Oct 12 2012

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Uprightness creates excellence ~ 12 Oct 2012

Nandana SGS MMS 135

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  1. Puttu Gam

    Excellent metaphor! Go back to the visuals above. See those lush green plants? See them growing straight up towards the sun even though they are on sloppy ground? See those trees.. growing straight up towards the sunlight ? Isn’t that why they are rooted firmly under the ground, are able to endure rough weather & provide the nourishment we require? Watch Gurudeva’s index finger as it points to the sky.. it is upright. Yes. Uprightness is the only way to excellence.

    In material & spiritual practice, uprightness is about righteousness. Any other path disturbs from within by creating feelings of fear, guilt, despair & repentance. Also, one has to pay the price in the external world- as he sows so he reaps. A true sadhak must avoid such dissipation of energy.

    Dear Gurudeva, Through your avatara, you’ve shown us the righteous path to excellence in the inner & the outer world. We will follow your example & rise towards our fulfilment. Jaya Guru Datta, Your Puttuji.

  2. Haranam bhavarogasya taranam klesha varidheh
    Bharanam sarvalokasya saranam caranam Guroh !!

    Millions of Humble prostrations to the lotus feet of Dattavatara Sadgurudeva !!
    Uprightness is the only way to excellence. Appaji we will follow you, please accept me in your grace.

    Sri Guru Datta !!

  3. dariashakti

    Jaya Guru Datta, Swamiji! To be upright means to be in a vertical position, to be pointing towards the sky as Sri Swamij is doing in this video. It seems Sri Swamiji is reminding us to always be trying to improve, to climb higher, not on the social ladder or financially, but on up beautiful natural green stairs in the background which seem to represent a more natural way of growth–Sadhana? Seva? Satsang? Charity? One who is “upright” has good morals, is honest and possesses integrity. They don’t steal, lie, cheat or have hidden agendas. Sri Swamiji has been guiding up those steps day by day with his MMS’s leading us towards excellence. We are very blessed! Sri Guru Datta!

  4. Savitri

    There is a song which a similar message: it’s not a problem to fall down, but you must every time get up. I love this text because it showes: you can make mistakes, life can make you fall down, all is possible, that isn’t a problem. The problem begins, when you don’t get up after a fall.

  5. Gilla Lalitha

    JGD Appaji – Om Namo Hanumathe Namaha – SGD

  6. venkateswrudu bhdra

    sri rama jaya rama jayajaya rama
    om namo hanumathe namah
    sri ganapathe sachchidanandasadguravenamah

  7. Glory of Rama

    Uprightness is being true to oneself with absolutely no compromise. We see such uprightness in Swamiji, as we see it in Hanuman and Ganapati. There are no mental weaknesses or aberrations whatsoever which are caused by a selfish personal agenda. Whatever upright people do, they do wholeheartedly, with absolute conviction. Hence their actions are pure and the results are excellent. In the race between Subrahmanya and Ganapati, Subrahmanya was ambitious and over-confident when he took off on his peacock. Ganapati knew his limitations and did his best within his means. His mind was pure. He won the race. The only thought in the mind of Hanuman is to be loyal in his mission of serving Rama. He always put his best foot forward, did his very best under all circumstances with no doubt or hesitance and was successful always. Swamiji’s only goal in life is to fulfill the task assigned to him by his mother and guru Sri Jayalakshmi Mata. He fulfills his responsibility to the letter, not resting even for a moment, not leaving any stone unturned. His success is exemplary. Jaya Guru Datta

  8. annessa

    Jaya Guru Datta Appaji. Indeed we are the trees shown in the video as we strive toward uprightness.
    This is truely a meaningful lesson with all the images in this video as they depict the meaning of this lesson.
    Thank you Appaji for explaining this further for our understanding….

  9. Praveen Nidumolu

    Jai Guru Datta Appaji – The fire in any earthen lamp is always steady when there is no external wind/disturbances. The trees/plants always grow against gravity towards the Sun. They may be temporarily affected with wind/storms, but resume their upright position/growth soon after.

