Lack of good qualities is absolute poverty ~ 3 Feb 2013

Nandana SGS MMS 249

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  1. When wealth is lost, nothing is lost. When health is lost, something is lost. When character is lost, everything is lost.
    Lord Dattatreya had 24 Gurus.. all of them entities of Mother Nature. Yugas later, these entities teach the same lessons even today. Character was & is still the most valuable nourishment man can get.
    If the animate & inanimate creations have so many virtues, Man who is the crown of all creation must be capable of more. Unfortunately he is so consumed by self-interest, which like a black hole just consumes without giving out anything in return. Character erosion begins here, leading one into absolute poverty.
    Pranams Sathguru!
    You are Guha, who dwells within us, lighting up that blackhole, and redeeming us from its negative pull. When we internalize the essence of “OM: I am existence”, we learn to respect one another, building character in the process. Thanks a ton for the enrichment! We follow you.
    Jaya Guru Datta. Your Puttuji

    • on February 3, 2013 at 9:25 am

    Humble prostrations to the lotus feet of Our Guha, Pujya Sathgurudeva !!

    • Madhavi on February 3, 2013 at 10:37 am

    Jaya Guru Datta
    May we be blessed with the richness of good qualities, doing the necessary efforts to reach this goal. Thank you for making us aware what true richness is, dear Appaji!

    • on February 3, 2013 at 10:41 am

    GURU DEVA, I learned lot of good qualities while serving listening your sayings,Bhajans, more than enough to build good qualities.

    • lalithabalaji on February 3, 2013 at 10:46 am

    om namo hanumathe namah
    sri rama jaya rama jaya jaya rama
    sri ganapathi sachchidananda sadgurave namah
    నమస్తే‌உస్తు మహామాయే శ్రీపీఠే సురపూజితే |
    శంఖచక్ర గదాహస్తే మహాలక్ష్మి నమో‌உస్తు తే |

    • prakashbabu bhadra on February 3, 2013 at 10:47 am

    నమస్తే గరుడారూఢే డోలాసుర భయంకరి |
    సర్వపాపహరే దేవి మహాలక్ష్మి నమో‌உస్తు తే || 2 ||

    సర్వఙ్ఞే సర్వవరదే సర్వ దుష్ట భయంకరి |
    సర్వదుఃఖ హరే దేవి మహాలక్ష్మి నమో‌உస్తు తే || 3 ||

    • venkateswarudu.bhadra on February 3, 2013 at 10:48 am

    సిద్ధి బుద్ధి ప్రదే దేవి భుక్తి ముక్తి ప్రదాయిని |
    మంత్ర మూర్తే సదా దేవి మహాలక్ష్మి నమో‌உస్తు తే ||

    ఆద్యంత రహితే దేవి ఆదిశక్తి మహేశ్వరి |
    యోగఙ్ఞే యోగ సంభూతే మహాలక్ష్మి నమో‌உస్తు తే ||

    • Ramarao Chengalvala on February 3, 2013 at 11:01 am

    The MMS is self explanatory and is an eye opener to all those who feel that wealth means acquiring property in the form of gold, lands, etc and for those who weigh or scale the people with the material wealth that is at their possession. Being honest, speaking truth, helping the needy, feeding the hungry, respecting the elders and women,faith in God ,standing on virtue in all situations…., if a human lacks such noble traits he is the real poor person.These traits are to cultivated in young minds during the schooling.It helps the children to respect the traditions,parents and elders which in turn brings peace and happiness to the home and society.Pranams Appaji for the message. The role instructors like You is paramount in the present day conflicts. JGD.

