Do not limit spiritual thoughts merely to the temple ~ 9 Mar 2013

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  1. Rivers fall through heights & flow through rocks. It doesn’t matter what terrain it flows through, the river is the river.. water is water.. always flowing from higher altitudes to sea level, then merge into the sea itself.
    Our ‘being’ journeys through this ‘human’ form, until it merges with its ocean.. its creator. Much unlike the river that remains a river right through its journey, as man journeys through this earth, his environment influences his inner state of being. His nature changes as he changes places.. clouding his perception of his own divinity.
    Pranams Marutiroopa Sathgurudeva!
    As Maruti, you opened your heart to show Rama, Sita & Lakshmana residing inside. Such was your pristine devotion, that it propelled your progress in the material & the spiritual realms.
    So too, we will retain our spiritual focus.. in the temple or out of it. In that steadfastness, we will progress to realizing our true potential.
    Jaya Guru Datta! Your Puttuji

    • on March 9, 2013 at 8:46 am

    Millions of humble prostrations to the lotus feet of Our Rudravatara Marutiroopa Sathgurudeva _/\_!!

    • Madhavi on March 9, 2013 at 9:14 am

    Let’s make our heart become a big treasure, filling it with spiritual thoughts. The better we are aware that You are all the time present in it, dear Swamiji, the bigger this treasure is.

    • on March 9, 2013 at 9:26 am

    Jaya Guru Datta! One need only read the stories of your devotees to see God in action every minute in every location no matter how poor or rich we may be, not matter our age, race or gender! Thank you for this beautiful image of Panchamukha Hanuman who reminds us that God exists in every element and in every direction! Sri Guru Datta!

    • on March 9, 2013 at 10:21 am

    Jaya Guru Datta Appaji
    the basic reason for having so many temples and place of worship is NOT to limit the spiritual thoughts. The dharmic (righteous) path shown by our sages and seers is so very powerful that in view of such a potential behaviour by humans in the times to come – they gave commandments that a temple be built in each town. It was not to extend or forcefit the path shown, but to ensure the righteousness lives in the human minds even in a subconscious state. Practice makes it perfect and the path shown by You has been an instrument to that practice. now we clearly understand why we have a place of worship, a place of service, a place of prayer, a place of feeding and a place of learning in every ashrama location from Appaji – Thanks a lot Appaji

    • Sahadeva on March 9, 2013 at 11:12 am

    Jay Guru Datta

    If you sit in the temple you are in the house of the Deva’s. The atmospher gives warmness and gives a feeling of protection. That feelings had to be evoluated that it is constant with you. In that way the ashrams of Swam Ji gives a stronger boost. The music is nice made in stereo

    • venkateswarudu.bhadra on March 9, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    ఓం మౌనవ్యాఖ్యా ప్రకటితపరబ్రహ్మతత్వంయువానం
    వర్శిష్ఠాంతేవసదృషిగణైరావృతం బ్రహ్మనిష్ఠైః |
    ఆచార్యేంద్రం కరకలిత చిన్ముద్రమానందమూర్తిం
    స్వాత్మరామం ముదితవదనం దక్షిణామూర్తిమీడే ||

    • prakashbabu bhadra on March 9, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    వటవిటపిసమీపే భూమిభాగే నిషణ్ణం
    సకలమునిజనానాం ఙ్ఞానదాతారమారాత్ |
    త్రిభువనగురుమీశం దక్షిణామూర్తిదేవం
    జననమరణదుఃఖచ్ఛేద దక్షం నమామి |

    • lalithabalaji on March 9, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    చిత్రం వటతరోర్మూలే వృద్ధాః శిష్యాః గురుర్యువా |
    గురోస్తు మౌనవ్యాఖ్యానం శిష్యాస్తుచ్ఛిన్నసంశయాః ||

    ఓం నమః ప్రణవార్థాయ శుద్ధఙ్ఞానైకమూర్తయే |
    నిర్మలాయ ప్రశాంతాయ దక్షిణామూర్తయే నమః ||

    గురుర్బ్రహ్మా గురుర్విష్ణుః గురుర్దేవో మహేశ్వరః |
    గురుస్సాక్షాత్ పరం బ్రహ్మా తస్మై శ్రీ గురవే నమః ||

    • on March 9, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    GURU DEVA,We always chant your name,your bhajans,bless us to serve you always.

