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The path of devotion ~ 29 Mar 2013

Nandana SGS MMS 303

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  1. Puttu Gam

    {Peacock: Symbol of love}
    {This Universe is an expression of her (Divine Mother – Kameshi) desire}
    The Squirrel reminds us of the selfless service it rendered to Lord Rama when the vanara sena was building the bridge across the sea.
    Trees in this context, remind us of Appaji’s bhajan “Hoovu ondu” in the album Nada Sangama, in which His Holiness sings:
    [vr̥kṣa ondu phalava koṭṭu hasivu nīgitu; hasivu nīgi neraḷa koṭṭu nelake sēritu] A tree gives fruits to satisfy hunger, gives shadow, and then gets buried in the earth.. Selfless service.
    Pranams Sathgurudeva!
    You taught us in MMS64, that the animate & inanimate are part and parcel of God. We realize that to practice devotion means, to love & serve the divinity inherent in one and all around us, without hurting them.
    We are fortunate to see you practice this virtue, as you care for every entity in Nature.. birds, animals, trees, plants..
    We are inspired. We follow you.
    Jaya Guru Datta. Your Puttuji

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

  3. Jaya Guru Datta! This is one with which I need a lot of help Swamiji! Sri Guru Datta!

  4. Indumati

    Jai Guru Datta
    Dear Swami AVADHOOTA
    This way is beautiful and also very tight, because my ego is looking to the opposite, if some one hurts me. To feel and to understand, that I hurt my self, when I hurt others, is not easy but it is true, because we are all ONE.
    Sri Guru Datta ~~~~Namastute Namastute Namastute Namo Namaha
    Om Namo Hanumate Namaha

  5. venkateswarudu.bhadra

    అధరము గదలియు, గదలక
    మధురములగు భాష లుడుగి మౌన వ్రతుడౌ
    అధికార రోగ పూరిత
    బధిరాంధక శవము జూడ బాపము సుమతీ

  6. dr.satyanarayana&dr.uma devi,SGS Hospital,Mysore.

    Jgd.This is the biggest challange in front of the devotee.Devotion is a form Love towards the person whom we cherish as Divine form may the God or Guru.To-days society the Tolerance to-wards other faith or religion is slowly getting eroded.People belive that if a Godly person,or a Idol is defamed or disgraced that the faith to-wards that Guru or God vanishes.This is pure misfortune of thought.In Treta yuga the letter “RA” made the demon Maricha to runaway, in Kaliyuga as Sri Swamiji said “RAMA” makes the devilish thought run away.This is because we are taught that to tolerate others.Mahathma Gandhi said”if slapped on one cheek show the other cheek”.No Life in the Gods creation is devilish, but because of the friendship with Demons we develop the ill thoughts.A long society with a Sanyasi is turned into poison with the Friendship of Devil.
    Prostrations to Appaji for this wonderfullMMS.

  7. prakashbabu bhadra

    ఎప్పటి కెయ్యది ప్రస్తుత
    మప్పటికా మాటలాడి, యన్యుల మనముల్
    నొప్పించక, తా నొవ్వక,
    తప్పించుక తిరుగువాడు ధన్యుడు సుమతీ ||

  8. lalithabalaji

    కారణము లేని నగవును,
    బేరణము లేని లేమ, పృథివీ స్థలిలో
    బూరణము లేని బూరెయు,
    వీరణము లేని పెండ్లి వృధరా సుమతీ |

  9. sridevi

    Jai Guru Datta! Devotion is the highest…i only know our Sadgurudeva divine to treat this path….koti pranams to HIS Holy Feet

  10. madhu talwar

    jgd O! lovely squirrel of Shri Rama its possible only by seeing my Lord in all with the sight again blessed by Him. May it happen soon to prove the demand of devotion as its must to achieve the goal of disciple’s life onhn sgd

  11. JAYA GURU DATTA,
    GURU DEVA, UNDERSTAND THE MESSAGE GIVE STRENGTH TO FOLLOW YOUR WORDS,
    SATHA KOTI PRANAMAS TO LOTUS FEET OF SATHGURU DEVA.
    SRI GURU DATTA.

