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Jaya Guru Datta Sri Appaji_/\_!!
Thankful pranams at the Lotus feet of Our Dattatreya Avataara Sadgurudeva _/\_!!
Jai Guru Datta Swamiji
jaya gur datta sri swamiji…
pranams to sri sadguru deva.
jaya guru datta sri swamiji
Jaya Guru Datta_/\_!!
-In a bitter tree, a form of the samsara, there are two fruits that can be likened to nectar. The first is Pleasant Words and the second, the Company of Good People.
Remembering SGS Gems:
Your anger, greed and harsh words hurt you more than they hurt others. Your sweet words and charity profit you more than they profit others.
-We should always, and at all times, try to speak sweetly and pleasantly. We should be ever careful that our speech does not irritate, provoke or offend others. Our speech should always be truthful. Austerity in speech itself is a discipline, and is referred to us “Vaangmaya tapas” in Gita.
-Good words will always spread happiness. So, always search for good words and never utter cruel words.
-Communication is a road paved mostly with words.
-Words are clothes put on thoughts to present them to the world.
-Let your thoughts, words and deeds be sweet as honey.
-Food and water strengthen the body. Good words strengthen the mind.
-Words, like birds, should fly out in graceful patterns.
-Comforting words and music are the best therapy.
-Undisturbed calmness of mind is attained through cultivating friendship with happy and wise people.
-By associating with wise people you will become wise yourself.
SGS Gems:Bhaja Govindam on ETV (2013),Episode 10 Bhaja Govindam
nissamgatve nirmohatvam |
niścalatattve jīvanmuktiḥ || 9 ||
Meaning of the hymn- Association/ friendship with great mahatmas (satsang) prevents the mind from associating with materialistic objects/issues (nissangatva). This in turn ensures that the mind is rendered free from illusion (nirmoha). Due to Nirmoha the person acquires the permanent knowledge. The person who acquires such permanent knowledge will attain jeevanmukti.Almost every scripture extols the greatness of satsang. In addition there are many stories that emphasize the importance of maintaining satsang in life.
Maharishi Narada once wanted to know who exactly could be addressed as a satpurusha (great being), the importance of satsang and the influence that satsang could have upon a person. Immediately he approached Maha Vishnu and posed this question to him. In response, Maha Vishnu replied, “O Narada! On earth, in the city called Mahishmatipuram, a sow (female pig) has just delivered. Please go and visit her”.
Maharishi Narada was utterly confused, yet out of respect towards Mahavishnu he visited the sow. The sow glanced at Narada and immediately breathed its last. Perplexed with this, Narada returned back and reported the matter to Vishnu. Vishnu said, “Don’t worry, Narada. Now in that very city, a bird has perched itself upon a tree. Please go and visit it”.
No sooner had the bird seen Narada approaching it, than it gave up its life. Unmindful of this Vishnu asked Narada to pay a visit to a cow in that same city. Narada was trembling as he approached the cow. Just as he feared, the cow died as soon as its eyes rested upon the sage. Wailing that he was responsible for a go-hatya (sin accrued due to killing of a cow), Narada returned back to Vaikuntha. Lord Vishnu was unperturbed by this and instead asked Narada to visit the newborn prince at Mahismatipuram. This time Narada stubbornly objected to making such trips. Vishnu however convinced Narada and sent him to Mahismatipuram.
Seeing the sage approaching him, the little infant was all smiles. Narada was astonished at this. More than this he was thankful that the infant was still alive even after seeing him. Happily he returned to Vaikuntha and addressed the Lord and said, “O Lord, I had asked you a question about great souls (sat purushas) and the influence cast by them. In response to this, you are making me travel across different planes and meet some beings in each trip. Even after all these trips, my question remains unresolved”.
Maha Vishnu laughingly responded, “O Narada, have you not understood even now? People like you who eternally recite the names of the Lord and whose mind is eternally pure and free from any form of wavering are the true satpurushas. Due to association with a satpurusha of your cadre, the pig was able to evolve higher and be born as bird, a cow and thereafter as a prince. It could get the human birth. What can be a better proof than this to your question about satsang?”
Sivaya Guruve Namaha!! Sri Guru Datta!! Om Namo Hanumate Namaha !!
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