    Pujya Gurudeva – Puttuji’s explanation are spot on, as always! We perceive chaos around us, because we are not balanced inside. Please give us the balance and steadfastness to be focused on your Lotus feet always against all hurdles, so we keep our minds from straying away.

    The Zodiac Tunes are immensely helping in silencing the wavering minds. Thanks a million Appaji!
    Sri Guru Datta

  10. Hira Duvvuri

    Being upright is not being swayed by emotions, which are always subjective. Being upright is doing what needs to be done, as per Sadguru’s command, no questions asked, no doubts entertained. It is tough but required to reach excellence. As Hamsa rightly explained at puttugam.org, the Guru is trying to disengage us from our body, mind, and the material world through developing in us detachment and adherence to steady practice. This is the way to build uprightness to perfection. Thank you Puttu Gam for these highly enlightening daily MMS videos from SGS. These are awesome. Jaya Guru Datta

  11. Indumati

    Jai Guru Datta
    Dear Swami Avadhotta,

    To stay settled in rightness, needs a strong willpower and discipline, for this i pray and try to give my very best.

    Sri Guru Datta

  12. Madhu Talwar

    jgd ‘Parmaatma’ onhn sgd

  13. Jai guru Datta
    Righteousness is perfect in always that leads to excellence because you are on the right and perfect path of growth so god also helps you,
    We should also help us like our sadguru always helping all of us to get excellence from all of us
    Sri guru Datta

  14. prakashbabu bhadra

    sribhuyutha srihari chihnithbyam augasthya rekadibhi runchithabyam niguda bhijakshara mudrithabyam namo namah sadguru padukabyaam

  15. lalithabalaji

    audou rama thapo vanadi gamanum hathwa mrugum kaanchanum videhi haranum jatayu maranum sugreeva sumbhashanum vaali nigrahanum samudra tharanum lunkapuri dhaahnum paschad ravana kumbhakarna hananum eathadi ramayanum

  16. All the 134 days in the immediate past have been precious lessons to keep us grounded and stand upright. Each of those MMSs if followed with diligence and honesty, we are bound to remain upright. Appaji is putting in efforts to bring out these MMS with just one obvious intent and that is to mold us into good human beings. All we need to do is put in 10 minutes of our time into these MMS and introspect. Try to remember them and slowly practise them. Appaji, give us the wisdom to remember these lessons always. JGD, SGD!!

  17. This particular MMS is also an excellent Corporate lesson. So many professionals among us are expected to be upright in the way we communicate and deal with timelines. Just by being upright at all times, we are able to climb up the ladder. So, why not use the same uprightness in personal lives so that we grow up spiritually and become what Appaji wants us all to be? It is after all a matter of putting in 10 minutes of our waking hours and we ought to make this a habit!! JGD!!

  18. drs.satyanarayana and Umadevi,SGS Hospital,Mysore.

    JGD..Uprightness is not the Physical position of thee Body, but rather it is attributed to the state of mind in given situation.In Vamana Avathara, when the King of Rashasa Bali,has decided to present Vamana the incarnation of Lord Vishnu, His Guru Sukracharya,tells the King Bali that He need not fulfill the word given to Vamana.He tells the KIng Under some conditions vows given can be broken.But King Bali an Upright person stands by his word and gives all he had to Vamana.Then there is the story of King Harichandra, Sage Viswamithra makes every affort to make Harischandra to take back his word or lie.The King stands by His words and earns the Applauds of all the Devathas.In Ramayana Srirama stands by His word.The most single challenge to Human in these days tell truth and stand by it.As per my experience the most difficult thing is to tell truth and then abide by it.

