You will become like the person whose company you keep ~ 28 Oct 2012

Nandana SGS MMS 151

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  1. Cool visuals. Enchanting flute. Soulful voice of Swami Manasa Datta invoking Madhusudhana. Makes you replay. Sets the Diwali mood.

    In the company of Krishna the entire environment is drenched in blue. He’s called Neelameghashyama – One who is of the color of the bluish clouds.

    In the company of the moon, the waters look so cool. Even the drops of water shine like the moon. Butterflies that mingle with the flowers are as colourful as they are.

    Gokulam was full of happy people.. Krishna’s happiness was so contagious. The Pandavas lived the higher life because they chose to keep company with Krishna.

    Pranams Sathguru ! Life is short. We’ve a long way to go in reaching the destination you’ve set for us. Please be in our hearts guiding us from within. We’ll seek & keep company of Datta Families (satsanga), so that we don’t get distracted from our chosen path of dedicated service to your mission. That is our life’s purpose. Jaya Guru Datta, Your Puttuji.

    • on October 28, 2012 at 8:48 am

    Urasa Sirasa caiva manasa vacasa drsa
    Padbhyam karabhyam karnabhyam pranamoshtasanga uchyate !!

    Miillions of humble prostrations to the lotus feet of Sri Krishnavatara Sadgurudeva !!
    We will be the Pandavas and following Our Sadgurudeva !!

    • dariashakti on October 28, 2012 at 8:53 am

    Jaya Guru Datta, Swamiji! As I read this message, I thought of all the young people who drink and use drugs because of peer pressure and because they can’t find alternatives. There are so many out there longing for a better way of life, for better company, for new friends who don’t rely on substances or who are interested in more spiritual or natural ways of life. Help those who want a better life to find the right satsang group. Help those of us with satsang groups and those who are longing to create one strengthen and form our circles and draw to them those who are most in need of your love and support. Sri Guru Datta!

    • Phani Prasanthi on October 28, 2012 at 9:36 am

    Jai Guru Datta. Sri Gurubyo namaha.

    • venkateswrudu bhdra on October 28, 2012 at 9:52 am

    ninum chindunthi sasthrnininum dhathi pavakah |
    nachienum kledayunthyaapo na soshayathi maaruthh ||

    • prakashbabu bhadra on October 28, 2012 at 9:56 am

    jathasy hi druvi mruthuh druvum janmamruthasya cha |
    thusma dparihaaryerdhe na thwum sochithu marhsi ||

    • lalithabalaji on October 28, 2012 at 10:01 am

    auschryavthpasyathi kaschidenum
    auschryavadwadathi thathieva chaanyah |
    auschryavachchena manyah srnothi
    sruthvaa pyenum vedana chieva kaschith ||

    • Glory of Rama on October 28, 2012 at 10:11 am

    It has been proven that in behavior and in features and gestures, one becomes like the person whose company one keeps. In verbal expressions one is easily influenced by the company one keeps. Why do parents worry so much about the friendships that their children make? Friends exert a great influence on minds, especially the young. Even older persons are easily swayed. Otherwise con artists would not be making a living. If television is our companion, we become slaves to its instructions. It is ironic that the really good companion who can lift us out of this bog called worldly life with its lopsided values, is our Sadguru, but his influence we find difficult to absorb. He tries so hard to win us over. We chant, “Jai Guru Datta” but are we really giving him a quick victory in his attempts at transforming us into nobler souls? Are we heeding his words and his example? The bad things in life we learn very quickly. But the good, we take our sweet time to put into practice. Jaya Guru Datta

    • Madhu Talwar on October 28, 2012 at 10:18 am

    jgd Aap ki aabhaari hoon Datta Guru, Santa kaa sanga aur Naam kaa rang hi meri aakaankshaa hei. Aneka saadhanon se Aap mujhey usaki praapti bhi karaa rahey hein, Aap ki sahaayataa, krupaa aur Aapkey bhakton ka sang, naam sankirtan avashya mujhey Aap main laya kar dega Aapkey dikhaaye maarga par chalaney ke prayatna main onhn sgd

    • on October 28, 2012 at 10:21 am

    Appaji has always emphasized on the importance of satsang. His Facebooking, Vimeo-ing, Youtube-ing have helped us in so many different ways. Personally, I have cleaned up my friends lists after being in Puttuji’s fold. He is constantly following and tracking so many children and youth who are vulnerable to all kinds of abuse. This Navarathri’s gift to all women, “Jayalakshmi Mata” page and friendship on FB has been yet another of His step towards guiding the female species. He has insisted that every woman irrespective of age become friends with Amma and also emphasized that all of us whould fearlessly open up to Amma. She will guide us. Appaji has used technology so well that there are less chances of straying. Yet, we should all resolve to hold on to absolute truth and give up on frivolous and worthless things. Millions of reverential pranams and heartfelt thanks to Appaji for always guiding us to remain steadfast and follow Dharmic principles. Jaya Guru Datta.

