Atma Katha ~ 326
Swami Manasa Datta Pada Renu, Mysore: ‘When I looked back I see it as a kind of destiny or force of nature that caused us to meet Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji’
August 8, 2012
Nandana SGS MMS 70
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How often we indulge in talking about other’s personal lives ? The newspapers are full of them. We know that it is the same divinity that shines from within each one of us. Yet we like gossiping – treating other people with disrespect, often speaking maliciously about them particularly in their absence.
Stop gossiping – commands our Sathguru in this MMS. The zuzu animation in a lighter vein reiterates this command. Gurudeva’s melodious voice sings ‘Bhaskaram Sapthaswarudam’ ( Album : Bhajan Mala, CD 2 , Track 3 ). Bhaskara empowers (tejasam) this whole universe ( bhanu mandalam ) and that includes each one of us. Bhaskara energizes our speech (metaphorically taken as sapthaswarudam). It is only righteous that we choose our words with care when we talk about other people.
The ‘Statue of Liberty’ is a fitting sign-off to this MMS. The torch in the right hand symbolizes freedom, and the tablet in the left hand symbolizes responsibility. The seven rays that form a halo on the head evoke the sun, the seven seas, and the seven continents, representing other means, besides the torch, whereby Liberty enlightens the world. What a matching meaningful import with Gurudeva’s bhajan! The message – use your freedom of speech with responsibility. Stop gossiping.
To a serious student in our Sathguru’s School of Spirituality, there is no time for gossip. Such wasteful thought and wasteful action drain one’s energy, making him less productive, less effective. Further, those who indulge in gossip, inherently disrespect people who gossip about them. So gossip mongers lose credibility and are never successful. They are busy creating problems which they want their God or Guru to solve. They get tensed & feel negative. God says ‘Thathasthu’ – ‘So be it’ – (MMS 57) – and they get caught in that negative spiral. What a waste of a lifetime!
Thankful pranams at the lotus feet of our Gurudeva, for a timely warning. We will stop gossiping.
Jaya Guru Datta.
Jai Guru Datta !!
Koti Koti Pranams to the Lotus Feet of Sadgurudeva !!
Sri Guru Datta !!
“Use freedom of speech with responsibility ” What a Lovable Law Puttuji !!
No gossip and always remember the “Thathasthu ” principle !! We will also refresh and revise Nandana SGS MMS whenever finds time !!
Suryadeva Sadguruvae Namaha !!
Sri Guru Datta Hanuman ki Jai !! Om Namo Hanumathe Namaha !!
జయ గురు దత్త,
గురుదేవుల ఆజ్ఞను శిరసావహిస్తా, జీవితాన్ని సరైన మార్గములో ఉంచుకుంటా!
సద్గురువు పాదపద్మములకు శతకోటి ప్రణామములు.
ఓం శ్రీ సద్గురుభ్యో నమః
Jaya Guru Datta, Appaji, for these wonderful words. Most of us are guilty of this at one time or another and have also been its victims. May all our words belong to God… Sri Guru Datta!
Jaya Guru Datta
Wonderful APPAJI but it is a challenge, try to control me. This is the reason i enjoy Yoga so much because only APPAJI is talking to me :-)))))) The most healthy way in my life :-))))
OM NAMO HANUMATE NAMAHA
Wasteful thoughts and wasteful talks prevents us from spiritually elevating ourselves. Our Sadgurudeva is giving us the guidance through this MMS and the music of Bhaskaram Sapthaswarudham. Jaya Guru Datta.
Jai Guru Datta! Beautiful pictures, beautiful colours. And Appaji’s humour to remind us what is good for us – all nectar. May our words also be nectar!
Jai Guru Datta Puttuji !!
Nandana SGS MMS will make pass with Distinction from Appaji’s School of Spirituality !!
Jaya Guru Datta Appaji, and Puttuji, thanks so much for this wonderful message and explanation! And to be aware of the Tathasthu in every word! And very beautiful and precious the freedom with responsibility! To be more aware of this in life, the power of speech and words. JGD!
