As a carpenter carves wood, the Guru shapes minds ~ 15 Dec 2012

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  1. When the mother in her immense love, has taken pains to create her children, she will also take pains to shape them up. Such is her feeling of ownership
    Pranams Mathruswaroopa Sathgurudeva!
    We’re dolls (bommalu) in your hands. Please care for us.. We don’t have to ask you for this, because you’re not just the one who cares for the dolls. You’re the one who gives them shape
    How many roles you play for our welfare.. As gardener you trim our attitude (MMS 33). As Purifier you clean up our mind (MMS 84). As chauffeur you take us on the highway to liberation (MMS 108). As a Chef, you give us the taste of God (MMS 114). As a dietician you advise us to eat simple food (MMS 118). And now as Carpenter, you shape our minds.
    We’re awed by the many roles you play. We’re awed at being fortunate to receive so much care & attention from you. We’re awed at how powerful these one minute messages are, when it comes to shaping our minds! Jaya Guru Datta. Your Puttuji.

    • on December 15, 2012 at 8:46 am

    Iyam cet bhakti bhavena pathyate sruyate thava
    Likhyate diyate pumbhirbhavedbhava vinasini !!

    Millions of humble prostrations to the lotus feet of Mathruswaroopa Sathgurudeva !!

    • on December 15, 2012 at 8:57 am

    Jaya Guru Datta! Om Ikararupayai Namaha! Since Dallas, I have been thinking about the presentation on the research that is being done on Swamiji’s music and how beneficial it is. I marveled at the results of the brain imaging that demonstrated what Swamiji has told us all along about how these ancient ragas affect the brain and nervous system. This morning, with these beautiful mantras and kaleidoscopic images, you remind us again of the power of sound to shape and form. Your music, your bhajans, your beautifully resonant voice reach into the very deepest parts of our minds, and like metal filings on a plate in a cymatics experiment, your sounds reshape our thoughts, creating patterns that allow us to perceive higher ways of being, the divine in all, and to fulfill our greatest potential! Om Aim Hreem Shreem Shiva Rama Anagha Dattaya Namaha!

    • Sahana Rosemary Nulty on December 15, 2012 at 9:12 am

    Jaya Guru Datta. Each piece of wood is unique. It is hard or pliable, has blemishes and knots. Only a master craftsman knows how to work with that specific piece of wood and transform it from its raw state into a work of beauty that is the reflection of the Master. Just like the seed that grows into a tree and becomes a beautifully carved work of art, we come from the Source. We take birth, seek nourishment to grow, weather the storms, bear fruit and return once again to the Source. Only the fortunate ones come in contact with the Master Sadguru who sees beauty and divinity in every piece of wood. We are so blessed to be in the hands of our beloved Sri Swamiji, the most skillful Master of all! Pranams to your Lotus feet, dear Appaji!! SGD.

    • Madhavi on December 15, 2012 at 10:05 am

    What a delicate work! What a long lasting work! What a precise work! How much patience, compassion and love YOU are showering in order to complete this huge work with each one of us! Delicately YOU remove one by one the disturbances until our minds reach their perfect beauty: purity, peace, light. Please bless me with the ability to surrender completely to YOUR work, dear Appaji! In deep deep deep gratitude that I am among YOUR fortunate devotees. JGD

    • Savitri on December 15, 2012 at 10:13 am

    Just today I had such an experience. Swamiji gives some experiences in the life, from this I can learn and so He is shaping my mind. More and more I understand different things and like this a begin to change my actions. All that helps that I will be more happy, more silent in me, with a better health and so on. This all is possible, because my mind will be shaped by my Guru.

    • Vyjayanthi S Kudari on December 15, 2012 at 10:14 am

    Jaya GUru Datta. Great message, Great video. Thelugu Bhajan is beautiful. But can’t undersatnd. Pranams Swamiji. VERY TRUE. Guruji gives us the Sdhbhuddhi & so much knowledge. Everyfday just with these One a day word of wisdom, are changing our daily life, attitude, behaviour of us all. We are so grateful to our Pujya Swamiji. Pranams Swamiji.Bless us all Swamiji, we pray.

