The power contained in meditation ~ 22 Nov 2012

Nandana SGS MMS 176

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  1. What’s cooking in your kitchen? Want to be a super cook? Easy to get started.. read some recipes, or watch those cookery shows. But, just reading & listening to every expert chef doesn’t make you one. You must chop, boil, fry, steam & sweat in your kitchen, cooking up some appetising fare.

    What’s cooking in your mind? Want to be a Purushottama (Supreme being), whose perfect world is a projection of his perfect mind? Easy to get started.. listening to & reading about Supreme beings. But, real progress begins only when you explore your dark inside, witness that thought flow, reflect on its quality, and clean up that space between your ears. That’s the power of meditation.

    Pranams Gurudeva ! You’re our Ganapathi, always in a state of meditation. We know the power of your dhyana, is the secret behind your supreme accomplishments. We’re fortunate to follow you. Thanks a ton for making meditation easier for us, with your Nada. Jaya Guru Datta, Your Puttuji

    • on November 22, 2012 at 8:45 am

    Parat parataram dhyayet suddha sphatika sannibham
    Hrdayakasa madhyastham svangushta parimanakam !!

    Miillions of Happy Guru Day prostrations to the lotus feet of Nada Ganapathy Swaroopa Pujya Sadgurudeva !!

    Datta Hanuman ki Jai !! Appaji ki Music Therapy ki Jai !! Karya Siddhi Hanuman ki Jai !

    • savitri on November 22, 2012 at 8:51 am

    Speeches and Writings can give some descriptions from different things. But they can not more.They can’t describe the truth, can’t describe God. When we want really understand something, we must go into the inner silence. There we find the answers for our questions. It is a inner feeling, an inner knowing. For this we must go in meditation.

    • Jaya on November 22, 2012 at 9:18 am

    Jaya Guru Datta

    Such a beautiful photo of Sri Swamiji meditating in a lotus flower on a calm lake in nature. Meditation unites us with the power of nature, and the universe, the source of our being. Thank you so much for reminding me to sit in stillness more.

    • Glory of Rama on November 22, 2012 at 9:27 am

    Sadgurudeva, when Mata Jayalakshmi is serving the most delicious, nutritious and fresh food daily in the Annapurna Mandiram (Ashram Dining Hall) to nourish me, why would I go after recipe books and cookery shows or even light the stove in my own kitchen? Holding you in my heart night and day fills me with peace and bliss to the brim. What do I know of sitting tight and achieving siddhis and what do I care? You are there. That is enough. Jaya Guru Datta

    • Lakshmi Kaanthan on November 22, 2012 at 9:28 am

    JGD Appaji!

    I am one of the culprits who have not been following Appaji’s wonderful MMS everyday let alone leave a comment. I have been lazy and have been taking it for granted. I am so so so sorry Appaji for making this mistake. Please bless us all to repent and pay more attention.

    This wonderful message brings memories. I was blessed with a wonderful trip to Mysore Ashram this Navaratri and one of the messages that keeps playing in my head like a tape recorder is to meditate. But I have not done that and this message has come to me again to give me a big nudge and remind me to do just that.

    Thank you so much Appaji!

    • K.Y.Shankar on November 22, 2012 at 9:36 am

    Jaya Guru Datta, the fact that we are meditating means our mind is at peace and balanced. The understanding by peaceful mind is much faster and sharper than any cluttered mind. When we speak or read our mind invariably is also working overtime with different thoughts, hence our understanding is not that clear. By nature we are peaceful and restful (shushupti), this powerful message only reminds us of our true nature. Sri Guru Datta

    • Shyamala108 on November 22, 2012 at 10:08 am

    so beautiful MMS, thanks so much Appaji! The beautiful message and music itself makes that one automatically goes in meditation. Experience, experience deeper till the core of real meditation in life, till everything in day to day life is meditation! Nice expression….to clean up the space between our ears…i like it…Powerful peaceful inspirational MMS!!! Thanks so much!! JGD

    • prakashbabu bhadra on November 22, 2012 at 10:40 am

    dyanmoolum gurormurthim poojamoolum guroh padam muntramoolum guror vakyam mokshmoolum gurohkrupah ||
    sri ganapathisachchdananada sadgurubyonamah
    sri jayalakshmi mathre namah
    om namo hanumathe namah

