It is best to be humble and respectful always ~ 19 March 2013

Nandana SGS MMS 293

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  1. Aptly reinforces the import of MMS 291.. which said the Guru is attracted by thirst for spiritual knowledge. With that thirst comes the willingness to practice the virtues of humility & respect. That begs the question – What is the right time to practice these virtues?
    A flower does not say – “Let me know when the butterfly will come. That is when I will bloom”. If it does, many a flower will miss the butterfly. It is the flowers dharma to open up and be humble enough to receive the butterfly when he flies in. No ifs and buts here. Just open up, be humble & wait with respect. Period.
    Those crops are humble enough to put their heads down, when they are ready for harvest.
    Pranams Vishnuswaroopa Sathgurudeva!
    What beautiful examples you have used to illustrate the virtue of being humble & respectful always! We are inspired. We will follow your advise and always be ready to host you in our bosom when you choose to walk in.
    Jaya Guru Datta! Your Puttuji

    • on March 19, 2013 at 8:45 am

    Jai Guru Datta and Pranams Pujya Dr. Appaji_/\__!!

  2. Jai Guru Datta
    Dear Swami AVADHOOTA
    Yes APPAJI, because we gather what we seed; but why it is so difficult, to control our emotions in a drastic situation? Please help to stay in balance always to fulfill YOUR advice.
    Sri Guru Datta Humbles of Prostrations
    Om Namo Hanumate Namaha

    • on March 19, 2013 at 9:14 am

    Jaya Guru Datta, Swamiji, forgive me my ego and help me to do better. Sri Guru Datta!

    • madhu talwar on March 19, 2013 at 9:33 am

    jgd Swami ji, trying to practice it, will succeed with Your grace onhn sgd

  3. Jaya Guru Datta Appaji !! Humble pranams to the lotus feet of Sadguru Deva !! Om Namo Hanumathe Namah !!

    • annessa on March 19, 2013 at 9:56 am

    beautiful mms and lesson to us all… jaya guru datta!!!

    • venkateswarudu.bhadra on March 19, 2013 at 10:10 am

    అనాశ్రితః కర్మఫలం కార్యం కర్మ కరోతి యః |
    స సంన్యాసీ చ యోగీ చ న నిరగ్నిర్న చాక్రియః ||

    • prakashbabu bhadra on March 19, 2013 at 10:12 am

    అసంశయం మహాబాహో మనో దుర్నిగ్రహం చలమ్ |
    అభ్యాసేన తు కౌంతేయ వైరాగ్యేణ చ గృహ్యతే ||

    • lalithabalaji on March 19, 2013 at 10:15 am

    వసుదేవ సుతం దేవం కంస చాణూర మర్దనమ్ |
    దేవకీ పరమానందం కృష్ణం వందే జగద్గురుమ్ ||
    అతసీ పుష్ప సంకాశం హార నూపుర శోభితమ్ |
    రత్న కంకణ కేయూరం కృష్ణం వందే జగద్గురుమ్ ||
    కుటిలాలక సంయుక్తం పూర్ణచంద్ర నిభాననమ్ |
    విలసత్ కుండలధరం కృష్ణం వందే జగద్గురమ్ ||

    • on March 19, 2013 at 11:01 am

    The significance of humility and respect is stressed by Pujya Appaji so many times in so many ways through so many of these MMS messages, HH speeches and so on. It is amazing how far closer an ounce of humility can take us to Sri Sadguru. Prayers to Your Lotus Feet Appaji, to keep reinforcing these virtues in us and for keeping us with You always. Sri Guru Datta.

    • lilashah on March 19, 2013 at 11:09 am

    Jaya Guru Datta. I pray to become a more humble and respectful person always. I love you Mother Swamiji. Prostrations to the divine Lotus Feet of our beloved Satguru who is Lord Shiva and Mother Goddess. Sri Guru Datta

    • dr.satyanarayana and dr.umadevi,SGS Hospital,Mysore. on March 19, 2013 at 11:29 am

    Jgdr .It is a right MMS for those having Ego problem.To be Humble and respectful always irks the Human.