Jaya Guru Hanuman, Beautiful video with thought proviking message. The bhajan in Appaji’s voice is simply scintiallting. This message reminded me of a triple test I came across earlier. Whatever one speaks should pass the triple filter test:
1. Have you made absolutely sure that what you are about to tell is true?
2. Is what you are about to tell something good?
3. Is what you want to tell going to be useful to others?
If we answer the above questions everytime we want to speak or communicate to others then we can make sure to avoid the gossip. Below are the loses we face beacuse of Gossiping:
1. We are hurting others knowingly or unknowingly and thereby destroying our own merits
2. We are wasting our precious time and thus become inefficient
3. By talking ill of others we are accruing their mistakes
4. We are spoiling the minds of others and we will incur the sin for this as well
5. We are moving away from truth, God and Guru
All our actions, visible or invisible, are being observed by a Higher Power. As we criticize others in their back, indulge in cheap gossip and waste our time in meaningless pursuits, there is Someone who is listening and seeing. God knows. God understands. Nothing misses God’s attention.
Let us all pray to Swamiji and follow this MMS and avoid gossiping.
Humble prostrations to the lotus feet of Sri Swamiji who is ‘SatyaNarayana’
Om namo hanumate namaha
Puttuji, What is funny about gossipers is that they gossip and complain about others who gossip. Many times a gossiper fools the listener by beginning the conversation very earnestly as if sharing some very personal pain with an intimate friend that is trusted. By the time the listener’s attention and sympathy are captured, the narration disintegrates into venting grudges and complaints against various people who are all mutual acquaintances. It fills me with surprise to hear people who appear in public as best friends complaining against one another behind each others back. It at once rings alarm bells in my mind, “Beware! This person who is speaking to me as if in confidence now, is certainly going to speak ill about me to someone else, in the same intimate tone of voice!”
Puttuji, those of us who are under the tight umbrella of our Sadgurudeva are indeed blessed. He keeps us so busy with worthy projects that it leaves no time whatsoever to engage in gossip. Thank you for this wonderful video message and for your excellent elaboration of the saying. Jaya Guru Datta
JGD – Appaji as said we try not to think/do bad to others. Give us strength that we avoid gossipping about others – SGD
The beginning of the video is wonderful. Guru is light.
The round Ganapathi, the circular path taken by, Öm Agnaye Namah, Sri Appaji emerging from light & the golden fire emerging is all so real to watch. A wonderful illustration of Bhaskaraya, in full glory.
Sri Swamiji, teaches us the power of now & not carrying irrelevant things from the past or into the future. It is just like The Surya Deva, who shine everyday, not coloured by yesterday or today.
Sri Swamiji says, we must always be pious, pray, chant & sing naam sankirtana. He says such efforts give Him energy. On the other hand, if we do something, which is not right, it makes Him spend that energy. The silver light blinking as a chakra around Sri Swamiji, seems like Our weak blinking energies. We must pray to Lord Rama, to Jayalakshmi Mata, that we be good children of Sri Appaji.
The little zuzus & the boy throwing waste are very nice & teach us a lot.
O, Lord, prayers that my mind & heart be clean & pure, and be available only for You to stay.
We will remain away from gossiping.
Thankyou for showing us the light.
Refraining from gossip, ignites the fire in our minds & we are productive & therefore, spread Your goodness around.
Om Namo Hanumate Namah.
Swamiji is saying this always and I try really to talk only when it is important. But there are also situations, where I must talk with people without really knowing what I should talk with them. Then I must make “small talk” and I don’t like it. That I don’t must make small talk, I don’t go to parties and on places, where I should do it, I feel very bad with small talk. I am happy to have good people round of me with whoom I can only talk, when it make sense.
Om Agnayee Namaha.
Om Bhaskaraya Namaha.
Today I was fortunate to do an early prayer and the sunrise was just starting. I saw the raising of the sun behind the trees from my apartment and I immediately played the song ‘Bhaskaram Sapthashvarudam’ from my MP3 player. It was a nice surprise to listen to the same song again in today’s message.