    Koti Kotii Pranams to divine lotus feet of Pujya Swamiji. Om Shivaya Guruvae namaha. Shree Guru Datta. Om namo Hanumathae namaha.

    • Hira Duvvuri on December 15, 2012 at 10:17 am

    No pain, no gain is what I should keep in mind always. Many times I have felt pain while giving pain to others by pointing out their errors, especially while raising children. They complained, no doubt. Yet, it was done with a good intention. It resulted in improvement of their skills and attitudes. How much pain Sadgurudeva must be suffering for putting us through the grind, for our own improvement and betterment! It is such a difficult task, loving though it may be. How patiently he toils, giving us the least bit of pain possible, taking upon himself all the effort and care, using all his skill and knowledge of what we are and what our future potential is! Thank you for your untiring efforts, Swamiji. Please forgive me for the times when I have complained of my pains, not recognizing your pains and toils for my sake. I love you. Jaya Guru Datta

    • lilashah on December 15, 2012 at 10:22 am

    Jaya Guru Datta. Dearest Mother Sri Swamiji, You are Lord Shiva, Mother Goddess and Jesus Christ, the Carpenter. It is through love of You that any religion may be understood and appreciated. Before You I thought Hinduism, Islam and Christianity were just fairy tales… Now I only see You. You are the fisher of men and the carpenter. You found me, I am on your hook, now let me have patience and faith to trust that you are molding me into a better person. I love you, I love you, I love you. Sri Guru Datta

    • Prathima Datta on December 15, 2012 at 10:24 am

    Jgd. Thanku Gurudeva…_/\_

    • sridevi on December 15, 2012 at 10:30 am

    Jai Guru Datta! We are so lucky to be in the association of the divine carpenter, our Sadgurudeva! With our daily practise His work may be easier. Anyway we have to deserve HIS grace, so our own effort is important. And only His grace gives the desired result. Koti pranams to Sadgurudeva’s divine feet

    • venkateswarudu.bhadra on December 15, 2012 at 10:53 am

    ప్రాక్పుణ్యాచల-మార్గ-దర్శిత-సుధా-మూర్తిః ప్రసన్నశ్శివః
    సోమస్సద్-గుణ-సేవితో మృగ-ధరః పూర్ణాస్తమో మోచకః
    చేతః పుష్కర లక్షితో భవతి చేదానంద-పాథో నిధిః
    ప్రాగల్భ్యేన విజృంభతే సుమనసాం వృత్తిస్తదా జాయతే 38

    • prakashbabu bhadra on December 15, 2012 at 10:54 am

    ధర్మో మే చతురంఘ్రికః సుచరితః పాపం వినాశం గతం
    కామ-క్రోధ-మదాదయో విగలితాః కాలాః సుఖావిష్కృతాః
    జ్ఞానానంద-మహౌషధిః సుఫలితా కైవల్య నాథే సదా
    మాన్యే మానస-పుండరీక-నగరే రాజావతంసే స్థితే 39

    • lalithabalaji on December 15, 2012 at 10:56 am

    పాపోత్పాత-విమోచనాయ రుచిరైశ్వర్యాయ మృత్యుం-జయ
    జిహ్వా-చిత్త-శిరోంఘ్రి-హస్త-నయన-శ్రోత్రైరహం ప్రార్థితో
    మామాజ్ఞాపయ తన్నిరూపయ ముహుర్మామేవ మా మేऽవచః 41

    • Madhu Talwar on December 15, 2012 at 11:06 am

    jgd Parmaatma may Your gentle compassion through my Guru; ‘Sri Ganapaty Sachchidananda Swami Ji’ make the best shape out of my mind, may it reflect Your workmanship; as You The Bliss Bliss Bliss pranaams onhn sgd

    • G.Lalitha Srinivas on December 15, 2012 at 11:20 am

    JGD Appaji – Beautiful example also this MMS helps us to understand how our Guru looks after you every time and everywhere when you follow him. We sincerely trust Appaji and leave everything to him and sleep without any tension – SGD

    • sai Shyam on December 15, 2012 at 11:31 am

    what beautiful song Swamiji!

