Fill your heart with pleasant feelings ~ 3 Sep 2012

Nandana SGS MMS 96

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  1. There can’t be a better way to start the week than to begin with invoking Lord Ganesha – Bhajan ‘Galadhaana gandam’ sung by His Holiness.. ( Track 7 – Album ‘Nada Chintana’ ). And what a beautiful sight of His Holiness in the company of kangaroos.. they seem to swarm around him like the bees that swarm around Ganesha ( milath brunga shandam ).

    His Holiness spreads pleasantness always.. He is Satchitananda Swaroopa. And, pleasantness is an infectious emotion.. even animals can pick it up. You see parrots, dogs, cows, deers, elephants, kangaroos even snakes.. are all pleasant and peaceful when they are with Gurudeva. If any of us lesser mortals go near them, we know the fear we create in them. We fear them.. and they pick up that feeling.. and play it back to us. Fear begets fear. Pleasantness begets pleasantness. When we are in the vicinity of His Holiness, don’t we feel the same pleasantness? Of course we do.

    This MMS says “Fill your heart with pleasant feelings for others and not with enmity”. Why not ? With Ganesha taking care to remove obstacles in our way, and with His Holiness walking with us always and even carrying us on His shoulders when it would be unsafe for us to walk, where is the room for enmity or unpleasant feelings for others?

    So, in a way, this MMS asks us to learn from those kangaroos which seem to be enjoying the company of our Gurudeva. We get the message, Your Holiness. We can choose to be pleasant always because we believe we have your blessings always, we feel your presence in our hearts always.. We close our eyes, and we can see that radiant smile, feel that warmth always. That feeling of motherly love and compassion is everlasting. . you see even those kangaroos are enjoying it. They really look like children surrounding their mother. Of course, you are the Divine Mother personified. You are Sanatana – meaning eternal – source of Ananda.

    Yes, Your Holiness, like how a gardener fills the land with crops so that there is no room for weeds to grow, we will also fill our hearts with pleasantness for others so that there is no room for enmity to creep in. We know what goes around, comes around. So, when we spread pleasant feelings for others, we will also receive the same from them. We know our world is nothing but a projection of our minds. We will fill our hearts with pleasant feelings for others, so that we see the whole world that way. Our grateful pranams at your holy feet, Appaji – for this realization.
    Jaya Guru Datta, Your Puttuji.

    • on September 3, 2012 at 8:48 am

    Guru padankitam yatra gaya sadhoksajodbhava
    Tirtharajah prayagosau Gurumurtyai namonamah !!

    Millions of Humble prostrations at the lotus feet of Dattavatara Karuna Sagara Saccidananda Sadgurudeva Appaji!!

    • Pavani Kamalapuram on September 3, 2012 at 9:08 am

    JGD Appaji

    Mind is like a mirror.. Appaji’s mind is pure and clear like the rest of nature. Hence all of nature including the animals automatically are drawn to Him. Animals, nature have a better grasping and closeness with Appaji because they immediately relate to the pure love. Only humans with their hearts full of everything except purity fail to comprehend Him completely. We need to empty our hearts of all wordly matters then only we can fill it with pure love by listening to His music.
    Then we can also become like the parrot He held so dearly in His divine hands.

    • on September 3, 2012 at 9:09 am

    Jaya Guru Datta, Swamiji for this wonderful message this morning. We all have negative thoughts about others from time to time. The trick is to make ourselves aware of the the thoughts we are having. Sometimes we get so caught up in our thoughts that we aren’t aware of what we really are doing with them. This soul tries, when I realize that I am thinking in a negative way about someone, to stop myself, surround them with light and love and give them to Swamiji. The more I do this, the less negative thoughts I have and the less I think about those I perceive as hurting me or with whom I am angry for some reason. I find that when I do this, when I next see the person, I am less affected emotionally, even if that person remains a difficulty in my life or remains hostile in some way. Their behavior doesn’t matter as much… As you have told us so many times, Swamiji, we can’t change how others behave or what they say about us, but we can change our own reactions.

