A wise man is never daunted by negative results ~ 28 Sep 2012

Nandana SGS MMS 121

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  1. Karmanye Vadhikaraste, Ma phaleshu kada chana,Ma Karma Phala Hetur Bhurmatey Sangostva Akarmani (Gita – Sloka 47, Chapter 2) – You only have a right to action, and never to its fruits. Don’t let the fruit action be thy motive. Neither let there be in thee any attachment to inaction.

    A man living this sloka,is wise.. neither daunted by negative.. nor excited by the positive, results. His mind is where his hands are.. in the present moment. He is not a feather in the wind. Such steadfastness reminds us of the rocks that are unfazed by – the waves in the ocean, or the flow of the river. Such a principle led wise man is a light house.

    Pranams, Dear Gurudeva ! You’re our Ganesha, Madhava & our role model. In your care, we’ll never be daunted by negative results. Those waves will never erode our morale.. because we stand for a much taller purpose.. We serve your Sankalpa. When dedicated to such infinite mission, some pluses & minuses do not matter. Jaya Guru Datta, Your Puttuji

    • on September 28, 2012 at 8:49 am

    Yena cetayata purya cittam cetayate narah
    jagratsvapna susuptyadau tasmai Sri Gurave namah !!

    Millions of Humble prostrations to the lotus feet of Pujya Sadgurudeva !!

    • Savitri on September 28, 2012 at 9:09 am

    We all learn, We have never finished learning. Swamiji said one day: also He is a student, the difference to us: He is a first class student. As long as we learn we make mistakes. But through the mistakes we learn and later we can do it better. A negative result showes us, that we must learn something. We must analyse the situation. Then we learn and like this we are always better, step by step.

    • lalithabalaji on September 28, 2012 at 9:19 am

    sri ganapathi sachchidananda sadgurubyonamah dathatreya samaarumbhaam nrusimhadika madyamaam | sachchidananda paryenthaam vunde guruparamparaam|

    • prakashbabu bhadra on September 28, 2012 at 9:22 am

    sri bhuyuthasri hari chihnithabyaam augsthyarekhadibhi runchithaabyam niguda bhijaakshramudrithaabyam namo namah sadgurupadhukaabyaam|

    • dariashakti on September 28, 2012 at 9:23 am

    Jaya Guru Datta, Swamiji! When I saw this message this morning, the first thing that came to mind was a quote by Thomas Edison who said “I have not failed, I have only found 1000 ways that don’t work….” Once, several years ago, a friend told me as I was trying to solve a problem that sometimes before you could figure out what something was you had to figure out what it wasn’t….I love that idea…it means that every experience is valuable and that failure isn’t really possible because each failure/success has its own lesson to teach. We place such value on competition and success in our society and so failure for so many isn’t an option. Many young people suffer because their parents teach them that they can never fail, as do their parents who see failure as defeat. Failure is part of life, and often we fail because God has something better planned for us in the future, whether its in a relationship, job, or any other aspect of life. Failure can so often be a safeguard against some unknown danger or a springboard to much better things we never dreamed possible! Sri Guru Datta!

    • Nandini Prakasarao Velagapudi on September 28, 2012 at 9:25 am

    Beautiful scenery background and soothing music. The message definitely makes us think of our behavior.

    • rose sheppard webster on September 28, 2012 at 9:27 am

    Thank You, Appaji. Today is a good day to be reminded that it is all God’s leela.

    • venkateswrudu bhdra on September 28, 2012 at 9:39 am

    sri gurubyonamah om namo hanumathee namah sri ram jaya ram jay jaya ram ram ram ram ram ram ram
    ram ram

    • Gilla Lalitha on September 28, 2012 at 9:40 am

    JGD Appaji – With you blessings we never daunt by negative results as we have you as our Sadguru – SGD

    • Vanaja on September 28, 2012 at 9:45 am

    Jaya Guru Datta,
    if the out coming result of an action is negative, I want to try to understand why it is negative. Sometimes it is because I did something wrong myself – then I should learn from it. Sometimes bad results are simply there and I had no influence. Then I should try to cope with it. Negative results will be always there and so are the positive ones! Up and down, isn’t it what’s all about? I want to stay calm in the middle of this samsara!
    Pranams to Puttuji

  2. JGD.When wise is not considering the dualities in life they never consider the results of such dualities,which includes negative results also.SGD

    • Ganga Lakshminarayanan. on September 28, 2012 at 10:23 am

    Jaya Guru Datta
    I have a special needs child to whom I am teaching colors, and he is 15 and still does not know his colors. Infact there are lot of things he is still struggling to learn. I became upset last night. Thanks for reminding me in the morning “Karmanye Vadhikarasthe”. I do not have the right to happiness or sadness. I have only the right to duties. To become wise I should not be daunted by the results I see.
    I usually think my son has a long way to go, but I feel I too have a long way to go in what you are trying to teach me.
    Pranams to my Guru.
    Sri Guru Datta.