    • on December 15, 2012 at 11:40 am

    jaya guru datta appaji ! This is a very nice & wondeful MMS ! Sri Guru Datta !

  2. JGD.Wood carving is the most skillful work on the part of a carpenter.A minute diversion shall have a major impact,changing the efforts of him in shaping the desired formation.So also in shaping the mind of a saadaka by the Guru,through various ways and means,as Our APPAJI does in our case,through various upadesas and practices including healing methods.Our Sadgurudeva have shaped even the worst of the minds to its usefulness,a wonder unsung,unnoticed,unpublished,but silently at all venues.SGD

    • T.R.sethuraman, Cochin. on December 15, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    The mind has got a very important role in our life. It is a Root for shaping our life in all respects. That is why Appaji is reminding and reminding through His various MMS about the role of the mind. Once we are able to Drive our mind, we can reach in the path of liberation. But it is not so easy unless we develop the spiritual path through our Sadguru. It is more or less like how a Master is teaching the student to drive a car or a bus or what ever may be. At the first stage he never allow the student to drive the car independentally. Only by stage by stage he will allow to drive the car and see that you have learned completely. Similarly here Appaji through His various MMS, tellingus how to control and drive our mind. Of course for which we have to follow His words and teachings for the growth of the spiritual path. Therefore in this kaiyuga and in the busy schedule of our day today life, we should spend sometime to develop our spiritual path also for which Appaji has given so many ways and methods . It is up to us to make use of the same properly. Therefore Appaji we got your concept and follow your teachings and develop the spiritual path and through that we control our mind also. JGD.

  3. JGD. I really wonder how people after being part of Datta family got changed over a period thoughtwise, attitudewise due to Appaji’s Grace, sometimes the the change process may be quite painful as Doctor gives bitter medicine to cure fatal diseases in the same way Sadguru gives us treatment to the extent the Devotee could bear and takes away all his Karma’s gradually. Thank God we are all in safe hands. Every bit of pain has its reason which clears past karma. We should Appaji to help us Strengthen to experience all our Dushkarmas.

  4. Jaya Guru Datta
    Dear Swami AVADHOTTA
    So wonderful this video, i like the kaleidoscope very much, so should life be, not black or white…
    Thank YOU APPAJI for shaping my mind, thank YOU for YOUR great blessings <3
    Sri Guru Datta and love ~ love ~ love

    • Kambhoji on December 15, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    Let me have an aereal
    for Your specific print,
    let me be susceptible
    and open for Your ink,
    let my wood be ready
    to receive Your design,
    let me become Your pattern
    drawn by Your plans divine…

    Thank You so much!

    • LavanyaAnand on December 15, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    Jai Guru Datta..”))

    • on December 15, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta! Dear Appaji, thank you for continuously gifting me the strength to bear the shaping of my mind. Sri Guru Datta!

    • on December 15, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    Jai Guru Datta Puttuji !!

    What an awesome MMS and soul touching music!
    We are awed by your explanations and correlations too Puttuji.!! Sri Guru Datta !!

    • padmamadala on December 15, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    జయ గురుదత్త! శ్రీ గురుదత్త! ఓం నమో హనుమతే నమః!
    ఓం శ్రీ మాత్రే నమః!
    శ్రీ గురుదేవుల పాదపద్మములకు శతకోటి ప్రణామములు
    ఓం శ్రీ సద్గురుభ్యో నమః!

    • Alivelu on December 15, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    Jaya guru datta Appaji!

