Kindness is the root of virtue ~ 14 Mar 2013

Nandana SGS MMS 288

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  1. {Kindness(Daya): Pleasant disposition. Concern for others. Being good & doing good is good.. not just for the receiver, but also the giver}
    {Virtue: Righteousness. Positive trait or quality deemed to be morally good.. Good for society and for the individual possessing this quality}
    To be kind is to be right. To cultivate the habit of kindness is to be virtuous
    Pranams Dattaswaropa Sathgurudeva!
    You teach kindness in many many ways.. Share your food.. inculcates kindness to our fellow humans. Bonsai Garden.. promotes kindness to tree & plants. Sukha Vana.. promotes kindness to birds. Your avatara is an illustration of the power of kindness, to all the animate and inanimate elements of creation
    We will practice kindness, by doing good to others without expecting any return. The feeling of happiness and bliss it creates inside, ensures that the habit becomes a virtue
    Thank you for the teaching, Sathgurudeva. We follow you
    Jaya Guru Datta! Your Puttuji

    • on March 14, 2013 at 8:45 am

    Humble Guruvara prostrations at the lotus feet of our Dattaswaropa Sathgurudeva _/\_!!

  2. Jaya Guru Datta Appaji !! Thank you for the wonderful MMS !! If we think of KINDNESS, there is no kindness separately in this world than our own Sadguru Deva !! It is that kindness which is the true Oxygen to all of us Appaji !! But for that we would not have been what we are today !! Pranams Sadguru Deva !!

    • on March 14, 2013 at 9:59 am

    Jaya Guru Datta! There is no one in my life who has shown me greater kindness than Swamiji, especially when others would condemn me. Maybe some day I will master this kindness. It is easy with those we love or those who have been kind to us..but harder with others who would harm us…and yet they are the ones most in need of our love…a strange paradox indeed! Sri Guru Datta!

    • annessa on March 14, 2013 at 11:39 am

    Oh Appaji! you exude only kindness and positive vibrations on us all, through your words, thoughts and deeds. Just looking into your eyes we can see and feel your love for us, thank you Appaji for allowing us to have you as our Sadguru…

    • lalithabalaji on March 14, 2013 at 11:57 am

    సీ. ఐశ్వర్యములకు ని – న్ననుసరింపగలేదు
    ద్రవ్య మిమ్మని వెంట – దగులలేదు
    కనక మిమ్మని చాల – గష్టపెట్టగలేదు
    పల్ల కిమ్మని నోట – బలకలేదు
    సొమ్ము లిమ్మని నిన్ను – నమ్మి కొల్వగలేదు
    భూము లిమ్మని పేరు – పొగడలేదు
    బలము లిమ్మని నిన్ను – బ్రతిమాలగాలేదు
    పసుల నిమ్మని పట్టు – పట్టలేదు

    తే. నేను గోరిన దొక్కటే – నీలవర్ణ
    చయ్యనను మోక్షమిచ్చిన – జాలు నాకు
    భూషణవికాస | శ్రీధర్మ – పురనివాస |
    దుష్టసంహార | నరసింహ – దురితదూర |

    • prakashbabu bhadra on March 14, 2013 at 11:58 am

    . మందుండనని నన్ను – నింద చేసిననేమి?
    నా దీనతను జూచి – నవ్వ నేమి?
    దూరభావములేక – తూలనాడిన నేమి?
    ప్రీతిసేయక వంక – బెట్ట నేమి?
    కక్కసంబులు పల్కి – వెక్కిరించిన నేమి?
    తీవ్రకోపముచేత – దిట్ట నేమి?
    హెచ్చుమాటలచేత – నెమ్మె లాడిన నేమి?
    చేరి దాపట గేలి – చేయనేమి?

    తే. కల్పవృక్షంబువలె నీవు – గల్గ నింక
    బ్రజల లక్ష్యంబు నాకేల? – పద్మనాభ |
    భూషణవికాస | శ్రీధర్మ – పురనివాస |
    దుష్టసంహార | నరసింహ – దురితదూర |

    • venkateswarudu.bhadra on March 14, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    సీ. చిత్తశుద్ధిగ నీకు – సేవజేసెదగాని
    పుడమిలో జనుల మె – ప్పులకు గాదు
    జన్మపావనతకై – స్మరణజేసెద గాని
    సరివారిలో బ్రతి – ష్థలకు గాదు
    ముక్తికోసము నేను – మ్రొక్కి వేడెదగాని
    దండిభాగ్యము నిమి – త్తంబు గాదు
    నిన్ను బొగడగ విద్య – నేర్చితినేకాని
    కుక్షినిండెడు కూటి – కొఱకు గాదు

    • Subba Saketh on March 14, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta
    Appaji is the only man who has stood by me in every mistake i do and helped me come up.
    This great virtue should be developed in each and everyone such that we will have a better future.
    I am also trying to master this great attitude of “KINDNESS”, it could be only with your blessing Appaji.
    Sri Guru Data.

