Ego is the basis for all sins ~ 17 Apr 2013

Nandana SGS MMS 322

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  1. Mahishasura had a boon that he could not be killed by any man. We know he was slain by Goddess Durga. Mahishi, the demon sister of Mahishasura was angry at this, and got Brahma to give her a boon that she cannot be slain by anyone except the son of Siva & Vishnu. Since both were male, she thought she will be invincible forever.
    Vishnu took the female form of Mohini, and came together with Shiva to create Aiyappa who destroyed Mahishi.
    Asura King Mahabali suffered a similar fate at the feet of Vishnu’s incarnation – Vamana (Upendra).
    When every entity in this Universe {Uni One; Verse Song} is an expression of the same divinity, what causes one to hurt the other? EGO – Edges Greatness Out (Repeated for the nth time in this MMS series).
    Pranams Sathgurudeva!
    We see your Grace in all of Creation. In serving others selflessly, we rise above our EGO, we serve Your cause, we serve God. In such service, we find our fulfilment.
    Jaya Guru Datta. Your Puttuji

    • on April 17, 2013 at 8:45 am

    Jaya Guru Datta Appaji_/\_!!

    • on April 17, 2013 at 8:54 am

    Jaya Guru Datta! Ego edges God out….thank you for this reminder again today and for reminding us all of the importance of service. Can’t wait for the concert on Saturday! How wonderful that South Africa will receive that healing! Sri Guru Datta!

  2. Jai Guru Datta
    Will we be sinners until we are enlightened? How can we act without mistakes? We have to face our life and duties and we have no taste for slow-motion or repeat; ok repeat, this will come automatically, this is called karma.
    But how can we lear without mistakes? Mistakes and sins, let us feel guilty. To lear and to find out what is good and right for me and what is not my way, without feeling bad, guilty, sinful, this would be wonderful.
    Sri Guru Datta and lots of love
    Om Namo Hanumate Namaha

    • madhu talwar on April 17, 2013 at 11:43 am

    jgd pranaams Parmatma this ego is like a weed in this beautiful creation of Yours, let us keep trying to clean and keep a check on it by growing beautiful thoughts of Yours, by singing Your glory, chanting Your holy names and by moving in the pure company of saintly persons may Your grace burn this ego, let there be no sin in Your universe onhn sgd

    • devayani rao on April 17, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    jgd! Pranamas to the holy feet of sad guru Datta!! Ego is the route cause of sin. Pride and anger
    makes us not to think straight. Ego is the main enemy of man. JGD!

    • venkateswarudu.bhadra on April 17, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    అసిత-గిరి-సమం స్యాత్ కజ్జలం సింధు-పాత్రే సుర-తరువర-శాఖా లేఖనీ పత్రముర్వీ |
    లిఖతి యది గృహీత్వా శారదా సర్వకాలం తదపి తవ గుణానామీశ పారం న యాతి

    • prakashbabu bhadra on April 17, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    నమో నేదిష్ఠాయ ప్రియదవ దవిష్ఠాయ చ నమః
    నమః క్షోదిష్ఠాయ స్మరహర మహిష్ఠాయ చ నమః |
    నమో వర్షిష్ఠాయ త్రినయన యవిష్ఠాయ చ నమః
    నమః సర్వస్మై తే తదిదమతిసర్వాయ చ నమః ||

    • lalithabalaji on April 17, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    బహుల-రజసే విశ్వోత్పత్తౌ భవాయ నమో నమః
    ప్రబల-తమసే తత్ సంహారే హరాయ నమో నమః |
    జన-సుఖకృతే సత్త్వోద్రిక్తౌ మృడాయ నమో నమః
    ప్రమహసి పదే నిస్త్రైగుణ్యే శివాయ నమో నమః ||

    • on April 17, 2013 at 1:14 pm


    • Vidya Sagar Reddy on April 17, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta Appaji !!! OM UPEENDRAAYA NAMAH !!! OM MAHAADEEVASUTAAYA NAMAH !!! Sri Guru Datta Appaji !!!

    • sridevi on April 17, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    Jai Guru Datta! No choice, we have to let go of this i-ness and surrender to one-ness….

    • Manu on April 17, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    Jai Guru Datta,
    Ego-perception is based on duality: you and I, good and bad. That´s why this kind of perception is always imperfect. Ego cannot see the whole picture, nor can it see beyond the obvious form and grasp that wich is all connecting and all-perseveering. Due to ego-perception we are ignorant of the fact that everything can be seen as a reflection of God. Seeing the world through the eyes of ego means seeing the world of differences, non-agreement, unreliability, danger, death and corruption, instead of a world that is only and purely love and perfection. Ego sees the world outside its mind, instead of seeing it as an echo of the love that we are and actually a dream within our mind.
    Please, Sadgurudeva, open our eyes, so that we can see the world and ourselves as being in Gods Hands only.
    Sri Guru Datta.

