Dharmic truths are subtle and sensitive ~ 9 Sep 2012

Nandana SGS MMS 102

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    • puttugam on September 9, 2012 at 8:45 am

    The little brat was cheerful, until mummy carried a bowl of spinach for him to eat. He would rather starve. Mummy explained that greens are full of iron, folic acid, vitamin A. Those eternal truths flew above his head. He kicked the bowl from the table. It was now becoming sensitive. Grandpa saw this and decided to help. He knew sunny was fond of cartoons. So, he bought some Popeye cartoon videos. Sunny enjoyed watching as Popeye swallowed tins of spinach and beat up Bluto.. and asked “Grandpa! Can you get me some spinach?”
    Eternal truths are not easy to understand. We grapple with them according to our own levels of awareness. Sunny couldn’t understand why he should eat spinach. Adolescents grapple with why they should treat everyone with respect. Elders dont realize why they shouldn’t fight in front of their children. They can’t understand why they should care for their parents, or share their food with the needy. Not their fault. As this MMS says, Dharmic truths are subtle and sensitive. Subtle.. not easy to understand, because we are in the moha of our senses and past experiences. said MMS 74 / 43718018. When our minds are corrupted, even a rope looks like a snake. We are blind to the obvious. And things get sensitive.
    Very sensitive. Prahlada asserted the omnipresence of Narayana, and his own father threw him into a snake pit. Vibheeshana asserted that it was wrong for Ravana to abduct another man’s wife, and his own brother became his enemy. Galelio asserted that the earth was not the center of the universe, and the learned men of his time put him under house arrest. When Narada asserted to Ratnakara that robbery and killing were sins, Ratnakara tied him to a tree and vowed to kill him if what he said was false. Yes, the truth can be very sensitive.
    Dharma is that which upholds, supports or maintains the regulatory order of the universe. That’s ok. Enslaved by our senses, where is the inclination to think beyond self-centered pleasures of the moment? Caring for the Universe is a far cry. This is where this MMS evokes Narayana & Brahma.
    The Upanishads declare – Narayana is the eternal being. He is all of the Trinity GODs – Generator ( Brahma), Operator (Vishnu) and Destroyer (Shiva). Dharma is born to Brahma. Like an engineer makes a user’s manual for the gadgets he creates, Brahma created Dharma.. the regulatory order of his Universe. Now, we know how abstract these manuals can get. It can get so sensitive, we will blame the gadget. Most of us need a live demonstration.
    This is where the Guru comes in. He wears white, symbolizing the dharmic virtues including : purity (spotless), oneness (confluence of all colors), peace (dove ), detachment (reflects all light that falls on it), protection (sunlight). He demonstrates the dharmic life through what he does. He simplifies the subtle and sensitive Dharmic Truths through personal guidance, stories, bhajans, music for meditation, kriya yoga, a dollar a day program, share your food program, nandana mms, and takes us to the Royal Albert Hall.. many many ways to contemporarize the eternal dharmic truths to the needs of the current generation.. Like grandpa did to get Sunny fall in love with spinach.
    We are grateful to you, our dear Appaji, for having made it easy for us to appreciate these subtle and sensitive dharmic truths.. We have read 101 ways (MMSs ) so far ! Empowered by that understanding, we dedicate ourselves to living these eternal principles. In doing so, we will play our role in Preservation of Humanity, which is your mission. With humble pranams at your lotus feet, Jaya Guru Datta, Your Puttuji.

    • Mukund Mohan on September 9, 2012 at 8:46 am

    Ananyascintayanto ye dhrrvam tesam parampadam
    Tasmat sarva prayatnena Guroraradhanam kuru

    Hundred and thirteen Millions of Humble prostrations to the lotus feet of Our Srirama Sadgurudeva !!

    • dariashakti on September 9, 2012 at 9:07 am

    Jaya Guru Datta, Swamiji for this beautiful reminder. Deepest gratitude for the beautiful mysteries and truths that you are constantly revealing!

    • Savitri on September 9, 2012 at 9:26 am

    Every action creates energy. Normaly we don’t realise, what for energy we are creating. When the action is finished and we don’t see anything, for us all is finished. But the created energy is here, is in the universe. And this energy has an effect. I think also the weather is created from these energies. I am sure, that all people feel these energies. When they are bad, it is difficult for people to stay in a good manner. It gives a resonance to their lower nature, to the tamasic structures. So there is more jealousy, violence etc. When we go the darmic way, we create good energies. People feel good and make good things. Everybody can influence the whole world with his actions.