    • lilashah on March 14, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta. Sri Swamiji, you are Kindness incarnate. Maybe I shouldn’t have asked you for such specific requests here on Puttugam yesterday. I know You are Lord Shiva and Mother Goddess and should just trust in you. I am sorry and pray to you for increased devotion and faith. I know that you are so kind and I should just trust that you will take care of us. I am sorry and I love you. Sri Guru Datta.

    • on March 14, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    we are learning it by serving you AND in ashram GURU DEVA.

    • sai shyam on March 14, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    thank you swamji for such wonderful messages…one message a day, keeps doctor away.

    • Perla Balaji on March 14, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    Jgd. Heartfelt Prostrations to the lotus feet. Going through the messages, unknowingly silence is taking place in the inner self.

  3. Jai Guru Datta
    Dear Swami AVADHOOTA
    If i am in balance it is so easy to be kind but when i am not in balance it could be very difficult, especially if someone hurts me. Work on it, to follow YOUR advice APPAJI to be always friendly.
    Sri Guru Datta much much love and thank YOU for my beautiful birthday today 🙂
    Om Namo Hanumate Namaha

    • on March 14, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    So many simple principles, so many simple tools, without the high language / parlance of vedas and vedanta, that Appaji is giving us….that by following any one or two principles we can reach our goal. Pranams to You Sri Sadguru Deva, that You are providing us the essence of all knowledge through these simple messages. With your strength, with your grace, we would like to harness the necessary determination to follow these principles and reach the Subtle form Appaji, who is none other than Anantha. Sri Guru Datta

    • Adrian Antrum / Gopala & Daphne / Kamadhenu on March 14, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    The life given to us this time round has been full of acts of kindness towards us. Since our association With Sri Swamiji we have learnt to more than ever appreciative of our good fortune despite the ups and downs. Thank you Swamiji for giving us an added depth to our appreciation and the ability to respond likewise to others.

    • Madhavi on March 14, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta! YOU are the greatest example of kindness and virtue, dear Appaji! How blessed I am that YOU shower so much kindness on me. Nobody is able to do it that way. Neither am I able to do it with others. May I learn and increase my kindness equally towards people I love and people I would prefer to keep distance from. Thank you for showing me the right behaviours. Please bless me with progress. Sri Guru Datta!

    • on March 14, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta
    Sri Narasimhaya Namah
    The classroom of Sri Swamiji is filled with Divine Love and Bliss. It is so wonderful to be in Sri Swamiji’s school! When we observe how Sri Swamiji teaches to birds “Datta Datta” we know with which kindness, patience and love He is teaching us. We can learn so much by His example.
    Pranams to the Divine Lotus Feet of Sadgurudeva.
    Sri Guru Datta
    Sri Sarasvatyai Namah
    Om Namo Hanumate Namah

    • padmamadala on March 14, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    జయ గురుదత్త! శ్రీ గురుదత్త! ఓం నమో హనుమతే నమః!
    దానము చేయని చేతులు దీనముగా వేడవలయు మరుజన్మలలో
    కనుకిప్పుడే మేల్కాంచిన మరుజన్మలో మేలుగలుగు సచ్చిదానందా !
    ( గురుదేవుల వారి చిటికె సాహిత్యం )
    శ్రీ గురుదేవుల చరణార విందములకు అనంతకోటి ప్రణామములు
    ఓం శ్రీ సద్గురుభ్యో నమః!

    • Archana Penukonda on March 14, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta! Thank You for yet another enlightening message, Swamiji. If kindness is the root of virtue, there can be no virtues without kindness. So, if I want to be virtuous, I should learn to be kind first, to be empathetic and compassionate. I should put others needs over my own like the MMS two days ago said. I should be willing to share whatever God has given me. No judging or criticizing others. Only love! For, everyone around me is the same spark of divinity that I am. We wear different kinds of bodies and minds, but the same divinity exists within each of us. Kindness needs to be a way of life. Every virtuous person from epics like Ramayana and Mahabharata is full of kindness. I am out of my depth to describe the kindness of our Sathguru, however. It flows eternally like the Ganges. I am fortunate to have dipped in this Ganges river. My obeisances to the Holy Lotus Feet of Sri Swamiji with Whose grace, I can learn to always be kind.

    • on March 14, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta Appaji_/\_!!

    “Deenabandhum kripaasindhum Sarva kaarana kaaranam Sarva rakshaakaram vande Smartrgaamee sanovatu”
    “Where there is no kindness, non-violence is not possible”. MMS 236″
    “With selfless love we can achieve anying.”.MMS 251
    We will practice kindness, by seeing You , the embodiment and epitome of kindness and generosity.This habit gets strengthened in us by your teachings and blessings!!

