Repetition alone will not lead to concentration ~ 18 Mar 2013

Nandana SGS MMS 292

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    • on March 18, 2013 at 8:45 am

    Humble prostrations at the lotus feet of our Skandaswaroopa Sathgurudeva_/\_!!

  1. When waves lash against a shore of sand, there is some movement of sand between the sea & the shore. If the shore is rocky as we see here, any number of waves that repeatedly lash make no impact on the shore.
    Similarly, only repeating a sound is like cramming the night before an examination. We hardly remember what we crammed a day later. No impact.
    Devoid of devotion & reflection, the mind is like a hardened rock. Repeated japa has no impact on such a mind.
    Concentration is when the mind is fully absorbed in its object of devotion. Nothing else exists. Such intense absorption with devotion enables inner connections with our higher nature.
    Pranams Skandaswaroopa Sathgurudeva!
    That peacock & squirrel are fully absorbed into their search for food.. not just looking. So too, when we seek to connect with our higher nature, we will stay absorbed in devotion at your lotus feet. Thanks a million for the teaching. We follow you.
    Jaya Guru Datta! Your Puttuji

  2. JGD!

    • on March 18, 2013 at 9:05 am

    Jaya Guru Datta! I try to stay in Japa as much as I can during the day. It can become mere repetition. Thank you for the reminder to come back to focus and love with these sacred syllables. Sri Guru Datta!

    • Gunda lalithakumari on March 18, 2013 at 9:17 am

    jaya guru datta Gurudeva

    • sridhar on March 18, 2013 at 9:31 am

    jayagurudatta srigurudatta appaji thanks for this messege

    • annessa on March 18, 2013 at 10:21 am

    such a beautiful explanation to this mms, thank you Appaji…. jaya guru datta!

    • Subba Saketh on March 18, 2013 at 10:36 am

    Jaya Guru Datta. Pranam Appaji.
    Yes Appaji i accept this cote of your’! Because should be the one which should develop from inside.
    Sree Guru Datta!

    • Archana Penukonda on March 18, 2013 at 10:46 am

    Jaya Guru Datta! Just a few days ago, Pujya Sri Swamiji was mentioning in His discourse that a lot of times, the digital mantra counter on devotees’ fingers is clicking, but there’s no devotion. The devotee may be talking to someone or going about their chores with no attention to the mantra. Pujya Sri Bala Swamiji says that a lot of times devotees chant the Datta Stava so quickly that, there’s no reflection on the meaning of the prayer. Pujya Sri Bala Swamiji also says that at the very least, before we start praying, we should take a few moments to reflect on the form and attributes of the deity we are going to pray to. In most cases that image will stay with us throughout the prayer. Swamiji, You’ve given us mantras, You’ve motivated us to chant them repeatedly and You are teaching us how to chant and pray. Truly, like Puttuji says, following Your instructions is all we need to do. Pranams at the Holy Lotus Feet!

    • Hema on March 18, 2013 at 11:06 am

    Sometimes my repetition is automatic and machine like. When I put love and devotion into my chanting suddenly the deity is so much closer to me. I can feel the difference in energy, in my heart , along my spine and I feel so happy. Jaya Guru Datta. Om namo Hanumate namaha.

    • sridevi on March 18, 2013 at 11:21 am

    Jai Guru Datta! If we don’t add love to everything we do, like salt to a dish, it will not be tasty.

    • lalithabalaji on March 18, 2013 at 11:29 am

    అవినయమపనయ విష్ణో దమయ మనః శమయ విషయమృగతృష్ణామ్ |
    భూతదయాం విస్తారయ తారయ సంసారసాగరతః ||

    • prakashbabu bhadra on March 18, 2013 at 11:30 am

    దివ్యధునీమకరందే పరిమళపరిభోగసచ్చిదానందే |
    శ్రీపతిపదారవిందే భవభయఖేదచ్ఛిదే వందే ||

    • venkateswarudu.bhadra on March 18, 2013 at 11:31 am

    సత్యపి భేదాపగమే నాథ తవా‌உహం న మామకీనస్త్వమ్ |
    సాముద్రో హి తరంగః క్వచన సముద్రో న తారంగః ||

    • Dr.R.Venkataratnam on March 18, 2013 at 11:52 am


    • Someswar.Bonthu on March 18, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    Pranams, Puttuji for giving valueable Devine message.Let us start chanting mantra from today onwards by following Puttuji

  3. Jaya Guru Datta Pranam Appaji
    This is a reminder that even though the mouth is repeating the mind can be engaged elsewhere. Only when the mind is silenced and focused will true concentration manifest. This silence in the mind can only come with Appaji’s grace.
    Sri Guru Datta

  4. Jai Guru Datta
    Dear Swami AVADHOOTA
    For me the easiest way to come to concentration, is to be creative with the mind.
    Sri Guru Datta and tonnes of love <3 <3 <3
    Om Namo Hanumate Namaha

    • Vimala on March 18, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta. How right this MMS is. Thank You Appaji for reminding us.

    • on March 18, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    SRI SWAMIJI explained this with an example ,if a tape recorder repeats a MANTHRA sevaral times,
    it wont get any benefit,so Repetition is a waste process with out paying attention.

