Only in the path of true devotion, all fears dissapear ~ 24 Nov 2012

Nandana SGS MMS 178

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  1. {Devotion : Submission. Ardent, selfless affection & dedication, as to a person or principle; An act of religious observance or prayer; Love} {Fear : A feeling of agitation & anxiety caused by the presence or imminence of danger. Disquiet. Apprehension} Where there’s devotion, there’s no fear.

    Krishna is Dharmasamsthapaka (Establishes dharma). He is Durmatidwamsaka (Destroys evil mind). The Gopikas of Brindavan were so devoted, so immersed in His play, they had nothing to fear. Lord Narassimha appeared fearsome to all, but not to Prahlad. In His devotion, he knew no fear. So it was for Meera. Only Sinners are always in fear (MMS 159).

    Mahalakshmi bestows all riches & fame on her devotees. And she can be tough with the evil, as she did with Mahishasur. Again, devotees have nothing to fear.

    Pranams Gurudeva ! When in true devotion we see your divine smiling face, we must confess all our fears disappear. Please keep smiling ! Jaya Guru Datta, Your Puttuji

    • on November 24, 2012 at 8:45 am

    Virajam paramakasam dhrvamananda mavyayam
    Agocaram tathagamyam nama rupa vivarjitam
    Tadaham brahma kaivalyam iti bodah prajayate

    Miillions of Humble prostrations to the lotus feet of Saccidananda Para Brahma Sadgurudeva !!

    Jai Guru Datta Puttuji !!

    Shatter sorrow and fear Saccidananda saviour ,
    Sri Guru Jai Guru Karya Siddhi Hanuman Victory to you Victory to you !!
    Dallas Hanuman Karya Siddhi Hanuman Victory to you Victory to you !!

    Beautiful MMS when Appaji is in Dallas !! Sri Guru Datta !!

  2. JGD.True devotion does not expect anything but surrendering to the Lord Almighty thro’ words and deeds,the results of the mind,the subtle body.Fear is a quality rising out of expectations,result of mental modifications. In the absence of expectations,that is due to true devotion,as said by Our APPAJI,fears vanish away from the saadaka.The true devotion is possible thro’ the Sadguru only,as everyone knows.SGD

    • Kousalya Prabhahar on November 24, 2012 at 9:34 am

    JGD. Dear Appaji, When I saw this MMS i got wonderstruck. During my prayer yesterday, I was wondering your role in my life. I was imagining how life would be when YOU were not in my life. The devotion and belief which we have on you, exactly saying the faith and devotion which you cultivated in our mind transformed to a fearless life. Whatever life situation is, we think Appaji is there, lets do whatever I can, remaining he will take care. That kind of faith is the great support in ones life and that is the greatest blessing or boon one can have it.

    The Gopikas were leading a simple life but they were so joyful with the presence of Lord Krishna in their life. One can’t get into falsehood of relating their external wealth/status with the devotion.

    If there is no belief and devotion to GOD or Guru, however wealth and great social status you have, it can’t give you the happiness or joy.

    If you have to conquer the faith and belief of so many human beings how great you should be.

    • Sahadeva on November 24, 2012 at 9:44 am

    Fear brings instability and therefore real devotion in very important. Swami Ji brings a very important message and from inside he helps his devotees. Be aware about His Strength there is nothing what can you brings out of balance.
    Thank you very much Swami Ji for the nice video

    • venkateswrudu bhdra on November 24, 2012 at 9:54 am

    bhakthya thwananyayaa sakyah auh mevum vidhoorjuna |
    jgaathum drashtum cha thathwena praveshtum cha parumthapa! ||

    matkrma drunmathparamoo madbhaktha ssumgavarjithah |
    nirwievara ssarwabhutheshu yassa maamethi paandava! ||

    • prakashbabu bhadra on November 24, 2012 at 9:57 am

    smum sarweshu bhootheshu thishtamthum parameswarum |
    vinasyathswa vinasyumthum yah pasyunthi sa pasyunthi ||

    • Maurice Clarke on November 24, 2012 at 10:03 am

    JGD. May we perfect our devotion to Swamiji’s standards. JGD.