    Sadgurudeva: Mysore on May 15, 2011 at Narasimha Jayanti (courtesy Auntiji)

    Om Narasimhaya Namaha !! Hiranyakashipu had noble parents He was a learned scholar. The scholarship made him arrogant.He did not believe in God. In his previous incarnation, he was a beloved devotee of Lord Vishnu. Because of a curse he became a demon. The Lord loved him and rescued him, although it appears, he was cruel towards him. He in fact gave him Liberation.
    Sri Guru Datta !!

    • on March 15, 2013 at 12:10 am

    When we look in the photography of today’s MMS, we can see and feel the real kindness in our Appaji’s face. The Bhajan—Datta Datta Datta Deepam is also very apt for this MSG. This is because Datta means Gift and thereby He is kshipra Prasadi . In otherwords , He will give or fulfill our wishes immediately. Now as the incarnation of Lord Datta in this Kaliyuga , our Appaji is also following the same path of kindness and fulfill all our wishes, if we follow , His words and teachings. In this connection I have got my own experience in my life in several occasion . Puttuji as you explained here in Mother’s creation in the nature, our Appaji is showing, His kindness to all in the same way. Therefore through this MMS, Appaji is reminding that we should also show and follow kindness in our life which is the root cause of virtue. In this Kaliyuga people are more interested in worldly pleasures and unwanted desires. Due to this ultimately , they develop and show in their carrier pride, ego , selfishness and jealous etc which are very bad qualities and they realize only at a latter date. Therefore to overcome such qualities , we have to follow the spiritual path from the very beginning through our Sadguru, Who will guide us in the Right path and not only that He brings out from darkness to light. At the same time from our side we have to follow and obey all His words and teachings strictly. If we practice like that we will develop kindness in our mind which we will definitely show and apply in our life and which is the root cause of virtue. Thank You Appaji for a nice teaching through this MMS and we follow. JGD.

    • Phani Prasanthi on March 15, 2013 at 12:31 am

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

    • Neelam Bhambri Nayyar, USA on March 15, 2013 at 2:33 am

    Jai Guru Datta. You are kindness Personified Gurudev, everyday we are learning from you. We will continue to follow you. Pranam Sadguru.

  4. Jaya Guru Datta!

    • madhu talwar on March 15, 2013 at 4:06 am

    jgd thank You Parmatma for reminding , You are Dharma (Virtue), to reach You O!Holy One i must use organic manure and water for my thoughts regularly ; may my behaveour be filled with kindness without ego. onhn sgd

    • Anjana on March 15, 2013 at 5:50 am

    Jgd Sgd. thank for this blessing PuttuGam !!!! Jgd Sgd

    • Gilla Lalitha on March 15, 2013 at 6:14 am

    JGD Appaji – Thank you Appaji and we are practising to be good to all beings. Please give us strength to continue this for ever and in all times – SGD

    • Maurice Clarke on March 16, 2013 at 7:25 am

    JGD. May we be kind in all our thoughts, words and deeds. JGD.

    • Sundri Ramesh on March 17, 2013 at 11:25 am

    Jai guru Datta Appaji, thank you for your daily teachings.
    May my intelect works with my mind to show kindness to
    all beings..SGD

    • Vanaja on March 17, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta,
    may I follow You by sharing joy and kindness towards everybody.
    Pranams to the Lotus feet of Sri Swamiji.
    Sri Guru Datta

    • on March 17, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta Appaji – may Your Holiness bless the entire universe to have that light be lit in their hearts. the greatness of this virtue is being experienced by all the devotees in your infinite compassion and the teachings from You will only drive us to share that kindness to all the beings in this creation. We only want to see You in all the beings and be happy to have the endowment of this great virtue in Your guidance Appaji

    • dr.kodanda ram reddy on March 18, 2013 at 3:31 am

    jayagurudatta puttuji, sashtangapranams at lotus feet of poojya swamiji,by the divine blessings of poojya swamiji, we are able to follow his divine namo hanumathenamhaa

    • Dr.R.Venkataratnam on March 18, 2013 at 1:04 pm


    • svetha on March 19, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    My beloved SADGURU
    YOUR model motivates me and shows me the right way.
    I thank YOU and humbly I bow down at YOUR Lotosfeet

    • Pavani Kamalapuram on March 20, 2013 at 10:26 am

    JGD Appaji
    Beautiful bhajan Appaji…one of my favorites..
    Kindness is the fuel that ignites the divine light in our hearts, that brings us closer to Sri Swamiji, for He is the epitome of compassion and kindness. Let us strive to ensure His closeness forever.

    • Sarumati on March 26, 2013 at 6:10 am

    Real kindness can bring a great light into the heart of all beings
    Our clouds of misfortune and misunderstanding brighten up then , like the clouds
    shown in the video.
    It`s a great Deepavali we can have every day, watching the clouds around us getting
    brighter and brighter . . .
    And the lovely flowers leaving their petals show us how bhakti goes on and on . . .

    • Joseph on May 26, 2013 at 7:46 am

    Short and sweet message. May lord bless us all with kindness towards all living beings.

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