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Purpose in Life ~ 18 July 2012

Nandana SGS MMS 49

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  1. puttugam

    July: Purpose in life:

    There can be no better example of one who only helps with no expectation in return.. our Datta sadguru that is Sri swamiji.. true to the name ,Dattatreya, sri swamiji is constantly teaching us that our purpose in life is to help ,others by activities performed by sadguru day and night for our welfare… be it the morning sri chakra puja, prasadam to devotees, curing their ailments be it physical or mental, giving personal attention to each and every one even in a crowd of lakhs… online projects such as MMS, puttugam facebook,  hanuman mantra, shatashloki (to name a few) , tours to different places to address the devotees, music therapy of about four sessions a day to which sadguru attends to personally.. these are some of the gross aspects of how we see sadguru helping us.. the subtle for of sadguru’s help can’t be numbered at all!!!!!!! Prostrations to sadguru…

  2. narendra vemuri

    Jaya Guru Datta

    APPAJI’S voice, music, message and pictures mesmerized me to enjoy the nature even sitting between four walls.

  3. prakash.bhadra

    sri ganapathi sachchidananda sadgurubyonamah om namo hanumathe namah sri rama jaya rama jaya jaya rama

  4. Ravi Anupindi

    A powerful message indeed! This message reminds me of Sri Jaya Lakshmi Mata’s teachings to Poojya Sri Swamiji (ref: Sri Swamiji’s Life History Book).

    We can see the practical implementation of this wonderful message “our purpose in life is to help others” in each and every dharmic and social activity of His Holiness Sri Ganapati Sachchidananda Swamiji!!!

  5. Nandini Selvam

    Jaya Guru Datta! We sometimes get so caught up in the world we live in, we stray from fulfilling the purpose of our being. This video is artistic and a gentle reminder of our existence. Thank you Appaji!

  6. If everyone in this world followed this there would not be inequalities. The world would be much better place to live in. Srisailam is a special place in Andhra Pradesh state which has a famous shakti Peetham of Bhramarambika and a famous jyotirlinga ofSiva in the form of Mallikarjuna. This divine place holds special significance in the life history of Sri Swamiji. The rare picture of Sri Swamiji showing hands is very appropriate for the quote. The animation of the little bee is also a good start. The bhajan Ehi Pahi Mohan Dahi has a thought provoking tune in Vakulabharanam raga. All these aspects come together in making this beautiful MMS. Thank you Puttuji.

  7. dariashakti

    Appaji, as I thought about this message today, I remembered a conversation I had with Bala Swamii a couple of years ago where He said how happy it made him to serve others. I think we forget that this one way that so easily brings us joy. You give us so many easy ways to be happy–chanting, kriya yoga, bhajans, and this…..Jaya Guru Datta!

  8. Shanthi

    “Our purpose in life is to help others”. This message of Sri Swamiji is a ‘Life Changing’ message! Many of us wonder what the purpose of ones life is. Here is the answer!!! Thank you Appaji!

  9. Cyndi Moonsammy

    JGD!!! I sincerely do believe the purpose of my life couldn’t be any more simplistic than to help others, a kind word, an act of giving unconditionally, a SMILE 🙂 …

  10. Niran

    Yet, when someone helps you, one is astounded. We as a human race are far too self centered. May we all change for the better. jgd

  11. Aparna Yanamandra

    This is a simple yet a wonderful and powerful message by Appaji. Thanks a lot Appaji! It is a reflection of all the charity activities taken up by Appaji and Dattapeetham. We will follow this Appaji. Jaya Guru Datta.

  12. prakash Tadi

    Jaya guru datta Appaji all his beloved Datta family members,
    These days we often forget the basics of life e.g Being good and doing good.It is morally best to have a leader to lead the people into the right direction and right time.Ups and down are common for a human being,it is required to stay consistent and believe the path of guru.Thank you for this opportunity for sharing my thoughts.JGD.

  13. Hema

    When we help others we help ourselves, we feel the happiness that comes from having fulfilled our purpose of existence. Too often we are caught up with our own work and problems and refuse to help someone. Yet when we help someone the positive vibrations help us too. We feel better and our problems seem lighter. Thank you Sadguru for an important reminder in this stunning video. Jaya guru Datta. Om namo Hanumate namaha.

  14. Maruthikumar

    Yes puttuji…paropakaaraarthamidam shariram….that is what appaji doing for mankind

  15. mani

    Bhramari is reminding swamiji’s all songs in ashtadashapeethalu speeches. Bavaye bhramareem,sreesaila bhramaramba and also sri kshetra katil. yehi pahi song made us close our eyes and think of her. want to see the video but music is taking us to dhyana. sri swamiji’s voice, in that tune, is like a rope drawing us towards sri sailam.There will be happiness in following his message because that serves the purpose of our life. Jaya guru datta.