    • Savitri on November 24, 2012 at 10:03 am

    I think, true devotion means also 100% trust in the Guru. Here I must learn still more and more. I have always some fears, because I for myself don’t see a way in my life. But it isn’t necessary to see the way, because at the moment, when I must make a decision, I know very good what is to do. Swamiji is showing me all, what I must know. Sometimes it needs a lot of patience and trust. I must still a lot!

    • prakashbabu bhadra on November 24, 2012 at 10:09 am

    dievee hyeshaa gunamayee mama maaya duratyayaa |
    maameva yee prapadyumthe maayaa methaam tharumthi the ||

    appaji meedaya unte dieva sumbhundamiena nee maayanu daatagaligi the path of ture devotion loki nirbhayumga pravesinchagaluguthaamu.
    sri gnapathi sachchidananda sadgurubyonamah
    sri jaya lakshmi mathre namh
    om namo hanumathe namah
    sri rama jaya rama jaya jaya rama

    • lilashah on November 24, 2012 at 10:20 am

    Jaya Guru Datta. May my love for You conquer my fears. May I stop living in fear and start living in love. I love you, I love you, I love you. Sri Guru Datta.

    • lalithabalaji on November 24, 2012 at 10:26 am

    jai gurudeva datta , appaji meeru maajivithumloki gurudevularupumlo vachchi maacheyi pattukoni nadipisthunte maaku yevidhamiena bhayamu kalugadu

    sri ganapathi sachchidanandsadgurubyonamah
    sri rama jaya rama jaya jaya rama
    om namo hanumathe namah

    naguroradikum naguroradikum
    naguroradikum naguroradikum
    sivsasanathah sivasasanathah
    sivsasanathah sivasasanathah

    • on November 24, 2012 at 10:43 am

    Jaya Guru Datta ! Pranams to Lotus Feet to Pujya Sri Swamiji !
    Om Sri Krishnaya Namah !
    Om Sri Mahalakshmi Namo Namah !
    Sri Guru Datta !

    • Hira Duvvuri on November 24, 2012 at 11:22 am

    Fear is always about losing something, is it not? Is it not rooted in attachment? Fear of losing wealth, health, beauty, relationships, reputation, a sane mind, fond possessions, a desired activity, and of course life? Yet all these are impermanent. Even the greatest souls have suffered losses. Rama, Nala Maharaja, and Yudhishthira lost their kingdoms and luxurious lifestyles. They and even Lord Krishna became subjects of criticism. They all have had to give up their physical bodies. What I would fear most is loss of devotion towards my Sadgurudeva. That I hold as most precious. I pray fervently that my faith and devotion ever increase and my faith get stronger. Jaya Guru Datta

    • Indumati on November 24, 2012 at 11:34 am

    Jaya Guru Datta
    Dear Swamij AVADHOTTA,
    I am soooo thankful for the wonderful contemplation today at noon time, with church-bells in the background .-))))
    Sri Guru Datta <3 <3 <3

