A man who is free from desires treats everything as a piece of straw ~ 30 Jan 2013

Nandana SGS MMS 245

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  1. {Hrishikesh = Lord (Ish) of the senses (Hrishik) } {Anirrudh – Unrestrained, boundless}
    Those birds have made their nest with straw & twigs. That nest is valuable to them, only until they migrate from there. That straw is an instrument of limited value, which the birds use & discard without pain. They’re the masters of what they use. Not the other way round
    Because they’re masters of what they use, their world is boundless. How far they migrate in their zest for life! To them a piece of straw is a piece of straw.. not more, not less. That straw can’t restrain their freedom
    Pranams Sathguru!
    You’re our Hrishikesha, teaching us this powerful lesson in sense control. We value this lesson. For, when we learn to Lord over our Senses, we tame our Desires. For, true freedom is freedom from desire. In that boundless state, we migrate through this world like those birds do, without restraints to what we can achieve in transit.
    Jaya Guru Datta. Your Puttuji

    • on January 30, 2013 at 8:45 am

    Millions of Humble prostrations to the lotus feet of Dattavatara Swaroopa Pujya Sadgurudeva !!

    • on January 30, 2013 at 9:23 am

    Jaya Guru Datta, the idea of giving up attachment to the things that bring us happiness and sorrow in the world can be scary if we think that there is nothing that will take the place of these attachments. But Sri Swamiji has offered us true bliss, lasting happiness and given us the means to achieve that. These MMS are challenging us each day to begin a new way of life, to find real joy! Let us give up our attachments to an “ordinary” way of being and begin to explore the “true” world He is offering us. Sri Guru Datta!

    • Venkat on January 30, 2013 at 10:07 am

    Jaya Guru Datta Appaji – this is a great message today. one who has a control over his/her senses and desires will not look at anything as valuable, for the person knows that ONE thing which is valuable. Becoming desireless is the obejctive of the learning and wisdom. We pray for getting to that state. Thanks a lot Appaji…

    • rose sheppard webster on January 30, 2013 at 10:23 am

    i just love this.

    • on January 30, 2013 at 10:28 am

    GURU DEVA,Make us Desire less,only your blessings can make us Desire less.We must have only one Desire that is to Serve you.

  2. Jaya Guru Datta
    Dear Swami AVADHOOTA
    Thank YOU APPAJI for all the very nice videos and advisees 🙂 This is a great description. Also I read, one has to learn, to ride the waves on the ocean.
    In this beautiful discourse today YOU explained APPAJI, all nature is a guidance to divinity, we have to learn to see this guidance and don’t try to fight with them.
    Sri Guru Datta and much love to YOU APPAJI
    Om Namo Hanumate Namaha

    • madhu talwar on January 30, 2013 at 11:38 am

    jgd Swami ji, may it happen at the earliest om namo hanumate namaha sgd

  3. desires leads to depression, disappointments, dukkam, durahamkaram etc.

  4. Jaya Guru Datta,
    Our Appaji has continuously enlightened us on the subject of desire. his previous messages include “Grief grows from desires” and “Desire deludes the mind” and perhaps the most memorable one- “Desires never stop without Guru’s grace.” Today he comments upon the nature of those who are without desire- no matter how valuable society thinks something like gold or money is, it is all the of same worth to a free soul. They treat everything with the same regard because they have moved past this delusion. In this way, freedom from desire means that there is no grief and delusion, there is only peace and contentment.

    • on January 30, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta
    Om Hrisikesaya Namah
    Sri Swamiji gives us such an easy way to test our attachment. We have just to compare our feeling of the things we like or dislike to that of straw. He helps us to release our attachment from worldly objects limited in space and time.
    Pranams to the Divine Lotus Feet of Sadgurudeva.
    Sri Guru Datta
    Om Aniruddhaya Namah
    Om Namo Hanumate Namah

    • lilashah on January 30, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta. I have looked for happiness in things that do not last. Such foolishness. When will I ever learn? Only the Self/God/Sri Swamiji is eternal. Let my only desire to be to have no desires and just abide in the self. I love you Mother Swamiji. Sri Guru Datta.

    • Antony Ramnarine on January 30, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta. Appaji says that begging for material objects is not praying. God provides what is best and is predestined for us. With Appaji’s blessings and guidance, all desires should be controlled.

    • Pavani Kamalapuram on January 30, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    JGD Appaji
    Attachment only gives grief Appaji..in spite of innumerable experiences in this matter, we keep getting pulled into attachment and desires. Only by the grace of Sadguru and learning self control through listening to His divine music, we can come out of this miserable state and experience the bliss of being free birds

    • on January 30, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    In this kaliyuga desire is most dangerous since it spoils the carrier of our life. It is like the waves in the ocean which never stop. Even the desire will mislead our mind which lead to depression or dejection in our life. Therefore in today’s MMS , Appaji has again reminded us to get rid of our unwanted desires, sothat we can slowly move to detachment in our life. That is what we need ultimately in our life, since nothing is permanent. The photography is very apt for this MSG since the Birds even though they make a nest with straw and other things, they are not attached too much on these as they migrate from there frequently . In otherwords their desire towards these things only for certain period. Similarly our Appaji is also advising us in this kaiyuga , don’t involve in the unwanted desires , since they are not going to be permanent in our life. Thank you Appaji to remind us through Your valuable various MMS about the concept of desire and we follow as per your instruction for our own benefit. JGD.

    • Phani Prasanthi on January 30, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    Jai Guru Datta. Sri Guru Daata. Thanks a lot for giving such wonderful message. Om Namo Hanumathe Namaha.

    • Neelam Bhambri Nayyar, USA on January 31, 2013 at 12:34 am

    Jai Guru Datta, Pranam Sadguru, may I reach that blissful stage with your help and blessings.