    • sridevi on November 22, 2012 at 11:13 am

    Jai Guru Datta! Speeches and writings are coming and going. In meditation we touch the Truth. The Truth that is since ever and forever. The only Reality. Our Sadgurudeva. All the power is in Him only.
    Humble pranams

    • Indumati on November 22, 2012 at 11:48 am

    Jai Guru Datta
    Dear Swami AVADHOTTA
    Wow APPAJI, these are really good news, never thought about this. We don’t know about the power of the mind, so i try to control the mind :-)))
    Sri Guru Datta tonnes of love

    • Manu on November 22, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    Jai Guru Datta,
    when I read a text I link to information only through my own mind and they may trigger something that is contained within my own mind. Thus the text may produce a recocnition of a truth, wich is limited through the text itself and my own undertanding.
    When I hear a speach, the person who speaks transmitts all the experience and the power connected to the subject and I can connect with the field of the speaker. This field is much more than just information coming through words – it´s the life behind them, so the impression I get is much more filled with meaning then the information I take in by reading a text.
    When I meditate I encounter everything that is inide of me first hand. I see my mind with my own spirit and connect to that in me wich is conciousness and stillness. I become a wittness to my own mind and therein lies the power of knowing. Maybe one day with the gracious help of my beloved Satguru, I may know how things really are by seeing them as they really are. May Sri Swamiji bless us all with deep rooted meditation and a clear and unwavering mind.
    Sri Guru Datta.

    • lilashah on November 22, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta. Dearest Mother Sri Swamiji, THANK YOU and Happy Thanksgiving. I love you and I love these daily messages. Yes, direct experience and practice bring results. May I follow… Sri Guru Datta

  2. JGD.Gurostu mounam vyakyanam cishyastu chinha samsayaha.Thus the power of meditation pervades through the minds of the seekers also automatically.What else would be otherwise?Our APPAJI is our Guru,clears our doubts thro’ his meditation alone,than His speaches and writings.SGD

    • Madhu Talwar on November 22, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    jgd Guru upadesha main miley Mantra ka nirantar jap param shanti se dhyaan se samaadhi ki or ley jata hei jo param anand ki avasthaa hei ‘Paap se bachaavey Guru Bhaya se cchurhaavey Guru Brahma se milaavey Guru TURIYAA PADa Dhyaan main, Guru key samaan nahin dusaraa jahaan main’ thank You Swami ji on The Thanks Giving Day for super help You are giving to the whole world onhn sgd

    • Sundaram Sambamoorthy on November 22, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    Wonderful Message from our beloved Appaji. A lesson that helps us to contemplate through meditation to seek solutions to all our thoughts. No books or writings will give us a lesson as good as what is given by our Guru, when we constantly think about Him and meditate on Him. Jaya Guru Datta Appaji to give us these wonderful messages and giving us a direction in our life.

  3. Meditation begins in the form of our master, adoration begins in the name of our Lord. Sri SwamiJi your Glory fills the world. You’re the protector of the weary and the weak. You Save us from the worldly ocean with your gift of meditation. Jaya Guru Datta

    • pushpa on November 22, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Only through meditation we can experience the non materialistique world, like peace, silence, unification, quietness, ect., books or talks are moore intelectuel,, so i wish my life to be a long meditation. Om namo hanumate namaha

  4. JGD. My Dear Appaji, because of YOU I began to like myself. When I sit contemplating YOU and found YOU within, I fell in love with me. It’s all because of YOU.

    • Vindar Badall on November 22, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    Jai Guru Datta.
    Thanks Sri Swamiji for teaching and giving us kriya and nada yoga so that we can meditate and purify our selves and experience that inner peace.Jai Guru Datta.

    • Kambhoji on November 22, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    Every day
    an island of peace
    an oasis in the desert
    a space of resort
    back to the filling station
    being connected with You
    with home…

    Thank You so much!