    • Archana Penukonda on December 16, 2012 at 12:24 am

    Jaya Guru Datta! No one works as hard as the Guru does. He works tirelessly on all beings so He can take us with Him towards liberation. He patiently puts up with our doubts, refusals, questions and rejections and continues to work on us to make is fit to receive God’s grace. I know that the changes in my thinking would have been impossible without the grace of Sri Swamiji. Sri Swamiji plays multiple roles in our lives. His invisible footprints exist in my parents’ love, my education, my upbringing, my interactions with friends and relatives, my work and in my everyday life. Sathgurudeva is the master carpenter who can work on all beings at the same time, never ignoring one for another, never showing bias for any reason whatsoever. Please bless me Swamiji so I always remember that everything that happens – good or bad as the mind perceives – is solely Your grace and for my learning. Obeisances at the Holy Lotus Feet!

    • on December 16, 2012 at 12:37 am

    Jaya Guru Datta Puttuji,

    Beautiful MMS message. I love this bhajan lyrics.
    Every moment we have to be thankful to Sri Swamiji for taking care of us and shaping us to be better human beings. Without even us knowing, Sri Swamiji in the background is taking care of us 24/7, what else can we ask for in this life. Thank you Appaji for making us part of Datta Family.

    Sri Guru Datta

    • Gopi on December 16, 2012 at 1:11 am

    Jayagurudatta APPAJI,”Our PRANAMAMS at the lotus feet of SADGURUDEVA”,v r very fortunate in this generation v got such a MOTHER…….srigurudatta!!!

    • Jaya on December 16, 2012 at 3:27 am

    Jaya Guru Datta

    Carefully chiseling out our negative, egoistic thinking patterns till our minds reveal the perfectly clear form reflecting God. Mantras, Nada Brahma, Kriya Yoga, Vedanta, Puja, Seva, kind words, beautiful smile, divine touch, Nandana SGS MMS – Divine Love Sadguru uses so many ways to guide us on our path.

    • jaya on December 16, 2012 at 8:53 am


    • Vanaja on December 16, 2012 at 9:23 am

    Jaya Guru Datta,
    my mana wants to be shaped by Appaji!! Thank you Puttuji for everything.
    Sri Guru Datta

    • on December 16, 2012 at 11:29 am

    Jai guru datta
    Please bless us we are your wood so carve our minds to do service always for your mission.
    Sri guru datta

    • on December 16, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta
    Just in these days i feel strongly the carving knife of Sri Swamiji. So many lessons can be learned through Him. New horizons appear where old boundaries and believes are simply not valid anymore. The ego plays a less and lesser role. All the new is built on faith in Sri Swamiji. Lord Hanuman is guiding us. Thank You so much, Sri Swamiji, for your constant effort and love to all of us.
    Sri Guru Datta
    Om Namo Hanumate Namah

    • JayanthiShankar,New Delhi. on December 16, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    Praise to my Gurudeva../Gurudeva datta…/
    Let me be always aware of how lovingly and carefully you are carving me and thus making me aware of our unlimited abilities and our nature of being always in happiness. Thankyou Swamiji../
    Om Namo Hanumate Namaha../

    • Ramarao Chengalvala on December 17, 2012 at 2:00 am

    Jaya Guru Datta.Any one can overcome the hurdles in life if he is able to condition his mind .The chief concern of Sadguru is to train His disciples to cultivate detachment by impressing on them that problems have to be faced ,and what God has ordained shall take place ,though a few may try to feel they can circumvent the course of event by their ingenuity .By securing the advice of Sadguru one will be able to develop tolerance . While taking the disciples the Guru may put mettle to test behaving at times seemingly harsh but this is intended to make them stand the trials ,treating pleasure and pain alike .With out any doubt the Sishya has to follow his Guru by doing what all He advices. He is the captain of our life ship. Ultimately a sishya can repay his debt of gratitude to his Guru ,though his services cannot be adequately compensated ,by adhering to the norms set by Him and upholding His words.
    When I look into myself about my progress I notice phenomenal changes in mine .I am quite and silent, when troubles knock my door , silently meditate the Gurumantra putting all my faith on Him ,reading good literature ,listening to good music ,Satsang ,visiting ashram at leisure and a lot more. All these changes are brought in me by His Holiness Sri Swamiji for which I am grateful always to Swamiji for taking all these pains of moulding the thoughts and behaviour of mine. Jaya Guru Datta.

