One who wins by unjust means is a coward ~ 9 Dec 2012

Nandana SGS MMS 193

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  1. The moon appears so cool.. it delights. Yet, it does not have any light of its own. It only reflects sunlight. So, too that water droplet glitters beautifully before it creates its ripples & merges with its larger entity

    In delighting those who watch them, the moon & the droplet achieve their purpose.. they win. And when they win, they win without making another lose. That’s win-win thinking. Great!

    Pranams Matruroopa Gurudeva!

    Being the Mother of all creation, you want all of us to win. And you want us to win by just means. That means when we win no one else loses. If the moon & the water droplet can do that, we can do that too. Why not?

    We can, because, we have you – our Ganapathi – dwelling in our hearts, warding off any obstacle on our path to the win. With such divine 24X7 inner support, how can we be cowards who win by unjust means? No way. You’ve won much tougher battles by just means. We will copy you & do you proud! Jaya Guru Datta, Your Puttuji

    • on December 9, 2012 at 8:50 am

    Guru Gitati guhyeyam mayasti kathita subha
    Sri Gurum chinmayam dhyayam yamaham kalaye sada !!

    Millions of Humble prostrations to the lotus feet of Our Maturoopa Sadgurudeva !!

    • on December 9, 2012 at 9:16 am

    jaya guru datta appaji !

    • on December 9, 2012 at 9:20 am

    Jaya Guru Datta, Swamiji for this wonderful message this morning. As I read it, I thought about all those who grew up in homes where their parents did drugs and alcohol. In that setting, a child often takes on the role of the parent,(a role they are unprepared for and should never be forced to take) and learns to be deceitful and dishonest in order to “cover up” for the addictions, taking responsibility for the addicted parent’s troubles. Alas, in dealing with the addict’s needs, they lose themselves. They grow up in chaos, often unable to break away from the dysfunction of the neediness of the addicts in the home. They miss the balance a healthy home could bring. That leads them to such a distorted sense of self and reality and often they resort to lies, theft, and other dishonest means to “appear” successful in the outside world, while inside they are being eaten up by trying to make a chaotic world seem sane. This is the case of many in America now. Many come from drug and alcohol addicted homes and this often leads them to dishonest methods to be successful. The simple beautiful lessons that you are giving us here, aren’t the norm for many. How lucky we are!!! I pray for all those who have been the victims of addicts, who are the adult children of alcoholics and drug addicts and are still struggling to find themselves. I pray that they learn that deception “isn’t the norm and that there is help to find inner peace and balance. I pray that they don’t keep taking the cowardly path of covering up for the addicts in their lives and the pain it has caused them and that they find the courage and strength to move into a place of honesty and integrity. I pray that they find the help that they need with all of the support groups and others who are there that really care and want them to be “honestly” successful.

    • lilashah on December 9, 2012 at 9:27 am

    Jaya Guru Datta. Dearest Mother Sri Swamiji, I pray for protection from such cowards. I also pray for you to root out all fear in me and make my faith and devotion grow and grow. I love you. Sri Guru Datta

    • Madhavi on December 9, 2012 at 9:43 am

    Such behaviour is unfortunately quite common nowadays. Doing so, one might win in the specific situation, but in fact one will always be the looser in the long-term! If I reflect honestly, I can find situation in which I used means that were not correct for different little things, for example in order to avoid the payment of a parking fine. In the future I will use my common sense to get rid at once of such ideas that might emanate from my mind! May they not appear at all any more so that my mind will be kept cleaner and my behaviour righteous! Thank you so much, dear Appaji, for for blessing us by showing us our weaknesses and transforming us into better human beeings! JGD

    • sahadeva on December 9, 2012 at 9:46 am

    Jay Guru Datta

    Doing unjust means makes life more complicated and transparancy in talk gives logic. I like this statement, because there is no reason to handle like that.