    • sridevi on October 28, 2012 at 10:25 am

    Jai Guru Datta! My Krishna is our Sadgurudeva divine. I only want His company. Anyway He is always with all of us. May i be receptive to always feel His presence everywhere. Beautiful-sweet visuals.

    • Indumati on October 28, 2012 at 10:30 am

    Jaya Guru Datta
    Dear Swami AVADHOTTA,

    Diamonds of diamonds…
    Nice to hear Mamasas voice in this beautiful Krishna-Bahjan.
    Sri Guru Datta and much love

    • lilashah on October 28, 2012 at 11:13 am

    Jaya Guru Datta. Dearest Mother Sri Swamiji, I pray for good company especially for my children. Please save us from unrighteous people and surround us with those with love for You in their hearts. And please, please, I beg to keep this association with You… please transform me and make me like You. I love you, I love you, I love you. Sri Guru Datta

    • Savitri on October 28, 2012 at 11:24 am

    This is a very good news for me: now I was 2 weeks by Swamiji and look always to be more and more near from He!

    • Hira Duvvuri on October 28, 2012 at 11:28 am

    Sweetest Sadgurudeva Sri Swamiji, you are one of a kind. I only want your company. No one in this else in this entire world comes anywhere near you in truth, uprightness, honesty, sincerity, virtue, devotion, faith, patience, wisdom, good cheer, humor, talent, courage, tolerance, compassion, initiative, inspiration, kindness, resourcefulness, imagination, creativity, genius, enthusiasm, firmness, determination, understanding, sympathy, empathy, giving support and guidance, teaching ability, humility, intelligence, the list is endless. I wish to become like you and you alone. You tell us to aim high. So that is what I am doing. Please bless me with your company always. I love you. Jaya Guru Datta

  2. Jai Guru Datta, it is so true that how much we are affected by the company we keep. We are so blessed Sadguru that you have take us under your wings. You are constantly waking us up from our worldly sleep and guiding us towards you. What more can we ask. Swami Ji thank you for daily messages through Nandana messages, Sri Satpadi Strotam, for living in my home with us, for accompanying me to my work and every where.
    Pranam Gurudev

    • on October 28, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta Appaji, It is easier to overlook the fact that we may not be behaving in a manner that is conducive to Dharma when we associate with others not associated with Guru. This devotee has found it better to be less social. The only referral point is my Datta Sadguru with whom I don’t question as the proper moral fixture. It is easier and more fruitful to let others be and know that no one else exists. I pray to develop the Dharmic qualities you espouse. Sri Guru Datta

    • on October 28, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    JAYA GURU DATTA
    Satsang ,It play very vital role in every bodys life growth.
    SRI GURU DATTA

    • on October 28, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    Jai Guru Datta, dear Sadguru ….you are my dear sweet Balakrishna, the purest of the pure… regardless of where i am or who i am with, please let me overcome negativity and learn how to constantly choose to keep Your company, and speak, act, and be in alignment with You and Your divine song and teachings. Om Namo Narayana Krishna!

    • Kambhoji on October 28, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    These lines make me very thoughtful and in the meantime very much determined.
    Dearest Sri Swamiji,
    Mentally and physically I want to be as much as possible in your holy company!
    Please also help me to be in the company of persons with good hearts and noble thoughts.
    Step by step help me to develop and increase wisdom and love!
    Thank You so much!
    Yours Kambhoji

    • on October 28, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    Jai guru Datta
    As all devotees following Sri swamiji and looking in him all gods .
    Please bless us so that we see all of them in you.
    So our company is so good we will serve you for all the life’s if we get and serve you
    Sri guru datta

    • Radha from on October 28, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    JAYA GURU DATTA! Real heart to heart singing from dear Swamy Manasa Datta! I pray for constant heart to heart guidance by You, my most revered, beloved Sadgurudeva. I bow down to Your holy Lotusfeet. S.G.D.!

    • dr.satyanarayana and Uma devi,SGS Hospital, Mysore. on October 28, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    JGD.APPAJI often quotes this MMS.In other form Appaji recounts about the “BHRAMARA KEETAKA NYAYAMU”.Where with connstant company the worm that was brought as food transforms into the Fly or Bhramara.When we are in the company of Great Avathara or Sage this tranformation should come over automatically.If it does not Happaen, we must Re read our selves.
    Some time ago Appaji was telling about the devotee,and GURU meeting.The Darshan of A GREAT GURU Happens due to the accumulated Good Karma over many births.This is the Bank Deposit in our account.A devotee should use the interest of the Principle.This happens by Devoted Guru Seva only.The Seva earns the interest.

