Service to man without any expectation equals service to God ~ 30 Apr 2013

Nandana SGS MMS 335


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  1. The Sun (Pusne) shines without any expectation from anyone. Surya rises & sets every day, day after day, at precise moments. No deviations. The Sun shines life into this entire earth. If the Sun were to charge mankind for its service, who can afford to pay that price?
    The trees grow and make life cool for mankind. Trees are shelter. Mango trees create more mango trees. Apple trees create more apple trees. Trees are nourishment. Trees are fuel. If trees were to levy a service charge on mankind, who can afford to pay that price?
    Vishnu expresses himself through all of creation.. Animate & inanimate. That includes mankind. This implies Service to mankind is service to God. Yes, the Sun and the trees are among nature’s role models, for mankind to imitate.. for his own good.
    Pranams Sathgurudeva!
    We are so grateful to you for this simple lesson on how to serve God. We’re following your teaching, expecting nothing in return.
    Jaya Guru Datta. Your Puttuji

    • mukund mohan on April 30, 2013 at 8:45 am

    Humble prostrations at the lotus feet of Our Dattaswaropa Sathgurudeva _/\_!!

    • Dariashakti on April 30, 2013 at 8:56 am

    Jaya Guru Datta! Please show me the way to go…Sri Guru Datta!

    • Hira Duvvuri on April 30, 2013 at 10:42 am

    The tree is being a tree. We take things from it and benefit. The tree has no power to deliberately harm us when we selfishly give it pain.The Sun is being the sun. We enjoy his light and warmth and the life-giving nature of both. When we abuse the heat of the sun, eg. to punish someone by making him stand or work under the scorching rays, the Sun does not intervene, and is indifferent. We do not know that the Tree and the Sun are intentionally serving Man selflessly. But when Appaji is telling us that service to man without expectation is service to God, I understand that he is hinting that we should develop a certain attitude of doing good intentionally, deliberately, without expecting a return. That is different from our being just us, selfish to the core. By my remaining naturally selfish, I am not achieving the purpose of my life of serving God. This disinterest in the fruits of my actions needs to be learned by observing the attitude and actions of our Sadgurudeva Sri Swamiji who is intentionally, selflessly serving all. Jaya Guru Datta

    • Hira Duvvuri on April 30, 2013 at 11:01 am

    335. ఫలాపేక్ష లేకుండా చేసే మానవసేవ మాధవసేవతో సమానం. ఓం పూష్ణే నమః – ఓం విష్ణవే నమః
    పుట్టూజీ, నాకు మీ వివరణ సరిగా బోధపడలేదు. మనిషికి ఫలాపేక్ష లేకుండా సేవచెయ్యటమనేది చెట్టు, సూర్యుడు, సంకల్పించుకొని చేస్తున్నాయా? చెట్టు చెట్టుగా ఉంది, సూర్యుడు తన వెలుగు తాను వెలుగుతున్నాడు, మనిషితో ప్రమేయం లేకుండా. చెట్టుకి మనిషి స్వార్థంతో నొప్పి కలిగించినా, అది తనను తాను రక్షించుకోలేకపోతోంది. అది చెట్టు యొక్క బలహీనత కదా! పట్టి, పీకి ఉన్న వెలుగంతా లాక్కుని స్వార్థంతో వ్యర్థం చేద్దామనుకున్నా సూర్యుడు మనిషికందడు. దైవ కృపచేత మనిషికి చెక్క, ఫలపుష్పాదులు చెట్టునుండి, వెలుగు, వెచ్చదనం సూర్యుని నుండి లభిస్తున్నాయి. ఫలాపేక్ష లేకుండా, స్వయంగా సంకల్పించి, ఇతరులు దానిని మెచ్చకపోయినా ఇతరులకు మంచిని చేసే సద్గుణం ఈ ప్రపంచంలో మన సద్గురుదేవులు శ్రీ స్వామీజీలో మాత్రమే నాకు కనిపిస్తోంది. వారిని ఉదాహరణగా తీసుకొని, వారి మార్గదర్శకత్వంలో మన స్వార్థపూరిత జీవితాలను సరైన మార్గంలో రూపుదిద్దుకుంటే, నిస్వార్థసేవకై అంకితంచేస్తే, మనం తరిస్తామని ఈ సూక్తి చెబుతున్నట్లు నాకు అర్థమవుతోంది. జయ గురు దత్త

    • Indumati on April 30, 2013 at 11:07 am

    Jai Guru Datta
    To do service without expectations gives happiness.
    Sri Guru Datta love ~ love ~ love ~ love ~ love ~ love ~ love ~ love ~ love ~ love ~
    Om Namo Hanumate Namaha

  2. jaya guru datta sri guru datta

  3. Jaya Guru Datta Pujya Appaji ! Thank you for the wonderful MMS . We will definitely follow Your instructions and value human service without any expectation.

