Atma Katha ~ 329
Bhajan Gayatri, Mysore: ‘Father, mother, siblings, friend, companion and Guru, this is what my Sadgurudeva is to me.’
August 11, 2012
Nandana SGS MMS 73
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“Is there anything that cannot be achieved if one is patient?”
Our Sadgurudeva always emphasizes the concept of patience. One of His most famous, most valuable and the most cherished sayings is, “Patience is the greatest penance.”
We human beings are always in a hurry. We want instant gratification. The moment we think of something, we want immediate results. That is why businesses are booming that satisfy the public with instant food, instant entertainment, and instant clothing.
But what is sacrificed with all these ‘instants’ is quality. Mother’s home cooked food prepared from scratch, still retains its unmistakably unique delicious taste. It can never be substituted.
Lord Ganesha appears before us in the opening scene holding the broken elephant’s tusk, ready to pen on palm leaves, the 100,000 Sanskrit verses of the great epic, The Mahabharata that would be composed and chanted by Sage Vyasa. His willingness to undertake such a challenging, tedious and time consuming task should inspire us all. Because of His mega achievement, today we are blessed with the ancient treatise that presents to us all imaginable topics most intelligently crafted, and includes the blessed works, The Bhagavad Gita and Sri Vishnu Sahasranama.
This beautiful MMS video with its vivid imagery portrays the spider that patiently weaves its marvelous and intricate web, the way our scriptures describe the Creator, the Supreme Craftsman weaving the entire web of Creation out of Himself.
The flowing waters with Sadgurudeva offering prayers, at once bring to mind King Bhagiratha, who became famous for his patient and persistent efforts to bless his ancestors with salvation. The efforts that spread over several generations and failed, were taken up by him with determination, and by sheer patience and sustained effort, he managed to bring down from the heavens the sacred waters of the Ganga to mother earth. Entire humanity owes its gratitude to him forever for this divine gift.
The Aesop’s fable of the Tortoise and the Hare is known to all. Patiently the tortoise persevered with its interminably slow gait and won the race against the fast paced, proud rabbit.
Had not Sage Atri performed penance for a thousand years on the Mountain Rishyadri, and won the grace of the Trinity of Gods, Brahma, Vishnu, and Maheshwara, Lord Dattatreya would not have been born, to incarnate again for us in this age as our own Sadgurudeva.
We will all learn patience from all these beautiful examples and illustrations, Sadgurudeva and we will make your patient efforts in making and presenting these videos, a grand success – Your Puttuji
Patience is the greatest penance
Sachchidananda is the truest end !!
Jaya Guru Datta, Appaji! Beautiful video today. The water rushing over the rocks is a reminder that even over time they too will be washed away…There is an old saying that “time heals all wounds.” So often when things are hard, like the rocks, the water of time will wash away that pain…we think that we will never recover from terrible things that happen to us, and yet with patience we gain a new perspective and are healed. You always tell us that patience is the greatest penance… Jaya Guru Datta!
Jai Guru Datta Pujya Puttuji !! Wonderful SGS MMS with wonderful examples and wonderful
illustrations.!! Sri Guru Datta !! .
Jai Guru Datta !!
Humble prostrations to the lotus feet of Dattavatara Parama Pujya Sri Sri Sri
We learn and improve our Patience by remembering SGS MMS 73 & 56. Puttuji, realised the compassion, patient efforts of Appaji in the SGS MMS project,learn and follow them strictly and happily pass with Distinction!!
Patience is the greatest penance
Sachchidananda is the truest end!!
Sachchidananda Jayam !! Sachchidananda Jayam !!
Sri Guru Datta Hanuman ki Jai !! Om Namo Hanumathe Namaha !!
jayaguru datta !om namo hanumate namaha!
