Life is very short. Dedicate it to a great cause. ~ 20 Dec 2012

Nandana SGS MMS 204

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  1. This one is for those who heard yesterday’s MMS 203 and then said to themselves “I will start very soon”.

    Namaskarams Gurudeva!

    To all those procrastinators, you are being very direct.. in letting them know that this is a brief life.. and therefore it must be dedicated to great cause.

    Krishna did that in his avatara. Vishnu illustrated this virtue in every avatara. You have lived this virtue in your avatara. In a brief span of seven decades you have achieved what many don’t do in many lifetimes. You have taken it upon yourself to pick and protect a few families across the world (few meaning a few million). In that resolve, we see your spoken Tamil get better with every successive MMS in Tamil. Such is your spirit of dedication & perseverance.

    Learning from you, and blessed by your grace, we dedicate our finite capacities right away, in service of your mission. In that dedication we will find our happiness & fulfilment. Jaya Guru Datta. Your Puttuji

    • on December 20, 2012 at 8:48 am

    Yo gurussa sivah prokto ya ssivassa gurussmrtah
    Vikalpam yastu kurvita sa bhavet pataki gurau !!

    Millions of Happy Guru Day prostrations to the lotus feet of Our Dattavatara Sadgurudeva !!

    Supreme MMS in Tamil !! Madhuram Madhuram Appaji’s Tamil Madhuram !! Sri Guru Datta !!

    • Savitri on December 20, 2012 at 8:54 am

    For me life is very long. I am happy when I am again a year older, because I find, that life is difficult. But I know: to work my problems need a lot of time. All is a process, I can’t change thing too quickli. Like this life is realy very short. For me it is important to fill my days with actions, which make a sense for my success. Otherwise I don’t see sense in my life, then it don’t give any sense to go through all the confusions.

    • Vamshidhar Nagala on December 20, 2012 at 9:02 am

    Jaya Guru Datta, I am discovering more an more that time does quickly pass us and our beloved Swamiji helps us to make the most of our short lives. Thank You for all you help and support Swamiji in giving a direction and meaning to our lives. Sri Guru Datta.

    • saipramoda bapatla on December 20, 2012 at 9:16 am

    Jaya Guru datta Appaji. Please help to remove our ignorance and misconceptions regarding life and guide us in the true path.I bow before Your holy feet humbly Appaji. Om Namo Hanumate namaha.

    • on December 20, 2012 at 9:17 am

    Jaya Guru Datta! Sri Swamiji has given us so many great examples of who to serve the world and to do great things! We need only to look to His daily activities for inspiration. What is wonderful is that we, too, can engage in many of His sevas. We can play Shata Shloki Ramayana or His music in our homes, knowing full well that we are improving the environment around us. We can chant “Om Namo Hanumate Namaha” and know we are benefiting all living things, we can arrange satsangs and bring the healing benefits of his bhajans to others. We can give food, help the elderly or infirm. His examples are boundless, let us follow….

    • Indumati on December 20, 2012 at 10:11 am

    Jai Guru Datta
    Dear Swami AVADHOTTA
    YOU APPAJI made my life to a very great and special cause.
    Sri Guru Datta and endless love

    • sridevi on December 20, 2012 at 10:32 am

    Jai Guru Datta! The only purpose to be in this life is our Sadgurudeva. The only great cause i can imagine is our Sadgurudeva: to think of Him, to chant His name, to serve Him, to follow Him. To adore Him, to love Him a little more every day – what else is there to do?.