    • vekateswrudu bhadra on April 30, 2013 at 11:28 am

    శ్రీ రఘురామ చారుతుల-సీతాదళధామ శమక్షమాది శృం
    గార గుణాభిరామ త్రిజ-గన్నుత శౌర్య రమాలలామ దు
    ర్వార కబంధరాక్షస వి-రామ జగజ్జన కల్మషార్నవో
    త్తారకనామ! భద్రగిరి-దాశరథీ కరుణాపయోనిధీ. || 1 ||

    • lalithabalaji on April 30, 2013 at 11:30 am

    రామవిశాల విక్రమ పరాజిత భార్గవరామ సద్గుణ
    స్తోమ పరాంగనావిముఖ సువ్రత కామ వినీల నీరద
    శ్యామ కకుత్ధ్సవంశ కలశాంభుధిసోమ సురారిదోర్భలో
    ద్ధామ విరామ భద్రగిరి – దాశరథీ కరుణాపయోనిధీ. ||

    • Gilla Lalitha on April 30, 2013 at 11:36 am

    JGD Appaji – Sri Rama Jaya Rama Jaya Jaya Rama – SGD

    • madhu talwar on April 30, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    jgd Dear God! may i stop expecting any thing from You first as i still ask for bliss, self realization and what not from You, i still see good and bad in this creation of Yours, may i be able to see You in all and serve all fellow beings and prove Your expectations its all possible with Your graced MMS and my practice may it happen at the earliest, pranaams at the lotus feet of Lord Vishnu (Gurudeava) onhn sgd

    • M.VENKAIAH CHOWDARI on April 30, 2013 at 12:40 pm


    • brahma on April 30, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta
    Om Pusne Namah
    Through Sri Swamiji we can be of use to others because He makes out of us a better and better tool.
    Recognizing the Divine nature of everybody around us helps us to understand how thankful we can be if we are useful to others by His grace.
    We are so grateful that we can receive so much help and support through Sri Swamiji and people around us.
    Pranams to the Divine Lotus Feet of Sri Swamiji.
    Sri Guru Datta
    Om Visnave Namah
    Om Namo Hanumate Namah

    • Vanaja on April 30, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta,
    to do Seva is a blessing! It is service to others. I am worshiping God living in them as well as He lives in me. It is not about giving or taking or receiving. It shall be selfless. With Dattas grace it will happen the right way. May we all grow together!
    Growing to serve – Serving to grow
    Sri Guru Datta

    • Dasharatha on April 30, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta! A doubt arises: is there no differentiation between, for example, doing seva to Sadgurudeva and on the other hand, to some people? Or is serving whoever with love and without any expectations identical with serving Sadguru so that there actually is no contradiction? Another question: is service to God automatically defined as serving without expectations? How then is it called when I do something and somewhere in my mind expect soem reward from God? Then I’m not sure if I have ever truly achieved that. But, I give my sankalpa that I will strive hard for that with Your blessings, Appaji! Sri Guru Datta!

    • svetha on April 30, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    My beloved SADGURU, please help me to serve all out of love, please help me to overcome this hindering expectations.
    Thank YOU for YOUR love.
    Humbly I bow down at YOUR Lotosfeet

    • sai shyam on April 30, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    jai guru datta!

    • Venkat on April 30, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta appaji – మానవ సేవయే మాధవ సేవ – is a sookti that was often heard. The most interesting part, that is possible only to Appaji is to add the selflessness into this service to God – Thanks a lot Appaji for the message and prayers at Your Holy Lotus Feet for taking us towards the most righteous path. Jayaho Appaji

    • lilashah on April 30, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta. The more I think about this MMS the more I realize that I have so many expectations and this causes hurt when these expectations are not met. It is selfishness really. Ego. Please take these things from me and let me serve all out of pure love for Mother Swamiji. Sri Guru Datta.

    • Dr.VENKATARATNAM Reddibathini on May 1, 2013 at 12:03 am


    • Phani Prasanthi on May 1, 2013 at 12:59 am

    Jai Guru Datta. Sri Guru Datta. Om Namo Hanumathe Namaha.

