The Guru comes to the disciple ~ 30 Aug 2012

Nandana SGS MMS 92

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  1. This one is aimed at those who aspire for spiritual initiation.. to make it big in their inner world. They haven’t yet found their Guru. Or, they think they have, but they relate with their Guru at the gross, mortal level.. leveraging the relationship for managing mundane matters of samsara.. and lament at not being able to get started in the spiritual path. They have butter in their hands and are looking for ghee. They are always searching for a Guru. This MMS asks them to stop searching.. and instead introspect if they are ready for spiritual initiation. For, when they are, the Guru will come to the disciple.

    Daddy takes sons aged five and fifteen to the neighborhood mall. He quickly finds himself torn between diverse interests. The fifteen year old is drawn towards motorcycles, tight jeans and gym equipment.. while the five year old is drawn towards toy cycles, chocolates and cartoons. The fifteen year old in his impatience asks dad “Why is that kid not interested in Harley Davidson ?” Dad just says “He hasn’t grown up to real bikes yet. Neither were you.. at his age”. Do motorcycles grow up in children’s minds ? Or do children’s minds grow up to motor cycles ? Have you noticed that when in a mall, what we yearn for (Eg: Sarees.. gadgets) almost always pop up in front of our eyes? When the boy’s mind is ready, motorcycles come screaming in front of his eyes. He doesn’t have to look for them.

    Let’s stretch that from the gross to the subtle spiritual realm.. as this MMS does. Flowers don’t bloom expecting butterflies to come and pollinate them. Flowers bloom. Period. When they do, the butterfly comes for the nectar, pollinates the flower. Such is the Law of Her creation. She is ‘Sarvabharana bhushita’ – . The various elements of this universe in their magnificence are the ornaments she wears.. the flowers, the butterflies, the mountains.. all included. A novice is awed looking at the ornaments.. ‘Those ornaments are so beautiful’. As he contemplates in serious sadhana, he transcends to a point where he stands in awe of the Mother.. ‘She is the magnificence bringing beauty into those ornaments’. Noted the subtle transformation ?

    When that inner flowering happens, the butterfly comes. When that little spark of knowledge lights up in the mind, the Guru comes, to fan that little spark into a fire of self-realization. The flower blooms because the plant is rooted in one place. Similarly, the disciple has to stay rooted in one school of spiritual practice. The rest is nature.. invoked here as the Divine Mother – ‘HakArarUpA’ – < worshipped by the one who carries the plough - Lord Balarama> According to Srimad Bhagavatam, Balarama – elder brother of Krishna, is the source of the entire spiritual world, the adi-guru, the original spiritual master. Such mighty masters worship her, to make spiritual progress. Her law prevails for Balarama, the butterfly and the blooming flower. When we are ready for spiritual initiation the Guru will come.

    In this MMS as always, Appaji doesn’t stop with asking us to be ready for spiritual initiation. He also sets the process going with Music for Meditation played by Gurudeva himself – ‘Palaya mamiha sadguru datta’ – close your eyes as you listen, and feel the mind take flight in contemplation. Dear Gurudeva, Many means you have created for our sadhana.. Nama Japa, Nama Sankirtana, Nitya Puja, Kriya Yoga. We will root ourselves in such practice and be ready for spiritual initiation. When we do that, we know you will come in our subtle realm, and lead us on the path to self-realization.. For, you are Dattatreya yourself. You are santata mangala dhayaka’ . With humble pranams at your holy feet,
    Jaya Guru Datta,
    Your Puttuji.

    • on August 30, 2012 at 8:46 am

    Tvameva mata pita tvameva, Tvameva bandhu sakha tvameva,
    Tvameva vidya dravinam tvameva, Tvameva sarvam mama deva deva .
    Kayena vacha manasendriyairva, Buddhyatmanava prakrite svabhavath,
    Karomi yadyat sakalam parasmai, Narayanayeti samarpayami.

    Humble prostrations to the lotus feet of Dattavatara Beloved Parama Pujya Sadgurudeva !!