    Thank you very much Swami Ji

    • dr.satyanarayana&dr.uma devi,S.G.S.Hospital,Mysore. on December 9, 2012 at 9:53 am

    Jaya Guru Datta.The MMS embraces a Large section of People in To-days society.

    • Savitri on December 9, 2012 at 10:28 am

    When I can speak from a win? Only then, when I have performed realy something, what needed all my forces. Otherwise it isn’t realy a win, because it is a normal thing that I could perform it. When I want win something, then it must be something, which provoked me.

    • lalithabalaji on December 9, 2012 at 10:44 am

    త్వమేకో లోకానాం పరమ-ఫలదో దివ్య-పదవీం
    వహంతస్త్వన్మూలాం పునరపి భజంతే హరి-ముఖాః
    కియద్వా దాక్షిణ్యం తవ శివ మదాశా చ కియతీ
    కదా వా మద్రక్షాం వహసి కరుణా-పూరిత-దృశా 18

    • venkateswrudu bhdra on December 9, 2012 at 10:46 am

    దురాశా-భూయిష్ఠే దురధిప-గృహ-ద్వార-ఘటకే
    దురంతే సంసారే దురిత-నిలయే దుఃఖ జనకే
    మదాయాసం కిం న వ్యపనయసి కస్యోపకృతయే
    వదేయం ప్రీతిశ్చేత్ తవ శివ కృతార్థాః ఖలు వయమ్ 19

    • on December 9, 2012 at 11:05 am

    Jai guru Datta

    Puttuji now a days all the people try to win by unjust.
    They are doing it like this and making the real people unhappy .
    Please bless the real people to win .
    Sri guru datta

    • Madhu Talwar on December 9, 2012 at 11:22 am

    jgd Swami ji Your warning is so strong but people like raavan and duryodhan or shakuni are always indulged in unjustified actions, You come as Krishna to help those who are on right path doing good like Paandavas, i know; You know every thing, You are The only Truth; my ultimate goal. Your presence in my life makes me strong and brave to face such cowards and enjoy The True Bliss in Your commands and my deeds, thanks to Maa Who chose You to help me onhn sgd

  2. Jaya Guru Datta
    Dear Swami AVADHOTTA
    Often i feel like a coward, without winning some thing…also some times i fell guilty, when other effect me.
    Sri Guru Datta and moments of love to YOU APPAJI

    • Manu on December 9, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    Jai Guru Datta,
    a coward is somebody who doesn´t want to be held responsible for what he does. He wants to achieve something without being personaly involved and when he takes his gains he wants to escape unseen. A person like this certainly is full of fear and lacks self confidence or actually any sense of self. Thus he is full of greed because the gap in the conciousness where the self should be experienced must be filled with something. In this case it would be anything but the self. So this person actually is an empty shell. Empty in a ghost-like sense, not in a spiritual sense. So using unjust means to achieve his ends is just the logical consequense for such a being. He simply doesn´t know better.
    May Sri Swamiji bless us with knowledge off the self, so that we are able to stand on honest ground.
    Sri Guru Datta.

    • Joseph on December 9, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    Absolutely true, winning involves lots of patience and energy to turn all efforts to success. One can win only after sincere efforts, if one is scared of failure, then probably unjust means may be opted. Whatever are the efforts one needs God’s blessings to win and tolerance to bear the failure because every effort can’t be a success. Beautiful message conveying message about our sincere attempts to be made for success and be bold to face any consequences. May lord bless us all to have the confidence to win by just means and lead life in righteous way.

    • on December 9, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta
    This MMS is so nice. All the droplets are necessary to fill the lake so that it can shine in the moon light. Every droplet adds to the beauty of this world, even if most of them are not artistically filmed like this one. By acting with just means we also can add to the beauty of this world by the grace of Sri Swamiji.
    Sri Guru Datta
    Om Sri Matre Namah
    Om Namo Hanumate Namah

    • Kambhoji on December 9, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    If you will cheat in cowardice
    you loose our heart
    and piece by piece
    you won’t feel smart.

