That which changes is not truth. It is an illusion. ~ 25 Dec 2012

Nandana SGS MMS 209

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  1. The changing face of the moon reflects light from the Sun. We know it’s false to say the moon radiates light. To find your way in the darkness, you look to the stars, not the moon

    Christmas Pranams Gurudeva!

    What a lovely way of teaching how to recognize the truth! In this turbulent journey through samsara, we need a compass.. that always points north. We’re fortunate to have found our compass in you. We’re fortunate our compass found us

    You’re Ganesha, rewarding followers of dharma by removing obstacles on their way.. much like Santa in those red robes & white beard, who rewards children following dharma with gifts on Christmas eve. Thanks a ton for making us internalize these eternal truths. We’re following you

    Jaya Guru Datta. Your Puttuji

    • on December 25, 2012 at 8:45 am

    Jai Guru Datta and Merry Christmas Pranams Appaji !!

    Millions of humble prostrations to the lotus feet of Ganapathi Swarupa Sadgurudeva !!

    • lanka laxmi narasimham on December 25, 2012 at 9:43 am

    jay guru datta

    • Savitri on December 25, 2012 at 10:07 am

    It is so difficult to understand, that all, what we are seeing, should be an illusion. I am looking so much for the reality, but I have a lot confusion. Perhaps one day I will see this part, which doesn’t change. I am working for this!

    • on December 25, 2012 at 10:39 am

    Merry Christmas to all! May Swamiji’s love shine in your heart today and always! It is the true constant in our lives!

    • Venkat on December 25, 2012 at 11:54 am

    Jaya Guru Datta Appaji. Thank You very much for this wonderful message. This reiterates the eternal nature of truth and takes us back to the many MMS’ Appaji has given us.
    What a wonderful invocation of Lord Ganesha so appropriately, just before the consecration of the tallest Karya Sidhdhi Hanuman. ‘Sat’ means that one thing that is always there – eternal and non-perishing – non changing. Sri Guru Datta

    • Indumati on December 25, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    Jai Guru Datta
    Dear Swami AVADHOTTA
    Such a beautiful video, thank YOU APPAJI…but what should we do with this illusion, how can we give it up and see only the truth?
    Sri Guru Datta and i wish a beautiful celebration, to Lord Hanuman tomorrow ~~~ OM NAMO HANUMATA NAMAHA ~~~ OM NAMO HANUMATE NAMAHA ~~~ OM NAMO HANUMATE NAMAHA ~~~

    • Joseph on December 25, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    Merry Christmas, everything in this world seems to change but how to perceive that everything is an illusion, even our body!!!!! Message is absolutely true but practising it is very difficult. May Jesus bless us to understand the perpetual truth that nothing in this world is permanent except Almighty.

    • Vanaja on December 25, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta,
    the truth is God and He is omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent. You – dear Swamiji – You are this for me. You are the devine light showing me the way.
    Sri Guru Datta

    • Vanaja on December 25, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    Eternal God, this joyful day

    Eternal god, this joyful day is radiant with the brilliance of your one true light.
    May that light illuminate our hearts and shine in our words and deeds.
    May the hope, the peace, the joy, and the love represented by the birth in Bethlehem fill
    our lives and become part of all that we say and do.
    May we share the divine life of your son Jesus Christ, even as he humbled himself to share our humanity.
    Bless us and the feast that You have provided for us, let us be thankful for the true gift of Christmas, your Son.


    • rose sheppard webster on December 25, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    Om Gum Ganapataye Namah!!! Love the images of Ganesh in this video! Jai Guru Datta! GUMGUMGUMGUM…

    • T.R.sethuraman, Cochin. on December 25, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    Appaji has given a proper advice on Christmas Day to recognise the truth. In otherwords in this kaiyuga it is very difficult to identify who is good, which is correct, which is the right path and which is truth. Here the photography and the Bhajan on Lord Ganesa are very apt for this MSG. This is because lord Ganesa removes all our obstacles in our path and that is why we always do the first Pooja toHim. Puttuji you have also given a nice explanation about the Moon also. Similarly in this kaiyuga we need our Sadguru to guide us in the right path so that we will be able to identify who is true , who is genuine , which is the correct path etc. Therefore Appaji we follow your words and teachings strictly and follow only through right path and recognise the truth. JGD

  2. samsaram aney sudi gundannunchi kapade ma devudu appaji

    • on December 25, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta
    Merry Christmas to all! 🙂
    Sri Swamiji teaches us the eternal Truth. He explains us also which steps are necessary to reach the Truth. Lord Ganapati helps us on the way.
    Sri Guru Datta
    Om Ganadhipaya Namah
    Om Namo Hanumate Namah

    • Saraboji Ponnusamy on December 25, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    Jai Guru Datta! Merry Christmas to all! Ohm Namo Hanumate Namaha! It’s always a blessing to be reminded that what which changes is just an illusion in the grand scheme of things. Only our Lord, Swamiji’s Love is permanent, for He is the Parabrahman, available to the needy and the Seeker alike in all kinds of forms, Deva, Human, and everything, and if we latch ourselves onto His Holy feet, we’d be saved. And that’s the only Truth and the only Way. Ohm Namo Hanumate Namaha! Nice video and music. Jai Guru DAtta!