    • Savitri on September 3, 2012 at 9:09 am

    When I fill my heart with good feelings for others, I send good energies. The other feels this energy and he feels good with me. For this he brings also good energies to me. We have a field of good energies and both have profit, because we feel good and for our health it is good also. When all people would do like this, this world would be a paradise. There is nothing, what we can say: oh, I am too liitle for make something for the world. We all CAN do it!!!!

    • Vanaja on September 3, 2012 at 9:18 am

    Jaya Guru Datta, may we all take care of eachother. When it gets difficult, we should imagine we look at Swamiji and there will be no space for enmity.

    • on September 3, 2012 at 9:49 am

    Jaya guru datta
    We are blessed with this and we will follow you and
    Bless us to fill our hearts with pleasent feelings and always serve every body
    Sri guru datta

    • on September 3, 2012 at 10:27 am

    Jai Guru Datta Pujya Sadgrudeva !!

    Each and every being feels the motherly compassion, care, and love of our Pujya Gurudeva. Just yesterday we saw Bittoo, with Pujya Appaji in the Universal Prayer Hall. And now these Kangaroos. How blessed these beings are? They definitely have lots of merits from past birth to find Pujya Gurudeva. Even the South African Elephants and Lions feel the warmth and love of Sadgurudeva and become humble, docile in from our HIS Holiness and they radiate their happiness and play with Appaji in turn like a kid playing with mother. Same holds for the he Snakes too !!

    This video gives so much happiness, just watching it. So does my favorite

    . Appaji, please grant that I may also remain worthy with humility to receive your Universal motherly love and affection !!.

    Sri Guru Datta Hauman Ki Jai !! Puttuji Ki Jai !! SGS MMS Ki Jai !! Om Namo Hanumathe Namaha!!

    • G.Lalitha on September 3, 2012 at 11:37 am

    JGD Appaji – We try and make ourselves pleasant with everyone, make their everyday goes good with our Guruji blessings – SGD

    • pushpa on September 3, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    Jai Guru Datta , with pleasant feelings towards others peace would reigne!!! W.hy is it not possible ? Om namo hanumate namaha. Prostrations to my beloved Sadgurudeva.

    • Hanuman Hoffman on September 3, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    JGD It is through the Grace of Sri Swamiji that this saying has been cultivated to greater depths by His removing the weeds in this garden. The energy that I feel., the love that is the Truth of my existence creates an environment that is fertile for satisfying relationship with my “outer” world. But the real benefit is for “me”. As I see God in all, myself as all, then where is the room for enmity? This powerful bhajan sweeps away the dust from my inner vision, creating a peaceful loving expression. Thank you Puttuji. SGD

    • Hema on September 3, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    If we have feelings of unpleasantness and enmity in our hearts then it becomes projected to others and we experience more of the same. We get caught in a vicious circle and ego takes over. We should always immerse ourselves in thoughts of Sadgurdeva, mantras and His music. Then we automatically see others as expressions of the divine. When someone treats us unpleasantly, analyze the situation to se what is our fault, what the lesson is, then offer the experience to Appaji. Jaya Guru Datta. Om namo Hanumate namaha.

    • on September 3, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    Jaya Guru Hanuman,

    This is a beautiful message to prevent us from manufacturing bad karma for ourselves. The source of all happiness and sorrow in our lives is due to our own karma. It is said – “If we know that we have to do karma and there is no escape from it why do we have to do bad karma knowingly and bring suffering onto ourselves”.

    Every bad feeling that goes out from us towards others comes back to us with equal force. By sending bad feelings we are creating bad karma and in turn suffering. As said in the meaning of ‘Datta Avadhoota swami kavave’ – We suffer due to our Karma and our own mistakes. The fruits of our actions take different forms and torment us. Family worries, family tree and the family snake keep one sleepless and awake out of fear.