  19. Hema

    Our Sadgurudeva is the Rama of our time. He is the epitome of uprightness and dharma. Think of all that Appaji has accomplished. HIS every effort bears excellence of the highest degree. We as his children must try to emulate the truth, purity and righteousness that our precious Sadguru shows us. It is sometimes tempting to go a crooked way for an easy short term gain, yet in the long run we know that standing upright gives strength and long term excellence. As Appaji reminds us that if we protect Dharma, then Dharma protects us. We may fall short for we are only human, but as long as we try sincerely and remember Appaji, he will help. Eventually it gets easier and we fall less often. Jaya guru Datta. Om namo Hanumaye namaha.

  20. Jaya Guru Datta
    Just today it happened to me that i said something which was not truthful. i did not even notice it, because it was a habit to react like this in the actual situation. But i felt very bad from the inside. Sri Swamiji was clearly giving me a hint that i was doing a mistake. Only by analyzing the whole situation with the help of my wife i found out that my reaction was not righteous. We have to be very attentive to find these situations, to analyze their source and to improve our behavior in future. Sri Swamiji guides and helps us in all these small endeavors.
    Om Namo Hanumate Namah
    Om Dram Dattatreyaya Namah

  21. swarnalathakodeboyina

    jayagurudattasrigurudatta Appaji

  22. Joseph

    Adhering to rectitude, honesty or righteousness will help us to understand and follow the righteous path. By doing so, one will gradually develop a wonderful nature of righteousness. It is the qualities that makes any object worth it, for example goose berry has fabulous qualities or merits in it, so it is considered as one of the best medicine for vitamin-c. Similarly, any human is recognised by his merits. The nature or proper attitude of a person gives him excellence. Rama, king of Ayodhya, is praised to be a righteous person and because of his righteous behaviour king Rama is offered prayers by few people as he is accepted as God because even a human can transform to divinity by following righteous path in a strict accord. Fantastic message to guide everyone in a righteous path. May lord bless us all to be upright and possess excellence.

  23. Neelam Bhambri Nayyar, USA

    Jai Guru Datta, Koti Koti Dhanyawad for showing and guiding us towards the righteous path. With your constant grace we will follow it and reach fulfillment.
    Pranam Guru Deva

  24. Jaya Guru Datta Appaji,

    Thank you for the beautiful MMS video message. Right message at right time.
    We will follow this message and excel not only in outer world but also in our inner world.

    Sri Guru Datta

  25. Jai Guru Datta Puttuji !!

    Gurudeva’s dharsen today,index finger pointing to the sky, eyes showing love and compassion,knowing our past, present and the future, we feel like Master of minds- Lord Govinda with Sangu Chakra in front of us and giving the wonderful Nandana message.

    Thank you Puttuji !! Sri Guru Datta !!

  26. padmamadala

    జయ గురుదత్త, శ్రీ గురుదత్త, ఓం నమో హనుమతే నమః
    ఓం శ్రీ దత్తాత్రేయ స్వరూపినె నమః
    యస్మిన్ సృష్టి స్థితి ధ్వంస నిగ్రహానుగ్రహాత్మకం I
    కృత్యం పంచవిధం శశ్వత్ భాసతే తం గురుం భజేత్ II
    శ్రీ గురుదేవుల పాదపద్మములకు శతకోటి ప్రణామములు.
    ఓం శ్రీ సద్గురుభ్యో నమః

  27. Sahadeva

    Jai guru Datta
    Righteousness gives stalbilty. If there is not righteousness you think how to change the situation. You have always where you can on relay. I ilke this message and gives support

  28. Pavani Kamalapuram

    JGD Appaji

    Just like the trees stand firm irrespective of pleasant or inclement weather conditions, we need to be firmly rooted in the present our mind focussed on Appaji, irrespective of pleasure or pain. When we really know Appaji is with us, why get carried away with anything.. and how can we be anything but upright,.