    • Archana Penukonda on May 1, 2013 at 1:43 am

    Jaya Guru Datta! Thank You for this enlightening message, Swamiji. Service to mankind with a mind filled with ego is not service to God. If I were to serve my fellow beings and expect them to be grateful for my help, such service is futile. If I’m serving people, but complaining about how they don’t deserve my help, such help is futile. Sathgurudeva has the effulgence of millions of suns. But, one such sun is role model enough for us to learn to always shine regardless of external circumstances. When ego dominates every activity, when the mind is filled with ownership and doership, not expecting gratitude doesn’t come naturally. That is why these messages are so important because they become the source to draw strength and inspiration from. I pray that the knowledge Sri Swamiji is giving us shine through our actions. Obeisances at the Holy Lotus Feet! By the grace of Sri Swamiji, I hope I can learn to serve selflessly, with pure love.

    • TR.Sethuraman, Cochin on May 1, 2013 at 2:08 am

    By seeing today’s MMS, Appaji is again reminding us about the concept of follow the Dharma. That is the basic principle of cosmos. In otherwords , doing what is good for humanity. The photography is very apt for this MSG. Puttuji as you explained here, in Mother’s creation in nature, the trees and plants are giving, giving by way of shelter, fruits and flowers etc, with out expecting anything in return from us. Similarly the Sun is doing , His duty promptly by giving light and spreading shining to the entire earth with out expecting anything in return from us. If the Sun is not giving like that, we will be completely in dark and life will be miserable . If we go through the book, Datta Darsan , then we can realize this fact. From this we should learn in Mother’s creation in nature , how the Sun is giving such a selfless service to humanbeing and even if anybody think to reimburse for the service the Sun is giving to us , who can afford to do it , which means it is beyond anybody’s limit. Similarly according to me now Appaji is reminding us that in this Kaliyuga , we should follow Dharma and protect it also, in which case Dharma will protect us also . Here I recollect The MMS12 and 49 which also related to today’ MMS 335. Similarly as per MMS 64 the animate and inanimate are in the hands of God,and thereby as humanbeing it is our duty to do only good deeds and helping others wherever it is necessary and according to our capacity. Thank You , Appaji to remind us again the importance of follow Dharma and through Your words and teachings in the spiritual path we will definitely stick on that.( Dharma) JGD.

    • padmamadala on May 1, 2013 at 6:48 am

    Jaya Guru Datta! Sri Guru Datta! Om Namo Hanumathe Namaha!
    My Humble Pranamams to SADGURUS LOTUS FEET
    Om Sri Sadgurubhyo Namaha!

    • dr.kodanda ram reddy on May 1, 2013 at 10:38 am

    jayagurudatta puttuji, sashtangapranams at loptus feet of poojya swamiji, poojya swamiji is showimg divine path to us by services, like adopting schools, vaidya seva, fund for natural calamities and many more, we must follow the divine path of poojya swamiji, om namo hanumathenamhaa

  4. Swamiji, AVADHOOTA…Let me BE as THOU! JGD

    • Anjana on May 1, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    Jai Guru Datta what a beautiful message! Thank you Appaji

    • pinninti vijaya santhi on May 2, 2013 at 1:12 am

    e srushti lo andari kantei balaheenamai kuda andaripai bala pradarsana cheiseidi manavulei..saptasva rudhudaina suryuni velugu tho prapanchamantha solar energy ni produce chesukunna aayana prachandanga prakasistunei vuntadu..oka chettuni manam madhya ki kotti veisina marala chigurinchi tana yadha rupanni pondagaladu..mari manamala kadei..yei avayavam virigina, debbatinna danini punarjeevitam cheiyagalama? science yenta abhivrudhi chendina manishi tana prathi charyalo maro manishi or mechine pai adhara padali..aa nijam telusu komanei SWAMIJI manaku cheptunnaru..sakthi vantulamani virra veegaka prakruthi loni, srushti prathi anuvu loni daivatvanni telusukoni andulo okka satamaina mana acharanalo pempondinchu kovali..aa shaktini emmani AMMA ni, APPAJI ni prardhinchali..sri matha..sri guru datta..jaya guru datta..

  5. jayagurudatta it is true

  6. JAYA GURU DATTA! Shathakoti Shastanga Pranamas to lotus feet of Parama poojya Sri Sri Sri Ganapathy Sachidananda Swamiji. Thank u Appaji for sending valuable MMS. SRI GURU DATTA!

    • Maurice Clarke on May 3, 2013 at 5:47 am

    JGD. May we master action without expecting reward. JGD.

    • Pavani Kamalapuram on May 5, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    JGD Appaji
    Thank You Appaji for Blessing us with seva..service without expectations. Thank You for teaching us this basic fact about Humans..that like other creations we are supposed to do seva selflessly. We will follow You..Appaji and one day become as You want us to be

    • Joseph on May 28, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    May lord bless us all with a strong mind to serve mankind without any selfish motive.

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