Celibacy is the greatest penence ~ 6 Mar 2013

Nandana SGS MMS 280

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  1. Decades ago, Appaji taught us “Patience is the greatest penance”. His Holiness now raises the bar on that idea saying “Celibacy is the greatest penance”.
    It calls for lots of patience to get our senses to be patient, when they just can’t wait to enjoy the pleasures of the material world.
    For, the inner self is pure, is pristine, until polluted by sensual gratification. Brahmacharya or Celibacy prevents such pollution. Celibacy is absence of desire for sense gratification. Celibacy is a state of inner being.. much more evolved than just external control of behaviour. It is pristine from the inside. So, practice of Celibacy propels spiritual progress.
    Pranams dearest Sathgurudeva,
    Your Holiness and Sri Datta Vijayananda Teertha Swamiji, have followed your Mother’s command in role modelling this virtue of celibacy. With your blessings, we are sure we’ll find the strength to practice this virtue, and enjoy its empowerment.
    Jaya Guru Datta! Your Puttuji

    • on March 6, 2013 at 8:47 am

    Humble prostrations to the lotus feet of Our Dattaswaroopa Sathgurudeva _/\_!!
    Humble prostrations to the lotus feet of our Pujya Bala Swamiji !!_/\_!!

    • on March 6, 2013 at 9:02 am

    Jaya Guru Datta, Swamiji. Thank for this reminder that there are greater joys available beyond our physical senses. Help us all please to be more disciplined Sri Guru Datta!

    • annessa on March 6, 2013 at 9:31 am

    Jaya Guru Datta Appaji….

    • lalithabalaji on March 6, 2013 at 10:04 am

    ఓం నమో హనుమతే నమః
    శ్రీ రామ జయ రామ జయ జయ రామ
    శ్రీ గణపతి సచ్చిదానంద సద్గురవే నమః
    శ్రీ జయ లక్ష్మి మాత్రే నమః
    నరసింహ | నీ దివ్య – నామమంత్రముచేత
    దురితజాలము లన్ని – దోలవచ్చు
    నరసింహ | నీ దివ్య – నామమంత్రముచేత
    బలువైన రోగముల్ – పాపవచ్చు
    నరసింహ | నీ దివ్య – నామమంత్రముచేత
    రిపుసంఘముల సంహ – రింపవచ్చు
    నరసింహ | నీ దివ్య – నామమంత్రముచేత
    దండహస్తుని బంట్ల – దరమవచ్చు

    • prakashbabu bhadra on March 6, 2013 at 10:06 am

    ఓం నమో హనుమతే నమః
    శ్రీ రామ జయ రామ జయ జయ రామ
    శ్రీ గణపతి సచ్చిదానంద సద్గురవే నమః
    శ్రీ జయ లక్ష్మి మాత్రే నమః
    సీ. ఆదినారాయణా | – యనుచు నాలుకతోడ
    బలుక నేర్చినవారి – పాదములకు
    సాష్టాంగముగ నమ – స్కార మర్పణ జేసి
    ప్రస్తుతించెదనయ్య – బహువిధముల
    ధరణిలో నరులెంత – దండివారైనను
    నిన్ను గాననివారి – నే స్మరింప
    మేము శ్రేష్ఠుల మంచు – మిదుకుచుంచెడివారి
    చెంత జేరగనోను – శేషశయన

    • prakashbabu bhadra on March 6, 2013 at 10:08 am

    తే. పరమ సాత్వికులైన నీ – భక్తవరుల
    దాసులకు దాసుడను జుమీ – ధాత్రిలోన
    భూషణవికాస | శ్రీధర్మ – పురనివాస |
    దుష్టసంహార | నరసింహ – దురితదూర |

    • venkateswarudu.bhadra on March 6, 2013 at 10:10 am

    ఓం నమో హనుమతే నమః
    శ్రీ రామ జయ రామ జయ జయ రామ
    శ్రీ గణపతి సచ్చిదానంద సద్గురవే నమః
    శ్రీ జయ లక్ష్మి మాత్రే నమః

    • venkateswarudu.bhadra on March 6, 2013 at 10:11 am

    మందుండనని నన్ను – నింద చేసిననేమి?
    నా దీనతను జూచి – నవ్వ నేమి?
    దూరభావములేక – తూలనాడిన నేమి?
    ప్రీతిసేయక వంక – బెట్ట నేమి?
    కక్కసంబులు పల్కి – వెక్కిరించిన నేమి?
    తీవ్రకోపముచేత – దిట్ట నేమి?
    హెచ్చుమాటలచేత – నెమ్మె లాడిన నేమి?
    చేరి దాపట గేలి – చేయనేమి?