    • pushpa on October 28, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    Yes that is true, if you are in company of drinkers definitly you will become a drinker sooner or later, so it is very important with whom we are. i am so gratefull that i met Sri Swamiji and that i am allowed to be in His presence. Humble prostrations to my beloved Sadgurudeva. Om namo hanumate namaha.

    • laxman on October 28, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    jai guru datta

    • Kira on October 28, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    Thank you. Jaya guru datta. We love your videos I’m ten years old and I love looking at all your videos. Jai shree Krishna.

    • Swarnaprabha YS on October 28, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    O Krishna, You are always with butter, milk & curd.
    Is that the reason You are wanted by all, sweet & irresistible ?
    Is that the reason, our minds purify with the delicious chanting of Your sweet name?
    O Krishna, By Guru’s grace, Sadguru helps & guides us to be in His company!
    He serves the sweet butter (MMS) through the divine pot, Puttu Gam Sri.
    Now, Amma (Jayalakshmi Mata Facebook) is also here to monitor our intake.

    It is all His Divine Play.
    We forever seek His company, guidance & blessings.

    Sri Madusudanaya Namah.

    Swami Manasa Datta’s rendition, devotion, is a beautiful display of how Your company transforms.
    Such rendition motivates us all.
    O Lord, bind us all in Your love! Beautiful MMS..

    • on October 28, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta
    After watching this MMS a deep joy was coming from my heart. Sri Swamiji is there and every step into the direction of His Holiness is a wonderful step for me. His company is so great. i am so thankful. He is in my heart always.
    This MMS is so beautiful. Thank you!
    Sri Guru Datta
    Om Sri Krsnaya Namah
    Om Namo Hanumate Namah

    • on October 28, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta Puttuji,

    Great MMS video message. It is very important to have company of good people. Sri Swamiji always tells to do sansangha… being in the company of good people is itself a satsangha. This message is very import for teenagers which is the turning point of their life. Lucky are we to be in company of Sri Swamiji who always blesses us and guides us in the right path when ever we go astray. Thank you Appaji.

    Sri Guru Datta

    • on October 28, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta! Dear Appaji, being in Your company, whether close physically or in our hearts, is the best company we can ask for. By this, we get transformed. This in turn, also transforms the people who are around us, so they benefit, too. It continues like a domino effect… But please, give support to the lost ones who at this moment, are not as fortunate as we are. Please help the lost and needy in a way they learn quickly to make a good choice. Sri Guru Datta!

    • svetha on October 28, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    Welch wunderschöner Beginn mit Krischna und dem hingebungsvollen Gesang von Sri Manasa Datta!
    Liebster SWAMIJI, DU bist ja immer und überall und so auch immer in meinem Herzen. Wenn ich es mir bewusst bin, bin ich in DEINER Begleitung. Welche Gnade! Von Herzen danke ich DIR.
    OM SRI KRSNAYA NAMAH
    OM MADHUSUDANAYA NAMAH

    • on October 28, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    Jai Guru Datta Pujya Sri Swamiji!!

    Thank you for blessing us with Satsangha. When we sing bhajans in your glory, we get refined and elevated, spiritually, mentally, and physically. We will always follow your advice and be care of whose company we keep. Thank you for guiding and helping us channel the right thoughts. Even in the world of social media you have created a Satsang environment for us through Facebook, Vimeo and other means. You are purifying us through all means available. Thank you Appaji . With the help of Satsangha and your Grace we will focus and serve Your Mission and sail through this life. You are the Captain of our ship. We have no worries.

    Jai Guru Datta Puttuji !!
    Beautiful explanation about moon and water drop correlation and similarly for Lord Krishna and the world. In a similar vein, in the company of Sathgurudeva, we are with GOD on earth!! Humble Pranams to Swami Manasa Dattaji !! Thank you Puttuji for teaching us the importance of satsaanga and for such a cool MMS in Tamil.

    Sri Jayalakshmi mathre namah !! Sri Guru Datta Hanuman ki Jai !! Om Namo Hanumathe Namaha !!

    • LavanyaAnand on October 28, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    JGD Swamiji!!!

    • Pavani Kamalapuram on October 28, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    JGD Appaji
    When we feel Appaji’s presence constantly with us…what better company can we wish for. We can feel Him with us by always listening to His music, reading His MMS , contemplating on Him and knowing/reading more and more about Him. Bless me Appaji that I feel You, realize You and know that You are always with me.