    • sridevi on February 3, 2013 at 11:07 am

    Jai Guru Datta! With Sadgurudeva’s grace anyone and anything will be transformed and get good qualities! Even hopeless cases. With His grace everything is possible! Grateful pranams to His divine feet

  2. Jai Guru Datta
    Dear Swami AVADHOOTA
    Bad qualities are the result of the ego, more good qualities comes up if we are connected with the divine and the truth, with YOU APPAJI. Were YOU are, there is wealth and there are only good qualities.
    Sri Guru Datta and Namaskar to YOU
    Om Namo Hanumate Namaha

    • on February 3, 2013 at 11:53 am

    Jaya Guru Datta!
    Sri Swamiji, in your mercy you have given us these messages so that we might always learn to be rich in good character. Help us please to remember them and put them into practice. Sri Guru Datta!

  3. please grace us abundant good qualities

    • Archana Penukonda on February 3, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta! We know from Sri Swamiji’s life history that Swamiji and His entire family only knew to give, not take. Swamiji’s maternal grandfather, Swami Narahari Teertha, Mata Jayalakshmi were all stellar examples of givers, even if they didn’t have much to give(materially speaking). They had all the virtues of saints and never attached themselves to material possessions. Reflecting on this MMS, the real benchmark of poverty is based on our character. We are wealthy if we are virtuous. We are wealthy if we are willing to share whatever we have, whether it’s material possessions or providing support, love, consideration, compassion etc. It’s those who cannot do these that are poor. If I had a lot of wealth, but lacked these good qualities, I’d be poor indeed. Our Datta Sathguru makes us wealthy; He cleanses us and then slowly fills our mind and heart with good qualities. May we be the wealthy souls that our Sathguru can be proud of. Pranams at the Holy Lotus Feet!

    • svetha on February 3, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    My beloved SADGURU, if we can fallow YOU, as YOU said yesterday, we are the richest and happiest ones. YOU teach us the good qualities, like a mother feed her child with good nourishment.
    Thank YOU for all YOUR love.

    • on February 3, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta
    Om Guhaya Namah
    Sri Swamiji teaches us with each of these wonderful MMS a lesson to remember, to think about and to integrate into our daily life. Lord Dattatreya is sculpturing on us and helps us to develop a good character.
    Pranams to the Divine Lotus Feet of Lord Dattatreya.
    Sri Guru Datta
    Om Dattaya Namah
    Om Namo Hanumate Namah

    • Anjana on February 3, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    Jai Guru Datta Sri Guru Datta…..thank you Appaji for this teaching.

    • Hema on February 3, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    Thank you for giving us this most precious wealth! Jaya guru Datta. Om namo Hanumate namaha.

    • Pavani Kamalapuram on February 3, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    JGD Appaji

    As Lord Subramanya, your teachings are like the peacock which destroys the inner enemies like the snakes. As Lord Dattatreya, Your sankalpa, love and Blessings are always to make us rich by enriching our inner self. We are still growing Appaji..we are like spoilt kids our minds always unstable..but You with your infinite patience are always watching…we know You are the correct path, and we will stick to it even though we go astray sometimes.. Thank You for being their always and forever.

    • on February 3, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    Today Appaji has given a good lesson and that to about our character through this MMS 249. It is a fact that if we lost wealth , we can get it again through our hard work. Similarly if one part of our body have any problem, we can manage it with our will power to certain extend. But if there is any black remark in our character , that will affect our carrier of life. We should always learn in our life the methods of –Give and Take policy . In otherwords we should not be selfish in our life and in our every action. The MMS 188 is related to this concept. Further we should have also a broad mind to help others with in our capacity. More over for any noble cause, we should also share our views with others. At the same time practically , we can do or apply these things, if our mind is tuned in such a way for which we should have a good quality or character. To develop this , especially in this kaiyuga , we have to follow the spiritual path through our Sadguru , Who will guide us properly in our life, bring us from darkness to light. Therefore Appaji , we got your concept and follow your words and teachings strictly to mould our character also properly so that we will get rid of from our ego, jealous , pride and selfishness etc and thereby do our seva to your mission also within our capacity in all possible manner. The photography and the bhajan on lord Datta are very apt for this MSG since lord Datta is kshipra Prasadi . JGD.

    • Neelam Bhambri Nayyar, USA on February 4, 2013 at 2:41 am

    Jai Guru Datta, we pray at your holy feet that we should never forget this lesson. Pranam Sadguru.

