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Small beginnings ~ 19 July 2012

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  1. puttugam

    Small beginnings :

    The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that we are not going to stay where we are.. motivation is what gets us started and habit is what keeps us going.. after all every new beginning comes from another beginning’s end.. if we remember and feel sadguru’s presence around us all the times, each moment will seem auspicious to make a beginning or continue what we began doing

  2. dariashakti

    Jaya Guru Datta, Appaji, I have been thinking about this message today and how people are so interested in manifesting their dreams here in the US. This is such good advice. When we do something small each day to reach our goals, even if it’s just to pray what the next step should be, those little actions all add up. Om Namo Hanumate Namaha!

  3. narendra vemuri

    Jaya Guru Datta,

    Small beginning was initial steps towards MY MOTHER, FATHER and GURU. Now when I turn back to past with this wonderful message, I was amazed with the things that shaped me for what I am today.

    My humble prostrations to the lotus feet of Sri APPAJI for constantly working to show us different paths depending on each individual.

  4. lalithabalaji

    jai guru datta puttuji jaya jaya vani saraswathi bhajan is one of my favourite bhajan today appaji play that one iam very happy. sri ganapthi sachchidananda sadgurubyonamah omnamo hanumathe namah sri rama jaya rama jaya jaya rama

  5. Prasad Madala

    Jaya Guru Datta,

    Yes, that is very true Appaji.

  6. Bhaktimala

    Great message Gurudeva!! Prostrations to Gurudeva…Thanks Puttuji

  7. What a great saying Appaji. The inner meaning you gave us is applicable to be followed in both Devotional and daily life. The back ground video also saying though the journey of river starts at tiny point it reaches a big sea and merges into it. The Bhajan “Jaya Jaya Vani” adds more value to this video. Thanks you very much

  8. Ompadmasri

    Melodious Devine music n so inspiring quote! Thanks Puttuji

  9. Annessa

    Another inspiring message Appaji. Thank your for always reminding us of the importance of humility. Jaya Guru Datta

  10. Hema

    If we take small steps to spirituality eventually we can take bigger ones and reach our destination. Our precious glorious Sadguru has shown us many beneficial small steps such as listening to Shata shloki Ramayana, chanting Om namo Hanumate namaha and the share you food program. Everyday we get a message which we can follow and so take another small step. Sadguru is holding our hands and walking with us. If we let him, he will take us to the great ending. Jaya Guru Datta.

  11. Sheetal Prasad

    Sadguru appears to be offering sound to the ocean. Raga to Sagara. Om Kara symbols seem to merge with our Nada Bramha. From small beginnings in Mekedatu to the international Datta Empire. I prostrate to my lord. JGD

  12. Sowjanya

    Jaya Guru Datta
    Very true saying, our sadgurudeva Sri Swamiji is showing us right path and teaching us little by little which finally gives us knowledge as big as ocean. Pranams to Guru and his teachings.
    Om Namo Hanumate Namah

  13. Sunita Sanker

    Jaya Guru Datta,
    Thank you Swamiji. I really needed that reminder today.
    Jaya Guru Datta,
    Namaste,
    Sunita

  14. Sara

    JGD Appaji. You motivate me everyday.Thank you.

  15. S.Jayaraman

    This is a great msg as it is true whether is in industry or business or in scholarly line. Thanks for reminding people all the time why and how people have to be humble and detached.

  16. Shanthi

    Yet another thought provoking message by Pujya Appaji! Beautiful imagery with serene surroundings reminding me of pleasant Mekedetu and sacred Kaveri river. Jaya Guru Deva Datta!

  17. Anirudh Mayreddy

    Jaya Guru Datta Sri Guru Datta Appaji

  18. basdeo harbajan

    Jaya Guru Datta. Everyday we put into practice one teaching or advice given to us by Guru, our lives will improve. Drop by drop the bucket will full. I have to be consistent.