    • on December 17, 2012 at 4:41 am

    Please shape my mind GURU DEVA , Koti Kotii Pranams to divine lotus feet of Pujya Swamiji.

  5. JAI GURU DATTA ! it is True.

    • dr.kodanda ram reddy on December 17, 2012 at 6:35 am

    jayagurudatta sashtangapranams at lotus feet of poojya swamiji, this is a wonderful message by poojya
    swamiji everybody must think himself,what we were before coming to lotus feet of poojya swamiji, after
    coming to sadgurudeva,s lotus feet, we can calculate, even though we are ignorant pooja swamiji,s
    divine blessings made all of us in right path, i pray again and again at your lotus feet with prostrations
    to be at your lotus feet with sadguru seva om namo hanumathenamhaa

    • svetha on December 17, 2012 at 9:36 am

    Geliebter DATTA-GURU, dass DU nebst allem anderen auch noch unseren Geist formst, stimmt mich unendlich dankbar. Zu wissen, dass DU am Werk bist, macht mich ruhig. Ich wüsste nicht, wie ich meinen flatterhaften Mind allein bezähmen könnte.
    Danke! Danke! Danke!

    • Praveen Nidumolu on December 17, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    Jai Guru Datta Appaji! An amazing bhajan just melts the heart away with its music and meaning.

    Irrespective of our millions of flaws and our Karmic History (Sanchita Karmas), we genuinely aspire to be your instruments, your inanimate dolls – waiting to be shaped by you to fulfill your mission and Serve Your Lotus Feet. There is no other desire in life… there is no other reason for life!

    Pujya Gurudeva -Amma- Please bless us to be your instruments always! Sri Guru Datta.

    • Madhavi Katta on December 18, 2012 at 6:22 am

    Jaya Guru Datta! Sri Guru Datta !
    Thank you Appaji .
    My Humble Pranamams to YOUR LOTUS Feet.
    Om Sri Sadgurave Namah.
    Om Namo Hanumate Namah.

    • Sarumati on December 19, 2012 at 2:31 am

    There is nothing more permanent than movement. The kaleidoscope shows it beautifully !
    With its multi-colours it shows me the variety of universe.
    In this respect it is one of the best symbols of life to me.
    Let`s follow the movement … a cheerful animation !

    • Anuradha Oruganti on December 19, 2012 at 9:07 am

    Jai Guru Datta Swamiji!
    Om Aim Hrim Srim Siva Rama Anagha Dattaya Namah
    Om Namoh Hanumate Namah
    Shatakoti humble pranamams to the lotus feet of Sri Swamiji!
    Sri Guru Datta Swamiji!

    • Joseph on December 21, 2012 at 1:29 am

    The audio track used in this video is so apt for this message. All living beings are struggling for inner peace and happiness because we are not complete we are struggling to be complete. Who else can mould our minds to this path other than God Himself. Carpentry is a skilled work, similarly moulding a person is tough job which needs lot of skill, energy, patience and forgiveness for all the mistakes committed by us with or without our knowledge. May lord bless us all to be in our life to guide and mould our minds.

    • Pavani Kamalapuram on April 9, 2013 at 1:28 am

    JGD Appaji
    Appaji, Your divine hands must be tired with the amount of chiseling you need to do on me. And as the most compassionate mother You are also making sure I am not in pain.. what can I say about Your Love Appaji, I have no words…Infinite Pranams to You! Love You Appaji..

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