It is better to remain poor than to be dishonest to get rich ~ 17 Feb 2013

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  1. In nature, every entity is happy being what it is, where it is, and whenever it is
    Leaves remain attached to their plants.. whether water drops reach them or not. Plants do shed their leaves to survive tough winters, and those leaves grow back again when the chill is gone
    The river stays its course in whichever geography it flows. Land on its banks are fertile. Where the river does not flow through, that land may be a desert.. but even the desert revels in its own beauty, and lives its true nature
    There are no shortcuts, trade-offs, kick-backs in Nature. Sunshine or rain, Mother Nature lives her true self, every where, every time. That possibly is the secret behind how she has sustained through times good and bad, through the ages!
    Pranams Suryaswaroopa Sathgurudeva!
    You’ve enlightened us with the secret of sustained success.. We will always honestly serve your cause & live our true nature. We will never let you down.
    Jaya Guru Datta. Your Puttuji

    • mukund mohan on February 17, 2013 at 8:45 am

    Happy Ratha Saptami prostrations to the lotus feet of Our Suryaswaroopa Sathgurudeva_/\_!!

    • Swarnaprabha on February 17, 2013 at 8:56 am

    Was just thinking about ‘Surya Deva’ bhajan, just when the MMS was posted. We are under the care of Guru Datta, who guides us to walk on the path of righteousness. We are confident & fearless. Pranams to Gurudeva on the auspicious day of Ratha Saptami. He is Surya Narayana, the ultimate source of energy, the energy & the light Himself. We feel very happy & energetic, when Sadguru is hail, hearty, happy & energetic. You are Our wealth. You give us fulfillment & satisfaction.
    Sri Guru Dattatreyay Namah.
    Om Suryay Namah.

    • on February 17, 2013 at 9:05 am

    Jaya Guru Datta! Puttugam’s beautiful comments about nature in relationship to this subject are really touching.The bible tells people to be like the lilies of the field. I couldn’t help but remember that quote this morning as I read that comment. Thank you for these lessons! They are deeply appreciated!

    • dr.satyanarayana and dr.umadevi,SGS Hospital,Mysore. on February 17, 2013 at 9:53 am

    JGD.Good lesson on rathasaptami.

    • on February 17, 2013 at 10:16 am

    GURU DEVA,we understand HONESTY IS DIVINITY,by serving you.

    • Indumati on February 17, 2013 at 10:21 am

    Jai Guru Datta
    Dear Swami AVADHOOTTHA
    Beautiful to see YOU in all, in the water drops and flowers and in the sun…Happy Surya Jayanti. Yes APPAJI, I will not get dishonest rich.
    Sri Guru Datta and much love
    Om Namo Hanumate Namaha

    • Savitri on February 17, 2013 at 10:22 am

    This video is touching a problem in me: A part of me has bad feelings, when I get money, this part like to be very poor and don’t want any money. Then I have another part, which knows: here in Switzerland I must have money, when I want live a good life. When I have money I can also send some money to Swamiji and can help like this in different forms. I never knows: when I ask for too much money by my clients, when it is ok? It seems, that it is ok like now, but I am never sure. Here I must work on me and become clearness!

    • Madhavi on February 17, 2013 at 10:24 am

    Jaya Guru Datta
    A person who is honest, whether materially rich or not, is much richer then a person who has accumulated material wealth through dishonest acts. I wish to be rich in honesty.
    Sri Guru Datta

    • Kambhoji on February 17, 2013 at 10:55 am

    Rich in money,
    lacking in truth,
    thus your mind will not feel good.
    Rich in truth
    with little money,
    in the heart you will stay sunny!