    • Archana Penukonda on March 9, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta! Thank You Swamiji for this beautiful reminder. Spirituality is a state of mind, not just a place of worship. From You, I’ve learned that spirituality is an integral part of our lives, not something I switch on for a part of the day. This spirituality combined with Your constant presence everyday has given me a peace of mind that I would never have known. A billion suns cannot match Your purity and brilliance Swamiji. Your brilliant light helps get rid of our darkness of ignorance despite the thick fog of maya, sense organs and a fickle mind. May Your Holy Lotus Feet always rest in my heart. Please bless me to never limit spiritual thoughts to a temple or any other holy place. May Your image and thoughts always fill my mind wherever I am. Obeisances at the Holy Lotus Feet!

    • rose sheppard webster on March 9, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    with pleasure, Appaji! 🙂 Jai Guru Datta!

    • on March 9, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta
    Sri Rama Jaya Rama Jaya Jaya Rama
    We can find Sri Swamiji in our heart. Our body is His temple. The feeling “He is there” is so wonderful. It gives us all we need.
    Sri Guru Datta
    Om Kesari Sutaya Namah
    Om Namo Hanumate Namah

  2. Jai Guru Datta
    Dear Swami AVADHOOTA
    May be all things are better saved in our hearts, than in our minds~~~~~~
    Sri Guru Datta and prostrations with love to YOU APPAJI
    Om Namo Hanumate Namaha
    Om Namo Shivaja

  3. Jaya Guru Datta. Happy Birthday Puttuji. I love you Mother Swamiji. Let me think of Sri Swamiji and keep my mind on His divine lotus feet no matter where I am. Sri Guru Datta

    • padmamadala on March 10, 2013 at 12:02 am

    జయ గురుదత్త! శ్రీ గురుదత్త! ఓం నమో హనుమతే నమః!
    శ్రీ రామ జయ రామ జయ జయ రామ
    ఓం శ్రీ ఆంజనేయాలయాసక్తాయ నమః
    శ్రీ గురుదేవుల చరణార విందములకు అనంతకోటి ప్రణామములు
    ఓం శ్రీ సద్గురుభ్యో నమః!

    • Phaniprasanthi on March 10, 2013 at 12:52 am

    Jai Guru Datta. Sri Guru Datta.

    • G.Lalitha on March 10, 2013 at 4:08 am

    JGD Appaji – We wish you a very Happy MahaSivarathri – SGD

    • on March 10, 2013 at 5:01 am

    Jaya Guru Datta Appaji _/\_!!

    Rudravatara Hanuman darshan on the eve of Super Sivaratri Celebrations !!
    Beautiful MMS with breathtaking visuals !!

    Sadgurudeva, Katha Saagar II.
    One must not feel that, “God resides only at the temple or at a particular place only but not here”. One must lead a pure and faultless life.
    God’s power pervades all the five elements of nature ( earth, water, fire, air and sky). God knows everything. God is the creator, protector and annihilator. Everything in the universe belongs to the God only.
    Sadgurudeva, Nadamantapa, May 21,04.
    Selfless service is Guru Seva. Since God resides in Humans and it is important to always bear in mind that Human Service is Godly Service. Serving humbly – even to those who are full of ego will help them to understand how prepared and dedicated you are. Volunteerism is not a easy job. Don’t just serve with just physical body. Add to it the devotion and humility.

    Sadgurudeva, You have taught us that God resides not only in the temples but everywhere. Through Satsanghs, Bhajans, Healing Music, Naama smarana, Sadguru Seva,………….. and many other vehicles you have taught us that spiritual practice can be followed anywhere and that it does not need to come from the outside. Indeed through MMSes, You have taught us spirituality comes from the inside and can be expressed via the electronic, social, and mobile realms. You have given us practical means to translate spiritual practice to all walks of life. Our humble prostrations and infinite gratitude to Pujya Sri Swamiji !!