  29. Radha from

    JAYA GURU DATTA! Die Füsse auf der Erde und den Kopf im Himmel. Bitte, geliebter Appaji hilf mir, dieses Gleichgewicht immer besser zu verwirklichen. Mit Herzensdank und vielen demütigen Verneigungen zu Deinen heiligen Füssen. S.G.D.!

  30. Archana Penukonda

    Jaya Guru Datta! Thank You for this lesson, Puttuji! Reflecting on this message, it is clear that uprightness is a mandatory ingredient in any goal we pursue. There are many short cuts in the material world that seem to instantly yield success – studying for exams but copying from another student during the exam, earning a lot of money through unfair or unethical means, taking credit for someone else’s work, not providing the service promised after getting paid for it and so many more. These short cuts seem to get us to the goal of passing the exams or earning money quickly. But, have we really passed the exam? Do we really understand the subject? Is the money earned rightfully ours? If not, we have no right to it. The only way to learn, grow and shine in the material and the spiritual world is through sincere hard work. There’s no room for unfair or unethical means in the path to true excellence! Obeisance to the Holy Lotus Feet!

  31. pushpa

    Yes i think that’ s the only way to feel good inward and see freely in everybodys face. Om namo hanumate namaha.

  32. Maurice Clarke

    JGD. Being root in Sri Swamiji’s MMSs, may we stand straight in the gale force winds of samara,until Datta’a plan for us is fulfilled. JGD.

  33. It is through your gifts only, Sri Swamiji that this uprightness as taken a firmer hold in my life. Understanding the pitfalls of the opposite is redemption from this turbulent life that continues to pound away at the senses. Thank You. Jaya Guru Datta

  34. svetha

    Ich lese zur Zeit wieder “Spiegel des Absoluten” und während ich mich mit dem heutigen MMS auseinandersetze, komme ich zum Kapitel: Aufrichtigkeit. Welche Synchronizität! Wie bedeutungsvoll ist für mich dieses Zusammenspiel von Lebensgeschichte und heutiger Botschaft! Es war dies das Thema eines der ersten Vorträge von SRI SWAMIJI damals.
    Ich spüre um die aufrechte Kraft in meinem Körper und den Willen, meine Doktrinen zu durchleuchten und durchlässig zu werden.
    Von Herzen danke ich DIR, mein GURU.

  35. Aarka

    Uprightness creates excellence ~ 12 oct 2012

    Namaste Puttuji. Nice video with soothing music blending with the greenery in the video. Uprightness creates excellence is a good quote. One should not run behind fame and victory over others, doing which makes one preoccupied with thoughts how to win and overtake others more than how to do the job correctly. Putting all concentration

  36. sridevi

    Jai Guru Datta! Being upright means to think, speak and act in the right way. This remains me of a saying of the Dalai Lama: ‘It is easy to be good. It is not so easy to be right.” (approximately) This sense of what is right and its practise needs all the noble qualities our Sadguru is suggesting and showing us.

  37. Nada

    Uprightness creates excellence ~ 12 Oct 2012

    Another wonderful message from our Sadguru. Being upright in any circumstance is a test of our steadfastness towards leading a righteous life. Taking the easier route is the way of life, but there are few who take the “right” path no matter how difficult it is, as it will take us to the right goal! Being honest, sincere, and truthful in life may put us in difficult, embarrassing situations. It may also win us a lot of distaste from many people! BUT, the master who is the witness to all our actions, will stand by us and approve of our actions as long as they are upright. When the final judgement day comes, this is what matters. Many of us do incorrect things to please people around us, to make them happy, to win a favor. Is that right?? Definitely not. Though it may temporarily appear favorable to us, in the long run, we have failed the master’s test. Let us all try to please only our master, by being upright in our lives! Lets us elevate ourselves by being honest and upright devotees. There is no fear or guilt when we are truthful and honest. Let us cleanse ourselves and implement this pearl of wisdom in our lives. The beautiful visuals and the music only add emphasis to this message. Jaya Guru Datta.

  38. tunga

    may be all become excellent in You and for You

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