Follow spiritual practice with complete trust in the Guru ~ 30 Oct 2012

Nandana SGS MMS 153

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  1. School teachers handhold students, step by step. College professors point a finger & students climb the hill. Doctoral scholars take direction & fly into the sky on their own, under the watchful eyes of a trusted guide. Teachers & professors are many. The Guide just one.. the guidance tailor made.

    Students of spirituality progress by relating to their ishta devata through gross ( idol worship – slokas – bhajans), subtle ( vibrations – root mantras – like the Panchadashakshari Mantra – Hakararupayai Namah – She’s the form of the 6th seed letter Ha) & then supreme levels (like contemplative worship of Sri Chakra). As the pedagogy gets subtler, there is greater need for trust in the teacher. Just one Guru to help transcend the subtle & beyond.

    Pranams Gurudeva ! You’re Yoga Ganapathi, enabling our spiritual progress from within. We trust your tailor-made guidance, to overcome every obstacle & emerge winners you will be proud of. Jaya Guru Datta, Your Puttuji.

    • Mukund Mohan on October 30, 2012 at 8:51 am

    Deva kinnara gandharvah pitaro yaksa caranah
    Munayo naiva jananti Guru susrusane vidhim

    Humble prostrations to the lotus feet of Parama Pujya Sri Sri Sri Swamiji !!


    • dariashakti on October 30, 2012 at 9:04 am

    Jaya Guru Datta, Swamiji, this is a beautiful video this morning. I love the musical notes in the beginning. So often you have told us to listen to your music. Bala Swami once told me that all your teachings are right there in your bhajans and music for the taking… Many devotees haven’t had the chance to have physical face to face direction with Swamiji regarding their spiritual sadhana, but still you have given directions that all can use for spiritual practice–listening to your music, singing your bhajans, chanting the mantras you have given like “Om Namo Hanumate Namaha and others, listening to Shata Shloki Ramayana, practicing Kriya Yoga. When we engage in these practices you are right there with us, and when it comes time for something new in our sadhana, you will provide it, whether it is in person, internally or in a directive for all of us to practice. Over the years, I have come to think that Swamiji has devotees in “classes.” I came to this thought as I realized that so many people hear Sri Swamiji’s messages as their own during a talk. So often when Sri Swamiji gives a particular talk or particular mantra or orders to a select group or in a particular place, I think it is often for that “class.” If we are distant and have the blessing of hearing that message as well, perhaps it is for us, too, unless Swamiji says otherwise. Our beloved Guru is always there instructing us just at the right moment when we need it….

    • srinivas mullapudi on October 30, 2012 at 9:19 am

    very nice message. This is important for each individual to realize ones own mistakes and opportunity to correct them. this is my personal experience.

    • venkateswrudu bhdra on October 30, 2012 at 9:46 am

    sri ganapathischchidananada sadguravenamah
    sri jayalakshmi mathrenamah
    sri rama jaya rama jaya jaya rama
    om namo hanumathe namah
    guru madye sthithum viswum
    viswamadye sthithou guru
    viswarupo viruposou thusmie sri guravenamah

    • Savitri on October 30, 2012 at 9:48 am

    We don’t know what we need for more spirituality. We can read books, but my experience is, that often that, what was in the book, didn’t describe my situation really. I see it also by my patients: they read books and do all, what is in the book. the results are often not good, sometimes the people get worse than before. Because I can not see all my karma and my lifes, a can’t decide, what I need for loosing these problems. The guru sees all these things and work with me in a manner, which is for me not everytimes logic, because I can’t see the whole. But I know, that Guru see all and can show me a way through all my troubles. It is very important to follow Him to 100%.

    • Birgitta on October 30, 2012 at 9:50 am

    when I have no complete trust in the Guru than the Practice become not fruit

  2. Jai Guru Datta
    Dear Swami AVADHOTTA,
    By my one experience i could feel what happened after 16 month without Yoga and Pranayama. I became ill and didn’t know what is right and what is wrong…than with the start of Yoga-practice and following YOUR advice APPAJI i became well. Humble prostrations to YOU <3 <3 <3

  3. Sri Guru Datta and lot of love

    • annessa on October 30, 2012 at 11:14 am

    Appaji, we are blessed with yet another important and powerful MMS. This aids us in following the spiritual path. We place our complete trust in you Appaji with you as our Sadguru. What more can we ask for when everyday we are blessed with these lessons and reminders from you?

    • pushpa on October 30, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Guru knows, He has the absolute Knowledge, He knows what you need to get purified. Guru never acts out of egoistic reasons, He acts always for our upliftment and for the benefit of the Universe, so we can Trust Him 100 %. This is so good to know. Humble prostration to Jagadgurudeva. Om namo hanumate namaha.