    • Vanaja on November 24, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta,
    Every year just before the rainy season, the people of Vrindavan made elaborate preparations to perform a yagna in honor of Indra, the god of rain. Krishna asked his father why not worship the cows who give milk. Or the river Yamuna whose waters are used for so many purposes?
    These questions of Krishna raised doubts in the minds of these simple folk about their custom. Seeing the truth in Krishna’s words that year the people of Vrindavan worshipped their cows, there river Yamuna and Mt. Govardhan.
    Indra, the god of rain, became very angry and decided to teach them a lesson. Rain came down in a continuous torrent. The sky turned black and fear came to the bravest of souls. The children and the animals were frozen with cold. It rained and rained. People feared they had incurred the wrath of the Rain God. They turned to Krishna for help.
    Krishna asked everyone to come to the base of Mt. Govardhan. Having implicit faith in his powers, they obeyed instantly. Krishna lifted the great Mt. Govardhan and held it by the little finger of his left hand. He asked everyone to take shelter under it. For seven days and nights the rains did not stop.
    Indra was puzzled. He could not see any dead body. He came to investigate on his white elephant along with Kamadhenu, the celestial cow. Seeing Krishna holding Mt. Govardhan he came to his senses. Ashamed of his arrogance, he realized his mistake. Indra bow down in front of Krishna, begged his pardon. His elephant poured the holy waters of Ganga on Krishna. Kamadhenu, the celestial cow whose one drop of milk could satisfy all the desires of humans showered Krishna with her milk. She was ecstatic because Krishna had saved the cows and calves from Indra’s wrath.
    Indra stopped the rains at once. The sun shone brightly once more. It soon dried the soggy earth. The cowherds and Krishna returned to their houses which had been restored by Krishna’s maya.
    I like this beautiful story from Krishnaleela. The people of Vrindavan were having so much faith in Krishna and overcame fear – that way Krishna was protecting them again and again.
    Sri Guru Datta

    Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare

  3. JGD.Thank you Sri Puttuji. It’s such a wonderful feeling to have the continuos presence of Sri Swamiji in every thing we do. Not even evil thoughts stay around when we remember His charismatic smile. His voice seems to echo within when we visualize His concerts. The gentle wave of His tender hands dispels all negativity. Where evil cannot exist, can fear? praises to Sadguru who dispels all fear. Sri Guru Datta

    • T.r.sethuraman, Cochin on November 24, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    Today being Guruvayoor Ekadasi, Appaji has given a very apt MMS and that to in Malayalam language also.The famous Temple for lord Krishna is in Guruvayoor , Kerala. Moreover the melodies Bhajan on Lord Krishna is also very nice. Puttuji as you said, Appaji’s the smiling kindness face itself is enough to remove all our fear and lead to the path of devotion. Here I remember Appaji’s words saying that, He is always with the people who are purely in the devotional path. Where devotion is there, the fear if anything will automatically disappear. To develop the devotion , we have to follow Appaji’s words and teachings in the spiritual path. Once you are in His grip, there is no chance for any fear. Here I have got my own experience in 2001 in a perticular incident which I cannot forget in my life. I even remember here Appaji’s old Bhajan Ambha Bhavani sarade in Raga Shanmukapriya is especially for fear.Appaji’ is playing this in His healing music concert also. Thank you Appaji for giving such a wonderful MMS today. JGD.

    • Manu on November 24, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    Jai Guru Datta,
    true devotion is true love. Only what I truely love I am devoted at. I will norish what I love, take care of it carefully and give all my attention to it. Where there´s love, there´s trust, there is identification with the loved one. Like a child and mother. Or a devoted married couple. Or a Guru and disciple. How can there be any fear when there´s love? Maybe there can be anxiety if the beloved will come and pay attention or be friendly, but fear is the absence of love. Fear can only exist because love is denied. It has no substance of it´s own, it only exist because we denie our own nature wich is love and thus devotion.
    May our devotion towards our beloved Sadguru grow steadily and beyond mesure.
    Sri Guru Datta.

    • on November 24, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    Jai Guru Datta !!

    Datta devotees have only Devotion. I Surrender and seek Appaji’s blessings to practice Nishkamya Bhakti.
    Why Fear when Sadgurudeva remains in our hearts !!

    Sri Guru Datta !!

    • Glory of Rama on November 24, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    Swamiji has taken me under his wing. He will protect me through eternity. He even protected King Dharmakeerti who fell into bad company and temporarily lost his faith and focus. Datta’s compassion is infinite and eternal. Fear has no place in the heart of a true Datta devotee. Jaya Guru Datta

    • LavanyaAnand on November 24, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    Om Namo Hanumathe Namaha.