  19. Aparajitha

    Very true. The way how the small ashram in outskirts of Mysore few years ago, made its global presence today. JGD

  20. Krishna Priya

    Jaya Guru Datta Appaji,

    Very true, ‘little drops of water will make a big ocean’. Our Datta family is also the example for this. I feel that previous day’s message is the link for this message, if we start doing helping others in small, tommorow it will have great ending. Thanks Appaji. I enjoyed the back ground music very much, its one of my favourite bhajans.

    Sree Guru Datta

  21. Lakshmana

    Starting point is essential, to think about completion or consequences of any work…. Superb message with excellent animations in this video. Pranams and thanks to Sri Swamiji for this MMS.

  22. sahadeva

    Starting from the basics it gives a good feeling end helps to overcome issues what is inconvenient to do.

  23. Savitri

    This video is helping me in a difficult time. I am not able to make steps how I would like it to do. My steps are only very little. But I try every day to make some little little steps. This Video encourage me to continue in this way. Thank you, Swamiji!

  24. KUMAR GANAPATHIRAMAN CHENNAI

    My Small Beginning of practice of Datta Stava in 1994 at the age of 37 has ended to with fluency in Kavacha Manjari, Lalitha Saharanamam, Vishnu Saharanama, Shatashloki Ramanayam, Gita Sagara and Adithya Hrydayam. How it is possible only through Nada Presentation. And that is possible only by Nada Brahmam Sadguru Deva Pranams Sadguru Deva and there are many by way of Bajan, Yoga in the same line. All these are only out of your grace and that grace is invisibly sent to devotees. Om Namo Hanumate Namaha Jaya Guru Datta

  25. Phani Bhushan Attaluri

    Jaya guru datta…
    Thank you Appaji for the great video.
    You have been an example and the life history of His Holiness Parama Pujya Sri Ganapati Sachchidananda Swamiji gives many examples of the message that was conveyed in this video.
    There were many examples in History where some great leaders/statesman had a very small begininings. For us, this message re-iterates the need to be simple and take baby steps.. Like a river which starts very small merging or ending up in a mighty ocean, may be flow on the path you had laid out..
    Sree Guru datta..
    Phani

    Phani
    Bangalore.

  26. Jaya Guru Datta Appaji,

    Thank you for teaching this important lesson in our life, through this MMS video. A small effort from our side in the beginning can have miracles at the end…. a seed sown and watered in the beginning can grow into a huge tree and gives flowers and fruits.
    Sri Swamiji always says, if you put one step towards me, i will put 10 steps towards you.
    A sincere small effort in the beginning to reach Sadguru has bought us all here where we are always protected under his comic energy… how lucky and blessed are we 🙂

    Sri Guru Datta

  27. Muralichandra

    Jaya Guru Datta

    Every day i thought of to start implementing my plans in a small way…..but i fall in my routine daily life and the day ends without any result….This is a wakeup message especially for me from sadgurudev

  28. Dr.Satyanarayana

    20/7/12.JGD.An Truth of great dimensions,Small begininngs of great endings.We start things with great fanfare spending more than what the project costs and leave it after.There are proofs all over the land, a mute witnesses to great tumble of mans honesty.Small begininngs with great outcomes always come out the Hands of great Guru’s.

  29. Meenakshi.Radharani

    JAYA GURU DATTA-SRI GURU DATTA!!!!THANK YOU VERY MUCH SRI SWAMIJI MATA!!!!

  30. datts

    The video shows the message ! small drops of water from the hands of His Holiness in the river end up in the sea in the end! All the beings in the waters will be blessed. similarly the small drops of nectar imparted to us by our Sadgurudeva can have a great impact on our minds!

