUR Lotusfeet.
    SRI SARASWATYAI NAMAH

    • on February 15, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta
    Sri Matre Namah
    The Musical Message Sayings make us rich. This wealth of knowledge followed by understanding is so great. It makes our lifes so much easier and full of love and appreciation.
    We are so deeply greatful! 🙂
    Pranams to the Divine Lotus Feet of Sri Swamiji.
    Sri Guru Datta
    Sri Sarasvatyai Namah
    Om Namo Hanumate Namah

    • rose sheppard webster on February 15, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    JGD
    that is just a fantastic cloud at the end there. is that one of the forms that our Appaji took when He was the Rishi living in the jungle at Mekadatu???? during those full moon nights??? i wish i could have been there… even if i could have just been a little, green snake watching.
    SGD

  3. JAYAGURUDATTA

  4. OM NAMO HANUMATE NAMAHA

    • Chandra Chengalvala on February 15, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    Om Namo Hanumthe namaha … Sathguru’s blessings to lead us in the path of true knowledge of self and world.

    • Dr.S.J. Saikumar on February 15, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    Appaji is the embodiment of Goddess Saraswati imparting spiritual knowledge to all of us. Jaya Guru Datta

    • lilashah on February 15, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta. I love you Mother Swamiji, bestower of all knowledge. I will try to be patient. Sri Guru Datta.

    • Archana Penukonda on February 15, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta! If the sages and scholars of ancient times kept the knowledge they had to themselves, we would have been one of several lost generations. Wise people never find a need to withhold knowledge for superiority, for real knowledge and scholarship brings with it humility and love. Knowledge is perhaps the only kind of wealth that doesn’t diminish with sharing. It is knowledge that sows the seeds of unconditional love in me; it is knowledge that lifts my spirits and keeps me happy no matter what; it is knowledge that makes me aware of Sri Swamiji’s constant presence in my life; it is the knowledge that Sri Swamiji and the Datta family have shared with me. Thank You, Sri Swamiji for showering us with divine knowledge. As we continue to gain this knowledge and benefit from the experiences, may we become worthy of passing this knowledge on to people around us. Obeisances at the Holy Lotus Feet!

    • Phani Prasanthi on February 15, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    Jai Guru Datta. Sri Gurubyo Namaha. Om namo Hanumathe Namaha.

    • Joseph on February 16, 2013 at 12:14 am

    Absolutely true, amongst all the wealth we possess blessed by God, all types of wealth may perish with progress of time. For example, money may be stolen, physical beauty and health can perish with progression of age, even job insecure circumstances may be experienced in life, but for knowledge it can be acquired always with our only investment of interest and can be shared but never stolen. May lord bless us with self knowledge and humbleness.

    • Vanaja on February 16, 2013 at 1:56 am

    Jaya Guru Datta,
    Saraswati herself will know when to give
    and what to give
    Thank you Appatji
    Sri Guru Datta

    • Neelam Bhambri Nayyar, USA on February 16, 2013 at 3:12 am

    Jai Guru Datta, knowledge shared is knowledge multiplied. Our Sadguru is indeed blessing to the entire world. We are extremely blessed to be receiving these daily nectors from you Datta Prabhu. Pranam Satguru

    • on February 16, 2013 at 3:36 am

    What a nice MMS , Appaji has given today which has got a deep inner meaning also. Puttuji you have explained here about Ratnakar who has become latter Valmiki Maharishi, and is the author of Ramayana. He used his deep knowledge for this noble cause and shared to this world and is getting benefited to all. Similarly Mother Goddess Saraswathy also gives knowledge to us. From this concept we realise that the knowledge should be always shared with others and in a way it should be benefited to them also. In otherwords as Appaji said, we should develop sathsang so that we can share our views and knowledge with others. In this Kaliyuga , this is very important since we will be mis leaded due to wrong information and thereby easily diverted to wrong path also. Therefore to develop good knowledge, we have to follow the spiritual path also through our Sadguru . In such cases He will take away the things which are not needed for us and fill our mind with good knowledge and spirit. Through this MSG , Appaji is also reminding us that our Ego can be reduced by sharing our knowledge with others. Further I recollect MMS 232 which says that we should always seek from God togive Knowledge first , then Health and finally only wealth. This is because if we possess wealth beyond a limit , it will give more anxiety and lead to pain if is lost. The photography and one of the old Bhajans of Appaji on Mother Goddess are very apt for this MSG. In this Kaliyuga we see Lord Rama in our Appaji Himself giving us good knowledge and the beautiful essence of Ramayana. Hence Appaji we got your concept and share our knowledge with others for their benefit also. JGD.