    • lilashah on March 18, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta. I pray for my heart to always be filled with love for You Mother Swamiji. That will empower any mantra. Let my mind concentrate on the divine lotus feet of our beloved Satguru who is Lord Shiva and Mother Goddess and everything. You are my Jesus and Allah. My Mother and my Father. I love you, I love you, I love you. Om Namah Shivaya. Sri Guru Datta.

    • Kambhoji on March 18, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    Let us be aware of how fortunate we are
    to have the chance to sing and pray
    these wonderful bhajans and mantras,
    let us see how precious they are,
    let us repeat them with love and devotion!
    Om Namo Hanumate Namah

    • Adrian Antrum / Gopala, Daphne Antrum / Kamadhenu on March 18, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta, It’s very easy to kid ones self by doing Japa that one is engaged in meaningful mantra chanting, even when sitting in ones meditation room ones mind can be in the kitchen. When doing japa in the kitchen ones mind can be in the meditation room, in each case the mantra has been going on on it’s own without any focus. It is good to be reminded that concentration will energies the effect of the mantra and there for, making it worthwhile to do. For us we are most concentrated first thing in the morning when our minds are fresh. It is during the rest of the day in pursuing each days mantra count goals, that the quality drops off Thank you Swamiji for pointing out our short comings. Shri Guru Datta

    • on March 18, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta
    Om Savitre Namah
    Sri Swamiji is helping us so much to achieve concentration. When regarding the beautiful Guru Gita video we can concentrate on its wonderful images or on the music or on Sri Swamiji’s amazing voice or on singing with Him or on the understanding of the meaning. If we really want to absorb and understand the message of the Divine Guru Gita video then concentration comes.
    It is necessary to have no anger and fear – they disturb concentration.
    Sri Guru Datta
    Om Sanmukhaya Namah

    • Vamshidhar Nagala on March 18, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta, A repetition with focus and intent e.g. japa would be something to aspire to, than repetition alone. SRi Guru Datta.

    • on March 18, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    Jai guru datta
    Puttuji can you help us what more we need to get concentration.
    Sri guru datta

    • on March 18, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta Appaji – the saying, “abhyaasam koosu vidya” is revitalized with this message from Appaji – if it is just a mechanical repetition, the vidya MIGHT become koosu. however, if that is done with concentration, love towards what is being done and devotion to the ultimate object/objective – then it becomes perfect. It is not just practice – it is practice with presence (of mind) that makes it perfect. Thanks a lot for embellishing the sookti Appaji – it is possible only for Your Holiness.

    • Phani Prasanthi on March 18, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    Jai Guru Datta. Sri Guru Datta. Om Namo Hanumathe Namaha.

    • Gilla Lalitha on March 19, 2013 at 1:46 am

    JGD Appaji – Koti koti pranams to the lotus feet of Gurudeva – SGD

    • on March 19, 2013 at 2:05 am

    What a nice teaching , Appaji has given today through this MMS. Puttuji you have also given a nice explanation about how several rocks seen in the photography lying in the shore are not at all disturbed and they are in their position or stand only even if the Waves are there. Similarly by seeing the photography we can realize how the peacock and squirrel are absorbed in their mind the concept to get food only at that time for existence of their life. In otherwords they concentrate their mind at that time only to get food. The music on key board by Appaji also gives a soothing effect by which it lead to develop concentration to our mind. Now as humanbeing , according to me, by seeing Appaji’s various MMS , He has indicated the important role of our mind in our life. The mind is the root cause for every thing in our life which every body knows. It is like waves which distrub our mind in various ways. Therefore to overcome from such distrubences we have to develop our spiritual knowledge through our Sadguru by listening to His words and teachings. If we practice like that the devotion will absorbe in our mind which will lead to concentration. Once the concentration is developed our connection with Sadguru to acquire the spiritual knowledge will also increase. That is what we need in this Kaliyuga and it is only going to be permanent in our life. All other things are just Maya only which will come and go in our life. Thank you Appaji to remind us properly and make our bondage with you so strong like Rocks till our life in this janma. JGD.

    • mukund mohan on March 19, 2013 at 2:36 am

    Jaya Guru Datta Puttuji_/\_!!

    Beautiful darshan of Sadgurudeva in yellow robes looks similar to Suryodayam (Sun rise) which provides a very good start to the week. “When waves lash against a shore of sand, there is some movement of sand between the sea and the shore. If the shore is rocky, any number of waves that repeatedly lash make no impact on the shore” With devotion and concentration we keep repeating your great explanation thereby understanding today’s MMS!! The little squirrel & the peacock – Shanmukha Vahana & National Bird of India fills our heart with Joy!!

    Jaya Guru Datta Appaji_/\_!!

    Sadgurudeva, Sachchidananda Unveiled:
    “Concentration and oneness can be attained only by the grace of Sadguru.
    Perfect control over the sense is the basic means for attainment of

    We will remember and follow the following MMSes.

