Even if torn, clothing looks attractive if it is clean ~ 2 May 2013

Nandana SGS MMS 337

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  1. In Kalahasthi near Tirupathi, a hunter named Thinnan offered Shiva (Linga) the meat of animals he hunted. Shiva accepted it, as Thinnan was clean & true in his devotion
    One day, Thinnan saw blood flowing from one eye of Shiva. He plucked his own eye & placed it on the bleeding eye. The bleeding stopped. Then, the other eye of Shiva began bleeding. Thinnan decided to offer his second eye. But he knew after plucking his second eye, he can’t see where to place it. So, he placed his toe finger on Shiva’s bleeding eye, and offered his second eye too. Shiva was moved by his devotion. He appeared before Thinnan, restored both his eyes, and named him Kannappa (Kann:Eye) Nayanar (Saint)
    Pranams Sathguru!
    We realize God is attracted by cleanliness of heart with which we make an offering, than our offering itself. Just as how clean (subhrata) clothing looks good & attractive (virajate), even if it’s deteriorated or torn (kuvastra).
    Jaya Guru Datta. Your Puttuji

    • mukund mohan on May 2, 2013 at 8:45 am

    Happy Guru Day prostrations at the lotus feet of Our Shivaswaropa Sathgurudeva _/\_!!

    • Dariashakti on May 2, 2013 at 9:16 am

    Jaya Guru Datta! There are so many layers to this message this morning. Thinnan was condemned for his offerings because they weren’t acceptable in his society. But despite of the fact that the people saw him as unworthy, Shiva didn’t. Thank you for this reminder to trust the judgement of God/Guru and not of society, Sri Guru Datta!

    • M.VENKAIAH CHOWDARI on May 2, 2013 at 9:43 am


  2. Jaya Guru Datta Appaji ! “Om Namah Shivaya and Om Ugraya Namah” are today’s most powerful Mantras Appaji, along with a beautiful Bhajan ” Oh Kalahasti Eswaruda !!” which our daughters used to sing in all the Satsangs that we used to have every Sunday in Hyderabad.
    The message reveals the importance that Pujya Appaji gives o cleanliness and the least importance to the financial status of a devotee !! We are so fortunate Appaji to be at Your lotus feet !!

    • vekateswrudu bhadra on May 2, 2013 at 10:27 am

    ఈశ్వరో గురురాత్మేతి మూత్రిభేద విభాగినే |
    వ్యోమవద్ వ్యాప్తదేహాయ దక్షిణామూర్తయే నమః ||

    • prakashbabu bhadra on May 2, 2013 at 10:28 am

    చిదోఘనాయ మహేశాయ వటమూలనివాసినే |
    సచ్చిదానంద రూపాయ దక్షిణామూర్తయే నమః ||

    • lalithabalaji on May 2, 2013 at 10:29 am

    అంగుష్థతర్జనీయోగముద్రా వ్యాజేనయోగినామ్ |
    శృత్యర్థం బ్రహ్మజీవైక్యం దర్శయన్యోగతా శివః ||

  3. jgd.As day”s of teaching are advancing the Guru Bhodhana is getting bit tough.It is not easy to understand teachings like this.Some where at some place Guru must have spoken at lenghth,the ready reference is from “Bhagavath Geetha,Jeernani Vastrani”, yet here it referes only the end of the use of cloth.Appaji had gone a step ahead and says though torn if the clothing is clean it is attractive.
    Let us not go to this ages fashion of torn jeans and shirts.Appaji is taking about the attractive body that is giving beauty to the cloth that is torn.The individuals prayer to Guru is so pure it gives shining to the clothes and every thing that is around the Devotee.The individuals greatness out shines His ornaments.It also tells donot go for the external appearence,

    • Hira Duvvuri on May 2, 2013 at 11:11 am

    In spite of past breaches of conduct, and continuing mental imbalances, Sadgurudeva is showering His love upon me and thousands of other devotees who are far from perfect. I guess He is not concerned with the tears in the fabric of our lives, but only the cleanliness in our attempts to improve. That is very heartening and speaks volumes about the limitlessness of His compassion. Jaya Guru Datta

    • Hira Duvvuri on May 2, 2013 at 11:11 am

    337. చిరిగినదైనా, శుభ్రమైన వస్త్రం ఆకర్షణీయంగా ఉంటుంది. ఓం నమశ్శివాయ – ఓం ఉగ్రాయ నమః

    • Venkat on May 2, 2013 at 11:42 am

    Jaya Guru Datta. Cleanliness is next to Godliness – I saw it on the old prayer hall writings in Mysore. Jayaho Appaji

    • Brijesh Surendran on May 2, 2013 at 11:51 am

    wowo JGD!!!