  31. tholasi

    jai guru datta appaji, this video reminds that if we keep one step towards guru he comes 100 steps nearer to us so it is our duty to start doing things that appaji wants us to do

  32. Hürlimann Trudi

    Wie aus einer unscheinbaren Quelle ein Strom werden kann, so aus einem Gedanken ein gewaltiges Werk- Beständigkeit, Hingabe, niemals das Ziel aus den Augen verlieren sind dafür Voraussetzungen. Dies gilt auch für die spirituelle Entwicklung. Dabei ist die Hilfe eines Gurus von unschätzbarem Wert, ja absolut notwendig. Appaji sagte, wenn ihr einen Schritt mir entgegenmacht, komme ich euch 10 Schritte entgegen. Danke Appaji, JGD

  33. Niran

    A brief glimpse from Appaji, leads to a life long association with the Pontiff of Mysore. A small beginning takes us through many life times towards MOKSHA. How simply you have given it to us with a Sarasvathy (head of intellect) bajan. Thank you Appaji

  34. Vanita

    Danke Sri Swamiji das werde ich mir zu Herzen nehmen und darauf achten auf kleine Schritte einem nach dem anderen mit viel Geduld. Vanita

  35. Vanita

    Danke Sri Swamiji kleine Stufen das werde ich mir zu Herzen nehmen mit viel Geduld. JGD Vanita

  36. Bhargava

    Jai Guru Datta.

  37. Vanaja

    The beginning of Findhorn Foundation Community in Scottland was very small. Eileen Caddy (one of the founders) moved in a period of unemployment with her family to a holiday caravan in a trailer park. She used to be busy all day with bringing up five children under difficult conditions. But she continued her spiritual practice at night – sitting in the little tiny toilett in the caravan practicing meditation. She said I heard the voice of god: “be still and know that I am god”.

  38. Bhaskar

    Bhaskar Nedunuri, Bangalore
    Jaya Guru datta. Thanks thought for the day and it is great message. I started Kriya yoga With Appaji blessings and it is now part of my life..there so many with Appaji’s blessings. Sri guru datta

  39. venkateswarudu.bhadra

    sri ganapathy sachchidanandasadgurubyonamha Appaji this mms is true in my life. In earlydays when i came to our ashram i want to buy all appaji’s books but i have not had that much money so i only buy the bhajanamala. By the grace of appaji now what ever i want, that means I can not only buy books but every bhajan cd and also participate in all puja karyakramas. jai guru devdatta om namo hanumathe namaha.

  40. Nahusha Egon Hürlimann

    Es gibtviele Beispiele für diese Aussage, in Geschichte, Wirtschaft Reglionen und Spiritualität. Das schönste für uns ist die Entwicklung unseres lieben Appaji vom jungen Swami zum weltweit anerkannten und geliebten Swamiji, mit den vielen Ashrams, Datta Yoga Centers, den vielen sozialen Werken und zu unserem lieben hochgeschätzten Sadguru. Jaya Guru Datta

  41. M.s. Rajaram

    JGD.Humble beginning ends with greatness,a truth is reminded to us thro’ his positional visuals.Ofcourse river is the indication of it,as preferred by Our Appaji.JGD

  42. prakash.bhadra

    jai gurudatta Appaji when i see this mms it is in bhagavthgeeta arjuna asks to krishna if one can die not completing his sadana in this janma then krishna said that will complete in the next janmas do sathkarma always . first we start small beginings can have great endings

  43. Vasudeva.de

    JGD
    Vom kleinen Bach, einsam und versteckt in der Natur, am Anfang – über das göttliche Wirken mit Konzentration, Licht und OM und dies entlassen in die inneren Welten (nach links), im mittleren Teil – bis zu einem großartigen Bilck auf das weite Meer.
    Wieder eine mit traumhafter Richtigkeit umgesetzte Tagesbotschaft in beeindruckenden, tollen Bildern und passender Musik.
    Vielen Dank und größten Respekt an Swamiji. Ein wirklicher Meister auf allen Gebieten!
    Wir können alle wirklich zutiefst dankbar sein Sri Swamiji als unseren Sadguru haben zu dürfen.
    JGD