    తే. కల్పవృక్షంబువలె నీవు – గల్గ నింక
    బ్రజల లక్ష్యంబు నాకేల? – పద్మనాభ |
    భూషణవికాస | శ్రీధర్మ – పురనివాస |
    దుష్టసంహార | నరసింహ – దురితదూర |

  2. Jai Guru Datta
    Dear Swami AVADHOOTA
    To hold all his energies together, is also a great chance to reach the highest.
    Sri Guru Datta and much love
    Om Namo Hanumate Namah

    • madhu talwar on March 6, 2013 at 11:29 am

    jgd ‘Paap se bachaavey Guru, Bhaya se cchurhaavey Guru, Brahma se milaavey Guru Turiyaa Pad dhyaan main. Guru ke samaan nahin dusaraa jahaan main’ Satguru ji You are there to help us walk on the path of greatest penance ‘celibacy’ i offer my self at Your feet, may You live in my thoughts for ever pranaams onhn sgd

  3. om guru dattaya namaha

    • S.Radhamani on March 6, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    Pranamams to swamiji.
    A very rhythmic folk like tune,ringing in my ears. A lovely, dancing posture by kids adds to its delicacy.

    • on March 6, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta
    Om Sadgurave Namah
    This MMS tells us with its wonderful music and playful visuals that celibacy brings joy. Much deeper and long lasting joy compared to short living pleasures.
    The deep joy comes from the Divine Lotus Feet of Sri Swamiji.
    Sri Guru Datta
    Om Namo Hanumate Namah
    Om Saccidanandaya Namah

  4. Jaya Guru Datta. One of the last conversations with my father-in-law was about this topic. He didn’t believe that Brahmacharyas exist. Of course all of the devotees know differently. It is easy to have a cynical view in life and before Sri Swamiji and all of the experiences that He blessed me with I would have said the same. I pray that everyone gets to know Sri Swamiji and feel His Bliss, His purity. Mother Swamiji, I love You. You are that Bliss. In that state there is no duality and sex springs from duality, no? It is trying to unite the female and male. But in that Bliss there is no male or female to unite. There just is. Prostrations to our beloved Satguru who is Lord Shiva and Mother Goddess and is at the same time beyond anything dividable and nameable. Sri Guru Datta.

    • Phani Prasanthi on March 6, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    Jai Guru Datta. Sri Guru Datta. Om Namo Hanumathe Namaha. Sri Gurubyo Namaha.

    • on March 7, 2013 at 12:32 am

    By seeing today’s MMS, according to me Appaji has gone further deep in to the spiritual path. Yes Puttuji as you said here earlier Appaji has given the lesson that Patience is the greatest penance . Now Appaji has gone further deep and giving a good lesson that Celibacy is the greatest penance which has got a deep inner meaning also. Now through this MSG, Appaji is reminding us that in this Kaliyuga people are more interested in worldly pleasures and unwanted desires. Due to this it is very difficult to control our sense organs and mind. Not only that we are not realizing that these things are not going to be permanent in our life. Hence to overcome from these problems, we have to train to control our inner self. By doing so we can control our sense organs which are the root cause for these pleasures and desires. More over our mind has also got an important role init. In otherwords mind is also responsible for these unwanted things. Therefore basically we have to control our sense organs and mind which is possible only by following through the spiritual path. For this we need our Sadguru and develop our spiritual path through His words and teachings strictly . In the presence of our Sadguru , we are always a student only till our life and there is no limit or restriction for that concept.Therefore once we follow His teachings we can control our mind and sense organs which means making pure and controlling our inner self. Once we attain this we will not involve in these present worldly pleasures and desires. According to me This is what celibacy , we have to follow in our life which is the greatest penance. Therefore Appaji we got your concept and follow your teachings in the right spirit and obey your instructions every now and then. The photography and the Bhajan are very apt for this MSG. JGD.

    • Neelam Bhambri Nayyar, USA on March 7, 2013 at 2:43 am

    Jai Guru Datta. Pranam Sadguru.

    • padmamadala on March 7, 2013 at 3:13 am

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

    • Gilla Lalitha on March 7, 2013 at 3:35 am

    JGD Appaji – Good MMS where we can see all together in one. Amma, Guru and Chinna Guru – SGD

    • Ramarao Chengalvala on March 7, 2013 at 6:22 am

    This message is something new. It took some time to cogitate with the explanation of Puttuji. The message is telling the path way for higher level in spirituality. What all I understood is Brhmacharya is the greatest austerity, and a true Saadhaka of it attains a chaste brain that has tremendous energy and will power. With Your blessings Swamiji, we will win over our temptations and falling pray for little things. Jayagurudatta.

  5. JGD!Penance leads one eventually to the realization that we are not just this body and that we are filled with Divine Light and emit such! To all the great masters who show us this way, to the TRUTH AND LIGHT, especially to OUR HOLINESS Swamiji! Pranams!

