Offer your bad habits to your Sadguru ~ 15 Jan 2013

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  1. Change is a way of life, as Mother Lalitha plays out her divine will

    Seasons change. The trees & plants that shed their leaves in the cold, come back to life again, clean & green
    Shankaranthi is spring cleaning time. We burn useless waste in our homes, to make space for new useful things we need. Imagine not cleaning up your home year after year.. how healthy would your life be?
    Stretch that spring cleaning idea to your inner dwelling.. the home of your soul. If you vacuum clean that space, is there a safe way of disposing such hazardous waste?
    Koti pranams Sathguru!
    You taught us to clean up our minds. And now, you volunteer to play the trash bin. We’re indebted to you for such compassion
    Once we sincerely offer you that bad habit, it does not belong to us anymore & so we won’t use it. That makes our inner & outer space clean & pure! Makes solutions easier! (MMS 74). Thank you for answering our Sankaranti prayers. We feel cleansed!
    Jaya Guru Datta. Your Puttuji

    • on January 15, 2013 at 8:45 am

    Millions of Humble prostrations to the lotus feet of Our Dattavatara Sadgurudeva _/\_/\_ !!

    • on January 15, 2013 at 9:09 am

    Jaya Guru Datta! We all have bad habits, and we often have people in our lives who want to change us, or who think they know what is best for our lives, but none of them have offered to take our bad habits as our beloved Guru has done! Today I willingly ask our Saguru to take my bad habits and help me to better serve. Sri Guru Datta!

    • Gilla Lalitha on January 15, 2013 at 9:11 am

    JGD Appaji – I hope lot of people waiting for this type of MMS. Here is a chance for all those who wants to leave all the bad habits – SGD

    • Savitri on January 15, 2013 at 9:13 am

    I am ashames about my bad habits. Like this it is difficult to offer them at my Sadguru. I havbe the impression, that I mus loose it myself. But Swamiji now is saying, that I should offer them at Him. I must try to do that.

  2. Jaya Guru Datta
    Dear Swami AVADHOTTA

    We only see our bad habits in the resonance from outside…and today APPAJI, is this the absolute best advice for me. Please take all my bad habits. Thank YOU soooo much my dear SADGURU.
    Om Namo Hanumate Namaha and lots of love

    • Praveen Nidumolu on January 15, 2013 at 10:00 am

    Jaya Guru Datta Appaji – In your own inimitable style, you have shown us several ways (Healing Music, Meditation, Kriya Yoga, Bhajans, MMS teachings, Pujas/Homas etc) to overcome our bad habits which are a manifestation of our Samskaras/Vasanas (impressions/tendencies) that we have accumulated over several lifetimes.

    In a recent message you have also outlined that Bad thoughts lead to Bad Actions, which lead to bad habits which further lead to Bad character/Samskaras. So to stem this cycle, we need to keep our thoughts clean by surrendering our minds at your Lotus Feet (as the Guru Ashtakam says). Please give us the strength and steadfastness never to stray from your Glorious Path. Forever grateful! Sri Guru Datta

    • venkateswarudu.bhadra on January 15, 2013 at 10:03 am

    రత్నైః కల్పితమాసనం హిమజలైః స్నానం చ దివ్యాంబరం
    నానారత్న విభూషితం మృగమదా మోదాంకితం చందనమ్ |
    జాతీ చంపక బిల్వపత్ర రచితం పుష్పం చ ధూపం తథా
    దీపం దేవ దయానిధే పశుపతే హృత్కల్పితం గృహ్యతామ్

    • prakashbabu bhadra on January 15, 2013 at 10:04 am

    సౌవర్ణే నవరత్నఖండ రచితే పాత్రే ఘృతం పాయసం
    భక్ష్యం పంచవిధం పయోదధియుతం రంభాఫలం పానకమ్ |
    శాకానామయుతం జలం రుచికరం కర్పూర ఖండోజ్జ్చలం
    తాంబూలం మనసా మయా విరచితం భక్త్యా ప్రభో స్వీకురు |

    • lalithabalaji on January 15, 2013 at 10:05 am

    ఛత్రం చామరయోర్యుగం వ్యజనకం చాదర్శకం నిర్మలం
    వీణా భేరి మృదంగ కాహలకలా గీతం చ నృత్యం తథా |
    సాష్టాంగం ప్రణతిః స్తుతి-ర్బహువిధా-హ్యేతత్-సమస్తం మయా
    సంకల్పేన సమర్పితం తవ విభో పూజాం గృహాణ ప్రభో ||