  16. Ramesh

    Jaya Guru Datta
    Appaji – This is a Beautiful Message and Reminder. You have always said it is “How did you help the others and is the success of your life?” You have given so many opportunities to us to serve others by establishing mobile hospitals, annadanam at the ashram, establishing Vedic and regular schools for the children, donating money, clothes and food to the areas affected by natural disasters. You always insisted the seva should be done without asking for glory or recognition or rewards (Nishkama Karma).
    The video depicts a bee which is best suited for this quote. The bee collects the nectar from the flowers and makes the honey, but when a human steals the honey comb, the bee starts a new honey comb. The bee’s work to gather the nectar is just disrupted temporally. The bee is the perfect example of Nishkama karma. Bee is one of the twenty four (24) Gurus of Dattatreya.
    Om Namo Hanumatee Namaha

  17. Radha Maruthi

    Jaya Guru Datta.
    I would love to hear swamiji bhajans and that voice, music I cant stop singing back with appaji’s voice.
    Sure Appaji. Today I have learnt to do good for others with your grace appaji.

  18. Adriana Mohammed

    JGD “Others” means also animals, plants, nature and this wonderful world which we have the honor to inhabit. Thank you Swamiji for the reminder! SGD

  19. savitri

    to help is very important in my life, because I am therapeut. But it is also important, that I help in a form, that people can help at the and at self. That is not easy, I look for it every day.

  20. Suresh Kota

    Jaya Guru Datta Sri Appaji: your blessings to us today is reminding about our purpose in life. You stated this in simple words and showing that subtle expression saying ‘what do you think about this proposal?’. You followed this with Mother Bhramarambika’s innate qualities in a very picturesque representation of the bee; this was very pretty. Your love for us Appaji you showed through the very mesmerizing bhajan in the glory of the Mother. Sri Guru Datta.

  21. Srinivas Kathoju

    Jays Guru Datta! Puttuji. When I saw the title of the video, I was thinking it as realizing God as purpose. But after seeing the video, surprised to see the message. It’s simple and yet profound. Thank you Appaji for the message

  22. Jaya Guru Datta Appaji,

    Being under Pujya Guru Deva’s guidence and doing guru seva we are blessed.
    A simple smile to a stranger can make his day, words of good moral to weak can boost his confidence, helping hand to a needy can make his life…. such simple actions can add lot of meaning not only to our life but also others. Thank you Appaji for this GEM, we will safe gaurd this in our heart and follow the instructions.

    Sri Guru Datta

  23. KUMAR GANAPATHIRAMAN CHENNAI

    Sri Swamiji You are making us to become Sachchidananda by this quote. Om Namo Hanumate namaha Jaya Guru Datta

  24. Krishna Priya

    Jaya Guru Datta

    Time and again our beloved APPAJI is telling us to do help to others but we are doing nothing. Through this video H.H. is reminding once again the noble sentence of ‘Paropakaarartham midam sareeram’. H.H. is the one and only example for that by establishing different social activities like free medical services, annadanam, helping the school children etc. Recently we started doing some service through ‘Share your food’ but its nothing. Being H.H. followers we all should take oath to do help others in all situations till our life ends. Thanq Appaji.
    Sree Guru Datta

  25. vinayak07

    jgd appaji…what beautiful words and melodies…

  26. Mohina Rama Devi

    Jaya Guru Datta

    Wonderful message. Thank you Appaji.

    Sri Guru Datta

  27. vinayak07

    jgd appaji…thank you for your wonderful words and music…om namo hanumate namaha!

  28. very beautiful and peaceful message. The bee is so sweet and in its work and dedication the best example to show what is dedication and helping. And to remind us, that we all are a part of the whole ONE and the nature of the ONE is showing the natural flow in this helping, working hand in hand with everything. The ocean and the coast shape also hand in hand. The nature pictures and the Nada with Appajis dib^vine voice takes us very deep into this reality. JGD so much thanks from heart!

  29. Agastya Seikritt

    The great thing is that our beloved Sri Swamiji is not only preaching this essential principle but on top of it is a living example of it.

  30. M.s. Rajaram

    Nishkamyakarma is to nischita moksha,honey,a no expirydate material from the nature through the brahmari is the visual example of it.O!Appaji,you are alone our mentor.JGD.

