God alone provides ~ 22 Jan 2013

Nandana SGS MMS 237

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  1. Pranams Jayalakshmi Mata!
    You are Gods hands that gifted us our Sathgurudeva. And His Holiness is in turn being the hands of God, when it comes to caring for this Universe.. humans and animals alike.
    In His benevolence, His Holiness wants that we also learn to be the hands of God, in caring for the world around us. In this Kaliyuga where we like to claim mastery over Mother Nature, it is a humbling feeling to see ourselves as Gods hands, serving His creation.
    Humble pranams at the holy feet of our Sathguru for having role modelled how to live a life of Universal Love.. Vasudeva Kudumbakam.. to treat every creature around us as divine.
    Seeing that divinity in all beings around us, is the beginning to seeing that divinity within ourselves too.
    Those deers, birds, squirrels.. are lucky to be fed by Sathgurudeva. So are we. We too enjoy our daily feed of 2 minute MMS. We will practice that learning to our realization. Jaya Guru Datta. Your Puttuji

    • on January 22, 2013 at 8:46 am

    Millions of Humble prostrations to the lotus feet of Our Jaganmatha !!
    Millions of Humble prostrations to the lotus feet of Our Saccidanandini Sadgurumatha !!

    • on January 22, 2013 at 9:17 am

    Jaya Guru Datta!
    Thank you Swamiji for being a voice for those who can’t speak for themselves, for teaching us to remember and bless the four footed, winged, finned and creepy crawly ones! Sri Guru Datta!

  2. Jaya Guru Datta
    Dear Swami AVADHOTTA
    This video makes me soooo happy, to see YOU with this lovely animal-souls is pure bliss :-)))))
    Today we share food and I feed the birds outside in the big snow.
    Sri Guru Datta much love
    Om Namo Hanumate Namaha

    • Sahana Rosemary Nulty on January 22, 2013 at 10:33 am

    Jaya Guru Datta. Yesterday You spoke of kindness and today about generosity. Appaji, it is Your infinite compassion that demonstrates both of these qualities! I pray for the grace to become a vehicle of your divine love! SGD.

    • madhu talwar on January 22, 2013 at 10:35 am

    jgd Swami ji how much i should thank You for Your soft sweet suggestions may i just simply follow to please You and Your creation that makes me pleased too pranaams onhn sgd

    • Joseph on January 22, 2013 at 11:17 am

    Beautiful video with Sri Swamiji sharing His love and care with deers, red golden pheasant, monkey….. Sharing anything necessitates the quality of being generous. Exemplifying message, may lord bless us all with quality of sharing.

    • lalithabalaji on January 22, 2013 at 11:17 am

    అరణ్యే న వా స్వస్య గేహే న కార్యే, న దేహే మనో వర్తతే మే త్వనర్ధ్యే |
    మనశ్చేన లగ్నం గురోరఘ్రిపద్మే, తతః కిం తతః కిం తతః కిం తతః కిమ్ |

    • prakashbabu bhadra on January 22, 2013 at 11:18 am

    న భోగే న యోగే న వా వాజిరాజౌ, న కంతాముఖే నైవ విత్తేషు చిత్తమ్ |
    మనశ్చేన లగ్నం గురోరఘ్రిపద్మే, తతః కిం తతః కిం తతః కిం తతః కిమ్ |

    • Archana Penukonda on January 22, 2013 at 11:18 am

    Jaya Guru Datta! Our Datta Sathguru is a Mother when it comes to feeding. With Nitya Annadana in the Ashrama, Sri Swamiji makes sure no one leaves hungry from the Ashrama. Everywhere Sri Swamiji travels and has events, there’s free food served generously. With the “Share your food” program, many devotees are being trained to skip a meal and feed a hungry being on Tuesdays. When I was a child in India, I’d see my mother occasionally feed a hungry stray dog. She’d also leave some food outside for birds. And guests that visited never left hungry. I am seeing good examples around me to teach me to share food and feed the hungry. I hope I can always feed the hungry without consideration for size, shape, color, religion, politics etc. Obeisances at the Holy Lotus Feet!

    • venkateswarudu.bhadra on January 22, 2013 at 11:19 am

    యశో మే గతం దిక్షు దానప్రతాపాత్, జగద్వస్తు సర్వం కరే యత్ప్రసాదాత్ |
    మనశ్చేన లగ్నం గురోరఘ్రిపద్మే, తతః కిం తతః కిం తతః కిం తతః కిమ్ ||

    • on January 22, 2013 at 11:24 am

    GURU DEVA,This is new message to me, to become GOD’S Hand we need your Blessings .
    By watching this video every body can understand your love for all living beings.

    • Jayashree Sivakumar on January 22, 2013 at 11:48 am

    Jgd appaji..