    • Pavani Kamalapuram on August 30, 2012 at 8:50 am

    JGD Appaji
    Very beautiful MMS with as always the right background score related to the MMS!
    Puttuji’s explanation says it all

    Just as a butterfly pollinates the flower when it is ready, without disturbing the flower..Sadguru without us knowing invokes subtle changes in us and starts filling our heart, once it is empty of wordly affairs. Our only job is to make our mind/heart empty by Following the Master!

    • Savitri on August 30, 2012 at 8:52 am

    I work as therapist and during my work I often feel the help from Swamiji. Always, when a situation is very difficult, I ask Swamiji to help. Then I feel His help. Sometimes I feel during a session, that now I must speak to this person about Swamiji. People are then very intrested and I give them material to make conoscenes with Swamiji. It is always the time, when someone is ready for this step. Like this we are now a big group from persons, which makes also a satsang together.

    • sridhar on August 30, 2012 at 9:03 am

    jayagurudatta srigurudatta sadgurudeva thank you for this beauifui message .om aim hrim shrim shivarama anagha datatriyaya namah

    • on August 30, 2012 at 9:07 am

    Jaya Guru Datta, Swamiji! What a touchiing metaphor of the disciple as a blooming flower and the Guru as the butterfly! The saying “stop wanting and start having” came to mind as I read this message this morning as did the saying “bloom where you are planted.” Such a beautiful reminder that when we do our sadhana as you have given it to each of us, we need not worry about anything else, At the right moment, when we are ready, you will be there. You have given each of us something different to do–sometimes, it’s creating a nice home and sometimes it’s doing our job in the world and sometimes it’s more spiritual things…all of it is sadhana. Like Lord Krishna you are reminding us to do our duty and the natural flow of dharma will unfold and you will be there at just the right time! With each of these messages, you are giving us a small sadhanas to practice each day….they are like little initiations….Sri Guru Datta!

  2. What a divine message and a beautiful video, Appaji! Thank you very much.This video and message gives a feeling that the divine light is shining on us.

    • counsil khan beharry on August 30, 2012 at 10:14 am

    So true swamiji jai guru datta

  3. The video represents the meaning of the Bhajan – Devi Viradupamainatti Neeku Prakruti…”. The melody from Bhajan “Palaya Mamiha” in Hamsanandi Ragam – is sonorous and peaceful.
    I recall so many instances when Appaji went in search of disciples. Also in subtle forms to Bless and redeem them and to initiate them.
    Pranams to Sadgurudeva’s Pada Kamalas

    • G.Lalitha on August 30, 2012 at 10:25 am

    JGD Appaji – MMS is Superb and we love to have our Appaji as our Guru and want to have him in all the future lives – SGD

    • on August 30, 2012 at 10:30 am

    Jai guru datta
    We are always late so you are very ready always to initiate everybody so you travel through out the world to initiate so please bless us to be ready for spiritual intiation
    Sri guru datta

    • on August 30, 2012 at 10:55 am

    Jaya Guru Hanuman,

    When we tie a thoram at KSHT Hanuman temple the poojari says may we be blessed with continous Guru Bhakti, Guru Seva yogyata (qualification). That got me into thinking whether one needs to be qualified for Guru darshan, Guru Bhakti, Guru Seva and Guru Anugraham? This
    MMS confirmed the doubt. We need to be qualified for Guru just as a field needs to be ready
    before it can be used for cultivation.

    Swamiji says – “Guru and God will not come to you unless you approach them with humility and submissiveness”. We have done some good deeds earlier to have Guru in our lives. In order to be continously qualified for Guru’s grace we have to follow the teachings of the master, apply them in our lives and transform ourselves internally. If we do not then we risk loosing the qualification.

    Swamiji said in a speech – “People perform good deeds like japa, tapa, dana before Guru enters their lives. Once Guru enters their lives, people tend to take it easy and leave all the sadhana behind thinking that there is nothing more to do. This is wrong. One has to do more sadhana after Guru darshan then only one will be elevated”.