Today’s message is very apt and useful message. Gossiping happens everywhere and mostly at place of work. As rightly said it almost drains out the positive energy and creates a very bad working environment.
Thanks to Sri Swamiji for blessing us with such a nice message. we will try to implement this in my daily routine and avoid getting into unnecessary discussions.
Pranams to the Lotus feet of Sadguru Deva.
Jaya Guru Datta.
When 1st time I heard this bhajan , I was feeling like sitting in Planetarium and experiencing the Sun and his energy.
very nice animation explaining the MMS .
Gossiping is very intelligent and strong bad nature.
Without we realize we fall in gossiping and once in very difficult to come out 🙂
I feel Gossiping property is like Padmavyuham . Only entry no exit unless sadguru deva’s blessings and teachings are with us.
Sri Guru Datta.
Jaya Guru Datta
MMS for a fruitful life.
Appaji put it in a beautiful way. God is the one to correct a person. We have no authority in commenting or talking about somebody’s doings.
Appaji is always listening to us and correcting us appropriately……
Sree Guru Datta
అందరిలోనూ భగవంతుని మాత్రమే చూస్తే, అందరినీ ప్రేరేపించేది భగవంతుడే అని గ్రహిస్తే, ఇతరులలో తప్పులెన్నే అవకాశమే ఉండదు కదా సద్గురుదేవా! ఇతరుల గురించి చాడీలు చెప్తే ఆ చాడీలన్నీ భగవంతుని పై చాడీలే అవుతాయి కదా! ఆ స్థాయికి ఎదిగే అనుగ్రహాన్ని మాపై వర్షించమని వేడుకొంటున్నాము అప్పాజీ! జయ గురు దత్త
Jai Guru Datta, Beautiful video and melodious song in your Vaani reminding us to use our life for the good purpose and not to waste it in useless gossip. We will follow the advice Swami Ji and will be worthy of your grace.
Om Namo Hanumate Namah
Sage advice from the Greatest of Sages. Thank you Appaji, I pledge to remember this. Thank you Puttuji for the concise explanation. Jaya Guru Datta
Jaya guru datta
We all should follow this mms dont gossip but work together for positive thinking on everybody
Sri guru datta
Jgd..very useful and applicable message to all.we have to obey this whole heartedly.thank you for valuable messages Appaji..koti koti pranamas to his lotus feet.
Absolutely true….. There is no benefit with gossips, it’s mere waste of precious time, energy and imbibes negative thoughts into us. The song ‘Bhaskaram Sapthaswarudam’ is one of the unique compositions of Sri Swamiji on Sun God about unbiased duty by spreading the rays on everyone equally. Amazing MMS to be followed by all of us.
Jaya Guru Datta – Gossipping – will not take us anywhere. It is a very well known simple fact – yet a lot indulged in and most forgotten. Sri Swamiji is warning everyone that the news people gossip about is not hot at all. True – news is hot only for the first moment, later it becomes stale. In addition to the commandment of ‘dont gossip’ – Appaji has put the essence of the sookti in a very catchy phrase and a powerful metaphor.
The bhajan is so appropriate for the sookti in a way that however much we gossip, the Sun Lord is rising in the east only – it is an instruction that as the Sun Lord, we should worry more about our duties, responsbilities and the quest for the ultimate knowledge – but not indulge in unnecessary acts like gossipping.
Thanks a lot Appaji for a very great message.
Jaya Guru Datta, Sri Guru Datta, Om Namo Hanumathe Namaha.
Om Agnaye Namah
Ja, worüber oft gesprochen wird, was wer wann gemacht hat … ist alles schon abgelebtes Karma und vorbei. Weshalb es nochmal wiederholen, noch dazu das von anderen.
Lohnen sich darüber zu unterhalten tun sich nur herrausragende, gute Taten, ganz im Sinne des Dharma wie z.B. Ramas Taten im Ramayana.