    • Vindar Badall on November 24, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    Jai Guru Datta.
    Thanks to our Beloved Sadgurudeva who removes our fears and blesses us with Bhakti. I humbly pray for His grace to have bhakti and be fearless knowing that Sadguru is with us always. Jai Guru Datta.

    • rose sheppard webster on November 24, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    JGD. Sometimes it’s a choice i have to make that is very simple: be afraid or FTR? Several years ago my dad taught me FTR and it is the best mantra. Faith in the Guru, Trust in the Guru, Rely on the Guru.

    • dr.satyanarayana&dr.uma devi,S.G.S.Hospital,Mysore. on November 24, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    Jgd. Truly said, in the bygone Era students of Gurukula were so devoted that stay in a Forest did not Deter them to learn.Devotion is learnt from young Age made them fearless of Samsara.
    Kuchela is not afraid of his poverty, nor he asked riches from His Friend Krishna, Riches came unasked.
    Humans also suffer from the poverty in Devotion, though we have Ganapathy.

    • dariashakti on November 24, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    Wow! Every concert on the 25th Anniversary tour has been amazing! This week at the Karya Siddhi Hanunman Temple, Sri Swamiji was talking about the pancha jnanendriyas and pancha karmendriyas. On two nights He mentioned this subject and instructed us to surrender our sense experiences to God. Tonight, at the beginning of the last Raga, He said it was about “how Krishna felt….” Suddenly, the hall of that small Allen, Texas high school became the battlefield of the Bhagavad Gita and one could hear the hooves of the horses thundering across the ground, one could feel Krishna’s power, strength, confidence and wisdom in the thunderous keys Sri Swamiji was playing….What better way to bring home His lesson on the senses then to “become” Krishna himself in the notes of this incredible raga–how could we be afraid when we are surrounded by such majesty!

    • dr.satyanarayana&dr.uma devi,S.G.S.Hospital,Mysore. on November 25, 2012 at 2:55 am

    jgd.Every day we require something different from what we have tasted yesterday.Once the Mind is given fresh Food of thought every day, it Demands for variety daily.His Holiness is Like KASIVISWANATHA(Lord Shiva in Kasi),He has with him GANGA SAMETHA ANNAPOORNA(Ganga and Annapoorna),Food and Water. like wise Appaji Feeds both bogy and Mind.
    The True path Devotion no scope for Fear.This Holds Good for the students of Gurukula. Travelling Great distances leaving their near and dear these children live in Forests with their Guru to learn.
    So living with Guru with Devotion Why fear.
    Human fears Death more than anything.To ward off, to postpone he will do any thing.Guru does not stop the God of Death doing His duty, He teaches the devotee to be not afraid of it.JGD.

    • Madhavi on November 25, 2012 at 3:04 am

    Jaya Guru Datta! In the last 6 weeks, because of a specific situation, I had fears about the future. On one side, I accepted and surrendered to what had happened, knowing that everything is good from the spiritual point of vue (being a lesson, a teaching or a reaction due to past deeds). But on the other side I was depressive and had fears about what might happen later. Arrogantly, I did not doubt about my devotion, I „only“ thought that I was lacking faith in life and not trusting enough.
    One week ago, by Guru’s grace and with some energetical work through a therapist, something in me got released. Those fears simply disappeared. Already in the following days, I was blessed with unexpected positive events!!!
    Now I realise that, in reality, my devotion was insufficient, an inner obstacle prevented me to be fully open for it. As soon as this obstacle was worked out, devotion could increase, and the fears vanished. Thanks to this beautiful MMS I have realised my mistake and learned a precious lesson.
    May I be, from now on, constantly full of true devotion and not repeat this behaviour in any other difficult situation in the future. May we, all devotees, be full of true devotion!
    With much much much gratitude, dear Appaji! SGD

    • Kambhoji on November 25, 2012 at 4:34 am

    like the shephard
    who looks after his flock of sheep
    like the helmsman
    who holds safely the steering wheel of the ship
    like the mother
    who lends a helping hand to her child
    like the mountain guide
    who puts at safety the mountaineer with the rope.