    • Mukund Mohan on September 9, 2012 at 10:30 am

    Jai Guru Datta!!

    Brahma created Dharma.!! Appaji is Dharma !!
    Appaji simplifies Dharma !! Puttuji clarifies Dharma !!
    We will surely follow Dharma !!

    Sri Guru Datta !!

    • lalithabalaji on September 9, 2012 at 10:35 am

    sribhuyutha srihari chihnithbyam augstya rekhadibhi runchithbym niguda bhijakshramudrithbyam namonamah sdgurupdhukabyaam om namo hanumathe namah

    • prakash bhadra on September 9, 2012 at 10:42 am

    sri rama jayaram jaya jaya rama om namo hanumthe namah sachidanandarupaya vyapine paramathmane namah srigurunadhay prakaasanundamurthaye sachchidanandarupaaya krishnayaklesahaarine namo vedaantha vedyayagurave bhudisakshine

    • venkateswarudu bhadra on September 9, 2012 at 11:00 am

    thwamasmin kaaryaniryoga pramhaanam hari saththama hanumun yethnamasthaya dhukhah kshyakarobhva om namo hanumathe namah om namo hanumthe namah om namo hanumathe namah om namo hanumathe namah om namo hanumthe namah om namo hnumathe namah om namo hanumathenamah om namo hanumthe namah om namo hanumathe namah om nama hanumathe namah om namo hanumthe namah om nomo hanumathe namah om namo hanumathe namah om namo hanumathe namah om namo hanumathe namah om namo hanumathe namah om namo hanumathe namah om namo hanumathe namah om namo hanumathe namah om nmo hanumathe namah om namo hanumathe namah om namo hanumathe namah om namo hanumathe namah om naho hanumathe namah om namo hanu mathe namah om namo hanumathe namah om namo hanumathe namah

    • Indumati on September 9, 2012 at 11:04 am

    Jai Guru Datta
    Dear APPAJI,

    So it is very necessary to become more sensitive, this we get, if we listen to YOUR Music, YOUR Voice, doing Pranayama, Yoga and bring the consciousness into our body and focus the mind.
    Thank YOU APPAJI to teach us this :-)))

    The flower in the beginning of this video is a beauty 🙂

    • Pearl on September 9, 2012 at 11:33 am

    Sri Swamiji is the very embodiment of Dharma, living his life only for our benefit. We should follow his example and act on his every command. Jaya Guru Datta

    • Madhu Talwar on September 9, 2012 at 11:51 am

    Jgd Om Brahma Devaya Namaha, my humble pranaams to Parabrahman Who appears as Satguru and patiently, gently, lovingly makes us understand the tough and sensitive Dharma (speaking the truth, checking the desires, removing jealousy, forgiving, sharing etc.) to be practiced sincerely , simply and easily in our daily life, thank You Puttu Ji for being in my life, onhn sgd

    • KUMAR GANAPATHIRAMAN on September 9, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    Puttuji Words cannot express for this excellent presentation. We are gifted in this birth under the guidance of Sadguru Deva. Sri Swamiji has molded us to see all the beings are the creation of Appaji. We could feel the same being continued by Bala Swamiji and pray the same to be passed on to the next generation of humanity in general and to Datta Family in particular. Om Namo Hanumate Namaha Jaya Guru Datta

    • laxman on September 9, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    my humble pranamas to Appaji, jai guru datta

    • Phani Prasanthi on September 9, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    Jai Guru Datta. Sri Gurubyo Namaha. The presence of our Guru in this MMS is awesome. Dharma… “our right to do what is just and right and not what was destined” always guides one on the right path.Dharma has always withstood the test of time. In every circumstance of life Dharma never fails us. Thanks a lot appaji for making us to understand our dharma. Millions of Pranams to the Lotus feet of our Sadguru Pujya Sri Swamiji.

    • LavanyaAnand on September 9, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    Jai guru Datta Annaji..We love you..

    • Manu on September 9, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    Jai Guru Datta,
    I grew up in Germany and so the idea of dharma is something imported from the east. What I mean to understand about Dharma is that it is indeed very subbtle and that it cannot be contained in words or if, they are endless. To me it seems, and I might be terribly mistaken, that dharma is a quality of ones own awareness that keeps in view all the factors of a situation plus the way of the inherent dynamics and the best possible outcome of that situation. If this makes sense, then it would be a sadhana of the highest order to me, just to live according to dharma each moment of my live. And with my limited mind as it it is right now, I shure need the help of a great master and saint like Sri Swamiji to at least get some glimpses of how dharma works for me in my life or how I can live an at least halfway dharmic live.