  31. ARIA MAHESON

    An excellent piece of advice from the most penetrating set of DIVINE EYES,looking straight into our souls, JAYA GURU DATTA

  32. lalithabalaji

    puttuji jaigurudatta we are very happy to hearing our appaji’s nandana mms

  33. S.Jayaraman

    Appaji. You have always been advising devotees and others that the joy you get when you help the needy ones. Many persons who used to have stone like heart have changed their attitude after your repeated advises. It is true that when we show the compassion to others who need it satisfaction we get is unbelievable. Jayaraman. Chennai

  34. Vasudeva.de

    JGD
    Für diesen Tagesbotschaft eine wunderbar treffende Bildzusammenstellung. Vorn das Gras (grün = reich) von dem aus der Betrachter in eine Welt der inneren Wüste (links) und rechts der aufgewühlten Emotionen im Äußeren schaut. Davor im Außen (rechts) die bittende Person. Und jetzt die Aufforderung an den sich im Reichtum befindenden Betrachter (hinter dem grünen Gras) anderen zu helfen.
    Am Schluß der Flug über eine karge Wüstenlanschaft = wir nehmen aus einem erhöhten Bewußtsein die Kargheit unter uns und in uns (Links die Felswand) wahr. Gleichzeitig wissen wir um unseren äußeren(rechts) / inneren Reichtum in Form der überreich geschmückten Göttin.
    Mögen wir diesen Tag nutzen können, um anderen zu helfen, um damit unseren Lebenszweck weiter zu verinnerlichen.
    JGD

    JGD
    For these Days-message a wonderfully telling picture compilation. Forward the grass (green = rich) from which the viewer looks of into a world of inner desert (left) and right of the turbulent emotions on the outside. Prior to that outside (right) the pleading person. And now the call to the richness in befinde beholder (behind the green grass) to help others!
    At the end the flight over a barren desert landscape = we perceive from an increased awareness of the harshness of us and in us (the left rock wall). At the same time we are aware of our outer (right) / inner wealth in the form of the rich ornate goddess.
    May we use this day to help others in order to internalize our life’s purpose continues.
    JGD

  35. THANK YOU SWAMIJI, for reminding me about this very important function that i have to do, helping others Pranaams at Lotus Feet. Om Namo Hanumate Namah! Shehnaz

    Thank You APPAJI for reminding me about this very important function I have to do. . . . helping others! Pranaams to Sadguru. Om namoh Hanumate Namaha!
    Shehnaz

  36. VLN PRASAD

    Jaya Guru Datta Swamiji,
    Om Namo Hanumathe Namaha

    Your Lordship’s upadesha and adesha.
    Bramara keetaka nyayam, protect the nature

  37. Jaya Guru Datta Appaji, Bee is one of the gurus for Lord Datta. Same is depicted here with Appajis divine voice. Let me be like the bee, working tirelessly and be an effective instrument at the hands of the Lord. Thank you. wonderful representation of the saying in picture. Look forward seeing more of these wise saying. Sree Guru Datta. Lalitha

  38. Padma Madala

    Jaya Guru Datta, Sri Guru Datta, Om Namo Hanumathea Namaha.

  39. Joseph

    Purpose in life – 18/07/2012

    Pujya Sri Swamiji’s voice is so vibrant with an amazing quote to be followed by all of us. Helping others within the possible limits gives us self satisfaction and it is appreciated by Guru always. The animations in this video are excellent.

  40. v sridharra rao

    jgd. All should undertand this and follow swamiji s message.

  41. Shruthi Prasad

    Sri Swamiji has been a living example of this message. He’s showing this in all his social and dharmic projects – which are purely for our benefit and betterment. We must follow His example and lead a life and help the our society. JGD

  42. Shivanti

    Yesterday at a kriya yoga class when asked “Who are you?” the student replied that he was a servant of God.
    Truly when Appaji’s grace is with us and he allows us to serve it brings the greatest joy.
    Datta Swami is serving us too much through his instruments and bringing music and messages for us to begin each day in His Divine and Holy company.
    Jaya Guru Datta

  43. Venkata Syamalarao Kasturi

    Jaya Guru Datta
    A very powerful message. We wouldn’t have been where we are today without your help all these years. We will surely follow your WORDS and try to help others

  44. annessa ramesar

    Jaya Guru Datta! Truly a beautiful reminder to all of us… thank you Appaji.

  45. Prasad Madala

    Jaya Guru Datta Sri Guru Datta

    So simple message, but wen it comes from our beloved Sadguru, it makes so much impact on every one of us. Thank you Appaji.

  46. mala balroop

    Jaya Guru Datta, the small bubbles of light remind me that our life here is very fleeting and before it is over we should try to help others regardless of whether the help is appreciated or not. The wheel reminds us that time is going, and Devi or Satguru is the only permanent Energy who is seeing and recording our thoughts, words, and deeds. Therefore we should be watchful and try to serve others like our Satguru! He gives us so many chances to serve, we have to be thankful to Him!

