Excess should be avoided in all things ~ 12 Nov 2012

Nandana SGS MMS 166

Permanent link to this article: https://puttugam.com/excess-should-be-avoided-in-all-things-12-nov-2012/


Skip to comment form

  1. Naraka Chaturdashi, Bali Paadyami, Skanda Sashti : Occasions to celebrate.. AND recall the consequences of excessiveness, as illustrated through puranic stories of Narakasura, Mahabali & Surapadma.

    Thankful deepavali pranams, dear Sathguru !

    You’ve answered our prayers by revealing the secret of lasting happiness – The virtuous practice of Moderation.

    You’re Gauri, the consort of Siva (sankara jaye). Please keep vigil on us, Oh Devi! (rakshinsu devi) – the one who shines like the sun (ravi sata bhase) – so we don’t slip into the moha of excessiveness. We know you created Skanda to destroy Soorapadma for that reason. We don’t want such a fate.

    We see beautiful flowers bloom, when it rains & shines in moderation. We know the gory consequences of excessive rain or shine. We get the point, Sadguru. We’ll follow you, beginning with the way we celebrate this Deepavali. In living a life of moderation we will find lasting happiness. Jaya Guru Datta, Your Puttuji

    • on November 12, 2012 at 8:46 am

    Na Guro radhikam Na Guro radhikam Na Guro radhikam Na Guro radhikam
    Siva sasanata Ssiva sasanata Siva sasanata Ssiva sasanatah !!

    Miillions of humble Deepavali pranams to the lotus feet of Gauri Swaroopa
    Sadgurudeva !! Happy Deepawali !!

    • dariashakti on November 12, 2012 at 8:56 am

    Jaya Guru Datta, Swamiji! When I first started practicing Kriya Yoga I would intently practice for a while and then it seemed as if I had to stop and go out into the world. It was like there was too much energy to just sit and do sadhana and what was generated through the practice had to be released into action. Then I would be in active in the world for awhile and become exhausted and need to withdraw back into practice. This yo yo behavior went on for a few years. Now I understand the need for moderation, the need for both private time for sadhana, but also time in the world. Without that balance, it’s easy to become imbalanced. Om Aditaya Namaha! I love the sunflowers and the final mantra. The sun is a great metaphor for learning moderation. We need sunlight to be healthy, but too much burns us….too little makes us ill. Sri Guru Datta!

    • sai shyam on November 12, 2012 at 9:17 am

    Thanks! jai guru datta! Balance in everything, then Swamiji?

    • Savitri on November 12, 2012 at 9:19 am

    I know it so good and I have a big fight with me, and this already a few years. It is so difficult, I have realy problems. I know that with the help of Swamiji I will find a solution, but at this time I can’t see, where the way for this solution could go. I hear always the music from Swamiji and hope, soon the healing will go on!

    • rose sheppard webster on November 12, 2012 at 9:27 am

    So simple, so true and so easy to follow. This is a really cool video btw. JGD

    • lalithabalaji on November 12, 2012 at 10:06 am

    sri rama jaya rama jaya jaya rama
    sri ganapathisachchdananda sadgurave namah
    sri jaya lakshmi mathre namah
    om namo hanumathe namah

    • prakashbabu bhadra on November 12, 2012 at 10:10 am

    dathaatreya samaarum nrusimhadika madyamaam | sachchidanada paryenth vunde guru parum paraam ||

    • venkateswrudu bhdra on November 12, 2012 at 10:13 am

    sri bhuyutha sri hari chihnithaabyam
    augasthya rekaadibhi runchithaabyaam
    nigooda bhijaakshra mudri thaabyaam
    namo namah sadguru padhukaabyaam ||

    • Indumati on November 12, 2012 at 10:29 am

    Jaya Guru Datta
    Dear Swami AVADHOTTA,
    May be this advice helps us to stay in balance, thank YOU for this help APPAJI 🙂
    Sri Guru Datta
    love <3 love <3 love <3

    • Joseph on November 12, 2012 at 10:35 am

    What an awesome message!!! Desire for excess only means greed. It can never be healthy or give peace of mind. Excess of attachment, enemity, friendship, sleep, work, food, emotions like anger, hatred etc…. proves dangerous. True, excess of anything should surely be avoided and following this will let us live in harmony with ourselves and with surroundings. May lord bless us all so that we do not have desire for excess thus lead life with satisfaction and peace.