    • lilashah on February 17, 2013 at 11:10 am

    Jaya Guru Datta. I pray for true riches- to love, serve and obey Sri Swamiji. Please make me a truthful person in every way. Sri Guru Datta

    • venkateswarudu.bhadra on February 17, 2013 at 11:19 am

    ఆదిదేవ నమస్తుభ్యం ప్రసీద మభాస్కర
    దివాకర నమస్తుభ్యం ప్రభాకర నమోస్తుతే
    ఓం నమో హనుమతే నమః
    శ్రీ రామ జయ రామ జయ జయ రామ
    శ్రీ గణపతి సచ్చిదానంద సద్గురవే నమః
    శ్రీ జాయ లక్ష్మి మత్రే నమః

    • prakashbabu bhadra on February 17, 2013 at 11:21 am

    ఓం నమో హనుమతే నమః
    శ్రీ రామ జయ రామ జయ జయ రామ
    శ్రీ గణపతి సచ్చిదానంద సద్గురవే నమః
    శ్రీ జాయ లక్ష్మి మత్రే నమః
    సప్తాశ్వ రధ మారూఢం ప్రచండం కశ్యపాత్మజం
    శ్వేత పద్మధరం దేవం తం సూర్యం ప్రణమామ్యహం

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

    ఓం నమో హనుమతే నమః
    శ్రీ రామ జయ రామ జయ జయ రామ
    శ్రీ గణపతి సచ్చిదానంద సద్గురవే నమః
    శ్రీ జాయ లక్ష్మి మత్రే నమః
    లోహితం రధమారూఢం సర్వ లోక పితామహం
    మహాపాప హరం దేవం తం సూర్యం ప్రణమామ్యహం

    • on February 17, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta
    Sri Swamiji brings the eternal and Divine Truth into our lives. He is shining day and night light like the Sun. He brings us knowledge and bliss. We will stay deeply founded in Truth and behave honestly.
    Om Ravaye Namah
    Om Namo Hanumate Namah
    Sri Guru Dattatreyaya Namah

    • Archana Penukonda on February 17, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta! Swamiji has said several times that we need to pray to God for “buddhi” first. Because the buddhi will help us make the right choices. It’s an illusion that money will bring us happiness. Money can buy things that have a form. And anything with form is unreal. When we get attached to the unreal, it causes more despair and unhappiness. MMS # 193 said “One who wins by unjust means is a coward”. Dishonesty not only shows cowardice, it’s a non-dharmic way of life that takes us away from our real goal in life, which according to MMS #223 is to discover one’s true nature. We live in a very competitive material world. But, I’ve sometimes experienced unparalleled peace of mind when I was able to take away my mind from hankering after all the things my peers and friends place a premium on. I’ve discovered this world of unbridled happiness in this satsang with Puttuji and the Datta family. Money cannot buy this peace of mind. Obeisances at the Holy Lotus Feet!

    • on February 17, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    jaya guru datta ! It is 100 percent true that it is better to remain poor than to be dishonest to get rich !
    Jai Sri Ram ! om Namo Hanumathe Namah !

    • LavanyaAnand on February 17, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    Sree Guru Dattatreyaya Namaha!!

    • svetha on February 17, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    The beginning of this mms touches me very much. It remains me at the message of yesterday: we can pray, we don’t have to become dishonest, when we have sorrows. Furthermore we are rich even we have little money: we belong to YOU.
    Humble I bow down to YOUR Lotosfeet.

    • rose sheppard webster on February 17, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    How can one be poor when Datta is her Guru???

    • on February 17, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    Appaji has given a good lesson to us through today’s MMS. Puttuji, you have given a nice explanation and that is what Swamiji is expecting from us. In otherwords Appaji is expecting from us to be always Honest in every action of our life. In Mother’s creation in nature, Trees, Plants, Plannets and water are all performing their duty honestly, depending upon their nature. In otherwords they realize their true nature and act accordingly. But in this Kaliyuga , I think, we as humanbeing are attracted more in worldly pleasures and thereby inclined more in unwanted desires. Therefore to full fill such kind of unwanted desires we may be dishonest in our actions also. According to me here our Appaji is giving a warning to us that we should not behave like that and what ever the God has given to us, Be happy with that and we should be able to live with in our limit. The photography and the Bhajan Surya Deva are very apt for this MSG since Appaji Himself is Lord Surya for us. More over both are related to the creation in the nature. Therefore Appaji , we got your concept and be Honest always and serve your mission also in the same spirit. JGD.