    • Dr k.s. krishna kumari. on January 15, 2013 at 10:06 am

    JGD. Thank UrDivine self SOOooooooo much Appaajiii fr Ur Great Grace in taking all of our devotees bad habits.Who will take like that?except U Appaajii~with love & afcsn on us.Koti Koti Sstng Prnms Appaajiiii.Om Namo Hanumathe Namaha.SGD.

    • sridevi on January 15, 2013 at 10:29 am

    Jai Guru Datta! This is the “golden opportunity” to deal with our bad habits! What immense grace He showers on us, our Sadgurudeva, to accept our bad habits as an offering. This is not human, but divinity sublime. Koti pranams to His Holy Feet

    • Venkat on January 15, 2013 at 11:39 am

    Jaya Guru Datta Appaji. This used to be a practice where Appaji used to call upon all the devotees to give up the bad habits. To make it more reinforcing and binding, Appaji calls for this SPECIAL offering to Himself on the Holy Birthday of His Holiness and to offer the unwanted habits right at the Holy Lotus Feet. That helped immensely all the devotees who took that one step forward where Appaji helped them coming thousands of steps, I being a live example. Thanks a billion Appaji for giving this opportunity and also the strength in addition to reminding us.

    • Dr.satyanarayana&dr.uma devi,SGS Hospital on January 15, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    JGD.Nice MMS.

    • Vanaja on January 15, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta,
    I left behind some bad habits at the end of the year – until today I am successful. This, because of the divine help from my beloved Sadguru! He is there – every moment. I do not want to disappoint HIM (and my-self).
    Two days ago my husband and I had a conversation about Swamiji said earlier “use me as a dustbin”. Unfortunately my husband said he never heard Swamiji saying something like that. Now, we are sitting here together and are smiling – Swamiji is doing a “silent” conversation with us through the mms – no doubt.
    Once again we thank Swamiji for being with us and helping so much.
    Pranams and always yours,

    Sri Guru Datta


    • on January 15, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta
    Om Aim Hrim Srim Lalitayai Namah
    Sri Swamiji makes us a wonderful offer! It is so great that He takes our bad habits so that we can offer Him our best service. When we give our bad habits to Sri Swamiji we can become crisp and clear like the great mountain scenery after a snowy day when the sun comes out again.
    Om Aim Hrim Srim Siva Rama Anagha Dattaya Namah
    Sri Guru Datta
    Om Namo Hanumate Namah

    • Vidya Sagar Reddy on January 15, 2013 at 3:23 pm


    • Gargi on January 15, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    I thank you with all my heart.

    • on January 15, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta! Where to start? There are several bad habits I cultivate. It seems so easy to offer them to Sadgurudeva, but how real do we mean this? Is there still some ego part of oneself who wants to indulge in these bad habits? Then, on the other side, my limited mind is overwhelmed when I think of Appaji taking sooo many bad habits from all of us. It seems unbelievable and yet is true as we have been told. So, most beloved Appaji, please take all the bad habits of mine which I have qualified to be taken by You, the compassionate. Sri Guru Datta!

    • Antony Ramnarine on January 15, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    JGD. It took Appaji to come into my life 20 years ago which enabled me to give up many of my bad habits. Since then I have experienced a new, refreshing way of life, in the humble service of Aripo Muni Raja. Even my family, friends and colleagues have benefitted from such a change. All of this happened only through the divine grace of my Sadguru Sri Swamiji.

    • Hema on January 15, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    Sadgurudeva has the power to help us overcome all bad habits. Now he is asking us to offer them at his lotus feet so that he may help us. What compassion! This must be just one of reasons why it is said that there is no one greater than Sadguru! Jaya Guru Datta. Om namo Hanumate namaha.

    • karuna on January 15, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    Jai Guru Datta, Appaji…i have given a bad habit to You before, then taken it back, given it to You, then, taken it back, and have given it back to You again i hope for the last time …please Sachidananda, keep me strong…Sachidananda keep me strong, Sachidananda keep me strong…thank You so much for still loving me…Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti! Am so, so happy to be able to communicate with You daily through MMS…i can talk to You always in my heart, but this is also so special for us all…we all love YOU, Appaji sooooooooo much !!!