    To face the truth
    you should have guts –
    just try, don’t worry
    and cheer up!


    • on December 9, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta! Dear Appaji, thank you for guiding me to be just and to support me by many means to prevent me from following the impulse to do unjust because a part in me wants to win. Listening to Shatashloki Ramayana really fosters my dharma. Sri Guru Datta!

  3. Jai Guru Datta,
    Wonderful vide.

    • sai Shyam on December 9, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    Jai Guru datta! True Swamiji!

    • on December 9, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    Jai Guru Datta and Happy Bhajanavali Puttuji !!

    Thank you for teaching us that we should win through just means and our winning should not come at the loss of another. There is always enough to go around, the pie can always be made larger so that everybody gets what they need through just means.
    Very useful lesson in today’s world. We will follow Our Master and do Him proud !! Sri Guru Datta !!

    • on December 9, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta Puttuji,

    In this mundane battle, we always want to wins over others. In this beautiful MMS message, pujya Sri Swamiji is teaching us how to win without hurting others. Thank you Appaji for this great MMS message.

    Sri Guru Datta

    • dr.satyanarayana&dr.uma devi,S.G.S.Hospital,Mysore. on December 10, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Jgd.Appaji tells the Mahabharatha in a single sentence.King Duryodhana, when he failed to eliminate the Pandava brothers,he resorts to the act of Unjust gambling.The King Duryodhana assisted by his maternal uncle,King Sakuni wins the Kingdome of and the selves of Pandava brothers along with Draupathi.The out come of the battle and the end of Evil is well known.

  4. JGD.Unjust means cannot be the right course of action.It causes loss/pain at both the points,if one is in conscientious state.Mind here outwits the buddhi/chittam.A person lacking these(buddhi/chittan) cannot be termed sane. So the insane action could be a coward action only.The winning cannot be a rea,l one but gaining unduly by cheating the others,a stealing or a robbery of possessions of the one.SGD.

    • Sarumati on December 10, 2012 at 3:14 am

    To meet justice in thought and deed may be uncomfortable and harsh many times and
    it needs courage.
    So to remember beauty of nature, refresh ourselves in it and realize how lucky we are
    to relish all the wonderful elements, is a powerful means in my view to overcome
    feelings of smallness and inconvenience.
    We only behave like “cowards”, because we think we are underpriviledged
    and want to possess things that we seemingly can`t achieve that easily.
    To feel like a “looser” is linked to the problem of cowardice. This is a fatal mixture
    in my view that makes us faint – heartedly.
    So, we should never forget we are all drops of the vast ocean that creates life,
    our beautiful life. This MMS shows it again.
    Ps Kali Yuga is not easy …

    • T.R.sethuraman, Cochin. on December 10, 2012 at 3:53 am

    In to day’s MMS, Appaji is reminding us that don’t be coward in our life and we have to face everything both good or bad as per our Karma and try to achieve or win in our every part of our life with out giving any hindrance or loss to others. That means we have to stand in our own foot and win in our life couragesly . Here now a days we can read in the paper stating that some sports men are trying to win in their field by taking energy tablet or medicine and try to win. That means they are doing unjust to their field being coward and not only that they are making others who are really efficient into loss. Therefore through this MMS we can understand the reality of this and we should not try to succeed in our life through any unjustly way by making really loss to others. Appaji , we know that You have developed your mission to such a level only through Your own Foot with out giving any trouble or problems to others. Therefore we as a devotee follow Your path in every aspect of our life and win and also face our karma with courage in all respects. Puttuji you have given a nice explanation for this MMS also. The photography and the Bhajan on Lord Ganesa are very apt to this MSG since Appaji Himself as Ganapathy who remove all our obstacles in our life if we follow His words and teachings and develop the spiritual path. JGD.