    • rose sheppard webster on April 17, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    Appaji doesn’t do anything by accident so then why has He given us this same message three days later from the first time??? Ego is the problem… we can’t get rid of it ourselves only Sadguru can uproot that stubborn weed. Only our Sadguru can open our eyes… ok we will keep doing our part. Ayyappa Ayyappa Ayyappa Ayyappa Ayyappa Ayyappa…

    • on April 17, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta
    Oṃ Mahadevasutaya Namaḥ

    Sri Swamiji gives us such a wonderful example of doing all His tasks complete free of ego. How beautiful is everything He does. Without ego we can be in complete harmony with the Divine.
    Pranams to the Divine Lotus Feet of Sri Swamiji.
    Jaya Guru Datta
    Oṃ Upendraya Namaḥ

    • rose sheppard webster on April 17, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    The green, circular plants at the end of this mms are called “dollar weeds” in Baton Rouge… my mother says. JGD!

    • lilashah on April 17, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta. I love you Mother. I will follow. Please bless me with devotion and strength. Sri Guru Datta

    • Phani Prasanthi on April 18, 2013 at 12:26 am

    Jai Guru Datta. Sri Gurubyom Namaha. Todays MMS is very Impressive.

    • G.Lalitha on April 18, 2013 at 12:48 am

    JGD Appaji – Please give us shakthi to bear everything and forgive everyone – SGD

    • Archana Penukonda on April 18, 2013 at 1:45 am

    As I see these messages about ego, I am realizing that all happiness and sorrow is a result of ego. We learned that ego is the source of all sins. Now, I see that ego is the platform on which our sins survive. Thank You, Swamiji for creating the awareness in me of my own ego, which rages like a wild fire and destroys all peace of mind in its path.
    Your creation is so wonderful, Swamiji. You’ve given us only one impediment in reaching Your Lotus Feet. This impediment called ego leads the mind in to believing that the body and mind are what I am. That’s what is causing me to sin. Bad thoughts are as harmful as bad actions You taught us. Ego first manifests as bad thoughts before getting converted to actions. Next time I catch myself with a bad thought, I know I’ll have to look, not at the situation, but at my own ego.
    Ego has infinite lives – every time I think I overcome it, there it is again, right the very next second. Only with the Sathguru’s grace can the ego be conquered.

  3. JAYA GURU DATTA! Shathakoti Shastanga Pranams to lotus feet of Parama Pujya Sri Sri Sri Ganapathy Sachidananda Swamiji, it is True Appaji, Thank you for sending a valuable MMS. SRI GURU DATTA!

    • sureshchandarts on April 18, 2013 at 4:04 am

    jaya guru datta ego is the greatest fruit of our sins and if ones lost it he is supreme for this for burning egoism one should have sadhana under the guidlines of paramapujya swamiji

    • padmamadala on April 18, 2013 at 8:50 am

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

    • on April 18, 2013 at 9:40 am

    Appaji Saranam, Ananda Saranam, Atmaika Saranam, Appajeee!
    Appaji Saranam is the solution for the removal of this mighty ego.
    You are our Upendra, Appaji.
    Pranams to Lotus Feet.
    Sri Guru Datta

    • on April 18, 2013 at 10:04 am

    In today’s MMS 322, Appaji says ego is the basis for all sins. That means the ego is the foundation stone for all sins. If such a foundation becomes strong, then the intensity of our sin increase. Puttuji you have given a nice explanation also for this MSG. In the case of mahishasura, his ego basically was very strong and that is why his life was ended in the hand of Goddess Durga. Similarly in the case of his sister mahishi also the same fate. Here Aiyappan was created and her end was in His hand. The photography and the Bhajan are apt for this MSG. From these we can realize ego is the foundation for all sins. In Mother’s creation in nature , our Appaji gives so much compassion to trees, plants, animals, birds and humanbeings. Therefore we should also develop the spiritual knowledge through the teachings of ourAppaji and learn to give compassion to others and should not give any chance to develop any ego in our life while we do anything. Thank You Appaji for such a nice teaching and we follow You. JGD.

  4. JGD! One of my favorite bhajans! Ayyappa! Perhaps Ayyappa will come and help me with ego issues! Ego bridled by God.. Ayyappa! Ayyappa!
    Is Swamiji looking at the sky and the souls which fly like birds unweighed down by Ego? Ayyappa I miss listening to that song…Thanks for introducing it to me once again! It put a smile on my face! Ayyappa! Pranams to YOU Swamiji!

    • dr.kodanda ram reddy on April 18, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    jayagurudatta puttuji, sashtangapranams at lotus feet of poojyaswamiji , with divine blessings of poojya swamiji, we will follow it by omitting ego, om namo hanumathenamjhaa

    • Venkat on April 18, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta. Wonderful bhajan and a great video. Another uniqueness I observed about this MMS is that it is probably the longest in the Nandana series. Ego is such a strong and powerful inner enemy that the message has to be repeated so many times in different forms for us to even try to get rid of that. It is only Appaji’s grace that can keep us away from ego. This is something that we should constantly think of and only then we may even get a chance to knock out ego. thank You Appaji for a very patient teaching and please bless us all to reach that state of ego-less-ness. Also, the appropriate God invoked, Lord Ayyappa shows us ways to kill ego with strict discipline. Jayaho Appaji

    • Neelam Bhambri nayyar on April 19, 2013 at 6:02 am

    Jai Guru Datta, ego definitely is the root cause of all problems. With your blessings and teachingsn we are learning to recognize the pitfalls. Pranam Sadguru

    • Maurice Clarke on April 19, 2013 at 6:40 am

    JGD. Jaya Guru Datta! JGD.