    • on January 15, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    Jai guru Datta
    Puttuji we are blessed with this mms ,iam happy that our sadguru is ready to accept our bad habits .puttujii please bless us we should offer the bad habits without doubt to our sadguru.
    Sri guru datta

    • on January 15, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    Jai Guru Datta & Kanum Pongal Pranams Appaji !!

    SGS Message Nov 11, 2012 San Jose, CA . Kind courtesy : Aunti ji

    We cannot sit still even a minute. There is some unsteadiness in our minds. The animal attitudes overtake us. We become like those animals.Visiting Guru’s residence removes all such bad habits. Sadguru gives us protection. We then forget those previous births. We should fill our mind with good things. Then the bad things vanish. We waste time in cleaning bad habits. Instead, we have to fill our mind with good habits. We are busy thinking only bad thoughts, struggling about how to remove it, automatically strength goes to bad thoughts. Instead , think only good thoughts. Then bad automatically goes away.

    The purer the mind, the easier the solutions. (MMS 74). It is through various modern communication Sri Swamiji, as Lord Dakshinamurti, gives us complete answers, complete with the experience of Sat-Chit-Anandam. We will follow Sadgurudeva !! Sri Guru Datta !!

    • on January 15, 2013 at 11:58 pm

    What a nice MMS , Appaji has given today after Shankaranthy and if you think about this, it has got a deep inner meaning and value also. First when you consider about the photography it is very apt for the MSG. This is because even in the nature, the Trees shed their leaves during winter and in summer by the grace of Sun God , grow with fresh leaves. From this we can learn indirectly a cleaning process is happening in their case also. Naturally during such auspicious day, we keep our house and surrounding clean. But here according to me, Appaji is also reminding us to keep our mind clean and to fill with good thoughts. Regarding the music, Appaji has played in key board in raga Hinduvala the Bhajan , Palaya, Palaya SriLalithe which lead us to a peaceful mind. Now coming to the MSG according to me when the God has given this human birth , He has not filled up our mind with good or bad thoughts. It is we only responsible to develop such things in our life. Here incidentally I remember in our Ashram at Mysore in BalaSwamiji’s office a notice is displayed on the wall How we should be in our Life Style, giving 16 words with it’s answer. Even if we practice in our life these things, definitly it will relieve us from our bad habits to great extent. Therefore we should remember here that how a Teacher is taking responsibility to build up the carrier of a student From Daycare to till his/ her final education , our Sadguru takes away things you have and do not require through spiritual path. It is our duty to follow His words and teachings in the proper way and practice the same in our life so that there is no chance to build up bad habits in our life. JGD.

    • Joseph on January 16, 2013 at 1:07 am

    Beautiful message. Humans can expect and accept only good from others, but only God wishes to take away all bad habits from us and make us as good people, serving society to approach divinity. Bad habits includes all those that results bad output to society, personally, physically or psychological health from our behaviour. As part of our efforts we should offer our bad qualities to God. Before offering one should analyse their own behaviour and accept the bad in them. To transform ourselves, one should make up mind to abandon these habits and then offer them to lord as a promise to ourselves, that we’ll never repeat the same mistake because of habit. May Lord bless us to be free from bad habits and be good humans in society.

    • Neelam Bhambri Nayyar, USA on January 16, 2013 at 1:44 am

    Jai Guru Data for reminding us that it is time to get rid of bad habits and koti koti Pranams for offering to accept them. Every message of yours is a wake up call for us. We are so blessed. I will slowly get rid of my bad habits.
    Pranam Gurudev

  3. Some People won’t take me even with my good habits! Appaji wants to take me with my bad. So much love! I feel hesitating to burden myself. But Appaji is also a big Fire burning and clarifying the Soul. So I bow down at Your lotusfeet! Thousand thanks, koti Pranaams! Jgd.