    • on March 19, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    It is more important for volunteers to be Humble , respectable to other devotees, i observed this thing in practical, to be humble to others who are angry on us, ultimately they will Realize their mistake.

    • svetha on March 19, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    My beloved SADGURU, what beautiful message!
    I would like to be humble and respectful every moment. The picture of the butterfly helps me to feel and to remember this. Still I have to work on it.
    I thank YOU for YOUR patience with me.

    • Daphne Antrum / Kamadhenu on March 19, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta, These attributes of good character hold you in good company whatever your position in life. To imbibe these will help us keep good company within and without. Pranams Gurudev for taking us there.
    Sri Guru Datta

    • on March 19, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta
    Om Savitre Namah
    Last night it was strongly snowing. How nice the world looked today when the sun came out. Our nature teaches us with which care it covers the plants in winter and how nice everything looks in a fresh and sparkling white! With humbleness we can observe mother nature and look at the perfection of the snowy landscape or at the painting of this beautiful butterfly. We can learn from mother nature and treat everybody and every animal with the same care, humbleness and respect, since all around us part and parcel of Sadgurudeva Sri Swamiji.
    Sri Guru Datta
    Om Visnave Namah
    Om Namo Hanumate Namah

    • Dr.R.Venkataratnam on March 19, 2013 at 6:54 pm


    • Vamshidhar Nagala on March 19, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta. OM Namah Hanumate Namah. Sri Guru Datta.

  4. Jaya Guru Datta! A timely reminder! Sri Guru Datta!

    • ds on March 19, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    Jgd. Pranams to the lotus feet of Appaji. Bless us to be humble and respectful always. sgd

    • srinivasarao katta on March 19, 2013 at 10:50 pm


    • Pavani Kamalapuram on March 19, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    JGD Appaji
    Very beautiful MMS. The example of the flower blooming when it is ready is so apt. We just need to go on following His teachings, doing selfless seva with humility and respect…for He knows what to give and when to give. We need to be ready with our minds empty to Welcome Him whenever He chooses to walk in.

    • on March 20, 2013 at 12:04 am

    Jai guru datta
    Puttuji that is the first lesson appajii teaches to everybody who ever come to him
    Sri guru datta

    • RatiUmesh on March 20, 2013 at 12:46 am


    • Phani Prasanthi on March 20, 2013 at 1:04 am

    Jai Guru datta. Sri Guru Datta. Om Namo Hamumathe Namaha.

    • on March 20, 2013 at 1:05 am

    A nice teaching Appaji has given today through this MMS. Puttuji you have also given a good explanation for this based on photography . In Mother’s creation in nature, we can realize how the flowers are being humble to attract the Butterfly and similarly how the crops in the field are being humble by putting their head down with out showing any ego to take the harvest when it is ready. Therefore according to me Appaji is reminding especially in this Kaliyuga to learn from the plants, crops and flowers , how should we also be humble and respect in our life. Here I recollect the MMS 208 wherein Appaji says we should sacrifice ego, anger, greed and using harsh words which will help us to be more humble and to give respect where ever it is necessary and that will lead us for the success in our life. At the sametime to acquire such good qualities , we have to get spiritual knowledge through our Sadguru , Whose words and teachings to be followed strictly. According to me a person who don’t have a Sadguru , especially in this Kaliyuga is more or less like walking in dark. Thank You Appaji to remind us timely and we follow Your words and teachings especially recollect the earlier MMS and develop such good qualities. The music is also apt to this MSG, since Datta means Gift and He is so kind enough to give us such good qualities provided we follow Him. JGD.