  47. Madhavi

    Jaya guru datta Sri guru datta
    Thank you Appaji for this wonderful message.

  48. venkateswarudu.bhadra

    jai guru datta sri ganapathe sachchidananadasadgurbyonamah om namo hanumathe namah jaya rama sri rama jayajayarama

  49. Dr,G N Murthy

    ADVESTAA SARVA BHOOTHAANAAM. This is swamiji’s message I think !!! JaiGuruDatta

  50. Dr S J Saikumar

    Swamiji is just reminding each one of us to serve others – what he has been doing all through his life. His life and actions are the biggest messages to mankind.

  51. Karuna Rittvo

    JGDD Appaji…left a comment on this video on PuttaGam yesterday…today am seeing something else…when looking at Your face in this video…it is as if You are pleading with all devotees to get this message, and to understand why we are all here…again, Appaji, thank You for this gentle reminder, and will do my best to serve all of my brothers and sisters on this planet beginning with small acts of kindness…my only prayer is that You guide me in daily…Happy Guru Day! SGDD all love and devotion

  52. SRI CHAKRADHAR RAO

    JAYA GURU DATTA……..ITS VERY NICE TO SEE AND ALSO TO REMIND THE DUTY OF EVERYONE……SERVICE IS THE ULTIMATE GOAL FOR EVERYONE

  53. when we do good and help others we become God’s ambassadors on this Earth..Our hands become his hands to those in need who prayed for his mercy and blessings..Love your singings Swamiji!

  54. Jaya Guru Datta! Aiming at deserving to attain moksha one far day as the main purpose in life is most probably tainted by ego (as I can say for myself). Since it is a desire, it is selfish. Helping others as the purpose in life is very favourable because it emphasizes the universal brotherhood. But we have to be aware that even here, selfishness may be involved. I try to perform true seva by not looking at the results / reward, yet I find it difficult because these thoughts still crop up in me sometimes. This also includes the selfish thought that by doing such ‘selfless’ seva, Sadguru will be happy with me. I beg Sadgurudeva to continue to support me in rooting out this ego. Om namo hanumate namah!

  55. bhagyabrugumalla

    JGD

  56. bhagyabrugumalla

    JGD Thataji!

  57. bhagyabrugumalla

    JGD.Thataji

  58. Karuna Rittvo

    JGDD Appaji…may You continue to use me as an instrument of Your love, serving each of Your children on Earth each day…SGDD

  59. Madhu Talwar

    jgd Swami ji Your action in this photograph tells that You are giving with open hands to universe without holding any thing, You want us also to help our fellow beings with love and care otherwise our purpose of life is unfulfilled, we will share with others thanks for reminding our duty onhn sgd

  60. Sowjanya

    Jaya Guru Datta

    Very beautifully sung by our Appaji. Very basic moral of our life is once again Taught to us by our sadgurudeva. He is giving us knowledge and making us realize morals,for our and society upliftment.

  61. Raghu

    My Satguru tells me, to keep busy as a bee and he will give me the energy/ blessing to help others, and if I do, then I will grow and will realize new depths within myself. Jai Guru Datta. Raghu

  62. savitre boondoo

    JGD It is a privilege to share and help others in any way I can.Thank you Swamiji for reminding me to share and help others.
    Om Namo Hanumate Namaha

  63. Sathesh Ramesar

    This video brings to mind the saying…”the hands that help are holier than the lips that pray”

    Thanks Appaji for the constant reminders of how we should live through your inspirational videos.Words can’t express how deeply grateful we all are.

    On Namo Hanumate Namaha.

  64. Phani Bhushan Attaluri

    Thanks for the beautiful video and this beautiful yet a subtle message..
    Inspite of seeing the practitioner of this fundamental truth in our Pujya Appaji, we often miss this adage/commandment and overlook the small thread that is critical to the ultimate social wellbeing of the society. Praying His holiness to continue to guide us and live this purpose even in the miniscule way possible…(Ehi Pahi..music, as always, is soothening.. Instilling the feeling of thankfulness for the grace He has been showering on all of us…

    Sree Guru Datta,
    Phani & Ritu.
    Bangalore

  65. datts

    The way Sri Swamiji stares at us in this video like a stern mother to a child! Reminding us of our purpose in this life. We should also contribute to something good like the various elements in nature!

  66. A.Krishnapillai

    Worth full message for purposeful life. Beautiful video.