    • venkateswarudu.bhadra on December 20, 2012 at 10:35 am

    షడంగాదివేదో ముఖే శాస్త్రవిద్యా, కవిత్వాది గద్యం సుపద్యం కరోతి |
    మనశ్చేన లగ్నం గురోరఘ్రిపద్మే, తతః కిం తతః కిం తతః కిం తతః కిమ్ || 3 ||
    అఖండమండలాకారం వ్యాప్తం యేన చరాచరమ్ |
    తత్పదం దర్శితం యేన తస్మై శ్రీగురవే నమః || 1 ||

    • prakashbabu bhadra on December 20, 2012 at 10:37 am

    విదేశేషు మాన్యః స్వదేశేషు ధన్యః, సదాచారవృత్తేషు మత్తో న చాన్యః |
    మనశ్చేన లగ్నం గురోరఘ్రిపద్మే, తతః కిం తతః కిం తతః కిం తతః కిమ్ || 4 ||
    అఙ్ఞానతిమిరాంధస్య ఙ్ఞానాంజనశలాకయా |
    చక్షురున్మీలితం యేన తస్మై శ్రీగురవే నమః || 2

    • lalithabalaji on December 20, 2012 at 10:38 am

    గురుర్బ్రహ్మా గురుర్విష్ణుః గురుర్దేవో మహేశ్వరః |
    గురురేవ పరంబ్రహ్మ తస్మై శ్రీగురవే నమః || 3 ||
    క్షమామండలే భూపభూపలబృబ్దైః, సదా సేవితం యస్య పాదారవిందమ్ |
    మనశ్చేన లగ్నం గురోరఘ్రిపద్మే, తతః కిం తతః కిం తతః కిం తతః కిమ్ || 5 |

    • Madhavi on December 20, 2012 at 10:53 am

    What did I do until now? Have I been working for any great cause ? But, what is a great cause really? The first that comes to my mind is to help people in difficulty or in distress. Sincerely, I did not serve many such causes physically, being so much busy in my worldly life. At least I tried to give some material support.
    But a great cause can be something completely different. In fact it is to serve God. To serve God is to serve the society by following one’s own dharma. The most important is that each of us finds out what great cause is the right one for her/him. This is only possible by being connected to the Almighty. That’s why I was not able to dedicate my life to a great cause in my past, having spent so many years of my life “disconnected”. But now, I am so fortunate to have been guided to you, my dear Sadguru! More and more, I am able to open my heart for you. That way I can follow your guidance and will be able to dedicate the rest of my life to better and better causes… May it be so! JGD

    • Praveen Nidumolu on December 20, 2012 at 10:54 am

    Jai Guru Datta Appaji!

    Appaji is prodding us to do our ‘Practicals’ in the Datta Spiritual University. In order to ‘graduate’, we need to demonstrate the application of all the knowledge and wisdom that Pujya Gurudeva is bestowing upon us – in getting involved in a Noble cause.

    You have time and again inspired us to perform noble deeds towards noble causes. For example:
    For those of us that said we cannot solve world hunger, you said Give up one meal a day and instead feed another on that day. It is a great initiative to initiate us into the Great Cause of solving World Hunger one day – as there is enough food/resources to go around.
    His intention for us is not just to give up one meal a week and enjoy our hot/timely meals for the rest of the week… but to get us thinking on what else we can do to support the destitute and the needy.

    We will certainly follow your lead and dedicate our lives to your noble Mission. Forever grateful. Sri Guru Datta!

  2. JAI GURU DATTA ! Pranam swamiji give strength and blessings to do great things in life.

    • Anuradha Oruganti on December 20, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    Jai Guru Datta Swamiji!
    Om Namo Hanumate Namah
    Om Aim Hrim Srim Siva Rama Anagha Dattaya Namah
    Shatakoti humble Pranamams to the lotus feet of Sri Swamji!
    Sri Guru Datta Swamiji!

    • Madhu Talwar on December 20, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    jgd Swami Ji i dedicate this life to You to know my self and come out of the circle of life and death, i know it is possible but with Your grace only , i don’t know since when i am chained by this ‘bhava roga’ ‘bhava saagaraa’ please help me to cross this. “Guru Krupa Hi Kevalam” pranaams onhn sgd

    • Joseph on December 20, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    It’s fact that life is very short because half of 24 hours is spent for self care like food, exercise, sleep. Remaining part of the day is with daily activity related to study in student life or work as employer/ employe. There is very little time left out of this social life. If we want to make our life meaningful, one has to perform good deeds and one should dedicate one’s life for self betterment. May Lord bless us all to have the interest and intensions to dedicate our life for great cause.