    • Indumati on September 28, 2012 at 10:30 am

    Jai Guru Datta
    Dear APPAJI,

    This is a wise help and a real big challenge in life. Try to learn this :-)))

    Sri Guru Datta

    • on September 28, 2012 at 10:49 am

    Jaya Guru Hanuman, What a beautiful message Puttugamji to help us understand the way of work. If we summarize different points from MMS’es across we can understand how to work:

    1) Work with determination, courage and enthusiasm (MMS 19)
    2) Know that Work is Worship
    3) Pray as if everything depends on God. Work as if everything depends on you.
    (MMS 71)
    4) It is not What we do but How we do
    5) Success favors those who are wise, efficient, knowledgeable, tolerant, gentle in speech and generous in praise. (MMS 53)
    6) Is there anything that cannot be achieved if one is patient? (MMS 73)
    7) Great souls succeed by their own strength. They do not seek external instruments to fulfill their tasks. (MMS 116)
    8) A wise man is never daunted by negative results (MMS 121)

    Humble prostrations to lotus feet of Sri Swamiji who teaches us how to work.

    Om namo hanumate namaha

    • on September 28, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    Jaya Guru Hanuman, Beautiful..thank you for sharing this…Om namo hanumate namaha

  3. Pranamam Sri Appaji; please help/bless us from converting ourselves from unwise to wise

    • on September 28, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    JGD Puttuji. When the intent is good, when the means of doing are legal and legitimate and when the result is offered to HIM, there is no negativity in the first place. So, there is no pain or hurt. Sadguru has plans for everyone. He reveals them when we are ready to receive them. Following His instructions is the only task we execute with all our effort and might, rest is upto HIM. Appaji, you look so calm and peaceful in this MMS. Please always keep smiling, you look handsome 🙂 JGD!

    • Hema on September 28, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    Appaji, I will try to follow dharma and perform my duties to the best of my abilities without attachment to the results. I will try to always enjoy the bliss of having you my Sadgurudeva in my heart, regardless of the results of my actions. Please bless me to do so. Jaya guru Datta. Om namo Hanumate namaha.

    • sridevi on September 28, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    Jai Guru Datta! A wise man never looses courage also. When the result is not according to his wish, he may simply start again or try another way or change the objectif. He doesn’t carry the burden of feelings and judgements attached to his endeavior. Light luggage! Slowly and certainly we will all become wise – that is for sure under Sadguru’s wings!

    • pushpa on September 28, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    JGD, If we can apply this today MMS life would be easy and happy. Lets try.Thank you Appaji for all this beautiful MMS which make me think every day about another task, will try to , no i will apply !! Prostrations to the Lotusfeet of dear Appaji.