  67. Govinda in Switzerland

    Imagine if we would all only help each other. No competition, no fights, no envy, no expectations – just love and support.
    I understand your words Swamiji, I wish I will be able to live them one day too.

  68. Jaya Guru Hanuman, Amazing message which explains our dharma in the simplest terms. The key is to understand why we should help others. In the childhood days we are totally dependent on mother/father who sacrifice lot of things in raising us, our teachers in school bear our mischief patiently and impart knowledge to us, the food we eat comes from hard working farmers, the clothes we wear, the house we live is built by hard working masons, our Guru who enters our lives and lovingly bears our mischief and transforms us by leading us on the right path, forefathers/elders who have laid their lives in getting us freedom and who have helped develop the society by building roads/schools/colleges/hospitals, army/police/firefighters who constantly protect us etc………. We slowly realize that everything we are now is based on sacrifice and service of others……We are all interconnected, we cannot exist alone, we should not take everything for granted…….We should be grateful to everyone who have helped us to be here, who are helping us and who will be helping us…..As a gratitude it is our duty to help others….

    Sri Swamiji’s life is a living example of selfless service in helping others. We should try to understand all the social projects that Datta Peetham is doing in helping others and participate in them. We should strive to help others and try to raise to the level of Sri Swamiji.

    Om namo hanumate namaha

  69. Radha from Switzerland

    Jaya Guru Datta!
    Ein deutsches Sprichwort sagt: Geben macht seliger denn nehmen. Wenn jedoch keiner da ist, der unsere Hilfe braucht, oder will, können wir zum Glück immer mit Gebeten helfen.
    Ich danke Dir, geliebter wundervoller Appaji für Deine unbeschreibliche gnadenvolle und so vielseitige Hilfe! Sri Guru Datta! Om namo Hanumate namaha!

  70. tunga

    up to now i followed one of the first advices I heard/received from sri swamiji: «help yourself first». it was at the Vedanta course in london 2000 when He explained that somebody helping some one else but not being strong enough would make the whole pile break together – sri swamiji illustrated it with the image of one person taking on her shoulder the next person taking on her shoulder another person and so on. I understood that really helping others implies enough own inner strength, self-esteem, self-consciousness including the knowledge of one’s own possibilities and weaknesses, and that this has to be developed first as the foundation of being able to help others. Helping will then come naturally from a sense of inner fulfilment and inner connection with sadguru. i hope to become more and more able to experience that great joy without feeling that I have done something. sometimes, for moments, I realise this flowing of a greater force with no difference between helping or being helped.

  71. Sarumati

    jaya Guru Datta

  72. Sarumati

    Helping others can sometimes be very frustrating, when the expected resonance lacks,
    what to do then?
    This soothing video helps me a lot, while contemplating over an unlucky situation in daily life.:
    “Did I choose the right time? How was my behaviour? Did I perhaps have too high expectations?”
    After this I make my decision “next time better…”
    There are so many helpers in this video, all those shiny light points striving towards Shri Swamiji.
    When they come to him, he will definitely help!
    I have experienced it again and again ! Jai Guru Datta

  73. Srinivas Mullapudi

    Thanks for enlightenment. Jaya Guru Datta

  74. Pushpa

    we can’ t live without the help of others directly or indirectly. To help others let us think less of ourselfs and make us happy;Jai Guru datta.

  75. “Ehi Pahi Moha Dahi”. is very nice to hear.
    We like the bee, hop from one flower to the other, finding our goal.
    Our Sadguru has clearly guided us towards our purpose, i.e, to help others.
    By Sadguru’s blessings, we would soon realise where, how & which area we should do the service of helping others.
    To help others, we have to be very disciplined & confine to Dharma.

    Sri Swamiji is the greatest example. Every move He takes is for the benefit of the world. He helps the world in everyway, through Sri Chakra Puja, through various social & charitable projects, through Puttu Gam Facebook, through SGS MMS, through Nada, through Yoga & most importantly through pure love.

    Prayers that our hearts are also filled with pure love, that we too serve the divinity in all in everyway.

    This MMS reminds of Sri Jayalakshmi Mata’s 12 sookthies.

    Sadguruve Sharanam.
    JGD.
    Om Namo Hanumate Namah.

  76. Yashhaswinee

    Manava seva ye madava seva 🙂
    Jai Guru Datta ……..

  77. svetha

    SRI SWAMIJI offeriert uns mit diesem Mudra eindrücklich dieses Wissen. ER bietet es uns an, so wie ER selbst das lebende Beispiel dafür ist.
    Diese Aufforderung ist grad heute für mich so wichtig, weil ich keine Geduld hatte, und dadurch nicht bereit war zu helfen.
    Oh mein SADGURU, ich danke.

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