    JGD
    From the small stream, lonely and hidden in nature, in the beginning – of the divine work with concentration, light and OM and this released into the inner worlds (to left), in the middle part – to a great outlets overlooking the ocean.
    Another with dreamlike accuracy reacted days-message in amazing, great images and appropriate music. Many thanks and utmost respect to Swamiji. A true master in all areas!
    We can all truly be profoundly grateful to can have Sri Swamiji as our Sadguru.
    JGD

  44. Manjunath Melbourne Australia

    Jaya Guru Datta, this a very true statement. It’s nice to hear such great messages with such a good eye catching high resolution videos. This particular music whenever I hear it reminds me of our Indian popular patriotic song “Saare Jahanse Achcha…….”. Sri Guru Datta

  45. indira kondaveeti

    Jaya Guru Datta.

  46. Birgitta

    When I to do that what said Swamiji(real,living Rama)Message than all great endings…this is for all(Swamiji-Family)the best.
    what i sow that i harvest…small drop to big ozean

  47. Kumuda

    Dear Puttuji – Jai Guru Datta!
    Just hearing these words in a superficial manner, it seems obvious that a small beginning CAN lead to a great outcome. When I let sink Your picture in me, I feel multifold meanings in this MMS. Your immense warm love, total awareness and responsibility… for what You hold in Your hands. It gives me also the feeling that the differentiation “small” and “great” ( handful water , You standing in the Ganga) – if viewed from their inner quantity – is relative. In this pic amongst others it is shown how engaged love for that which will be started, aware concentration , in enthusiasm expanding limitations, combined with discipline and endurance can lead even a small beginning to a great result. – At the same time peaceful faith in what is growing, letting it grow in it’s own flow (river), but caring for it with awareness…
    On the other hand this picture also lets me feel Your limitless love and care in which You hold us in Your hands, helping us most patiently to grow in our individual manner, showing us the light (in pic water exposed to the sunlight, communicating with the sun, God…), uplifting us to Your abode, until in far future we merge in You, unite with the “big water” like the drop in the ocean (last pic).
    The beautiful soft melodious bhajan “Jaya Jaya Vani Sarasvati” emphasizes and leads us to the surrender to Your protecting guidance.
    Thank you very much for this inspiring MMS ! Jaya Guru Datta

  48. Spurthy Datta Kiran

    Jaya Guru Datta Puttuji… Amazing proverb that touches heart. My favourite music…
    OM NAMO HANUMATHE NAMAHA

  49. Rajalakshmi Krishnapillai

    ஜெய் குரு தத்தா.அற்புதமான வார்த்தைகள். அத்தியாவசியமும்கூட.நன்றி.சத்குருதேவா.

  50. Rajalakshmi Krishnapillai

    மிக அவசியமான அறிவுரை.அழகான வீடியோ. அரற்புதமான இசை .சத்குரு தேவருக்கு நமஸ்காரங்கள்.

  51. Padma Madala

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

  52. Adrian Antrum /Gopala

    The beauty about this message is that it generates enthusiasm and patience for the small tribulations in life.It nourishes confidence that within the bigger picture all is possible. Thank you Appaji this helps me greatly. Jaya Guru Datta.

  53. Shivanti

    Jaya Guru Datta,
    The small beginning starts with Appaji and the individual. Little by little my life has changed after that meeting. No great ending but a very good and beautiful journey in His Company.

    Thank you for each day and your great love and compassion. You are our small beginning, baby steps middle and no doubt Great Ending.

  54. Ravi Sunkara

    Jai Guru Datta,

    Humble Pranams to the lotus feet of pujya Swamiji, Thank you very much for such a wonderful message,

    I was an atheist in my earlier days, After Appaji’s Darshana, The small beginning started and I started praying little bit and now I will start and end the day with Appaji’s slokas, tatvas, prayers and bhajan’s and it’s continues forever. Sri Guru Datta, OM Namo Hanumate Namaha.

