Failures are the stepping stones to success ~ 21 Feb 2013

Nandana SGS MMS 267

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  1. {Nanjunda: Lord Shiva. One who drank (unda) the poison (nanju)}
    When Sage Durvasa cursed Indra & the Devas, they lost all their energy. The Asuras started winning over them. Following Vishnu’s advice, the Devas decided to churn the Ocean of milk, alongwith the Asuras. For that Samudra mathan (churning), they used Mount Mandara as the shaft and Serpent Vasuki as the rope
    What they wanted was an elixir of immortality, but what came out first was deadly poison. When the desperate Devas went to Vishnu, he asked them to go to Lord Shiva for help. Shiva in his compassion decided to swallow the poison. Parvati chocked his throat, ensuring the poison remained in his throat, turning it blue
    Pranams Sathguru!
    Even the Devas had to handle the poison first before they got the nectar from the ocean. That poison was their stepping stone to the nectar. So too, we’ll not be daunted by failures, as they are our stepping stones to success
    Jaya Guru Datta. Your Puttuji

    • on February 21, 2013 at 8:45 am

    Happy Bheeshma Ekadashi and Happy Guru Day prostrations to the lotus feet of Our Shivaswaroopa Sathgurudeva _/\_!!

    • Savitri on February 21, 2013 at 9:01 am

    When I make failures, I feel ashamed. But this is a pitty, because failures aren’t bad, they are a part of a learning process. Unfortunately I have learnt in my childhood, that failures are bad. Today in our scools teacher go an other way. Failers are ok and we should learn from it. I try to handle it also like this, but it isn’t easy.

    • annessa on February 21, 2013 at 9:56 am

    Oh what beautiful images in this video sms…. very beautiful and relaxing, then to see the image of Appaji giving us darshan was truly a beautiful ending to this beautiful video…..
    Thank you Appaji for this, all your messages come to us at the right time, you are truly with us every step of the way… teaching to learn from our mistakes and to grow from them…..
    Humble pranams to you Puttuji, Jaya Guru Datta…..

    • venkateswarudu.bhadra on February 21, 2013 at 10:07 am

    శ్రీ గణపతి సచ్చిదానంద సద్గురవే నమః
    శ్రీరామ జయరామ జయ జయ రామ
    ఓంనమో హనుమతే నమః
    శ్రీ జయలక్ష్మి మాత్రే నమః
    జయత్యతిబలో రామో లక్ష్మణశ్చ మహాబలః
    రాజా జయతి సుగ్రీవో రాఘవేణాభిపాలితః |
    దాసోహం కోసలేంద్రస్య రామస్యాక్లిష్టకర్మణః
    హనుమాన్ శత్రుసైన్యానాం నిహంతా మారుతాత్మజః ||

    • prakashbabu bhadra on February 21, 2013 at 10:09 am

    శ్రీ గణపతి సచ్చిదానంద సద్గురవే నమః
    శ్రీరామ జయరామ జయ జయ రామ
    ఓంనమో హనుమతే నమః
    శ్రీ జయలక్ష్మి మాత్రే నమః
    న రావణ సహస్రం మే యుద్ధే ప్రతిబలం భవేత్
    శిలాభిస్తు ప్రహరతః పాదపైశ్చ సహస్రశః |
    అర్ధయిత్వా పురీం లంకామభివాద్య చ మైథిలీం
    సమృద్ధార్ధో గమిష్యామి మిషతాం సర్వరక్షసామ్ ||

    • Indumati on February 21, 2013 at 10:12 am

    Jai Guru Datta
    Dear Swami AVADHOOTA
    So lovely YOU send this message, i feel protected and it took stress from me away. Thank YOU APPAJI.
    Sri Guru Datta
    Om Namo Hanumate Namaha

    • lalithabalaji on February 21, 2013 at 10:13 am

    శ్రీ గణపతి సచ్చిదానంద సద్గురవే నమః
    శ్రీరామ జయరామ జయ జయ రామ
    ఓంనమో హనుమతే నమః
    శ్రీ జయలక్ష్మి మాత్రే నమః
    జాజ్వల్యమానం సురవృందవంద్యం కుమార ధారాతట మందిరస్థమ్ |
    కందర్పరూపం కమనీయగాత్రం బ్రహ్మణ్యదేవం శరణం ప్రపద్యే ||

    • rose sheppard webster on February 21, 2013 at 10:31 am

    Jai Guru Datta! Let us all remember this message which is like medicine for the inevitable blows of the human condition. Sri Guru Datta!