    What can we do then? What is the way out of this? Sri Swamiji also provides us answers in this regard:

    1) For every negative feeling raise a counter positive feeling. For example when you get a thought of hatred raise a thought of love.

    2) “Cultivate Noble thoughts in the mind” (MMS 2)

    3) Learn to view the whole world as our family – “To a noble soul the whole world appears as one family” (MMS 42)

    4) “Reciting the names of God is both prayer and meditation” (MMS 45) – This will help divert the mind from negative feeling and make us think about postive qualities of God

    5) Always remember – “Bad thoughts are as harmful as bad actions” (MMS 54)

    6) Listen to Sri Swamiji’s music and know that – “Divine music can convert poison into nectar” (MMS 78)

    With the grace of our beloved Swamiji everything is possible. Let us pray to Swamiji for strength, intellect and knowledge.

    Humble prostrations to the lotus feet of Swamiji who is the source of all pleasant feelings.

    Om namo hanumate namaha

    • drsatyanarayana sgs hospital mysore on September 3, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    JGD.good thoughts bring Health and wealth and ill thoughts ill health.

    • on September 3, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta!
    Thank You so much for this beautiful reminder for the right time. We can see our Sadgurudeva in every living being. Then it feels easier to fill our heart with pleasant feelings for them. And also to have understanding for them. Sri Swamiji is giving us a wonderful example. He is shining with sympathy and love to all of us.
    Sri Guru Datta
    Om Namo Hanumate Namah
    Om Gam Ganapataye Namah

    • annessa on September 3, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    We must learn to empty our hearts of all wordly things so we can fill it with pure love by listening to the teachings of our Appaji and his beautiful music…
    Jaya Guru Datta

    • mala on September 3, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta! Puttuji explained it so well, there is little to add! i pray Satguru to see Him in everyone and all creation so that it becomes easy to have no enmity for anyone. Everyone has his or her purpose and lessons to learn, and we can also learn from others especially when we may not agree with them. Then too, we all have different karmas. But with our Divine Mother Swamiji in our minds and hearts, there can be no room for unkindness. i pray Satguru to practise this more and more. Om Aim Hrim Srim

  2. Jai Guru Datta Sri Swamiji!
    Thank You for this musical message!
    The video and bhajan are wonderful!
    It’s such a joy to see Sri Swamiji interacting with animals. (Very joyful feeling to see Sri Swamiji
    interacting with Bittoo, the parrot this morning during Ramayana discourse on Yoga Sangeeta!)
    It really does create a “sacred space” when we fill our hearts with pleasant feelings for others.
    It helps to heal the planet when we carry” the pleasant feelings in our heart.”
    As Puttuji expresses with Sri Swamiji removing our obstacles and carrying us when it is unsafe to walk, “where is the room for enmity and unpleasant feelings for others?”
    This also brings to mind “forgiveness” as mentioned in previous musical message.
    As humans interacting in relationships it becomes necessary to forgive ourselves and others when
    those “inner enemies” creep in.
    Sri Swamiji,Thank You for forgiving us as we surrender those unpleasant feelings at Your Lotus
    Feet. Sri Guru Datta!
    With Much Love,

    • Vindar BAdall on September 3, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    Jai Guru Datta.
    Oh how our Sadgurudeva does not discriminate with the pleasantness that He emits. Everyone, every animal and every atom of creation enjoy it. It is such a wonderful feeling that we enjoy when we experience Appaji. This pleasantness we must strive to always feel and enjoy. Thanks Appaji for this. Jai Guru Datta.

    • on September 3, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta

    What a beautiful MMS message to start the week. Every day we interact to many people, known and unknown, we can choose either to be pleasant or unpleasant with them. We already know that being unpleasant we cannot achieve anything…. let us start our day by filling our heart with pleasantness and radiate the fragrance of this with others. I pray to the Lotus feet of pujya gurudeva to always fill our hearts with pleasantness.