    • Joseph on October 30, 2012 at 11:41 am

    Proper guidence and knowledge about a particular subject can be obtained from the one who has complete knowledge about it. Every student has to trust the instructions of teacher to attain success academically. Like a student learning swimming needs to trust completely on his coach that one can still float if practised as per coach’s instructions, similarly for spiritual practice complete trust on God is essential to experience the omnipotent and omnipresent almighty. God is the only true teacher who can guide us in spiritual path.

    • BSVS Kameswara Rao on October 30, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta Appaji, Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Sadgurubhyo Namah,
    Pranaams to the Lotus Feet of Paramapujya Sadgurudeva. This MMS reminds me the often repeated saying that one should have complete trust in Guru. I am greatful to Appaji for once again reminding about this saying and I pray that let this quality be all prevalent.
    Om Namo Hanumathe Namah, Sri Guru Datta

    • Glory of Rama on October 30, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta Sadgurudeva! The spiritual practices that you have us perform are infinitely varied and unpredictable. If a disciple comes to you with preset definitions as to what spiritual practice is, he is bound to get confused with the simple and varied guidance given by your compassion. One day’s instruction may be to perform Srichakra puja with Sri Lalita Sahasranama kunkuma archana. Another day you may say do nothing but Mantra Japa of a mantra initiated globally to all devotees. Yet another day, you may say sing bhajans. Then you may give an instruction that will not allow the devotee to do any of these traditional practices but engage full time in travel or pilgrimage or book writing, or making telephone calls. Still another day, the assignment may be to go shopping until a certain rare item is found & brought, to the exclusion of all other spiritual or religious activities. One should simply do with faith as instructed, and not worry about prior unfinished or pending works. It is the doing of each activity that is itself sadhana, and not its completion or fulfillment of personal glory at each success. With you each day’s spiritual pursuit is new and exciting and opens unimagined vistas. How wonderful! Sri Guru Datta

    • on October 30, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    Jai guru Datta
    We are the devotees of guru but always having wavering mind.everyday our guru guides all time in so many spiritual practices so we trust in guru forever and this is only point in our life .
    So appaji please bless us always to trust you in all times of life
    Sri guru datta

  4. JGD.Truely said,APPAJI.Trust is the thrust in following the Guru by the Saadaka who will become a disciple eventually.Trust is stronger than the faith which is stronger than the belief,a basic need for a cultivated mind,to be effective and efficient.Otherwise it will be under the influence of evil effects,loosing the goal of life.Sadguru is the only guide to be trusted ever.SGD

    • Nada on October 30, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    Follow spiritual practice with complete trust in the Guru ~ 30 Oct 2012

    Guru is the guiding light. Under His watchful eyes, we undertake spiritual practices. These could be
    Nama Japa, sankeertana, meditation, contemplation! Guru shows us the way out of darkness. But
    Implicit faith in Him is necessary. He gives us strength to overcome all obstacle in our spiritual practices.
    Persistent and dedicated effort is essential to progress in the spiritual path. The video shows our Sadguru
    Showing the path to Shiva in the form of snow clad mountains. Shiva is Guru Himself. Through
    Spiritual practices, He gives us the realisation of our true self! May lord Yoga Ganapathi, in the form of our Sadguru guide us in this journey! Jaya Guru Datta!

    • prakashbabu bhadra on October 30, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    sarirum surupam thadavakalathrum
    yeseschruchithrum dhanum meruthulyum gurorungri padme manaschiena lagnum
    thathahkim thathahkim thathahkim thathahkim

    • lalithabalaji on October 30, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    nabhoge nayoge nava vajirajo
    nakaantha mukhe nieva vitheshu chithum
    gurorungri padme manaschiena lagnum
    thathahkim thathahkim thathahkim thathahkim

    • on October 30, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    JGD, Swamiji please remove all the negative/bad from my mind help me to overcome obstacles in reaching you, and bless me to reach your lotus feet

    • Madhu Talwar on October 30, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    jgd vishwaasa ke bina jeevan bina patwaar ki naav jeisaa hei, Aadhyaatmika abhyaas Guru par drudha vishwaas kiye bina sambhava hi nahin, kyonki vishwaas nahin to sampurna samarpana nahin, samarpana nahin to ahankaara sey bachanaa kathin hi nahin asambhava hei. Ahankaar to Aadhyaatma ke raastey main pratham baadhaa hei, ‘chall kapata tyaaga deejey Guru ji ki sharana leejey’ Satguru ke charon main purna vishwaas ke saath pranaam onhn sgd

    • T.r.sethuraman, Cochin on October 30, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    Today’s MMS is also more or less connected to Appaji’s MMS 134, saying that spiritual practice with out initiation from a Guru is like an arrow with out any aim. Here I remember Appaji’s words saying that in this Kaliyuga  some people follow a Guru for their material beniefit rather than to develop their spiritual path. Here due to their karma if any thing goes wrong then  they will approach another Guru and so on and thereby neither they will get any beniefit nor they will not be able to follow the spiritual path. Therefore follow only one Master for everything in our life and to develop our spiritual path also. Puttuji you have given a nice explanation also for this MMS. A Teacher is responsible to buil up the carrier of a student and similarly a Guru  will take you through the spiritual path provided we should follow Him and His words with complete trust. A teacher shows the way to prosperity where as a Guru shows the way to serenity. Therefore Appaji we follow you with complete trust and develop our spiritual path which is our ultimate aim in our life.   JGD.