    • padmamadala on October 28, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    జయ గురుదత్త, శ్రీ గురుదత్త, ఓం నమో హనుమతే నమః
    ఓం శ్రీ కృష్ణాయ నమః
    స్వయం తరితు మక్షమ: పరా న్నిస్తారాయే త్కథంI
    దూరే తం వర్జయేత్ ప్రాజ్ఞో ధీర మేవ సమాశ్రయేత్ II
    శ్రీ గురుదేవుల పాదపద్మములకు శతకోటి ప్రణామములు.
    ఓం నమో భగవతే వాసుదేవాయ
    ఓం శ్రీ సద్గురుభ్యో నమః

    • on October 29, 2012 at 12:13 am

    Jaya Guru Datta, Thanks for the Message. Om Namo Hanumathe Namaha

    • T.r.sethuraman, Cochin on October 29, 2012 at 1:10 am

    What a beautiful MMS, Appaji has given today. The musicis also very apt to this MSG. In this Kaliyuga  it is very diffcult to identify who is good or who is bad due to have a company with them through various reasons. In such circumstances when we follow a Sadguru who will guide us in the right path and brings out from darkness to lightthrough His spiritual path      On this basis Puttuji you have given some examples also especially about Lord Krishna who was in Dwapara yuga and people were very happy in the company of Him. Similarly we are also so fortunate to get our Sadguru in this Kaiyuga  Who is the incarnation of Lord Datta Himself and those who follow Him are in Datta family and cultivate a good company and Sathsang . It is our duty to give more publicity about Swamiji’s Mission and develop good company for the welfare of the society. Further when we follow our Sadguru it will help our children also to put in the right path and ultimately get a good peace of mind and happinessin the life.   JGD.

    • Archana Penukonda on October 29, 2012 at 3:28 am

    Jaya Guru Datta! We are what our mind tells us to be. The mind processes the inputs it is given. So, by feeding the right inputs like spiritual knowledge, company of pious souls, Sri Swamiji’s music etc, our mind becomes cleaner and we become better people. I’ve seen myself become a better person over the years due to my association with Datta family. The path to liberation starts with good company, satsanga, because our mind will process the good ideas and thoughts from the good company. Adi Shankaracharya says in his hymn “Bhaja Govindam”: Satsangatve nissangatvam, nissangatve nischala tattvam, nischala tattve nirmohatvam, nirmohatve jeevan muktihi. This means that the company of pious people reduces our desire for worldly attachments; from this springs a calm and steady mind; from such a steady state of mind comes detachment which finally gives us liberation. May we always keep the company of our Sathguru in our heart and mind. May be always keep moving closer to Him. Obeisance to the Holy Lotus Feet!

    • Kali Prasad on October 29, 2012 at 3:48 am

    Jaya Guru Datta Sri Appaji.

    Our sincere prostrations to the holy feet of Sri Datta Swaroopa Sadgurudeva. We are truly grateful in our lifes to you Sri Swamiji, for guiding us, correcting our deeds and showering your grace and kindness to us in all aspects of our life.

    Thank you for taking your precious timeout to teach us all these important lessons. We want you to be happy always and a healthy life for ever.

    Nama Appajiki Jayamu Jayamu…Jai Sree Mata…Jai Sree Ram…Jai Sree Hanuman.

    • Phani Bhushan Attaluri on October 29, 2012 at 5:21 am

    A Wonderful video.. I liked the way the video starts with showing of ‘Bala Krishna’ during his childhood days with a background kirtan of “Madhava..” and ending with all diamonds… A message so beautifully conveyed thru’ visuals. It has been proven time and again that we are judged by the company we keep and we tend to behave like others. May we be sorrounded by the Sattvic tendencies and the Sattvic people right from the childhood and thread the path of Bhakti and become those diamonds..

    Humble pranams to His Holiness Parama Pujya Appaji, the Lord Vishnu/Krishna Himself who has been leading us…

    Sree Guru Datta
    Phani,
    BLORE

    • Vanaja on October 29, 2012 at 8:17 am

    Jaya Guru Datta,
    thank YOU Swamiji to remember that. Let me be myself a good person to be with. Thank you for this few very nice souls I have in this life and I can travel along with them. Thank You for being like a shining star walking in front of me and my family!
    Sri Guru Datta

    • Joseph on October 29, 2012 at 9:41 am

    Like all of us are aware of the proverb, “tell me who you go with and I’ll tell you who you are”. Similarly association with people around imprints as thoughts in our mind because mind moulds and presents itself in the form and shape of those thoughts that crosses the mind more frequently. Association with people following righteous path makes us too to follow the same path. Even in worse circumstances, these thoughts protects us from bad thoughts and deeds. So companionship plays an important role in what and how we perceive and react to the circumstance. May Lord bless us all to have good company not only for worldly enjoyment but also to follow the righteous path.