    • madhu talwar on February 21, 2013 at 11:13 am

    jgd Pranaams Swami ji, since You are the only truth, present at every step, if i have You in my thought and deed always every failure or success keeps me comfortable because You are my goal, my every step is to reach You, You are in my sight and its all because of Your grace, thank You Parmatma onhn sgd

    • Madhavi on February 21, 2013 at 11:16 am

    Jaya Guru Datta
    What happened until we, as children, were successful in walking? We fell down, got up, tried again, fell down again, got up again etc. And one day we were not only able to walk, but even to run and jump! A child does not care about failing many times before he/she is successful in walking.
    As adults, we often get disappointed after a failure, but on the other hand we are fortunate to have the ability of analysing the happenings, learning out of them and then proceeding differently in order to reach success. If we act carefully and righteously success will come without having to fall down many times.
    Mom helps her child to get up and try again. In the same way, GURU helps HIS disciple to accept the failure, correct him-/herself and continue towards success. Real success is when we act in a selfless way and reach a goal that consists in good deeds. We need failures for the purification of our ego. Our last and greatest success will be to merge with GOD. We are so fortunate that YOU are guiding us with so much compassion towards this ultimate goal, dear SADGURU! Thank you thousand times!
    Sri Guru Datta

    • on February 21, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    To day , Appaji has given a nice advice as how to get success in our life. Puttuji , you have given a good explanation about Indira and Devas and how they have succeed to get the nectar finale. Here I remember Appaji’s words saying that , when ever we request Appaji to get our anything to be fulfilled , sometime His answer will be You Try and you will get it. Here the word TRY has got an important value. That is Appaji wants us to make an earnest attempt / effort to get it or to succeed depend upon the situation or our request. Here indirectly He is testing you and finale by His blessing , we will succeed. In this connection , I have got my own experience in 1982. , when Appaji’s usual visit to Cochin. During this occasion in one of the evening sathsang, Appaji told me why can’t you sing Bhajan . He further said that if you Try , you can sing. In otherwords if I try , I can succeed in it and that is real inner meaning for that. From that day onwards , I was earnestly trying for that by getting Bhajan cassette from our Ashram and listening to it regularly and finale we have printed the first Malayalam Bhajana Mala and started singing Appaji’s Bhajans. Now also at this age of 72 , by Appaji’s blessings Iam still singing the Bhajans. From this we should realize that when ever Appaji says You Try means , you will succeed, provided we should also earnestly attempt for that to full fill the same. In this Kaliyuga , we see our Appaji in the form of Lord Siva, by His blessings, we can succeed in our life provided we should also follow His words and teachings. The Bhajan also is very apt for this MSG , since Lord Siva also Nanjunda. From this MSG we should realize when ever we get a failure in our life don’t get upset and again you try , by His blessings you will succeed.

    • Venkat on February 21, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta. Wonderful video and a grand message. The video has taken us to the Kilasa with the appropriate glaciers – the failures challenge a person to spring back up and accomplish success. Sadguru’s grace added – there is nothing that we cannot learn from. Thanks a lot Appaji

    • on February 21, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    GURU DEVA,When we listened this message from your voice we felt very Happy,every body face failure
    several times in their life, but we should not loose our hope and courage try and try till success.

    • lilashah on February 21, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta. Please bless us to move beyond failures. Sri Guru Datta

    • on February 21, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta
    Om Namah Sivaya
    Through Sri Swamiji we do not only recognize our failures but He helps us to understand them. These experiences give us deep insight on how we can improve ourselves. Learning with Sri Swamiji is so wonderful.
    Pranams to the Divine Lotus Feet of Sri Swamiji.
    Sri Guru Datta
    Om Rudraya Namah
    Om Namo Hanumate Namah

    • Dr S J Saikumar on February 21, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    Thanks Appaji for this wonderful message. Being a Datta devotee does not mean that one will never fall down, but when one falls, Appaji will help us get up and guide us towards success. Jaya Guru Datta.

    • on February 21, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta! Some days are good days, some days are bad days. Just when it seems that you have moved two steps forward, your own ego takes you one step back. Thank heavens for laughter and friends. All dancers know that you must bend your knees in plié’ before you jump…Sri Guru Datta!

    • on February 21, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta Puttuji_/\_!!

    A very Cooling MMS in Tamil with Appaji’s Divine Voice taking us around Mt. Kailash !!
    The climbing doll on the steps to reach success beautifully tells us to follow Sadgurudeva to reach success !!

    Jaya Guru Datta Appaji_/\_!!

    Another beautiful MMS following MMS 265 ( The wise should earn knowledge and wealth as if they never expect to age or die) to avoid strees and to happily succeed.
    With your Grace, we will not be daunted by failiures, You are always with us to protect !!

    Sivaya Gurave Namah !! Sri Guru Datta !! Om Namo Hanumathe Namaha !!

    • Archana Penukonda on February 21, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta! Most of us may have heard this message at some point in our lives, yet today, it feels very real because it comes from our Sathguru. With sincere efforts, failures give us the knowledge we need to succeed. Failures teach us what we lack. Every successful person must’ve failed at least once in his life. In our spiritual endeavors, we may fail to keep a vow or promise we make to ourselves. But, when we analyze the reason for our failure and avoid the pitfalls, we would have defined for ourselves an approach to successfully keep that vow or promise in the future. May be we failed to keep our mind filled with noble positive thoughts all day, but the reason was perhaps an overdose of daily news or commercial entertainment or unnecessary conversations. Failure is a tough teacher as long as we are willing to learn. Obeisances at the Holy Lotus Feet!