Jaya Guru Hanuman,
Beautiful explanation and examples provided by Puttugamji. As Puttugamji explained in earlier MMS – Patience is merely not just waiting but intelligently letting go of our anxieties and worries knowing that the Lord within is managing them for us. It is said that Faith and patience are like twin sisters. One cannot exist without the other and one will help the other grow. Where there is no faith there is no patience and vice versa.
In Shatasholki Ramayana one of the qualities of Rama is – ‘Kshamaya Prithivi samaha’. Lord Rama is patient and forgiving as mother earth. Even though people kick mother earth and dig into her, Mother Earth does not wince, nor does she get angry. She always remains patient. Patience is one of the toughest and most important virtues of all. If we can inculcate ‘Patience’ first, all other virtues will automatically come to us. Let us all try to inculcate this Daivi sampath and be good disciples.
Humble prostrations to the lotus feet of Sri Swamiji who equals Mother Earth in patience and forgiveness.
Om namo hanumate namaha
Jai Guru Datta! For a westerner India is a country which teaches patience: everywhere is a crowd, we have to stand in line and wait to get something; events never happen as scheduled, we have to wait until it starts; we want Appaji’s darshan, we have to wait to see Him …… ……The time passed in waiting is a very good teacher It changes the attitude.This is not the only reason why i love India……
Patience is waiting. Not passively waiting. That is laziness. But to keep going when the going is hard and slow – that is patience…. Our Ganapati Sadguru explained to us today in the speech that , when we set a goal to be accomplished in a stipulated time limit , we must not get up till we finish it and must concentrate on it completely..this is a sure success mantra! We need to put in repeated efforts in case we can’t get it right at once .. Perseverance leads to success and it is possible only with patience! When lord ganapati was posed with the challenge of going around the world faster than his brother subramanya to win the fruit of wisdom , he won the challenge by going around around his parents shiva-Parvati .. Just because he had the patience to think for a moment and take the right decision and did not react hastily ….
Patience and perseverance are the greatest virtues that are bestowed on us by our Sadgurudeva. Jai Ho Swamiji.
jai gurudatta appaji patience ki meere nidhrshnamu yela unte makosam yentho sramachesi nandana mms, sathasloki ramayanam swayamga cheppi world mothum venetatlu web sitelo pettaru epudu viswashanthikosum om namo hanumathe namah munthrumswayumga cheppi maku vene tatluga puttugam website openchesi thani dwara undhichru. jaibholo sri sri sri ganapathi sachchidanandasadgurubyonamah
I have pictures and dreams about my future. But sometimes I think, that all these things are too big for me, that I can’t achieve them. One thing is my health. It is so difficult that all would be better. But Swamiji Himself sayd to me, that my problems will go away. When I see how difficil changes are, which would make a better situation, I know: without patient it doesn’t go. So I work on it and hope every day that I will find the way which gives me at the end a better health. Without patient it doesnt go!
Jaya Guru Datta, thank You Swamiji for making it very clear again how important patience is. If we give the time needed to things we deal with – then the output will be more satisfying and from better quality too.
The fact that I have a good life with lots of different resource is like a obligation to make the right choices.
I pray to Lord Ganapathy for support and help.
Jaya Guru Datta Appaji! Thank you for this wonderful reminder.
jaigurudevdatta patience means you appaji, divi nundi bhuviki degivachchi mummudhristhunavu, prapunchamuntha dattakshtralu stapinchi prapuncha shanthikosum sataslokiramayanam, hanuman muntram chant chesthunaru. eppudu nandana mms dwara world mothum mee vibhuthi vedachalluthunnaru. datta swarup swamijiki jayamu jayamu, jayalakshmi mathaku jayamu jayamu,naraharitheerthaswamiki jayamu jayamu, bala swamijiki jayamu.