    • Venkat on January 22, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta Appaji. As always, it is leading by example from Appaji and this video too shows how important it is to actually practise what Appaji is teaching us (by Himself doing that). We should have the firm belief that the Lord God (our Sadguru Deva) is the only provider and we all have to become instruments in Your divine hands to mould ourselves as good citizenry. Thanks a lot Appaji.

    • on January 22, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta
    Om Sri Varalaksmyai Namah
    It is so good to know that all what seems to belong to us like our body in reality belongs to God. This knowledge makes us free. In MMS 49 Sri Swamiji told us: “Our purpose in life is to help others”. If we look to Sri Swamiji we see that He is constantly helping others. He gives us the wonderful chance to support His mission and to follow His example.
    Sri Guru Datta
    Om Namo Hanumate Namah
    Om Sri Jayalaksmi Matre Namah

    • Kambhoji on January 22, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    There is so much beauty, so much love in these pictures!
    Kindness, sharing, taking care of each other,
    to see God in each and every creature
    is what makes the world heartfelt, tender and warm!
    Thank YOU so much Appaji!

    • Kousalya on January 22, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    JGD. This a great message. If you analyse this statement in deep, you will realise this is the main purpose of life of a housholder. Thank You Appaji, for reflecting my learnings from your silent teaching. This is giving me the assurance that my learning/interpretation of your silent teaching is correct.

    • vasanti on January 22, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta,
    Yes, it is pure bliss to see Thee feeding God’s creatures, Thy children, with such loving care. Thank Thee for such a lovely video.
    Sri Guru Datta

    • rose sheppard webster on January 22, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    Jai Guru Datta. Sometimes there are things we can give to others which we don’t even know we have… even if it’s just a warm smile to a stranger- at least that is one way. Sometimes i feel like i can’t help as much as i would like to because i don’t have enough money but there are other things i can do and i pray that Swamiji will show me these things. Please help me to be a good helper, Appaji. Help me to be a useful devotee. Sri Guru Datta.

    • Vidya Sagar Reddy on January 22, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    Jaya guru Datta Appaji !!! OM SRI JAYA LAKSHMI MATRE NAMAH !!!! Sri Guru Datta !!!

    • karuna on January 22, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    Jai Guru Datta, Appaji…thank You for another lovely MMS…we can be God’s hands in so many ways…some people feed stray animals in empty lots…some throw bread crumbs to birds each day…some offer to take the elderly grocery shopping…some clean their closets out often, and donate these items to the needy, or to neighbors…some people help others to clean their houses when they are ill… some people stop on the road to help someone change a tire, or charge an auto battery, some people offer rides to others, some people babysit neighbor’s children, some people bake pies, and offer it to a neighbor…some people offer to do some random act of kindness when there is illness in a friend or neighbor’s family, or even when there is a death…maybe even send a meal to a family…there are so many ways that we can help others…all we have to do is open our hearts, and become observant of those in need…we will follow Your example Appaji…Sri Guru Datta…Om Namo Hanumante Namaha!

    • on January 22, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    What a beautiful MMS , Appaji has given today, reminding us to be more benevolence to animals , trees, plants etc who are also the creation of God only in this world. Here I recollect the MMS 64, which says the animate and inanimate are a part and parcel of God only. Hence bringing life isin His hand and taking also in His hand only. Therefore as long as we alive in this janma, Appaji is advising us to be kind, to show compassion and love also to Feed animals, trees and plants etc in this nature. The photography is very apt for this MSG wherein we see, how Appaji is treating the animals like deers, birds,squirrel , and monkey which shows His compassion and love to them, over and above feeding to them. From this we have to also learn, when we follow our Appaji , it is also our duty to treat them in a similar way since they are also in the creation of God and in His hand. The Bhajan in keyboard by Appaji on Mother Goddess is also giving a soothing effect and the raga itself lead us to be more kind enough and also share generously with fellow beings. Thank you Appaji for giving such a nice lesson to us through this MMS and we follow you and also do our best for your mission. JGD.

    • nirmala on January 22, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    pranams to the lotus feet of gurudeva

    • nirmala on January 22, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    pranams to the lotus feet of gurudeva
    jayaduru datta

    • Phani Prasanthi on January 23, 2013 at 12:24 am

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

    • on January 23, 2013 at 12:31 am

    Jai Guru Datta Puttuji /\_!!
    Lucky we are, we also Await our daily Feed of Lovely 2 minute MMS (Everyday).!!
    Universal love in action –>
    Bala Saccidanandam (every Guru Day)

    Jai Guru Datta Appaji _/\_!!
    Pujya Sri Swamiji, Sachchidananda Niti Mala, Atma Tattvam ::
    One should feel the presence of the Lord in all creatures. Purity of
    heart and wisdom cannot be achieved as long as a man does not see the
    Lord in every one. Universal love develops in a man who sees the Lord in
    all and serves them. This is the way to attain soul-progress. By
    viewing the fellow beings as Divine and serving them with humility a man
    grows in divinity.