  4. Jaya Guru Datta. Thank you Mother Swamiji for these teachings which are like soap for our souls. Sri Guru Datta.

    • Aparnaramakrishna on May 2, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    Jaigurudatta puttuji,We missed your comment today. Enthati satyam yogi sakalam visarjinchi evariki kabattani pata vastram laga kanpinchina yogi antarangi swachhata valla andari yokka drushtini aakarshinchutadu. ee satyanni telayachesina sadguruvuku ma pranamalu

  5. Jaya Guru Datta
    I was so impress, how clean and beautiful all Indian are, even in the small village, with less water.
    Sri Guru Datta and much love
    Om Namo Hanumate Namaha

    • TR.Sethuraman, Cochin on May 2, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    According to me, today’s MMS 337 is more or less linked to MMS 32 and 284. As per that I hope Appaji is once again reminding us to keep our heart clean. Therefore the photography and the story of Thinnan and the Bhajan are very apt for this MSG. As per MMS 32 , Appaji says God will reside in the heart of a true devotee. In this Kaliyuga , we see our Sadguru as our God and here I recollect His words saying that, you should try to register your name in His heart. But it is not so easy unless we are a true devotee. A true devotee means according to me, we should follow His words and teachings in the spiritual path and develop our spiritual knowledge and at one stage we should reach to the state of selfrealization . Similarly as per MMS 284 , God always look for a clean heart to rest and radiate His. Joy. Here it is also not so easy unless we should free from greed, doubt, anger and arrogance. From all these points it is very clear that , we can always keep our heart clean , provided we should follow all these instructions and in such person the God will reside in His heart. Therefore now Appaji we gotYour concept and like a clean cloth which may even torn or not, we will also take effort to register our name in Your heart by follow Your words and teachings in the spiritual path and keep our heart clean. JGD.

    • brahma on May 2, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta
    Om Namah Sivaya
    Sri Swamiji looks splendid in every moment. Every time we look at Him He appears different and most wonderful before us. The ´beautiful colors of His clothing are shining like the sun.
    MMS 212 said that we should keep all thoughts sparkling clean. Somehow cleanliness of mind can only be achieved when we wash our clothing quite often since old energies stick to the clothing. Water accomplishes not only to remove the dirt but also to clean energetically. It must be the Divine quality of water. Water is a most amazing element. It forms long reaching structures over many molecules. The orientation of these structures can be so complex that it needs very strong computer power to only simulate the orientation of some 1000 of water molecules.
    Sri Guru Datta
    Om Ugraya Namah
    Om Namo Hanumate Namah

    • Hira Duvvuri on May 2, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    337. చిరిగినదైనా, శుభ్రమైన వస్త్రం ఆకర్షణీయంగా ఉంటుంది. ఓం నమశ్శివాయ – ఓం ఉగ్రాయ నమః
    కొందరి బట్టలు ఖరీదైనవి, డాబుగా ఉన్నవి, క్రొత్తవి, అయినా, ఉతకక, చెమట దుర్వాసనతో ఇతరులను దగ్గరకు రానియ్యవు. ముఖ్యంగా ఇరుకైన ప్రదేశాలలో ఈ పరిస్థితి చుట్టూ ఉన్నవాళ్ళకు చాలా చాలా ఇబ్బందిగా ఉంటుంది. చెమట ఇంకని దుస్తులు చాలా త్వరగా కంపు కొట్టేస్తాయి, చూడటానికి శుభ్రంగా కనిపించినా, నదరుగా ఉన్నా. ఒకసారి ధరించిన దుస్తులు తప్పనిసరిగా ఉతకటం అలవాటు చేసుకుంటే, అందరికీ మంచిది, మురికి కనిపించటం లేదు కదా, అని అలాగే మడిచి బీరువాలో పెట్టేస్తే అది తమ ఆరోగ్యానికి, ఇతరుల ముక్కులకు కూడా హానికరం.

  6. JAYA GURU DATTA! Shathakoti Shastanga pranams to lotus feet of parama pujya Sri Sri Sri Ganapathy Sachidananda Swamiji, it is real Appaji, thank u for sending valuable MMS. SRI GURU DATTA!

    • ds on May 2, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    Jgd. God/Gurudev will give importance to cleanliness of mind. sgd

    • pinninti vijaya santhi on May 3, 2013 at 12:47 am

    manasuna durgandha bhueshtamaina alochanala tho, paapa karmalanu acharistu.. paiki enttho parisubhramaina, khareedaina, suvasana bharita maina dustulanu dharinchinaa prayojana meimiti?..manasuna bhagavannama sankeertana tho, satkarmalanu acharistu, sajjana sangatyam tho unnappudu..chirigina dustulu dharinchina aa manishi divya mani la prakasistadu annadei SWAMI bhavam..andukei manasika nirmalyanni tolaginchu koni niramtaram mee seva lo tarinchei shakti nivvandi APPAJI..sri mata..sri guru datta..jaya guru datta..