    • Manu on November 12, 2012 at 10:39 am

    Jai Guru Datta,
    exessive use of anything is greed put into practise. Greed is fed from fear – fear of not having enough – lack of fullfillment and the fear to confront this lack and make the right conscious choice. To restrain from something that promisses a happy minute is a sadhana to me. It demands control of my senses and the will to throw away the crutches of that promise, a promise full of lies and deception, at least when I give way to continious use of that “promise”. To use anything without becoming too attached to it would mean I can move about freely and still dwell in the freshness of my spirit and be content with this. I once had the thought “a mind that knows boredom isn´t selfsuficient.” I am somewhat addicted to waching too much tv. I pray to Sri Swamiji – “Please, Swamiji, help me to overcome this error. Help me to build up the strength to be happy and content without sensegratification.
    Sri Guru Datta.

    • dr.kodanda ram reddy on November 12, 2012 at 10:40 am

    jayagurudatta sashtangapranams at lotus feet of poojya swamiji,, om namo hanumathenamhaa

    • Binaka (Rebecca) Swinden on November 12, 2012 at 10:41 am

    Thank you Sri Swamiji for this beautiful message. Infinite pranams to SadGuru. Please keep showing us the way.~Om Namo Hanumate Namah~Jaya Guru Datta~ Love, Binaka

    • dr.kodanda ram reddy on November 12, 2012 at 10:42 am

    jayagurudatta sashtangapranams at lotus feet of poojya swamiji- om namo hanumathenamhaa

    • Vanaja on November 12, 2012 at 11:09 am

    Jaya Guru Datta,
    dear Puttuji a very true mms today. After excess there will be suffering – always. I remember years ago when you told us: “If you get very happy, be carful”. Life is a story of ups and downs. I want to mind your word! I pray to keep the balance.
    Sri Guru Datta

    • A.Krishnan Pillai on November 12, 2012 at 11:24 am

    Sri Ganapati Sachchidananda Datta Sadhgurubyo namaha. Deepawali blessings message reached already. Shastanga pranams to the lotus feet os pujya sadhgurudev.May the light of Gurudev enlighten all. Good message to practice in good day .Auspicious time may fall on all.
    Jaya Guru Datta.

  2. there must be contentment with what appaji blesses

    • DFr.satyanarayana&dr.uma devi,SGS Hospital on November 12, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    JGD.When Guru knows what to give,when give and how much to give,why ask more of anything.Jaya Guru Datta, APPAJI the LIGHT of my Life,Our Lives,Anantakoti Pranamams at the Holly feet.As usual this DEEPAVALI gives the light of Knowlegde.Let us become the beacons of Light that show the PATH to SATHGURU.

    • Madhu Talwar on November 12, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    jgd pranaams Swami ji, such hei ativrishti yaa anaavrishti donon hi haani kaarak hein, humaarey nitya prati ke vyavhaar main bhi humain yeh jaagriti baratani chaahiye, punjaabi ki ek kahaavat hei “Atta naa boutaa bolanaa atta naa bouti chuppa, atta naa boutaa varasanaa atta naa bouti tuppa”. Seemaa main rehanaa hi surakshit hei. eka vaahan chaalak yadi gati ki seema ka dhyaan na karey to kisi bhi kshana durghatanaa ka shikaar ho sakataa hei, Guru Kripa ka sadupayog hona chaahiye sanyam atiaavashyak hei. onhn sgd

    • svetha on November 12, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    Ein Mittelmass zu finden ist gar nicht so einfach auf unserer schönen Erde, überall sind grosse Versuchungen.
    Wie schnell geraten wir aus dem Gleichgewicht: essen zuviel, sprechen zu laut, gestikulieren zu wild.
    Mein liebster SADGURU, danke von tiefstem Herzen, dass DU uns hilfst, in die Mitte zu kommen.

    • Vidya Sagar Reddy on November 12, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta Appaji !!!! Thanks for the Great MMS Message !!!! OM SKANDAYA MAMAH !!! OM BRAHMA DEVAYA NAMAH !!!! Sri Guru Datta !!!!