    Sri Guru Datta !! Om Namo Hanumathe Namaha !!

    • on March 10, 2013 at 6:40 am

    A good lesson in this Kaliyuga , Appaji has given to us stating that the spiritual thoughts should not be limited to merely temple only, but also to keep such thoughts even in our heart and remember the God every now and then. This is because today in this busy world our mind will be always disturbed and polluted , due to unwanted desires etc. In GuruGeetha it is said that , Lord Siva has come to this world in the form of Guru. Therefore , we see The Lord Siva in the form of our Sadguru, through Whom , we have to develop our spiritual path and store such energy in our heart also. Here I just recollect Appaji’s MSG on 8th march in our Ashram saying that, by seeing our Sadguru , the eyes of the devotee absorb the light rays reflecting from the divine Guru, which purifies our mind and entire system of our body. Similarly listening the healing music, visiting the Bonsai garden, and the Shukavana, when ever we come to Ashram will give a good peace of mind and also get a powerful energy which we should store in our heart. The photography is very apt to the MSG, since Lord Hanuman shows in His heart Rama, Sita and Lakshmana through which He developed a powerful energy from His heart and helped for all His success .The music is also apt for this MSG. Therefore , Appaji we got your concept and do our seva to your mission with in our capacity and store the spiritual energy which we are getting from you that will be helpful to lead a peaceful life. JGD.

  4. Jaya Guru Datta! Thank you very much for this timely reminder, dearest Appaji! Sri Guru Datta!

  5. JAYA GURU DATTA! Shathakoti Shastanga pranams to lotus feet of paramapujya SRI SRI SRI GANAPATHI SACHIDANANDA SWAMIJI. It is true we have to implement in daily life also. JAYA GURU DATTA!

  6. Yes Appaji
    We will try working it out in our real life APPAJI.

    • Dr.R.Venkataratnam on March 10, 2013 at 10:14 am


    • Maurice Clarke on March 11, 2013 at 5:16 am

    JGD. May the change of external environments not influence our inner environment. May our inner environment be ever fixed on You Swamiji. JGD.

    • dr.kodanda ram reddy on March 11, 2013 at 11:21 am

    jayagurudatta puttuji, sashtangapranams at lotus feet of poojya swamiji poojya swamiji, is reminding us again to develop spirituality continuously , so our spiritual thoughts should be always in heart, we pray at lotus feet of poojya swamiji to bless us to keep our mind at sadgurus lotus feet, om namo hanumathenamhaa

    • Neelam Bhambri Nayyar, USA on March 11, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    Jai Guru Datta, we will follow your advice and always keep the spiritual thoughts in our heart. I pray that you always reside in my heart. Pranam Gurudev

    • madhu talwar on March 12, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    jgd Swami ji may i see You in all and always and respect like Tulasi Dass Ji could see and do ‘Siyaa Ram maya sab jag jaani karahun pranaam jori juga paani’ . My Lord resides in all hearts how big or small they are my pranaams at His holy feet onhn sgd

    • Pavani Kamalapuram on March 20, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    JGD Appaji
    Temples are charging stations where we charge our heart,mind and body with positive divine vibrations to live our daily lives outside properly. We need to keep listening to Appajis bhajans constantly to continue the charging and cleansing process.

    • svetha on April 1, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    My beloved SADGURU, the heart is the temple which we have always with us.
    Please help us to keep it clean and open.
    Thank YOU for this message

    • Joseph on May 25, 2013 at 9:21 am

    God is all pervading, we give HIM a form and place to remember HIM. Spiritual thoughts are not limited to any place. Being spiritual includes being in thoughts of God and constant attempt for detachment with self to realise the ultimate truth of oneness. May lord bless us all with noble and spiritual thoughts.

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