Schweigen statt schwätzen erhöht die Achtsamkeit und Konzentration für das Wesentliche und das Leben im Jetzt und … befreit (tolle Aufnahme von der Freiheitsstatue). Die Musik dazu erhöht (bei mir) die Ausstrahlung von innerer Lebensfreude.
Dank an unseren geliebten Meister Sri Swamiji, der uns dies und weit mehr darüberhinaus immer und überall in Vollkommenheit vorlebt.
Om Baskaraya Namah
Om Agnaye Namah
Yes, it is often talked about what who when has done … everything is already decrepit and past karma. Why repeat it again, nor to thats of others.
Worth talking to do about it are only outstanding, good deeds, in the spirit of the Dharma, such as deeds of Rama in the Ramayana.
Silence instead of babble increasing the awareness and concentration of the essential and life in the present and … exempt (great shot of the Statue of Liberty). The music also increases (for me) the radiation of inner joy of life.
Thanks to our beloved Master Sri Swamiji, who is a living example of this for us and beyond very much more always and everywhere in perfection.
Om Baskaraya Namah
Jaya Guru Datta!
The statue of Liberty shows us that we have to use the freedom of choice to think and talk about subjects of importance, which keep their importance over time. Thank you, Puttuji, for this great MMS.
Sri Guru Datta
Om Namo Hanumate Namah
Yes, we can use our time better than gossiping: as to think about the beauty of nature, to admire how wonderful all the creation works for the good of all living beings, think of our beloved Sadguru, be happy and thankful for all the good things, be grateful for these wonderful daily MMs of Gurudeva, prostrations to You again and again.
We learned long ago about the effects of gossip and through Sri Swamiji’s guidance it requires constant vigilance. Gossip manifests in many subtle ways. That is way it is always better to remain silent. I have always loved this song. The silkiness in the style of music and rhythm reminds that nothing stops this all pervading source of light. Thank you Puttuji for your wonderful comments. JGD
Jaya Guru Datta Puttuji !!!! Very Valuable and most Poerful Message !!!! OM NAMO HANUMATE NAMAH !!!! Sree Guru Datta !!!!!
Jgd.No news in the world is sweeter and greater than than the praise of God or Guru.So if what you read is devoid of God,then it is lower than waste.
jai gurudevadatta, appaji in the past days you said that if you talk ill about a person his sin will transfers in your acccout and your punya transfers into his accout . so be careful. now that i saw today’s mms i remember it. om namo hanumathe namah
jai gurudevdatta ,thank you Puttuji for your beautiful explanation of our beloved appaji’s mms. if you show your one finger to a person another four fingers will show you be careful. first you behave to be a good humun being , how you don’t know simply you follow the nandana mms om namo hanumathe namah
sri ganapathi sachchidananda sadgurubyonamah, appaji mee bhajanalu vintu mee mmslu chusthu unnatha sepu memu yavo devyalokalalo viharisthunatlu untundi. ee divya anubuthini kaliginchemee padapadmalaku saatha koti pranamalu. om namo hanumathe namah ,sri rama jaya rma jaya jaya rama
the devine words of sath guru is the greatest news.om namo hanumathe namaha
Jay Guru Datta Sri Guru Datta please excuse me if the translation is not good. I can only a little English, and use Google to translate. Wonderful pictures, loved music and a very good advice because it is often very painful when it is victim of bad gossip. Thank you for your care Appaji Jay Guru Datta.
JGD.Puttuji! Tathaastu.Saint Thiruvalluvar also said thro’ his couplets talk only useful words.APPAJI’S message massage our behaviour.SGD
Jaya Guru Dutta! it is either something someone did to us or speculating what could be in other people’s minds. When my Sathguru Sri Swamiji shines like sun in my heart, such thoughts get burnt. I pray to the Holy Feet to be permanently in my heart, ever shining like the Sun in the chariot of seven horses! Sri Guru Dutta. Sreevidya
జయ గురు దత్త
గురుదేవా మా ఆలోచనలు, మాట, పనులు అన్ని మంచి మార్ఘంలో ఉండేటట్లు ఆశిర్వదించండి తండ్రి .