    • Vanaja on September 9, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    JAYA GURU DATTA, dear Puttuji. Thank you for these various explanations. May my awareness grow so that I can always see if there is a rope or if there is a snake. Thank you for the wonderful tools helping me to have a balanced mind.

    Om Dram Datta Namaha

    • Aarka on September 9, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    Dharmic truths are subtle and sensitive ~ 9 sep 2012

    Namaste Puttuji, nice video. Thank You. Dharmic truths are subtle and sensitive. This quote also is not easily understood. Each person has his own dharma to follow which cannot be appreciated by all. This quote reminds me of a story about a Brahmin, who neglects his parents but does all rituals to attain realisation. When he is meditating, one crow disturbs him. He gets angry and curses the crow to die, it immediately dies. 
        One day he goes to a house and asks for food ( bhikshatana), lady of the house asks him to wait and goes inside to get food. At the same time, husband of that lady comes home, she gets immersed in his service and forgets about Brahmin. After she finishes work of her husband, she remembers about Brahmin and gets food. He will be very angry for making him wait so long. She looks at him and says ‘ I am not a crow to be a prey for your curses’. He gets puzzled thinking how she knows this incident. Trusting that she has some powers, he asks her for help to attain realisation. She asks him to go and meet a person residing in an adjacent village. He goes and searches for him in all auspicious places like temples, region where priests reside etc but fails to find him. After a long search and enquiry, he finds that person in a butchery shop and comes to know he is a butcher. As soon as butcher sees this Brahmin, welcomes him saying that he is sent by that lady.( It is the story when not even a postal mail was available) Brahmin gets astonished thinking how he knows the story already. Butcher takes him home and asks him to wait while he finishes his service to his old parents. Brahmin gets angry for making him wait for the sake of doing service to his parents. Later, gets realised by the teachings of a butcher that one should follow one’s duty ( dharma)  without fail. That lady’s duty is to serve her husband and butcher’s duty is butchery ( in those times, one’s job was predestined by one’s caste) and service to his old parents. Doing their duty without fail gave them the powers and contentment. Understanding the truth, Brahmin attains realisation by doing his dharma i.e service to his parents and  predestined duties. Namaste Puttuji. 

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    • on September 9, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    JGD Appaji. “A Dharmic path is the only path that leads to permanent happiness”. To be able to live a Dharmic life, we need to understand the meaning of Dharma. Living a virtuous, righteous life, upholding the various teachings of Upanishads and Vedas, does all this constitute Dharmic life? Yes, it does, but how many of us really have the guts to fight a lone battle with the world around us, that continuously pulls us down? So, how do we fight back? This is where Sadguru steps in. He enters our life when we are ready to be uplifted. He teaches us by example, He walks the talk, He literally uplifts us. Our beloved Sadgurudeva has shows us the various means to lead a Dharmic life. Who else, other than our Sadguru would care to make umpteen videos and utilise technology to its fullest capacity, only to teach us the importance of living a Dharmic life?
    He is an Avadhoota. Really, none of the wordly affairs matter to HIM. But did He leave them to us to fight our lone battles? He declared that He is our BFF, that He is the saviour, He is our Guru. He indeed is the reincarnation, who has come to live with us in this age and time, so that so many of us learn to fight Adharma and live Dharmic life. Vishnu Sahasranama ends with the verse “paritranaya sadhunam vinasaya ca duskrtam dharma-samsthapanarthaya sambhavami yuge yuge”. We are all witnesses to this verse. This in itself a subtle but sensitive truth. Pranams to you Appaji. Lots of love. Thank You Puttuji for the detailed explanation. Love the way, your thoughts flow, seamlessly. JGD!

    • on September 9, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta!
    Dharmic truth is indeed subtle. One great way i have experienced to come nearer to dharmic truth is viewing the Shatashloki Ramayana video often. Mostly questions occurring in the daily life will be answered. The answer comes just in the mind when seeing the Shatashloki Ramayana. And we become nearer to Sri Swamiji and get better and better intuition.
    Sri Guru Datta
    Om Brahma Devaya Namah
    Om Namo Hanumate Namah