    • Neelam Bhambri Nayyar, USA on December 10, 2012 at 4:22 am

    Jai Guru Datta, I pray that with your blessings and guidance I may never be tempted to win anything by unjust means.
    Pranam Gurudev

    • Madhavi Katta on December 10, 2012 at 5:13 am

    Jaya Guru Datta! Sri Guu Datta!
    Appaji Please bless us to be in correct way. My Hamble Pranamams to Sadgurus Lotus Feet.
    Om Sri Sadgurave Namah.
    Om Namo Hanumate Namah.

  5. JAI GURU DATTA! Thank u for giving valuable messages Appaji.

    • padmamadala on December 10, 2012 at 5:51 am

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

    • Gilla Lalitha on December 10, 2012 at 6:02 am

    JGD Appaji – you are true Appaji and we request you to protect us from all these as we are always with our Guru – SGD

    • dr.kodanda ram reddy on December 10, 2012 at 6:37 am

    jayagurudatta sashtngapranams at lotus feet of poojya swamiji, poojya swamiji is giving valuble message, win, loose not in our hands, but path should be dharma,so always put our mind at sadguru,s lotus feet ,we dont bother result poojy swamiji knows what we need om namo hanumathenamhaa

    • Maurice Clarke on December 10, 2012 at 7:11 am

    JGD. May we do all action fearlessly and with the principles of Dharma. JGD.

    • svetha on December 10, 2012 at 8:29 am

    Liebster SWAMIJI, das heutige MMS gibt mir sehr zu denken. Wie schnell passiert es doch, dass wir bevorteilt werden und das nicht richtig stellen. Als Grund dafür, etwas nicht richtig zu stellen, Feigheit anzuschauen, finde ich sehr interessant. Ich dachte bisher eher an Unehrlichkeit.
    Von Herzen danke ich DIR für diese Lehre und bitte DICH, mir beizustehen in all diesen Momenten.

    • Anuradha Oruganti on December 10, 2012 at 9:34 am

    Jai Guru Datta Swamiji!! Sri Guru Datta Swamiji!! Thank you for such wonderful messages! Shatakoti pranams to your lotus feet!

    • Dr.S.J. Saikumar on December 10, 2012 at 11:40 am

    One of the oldest and most popular among Appaji’s bhajans. With Appaji by our side, truth and justice will always prevail.

    • Archana Penukonda on December 10, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta! Any time we use unjust means, we are losing the battle, not winning it. Our Sathguru is a witness to our thoughts and actions. It doesn’t matter if we get ahead in our career or make a lot of money or achieve a lot of fame. What matters is whether we followed a dharmic way of life. Good or bad karma accrues to our actions. It does take courage to say stick with truth because the path of truth may be a long, windy, torturous one. But even as we travel the long, thorny road to truth, we may suffer and as noted in an earlier MMS, suffering clears away our past sins. That is the path that the Sathguru will hold our hand in. Using unjust means gets us to our goal quickly, but brings with it bad karma and more often than not is achieved at the expense of another living being. Please bless us Sathgurudeva to avoid the short cuts to success and be brave and courageous to walk the path you illuminate for us. Obeisances to the Holy Lotus Feet!

    • Vidya Sagar Reddy on December 10, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta Appaji !!!!! Thanks for the Wonderful MMS Message!!!! OM NAMO HANUMATE NAMAH !!!! Sri Guru Datta !!!!

    • Pavani Kamalapuram on December 13, 2012 at 7:07 am

    JGD Appaji
    When the divine energy is within us, around us how can we be can we fool ourselves..when Appaji is everywhere how can we do wrong intentionally. Our victory is only in following His teachings and in seva

    • Hira Duvvuri on December 13, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    When I am just doing my duty, how do others come into the picture? Where is the question of my making others win or lose by my actions? My actions are guided by my Sadgurudeva. It is He, who decides the outcome of my efforts. He is in fact the energy behind my efforts. Success and failure of all efforts, be they mine, or of others, are all in His hands. He is the one who decides. What lopsided thinking would make one steal another’s show? Is that even possible? Have I the power to control another person’s destiny? I don’t believe so. Jaya Guru Datta

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