    How can I be in fear
    when YOU guide me?
    Forgive me Appaji.
    Thank You so much!


    • padmamadala on November 25, 2012 at 5:32 am

    జయ గురుదత్త, శ్రీ గురుదత్త, ఓం నమో హనుమతే నమః!
    ఓం శ్రీ కృష్ణాయ నమః
    ద్వారకాధీశుడా దుష్టజనుల శిష్టుడా….దీనజనుల రక్షకుడా రుక్మిణి వల్లభుడా….శ్యామలాకారుడా కోమలరూపుడా….వేనునాదాత్ముడా! సచ్చిదానందుడా! (స్వామిజివారి చిటికె సాహిత్యం)
    శ్రీ గురుదేవుల పాదపద్మములకు శతకోటి ప్రణామములు .
    ఓం శ్రీ మహాలక్ష్మై నమః
    ఓం శ్రీ సద్గురుభ్యో నమః

    • Sarumati on November 25, 2012 at 8:14 am

    Puttuji has explained it so well again.
    Our fear is based on inappropriate feelings. Why?
    Probably, we can`t surrender completely and thoroughly to the divine grace of Krishna or Jeus Christ.
    Appaji shows us how to believe in favour and grace ! Thank you Appaji … Your smile is incomparable !

    • on November 25, 2012 at 8:17 am

    Appaji just being fearless once surrendered it a true gift. But we want all things so we always fear for not doing correctly. So please bless us for being fearless.
    Sri guru Datta

    • dr.satyanarayana&dr.uma devi,S.G.S.Hospital,Mysore. on November 25, 2012 at 8:44 am

    Jaya Guru Datta. Tenacity is the first requisite to unflinching devotion.

    • dr.satyanarayana&dr.uma devi,S.G.S.Hospital,Mysore. on November 25, 2012 at 8:48 am

    JGD. I found what is true devotion.Since the MMS appeared this is my 5th attempt to post a comment.This is the 5th version.Tenacity is th first qualification of Devotion.Appaji Jaya Guru Datta.

    • Jaya on November 25, 2012 at 8:51 am

    Jaya Guru Datta

    True devotion is love. In the presence of love there can be no fear.
    Please help me to be always rooted in my heart, in love.

    • sridevi on November 25, 2012 at 9:56 am

    Jai Guru Datta! In the path of true devotion everything is in Sadguru’s hands. Only His will is done. There is no room for any fear anymore. “God has created you and this world with love.” How can there be fear? May all fears be rooted out with our Sadguru’s grace. Koti pranams again and again

    • dr.kodanda ram reddy on November 25, 2012 at 10:36 am

    jayagurudatta sashtangapranams at lotus feet of poojya swamiji, fear is common for every one depend on circumstances, but if we keep total faith on sadgurudeva, s lotus feet the fear disappears om namo hanumathenamhaa

    • Archana Penukonda on November 25, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta! We’ve heard Sri Swamiji say many times in the past that one should be fearless. It’s clear from the message that as long as I have fear, it indicates a lack of complete devotion. If this world is a projection of the mind, then any fear that’s caused by the world around is born in our own minds. The fear of death is also unreal because the soul has no death. Reading, analyzing, recollecting and internalizing Sri Swamiji’s messages will help us understand His teachings. This combined with complete faith in our Sathguru and Sathguru alone will help us develop untainted devotion towards our Sathguru. This is so much easier said than done. Based on this message, I also realize that I could use fearlessness as one of the gauges as I continue to nurture my devotion towards Swamiji. None of this will be possible without the Sathguru’s grace. Obeisances to the Holy Lotus Feet!