    Sri Guru Datta

    • Nahusha Egon Huerlimann on September 4, 2012 at 12:08 am

    Jaya Guru Datta, thank you very much dear Swamiji for this wonderful morning greeting which opens the day so positively. That you underline it with a picture showing your love to animals shows that you include really all beings in this recommendation. Jai Sri Ram Nahusha

    • Neelima on September 4, 2012 at 2:03 am

    I am overwhelmed with happiness and joy on seeing this message. Appaji, please give us your blessings to succeed in life in helping others and making them happy…..

    Thanks puttuji for such wonderful interpretation of swamijis wordings…

    • Joseph on September 4, 2012 at 3:21 am

    Nice animations with most beautiful message to lead a peaceful and less complicated life. The song used in this video with Sri Swamiji’s vibrant voice is phenomenal.

    • Prasad Madala on September 4, 2012 at 3:25 am

    జయ గురు దత్త,
    స్వామిజి కంగారూలతో వున్నఫోటో కడు రమ్యముగా వున్నది. సృష్టి లోని ప్రతి ప్రాణితో కూడాస్వామిజి అంతే ప్రేమగా ఉండగలరు. మామూలు మానవులకు అది సాధ్యంకాదు.
    మనస్సులో అపారమైన కరుణ, దయ వున్నప్పుడు, దుష్ట ఆలోచనలకు, శత్రుభావనలకు చోటుండదు కదా!
    సద్గురుదేవుని పాద పద్మములకు నా ప్రణామములు..

    • Sarumati on September 4, 2012 at 4:11 am

    This precious video and its fantastic comments are the best prophylaxis against all enemies.
    THANKS to ALL.

    • sridhar on September 4, 2012 at 5:13 am

    jaya guru datta sree guru datta appaji we try and make ourselevs pleasent,and akes their everyday goes good with our guruji’s blessing. thanks appaji

    • పద్మ మాదల on September 4, 2012 at 6:21 am

    జయ గురుదత్త, శ్రీ గురుదత్త, ఓం నమో హనుమతే నమః
    తండ్రి సృష్టిలోని ప్రతిప్రానిని సమదృష్టితో చూడగలగటం దైవానికే సాధ్యం. ఆదిదంపతులైన శివపార్వతుల కుటుంబంలో అందరి వాహనాలు ఒకరంటే ఒకరికి పడని వైరాస్వభావం కలవి.అయిన అవన్నీ ఒకటిగా కలసివుంటాయి. గురుదేవుల ప్రేమ, కరుణ అన్ని జీవుల పట్ల సమంగా వుంటుంది. మీ బిడ్డల హృదయాలు కూడా కరుణతో నిండి అందరిని ప్రేమించకలిగేల అనుగ్రహించమని వేడుకొంటు గణపతిదేవుని పాదపద్మములకు శతకోటి ప్రణామములు
    ఓం గం గణపతయే నమః.
    ఓం శ్రీ సద్గురుభ్యో నమః

    • prakash bhadra on September 4, 2012 at 7:09 am

    “thwum pithaa thwumcha maye mathaa thwum budhu sthwum cha divathum 1 SUMSARA PRITHI BHNGAYA THUBHYUM SRI GURAVENAMAH”

    • prakash bhadra on September 4, 2012 at 7:30 am


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    • on September 4, 2012 at 9:34 am

    JGD!! Kangaroos and this MMS, very apt. I would want to quote dogs in line with this MMS. Dogs are so loving. All they ask is a litlle love from us and in return they give us their unconditional love. They dont see their masters with any hatred, though the master sometimes may show his irritation towards the dog. The dog takes his master’s irritation in his stride and still gives his master a playful smile. Absolutely, no enmity, no revenge, no hatred. This is something that we humans should learn from animals. Trying to show love or even kindness to our enemy may be very difficult. Our big fat ego does not allow us to do it. But, if we try to conquer this ill feeling and show some kindness, it will do us more good (so what if the enemy does not see this). We tend to become more peaceful deep within. It helps us to rise above the rest.
    Remembering earlier MMSs, “Bad thoughts are as harmful as bad actions”, “Cultivate noble thoughts in mind” Thanks Appaji for this lesson. Makes me more peaceful as I forgive the person who has hurt me.
    Thanks Puttuji. JGD

    • Radha from on September 4, 2012 at 10:06 am

    JAYA GURU DATTA! How much better I feel when I can accept the others with pleasant feelings in my heart. And the others feel it and feel good. We do it for ourself and for others.S.G.D.!

