Man is only an instrument in the hands of God ~ 6 Jan 2013

Nandana SGS MMS 221

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  1. {Lalitha : She who plays}

    She created this universe as her play. From the Hiranyagarbha (golden womb), creation has come a long way.. the animate & inanimate included. It is but natural that man is an instrument in the hands of God.

    Man has a choice. He can either be an instrument that God will want to play with. Or, he can with the grace of the Guru attain self-realization, after which the whole of life feels like an eternal play, in which he enjoys playing his role. Play or be played with.. the choice is ours. And it is all part of her play!

    Pranams Mathruroopa Sathgurudeva!

    We are fortunate you’ve chosen us to serve your mission in this Avatara. It doesn’t matter to us whether we are playing or are being played with. We are happy to be part of your play.

    When we see you seated in that cart with your hands blessing us with love, we can’t but pray you take us along with you towards our fulfilment.

    Jaya Guru Datta. Your Puttuji

    • on January 6, 2013 at 8:46 am

    Millions of Humble prostrations to the lotus feet of Our Mathruroopa Sathgurudeva !!

    • on January 6, 2013 at 9:27 am

    Jai Guru Datta ,My parents always taught me that our steps are lead, that we walk out each morning and meet our fate. My childhood religious training taught me that I had free will. My Guru has taught me that my own thoughts and actions create my karma or destiny, but that I am only an instrument in God’s hands. The scriptures tell us we are not the doers, that God is the doer and that liberation comes in accepting that and letting go of the idea of being the doer, by letting go of attachments to results. Still, each moment brings a choice, a selection that shapes the future. Who am I? Who am I? Who am I? Sri Guru Datta!

    • Savitri on January 6, 2013 at 9:31 am

    I learnt, that God will experience Himself. He experiences Himself through us, through our experience. Like this we are part of the game, we are an instrument. He can play with the reality from the earth. In some sense we give Him experience, for this He is helping us with the life.

    • JayanthiShankar,New Delhi. on January 6, 2013 at 9:33 am

    Om Hiranyagrarbhaya Namah…/We were taught about the intellect and mind. Mind will encourage us to do everything that satisfies our senses but intellect will tell us what is right. Datta please empower us to manifest only that which is good for the mankind and the will of our SadGuru Deva. Lam Lalitayai Namah../Being instrumental in the hands of our Sadgurudeva makes us stress free and childlike../Thankyou Swamiji../

  2. Jaya Guru Datta
    Dear Swami AVADHOTTA
    I pray to become a true instrument.
    Sri Guru Datta tonnes of love
    Om Namo Hanumate Namaha

    • Venkat on January 6, 2013 at 9:58 am

    Jaya Guru Datta Appaji – verily the human is an instrument in the hands of Lord God – our Lord God Appaji… I recall a part of the Life History where Appaji says, the human birth is a part of and an instrument in the hands of the ViraatPurusha – the analogy of the finger scratching the back is a play of the will of Lord God, but not the skill of the finger. Similarly, the choice for God is very wide and the human being chosen is only by His grace and not skill-based. Any such thought will only be the genesis of ego which will not help the human. Thank You Appaji for blessing us by choosing us as Your instruments…

    • Vamshidhar Nagala on January 6, 2013 at 10:34 am

    Jaya Guru Datta, Swamiji Thank You for this wonderful MMS video. We are Appaji’s instruments, accordingly carrying out work and actions. This is possible with His grace, direction and the energy given by HIm. Sri Guru Datta.

    • Sahadeva on January 6, 2013 at 11:05 am

    Jay Guru Datta
    What is our influence from our personality. Creation is a complete network of karma’s connectied to each other. When I think that I just feel an instrument in the hands of God.
    This is a very nice statement

    • venkateswarudu.bhadra on January 6, 2013 at 11:22 am

    न भोगे न योगे न वा वाजिराजौ, न कन्तामुखे नैव वित्तेषु चित्तम् ।
    मनश्चेन लग्नं गुरोरघ्रिपद्मे, ततः किं ततः किं ततः किं ततः किम् ॥

    • prakashbabu bhadra on January 6, 2013 at 11:22 am

    यशो मे गतं दिक्षु दानप्रतापात्, जगद्वस्तु सर्वं करे यत्प्रसादात् ।
    मनश्चेन लग्नं गुरोरघ्रिपद्मे, ततः किं ततः किं ततः किं ततः किम् ॥