    Let us all understand these MMS’es, apply them in our lives and be qualified to continously receive his grace. Below is a excerpt from World Peace Bhajan (Shaantirastu tushtirastu pushtirastu – Sarva loka sarva kaala shaantirastu) by Sri Swamiji.

    Guruvaraanghri bhaktirastu yogyataastu – Saadhu sujana nitya sanga siddhirastu
    Let there be surrender at the Guru’s feet! Let that be a qualification!
    Let there always be company of saints and noble souls!

    Humble prostrations to the lotus feet of Sri Swamiji

    Om namo hanumate namaha

  4. JGD. Awe-inspiring mms. Taking one step towards Guru, He takes ten toward the disciple. Jaya Mataji

    • Suri Duvvuri on August 30, 2012 at 11:49 am

    What a beautiful and peaceful MMS !!! The similes drawn, the pictorial representation of the same, the bhajan “Paalaya Maamiha Sadguru Datta” played by Sri Swamiji are creating a wonderful world within, making the external world so peaceful. The MMS is yet another idea of Sri Swamiji that is unique and very effective. The world is taking on a different shape with this daily tonic. Our current sadhana is awaiting the mms of the day !!! Jaya Guru Datta

    • prakash bhadra on August 30, 2012 at 11:57 am

    eilalo kalalo guruvarapadame sthiramie varamie velungani siva gurdeva sachchidananda jaganani karunaya pennidi

    • Mukund Mohan on August 30, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    Jai Guru Datta !!

    Thank you Anna for sharing the information regarding initiation by Appaji !! Sri Guru Datta !!

    thank you

    • on August 30, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    Palaya Mahima, Sadguru Datta Prabho, Palaya Mamiha! We don’t know if we are ready or not, or how ready we are, or we are not….but You have come to us out of Your infinite COMPASSIONtowards us! Please rule us, order us, chisel us, mold us, mentor us…..and take us with You…..wherever you go! Sadguru Roopini, Sachchidanandini, Jayalakshmi Mata Lotus Feet ku Koti Pranams. Sri Guru Datta.

    • lalithabalaji on August 30, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    jai guru deva datta ,” yasya prasaadaa daha meva vishnu rma yeva sarwum pari kalpithum cha ethum vijaanaami sadaathma thuthvum thsyangri padmum pranathosmi nithyum “

    • venkateswarudu bhadra on August 30, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    sachidanunda rupaaya krishnaya klesaharine namo veaantha vedyaya gurave bhudisaakshine

    • srinivas mullapudi on August 30, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    Very nice Video showing green plants from muladhara to sahasrara which I understand indeed is the message today. Thank you Puttuji

    • Venkata Rama Krishna on August 30, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    Jaya guru datta… Amazing MMS.. thank you puttuji for explaining the meaning of the MMS. Sri guru datta

    • Madhu Talwar on August 30, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    jgd Swami ji pranaams, Sri Guru Naanak Dev Ji says in Guru Granth Sahib Ji “taras payaa taan rehamata hoyi Satguru sajjan milayaa Naanak naam miley taan jivaan tan man theevey harayaa ” (when ‘That’ felt pity on us, we got blessings in the form of ‘Satguru’ , Naanak ji says if i get blessed with The Holy Name i will be able to live and my body and mind will become cheerful ). i really know You have blessed me with Your presence as my Guru and that of The Holy Name in my life, now let ” Naam khumaari Naanakaa chadhi rahey din raat” (let me enjoy the holy effects of chanting The Holy Name day and night, because Naanak naam jahaaz hai chadhey so utarey paar ( Guru Naanak ji says The Holy Name is like a ship the one who climbs this ship crosses the ocean) Om Namo Hanumatey Namaha sgd

    • Joseph on August 30, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    Yes, Guru comes to the disciple for spiritual initiation & to guide the disciple in right path like Sri Swamiji guides all His disciples. Coming to disciple is not necessarily in form, it is the right mind provoking thought at right time. Every MMS by Sri Swamiji is like Sri Swamiji reaching His desciple to guide them in right path through messages. Blessed am i by Jesus, to have Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji in my life.