  55. small beginnings(the raindrops)come from the Big Ocean and eventually return there in a grander style via creeks and rivers……there is a saying Larger than Life! With Swamiji we can all live larger than Life with big happy smiles on our faces looking toward the sun and to Him of course, and his sayings and listening to his music, music that lifts us out of our imagined limitations and sorrows. These short clippings may be his greatest gift to us thus far..they are so uplifting and to the point of everyday problems one may be experiencing…We look at the Grand ocean as Separate from the small droplets of rain at the peak of the mountain..But that is the illusion . It is all One in the grander scheme of things. And Swamiji is guiding us to realize that and beckons us to enter the grand flow! Love THAT Swamiji! JGD

  56. Madhavi

    Jaya guru datta
    You are showing good path Appaji . We will follow that. Thank you .

    Om Namo Hanumathe Namah .

  57. Ravi Anupindi

    This message is very true. The best example is the ‘Shatashloki Ramayana’ video viewing maha yagna conducted by Sri Swamiji. It started small but ended up being the most most viewed video on Vimeo!!!

  58. sangeeta

    jgd puttuji thank u for the good msg,when ever i try something to reach my goal but every time i fail.after this msg i got strenght and i will try

  59. Cyndi Moonsammy

    JGD!!! Appaji my endings are great only because of your grace. Each day that goes by when i wake up it it is the “beginning” of yet another beautiful day, the oppertunity to thrive in this kali yug, and attempt to fulfill my purpose here.

  60. Madhu Talwar

    jgd Swami ji pranaams my small prayer begins with saying thanks to You and it fills me with Your True Bliss onhn sgd

  61. Dear Appaji, today`s message reminds me of the saying: a journey of 1000 miles begins with the first step. – at the beginning the steps can seem very small, but one after the other they can lead to something wonderful at the end of the journey. And even one single step can have great effects, perhaps invisible, but for everything that exists it can be very important. So we should be aware of every single thought and every moment, appreciate every small beginning in meditation or something else, because they can have great endings.
    Thank you! Jaya Guru Datta!

  62. Govinda in Switzerland

    My Father taught me Yoga breathing exercises as I was 8 years old. He had bought a book about Yoga and tried a little him self, but lost interest. The small knowledge he gave me in this regard (he gave me lots of knowledge in other regards) was the first little seed, that later guided me to Swamiji. In deed a small beginning, with a great ending.

  63. Pushpa

    Pushpa july 19, 2012
    Appaji’s saying shows me, that the fact to begin is important, sometimes it is difficult for me to start, but once started it goes allmost by itself. The sayings of Appaji is a very lovely reminder of the purpose and sense of life. Merci, JGD.

  64. Jaya Guru Datta, Appaji. Many times we don’t appreciate the small beginnings, but rather try to make a big leap at once to a bigger goal. On the other hand, I just recall my first time at ashrama when it felt sooo long to chant ‘Om Sri Dattaya namah’ for 108 times for the first time in my life or to simply sit on the temple floor for the short length of Sri Chakra puja. Now, slowly, through your grace, I am improving from this small beginning to do sadhana with greater ease for longer time and with higher intensity. Thank you for supporting and guiding me step by step in my sadhana. Sri Guru Datta!

  65. Pushpa

    Appajis saying encourages to begin and little by little we can progress. Merci. JGD

  66. Pushpa

    JGD, Appajis message shows that it is important to begin and little by little we progress, merci for the daily sayings which reminds me about the purpose of life. Om namo hanumate namaha

  67. Chakravarthy Terlapu

    Jaya Guru Hanuman, Thank you Swamiji for the beautiful message….Amazing co-relation between the message and video. In the beginning we see a small river originating in mountains, flowing through valleys and towards the end merging in the sea….Every great ending has a small beginning…..The qualities we need to have after a small beginning can be understood from the flow of river in reaching its goal (sea)….we need to move forward with enthusiasm, strength channeling our own path, having faith in ourself, letting go of all disappointments/ridicules……..Humble prostrations to the lotus feet of Sri Swamiji