    • dr.kodanda ram reddy on January 16, 2013 at 6:10 am

    jayagurudatta puttuji, sashtangapranams at lotus feet of poojya swamiji, how kind is our sadgurudeva, he is taking our bad habits throwing in divine flame to purifie us, so we must be free from evil thoughts and with pure mind to be at sadgurus,lotus feet om namo hanumathenamhaa

    • Maurice Clarke on January 16, 2013 at 6:43 am

    JGD. Sri Guru Gita says it is difficult to find a guru who robs you of your passions. What are these rajasic passions and slothful stints but my bad habits. And yet it is He who has gone out of His way to find find me. Please Swamiji, do accept all my bad habits. JGD.

    • Vamshidhar Nagala on January 16, 2013 at 6:49 am

    Jaya Guru Datta, Thank You so much Swamiji. Sri Guru Datta.

    • Kambhoji on January 16, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    What a blessing
    What a grace
    I didnt venture to have such a thought
    Like children we humbly offer our bad habits to Your Holy Feet
    There is nothing to hide
    You know us much better than we know ourselves…
    So much love there is
    So much unconditioned love
    That even You accept all our mistakes
    Like a mother, like a father
    So blessed we are…


    • Ramarao Chengalvala on January 17, 2013 at 6:39 am

    ఇంతకూ ముందు రోజులలో, చాల మంది లాగే నూతన సంవత్సరం మొదటి రోజున కొన్ని మంచి నిర్ణయాలు తీసుకోవటం, కాల క్రమంలో వాటిని మరచి పోయి యధా తధంగా ఉండటం నా విషయంలో నాకు పరిపాటి. ఆ నిర్ణయాలలో ఉదయమే నిద్రలేవాలనే చిన్న విషయం మొదలుకొని ఎన్నో ఉండేవి. గమనించేవారు ఎవ్వరూ లేరనే నిర్భీతి దానికి కారణం. ఇప్పుడు అటువంటి సాకులు ఎంతమాత్రం చెల్లవు. నా ఇంటిలో , నా మనస్సులో సద్గురువు నివాసముండి మౌనంగా అన్ని గమనిస్తున్నారన్న గౌరవం , భక్తితో కూడిన భీతి ఉన్నది. అదే నాకు శ్రీరామరక్ష. జయగురుదత్త.

    • Dr.S.J. Saikumar on January 17, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    How lucky are we to have Appaji as our Sadguru. He is not asking us to offer any material things to him. Instead he is asking us to offer our bad habits to him thus purifying us. Jaya guru Datta.

    • madhu talwar on January 18, 2013 at 9:38 am

    jgd O!Hanumaan Ji You are ‘kumati nivaar sumati ke sangi’ (You remove the bad thoughts and accompany the good ones). i offer my self to You O! Anjaneya You bless us like Satguru pranaams onhn sgd

    • Sarumati on January 19, 2013 at 3:10 am

    Children`s bad habits are neutralized by the love of their mother, who sometimes scolds and sometimes smiles.
    Our great Mother Sri Swamiji does the same and we can be very glad.
    In this big learning process, perhaps we can learn to be a sister or brother for our fellow beings, too.
    That would be a good start !

    • Kumuda on January 19, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta – dear Puttuji
    I could never really accept to offer you bad things like sins or bad habits…. Only now by pondering longer over this MMS I suddenly seem to understand your offer in a deeper way: Only when we can admit our weakness, bad habits…, are willing for changements and in offering the bad things to you, we get at least ready to open up for your help to purify and transform us. At least this aknowledgement and submittment we have to do in order to get ready for your “cleaning”. Thank you so much, dear Swamiji, for your endless patient mercy and help !
    Wish you all the best ! Om Namo Hanumate Namaha

    • anirudh on January 19, 2013 at 8:04 pm


    • svetha on January 22, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    Mein geliebter APPAJI, obschon ich um den reinigenden Aspekt dieses Darbringens weiss, macht es mir Mühe, DIR all meine schlechten Gewohnheiten zu übergeben.
    Wie gerne wäre ich ohne diese und könnte DIR in grösstmöglicher Reinheit dienen!
    Von Herzen danke ich DIR für dieses Angebot

    • Pavani Kamalapuram on February 3, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    JGD Appaji
    Like the snow melting from the peaks…Appaji’s music melts away the garbage in our hearts even without our knowledge sometimes. The constant listening is the best solution to cleanse and purify our souls. By listening to His powerful beejakshara filled music, our inner enemies get destroyed and become an automatic offering that immensely pleases Him.

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