  3. we find time to hate when our life is too short for love,affection and for doing good deeds

    • Manu on December 20, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    Jai Guru Datta,
    I try to live a good live. I´m dedicated to Sri Swamiji, Yoga, music and my wife. I´m glad about these opportunities and I wish I could be more whole hearted about this. It´s hard to always focus on the light. So many shadows are crooping up from inside and distract my mind. But as I recently discovered: I create this myself. So if I create this, though unwillingly or uncounsciosly, there´s something in me that wants to create that. I humbly request Sri Swamiji – please help me to understand more about this. Help me to become a better human, a stronger and more committed person, help me to become a master of myself.
    Sri Guru Datta.

    • lilashah on December 20, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta. Dearest Mother Sri Swamiji, please make me love you so much that I see you in all and serve out of love for You. You are my Mother, Father, God and my life. Please make me worthy of having such a Satguru. Let me work for a great cause as Your instrument. Sri Guru Datta.

    • Vanaja on December 20, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta,
    the time is now – always. We just got this moment. I am so happy that Swamiji again and again mentioned how short our life span is.
    I wish to surrender myself to the teachings of Swamiji and I wish to develop and integrate the Truth into my life. Still I am struggeling and maintain bad habits. Yes, it needs my own effort.
    Thank you for todays beautiful Krishna mms.

    Hare Krishna
    Hare Krshna
    Hare Hare
    Hare Rama
    Hare Rama
    Rama Rama
    Hare Hare

    Pranams to the holly lotus feeds of my Sadguru.

    Sri Guru Datta

    • rose sheppard webster on December 20, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    The greatest use of this life is to serve Sri Swamiji. Please guide us to be the best servants of Your Holiness we can be. It is the greatest use of life and the greatest privilege. Jai Guru Datta

    • on December 20, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta
    Om Sri Krsnaya Namah
    It is the greatest blessing to me when i can be in service to the mission of Sri Swamiji. Then i know that my dedication is to a great cause.
    My humble pranams to the Divine Lotus Feet of Sathgurudeva.
    Om Sri Mata
    Sri Guru Datta
    Om Namo Hanumate Namah

    • on December 20, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Jai guru datta
    Puttuji yes our life is very short so please bless us to use it for noble cause and in service of humankind and in your mission.
    Sri guru datta

    • on December 20, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    Jai Guru Datta Appaji.!!

    You are our inner motivation. In one incarnation you have accomplished what cannot be
    imagined !!. And we see the world around us become a better place each day due to your love and compassion. We will use our finite capacity in the service of your mission with dedication right away.

    Sri Guru Datta !! Om Namo Hanumathe Namah !!

  4. Om Aim Hreem Shreem Shiva Rama Anagha Dattaya Namaha, what better cause can there be other than to follow Sathguru’sdirections,& to the possible extent to live up to his expectations,since the life which Iam living now itself is His gift.I Pray to my Sathgurudeva with folded hands to allow me to contribute myself in whatever possible means I can to the Ocean of services Appaji is rendering to the society. I,keep on telling my children the innumerable number of ways how we are being guided ,helped,& protected by Sathgurudeva so that they too get inspired to do Guru seva in future,hence the tradition shall continue,offering protrations at the Lotus Feet, Sri Krishna sharanam mama.