    • Mukund Mohan on September 9, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    Jai Guru Datta Appaji !!
    One Hundred and thirty one Millions of Humble prostrations to the lotus feet of Our Srirama
    Sadgurudeva !!
    Om Namo Narayanaya Om Brahma Devaya Namaha
    Sri Sadguurave Namaha Sri Dharmasansthapakaya namaha !!
    Pujya Sri Swamiji knows everything. Pujya Sri Swamiji knows our needs. Pujya Sri Swamiji knows the depth of our ignorance !!
    As the MMS says Dharmic truths are subtle and sensitive. Due to that we never think of Mukti, liberation of the Self.
    Appaji simplifies the subtle and sensitive Dharmic Truths through many many many easy and interesting ways for us.
    With Devotion and discipline when we practice any one of the methods shown by Appaji, the rest HIS Holiness will ensure !!
    Sri ram jairam jaya jayaram saccidananda jaya raghuram !! Om Namo Hanumathe Namaha !!

    • Maurice Clarke on September 9, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    JGD. May we earn Sudguru’s grace to fully experience His subtlety in all aspects. JGD.

    • Hema on September 9, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    Thank you for making me love spinach, Appaji! Om namo Hanumate namaha. Jaya guru Datta.

    • Sreevidya Balasubramaniam on September 9, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    Jaya Guru Dutta! What a wonderful message and what great interpretation by Puttuji. The video is so magical and Sri Swamiji’s image is so austere with meaning. At this age, when Dharma is a choice it is often difficult to understand the ‘why’ behind these choices. With Sri Swamiji’s methods of teaching it has been made ever so easy! However, of the greatest methods Sri Swamiji employs, the best is the heart-to-heart teaching. When encountered with the choice, there is a voice that guides me to Dharma. I feel these subtle teachings are also personalised although Dharma is not contextual or relative. And this personalisation is indeed my Guru’s method with me that makes everything I aspire to do meaningful, relevant, and connected. And because of this connectedness, I never feel that I am forcefully following the subtle rules of Dharma. Sri Guru Dutta. Sreevidya

    • Dr S J Saikumar on September 9, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    what a wonderful message appaji. and the grandpa, spinach story captures the essence of the message. be with us always appaji and guide us to the truth in everything that we do.

    • on September 9, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta

    Learning each titbit everyday, we have crossed 100 MMS… wow.
    Pujya Sri Swamiji who is personification of Dharma, always upholds and protects Dharma.
    Pujya Gurudeva’s ways are mysterious and not easy to understand, like viewing of SSR over internet. It is amazing to see how much deep Appaji’s thinking is. Using latest techno medium called internet, pujya gurudeva is reaching each and every household of devotee and is blessing them.

    Sri Guru Datta

  1. JGD. Just like little Sunny, Puttuji has so beautifully explained why we should partake of everything Appaji puts on our plate. Om Namo Hanumate Namah.

    • on September 10, 2012 at 3:10 am

    Jai guru datta
    Appaji it is true that dharmic truths are stuble and sensitive .
    Like wise u teach us , this mms is superb
    Sri guru datta

    • Sarumati on September 10, 2012 at 3:22 am

    Dharmic truth as a dove, a white swan …, a unicorn, a white flower … as Satya Narayana … !
    this makes me so happy, dear Datta , and the story about the “eternal truth of the spinach …”
    We are happy when YOU are happy … !!!!! all my LOVE 9.9. 2012

    • Prasad Madala on September 10, 2012 at 6:48 am

    Jaya Guru Datta,
    Thank you APPAJI, YOU are our GOD. Please bless us with the strength and will to under stand and follow YOUR messages all the time. Prostrations to YOUR lotus feet.
    Om Sri Sadgurubhyo Namaha!

    • Padma Madala on September 10, 2012 at 7:06 am

    Jaya Guru Datta, Sri Guru Datta, Om Namo Hanumathe Namaha.
    Om Sri Sadgurubhyo Namaha.

    • on September 10, 2012 at 7:15 am

    Jaya Guru Hanuman,

    Thank you Puttugamji for providing an amazing explanation. Dharma forms the basis of having human values within our society. Without Dharma there will be chaos in the society. Below is an excerpt from Personality Development book I came across to help us understand about source of Dharma and the necessity of having human values in society –

    “What is the source of Dharma? The Atman, the ever-present Divinity hidden in every human being. ‘Hidden’ is the word. You cannot see It, you cannot feel It, yet It is there. How many things are there in nature which are hidden! But science is able to discover and bring them out. A proton in a piece of matter—it was hidden till nuclear science discovered that proton and even utilized it.

    Similarly, the Divine in the heart of the human being is a fact, is a truth. It is not a dogma, it is not a belief, it is not a creed. It is a profound truth. Satyam, Truth, is the word used by the Upanishads.’Nature and her energies are truth, the Atman is the Truth of that truth’, say the Upanishads. If this body is true, the Atman is the Truth of that truth.”