    • on November 25, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta
    Om Sri Krsnaya Namah
    Sri Swamiji already helped me so much to overcome fears. Still there are a lot but i know they can be released. i am so thankful for this process.
    Koti pranams to the Divine Lotus Feet of Sri Swamiji.
    The MMS is so beautiful! Thanks!
    Sri Guru Datta
    Om Namo Hanumate Namah
    Om Sri Mahalaksmyai Namah

  4. It is good to know that a Devotee must be afraid of nothing. He knows that our Sadguru has come to destroy all bad things. He helps us to find a good life-style (sattvic). He teaches us to have always trust in God. You are no more alone. Jaya Guru Datta

    • Joseph on November 26, 2012 at 7:45 am

    Absolutely true…. When there is true devotion there is only trust and no doubts, so there can only be confidence but not fears. Fear within us is mainly due to combination of imagination of nonexisting pain causing factor to inturpt our life and disbelief in God that He always protects because He’s omnipotent. For example, the fear of snake makes us imagine even a small rope to be a snake, inspite of the knowledge that sake can rarely exist in a city or in a busy road, no logic works with fear. This is because of imagination. A true devotee can cross the fear of death, the biggest of all fears because of the faith in God that “He does the best for me and whatever i’m going through is the best possible and easy way He could bless for my good”. But this faith can persist only with His grace. So I pray my Jesus to bless all of us with true devotion, so that all of us can lead a life without any fear.

    • Madhu Talwar on November 26, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    jgd in Shri Ram charita manasa; Sri Ram and Shabari discuss about the nine types of devotions. 1st one is ‘pratham bhakti santan kar sangaa’ O! my holy Saint i am in Your holy company learning and practicing the rest of the nine types of devotions under Your protection and discipline that makes the fear run away (the darkness disappears with the first flame of the smallest candle) i thank You for showing me the path onhn sgd

    • Vidya Sagar Reddy on November 27, 2012 at 11:49 am

    Jaya Guru Datta Appaji !!!! Thanks For the most enlightening MMS Message !!! DATTA HANUMAN KI JAI !!! Sri Guru Datta !!!!

    • Hamsa on November 27, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    Only in the path of true devotion, all fears disappear – 24 Nov 2012

    One with true devotion places complete trust in God. Such a person believes that he is not the doer and remains a witness to all the happens around him. He would usually not term anything as good or bad, but learns lessons from each experience. This person thus has no fear. He knows the God knows best and that happens is for good. There is nobody he gets. He only loves The Lord whole-heatedly with deep devotion and this devotion will get him thru the ocean of this Samsara (life). Let us pray with true devotion to Sadguru what dispels all fear and shows us the way to bliss. Jaya Guru Datta

    • svetha on November 27, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Wie oft habe ich doch schon erlebt, dass meine Angst schwindet, wenn ich mich mit DIR, mein SWAMIJI verbinden kann.
    Wie gerne stelle ich mir vor, dass ich wirklich hingebungsvoll bin, keine Zweifel, dafür einen ruhigen Mind habe.
    Ich will diesen Weg gehen.
    Tausend Dank für DEINE Hilfe.

    • on November 27, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    Jai Guru Datta dear Appaji thank for this reassuring message that The Lord takes care of us! Always! my doubts erode, let me abide in the fearless state of Devotion… Om Namo Hanumate Namah

    • on November 28, 2012 at 12:22 am

    Jaya Guru Datta

    Very well said. Total surrender, complete faith on guru and offering everything all the Lotus feet of pujya guru deva are the charcteristics of turu devotion. When our mind and heart is filled with such characteristics there is no room for fear. Thank you Appaji for this beautiful MMS message.

    Sri Guru Datta

    • Neelam Bhambri Nayyar, USA on November 28, 2012 at 12:47 am

    Jain Guru Datta, it is so true. We are constantly under your protection, we will not be afraid.
    Pranam Guru Deva

    • on December 5, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    Dear Appaji, I trust you when you say not to fear. It is with increasing devotion that this phenomena accelerates and destroys the causes of fear. JGD

    • Pavani Kamalapuram on April 8, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    JGD Appaji
    Why fear when Appaji here! When we know He is there no matter what, we wont have any fear.
    Let us increase our devotion more and more, and truly experience this.

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