    • padmamadala on February 4, 2013 at 5:20 am

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

  4. Om Skandaya Namaha ,’Gurave Budhi Saaxine’, I agree with a fellow devotee who commented that ” Appaji is sculpting” us,I Take refuge at your Lotus Feet Sathgurudeva and seek your blessings to attain good qualities that befits a good devotee.Sree Guru Datta.

    • dr.kodanda ram reddy on February 4, 2013 at 11:13 am

    jayagurudatta puttuji, sashtngapranams at lotus feet of poojya swamiji,poojya swamiji is reminding us
    about good qualities, like satya dharma, helping and devotion, we have to pray sadguru for developing good qualities om namo hanumathenamhaa

    • on February 4, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    Jai Guru Datta Puttuji_/\_!!

    When we follow Divine MMSes – Our Nandana Gita, Sadguru – Our Eternal Purifier takes and destroys our bad qualities and we become pure and rich, due to His Grace !!..
    Why fear when Our “Datta Datta Datta Datta Sadguru” is with us.!!
    We feel like happily doing Dandiya seeing this Divine MMS!!

    Jai Guru Datta Appaji_/\_!!

    We will remember (MMS 230)–>’Offer bad habits to your Sadguru’, (MMS 74)–>’The purer the mind, the easier the solutions’. We will practice all the MMSes and will become pure, rich and pass the test due to Sadgurudeva’s Grace !!

    Sri Guru Datta !! Om Namo Hanumathe Namaha !!

    • Venkat on February 4, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta Appaji. Lack of good qualities itself is poverty – what a great summation of the lessons. We are praying to Appaji’s lotus feet to be able to develop the good qualities and thus not be poor. The invocation of Dattatreya and His dearest disciple Guhanatha are very well suited for the MMS and the message therein. Thanks a lot Appaji.

    • Vanaja on February 4, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta,
    the Datta-Family is inspiration to live a good life – a life according to dharma. In Kaliyuga we are attracted to the (ugly) black whole. May Lord Vishnu give protection and may we all walk in the path of our beloved Sadguru. This way we will not fall – we will re-gain the will-power and overcome difficulties and develop good qualities and work on “going up the stairs and not down”. This is what I believe with all my heart.
    Prostration to Sri Swamiji,
    Sri Guru Datta

    • on February 4, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    Jai guru Datta
    Puttuji good qualities are like real money for the character .
    So we should always have this qualities by your blessings for our welfare.
    Sri guru Datta i

    • Maurice Clarke on February 5, 2013 at 4:16 am

    JGD. May we consciously seek to improve our character moment by moment. JGD.

    • madhu talwar on February 6, 2013 at 10:14 am

    jgd i am Your child walking step by step following Your holy words may i be able to satisfy my Master, poverty can not touch Your children onhn sgd

    • Sarumati on February 7, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    As Puttuji explains it very well, extreme self interest, while only consuming (like a black whole),
    not giving anything back respectively, is making a person absolutely poor.
    Though on material level, it seems the other way round. One can get rich by this activity.

    To solve this personality problem – only circling around one`s own person –
    self forgetfulness in sercice can help, without conditions, as Sri Swamiji often states.

    It will burn our impurities of the personality factor – and ego has a chance to vanish …
    How long will it take?

    • Joseph on February 19, 2013 at 3:20 am

    Marvellous audiovisuals and message. Person who follows the holy spiritual path is always rich with his good qualities as devotee become part of Almighty in comparison to HIS qualities. Person with complete belief, trust and devoted to the omnipotent Almighty is always strong to bear any difficulties as they don’t affect his mental stability considerably. Such person with devotion is rich with his qualities and thoughts only with Almighty’s blessings, for sure will always lead a peaceful and happy life. Happiness is in what we perceive, God will surely give us the strength to tolerate any circumstances in life with a smile. What else do we require than HIS blessings. May lord bless us all with good qualities to be HIS beloved child.

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