    What if we ignore the divine nature in and around us. We cannot but do evil, we become anti-social and thwart the human evolutionary process.

    We can choose to do good or to do evil; we have that freedom; by experiencing our spiritual oneness with others, we learn to serve people; many evils are removed from society thereby, including corruption and violence. That feeling of oneness with others cannot come when we are slaves of our genetic system; then we will be a source of evil to ourselves and to others. Once one becomes aware of the Divine spark within, one’s conduct changes. One’s self reaches out to the other selves in society in increasing measure. This is called atma-vikasa, expansion of the self.”

    Just as we beleive scientists and their discoveries we have to believe Saints who have realized the Atma hidden within all. They know the best way to help us realize Atma or God. Sri Swamiji is here to help us understand the subtle truths of Dharma, help us practice Dharma and then give us the highest fruit of Dharma which is bliss. All we have to do is take refuge in him.

    ‘Follow the master, Faith in God, Face the devil (karma), Finish the game’.

    Humble prostrations to the lotus feet of Sri Swamiji who is personification of Dharma.

    Om namo hanumate namaha

    • Madhavi katta on September 10, 2012 at 8:03 am

    Jaya Guru Datta! Sri Guru Datta!
    Om sadgurubhyo Namah!
    Sri Rama Jaya Rama Jaya Jaya Rama

    • Dr.P.G.Krishna Murthy on September 10, 2012 at 10:17 am

    Jaya Gurudatta
    We owe our indebtedness to HH Sri Swamiji for revealing the subtle and inner matters of Dharma and spirituality for our upliftment. The heart of the matter is our assimilation and retention of them for our own good. Let us hope to rise to the expectatiobns of Appaji with all our long association of Datta Peetham.

    • S.Radhamani on September 10, 2012 at 11:09 am

    Pranamams to Swamiji. Especially in this Kali yuga, these eternal dharmic rules and Truths are
    essential to follow and Sree Swamiji has explained with the example of Leaves, Spinach the
    meaning of how to convert those laws in our day to day lives. As far as my personal live is
    concerned, each day is a valid significant time giving me so much of message and total
    confidence . They are all pure eternal validated truths radiant felt in His unseen Presence.

    • Venkata Rama Krishna on September 10, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    Jaya guru datta.. Puttuji is also teaching us how to interpret and understand the colors of swamiji s rupam… Sri guru datta.. Thank you for the MMS appaji

    • pushpa on September 10, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    Swamiji incarnated to teach dharma, since i am with Appaji i became concious how important it is the follow darmic life, prostrations to Swamiji’ s Lotusfeet.

    • svetha on September 11, 2012 at 11:18 am

    Danke mein SADGURU, dass DU Puttuji DEINE Botschaften kommentieren lässt. Es ist dies eine grosse Hilfe, tiefer und weiter zu verstehen.
    Danke Puttuji, für Deine grossartigen Auslegungen.

    • on September 12, 2012 at 4:52 am

    Om Namo Narayanana, Appaji. Subtle and sensitive …..and difficult to follow indeed are Dharmic truths! But, Appaji has a knack (like the grandpa in Puttuji’s comments) to make it easy to follow for His children. We will follow Your instructions, Appaji. Sri Guru Datta.

    • Radha from on September 12, 2012 at 10:52 am

    JAYA GURU DATTA! No likes, no dislikes! I would so much I could be able! With my humble pranams to my beloved Appaji`s lotusfeet ! S.G.D.!

    • annessa on September 12, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    Indeed we are all little Sunny, this message is well explained by Appaji so we can understand in the importance of accepting all that he places on our plates. Beliveve in him, trust in him, Jaya Guru Datta!

    • joseph on September 13, 2012 at 7:27 am

    Dharmic truths are subtle and sensitive – 09/09/2012

    Short and sweet message….. most of the Dharmic truths are not understood. Even if understood, there are innumerable doubts to execute them. The only easiest possible way is to understand and follow the instructions of Guru which are always in Dharmic path.

    • Pavani Kamalapuram on December 17, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    JGD Appaji
    Everything in creation has a dharma, a set of rules. Some plants require sunlight, some require shade..otherwise they will perish. Similarly we also have to follow dharma in our daily lives to improve ourselves and prosper spiritually, otherwise living becomes meaningless.
    Thank you Appaji for the innumerable ways of helping us follow dharma.

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