    • Hira Duvvuri on September 28, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    Our Sadgurudeva Sri Swamiji is wisdom personified. From his childhood, he has faced countless extraordinarily negative results. Yet he overcame them all and rose to the state of absolute divinity. He skipped school as a small boy, not realizing that it was wrong to do so because no one ever told him that. As a result, he got beaten up by his father. Did that scare him? No. He mended his ways. Once he got angry at his dad and drank up all the poisonous medicines that were kept in the house. He turned blue and almost died. Did he lose courage? No. He followed his mother’s instruction. He separated his subtle body and traveled to the 12 holy rivers overnight to take a sacred dip in all of them and returned fully healed. When his mother suddenly left the world placing the huge burden on his tender young shoulders, of establishing and protecting Dharma in the world, did he feel scared? No. He took an oath, that come what may, he would fulfill the task assigned to him. Such was his iron resolve. In a frenzied mental state when his father swore to throw the boy into the village well because he did not wish to be burdened with his upbringing, did Satyanarayana panic? No. He challenged his dad, “Go ahead and throw me. I am not afraid.” When left under the care of his uncle, when he fell seriously ill, did it worry Satyanarayana? No. He walked each day six miles to fetch his own medicines for his cure. When his aunt Venkamma beat him black and blue with the handles of the wooden fans for expressing spiritual doubts, did he try to run away from her? No. He withstood the torture and learned how to disengage himself from the sensation of pain. When he failed in the high school final exam and the family heaped disapproval upon him, did he go into depression? No. He worked at odd jobs, did community service, followed his spiritual pursuits, and reappeared for the exam and passed. When his spiritual agony and unanswered questions troubled him beyond endurance, did he give up and go berserk? No. He traveled to Lake Manasarovar and found his answers that gave him peace. When his colleagues and bosses harassed him about his spiritual activities at work, did he become despondent? No. He quit his job as a postal worker and took up his new assignment of uplifting humanity as a full time occupation.
    Most recently, when Shatashloki Ramayana posted by Puttu Gam came crashing down on YouTube overnight, did Appaji bat an eyelid? No. He made a quiet transition to Vimeo and accomplished in record time his mission of protecting the planet with 13 crore views of the video, starting afresh. It left me speechless with awe to observe the calm magnanimity with which he handled the situation amidst a worldwide audience that was struck dumb with shock at the unexpected hurdle.
    Suffering from all kinds of nagging health problems, did Swamiji for a moment doubt the success of the Silver Jubilee Concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London? No. He played his healing ragas night and day for 36 days straight and healed himself miraculously in time to travel to the UK.
    Whatever Appaji says, he practices and demonstrates for the whole world to see. It is up to us to follow his example. Jaya Guru Datta

    • Glory of Rama on September 28, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    In God’s Creation, everything is good. Bad is good. And good is good. Both are needed for balance. How we perceive a situation determines its influence on our minds. It is entirely up to us to view any circumstance from a different angle and make it work for our benefit. Swamiji’s finger got chopped in the weaving mill. He lost his job. Was that a disaster? Is that negative result something to lament about? The world needs a spiritual master more than it needs a cloth weaver. Destiny decides what actions lead to what consequences and what is best for this world. Sri Guru Datta

    • on September 28, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta!
    Negative results are teachers for us. They can show us the right way. It is not easy but the best is to welcome them.
    Sri Guru Datta
    Sri Ganeshaya Namah
    Om Namo Hanumate Namah

    • Madhavi katta on September 28, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta! Sri Guru Datta !
    Om Sri Sadgurubhyo Namah.

    • LavanyaAnand on September 28, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    Jai Guru Datta Swamiji!!

    • on September 28, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    If I am praying to Lord Ganapati as well as other deities daily and a roadblock shows up on my path, it is an opportunity for this devotee to understand that there is something to learn here. Usually it is patience that is needed to see what direction is better. True success in life isn’t always getting what one wants, it is maintaining a peaceful balance in all that arrives at my feet. Always asking what is it to learn here? Maybe that karma needed to burn and the next step can be freely taken. Continuing the sadhana. JGD

    • on September 28, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta Puttuji,

    Thank you for the captivating picture of Appaji !! Thank you for your explanations !!
    You connect the dots for us so well and put through in a simple contextual understanding, matter that may be otherwise obscure. The meaning of rocks in the pictorial and their significance with the ‘message’ of the MMS is fabulous!!

    Sadgurudeva asks us to never worry about results and advises us to just perform the action in a Dharmic manner. Results are controlled by God based on our merits and Sadgurudeva, our God is always trying to progress us along the path that will yield us liberation. Sadgurudeva ’s actions are never temporal, results almost always are. The goodness or not of results are a function of time. A bad result may be good for in our overall spiritual progress and a good result may be detrimental to that cause. So why worry and be daunted by results (or ascribe goodness or badness to them) when Sadgurudeva is looking out for us. Sadgurudeva knows everything. That hindsight is 20/20 only applies to us, mere mortals.

    I surrender and pray to Pujya Sadgurudeva to reside in my heart, so that I always conduct myself in accordance with this MMS.

    Sri Guru Datta Hauman Ki Jai !! Om Namo Hanumathe Namaha!!