    • Vinay Bhaskar on November 12, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    Swamiji vaari aaseessulu ee Deepavali parvadinana mana andari meeda prasarinchi manaloni cheekatini tolaginchalani prardistunnamu

    • on November 12, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Happy Diwali Sri Appaji.

    • Vindar Badall on November 12, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Jai Guru Datta.
    Thanks to Appaji for blessing us with His divine guidance. May our Sadguru bless us to be moderate in our activities. I love to hear ‘Gauri Taaye’. Only our Sadgurudev can guide us. Jai Guru Datta.

    • Madhavi M.E on November 12, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    This MMS gives me an good opportunity of pondering over the question: In which circumstances do/did I exagerate in my way of acting? What are/were the consequences of excess? How to be aware of the moment when I reach the limit so that I can put a stopp and avoid to „fall“ into excess? I had a very hard experience because of doing something with excess during a long time, and it spoiled many things in my life with consequences that could be only partly «repared». Now I am forced to live with restrictions, which is in fact the opposite of excess! That’s the result! If I had not done this big mistake my life would be much more balanced. What a lesson! Yes, thank you, dear Appaji, for this MMS, I will be more careful about what I do in the future. Jaya Guru Datta.

    • Madhavi Katta on November 12, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta! Sri Guru Datta!
    Yes, if we avoid and remove excess things every thing will be happy and clean. Thank you Appaji, please bless us to follow this. Happy Deepawali.My humble pranamams to Your Lotus Feet.
    Om Namo Hanumate Namah
    Om Sri Sadgurave Namah.

    • on November 12, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Jai Guru Datta and Happy Deepavali Dear Puttuji !!

    Thank you for the wonderful MMS and Appaji’s beautiful deepavali darshan !! We will follow you!! Sri Guru Datta !!

    • Hema on November 12, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    Excess binds our senses, heart and mind and make us a slave to maya. Too much , food, luxury, money, even too much love for family turns us into slaves. It is not easy to take what we need and not what we want. Please help us Appaji , so we have control over our indulgences. Om nam Hanumate namaha. Jaya guru Datta.

    • Kambhoji on November 12, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    Excess means something goes out of plomb,
    gets out of control, is thrown out of balance
    and sooner or later falls into misery…

    Dearest Appaji,
    You teach us how to avoid that,
    how to do everything in moderation
    how to take care of our center and to become well balanced
    so that we can stay modest and content in our hearts.

    Please help me to resist the temptations which knock at the door in this Kaliyuga
    help me to concentrate on Your teachings
    and prick up my ears for the fine inner divine voice which guides me!
    Thank You so much!

    Yours Kambhoji

    • Maurice Clarke on November 12, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    JGD. Dear Guruji, please strengthen us to walk to “Middle Path”. JGD.

    • Glory of Rama on November 12, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    Happy Deepavali to Sadguru Sri Swamiji and to all friends and family members! In this wonderful and most perfect Creation isn’t everything always perfectly balanced? To our ignorant eyes perhaps sometimes things seem imperfect and out of balance. But Nature has a way of restoring balance always, sooner or later. Let us all follow nature and maintain our balance with help from our compassionate Gurudeva. Jaya Guru Datta

    • Hira Duvvuri on November 12, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    Happy and Safe Deepavali to All! Let us avoid excess in spending, eating, sleeping, enthusiasm with fire crackers, leniency in attitude, in fun and lack of discipline. Let us all follow our Sadgurudeva’s perfect example of moderation in everything that we do. Jaya Guru Datta

    • Anjana on November 12, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    Jai Guru Datta ….dearSadgurudeva thank you for reminding me that for yoga to happen the mind body and spirit need to be in Balance! Moreover the video shows cloudy skies giving way to a beautiful clear blue sky. Getting excited over things is of no use; life is dynamic. Thanks to time we can develop a wiser perspective based on the real Truth of our uncaused oneness with God. I love ‘Gauri Taaye’ ! Thank you for all the beautiful bhajans you have given the world! Sri Guru Datta

    • jukanti santosh kumar sdhs volunteer hyderabad on November 12, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta ” HAPPY DEEPAVALI om sri jayalakshmi matrae namaha ” Om Namo hanumathe Namaha “Pranams to the lotus of Pujya Sri Appaji and pujya sri balaswamiji …Sri Guru Datta.