    • sridevi on October 30, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    Jai Guru Datta! Complete trust is the most precious gift we can receive.Then there is no weight on our shoulders any more. And there is no thought – “without a second thought”. We simply do what our Sadgurudeva suggest, knowing that HE KNOWS. We don’t know and we don’t have to know. We simply have to practice.I am longing for this thoughtlessness.

    • Sundaram Sambamoorthy on October 30, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    I have had a first hand experience as mentioned by Appaji in this MMS. HE is so benevolent that even before anything strikes us, HE has given us indications of what we should do – namasankeertana, Lalita or Hanuman etc. One must have implicit faith in HIM to cross the hurdles undertaking the spiritual practice advised by Swamiji. Jaya Guru Datta.

    • S.Radhamani on October 30, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    Pranamams to our Avatar of this century.Life is a very hazardous path.Only with the
    noble and assured guidance of our Satguru,one would be able to undertake the journey
    without swerving from the path. For this Faith is essential . We have to climb up only with
    the ladder of Faith and Devotion.I have oftener used to hum Swamiji’s composition,
    ”SHIVASWAROOPA THAVACHARANAM. The total confidence that my Guru is by my side
    gives me enormous strength and comfort. Let us,the Datta devotees, trek the mountains,
    to reach the abode of Shiva. This journey is an eyeopener in this Birth.

    • svetha on October 30, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    Welch ein Glück haben wir!
    Liebster SWAMIJI-GURU, DU machst es uns so einfach, DIR vertrauen zu können.
    Danke für all die vielen Hilfestellungen.

    • Vanaja on October 30, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    Sri Guru Datta,
    beautiful picture of Appaji: 3 fingers upright, open hair and stinging stars around HIS head. I can’t help, I had to think of Jesus Christ very much!
    My love to YOU my Sadguru, the ONE I trust, always.

    • on October 30, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta
    Following the advices of Sri Swamiji gives us just wonderful experiences. He cares for all of us and guides us through so many ways. For me Sri Swamiji is constantly there and taking me at His hand. i feel protected and deeply supported.
    Koti pranams to the Divine Lotus Feet of Sadgurudeva.
    Sri Guru Datta
    Om Namo Hanumate Namah
    Om Aim Hrim Srim Hakararupayai Namah

    • Venkat on October 30, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    The invocation of Yoga Ganapathi in the beginning and Mother Goddess towards the end of this MMS talks all about the Yoga one can ascend to, when practices are followed with utmost trust in Sadguru. a live example of right today in the ascension of the steps leading to Trust and Yoga thereby taking to the realization is today’s Sandy storm and its impact on the devotee families. It is just to show how Sadguru is taking care of all the families in disparate places- it is He who is up and running and not the missionary to take care of the people in the path of the superstorm… Thank You Appaji… may You bless us all to cultivate such devotion and trust at Your Holy Lotus Feet.

    • rose sheppard webster on October 30, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    aye aye o Captain, my Captain!!!

    • on October 30, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Jai Guru Datta !!

    Atma katha 394 and Today’s MMS reveals to us the Absolute Truth.
    In this beautiful MMS, Yoga Ganapathi Swaroopa Appaji’s three fingers show us the significance of SadGuru, Devotee, and Trust. As Puttuji says We, the students of spirituality trust trust trust……and practice Appaji’s sacred guidance and become winners.

    Gurudeva is the GOD for all of us. He knows each of us thoroughly. There is no need to apply too much of thought process and get confused..simply following Swamiji will lead us in the spiritual direction towards self-realization. You can either choose to read the vedas, puranas, and Upanishads and find yourself to not be there yet spiritually or you can trust and practice the teachings of Sri Swamiji offered with honey in small but continuous doses in various flavors and get there without getting confused. The choice is simple.

    My dear Swamiji, please give me the courage, humility, self-control, and detachment to follow you under all circumstances.
    Sri Jayalakshmi mathre namah !! Sri Guru Datta Hanuman ki Jai !! Om Namo Hanumathe Namaha !!

    • on October 30, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta! Dear Appaji, thank you for cleansing me in a way that the remaining, unconscious beliefs of non-trust somewhere hidden in me are washed away further and further. Only then, the full progress can unfold itself. Much love!