    • Phaniprasanthi on February 22, 2013 at 12:39 am

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

    • G.Lalitha on February 22, 2013 at 1:37 am

    JGD Appaji – Thank you for the good message, it will really help people who are dissappointed in life, that to the message comes from Appaji. so gohead and start a fresh life do not worry Appaji will take of us and only thing we have to do is trust Appaji honestly and think of Datta and just Datta – SGD

    • Neelam Bhambri Nayyar, USA on February 22, 2013 at 2:21 am

    Jai Guru Datta, thank you for the valuable message. Will remember it and will not be fazed by the hurdles and will instead think of your divine expressive face in this MMS. Pranam Sadguru

    • Ramarao Chengalvala on February 22, 2013 at 2:33 am

    పసితనంలో వేసే తొలి అడుగులు, పలికే ముద్దు మాటలు, వ్రాసే తొలి అక్షరాలు, కొంత ఎదిగిన తరువాత సైకిల్ తొక్కాలని చేసే ప్రయత్నం …ఇలా అన్నీ తడబాటుతొ, అపజయంతో మొదలౌతాయి. అంతటితో ప్రయత్నం ఆపితే పురోగతి లేదు. ఆ తప్పటడుగులే తొలి పాఠాలై , అమ్మ నాన్న,ఉపాధ్యాయుడు, గురువు ఇచ్చే చేయూతతో క్రమంగా విజయం వేపు అడుగులేస్తాం.అపజయాన్ని , తప్పులను అంగీకరించడంలో తప్పులేదు. ఈనాటి విజ్ఞాన శాస్త్ర సిద్ధాంతాలు, శాస్త్రవేత్తలు కనిపెట్టిన వస్తువులేవీ మొదటిసారే ఆమోదిన్చబడలేదు. ప్రతి మంచిపనికి అవరోధాలు ఉంటాయి. ప్రతి గొప్ప పనికి తీవ్రమైన వ్యతిరేకత ఉంటుంది.పని మానుకుంటే ప్రతికూల శక్తులకు లొంగి పోయినట్లే కదా. కాలం కలిసిరాలేదు అని విరమించ కుండా ప్రయత్నం చేసే కొద్దీ ఫలితాలు ఉంటాయని,తప్పులనుండే ఎక్కువ జీవిత పాఠాలను నేర్చుకుంటామనే సందేశం బావుంది స్వామీజీ. జయగురుదత్త.

    • padmamadala on February 22, 2013 at 5:31 am

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

    • Bhargavi on February 22, 2013 at 6:27 am

    Om Namaha Shivayya. As our Beloved Sadgurudeva says Effort of hard work will never be wasted. Crossing the hedges with Sadgurudeva’s grace and attaining Our ultimate goal will give contentment. (Sachidanandam). Humble Pranams Sadgurudeva. Always at The Divine Lotus Feet of Sadgurudeva. Om Rudraya Namaha.

    • Joseph on February 22, 2013 at 7:53 am

    Vivid presentation with beautiful audio visuals. Absolutely true, because one should learn and correct their mistake and to pave way towards success. This message is also conveying that one should not be disappointed and depressed with failure but should keep going with life inculcating positive attitude. May lord bless us all with the acceptance, tolerance and mind set to correct our mistakes to be successful.

  2. JGD Sri Guru Datta.

    • svetha on February 24, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    My beloved SADGURU, still it is difficult for me to bear the moment of realizing that I have failed. But with YOUR grace I have experienced again and again, such situations as blessing in disguise.
    I thank YOU for YOUR supporting energie.
    Koti Pranams at YOUR lotusfeet.

    • Vanaja on February 25, 2013 at 12:48 am

    Jaya Guru Datta,
    Dear Swamiji thank you so much for this wonderful mms. Today my grandma died aged 98 and I am so happy for this stepping stones showing her the way to heaven!

    • Pavani Kamalapuram on February 26, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    JGD Appaji
    When we start working selflessly then failure or success does not matter. We have to learn to work by offering all the results to You. That will not bind us to any result, but will move us a step closer to You!

    • dr.kodanda ram reddy on February 27, 2013 at 2:45 am

    jayagurudatta ,puttuji , sashtangapranams at lotus feet of poojya swamiji , we can observe in our life, failure is not disqualification, if we attempt it sincere dedication definitly sucsess is there, om namo hanumathenamhaa

  3. Ah failure… wo was it that failed so much? yesm the creator of the light bulb, Ediaso, thomas edison a supposed ancestor of mine !
    Because of this statemnt i do not let my EGO taunt me so much with a failure, which happens in ones quest to succeed! It happerns invariably because quite frankly, it is hard to succeed! But, therecomes a time when all the failures mount up, as if on the crest of the serpents hood, and lo and behold you succeed! I think the Unverse, sees all the goings on and at one point gives her all to mount up and support you and GIVE you all athat is needed for success! the urge here is to keep on trying and never gie up! JGD!

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