    • Swarnaprabha YS on November 12, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    Seeking guidance & clarity.
    Offering namaskarams & prayers.
    JGD Puttuji.

    • sridevi on November 13, 2012 at 6:10 am

    Jai Guru Datta! I have always heard that the right measurement is the remedy for a balanced life. And experience proofs this saying. The path of the middle expresses the same thing. Finally it may help us to get out of the apparent dualities. May we all be more and more balanced in all things with our Sadguru’s grace. Koti pranams to His divine feet

    • tunga on November 13, 2012 at 6:11 am

    as I used to be very excessive in all things, be it drugs or duties, I know the devastating consequences of excess. I’m so glad and grateful that by the loving and patient teaching of sri swamiji I grew able to more and more walk on what we call «der goldene mittelweg» in german (the golden way between). may my life –by the grace of our beloved sadguru –be balanced more and more as to flourish more and more towards the Divine sun and source of all.

    • Gilla Lalitha on November 13, 2012 at 6:20 am

    JGD Appaji – We wish you a very Happy Deepavali – We also wish the entire Datta family a very Happy, Prosperous Deepavali – May Datta bless every one with health, wealth, happiness & increase Bhakti in everyone’s life – Om Jaya Lakshmi Mathaye Namah – SGD

    • T.r.sethuraman, Cochin on November 13, 2012 at 6:29 am

    Being Deepavali, Puttuji, Appaji has given a beautiful MMS. The music ( Gauri taye) is so nice and your explanation for the same is superb. Here Appaji has mentioned about the word ( Excess)  has got a great meaning. Therefore the fact that unwanted desires are very dangerous in our life. According to me in this MMS, Appaji has further refined this concept( un wanted desires)  from MMS79,87, and138. As already mentioned by Appaji, our mind has got an important role in every aspect of our life. Hence the first step isto control our mind and there by our Will power also increase which lead to dispassion. For all these with out the help of a Sadguru you cannot develop to such a state. Hence we should follow our Sadguru’s words and teachings very strictly and develop our spiritual path so that we can get rid of any excessive things.   JGD

    • padmamadala on November 13, 2012 at 6:30 am

    జయ గురుదత్త, శ్రీ గురుదత్త, ఓం నమో హనుమతే నమః!
    ఓం స్కందాయ నమః
    గాలివానలు ఎండమావులు వేడి చలిగాలులు
    సమముగా వుండిన బతుకు తెరువులు
    క్రమము తప్పితే మనుషులు సమసిపోవుదురు – సచ్చిదానంద
    ( స్వామిజివారి చిటికె సాహిత్యం )
    శ్రీ గురుదేవుల పాదపద్మములకు శతకోటి ప్రణామములు .
    ఓం శ్రీ సద్గురుభ్యో నమః

    • Radha from on November 13, 2012 at 9:52 am

    JAYA GURU DATTA! Wir kennen das geflügelte Wort des goldenen Mittelweges. Nicht zuviel und
    nicht zuwenig. Liebster Appaji, bitte hilf mir immer auf diesem goldenen Gleichgewichtsweg zu sein!
    Danke Dir von ganzem Herzen, geliebter Sadgurudeva für Deine unentwegte grosse Hilfe! Ich verneige mich vor Deinen heiligen Lotusfüssen. S.G.D.!

    • Neelam Bhambri Nayyar, USA on November 14, 2012 at 4:06 am

    Jai Guru Datta, Shubh Deepavali to all Datta devotees. I pray that I be always guided by Sadguru’s teaching.
    Pranam sadguru

    • Pavani Kamalapuram on November 15, 2012 at 9:24 am

    JGD Appaji
    Just as You are holding the rose firmly.. we pray for You to hold our minds firmly!
    If there is any excess let it be in devotion and love like Goda Devi..let there be excess in seva and moderation in our behaviour! Thank you Appaji!

    • pushpa on November 17, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    I want only one excess, that is devotion for my beloved Sadguru. Prostrations to Your Lotusfet.

    • Sarumati on November 25, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    What a striking video . Deepavali in my heart … : )

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


Forgot Password?

Join Us

Password Reset
Please enter your e-mail address. You will receive a new password via e-mail.