    • on December 25, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    Jai guru datta
    Puttuji please help us to know the changes is not true but illusion.
    So we know truth always.
    Sri guru datta

    • lilashah on December 25, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta. Dearest Mother Sri Swamiji, I know that You are the only Truth. You are Sachchidananda. Yet I feel so trapped in this impermanent world of illusions. It is a horrible place or state of mind and so far from the Bliss that I felt those times. Please help me. Sometimes this world is too much for me to take. I know that not only what you say is the truth but I know that You are Truth. Yet I fall into despondency. I am in a bad situation and even though it is an illusion, it feels very real to me now. I beg for shelter at Your divine lotus feet. I don’t know what else to do. Sri Guru Datta.

    • on December 25, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    Jai Guru Datta Appaji !!

    The Crystal Vinayaga with the divine voice rendering Nayakam Vinayakam bhajan in the beginning of the MMS gives us good positive energy and removes bad vibrations and ignorance. Lord Gajanana on the swiftly moving Mooshika vahana is taking us towards the path of truth and dharma. Pancamukha Ganapathi depicts “Truth rules the world” and blesses us with success and happiness in the form of our Appaji!!

    Nandana MMSs are our navigation stars to find our way and to recognize truth and dharma in this ocean of Samsara. Sadgurudeva is our Magnetic compass shows us the righteous path and takes us safely by removing obstacles in our way, due to His infinite Compassion.We will follow You !! Thank you Puttuji for the wonderful Christmas gift !!
    Sri Guru Datta !! Om Namo Hanumathe Namah !! Karya Siddhi Hanuman ki Jai !!

    • Jaya on December 26, 2012 at 5:19 am

    Jaya Guru Datta

    What is that ‘constant’ in life? That essence briefly touched upon in meditation, when the mind and body are still? Or witnessing the grand fiery red sun’s morning miraculous appearance over the white mountains. Om Namo Hanumate Namah

    • Sahana Rosemary Nulty on December 26, 2012 at 10:17 am

    Jaya Guru Datta. Merry Christmas and a blessed Datta Jayanthi to all! As many have stated above, this concept is easier to accept intellectually than it is to experience, to actually know! But whenever I find my mind creating turmoil because of confused thoughts, I turn to Swamiji and have internal conversations with Him. No matter what circumstances are going on outside, I know that He is my constant. He is my Truth and He never fails me. Swamiji calms the stormy emotional and mental waters of my mind and brings me to a place of clarity where I contemplate the Truth of the matter and take refuge in the stillness, changeless peace of His divine love. I cannot express the gratitude and love I have for your compassionate presence in my life, Appaji! Endless pranams to your holy lotus feet that are always guiding us to the Truth.

    • Madhavi on December 26, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    May I be blessed with the capacity of discerning Truth and illusion. May I be able to deal with illusion in such a way that, in the end, only Truth remains. Jaya Guru Datta

    • dr.kodanda ram reddy on January 2, 2013 at 5:53 am

    jayagurudatta puttuji,sashtangapranams at lotus feet of poojya swamiji,truth is always truth it will never change,this is we know but poojya swamiji is hinting us to follow ,we all have to pray at sadgurus lotus feet to give strenth to follow it om namo hanumathenamhaa

    • madhu talwar on January 19, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    jgd Swami ji with Your help i know ‘nitya anitya viveka’ (discrimination of truth and illusion), O! Aakaashvat Truth please be with me O! True knowledge till i join You (beyond all the clouds) pranaams onhn sgd

    • svetha on January 29, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    Mein geliebter APPAJI, diese Botschaft gibt mir einmal mehr ein Messinstrument in die Hand: Wenn sich etwas verändert, ist es nicht die Wahrheit. Ich kann immer nach dem Unveränderlichen Ausschau halten.
    Von Herzen danke ich DIR.

    • Pavani Kamalapuram on April 9, 2013 at 2:39 am

    JGD Appaji
    Life is not constant, so is death.. how can something that is changing be the truth. Everything is an illusion..Only You are the truth, the constant through all our lifetimes. Praying for Your divine presence forever, till we truly reach You.

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