    • Archana Penukonda on March 20, 2013 at 1:05 am

    Jaya Guru Datta! Swamiji has instructed in the past to be polite to others, no matter what. This message is telling me that regardless of how someone may come across, whatever the situation may be, I need to be humble and respectful. It’s not difficult for us to be respectful as long as the the situation is agreeable. It’s when the going gets tough that we’ll need to remind ourselves to continue to be respectful. Brings to mind the episode where Lord Vishnu displays humility by stroking the foot of Bhrugu Maharishi after the latter kicked Him. Sri Swamiji is, of course, a perfect example of all virtues. He’s the omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent Datta Avadhuta, yet He laughs and smiles with us and puts up with our doubts and egos and misunderstandings. With pure, unadulterated love, such humility will not require much effort. With the grace of Sri Swamiji, may such love fill my heart. Obeisances at the Holy Lotus Feet!

    • on March 20, 2013 at 2:07 am

    Jai Guru Datta and Pranams Pujya Dr. Appaji_/\__!!
    Humble prostrations at the lotus feet of our Vishnuswaroopa Sathgurudeva!_/\_!!
    Our thoughts become our actions. Our actions become our behavior. Our behaviors become our habits. Our habits become our destiny.
    Sadgurudeva: ” The truly exalted are the most humble.”
    Thank you Gurudeva for reminding us to be humble and respectful always !! Nandana Gita cultivates all the good qualities in us. We will follow your advise and always be ready to host you in our bosom when you choose to walk in.
    Jaya Guru Datta Puttuji_/\_!! What a beautiful explanation Puttuji !! We will be humble and respectful always and follow you !! Sri Guru Datta !!

    • Neelam Bhambri Nayyar, USA on March 20, 2013 at 3:19 am

    Jai Guru Datta, I pray that I always stay humble and respectful and not err in this regard. Pranam Shiv Roopa Sadguru.

    • dr.kodanda ram reddy on March 20, 2013 at 4:08 am

    jayagurudatta puttuji, sashtangapranams at lotus feet of poojya swamiji, by the divine blessings of poojya swamiji we are in that path, and due to sadguru,s grace sometimes if we go out of the way
    poojya swamiji is making us to put in right path, we pray again and again at lotus feet of poojya swamiji with humble pranams, om namo hanumathenamhaa

    • Maurice Clarke on March 20, 2013 at 4:27 am

    JGD. We will follow Guruji. JGD.

    • sridevi on March 20, 2013 at 4:44 am

    Jai Guru Datta! With Sadgurudeva’s grace the contrary vasanas will fade away and humility and respect will be our nature again. And life will become as depicted by the creator….

    • padmamadala on March 20, 2013 at 7:02 am

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

    • Madhavi Katta on March 20, 2013 at 7:09 am

    Jaya Guru Datta! Sri Guru Datta!
    Sadguru Paadapadmamulaku Ananta Koti Pranaamamulu.
    Om Sri Sadgurave Namah.
    Om Namo Hanumate Namah.

    • Gilla Lalitha on March 20, 2013 at 10:41 am

    JGD Appaji – We will be always humble and respectful but please bless us and always be with us – SGD

    • Vanaja on March 20, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta,
    what a beautiful explanation – thank you dear Appaji.
    May I respect others and myself always. May humbleness be with me.
    Sri Guru Datta


    • on March 21, 2013 at 7:27 am

    Jaya Guru Datta, dear Appaji. I was really touched by the wonderful bhakti expressed in the song. With bhakti towards the Lord and all the creation, whether it be man or animal or plant, we learn to be humble. Please bless me that I’m humble & respectful when it is most difficult to do so, not only when it’s easy. Sri Guru Datta!

  5. JAYA GURU DATTA! Shatha koti pranams to lotus feet of Sri Sri Sri Ganapati Sachidananda Swamiji. Give blessings to be respectful always Appaji.

    • Joseph on May 26, 2013 at 11:16 am

    Absolutely true, but it hurts when these qualities are misused by others. May lord bless us all to be humble and have strength to sustain the quality of humbleness within us.

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