    • Sarumati on April 20, 2013 at 4:12 am

    I think, we cannot act without mistakes. By our mistakes, we try to learn.
    When we focus on our sins, we can very quickly get disappointed.
    We look away from truth, we try to avoid truth, in order not to feel ashamed and guilrty.

    If we focus on the learning effect and the positive action that will hopefully result
    out of Life`s teaching, we can walk towards success.
    “Let`s turn towards the sun, then the shadows will fall behind us.”
    This is a very nice saying in my view. Let`s turn towards Sri Swamiji, our teacher.

    • svetha on April 20, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    My beloved SADGURU,
    Humbly I thank YOU for all YOUR work with us.
    Koti Pranams to YOUR Lotus feet

    • Hira Duvvuri on April 20, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    322. పాపాలన్నిటికీ అహంకారమే మూలం. ఓం మహాదేవసుతాయ నమః – ఓం ఉపేంద్రాయ నమః

    • Hira Duvvuri on April 20, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    అహంకారమంటే, నా పేరు, రూపం కల దేహం, మనస్సు మాత్రమే నేను; నేను చూసే, అనుభవించే ఈ ప్రపంచమంతా నానుండి వేరుగా ఉంది, అనే భావన. నేను చూసే విషయాలకంటే, చూసే ప్రజల, ప్రాణులకంటే నేనే ముఖ్యం, నా సుఖమే ముఖ్యం అని అనుకునే మనస్తత్వం. ఇదే ఆవిద్య, అజ్ఞానం, అంధకారం, చీకటి. ఈ భావనతో వచ్చేది స్వార్థం. నేను, నాది, నాకు కావాలి, అనే అజ్ఞానపు ఆలోచనలు. స్వామీజీ జ్ఞానమనే వెలుగులో ఉన్నారు కనుక వారి మనస్సు విశాలమైనది. వారికి ప్రపంచమంతా వారి దేహం, స్వంత కుటుంబం. వారి ఆశ్రమం అందరికీ పుట్టినిల్లు. వారి ప్రేమకు అందరూ సమానంగా అర్హులు. మనం మన, మన బంధుమిత్రుల సుఖం మాత్రమే కోరుకుంటాము. స్వామీజీ సమస్త ప్రాణుల సుఖాన్ని కోరుకుంటారు. తమకున్న సమస్తం అందరికీ పంచుతారు. తమ సుఖాన్ని వెనక్కు నెట్టి ఇతరుల సుఖం కోసం తాపత్రయపడతారు. వారి ముఖం మీది చిరునవ్వు చెరగదు. మనకు, ప్రతిచిన్న విషయానికి నిరాశ, నిస్పృహ, భయం, దుఃఖం. మన సుఖం కోసం మనం తప్పులు చేస్తాం. ఇతరులకు ద్రోహం చేస్తాం. వారికి తమ సుఖం అనే ఆలోచనే రాదు కనుక, స్వార్థం, పాపం అంటనే అంటవు. జయ గురు దత్త

    • Hira Duvvuri on April 20, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    As I understand from Sri Swamiji’s teachings, ego is the wrong understanding, mis-understanding, the ignorant belief that ‘I’ is the body/mind/name complex that each of us identifies ourselves with. Swamiji, who is free from ego, identifies Himself with all that exists. With our narrow outlook, we seek happiness for ‘me, and mine’ alone, considering all others as unimportant or less important. To obtain our pleasures we deceive and deprive others of their due, their comfort, cause harm, and incur sin. Swamiji, on the other hand considers the whole world as his body/mind/name. His happiness is the happiness of all. The entire Creation is He, and His family. Hence, his bliss is eternal and He is ever fearless and sinless. We suffer by engaging in sin. JGD

    • Vanaja on April 21, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta,
    let the basis be selfless love, peace and understanding.
    May Datta protect and give guidance.
    Thank you for being with us, dear Appaji
    Sri Guru Datta

    • Pavani Kamalapuram on April 25, 2013 at 12:47 am

    JGD Appaji
    How do we every get rid of this Ego Appaji! We all are filled with it, that is why You are stressing this in so many messages..Only by cleansing our hearts with Your music, filling our hearts with You..doing selfess seva, we can get in the process of edging this ego out.. The process maybe painful and difficult, and the journey very long..but as long as You are near, there is no fear!

    • Dr.Venkataratnam REDDIBATHINI on April 27, 2013 at 2:14 am


    • Joseph on May 28, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    This message similes MMS 319. Ego destroys all merits and pulls us towards wrong direction to comitt sins. May lord bless us all to be devoid of ego and prevent us from committing sin.

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