    • dr.kodanda ram reddy on December 21, 2012 at 4:58 am

    jayagurudatta sashtangapranams at lotus feet of poojya swamiji, this is very important divine message of poojya swamiji,every body should be cautious ,this life is given by god, and we should dedicate to
    right purpusoe,time will not come back,, i pray at lotus feet of poojya swamiji again and again to give
    strength with his divine blessings to make me more service om namo hanumathenamhaa

    • T.R.sethuraman, Cochin on December 21, 2012 at 5:10 am

    Puttuji as you said here, yesterda’s MMS 203 is more or less connecting to today’s MMS also. In otherwords yesterday Appaji was saying for success in our life continuous effort is needed. But weshould notpostpone it since in today’s MMS, He says life is short so do it quickly . At the sametime to do good deeds or things, we have to follow through the spiritual path also for which we need a Master/ Sadguru. Here again I can say how a teacher is taking the responsibility to build up the carrier of a student, similarly we need our Sdaguru to develop our spiritual path also. Here I remember Appaji’s words saying that in this kaiyuga so many people will think they can follow a Sadguruto do good deeds or dedicate to a great cause after their retirement from the job or business what ever may be. But for such people Appaji is asking what is the guarantee that we will live up to that period. This is because nothing is in our hand. Therefore Appaji is reminding here that we should develop our spiritual path also from our early part of our life in which case our mind will also get diverted to dedicate to great cause or things. If we go through GuruGeetha , we can realise the importance of our Sadguru. Hence Appaji we got your concept and follow you and obey your instructions from time to time. To my experience after going through every day’s MMS, It gives a good knowledge and experience. That will also help us to dedicate to great cause. JGD.

    • on December 21, 2012 at 6:27 am

    GURU DEVA ,I will follow these instructions ,bless me to serve you until my lost breath.
    Sathakoti pranamas to lotus feet of sadguru deva.

    • Ramarao Chengalvala on December 21, 2012 at 6:45 am

    సరైన సమయంలో ఈ సందేశం వచ్చింది అప్పాజీ. TV లో 2012 యుగాంతం సినిమా చూస్తున్నాము. మీ ఆశీస్సులతో యుగాంతం అనే స్థితి ప్రస్తుతం రానప్పటికీ నేటి MMS నన్ను ఆలోచనలలో పడవేసింది.అవలోకనం చేసికొని చూస్తె చేసిన గొప్ప పని ఏది పెద్దగా కనిపించదు. ఎంతసేపూ ఉద్యోగం ,పిల్లలు, చదువులు,లోన్లు …ఇలాంటివి ప్రముఖంగా కనిపించాయి. వీటిలో పడి కొట్టుకు పోతున్న మాతోకూడా మీరు పరోక్షంగా కొన్ని మంచి పనులు చేయించారు అప్పాజీ.రోజుకు కేవలం ఐదు రూపాయల సమర్పణతో , దత్తసేవ రూపంలో మీరు చేసే సమాజసేవలో పాలు పంచుకునే భాగ్యం మాకు కల్పించారు.వివధ సందర్భాలలో అన్నదానసేవకు మమ్ములను ఉత్సాహపరిచారు.అమ్మవోడి,మూగ చెవిటి పిల్లలకు స్కూళ్ళు,bonsayi మొక్కల పెంపకం,వేదాధ్యయనం, ISERVE, ….ఇలా ఎన్నిటినోనెలకొల్పి ,బహు మార్గాలలో సేవ చేసే అవకాశాన్ని మాకు కల్పించి మా జీవితాలకు కూడా ఒక అర్ధం కల్పించారు.ప్రణామాలు స్వామీజీ. జయగురుదత్త

    • Jaya on December 21, 2012 at 9:36 am

    Jaya Guru Datta

    In deep gratitude for all the opportunities Swamiji gives me to dedicate my life to a great cause.
    May I make full use of them,
    Om Namo Hanumate Namah

    • svetha on December 22, 2012 at 10:10 am

    Mein liebster GURUDEVA, wie glücklich sind wir doch, bei DIR sein zu dürfen. Unser Leben DIR widmen zu dürfen, ist unsere grösste Chance.
    Ich verneige mich vor DIR und danke DIR.

    • Pavani Kamalapuram on April 9, 2013 at 1:59 am

    JGD Appaji
    Only cause in my life is to be in Your seva Appaji. That is the only purpose. Praying for You to please bless me to be capable of doing that and improving myself in not only this life, but throughout all my lives.

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