    • dr.kodanda ram reddy on October 29, 2012 at 11:50 am

    jayagurudatta puttuji, manasa datta voice is melodius, we pray at lotus feet of poojya swamiji, to keep

    us with datta devotees to do sadguru seva which is most important for our life-

    • Venkat on October 29, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    JGD. Wonderful depiction of the video and the synch with music. Lord Krishna is so adorable at the same time warning everyone with the meaning of this MMS. There was an old adage, that says – ‘tell me who your friends are and i will tell you what kind of a person you are’. saangatya is all about making the personality. Sri Adi Shankara also stated same thing about how to become nissanga and how to attain salvation – jeevanmukti – Thanks a lot Appaji for getting us to know and direct our lives.

    • Vindar Badall on October 29, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    Jai Guru Datta.
    May we keep good company always so that our minds, hearts and actions will always focus on our Sadguru’s lotus like feet.Jai Guru Datta

    • Maurice Clarke on October 30, 2012 at 5:21 am

    JGD. May we have constant manasa sathsanga and heart sathsanga with Sathgurudeva! JGD.

    • annessa on October 30, 2012 at 10:50 am

    Appaji these images, with the message accompanied by Swami Manasa’s voice proved to be a beautiful combination. This remindes us to be focused in our purpose in this life, having you at our side makes this journey a beautiful one.
    Jaya Guru Datta

    • Hamsa on October 30, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    You will become like the person whose company you keep ~ 28 Oct 2012

    The simple but true fact of life is that we become like those whom we closely associate with, for good or bad. In today`s world they say that a person can be known by the company he keeps. The human mind is a very powerful receptive instrument. If you place it in evil company, it will acquire evil tendencies. If you place it in holy company, it will acquire divine traits.

    Pujya Appaji has time and again stressed about the importance and the need of “Satsang”. The very company of Guru and saints has a tremendous transforming effect on the lives of true seekers. It lifts them up to the heights of sublimity, purity and spirituality. By association with saints even for a short time, the aspirants acquire strong faith in the Lord. In the divine company of Guru, the mind becomes pure. It is a blessing even to be in good company.

    We are all so blessed to be in the company of pujya Appaji. Let us learn from HIM and set an example to others around us. I pray and beg Pujya Appaji to keep us in HIS association always. Sri Guru Datta!!

    • Nada on October 30, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    You will become like the person whose company you keep ~ 28 Oct 2012

    “Tell me who your friend is, I will tell you who you are”. This is a common quote we might have come across many times. We tend to imbibe the qualities and nature of the person whose company we keep. It is therefore very important to choose the right company. Sri Shankaracharya says in Bhaja Govindam, ” From Satsangh comes non-attachment, from non-attachment comes freedom from delusion, which leads to self-settledness. From self-settledness comes Jeevan Mukti.” This is importance of company we keep. We have all been blessed with the company of Sadguru. Lets us use this association rightly for reaching our Madhava!
    The visuals are very beautiful and make the video very captivating! The soulful singing of Swami Manasa adds meaning to the MMS. Jaya Guu Datta!

    • Praveen Nidumolu on October 31, 2012 at 12:28 am

    Jai Guru Datta Appaji – Our glorious scriptures have exhorted time and again to be around Good company. This MMS with stunning visuals shows BalaKrishna eating butter – which is symbolic of the Lord assimilating the pure-hearted souls into Himself. This is a strong reminder to only look into the pure hearts of everyone around us and not look at the bad – thereby reflecting and radiating only the purity always!
    Pujya Gurudeva has always lived an exemplary life and is the Perfect Guru – we all love to follow. Despite being Lord Datta Himself, He has unflinchingly followed the 12 Sutras laid down by His GuruMata all His life. If we follow His words of wisdom (daily MMS) consistently, we will only reflect and radiate His wisdom and Love, like the ‘Pure Diamonds’ depicted in the MSS. Praying to be such instruments forever!
    AdiSankara also reminded us that Satsangha was the first step to attain JeevanMukthi (Liberation). Swami Manasa Datta’s soulful rendering of Madhava Madhusudhana is so soothing and cleansing. Sri Guru Datta!

    • Sarumati on November 4, 2012 at 6:57 am

    Jai Guru Datta … What a beautiful video … Diamonds in our hearts … Sri Guru Datta …

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