  12. Jaya Ho Appaji. There in lies all! Hanuman is the example and witness. Pranams to Lotus Feet.

  13. Dr.R.Venkataratnam

    Jaya Guru Datta Appaji .
    Prostrations to to the Lotus Feet of Guru Deva Datta

  14. Shruthi Jagadish

    In the path of devotion, we learn to recognize every being as a form of divinity. Sri Swamiji once said in a speech that as Datta Devotees, we love Sri Swamiji. If the has to be really true, we must show the same love towards all beings as it is the same lord in every being! If we do that, we stop finding faults in others or talking ill of others. Here Sri Swamiji takes us another step further and tells us that we must serve without causing pain to others. Thank you Sri Swamiji. We will strive to follow your words. Jaya Guru Datta

  15. padmamadala

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

  16. A nice lesson, Appaji has given today through this MMS 303. According to me indirectly, Appaji is advising us to develop sathsang . In otherwords we should have a company with good people and share our love with them and help where our it is needed with out hurting them also. But one thing is sure that to act like that our mind is also to be tuned in such a way , since our mind is the root cause for everything. Therefore to tune or to control our mind it is not so easy especially in this Kaliyuga , unless we follow through a spiritual path for which we need the help of our Sadguru. Here we have to follow His words and teachings till our life in this janma. The photography is very apt for this MSG , since in Mother’s creation in nature , the trees, plants and animals are doing their duty sincerely and doing their service with out any motive and not expecting any thing in return. Hence , Appaji we as humanbeing also realised this fact and do our service and show love to others through our sathsang with out even hurting them. Also do our seva to Your mission with in our capacity and find the way to real path of devotion. Appaji’s music in key board in raga Hinduvala is also so nice which every body loves that. JGD.

  17. Vanaja

    Jaya Guru Datta,
    oh mother I bow down to You
    I will try again and again
    I feel Your devine love
    I can share this with everybody around me
    with your grace
    Sri Guru Datta

  18. Archana Penukonda

    Jaya Guru Datta! MMS #301 said that devotion to Guru and renunciation of ego are two sides of the same coin. So, renunciation of ego and the selfless service that today’s message talks about are traits of true devotion. I cannot claim to be a true devotee unless I surrender my ego completely, give up doership and ownership and develop selfless love towards everyone around me. Yes, Puttuji, we learned that God is part of parcel of the animate and the inanimate. It’s so easy to forget that due to conditioning, but every time I can remind myself of that truth, a blanket of peace and comfort envelops my mind. That’s the easy part. The difficult part is holding on to that awareness.
    We may not intend to hurt anyone, but we tend to reciprocate what we construe as someone’s meanness. We may, in our material conditioning, choose who we want to serve and we may stay away from helping anyone that’s ungrateful. Our social and professional lives may expect a certain level of self-centeredness and aggresion. But, I’m beginning to see it’s possible to navigate all spheres of our lives with this devotion in our hearts. This equipoise and balance are taught right here through these MMSes. Obeisances at the Holy Lotus Feet!

  19. Ankesarapu sandeep

    JAYA GURU DATTA! Shatha koti pranams to lotus feet of param pujya Sri Sri Sri Ganapathi Sachidananda Swamiji.

  20. Jaya Guru Datta Appaji_/\_!!

    Sadgurudeva : Sachchidananda Niti Mala, Atma Tattvam :
    One should feel the presence of the Lord in all creatures. Purity of
    heart and wisdom cannot be achieved as long as a man does not see the
    Lord in every one. Universal love develops in a man who sees the Lord in
    all and serves them. That is the only way to attain soul-progress. By
    viewing the fellow beings as Divine and serving them with humility a man
    grows in divinity.

    Sadgurudeva : Address to SDHS Volunteers, India, May 29,2010:.
    Any day with seva is a good day. Practice your seva in dharmic way.
    Whatever is your status, whatever is your designation, observe your
    Duties with devotion and shraddha. Give respect to nation and Sathguru.

    We will remember all your words , practice them by following You.
    Jaya Sri Rama !! Om Aim Hrim Srim Kamesyai Namaha !! Sri Guru Datta !!

  21. Pavani Kamalapuram

    JGD Appaji
    Everything in creation has Appaji in them. The day we truly realize this, we can never hurt anyone. Devotion is realizing the divinity in all. Let us all practice this and kill our inner enemies by listening to His bhajans,..so that one day we truly become devotees.

  22. svetha

    JAYA SRI RAMA
    My beloved SADGURU, please help us to find and go this path. And please forgive us when we make mistakes.
    I thank YOU !
    Humbly I bow down at YOUR Lotosfeet.
    OM AIM HRIM SRIM KAMESYAI NAMAH

  23. Neelam Bhambri Nayyar

    Jai Guru Datta, will follow

  24. dr.kodanda ram reddy

    jayagurudatta puttuji , sashtangapranams at lotus feet of poojya swamiji,poojya swamiji is reminding us every moment with small divine message with infinite blessings to show real path of devotion,poojya swamiji, we pray again and again give strength to follow your divine path,
    om namo hanumathenamhaa

  25. Joseph

    Beautiful message to be followed by all who are in spiritual path. May lord bless us all with true devotion, endless love towards all living being, serving all compassionately without hurting others.

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