Thithiksha (sahanam) It is not enough how much we learn about Patience according to DATTADARSANAM .Its very happy to learn about Patience from SRISWAMIJI.SRI GURU DATTA
jai gurudev datta appaji naku patience nerpindi meere, mee cheritra chadivinthruvatha aundulo jaya lakshmi matha yentho patience tho thanevaro theliyakunda sadhrana sthriga oka aadapilla authaavarintlo yellaundalo gruhini cheyavalasina panulu yemito thaanu chesi chupindi. mee cheritra chadivithe chalu undulo leni upanishthlu marekkada kanipinchavu meecherithra chadivenavariki yesamasya vachina dhiryamtho patience tho sunayasumga thirchukogala samurdym vchitheeruthundi nenu najeevithumlo chavichusindi chepputhunnau. meeru guruvuga dhorikaka najeevithumlo yentha marpu okpudu chalakopum vachedi yevarina okkamata aunte nenu danikibhadulu ch\epnidi vadiledanini kadhu eppudu meeru nahrudayamlo koluviyundi kopum vchina vaddu yemi unaku auni cheputhunru. mee dayavalla nenu mahabhrthm chadivanu, bhagavathum chdivanu eppudu ramayanamu chaduvuthunnu meeru cheppina bhagavathgeeta roju ventunanu.
Very true, patience makes us more tolerant with things around us and improves our positive perception towards life. Observing patience solves many unnecessary problems. All religions teaches us to observe patience, thought provoking message by SriSwamiji.
Jaya Guru Datta Appaji, this is very true and apt MMS. Patience pays good results it is wonderful that our Guru is explaining to us. Thank you very much for such a great message.
Jaya guru datta
We are very fortunate to see the ganapathi in bonsai garden it is very nice.
It was a history to stand this ganapathi .it was a lesson of patience when there was no crane in oldendays but how they built such a huge temples. Sri swamiji told us think paciently you can get a idea and later we pulled with ropes and it was a success ganapathi stood up ,and that year there was lots of rain one engineer had asked without any concrete base how he will stand was his question. the sculptor told we had put a stone under ganapathi it worked and still now it is a mystery how this ganapathi is standing it was achived only with patience
Sri guru datta
jgd Patience is the greatest penance. The water from the waterfall will reach the sea, moksha (liberation) the aim of my life will be achieved with the grace and patience shown by my Satguru, my saadhanaa (practice) of nitya-anitya-viveka(discrimination) and naam sankirtana (singing the names and glory of God) will bear the fruits in this birth only onhn sgd
It’s amazing how Puttuji describes each if these mms giving us all such a meaningful insight. If only we are a little ,ore patient, I think we will be better able grasp the meaning in the illustrations in the video. We are in a world where we expect. Everything to happen instantly, including Guru’s darshan. But the sweetness in desperately waiting for His darshan, thinking of Him with all devotion, and anxiousness is itself a Sadhana. Appaji has also taught us patience when we sit through the beautiful Navavarana Puja that’s spans hours. Thank you Appaji or another wonderful teaching. The music and the video are very beautiful. Jaya Guru Datta
For me patience is very difficult and every time, when i had no patience, i spoilled my project. So i pray to my Sadguru for help – patience is the greatest penance. Jay Gurudeva who has so much patience with us. Jai Guru Datta.
Jaya Guru Datta!
Looking back to my life i can only assume an infinite patience of our beloved Sadguru Sri Sri Sri Ganapati Sachchidanada Swamiji. Who else would be still there after all the mistakes and sins commited? Thank you so much, dearest Sri Swamiji, for your infinite patience.
Sri Guru Datta
Sri Ganesaya Namah
Om Namo Hanumate Namah
Appaji, I will work on being more patient. My humble prostrations at your lotus feet. Jaya Guru Datta. Om namo Hanumate namaha.
Jaya Guru Datta Sri Swamiji ! Such a simple but powerful message. With the fast paced life that most of us are in we often forget the importance of patience ! Thank you for reminding me the value of prayer and patience.
Sri Guru Datta !
Sri Ganeeshaya Namaha
Om Namah Kaalapurushaaya Namaha
Each message of MMS shows the path as how to tune our life. Simple words expressing great depth of message.