శ్రీ గురు దత్త! ఓం సద్గురుభ్యో నమః
JAYA GURU DATTA!
This truth goes hand in hand with the numerous MMS to think positiv only. Thank You, dearest Appaji, for this clear words and for your divine patience, to repeat all this precious advices again and again in so many ways! S.G.D.
Jaya Guru Datta we have to grow up and learn have to be control our feelings.We have Sadguru and his teachings are so practical.Thank you Sri Swamiji Your krupa.
Jaya Guru Datta! Thank you for today’s lesson, Puttuji! I’m reminded of the adage that goes something like “Small minds discuss people, big minds discuss events, the best minds discuss ideas”.
My mother always told me that if someone was talking ill of another, I should tell the talker I wasn’t interested in that discussion or simply distance myself from it. Based on Puttuji’s commentary, it’s clear that if we can’t say whatever it is that’s on our mind in the presence of who it is we are talking about, then, we should refrain from saying it.
From the spiritual standpoint, as Puttuji notes, everyone is a part of the same all-pervading divinity. So, in that respect, we are all one big family, part of Appaji’s family! We definitely want to be serious students in Appaji’s school of spirituality. So, we will have to keep practicing all these lessons everyday!
Bhajan Mala was one of the first bhajan albums I listened to and the power in Appaji’s voice is striking! Great visuals as always and beautiful commentary! Thank You for the messages, Appaji!
Jai Guru Datta, Appaji. Appaji posted a saying in Facebook, “if you take the “ME” out, it is liberation”. If we start taking the “ME” out it will stop gossiping also. In many ways, when we gossip, it is the “ME” (ego) that is asserting its superiority over someone else, or it is the “ME” that is being curious to know what is happening in someone else’s life. Thank you, Appaji for enlighteing us through different means and through different ways of stating these truths. I remember, a few years go, Appaji asking all devotees to reduce watching TV, as it is propagating more gossip, innuendo, and more horror stories than positive news. My prayers to You to help us stick to Your Lotus Feet, and not go to the million distractions that are readily available all around us. Sri Guru Datta.
Jai Guru Datta,
gossip is a very dangerous thing. It often starts so harmlessly, we say something positive
about a fellow being, then – in a further instance – we remember something negative about
the same person (of course, nobody is perfect…).
And then the “domino” effect begins. The other person who we are speaking to, also
remembers something naughty – and – all of a sudden – atmosphere has changed.
It all goes so quickly. And we feel so safe , we must not justify or proove our opinion,
we must not enter into an inconvenient discussion with the third person, because it is not there.
This makes us feel comfortable, especially if we are not able to express ourselves openly.
So, I think we have to develop courage to approach those who we are not on good terms with.
Why not tell them our “truth” directly? Perhaps we will realize that the other one has another
“truth”. That would be interesting to know about.
And after all, everybody changes in every second of life, isn`t it so?
So, the newspaper of yesterday is the rubbish of today. We should never forget, this video
reminds us in such a cheerful way !
And everyone has a right and chance to develop for good, that`s how I feel.
Ps: Does this perception help me? Only if I try again and again to fight my own enemies.
Dear Datta, please help …
2. Ps: I know You help … THANK YOU !
„Use your freedom of speech with responsibility. stop gossiping“ schreibt Puttuji zu der eindringlichen Botschaft von APPAJI.
Ich danke DIR, mein GURU, für diese wunderbare Lernmöglichkeit mit DEINEN MMS
jgd pranaams Swami ji my Sun God, the truth shown by You is ; That God is The Truth, know who you are, why you are here, from where you have come , where you will go, what is the purpose of your life, how can you achieve it, don’t waste your precious time in gossiping (i feel its a crime), i remember a muslim Fakir’s lines “kucch kara le kaam nek ki fursata kaa wakta hai, haasil jo baat aaj hai shayad wo kal na ho” let me atleast know the value of Your suggestion and face the devil of gossip and win the game under my Master’s protection onhn sgd
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