    God gives and God takes. What to give to whom, when, why and how are His decisions. In the olden days rishis used to do penance to see God. Luckily we are able to see living God (Lord Dattatreya) in our Appaji !! Sadgurudeva gives, gives, gives ……for us.Everything is Yours Appaji !! You have taught us the essence of sharing and charity, we enjoy following You !!

    Sri Guru Datta !! Om Namo Hanumathe Namaha!!

    • Ramarao Chengalvala on January 23, 2013 at 12:33 am

    I recollect a few words said by Sriswamiji in this context. ” So long as a person apportions his wealth or food or whatever that is in his posession for the benefit of the needy, it will continue to flow; the moment he stops giving , wealth may also cease to be in his hands.” Man is not sure of his next moment but still he thinks of achieving many things.As humans we consider the fleeting objects as the lasting ones. The time moves down and clock beats away the lives of us. Pranams Appaji for enlightening us on the impotence of sharing. JGD.

    • Gilla Lalitha on January 23, 2013 at 1:28 am

    JGD Appaji – As shown and said in the MMS by Appaji, we are just mediators of God to share things with our colleagues whether humans or animals. God is giving us opportunity by this way to serve him – SGD

    • Neelam Bhambri Nayyar, USA on January 23, 2013 at 1:49 am

    Jai guru Datta, we are greatful that you are guiding us by your own examples. We are so blessed that we are being given these oppurtunitues every day to bring about the changes in ourselves. Satnaam Satnaam Satnaam Ji. Waheguru Waheguru Waheguru Ji. Harpal Japaan Tera Na. Waheguru Ji. Tuhi Pitah Hai, Tuhi Ma, Waheguru Ji. Satnaam Satnaam Satnaam Ji. Waheguru Waheguru Waheguru ji. Pranam Sadguru

    • Hailey on January 23, 2013 at 2:38 am

    Swamiji thank you for showing the secret of thinking and giving to beings around us instead of thinking of our own problems in that way we can expand and look at ourselves and our lives differently so thankful how most everyday message is so relevant and spot on. Surely the Divine is spoken when you speak. Help me be better devotee do your sayings and be disciplined in good things so i will have better balance and joy in my life. Please help my daughter heal and bewell her health concerns and eczema have me and her really stressed out so that my little Lalita will have peace

  3. Jaya Guru Datta ,Appaji,as a humble begining you have taught us to start the day with Datta Bhiksha that is we keep some rice aside and submit it in ashrama after some period, likewise appaji has seen to it that every devotee contributes for the Nitya annadana schemes,recently ‘share your food’, was also started, thank you Appaji for reminding us of our responsibilities, I pray to Appaji to give the strength to do the seva effeciently.Mata Annapurna Swaroopa Sathguru Maharaj ki jai,

    • Maurice Clarke on January 23, 2013 at 4:55 am

    JGD. May the idea of possessiveness again subside. JGD.

    • M.S.Venugopal on January 23, 2013 at 10:08 am

    Wonderful tatva on illussion

    • M.S.Venugopal on January 23, 2013 at 10:10 am

    Feeding with pure love is something great

    • Vanaja on January 23, 2013 at 11:59 am

    Jaya Guru Datta,
    Appaji is sharing food, sharing knowledge, giving shelter to the needy and blessing us with divine Nada and Bhakti. May I have a big heart for others and myself – always. May I practice to integrate the knowledge of His messages into my life.
    Sri Guru Datta

    • on January 23, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta! Yes, we are truly blessed by being fed by Sadgurudeva. Appaji, please continue to guide me to overcome the imbalance in me which still makes me very open to receive from others, but myself I’m sometimes reluctant to give, especially when it comes to being a host to guests. Sri Guru Datta!

    • Sarumati on January 26, 2013 at 5:29 am

    Watching this video, I felt very moved by the trust and joy, that all these lovely creatures transmit
    for their friend, Sri Swamiji. And he does his task with so much surrender and devotion.
    it opens heart !
    We can do a lot for our fellow beings, too – plants, animals or humans, but do we ? every day ?
    This video is a good reminder. It motivates …

    • sai shyam on January 27, 2013 at 10:35 am

    jai guru datta

    • Pavani Kamalapuram on January 31, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    JGD Appaji
    Such a beautiful MMS..! no words..Appaji’s compassion, grace, love and blessings are visible in His every action.
    All creation came out of divine energy.. hence the same divine energy exists in all creation. If we realize this, we can open up our hearts with compassion and love towards all creation. With Appaji’s infinite love, He has given all of us so many opportunities for selfless seva so that we learn this lesson of universal love.
    Whatever we have today in life is His gift..He will be pleased if we share our gifts with all His children.

    • svetha on February 2, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    My beloved APPAJI, what a wonderful mms! My heart jumps with joy. The idea to be God’s hand is such a new aspect for me!
    I thank YOU.
    Millions of prostrations!

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