Pranams to the Lotus feet of Sri Swamiji for all the blessings.
Jaya Guru Datta, Sri Guru Datta, Om Namo Hanumathe Namaha.
Jaya Guru Datta!
Jai Guru Datta!
Some of my health problems are accidents with bonefractures. With broken bones one can practise patience pretty well. But apparently i still have not enough patience because only 12 days ago i had another accident and the left ankle broke a second time, the first time 20 years ago.
I can only pray that the patience will be up to date, so that i can meet up with our beloved Appaji in London for the planned historical event. So far, everything goes well. If there wasn’t the dreadful pain sometimes. It feels as if i had to feel the growing of the bonestructure so that the broken parts can grow together. But thanks to Dearest Swamiji-Datta there are no complications. But it still needs its time.
In the meantime i learnt a great lesson from our SadGuruDeva. Thank YOU so much for this most suitable video in my situation. I love this video, but i get goosepimpels when suddenly this big spider turns up on the iPad. On the one hand i admire spiders but on the other hand i cannot stand them.
Sometimes practising patience is something very beautiful: There is this river flowing where Dearest Appaji offers HIS prayers. When you watch the water flowing endlessly down, you can fall into a very refreshing and healthy meditation. And when you come out of this meditation you feel like newly born.
Thanks to Puttuji and thanks to Swamiji-Datta, i love YOU
Om Namo Hanumate Namaha!
Śrī Guru Datta!
Very very important message. This is really helpful for me. Patient definitely pays like a spider patiently work and produce a large web. Appaji’s message helps to review the thought process and correct ourselves. The video is wonderful; Sri Ganapathy Deva idle and the water flows are fabulous. The water is another example for patience, if the rocks remain in the water, the surface of the rock becomes smooth over a period of time. It is very true that “is there anything that cannot be achieved if one is patient.” Thank you Appaji.
This SGS MMS is very apt in today’s world where we want everything almost immediately. Thank you , Sri Swamiji for reminding us that Patience is virtue!Thank you Puttuji for referring us to the scriptures and to instances where patience was well rewarded! I pray for blessings so all of us could practice this virtue.
The natural setting is always beautiful!JGD.
Jaya Guru Datta,
The symbolic expression of ‘spider waiting for prey’ for patience is marvellous. O my Lord Sachchidananda, please give us enough patience in everything we do.
Om Sadgurubhyo Namaha!
Jaya Guru Datta Puttuji !!!!!!! JAYA GANESHA JAYA GANESHA JAYA GANESHA PAHIMAM SRI GANESHA SRI GANESHA SRI GANESHA RAKSHAMAM !!!! Sree Guru Datta !!!!
జయ గురు దత్త
ఓర్పుతో సాధించలేనిధి ఏది లేదు . చాల మంచి మెస్సేజ్. ప్రతికూల పరిస్తితులలో కూడా ఓర్పు, సహనంగా ఉండేలా అనుగ్రహించండి అప్పాజీ .
ఓం సద్గురుభ్యో నమః
Jaya Guru Datta! Thank You for today’s lesson, Puttuji! This message is kind of an eye-opener for me. Especially the line in Your commentary: “Many of us have a misconception that being patient means doing nothing. Patience is – doing whatever it takes to win, without being influenced by pressures of time, energy, resource or consequence. Patience means to persevere, to remain steadfast in achieving our chosen purpose.”.
I was carrying this misconception too. I am slowly beginning to see what Appaji means by “Patience is the greatest penance”. In our spiritual pursuits, we can’t expect results overnight. We may have a particularly good meditation session or have a day where our mind is at ease without any sort of agitations. In the process of reforming some habits, we may feel close to God. But, all these are only diluted glimpses in to what we may experience when we can completely immerse ourselves in bliss. We’ll need to be patient and keep raising the bar for our own sadhana.