    • Hema on August 30, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    This MMS raises a very important point about the Guru/Disciple relationship. When the student is ready the teacher will come. We have heard this expression. Sadgurudeva is in all our lives, we all recognize him as our Sadguru. So what remains to be done? Many of us myself included , have thought that because we have Sadguru, now all our problems will vanish and spiritual knowledge will come easily. In my case this has not been my experience. In fact and all my spiritual growth has come by applying myself like a student preparing for exams. There have been tests and problems galore. Slowly I realized that these tests were bringing me closer to guru, purifying me and making me more fit for spiritual elevation. I also realized with relief that I was always protected by Sadgurudeva and that my trust and fate in him strengthened his presence in my life. He shows himself to me in many ways and I know that as I become more fit he will reveal more of his greatness. All the struggles are worth it because it brings you closer to Him. After all that is the only true goal!

    • pushpa on August 30, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    Oh my most revered Sadguru Deva Sri Swamiji, thank You for searching me, You are my sole refuge, my life would be meaningless without Your compassion, love and instructions. Om namo Dattatreya namaha.

    • on August 30, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta!
    Today i chanted the Datta Stava in the meeting room of the company i am working in. What an energy came in! How to express the wonder that You are? That we all are? That You came into our life? What a change from night to day.
    Sri Guru Datta
    Om Namo Hanumate Namah
    Om Aim Hrim Srim Hakararupayai Namah

    • on August 30, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    You are Datta !! You have incarnated as Guru to remove our difficulties. You descended as Guru down to the level of humanity due to your compassion to guide and uplift us!!

    You are like the Sun to our Lotus hearts !! You are the head of our family !! You are
    Everything for us !! You reside in our hearts. We practice the sadhana (butter) blessed
    and given to us, and with Thailadhara devotion (heat) waiting for Sadgurudeva to take
    us to the path of self realisation soon !!

    Pujya Puttuji you make the lesson very interesting by taking us to two young boys with their father in a Mall, to Lord Balarama with Divine Mother and the Universe !! As you suggested Puttuji We will strongly root in Appaji’s School of Spirituality practice sadhana regularly and bloom like flowers and wait for Sadgurudeva to come and take us on the path of self realisation !!

    Saccidananda yatisvara Datta !!
    Sri Guru Datta Hanuman ki Jai !! Om Namo Hanumathe Namaha !!

    • Venkat Pydimarri on August 30, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta. Puttuji rocks!!! Guru comes to disciple when the disciple is ready. It is an illusion that we feel great about REACHING a Guru, GOING TO A Guru. By saying so, we try to induce that undue credit onto ourselves. I vividly remember a discourse where Appaji said, ‘people think they came to Appaji, they FOUND Appaji, THEY met Appaji etc – however, that is foolishness. It is written by ME(Appaji), it is PREDECIDED that such a person will come have darshan on a certain day, meet and get blessings on a certain day et al’ . How true? this is pre-written and Appaji is witnessing all this as a ‘saakshi maatra’. If we are going in a whirl – ONLY if we are ready – we get to even think of getting the help from Sadugurdeva. Even that thought is a prasaadam from Appaji – that will not come unless He thinks of coming to us. The MMS teaches us that all we have to do is prepare ourselves. the vessel has to be clean to retain milk. Thanks a lot Appaji.

    • karuna on August 30, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    JGDD Prasad…i always love to read what you write…and know that you must have seen so much in this lifetime being with Appaji at home, and on the road…just wanted to say again…thank you so much for taking such good care of Appaji…i know that you love doing this with all of your heart…but thank you!

    • karuna on August 30, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    Jai Guru Datta, Appaji…will never forget the magical day You found me…everyday has been magic since…may i continue to grow with Your grace, and compassion as the perfect flower which the butterfly seeks…and may i remain at Your Holy Lotus Feet for all eternity…Sri Guru Datta!