    • Maurice Clarke on February 16, 2013 at 3:49 am

    JGD. May Swamiji enrich me with knowledge and rob me of my passions. JGD.

    • padmamadala on February 16, 2013 at 6:02 am

    జయ గురుదత్త! శ్రీ గురుదత్త! ఓం నమో హనుమతే నమః!
    ఓం శ్రీ మాత్రే నమః
    వేదవేద్యే పరే పుంసి జాతే దశరథాత్మజె
    వేదః ప్రాచేతసాదాసీత్ సాక్షాద్రామాయణాత్మనా
    ఓం శ్రీ శ్రీవిద్యానిపుణాయ నమః
    శ్రీ గురుదేవుల పాదపద్మములకు శతకోటి ప్రణామములు
    ఓం శ్రీ సద్గురుభ్యో నమః!

  5. JAYA GURU DATTA! Shathakoti pranams to lotus feet of parama pujaya swamiji, it is a excellent message and it is a practically proved by great intellectuals throughout the world.

    • on February 17, 2013 at 4:15 am

    Jaya Guru Datta Puttuji_/\_!!
    Awesome MMS made us feel that Ma Saraswathi Swaroopa Appaji is giving darshan right in front of us on this Auspicious Friday !!

    Jaya Guru Datta Appaji_/\_!!
    Knowledge should be shared as unlike other material things, it never gets depleted. Sharing knowledge leads to sambhashanam ,it furthers one’s knowledge. The effects are symbiotic.
    Remembering Sankrit verse :
    “Vidyaa dadaati vinayam vinayaadyaati paatrataam
    paatratvaaddhanamaapnoti dhanaaddharmam tataH sukham”
    Meaning:
    “Knowledge generates humility, by humility one becomes worthy, being worthy one earns wealth, with wealth one gains religiosity, and by religiosity one becomes happy”
    Appaji, we will share the knowledge that nobody can steal.,You as Maa Saraswathi have bestowed upon us with others so that more and more people can be spiritual, humble, religious and thereby find inner happiness. Similarly, we will remain open to learning good things from others to better our all-round self.

    Sri Guru Datta !! Om Namo Hanumathe Namaha !!

    • Kambhoji on February 17, 2013 at 7:14 am

    Knowledge
    signpost on the journey
    light in the darkness
    gift of mercy
    Thank YOU so much, Appaji!

  6. Knowledge as wealth versu things like jewelry and material things as wealth….This is the implication of the MMS… Of course, i would take knowledge anytime over the material possessions. It makes for a uch healthier and happier life, a much wealthier life! Knowledge as a direct gift of contemplation and inner experience is a far more valuable asset! Like the so many times mentioned hidden pearl that we need to dive deep for! As this MMS implies… Seek knowledge of SELF over weatth, for wealth can be stolen and material objects like diamonds and watches can be eyed and stolen! JGD and pranams to the Master!

    • LavanyaAnand on February 17, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    Jai Guru Datta!!

    • madhu talwar on February 18, 2013 at 11:29 am

    jgd yes Satguru Ji You are blessing us with true knowledge it can be shared, even the thought of stealing does not suit or go with the word knowledge, may i practice the knowledge like Meera Bai who sings ‘Paayo ji mainey Naam Ratana Dhana Paayo , Vastu amolaka di mere Satguru kirpaa kara apnaayo, Kharcha na khootey chor na lootey din din hota savaayo’ thank You Swami ji for Your Pure Golden Words through MMS onhn sgd

    • dr.kodanda ram reddy on February 22, 2013 at 9:58 am

    jayagurudatta puttuji, sashtangapranams at lotus feet of poojya swamiji, knowledge can be gain only with
    gurukrupa,which ican,t be taken by any body, om namo hanumathenamhaa

    • Pavani Kamalapuram on February 25, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    JGD Appaji
    Appaji is ever ready to fill us with knowledge.. but our vessels are full of material thoughts/actions/inner enemies and all such unnecessary headaches. With His extreme compassion, Appaji has given us ways to even empty our vessels..lets cling to His Divine Feet and empty ourselves ASAP so that we too can experience the Bliss of Pure Knowledge.

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