Whatever I am pursuing, today’s lesson tells me to keep practicing and raising the bar and not get disappointed or frustrated because I am not where I want to be. Patience combined with perseverance is the key to success. Obeisances to the Holy Lotus Feet of Pujya Appaji for valuable life lessons! It is indeed penance to work single-mindedly and patiently towards a goal.
Patience, tenacity and being single-mindedly goal oriented, based on enduring faith in Sadgurudeva, may we all develop these traits to you liking Swamiji. JGD.
Patience ~ 11 Aug 2012
Namaste Puttuji, thank You for a nice video. Anything can be achieved by the patience. Sri Swamiji always say that patience is the greatest penance. Patience at home, at work etc, solves many problems though it is tough to be patient. Patience can be achieved only by the grace of Sadguru. It can be achieved only and only by the true followers. We might feel that patience is achieved but the Master in patience i.e Sadguru alone can judge how far we achieved. Namaste Puttuji.
JAYA GURU DATTA! Everything we do, to do it in a proper way, we should do with patience. To make a good decision it needs patience, to think before we act or talk! Oh, Appaji, what a long journey! Truthful: patience is the greatest penance! Thank You, thank You, beloved Appaji for all Your indescribable patience! My humble pranams to Your lotus feet! S.G.D.!
Jaya Guru Datta Sri Guru Datta Puttuji
Patience promotes perseverance and onewho has that endowment of patience can achieves many things of significance. Sri Swamiji has been counselling patience to all his followers most of whom are in a hurry to fulfil their wishes through his grace. It’s indeed gratifying to note that Puttuji has been flashing daily obne message for the viewers to digest and assimilate. What a great service for Datta families! Jaya Guru Datta!
“In the end it will all be fine. Do not grieve,” said my Sadgurudeva. Great words of assurance. But waiting till that fine end truly requires enormous patience. I pray that he blesses me with it.
Sri Guru Datta
With blessings of Sri swamiji,everything is possible…for that devotion to our work and patience definitely needed..hope datta family will be happy for their devotion towards guru deva..jaya guru datta.
Jai Guru Datta Swamiji! Thank You for this lovely musical message and video.
Thank You for Your Infinite Patience.
Puttuji’s discussion and explanation concerning patience is especially helpful.
Through my association with Swamiji over the years, Swamiji has shown me the importance of patience (and faith). This message is very encouraging, pointing out that anything can be accomplished with patience and Guru’s grace. Sri Guru Datta! Love, Vishali
Jaya Guru Datta very good example .Thank you Sri Swamiji.Sri Guru Datta.
appajee…..!! thank you sri swamiji. jayagurudatta srigurudatta.
Jaya Guru Datta,
Again a beautiful video, with a very true message, that I often should remember, when I don’t succeed in having patience. Then also the wonderful clarification of Puttuji.
Jai Guru Datta. Patience is penance. Patience is a great virtue. Puttuji’s expanded explanation on patience is very enlightening. A very good MMS message with the spider being shown as an example for its patience and perserverence. Pranams to Lotus Feet of Pujya Guru Deva. Sri Guru Datta.
Mein geliebter SWAMIJI, DU bist für uns das beste Beispiel. DU hast solche Geduld mit uns, bereitest uns so viele Wege vor und DU weißt, dass wir mühselig und in kleinen Schritten auch Geduld zu lernen haben
Ich danke DIR für DEINE Geduld.
OM NAMAH KALAPURUSAYA NAMAH
OM GAM GANAPATAYE NAMAH
Very important MMS with beautiful explanation…
Patience is very important especially in tense situations. We experience that just by staying calm and patient so many problems are automatically resolved..by being impatient we further aggravate the situation.
Even though it is very difficult to be patient..for Datta Devotees its so easy.. we just need to meditate on HIM..automatically we become calm..we need to follow His teachings,listen to His music, we can easily develop and improve ourselves.
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