    • Maurice Clarke on September 4, 2012 at 10:56 am

    JGD. This reminds of the satsangh closing prayer where we say …”may nobody be sad; may everyone be happy!”… I have always like those lines and I like very much this MMS. Thank you Swamiji. JGD.

    • Madhu Talwar on September 4, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    jgd Puttu ji i remember, a lovely example given by Sri Swami ji ; a sparrow keeps hitting against the mirror as she thinks there is another sparrow in the mirror, where as Sri Swami Ji knows The whole universe is ‘His Own reflection’, ‘His Own Self’, i being His child usually try to be in a feeling that until i realize The Truth, i can always just be around the thought; That all are HIM or His this thought also keeps me pleasant and far away from enmity. All Praise to my Holy Master Sri Ganapaty Sachchidananda Swami Ji onhn sgd

    • on September 4, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Bhoota Daya (Compassion towards all beings). Appaji always focuses on the good in a devotee, appreciates it, praises it, talks about it….instead of focusing on the negative. When we follow this principle shown by Appaji, by Himself practicing it, following the instruction of this MMS becomes an automatic thing. Pranams to Appaji’s Lotus Feet for Jnana to follow Pujya Appaji’s examples. Sri Guru Datta.

    • Aarka on September 5, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    Fill your heart with pleasant feelings ~ 3 sep 2012

    Namaste Puttuji, pleasant video with beautiful bhajan. Vision of Appaji is enough to make anyone feel more than just pleasant, rain is pleasant, breeze is pleasant and the colourful crackers make one feel pleasant. With all these together, video is pleasant wholesome. Fill your heart with pleasant feelings for others but not with enmity. Good quote, when seen others with pleasant feelings, they too look pleasant but when seen others with doubt, love in between disappears, making others appear unpleasant and enmity begins. Thank You Puttuji. Namaste. 

    Sent from my iPad

    • Pavani Kamalapuram on September 6, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    JGD Appaji

    Mind is like a mirror.. Appaji’s mind is pure and clear like the rest of nature. Hence all of nature including the animals automatically are drawn to Him. Animals, nature have a better grasping and closeness with Appaji because they immediately relate to the pure love. Only humans with their hearts full of everything except purity fail to comprehend Him completely. We need to empty our hearts of all wordly matters then only we can fill it with pure love by listening to His music.
    Then we can also become like the parrot He held so dearly in His divine hands.

    • Sowjanya on September 7, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta
    Wow a very pleasant MMS. Thank you Appaji for the message and letting us reminded of the good nature in our thinking, we will develop pleasent feelings always.Please bless us to be in the right path.
    Om Namo Hanumathey Namah.

    • svetha on September 11, 2012 at 11:13 am

    Diese Ruhe – SEINE GÖTTLICHE Musik – SEINE geliebte Stimme füllen mein Herz mit wunderbaren Gefühlen und ich erkenne, dass dies ein möglicher Weg ist mit zwischenmenschlichen Problemen umzugehen.
    Danke mein GURU für diesen wunderbaren Hinweis.

    • sridevi on November 1, 2012 at 5:42 am

    Jai Guru Datta! As long as we have feelings, lt them be pleasant. Thus they may do good to the others and to ourselves. Until there is simply LOVE for the whole creation.”Love doesn’t have to do anything with feelings” says our Sadgurudeva to whom i prostrate with gratitude.

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