    • Ramarao Chengalvala on February 17, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    Though there are ways to survive financially in a honest way, people just choose dishonesty because it is the easy way out. Some adopt dishonesty because of the pressure of necessity, lack of skills, greed to amass wealth, urge for recognition as wealthier man, to be in lime light…A quote learned in childhood says” Honesty is the best policy and a harmful truth is better than a lie”. Honesty is being trustworthy, fair loyal, genuine, truthful and sincere. Can a person acquire all these traits? Can a person survive being honest in these days where corruption is rampant in all sectors? It is a well known experience in our country that with out paying bribes no work or a file moves through an inch. What to taught to the children? To be honest always or go according to times and situations? It is confusing to decide. Finally a race or society whose evolution is on the foundations of spirituality, could manifest and implement the doctrine of honesty in every moment of life. JGD.

    • Phani Prasanthi on February 17, 2013 at 11:59 pm

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

    • mukund mohan on February 18, 2013 at 1:27 am

    Jaya Guru Datta & Happy Ratha Saptami Puttuji _/\_!!
    Apt MMS on Ratha Saptami !!
    Pujya Sri Swamiji’s Divine face in the droplets of water on the leaves very clearly shows that
    Sadguru is Surya Himself !!

    Jaya Guru Datta & Happy Ratha Saptami Appaji _/\_!!

    When wealth is lost, nothing is lost. When health is lost, something is lost. When character is lost, everything is lost. Lack of good qualities is absolute poverty says recent MMS. We will copy your honesty, patience, discipline, selflessness, universal love, tireless service, and humility. We will learn from you and follow you to divinity. We will follow all your words and we will always honestly serve your cause and live our true nature.

    Sri Guru Dattatreyaya Namah !! Om Ravaye Namah !!
    Sri Guru Datta !! Om Namo Hanumathe Namaha !!

    • Neelam Bhambri Nayyar, USA on February 18, 2013 at 3:09 am

    Jai Guru Datta, it is an essential truth that it is better to remain poor than to become rich dishonestly. I pray at your holy feet that I shall never stray from this truth. Pranam Sadguru.

    • Madhavi Katta on February 18, 2013 at 6:18 am

    JGD Appaji
    Happy Radha Sapthami
    Om Suryaya Namah
    Om Sri Sadgurave Namah

    • Gilla Lalitha on February 18, 2013 at 7:36 am

    JGD Appaji – We love, pray you and you know best what we need – SGD

    • Joseph on February 18, 2013 at 8:10 am

    Splendid message about righteous path. Being honest, speaking truth, not hurting others, extending our helping hands…. are few rules to be followed to lead life in a righteous way. May lord bless us all to be rich by enriching our merits to help others and live as good humans.

    • madhu talwar on February 18, 2013 at 10:40 am

    jgd Pranaams Swami ji thank You very much to remind me ‘Honesty is the best policy’ glory to Satguru Who always shows the right path onhn sgd

    • narmada on February 18, 2013 at 11:15 am

    jai guru datta appaji

    • padmamadala on February 18, 2013 at 7:24 pm

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

    • Venkat on February 19, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta Appaji. what a great message on this RathaSaptami day!! first, the wonderful bhajan on Surya Deva and a very special loaded message from Appaji. Another uniqueness I observed is the nama upfront that is chanted by Appaji Himself – probably the first time ever in so many MMS’ that Appaji chanted the naama. This message ties back to the earlier MMS where Appaji alludes to the fact that means are as important (if not more) as the ends. Jayaho Appaji

    • Maurice Clarke on February 21, 2013 at 4:25 am

    JGD, May we be ever truthful. JGD.

    • dr.kodanda ram reddy on February 22, 2013 at 10:22 am

    jayagurudatta puttuji,sashtngapranams at lotus feet of poojya swamiji, poojya swamiji is reminding and
    stressing us cautiously not be fall with with dishonest earning, poojya swamiji, certainly we are at your lotus feet with honest, it is because of your divine blessings only. om namo hanumathenamhaa

    • Sarumati on February 24, 2013 at 2:55 am

    If we could have a glimpse at our true Self, with the help of Sri Swamiji,
    then it wouldn`t matter, if rich or poor,
    because freedom, love, peace & goodness
    are always there, unconditionally . . . like Mother Nature . . . always at ease

    • Pavani Kamalapuram on February 26, 2013 at 11:29 am

    JGD Appaji
    Thank You for teaching us the importance of contentment. Whatever we have is Your Blessing.. it may look like a problem initially but one day we will realize its for our benefit only. We can remain calm and unattached in any situation, by knowing You are there with us always!

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