    • Maurice Clarke on August 30, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    ONHN. Dear Puttuji, I really appreciate your discourse today. I’ll take it if I may and pray that I hear only Sadguru in every passing song in the radio and in every person who speaks; in every sight I behold pleasant or unpleasant and in all other perceptions, may it only be Datta Datta Datta!!! ONHN.

    • on August 30, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    JGD Appaji, JGD Puttuji!! As I was watching this MMS, I was reminded of 4 different revelations.
    1. Guru and God will not come to you unless you approach them with humility and submissiveness.
    2. If one takes one step towards Guru with devotion, Guru Himself takes the next 10 steps to come to His disciple.
    3. I will remember you forever. Once you take Vibhooti or some Prasad from Swamiji, I will not leave you. Even if your Buddhi goes to coma, I will look for you. Whatever circumstances made you leave Swamiji; the same circumstances will bring you back to Swamiji. Swamiji is as varied as people’s wants are. Swamiji is available in all colors, hues, and faces.
    4. Allow Swamiji to cleanse you. He can only cleanse you if you keep your mind free from worldy desires.
    Today’s MMS reminded me about how I was drawn to Sri Appaji! All these 4 revelations are absolutely true. These are the paths one must adopt if they need to be spiritually uplifted. Appaji has been guiding me in various different ways, some subtle, some blatant. Dreams are also one of HIS many ways to wake us up from slumber. Appaji’s ways are very subtle, but the changes His children go through are so obvious to the disciple himself. Thank You Appaji for the initiation, thak you for bringing me closer to you. I may have good done some good deeds in past that has made me take birth in this same time and space as You, just so that I be uplifted by You. Bless me to have the ability and strength to serve you more. JGD.

    • rose sheppard webster on August 30, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    Jai Guru Datta Appaji! Today when walking with Evey after the big storm there was a single orange flower left and a bright yellow butterfly appeared- just like today’s Puttugam video! Also there were two rainbows in the sky! Thank You for such blessings… little glimmers of Shakti Mata after such a dark, threatening time. Always You are comming to say “hello there! all is well!”

    • on August 30, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    Dear Puttuji Great Explanation. Particularly the last paragraph please take me also into the fold. Our Humble Pranams to Sadguru Deva Om Namo Hanumate Namaha Jaya Guru Datta, Sri Mata Sri Mata Sri Mata

    • Praveen Nidumolu on August 31, 2012 at 1:10 am

    Jaya Guru Datta Appaji – Two distinct thoughts came to mind as I watched this amazing MMS Video message with the soothing and mellifluous background music:

    It is amazing how you ‘prepare’ and ‘initiate’ your devotees into some form of Spiritual Sadhana, before Gracing them at the ‘RIGHT AUSPICIOUS’ time and convert them into ‘FOLLOWERS’. The transformation is so tough and sometimes slow yet very much is a progression – just as Puttuji elaborated, we graduate from liking marbles to bicycles to Motorbikes to bigger material possessions (toys)… and eventually outgrow all these and get ‘attracted’ to the ‘Awe inspiring’ Life of Pujya Appaji and get completely mesmerized by His Divine Compassionate Smiling Form and His Music.
    Thanks for transforming us from caterpillars to beautiful butterflies… so, we can seek the Sweet Sachchidananda-Amrita in You!

    It is quite amazing to watch some of your Nandana MMS Video messages and realize that you have actually whispered (revealed) the essence of some of these messages during a previous subtle experience internally (Heart to Heart) several years ago – similar to how a Butterfly picks a flower and pollinates it and trasforms it permanently to fruition!!! Your myriad ways are so mystical and powerful! It is impossible to fathom the realms at which you so magically operate. This is quite a humbling experience (writing with goosebumps).

    Forever grateful to you for Your Grace and Compassion! Koti Pranams to your Lotus feet.
    Sri Guru Datta

    • on August 31, 2012 at 2:11 am

    JGD.Gurucharanam namadamata sirasi subham daratasada.Bhavaharanam jayakaranam agacha manam vinatadanam.Thus surrendering to gurupaadam is the readyness for initiation by the Sadguru.SGD

    • Vanaja on August 31, 2012 at 2:35 am

    Jaya Guru Datta, dear Puttuji, this mms makes me feel deeply grateful. I close my eyes and pray silently. How lucky I am You allowed me to come near You and follow You. May many other souls become happy in Your divine company.