    Om namo hanumate namaha

  68. Neelam Bhambri Nayyar

    Jai Guru Datta, small small prayers leads to big results.
    Om Namo Hanumate Namah

  69. Adriana Mohammed

    JGD This is sooo true! At the begining my love for you, my Swamiji, was small, timid, confused. Now it is more than love, you are embedded my life even when I stray and do not follow your teachings. And this is not the ending! SGD

  70. Radha from Switzerland

    Jaya Guru Datta!
    with a little Sadhana in the beginning and more and more patience and endurance we can reach a big result!
    With my humble pranaams to the holy padas of our revered Sat Guru! Om namoh hanumate namaha!

  71. Shri Valerie

    Jaya Guru Datta, Appaji. On my Spiritual Path I start with a small knowledge, later on my understanding grows. You came into my life. This was the biggest gift I ever had. This small river flows to the ocean of Joy. Thank you for your guidance and help!

  72. sridevi-isabell

    Jai Guru Datta! What is important is to start, to do something – then Guru’s grace comes and everything becomes possible. Appaji-deva in the water of the Ganga is so beautiful as only He can be.

  73. Lakshmi Melbourne Australia

    JGD! Wonderful messages with deep meaning and the creativity in each video clippet is amazing. Blessed to get theses messages daily. Thanks & humble pranams to our belved Sadguru.

  74. Sirish P.

    Jai Guru Datta! We all started with small baby steps and now reached all the way to Satguru! Very fortunate.

  75. svetha

    Ich höre dieses Saying auch als Aufforderung, jetzt mit dem Schreiben von Kommentaren (was mir sehr schwer fällt) zu beginnen. Da hilft mir das OM, das aus SRI SWAMIJI entspringt, die ganze Atmosphäre erfüllt und IHM zujubelt.
    SWAMIJI, ich danke für diesen Anstoss.

  76. tunga

    the most striking and radiant model for me is sri swamijis ashrama. when I read the life history for the first time some years ago I marvelled at the beginnings of our beloved sadguru’s mysore ashrama and how out of nearly nothing (a piece of land full of ants and snakes, a little hut and trees) sri swamiji developed datta peetham to a world wide multinational movement and organisation. I learned from this that even the Divine work on this planet starts with «small» beginnings and this always encouraged me to just begin any task with whatever is at hand. By His grace it will follow its organic growth. every tree how mighty it will become is at first a seed.

  77. datts

    Wonderful guidance imparted to the world by our Sadgurudeva!

  78. doris

    Jaya Guru Datta
    Yes, jeder Moment, es ist wie Ramas Geschichte, danke. Om Namo Hanumante Namaha.

  79. Srinivas Mullapudi

    The journey is very tough in the small beginnings. Jaya Guru Datta

  80. Shri Valerie

    My spiritual path started with litlle knowlegde and along the way my knowledge and experience and understanding have still been growing. In 2001 You came into my life. You are my greatest gift ever. I am like a small river flowing into the ocean of infinite joy. Thank You for Your help and guidance.

  81. Sundaram Sambamoorthy

    By Gurudevas Grace I have made small beginnings to read the scriptures like Datta Darshanam and doing parayanams on Swamiji’s autobiography. I definitely see myself being educated and taken to a higher spiritual pursuit by Swamiji’s Grace. Thus small steps that I take with HIS inititation, will take me to great heights.

  82. Jai Guru Datta, Appaji. Pranams to Lotus Feet for giving such encouragement and hope for us…..that we can start with small efforts, but consistently stay with discipline and faith towards You to reach the destination that we truly belong to. We see the evidence of this truth in our own lives, and in the way Appaji starts so many of the seva projects. Pranams to Lotus Feet. Sri Guru Datta.

  83. salla sridhar

    jayagurudattasadgurudeva

  84. puttugam

    Good

  85. Joseph

    Inspiring message…. Thank you Puttuji for conveying Sri Swamiji’s message.

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