    • v.sharada on October 30, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    jaya guru datta appaji ! I seend om im hreem sreem hakararupaya namaha.

    • Pavani Kamalapuram on October 30, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    JGD Appaji

    This MMS reminded me of these words from the beautiful bhajan “O! My Guru Infnite.”…..pardon me, take me along ,my journey is very long…
    Appaji is the Compassionate driver of our Spiritual Bus…we will go wherever He takes us for He knows the way perfectly..the journey maybe long, full of twists and turns but with such a Divine driver what is there to fear!

  5. Jaya Guru Datta. Trying to learn and live these MMS messages is a wonderful spiritual practice. Dearest Mother Sri Swamiji, I do not know how to say thanks for such a gift. These MMS messages help to rid me of my ignorance, with Satgurudeva’s Grace of course. I pray to trust Guru fully and to follow obediently without any doubts or questioning. I love you so very much. Sri Guru Datta

    • Jawaharlal Mewahlal on October 30, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    Jai Guru Datta.
    Please continue to guide me.

    • on October 30, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    Jai Guru Datta dear Appaji ….as in they say in marriage vows ‘I do’ with your grace and all your support and inspiration. Without Sadguru, we are like a boat adrift in the sea of samsara….You only know what is best for us for eternity….Om Namo Sadguru Parama Pujya Ganapati Sachchidananda Swamiji Maharajah Jai!!!

    • on October 30, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta Puttuji,

    Very important MMS message. Any relationship is based on trust and faith on each other. A child has a complete trust in her mother, hence she feels safe around her mother. We are all children of our Pujya Sadguru deva Sri Swamiji. Let us all strengthen our trust and faith in our Sadguru deva in the form of mother godess, under who care we always feel safe.

    Sri Guru Datta

    • on October 31, 2012 at 12:50 am

    Jaya Guru Datta Appaji!! I really cannot describe how I feel connected to my Sadguru. He is all in one to me. Not just a spiritual Guru. His tender love and care are so generous that He helps us grow spiritually even without our knowledge. He teaches us by example, He leads the path, He holds our hands, help us rise from shambles and as we learn our basics, He heals us intrinsically. By the time we even acknowledge our inclination towards spirituality, we are already on His path. Oh magician, you have a glove for each hand. You customize yourself and your lessons for each and every one of us. You are our Guru Infinite!! All we can do as mortals is place all our trust in you, blind trust!! Million pranams to you, lots of love!! Jgd.

  6. Jai Guru Datta, Guru ke saman nahin doosara koi jahan may. How can we even exist without having a complete faith in a Sadguru like you who watches over us day and night even though we are thousands of miles away. We get blessed just thinking about you. We will follow you, please continue to guide us.
    Pranam Gurudeva for FB blessings in the morning.

    • Maurice Clarke on October 31, 2012 at 5:23 am

    JGD. As we offer our hearts and minds to You dear Guruji, please accept them as us completely trusting You and may You do with them as You please, for Thy will alone be done. JGD.

    • padmamadala on October 31, 2012 at 6:06 am

    జయ గురుదత్త, శ్రీ గురుదత్త, ఓం నమో హనుమతే నమః
    ఓం గం గణపతయే నమః
    గురురాది రనాదిశ్చ గురు: పరమ దైవతం I
    గురో స్సమాన: కోవాస్తి తస్మై శ్రీగురవే నమః II
    శ్రీ గురుదేవుల పాదపద్మములకు శతకోటి ప్రణామములు.
    శివాయ గురవే నమః
    ఓం శ్రీ సద్గురుభ్యో నమః

    • Radha from on October 31, 2012 at 11:52 am

    JAYA GURU DATTA! How much I want to have this complete trust! How fearless I could be! How much nearer to Atman – to my beloved Sadgurudeva. I pray and prostrate to Your holy Lotusfeet. S.G.D.!

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    • Madhavi Katta on October 31, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta!
    Appaji today I feel very happy . you are always with me and you are everything for me. Thank you Appaji. My humble pranamams to your lotus feet.

    Om Sadgurubhyo Namah .

    • on November 1, 2012 at 2:51 am

    Yes trust in GURU gives full support and confidence in doing every good deed.
    with out it we cant do any thing. Pranamas to lotus feet of SADGURU DEVA.

    • Sarumati on November 2, 2012 at 6:43 am

    All these gross and subtle supports for our spritual development that Puttuji explains so well,
    are such a big help.
    To me, the greatest support is the trust in the Guru, he is my Self, my intuition, my heart,
    my deepest love .

    • on November 9, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    Dear Swamiji, It is your music that first captured this devotee’s attention. The floating musical notes from you are stairs to the top of the mountain. You continually Bless us with more and more. You have said all along that music is your religion. We must make it ours in order to climb above this worldly existence. JGD

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