    Reciting the names of God is both prayer and meditation. MMS 45.
    Chanting of Mantras controls the senses and improves focus. MMS 52.
    Prayer enhances concentration. Concentration through absorption leads to God-Realization.
    MMS 65.
    When we visualize in our hearts the all-knowing, all-powerful, all-pervasive God in a most pleasing form, we truly do get absorbed in that vision and do not feel like returning to our petty problems of daily life. These short journeys we make daily, through our prayers, into a higher plane of consciousness will, in course of time help us to reach our final destination.
    The beautiful darshan of Sadgurudeva and listening to His Holliness divine voice transport us at once into a different state of mind. Sadgurudeva, we all know that you are Lord Datta and that you remain absorbed in the Supreme Consciousness, even while you are interacting with the world. In this Nandana MMS video you are showing us how we all should proceed to attain our state of divinity.
    Just as education with modesty,wealth with sacrifice,relatives with affection is rare,so also penance with devotion to Guru is a rare thing. It was this reason why ShankaraAcharya wrote in Guru Ashtakam that inspite of all the resources,if one does’nt have devotion to Guru,it is of no use.

    Thank you Appaji, for giving us this instruction and guidance. This is easy to incorporate into our everyday routine with your Grace.!!

    Om Savitre Namaha !! Om Shanmukhaya Namaha !! Sri Guru Datta !!
    Om Namo Hanumathe Namaha !!

    • Neelam Bhambri Nayyar, USA on March 19, 2013 at 2:59 am

    Jai Guru Datta, please forgive me as my mind does wander off number of times. Will work on it so that it stays absorbed at your lotus feet. Pranam Sadguru.

    • Sekhar on March 19, 2013 at 3:14 am


  5. JGD,What I have been experiencing for some time is reflected in this MMS,Instead it is preferable to concentrate on what we are reciting, appreciating the qualities of the deity or of our Sathguru may add quality to our spiritual journey .I pray to Sri Subrhamanya Swaroopa Swamiji to guide us in this direction.

    • padmamadala on March 19, 2013 at 4:59 am

    జయ గురుదత్త! శ్రీ గురుదత్త! ఓం నమో హనుమతే నమః!
    ఓం సూర్యాయ నమః
    హ్రుదంబుజే కర్ణిక మధ్య సంస్థే సింహాసనే సంస్థిత దివ్యమూర్తిమ్ I
    ధ్యాయే ద్గురుం చంద్రకలా ప్రకాశం సచ్చిత్సుఖాభీష్ట వరం దదానమ్. II
    ఓం శ్రీ శివాయ నమః
    శ్రీ గురుదేవుల చరణార విందములకు అనంతకోటి ప్రణామములు
    ఓం శ్రీ సద్గురుభ్యో నమః!

    • Madhavi Katta on March 19, 2013 at 5:41 am

    Jaya Guru Datta! Sri Guru Datta!
    Om Sri Sadgurave Namah.
    Om Namo Hanumate Namah.

    • Neeraj Kumar on March 19, 2013 at 6:18 am

    Jaya Guru Datta
    Strange universe. Only God alone will know the purpose of his creation

    • madhu talwar on March 19, 2013 at 9:28 am

    jgd Guru Krupa hi kewalam onhn sgd

  6. JAYA GURU DATTA! Shatha koti Shastanga Pranams to Lotus Feet of Sri Sri Sri Ganapathi Sachidananda Swamiji SRI GURU DATTA!

    • on March 19, 2013 at 10:51 am

    May we be blessed with the strength to surrender this than, man, dhan to the Lotus Feet of Sri Sadguru, for that is the most superior thing to do. Prayers to Sadguru Deva to fill us all with intense devotion and right Viveka to utilize our time towards serving Sadguru. Sri Guru Datta.

    • svetha on March 19, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    My beloved SADGURU, although I know it I make this mistake again and again. I pray a wonderful prayer and suddenly I think on something others, so at the end I don’t even remember if I have spoken all the lines.
    Please help me and all others who are in the same situation to have the force to control our mind.
    I thank YOU

    • Vanaja on March 19, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta,
    dear Datta – may I chant with shraddha and love – and remember what I am doing.
    Sri Guru Datta

    • Pavani Kamalapuram on March 19, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    JGD Appaji
    Only true love towards God can turn repetition into a prayer. True love will come when we accept our life as it is,and love God for everything He has given happily. True love will come when we develop the ability to just pray without asking for anything. True love will come with selfless seva and following His teachings. One day, we will surely get there,we just need to keep trying.

    • dr.kodanda ram reddy on March 20, 2013 at 2:21 am

    jayagurudatta puttuji, sashtangapranams at lotus feet of poojya swamiji, poojya swamiji is reminding us the difference between them, repitatation of guru manthra with concentration yields infinity results, we pray at lotus feet of poojya swamiji to bless us with both of them, om namo hanumathenamhaa.

    • Maurice Clarke on March 20, 2013 at 4:38 am

    JGD. Dear Swamiji, make us masters of concentration. JGD.

    • Joseph on May 26, 2013 at 10:52 am

    Audio track used in this video is melodious. May lord bless us all with concentration that helps to build positive energy within us.

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