    • Venkat on March 7, 2013 at 11:43 am

    Jaya Guru Datta Appaji – this great MMS reminds of one of the most important topics from the Divine Life History of Appaji. Venkammatta exhorts the importance of celibacy to Appaji in Proddutur and not just as an Ashrama Dharma. She also insists that for those who consider this as any other ashrama, it is the easiest for them. The incessant thought of Brahma is what is Brahmacharya – which in itself is no doubt the greatest penance. Our dear Lord Hanuman is a great example alongwith Appaji is leading us all from the front urging us to follow the righteous path.

    • dr.kodanda ram reddy on March 8, 2013 at 6:35 am

    jayagurudatta puttuji, sashtangapranams at lotus feet of poojya swamiji, we will follw poojya swamiji, divine message, om namo hanumathenamhaa

    • Archana Penukonda on March 9, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    Thank You for this wonderful message, Swamiji. Celibacy springs from a pure state of mind. Achieving this state needs a lot of restraint, discipline and understanding of the cause and resolution of desires. Who is it that has the desires? The Atman doesn’t have any desires, it must be the sense organs, the mind driving the need for sense gratification. In this day and age, giving in to sensual pleasures is accepted as normal because of the strong identification with the body and material objects.
    A celibate state of mind will yield a celibate style of living. That would mean, cultivating noble thoughts (MMS #2), singing the glory of God to drive away the sins of the mind (MMS #275), remembering that this world is merely a projection of the mind (MMS #78) and everything with form is unreal (MMS #238). With the help of these divine MMS messages, we can perhaps, one day at a time, perform this penance of celibacy by keeping our mind clean and pure. Obeisances at the Holy Lotus Feet!

    • Sarumati on March 10, 2013 at 7:37 am

    Watching this MMS, I`m pondering over the relationship between our 3 basic chacras, “the lower self” –
    and our 3 higher chacras, “the higher self” – as assumed – “in the middle” dwelling the heart chacra.

    When the lower energies tend upwards to the heart center, and the higher energies bend down
    towards the heart, then, in my view, a good interaction “on friendly terms” may take place.

    To attend this, one needs a very special look, taking care of the sense organs.
    They give us so much pleasure, colours and melodies . . . Sri Swamiji works so beautifully with them !

    Moderation is for me another word for celibacy. To focus the senses on a higher aim,
    not fighting against them, but taking care of all sensations – like a mother takes care of a little child,
    or Sri Swamiji taking care of us

    If we are successful, our child will try to be grateful, it will behave and try to learn.
    That`s my hope .

    • Maurice Clarke on March 11, 2013 at 6:21 am

    JGD. May we be masters of all the senses. JGD.

    • Pavani Kamalapuram on March 12, 2013 at 11:55 am

    JGD Appaji
    Beautiful MMS and KSHT’s favorite Navaratri Bhajan.. we conclude our daily Garba/Dandiya with this divine composition..
    Our heart and mind can be pure only with Appaji’s grace and following His teachings. His music has the power to cleanse and control our inner senses. We need to occupy our mind with His thoughts constantly to avoid distractions.

    • svetha on March 12, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    My beloved SADGURU, celibacy is not an easy undertaken, how shows all the scandals in the catholic church.
    The picture who shows YOU with SRI BALA SWAMIJI touches me very much. It causes in me a big joy. I feel this pureness and this enchanted me.
    I thank YOU and humbly I bow down at YOUR Lotosfeet

    • on March 22, 2013 at 3:03 am

    Jaya Guru Datta Puttuji_/\_!!
    Wonderful Triveni Darshan of Matha Jayalakshmi, Appaji and Bala Swamiji in 2 minutes MMS.!!
    The divine MMS makes us do Dandiya happily for the beautiful bhajan “Gurūjīnā nām nī hō māḷācē kaṇṭh mā”, celebrating Appaji’s Holy Dip in the sacred confluence of Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati (Triveni Sangama) during the auspicious Maha Kumbhamela and back to DP !!

    Jaya Guru Datta Appaji_/\_!!
    Hanuman and Yoga (source unknown)
    Hanuman is the quintessential yogi having a perfect mastery over his senses, achieved through a disciplined lifestyle tempered by the twin streams of celibacy and selfless devotion (bhakti). In fact, Hanuman is the ideal Brahmachari (one who follows the path of Brahma), if ever there was one.He is also a perfect karma yogi since he performs his actions with detachment, acting as an instrument of destiny rather than being impelled by any selfish motive.
    One can be really happy only by the control of the senses. Then the mind automatically becomes obedient. A peaceful mind only can achieve any thing good.

    Om Gurave Namah !! Om Sachchidanadaya Namah !! Sri Guru Datta !!
    Om Namo Hanumathe Namaha !!

    • Joseph on May 25, 2013 at 8:24 am

    Unique quality of Sri Swamiji’s messages is that most of the messages are generalised to be followed by all and not constrained to any religion or sect of people. This unique quality had generated interest in me to go through Sri Swamiji’s MMS. True, celibacy is followed and they take oath to stay back as nun or father, who dedicating their life to society and one of the best example being mother Teresa.

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