    • Phani Prasanthi on May 3, 2013 at 12:49 am

    Jai Guru datta, Sri Guru Datta, Om Namo Hanumathe Namaha.

    • gundalalithakumari on May 3, 2013 at 2:09 am

    Sri Ganapathi Sachchidananda Sadgurubhyom namaha

    • mukund mohan on May 3, 2013 at 2:10 am

    Jaya Guru Datta Puttuji _/\_!!
    What a beautiful story Puttuji on Guru Day !!
    So strong was Thinnan’s devotion that when he was about to offer his second eye, Lord Shiva appeared before him and said ‘Nillu Kannapa’ (Stop Kannapa).!!!!
    Sathgurudeva: Datta Swarupa, April 1986.
    God is not concerned either with the quality or quantity of the
    materials offered to Him. What he is concerned and sees most is the
    attitude or the feeling with which the offerings are made. Whatever is
    offered to God should be done with pure devotion and a pure mind.
    We will strive and maintain a clean heart with your Grace, Appaji !!
    Om Namah Sivaya !! Om Ugraya Namah !!
    Sri Guru Datta !! Om Namo Hanumathe Namah !!

    • Gilla Lalitha on May 3, 2013 at 2:36 am

    JGD Appaji – Like clean clothes please make our heart clean – SGD

  7. jayagurudatta

    • Maurice Clarke on May 3, 2013 at 5:14 am

    JGD. May our hearts and minds be always clean to Swamiji’s standard. JGD.

    • padmamadala on May 3, 2013 at 5:51 am

    జయ గురుదత్త! శ్రీ గురుదత్త! ఓం నమో హనుమతే నమః! ఓం నమశ్శివాయ! అన్న! అన్న! మురికి వస్త్రములు ఉతుకన్న! మనస్సుకు పట్టిన మలినము శుద్ధము చేయన్న! పుణ్యము వద్దు స్వర్గము వద్దు – నీ సన్నిధి చాలు అన్న – సచిదనందన్న. ( స్వామిజివారి చిటికె సాహిత్యం ). శ్రీ గురుదేవుల పాదపద్మములకు అనంతకోటి ప్రణామములు. శివాయ గురవే నమః! ఓం శ్రీ సద్గురుభ్యో నమః!

  8. Jai Guru Datta. This an excellent message to keep our things cleans. Cleanliness is Godliness, that paraphrase the old tenet. A clean heart is where, our beloved Appaji resides.Thanks a lot Puttuji for the invaluable message.
    Jai Guru Datta

    • laxman on May 4, 2013 at 6:10 am

    JGD let we attain CHITTA SHUDDHI pranams to Appaji

    • svetha on May 4, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    My beloved SADGURU, can we compare this clothing with our body? It also has scars, wrinkles and deformations. We do not have to make beauty-operations, just to keep it clean is important. That our soul can live in a clean temple.
    Thank YOU for this teaching.
    Humbly I bow down to YOUR Lotosfeet.

    • dr.kodanda ram reddy on May 6, 2013 at 10:22 am

    jayagurudatta puttuji, sashtangapranams at lotus feet of poojya swamiji, god will stay in clean heart, only, he will not stay in unclean mind, om namo hanumathenamhaa

    • madhu talwar on May 7, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    jgd pranaams and thanks Swami ji for encouraging always, a poor person with torn clothing if clean is better than the rich who is smelling in an expensive dress. Cleanliness at physical mental and spiritual level is very important Shri Rama says in Ramayana ‘ nirmal mana jana so mohi paavaa, mohi kapata cchala cchidra naa bhaavaa ‘ ‘ Tulasi mana nirmala bhayo jaisey Gangaa neera, peecchey peecchey Hari phirey kehata Kabira Kabira’. Cleanliness is followed by Godliness, may we practice to keep clean in and around also onhn sgd

    • Pavani Kamalapuram on May 7, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    JGD Appaji
    “”Patrani Pushpani Salilani Te Bhaktyarpitaniha Modayate”” – Mother Goddess is pleased if we offer leaves, flowers or even water with devotion (Bhajan – Kameshi Vameshi).
    The thought, the feeling and the devotion is of utmost importance. .external purity will in turn help in achieving internal purity. This body, this skin is all given by Him, one day just like discarding clothes we will discard this body and skin for a new one..it is our duty to take care of His things by remaining unattached.

    • Joseph on May 25, 2013 at 7:54 am

    Short and beautiful message about cleanliness. May lord bless us all with clean mind and thoughts.

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