    • lalithabalaji on January 6, 2013 at 11:23 am

    क्षमामण्डले भूपभूपलबृब्दैः, सदा सेवितं यस्य पादारविन्दम् ।
    मनश्चेन लग्नं गुरोरघ्रिपद्मे, ततः किं ततः किं ततः किं ततः किम्

    • suman on January 6, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    JGD Puttuji,this message helps to remove our ego and understand that everything is driven by the supreme force of GOD.Back ground song Manasa mandira showers the blessings of mother Godess.Many thanks for this wonder full message.SGD

    • on January 6, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta
    Om Hiranyagarbhaya Namah
    Thank you very much for this nice MMS. i like it so much since it displays Sri Swamiji on a cart. In my dreams i have been often with Sri Swamiji on a journey – there He had a bus He was traveling with. It is so great that we all have the opportunity to partake in His magnificent projects. If we let Him, He also shows us what is the best for us to do.
    Thank You, Guru Datta, that i am in Your play.
    Sri Guru Datta
    Lam Lalitayai Namah
    Om Namo Hanumate Namah

    • Madhavi on January 6, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    Some years ago, as I had newly discovered that Sri Prarama Puja Swamiji is my Guru and hardly knew what the word „devotion“ really means, I heard Him for the first time say that God plays with us like with puppets. At that moment, I was not able to understand what He meant. Some years have passed and I have learned that we are instruments in Sadguru’s hands, in Lord’s hands. But still, I happen to forget it again because my mind wants to go it’s own way. The result is that life gets difficult, it is a fight. Then, I realize that I am doing wrong and that I have to let Him use me as an instrument and guide my life, and also to dedicate my actions to Him. Then, even in hard situations, life becomes easier, because I worry much less and I am more peaceful. This MMS reinforces my determination to let YOU act and to be your «puppet-instrument», dear Sadguru Deva… Yes, it is so wonderful to be your instrument! Many thanks for this message!

    • Pavani Kamalapuram on January 6, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    JGD Appaji
    We are indeed blessed and lucky to be Your instruments..Hope we realize the magnitude and make ourselves worthy enough for You! Please bless us so that we improve and uplift ourselves to be part of Your cart ride!

  3. Jaya Guru Datta. I give myself to you to be used as your instrument. I was already yours anyway so maybe that is a silly thing for me to write. I don’t know. Maybe one day I will have a better understanding. All I know is that I love you. Sri Guru Datta.

    • on January 6, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    From today’s MMS, we can realize the real need of a Sadguru in our life, especially in this kaiyuga to guide us in the right path, to take us from darkness to light. The Bhajan on Mother Goddess and the photography are very apt to this MSG as Puttuji you have explained here about Her creation and considering this universal as Her play. In Her creation the animate and inanimate are part and part of it. At the same time to fulfil our life in all respects, we should have a Master also in the spiritual path. Then only our aim and purpose of our life will be completed in this janma.In otherwords it is very clear that we should have a Sadguru also in our spiritual path. Here I remember Appaji’s words saying that Whom we are taking as your Sadguru is in your hand and your karma. But once you take a Sadguru , you should follow Him for every thing till your life. Again I remember here Appaji used to say that after you associate with Me and before that, you should think what is the change in your life patern? Definitely the answer is that a system has developed in our life and we know by His grace which is correct which is the right path and also bring out us from darkness to light. That is why we need a Sadguru in our life .Otherwise as Appaji said here man is only an instrument in the hands of God. Thank you Appaji to remind us in this new year about the importance of Sadguru and we do our best to develop your mission for which we seek your blessing also. JGD.

    • on January 7, 2013 at 12:51 am

    Jai Guru Datta Appaji _/\_/\_!!

    I recollect the speech given during Guru Purnima celebrations, on July 23, 2010 at Geseke, Germany by
    Hira Duvvuri aunty Ji !!

    “We forget that we are simply puppets in God’s hands. Yesterday Sri Swamiji sang the bhajan, “amma memu nee chetilo bommalamma”. We forget that we are led by him to dance and jump and do cartwheels, and make fools of ourselves as per his whim. It is He who makes us do wrong things, so that we learn from our mistakes. It is He who tests our faith constantly to see how well we love Him, and how truly we follow Him. Sri Swamiji has clearly gone through these stages of misunderstanding, frustration, doubt, and impatience in his life for our benefit. By giving us a chance to study his experiences, and his analyses, and his conclusions, he is blessing us immensely.