    • on September 28, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta

    Great MMS message. Being in presence of Appaji, we are being transformed as wise men. I laugh at myself when i look back into my life. Before Sri Swamiji was in my life, any small negative result spoils my day, but now a negative result give me more confidence and never make to down. Thank you Appaji for this great MMS video message blessings. I pray pujya guru deva to bless us all to become transformed as wise men and always serve the lotus feet of Sri Swamiji

    Sri Guru Datta

    • padmamadala on September 29, 2012 at 5:30 am

    Jaya Guru Datta, Sri Guru Datta, Om Namo Hanumathe Namaha
    Om Sri Sadgurubhyo Namaha

    • Maurice Clarke on September 29, 2012 at 5:50 am

    JGD. Iam very happy with your commentay today. The Gita versa is exactly what I needed! Thank you so much! JGD

    • Sarumati on September 29, 2012 at 6:46 am

    Small tricks to cope with negative results are to me …
    … never expect too much (difficult), focussing on the learning process in failure (nice),
    thinking it could have come even worse (exciting), no wish – no grief ( very difficult !!!),
    turning towards positive actions (sometimes it works), taking life easy – come what may
    ( my daily work ” never mind, better luck next time ” ) .
    HOW LUCKY are we to be with Sri Swamiji !

    • on September 29, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    Jai guru Datta

    We are blessed to have this mms we always have negative thinking in our life,
    From know we should think it is for our well being and gods blessing .
    We will follow it appaji
    Sri guru datta

    • Radha from on September 30, 2012 at 7:01 am

    JAYA GURU DATTA! Please help me, beloved Appaji for nonidentification with my thoughts, my words and my deeds and to have more and more patience, devotion and trust. With my humble pranams to Sadgurudeva`s lotusfeet. S.G.D.!

    • svetha on September 30, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    Wie gerne schliesse ich mich Puttuji’s Kommentar an, und wiederhole, dass DU, liebster GURUDEVA, unser Modell bist. Und zu denken, dass ich DEINEM Sankalpa dienen darf, hilft mir, mit meinen Plus und Minus auf die gewünschte Art umzugehen.
    Von Herzen danke ich DIR, mein GANAPATI-GURU, für DEIN Dasein.

    • Madhu Talwar on September 30, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    jgd pranaams Swami Ji You are The Holy Light in my life bestowing wisdom through Your words and actions, The Truth that its all play of Satchitananda let me play my role practicing detachment and enjoy Your grace thank You my Lord onhn sgd

  4. Jai Guru Datta, thank you for reminding us that we should not waste our energy in worrying about the results but continue with our efforts. Will live in present and not in past or future, will meditate on our guru and his teachings.

  5. jaya guru datta appaji. Thank you for filling our hearts with positive spirits to be dedicated in our work and leave the result to almighty

    • Joseph on October 10, 2012 at 9:48 am

    True, a wiseman will consider negative results as his stepping stones by correcting the mistakes committed instead of being daunted. Life gives us many chances to learn new lessons at every stage of life, but it’s human tendency that we get effected by result instead of cross checking for the mistake committed by us. Acceptance of mistake and implementing the correction for the next one will surely result in success. This is a fantastic message by Sri Swamiji for everyone to develop positive attitude towards life, because any result or problem in life has a solution, and it shouldn’t be so intolerable that anyone should end their life. If this attitude of taking the result in an acceptable form is implemented it may save many people like farmers after improper yield, students after a failure. Life is to live with both positive and negative results. May Jesus bless us all with the energy not to be daunted or depressed by negative results and to be a wise person for ever.

    • Aarka on October 26, 2012 at 11:50 am

    A wise man is never daunted by negative results ~ 28 Sep 2012

    Namaste Puttuji, thank You for video. A wise man is never daunted by negative results. One will become wise only by Sadguru’s grace. Sadguru’s training teaches one to face whatever comes, righteously. Guru always keeps a check. Righteousness must be followed. Always righteousness loses initially but always victorious at the end. When sadhaka tries to protect dharma not caring for his fame or life. Dharma will surely protect. Dharmo rakshati rakshitah. When dharma stands on 4 legs like in Kruta yuga. Happiness flourishes. It was on 3 legs in treta yuga and on 2 legs in dwapara and on only one leg in kaliyuga. Sri Jaya Lakshmi Mata tells Appaji when He was 11 year old to re- establish Dharma and it should be His aim. And all 12 sutras Amma gave Appaji are the branches of the big tree like sutra of establishing dharma. Before Sri Jaya Lakshmi mata gets married, Lord Dattatreya appears before her and tells her that His search of finding a woman is over who can bring Him up teaching all necessary things as He is wishing to be born and establish Peetham to re-establish dharma which florishes for many centuries and also to be available to everyone as many people of this kaliyuga are not able to see Him how much ever He suppresses Himself. Thank You Appaji. Namaste.

    Sent from my iPad

    • Pavani Kamalapuram on April 7, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    JGD Appaji
    Such stability of mind and Nishkama Karma is only possible with Your blessings. Appaji’s music is the best medicine to calm an unstable mind.

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