    • Prasad Madala on August 31, 2012 at 3:38 am

    Jaya Guru Datta,
    We are fortunate that we have a GURU and HE is tirelessly trying to mend all of us into the path of self realisation.
    Om Sri Sadgurubhyo Namaha!

    • Aarka on August 31, 2012 at 6:21 am

    The Guru comes to the disciple ~ 30 Aug 2012

    Namaste Puttuji. Thank You for a nice video. Guru comes to the devotee when he is ready for initiation. In Appaji’s life history, Appaji says that Guru waits for lives to initiate a devotee. 80% of this incarnation is for people who come to Appaji for worldly things. 20% for spiritual seekers but it is difficult to get such people who can utilise that 20%. When a devotee is ready for initiation, Guru will not waste even a second of devotee’s life without initiating. It is we, who should introspect ourselves in every matter and be ready as per Guru’s expectation and that is possible only by His grace and hence instead of wishing for worldly desires, if one prays to develop more and more devotion towards Guru, everything in the world and above are possible. Namaste Puttuji. Thank You so much.

    • పద్మ మాదల on August 31, 2012 at 8:03 am

    జయ గురుదత్త, శ్రీ గురుదత్త, ఓం నమో హనుమతే నమః
    ఓం శ్రీ సద్గురుభ్యో నమః

    • Radha from on August 31, 2012 at 10:36 am

    JAYA GURU DATTA! Guru bandaru yati bandaru tyagi bandaru tyagi bandaru. What an absolutely indescribable unforgettable blissfull happy moment, when my revered beloved Sadgurudeva entered in my life! Please, dearest Appaji be compassionate and let me be with You for ever and ever and ever! With my humble thankful pranams to Appaji`s holy lotusfeet. S.G.D.!

    • S.Radhamani on August 31, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    The very fact and realization that Your venerable GURU enters into your life, itself a great Boon and we must know how to convert and apply His Teachings into our life. HIS MANTRA
    and Chanting His Divine Name is the true path of our salvation. As far as my personal life is
    concerned, My guru, The Divine Avatar of this Century always gives me courage,confidence and
    gives daily solutions to day to day problems and puzzles. MY pranamams to Swamiji.

    • Hanuman Hoffman on August 31, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    I cannot know what I did to deserve the beneficence of my Datta Sadguru, Sri Swamiji taking my hand and leading this devotee to worlds never dreamt. His Grace has allowed me to be more forgiving in my attitudes to others’ paths. To know that He is giving me what is needed for the time as well as everyone else helps to “let go and let be”. All His Will. Just as His fingers touch the keyboard creating beautiful music, He is creating same for the world. Jaya Guru Datta

    • P.G.Krishna Murthy on September 1, 2012 at 11:09 am

    The ways of Sadguru are inscrutable in as much as lifting the disciples. He always takes pains to discipline the selected. Let us hope to be among that folk and aspire for His benevolent grace.May my humble pranams be accepted by Him and I be enabled to deserve a place again by His samkalpa.

    • annessa on September 3, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    Appaji not a moment goes by without us being ever thankful for you coming into our lives as our near and dear guru. Each day we are blessed as you are in it.
    Jaya Guru Datta!!

    • Vindar Badall on September 4, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Jai Guru Datta.
    Thanks to Appaji for His grace by allowing us to know Him. Thanks to Puttuji for letting us know the efforts Appaji is making to make us ready for His Grace. Jai Guru Datta.

    • svetha on September 16, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    Wie wunderbar! Puttuji zählt die vielen Möglichkeiten auf, die DU, mein liebster GURU, für uns kreiert hast. Ich schliesse mich gerne Puttujis Versprechen an, und will mich verwurzeln in solchen Praktiken und damit bereit werden, für spirituelle Initiation.

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