    • Gilla Lalitha on January 31, 2013 at 3:40 am

    JGD Appaji – When Appaji is there to take care of everything why should we have desire. He knows what his child need and he delivers it at the right time. Forget everything and concentrate on meditation, japam, dhyanam and lead peaceful life – Thanks for this MMS and atleast this will change some people – SGD

    • padmamadala on January 31, 2013 at 4:14 am

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

    • Maurice Clarke on January 31, 2013 at 4:16 am

    JGD. May all desires be fulfilled and exhausted as per Guru’s will. JGD.

    • Ramarao Chengalvala on January 31, 2013 at 6:56 am

    How to resist passions and desires? A tough question. Weakness is common to all humans and they fall victim to worldly temptations. Happy we are, when we experience pleasures but sad when faced the sorrow. We are grateful to You Appaji for counseling us every day through a valuable MMS.We try to practice that “Attached Detachment”.JGD.

    • dr.kodanda ram reddy on January 31, 2013 at 9:37 am

    jayagurudatta puttuji, sashtangapranams at lotus feet of poojya swamiji, pojjya swamiji, is giving caution to us be away from greeds and worldly things ,poojya swamiji is giving noble and divine example of
    prahalada and vishnu datta, i am praying at lotus feet of poojya swamiji again and again to increse gurubhakthi and do more service om namo hanumathenamhaa

    • Vanaja on January 31, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta,
    a life free from desires would be a very easy and happy life – lots of freedom.
    By chasing things to possess we build our own prison.
    Dear Puttuji, let me become aware of this more and more.
    Let me travel light,
    there is nothing I can hold on,
    besides YOU my Lord.
    Sri Guru Datta

    • on January 31, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta! Dear Appaji, thank You for blessing me with the great chance of learning detachment. For example, with our new house, I try not to be attached, yet I fail whenever I test myself in thinking how it would be to abandon it. Anyway, it also seems to be part of my karma & life. I try to make best use of it & at the same time practice detachment. May I succeed in gradually reaching the state where everything is like a piece of straw to me. Sri Guru Datta! Om namo hanumate namah

    • svetha on February 2, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    My beloved SADGURU
    “True freedom is freedom from desires”, Puttuji says.
    Please help us to control our sense organs, to not create desires, so that we can treat everything as a piece of straw.
    Koti pranams

    • on February 2, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    Jai Guru Datta Puttuji _/\_!!
    Each word, Each letter is golden in your explanation Dear Puttuji !!

    Jai Guru Datta Appaji _/\_!!
    Sadgurudeva,Jnaana Saagar I, DRAUPADI :
    “Sarva karma parityāge tasya devasya darśanam”
    If you sacrifice all actions, you will have the vision of God. It means “do your duty without any desire”. If one works and meditates with a pure and unwavering mind and without any desire, one can have the vision of God”.
    Worship of God should not be profit oriented. It should be free from all
    worldly desires, except Jnana.

    Sadgurudeva’s Speech December 10, 2011 Mysore.(kind courtesy: Hira Duvvuri Auntyji)
    “O Lord, You have brought me from the blissful state of non-manifestation into this manifested form. You have submerged me in illusion. You have brought me into pain. You have exposed me to suffering. Please give me back my blissful non-manifested state. Please give me back my freedom from Ego. Please give me Jnana, and good health so that I can serve others selflessly. The Sadguru’s compassion and darshan that I enjoy, may everyone else also enjoy. The fearlessness that I enjoy, may everyone else also enjoy it.”

    We must never pray with selfish desires, asking only for benefits for ourselves. When we come to Datta we have crossed not seven hills, but sixteen hills. Datta is most compassionate. The light that shines inside the Datta Temple is the Light of Spiritual Knowledge, Jnana.

    Appaji, Please make us worthy of offering the eight flowers which you like the most. Non-injury,Control of sense organs,Compassion for all living beings, Forgiveness, Peace, Austerity,Meditation and Truth. Kindly bless and make us worthy of that Wisdom.

    Sri Guru Datta !! Om Namo Hanumathe Namaha !!

    • Kambhoji on February 3, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    To let it go,
    to be at ease,
    is when you everything release,
    rid of all burdens we would be,
    when things imprisoned could be free…
    Om Guru Datta

    • Sarumati on February 3, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    This is a very interesting metapher of the birds, showing our transient state,
    and a very beautiful explanation of Puttuji ! I`m impressed .
    “We`re here and soon we`re not here any longer …”
    Thinking of the material world as a birdnest, full of straw, is a real help !
    Thank You , dear Dattta !

    • Archana Penukonda on February 3, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta! If only we could be like those birds, only building the nest we need for survival and giving up the nest when it’s not needed. But, man has desires. We collect things we don’t need. We indulge in pleasures we don’t need. We eat and drink things we don’t need to. We pursue things we don’t need. We say things and do things we don’t need to. We do all this because we want to, not because we need to. And then, we get attached to everything we acquire, say and do. And then, we despair when we lose them. Like Swamiji says, it’s like hugging a pillar and crying that the pillar won’t let go of us. When we understand that the desires stem from identifying with this body and that the desire is not coming from the real me, everything around me seems immaterial. As Puttuji notes, I’m not free as long as I have desires, because these desires tie me down to objects around me. Real freedom comes with an understanding of who I really am. Please bless me to submit all my desires at Your Lotus Feet!

    • Joseph on February 17, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    Desires are never ending and the process of fulfilling them is also a vicious cycle. Unfortunately we often do not realise that our precious life is not just to satisfying desires. By doing so one is wasting his life and committing sins in the vicious process of completing and complementing his desires. This can be visualised only with Lord’s grace. May lord help and bless us all to be free from desires.

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