    Only a sadguru would open a window into his life as he does. We are able to take a leisurely peek at what went on in his life and we are clearly able to understand and grasp this karma philosophy as well as the guru/disciple relationship in addition to learning the meaning of karma yoga, jnana yoga, bhakti yoga, and nada yoga.”

    We remember MMS 88 ” Everything happens only by the will of God “and praying Sadgurumatha Our Appaji, to take us along with Him !!
    Sri Guru Datta !! Om Namo Hanumathe Namaha !!

    • Gilla Lalitha on January 7, 2013 at 3:20 am

    JGD Appaji – Thank you Puttuji for reminding us that we are just a toys in the hands of God and we are just doing what he orders – SGD

    • Vanaja on January 7, 2013 at 3:25 am

    Jaya Guru Datta,
    what is this Lila? I am not the doer. What is the purpose of my life? I am only an instrument of God. Not even taking a breath would be possible without His grace.
    Sri Swamiji sitting on a wagon. I have to think of the settlers and pioneers crossing the land. Maybe immigrating – maybe looking for gold.
    Like the settlers, we also just cross this life, it is not permanent. But still I have to live up to the expectation of God. I have to fulfill the task of this incarnation, knowing I am not the doer.
    Sri Guru Datta

    • Archana Penukonda on January 7, 2013 at 4:46 am

    Jaya Guru Datta! This MMS reminds of the prayer of St. Francis of Assisi. A few lines: “Make me a channel of your peace, where there is hatred let me bring your love, where there is injury your pardon Lord, and where there is doubt true faith in You. O Master grant that I may never seek so much to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand, to be loved as to love with all my soul”. We used to sing this prayer in the convent I went to, but this song has a greater meaning now than it did earlier. I pray to Sri Swamiji to give me the buddhi to be a good instrument, to develop unconditional love towards everyone around me, to always act righteously. There’s perhaps no greater blessing than being an instrument that makes the Sathguru happy. Obeisances at the Holy Lotus Feet!

    • Ramarao Chengalvala on January 7, 2013 at 6:22 am

    జయగురుదత్త.భావ గర్భితంగా బాలూ గారు పాడిన “అమ్మ మేము నీ చేతిలో బొమ్మలమ్మ ” అనే స్వామీజీ వారి భజన గుర్తుకు వచ్చినది.దిక్కు తోచక తప్పిపోయివున్న జనులను రక్షణ చేయడానికి మనిషినే భగవంతుడు ఒక ఆయుధంగా వాడుకుంటాడనె సందేశం ఆలోచింప చేసేదిగా ఉన్నది స్వామీజీ. “సరైన సమయంలో దేవుడిలా వచ్చావయ్య” అని వ్యవహారంలో అనటం కద్దు. అది ఆపదలో కష్టంలో మనను ఆదుకునే స్నేహితుడు కావచ్చు,బంధువు కావచ్చు, వ్యైద్యుడు కావచ్చు…..ఇలా ఆసమయంలో ఊహించని విధంగా మనకు సాయపడే వాడే ఆసద్గురువు మరియు భగవంతుడి చేతిలోని పనిముట్టు.మేమంతా మీ చేతిలో బొమ్మలం స్వామీజీ. ఎంతోకొంత కనీసం ఉడుతా భక్తిగా నైన మీ చేతి పనిముట్టుగా సేవ చేసే భాగ్యం ఎల్లప్పుడూ ప్రసాదించాలని మా ప్రార్ధన స్వామీజీ.

    • Joseph on January 7, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    Audio track used in this video is awesome. If this message is remembered by us always, there is neither problem with our ego nor in experiencing Almighty in all animate and inanimate. Splendid message to be followed and to experience His miracles at every second of our life because everything in life is as per His wish. May lord bless us all to understand, experience His grace to protect us, His love and care towards all of us.

    • Neelam Bhambri Nayyar, USA on January 8, 2013 at 1:17 am

    Jai Guru Datta, we are happy to follow you and are fortunate that we have been given this blessed opportunity to follow you. I am nobody without you and I don’t want to be anybody without you.
    Pranam Gurudeva

    • madhu talwar on January 9, 2013 at 11:25 am

    jgd pranaams Lalita Maa may Lord Satguru use me (His instrument) to reach Him for ever thank You Maa to read my request onhn sgd

    • svetha on January 22, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    Mein geliebter GURUDEVA, wie gerne bin ich ein Instrument in DEINER Hand.
    Bitte, hilf uns, ein wertvolles Instrument zu sein, damit wir DEINER Mission gut dienen können.
    Von Herzen danke ich DIR.

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