    • on November 22, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta
    When meditating we can get in close connection with Sri Swamiji. This is so wonderful. Thank YOU for reminding us to meditate.
    Sri Guru Datta
    Om Namo Hanumate Namah
    Om Maha Ganapataye Namah

    • on November 22, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    Dear Sri Swamiji,

    You are Nada Yoga Para Brahma!! You are Lord Ganesh !! and Our Lord Datta !! Though you have taken human form you are always in the state of constant meditation watching over all of your creations and playing out your leela to help humans to cross the samsara. You help us attain deep reflection through meditation by your music which takes us to a totally different plane where we feel your presence within us wherever you may be physically. After taking us to that level, you perform your Nada Chikitasa on us and cure us of our maladies – physical and mental. My deepest gratitude and koti koti humble pranams to My Saviour.
    Datta Hanuman ki Jai !! Appaji ki Jai !! Music Therapy ki Jai !! Karya Siddhi Hanuman

    • on November 22, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    Jai Guru Datta Happy Thanksgiving and reverential pranams to the Divine lotus feet of SadguruDeva….your meditative powers are beyond comprehension….knowing this and your purity, I follow with faith, and rejoice in my good fortune. Thank you Appaj for protecting and caring for me like a mother . Hari Om Tat Sat

    • dariashakti on November 22, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    Swamiji, your incredible voice, energy and enthusiasm took us all to a higher plane this evening in Dallas! What a joy to hear you singing so beautifully! The more intense your chant, the greater the peace inside. Today, sitting with over 100 people meditating on your healing music placed us all in a heart to heart space with you…your music replaces all speeches and words and takes us right to heart of meditation! Jaya Hanuman!

    • Bhargavi on November 23, 2012 at 12:24 am

    Jaya Guru Datta PuttuGamji. True, reading is different from practicing. Bless us Sadgurudeva in Practicing Meditation daily. JGD.SGD.

    • on November 23, 2012 at 12:31 am

    Jaya Guru Datta Puttuji,

    True… being around pujya Sri Swamiji itself creates meditative environment. Just sitting and watching Sri chakra puja, listening to healing music or bhajans turns our concentration inwards and makes our mind peaceful. Thank you Appaji for being in our lives. On this Thanksgiving day, i humbly pray at the Lotus feet of our Sadguru deva to bless us with this power of meditation always.

    Sri Guru Datta

    • Madhavi on November 23, 2012 at 1:22 am

    How I need this message! I am still not aware enough about how strong this power of meditation is. Yes, I need to practice more. It is through meditation that I can really find peace of mind and give you more and more and more space in my heart, dear Appaji. Many thanks for this precious MMS! Jaya Guru Datta

    • Vanaja on November 23, 2012 at 2:04 am

    Jaya Guru Datta,
    dear Puttuji, let me clean up the space between my ears – daily for a few minutes. Thank you so much for the mms – it makes my life more colorful and helps to develop good attitudes.
    Sri Guru Datta

    • dr.satyanarayana&dr.uma devi,S.G.S.Hospital,Mysore. on November 23, 2012 at 3:06 am

    JGD. What Silence speaks volumes.Meditation transports the Essence on to the Mind of the Seeker.Many Devotees of Dattatreya are Familiar with Speeches of Silence of His Holiness Swamiji.I am fortunate to Experience the same.What Appaji is teaching?it is not expressed in Words, the teachings reach the seeker as they keep the channel open.Through this portal Appaji”s teaching reach.
    It is a beautiful experience.The mind will be waiting to hear what the teaching”s will be?And when there is silence the Mind ponders over what the teaching going to be. This questioning of the self brings out various other questions.Starting with what we want to listen, to our liking or not.When this aspect is settled the inkling of the subject Swamiji is expressing will be evident.

    • KUMAR GANAPATHIRAMAN CHENNAI on November 23, 2012 at 3:29 am

    Dear Puttuji I want to put your last para as follows: Pranams Gurudeva ! You’re our Ganapathi, always in a state of meditation. We know the power of your dhyana, is the secret behind your supreme accomplishments. Your accomplishments is our accomplishments when we have your dharshan on your state of mediation and We’re fortunate to follow you and start mediation and get ananda in this birth. Pranams Sadguru Deva Om Namo Hanumate Namaha Jaya Guru Datta

    • JayanthiShankar,New Delhi. on November 23, 2012 at 3:40 am

    Annapoorna Gyana Poorna../ comes to my mind. We are what we feed our body. Satvic food helps to get satvic thoughts. Somehow we are always in dhyana but the object of meditation varies.For some it is materials, for some it is food, for some it is family n me only. Datta you are wishfulfiller please bless us so that we too can taste the nectar of peace which is actually my true form.Jaya Guru Datta-Sri Guru Datta. Our Gurudeva is continuously serving us with amrita in the form of Nandana MMS.Let me digest the same effectively and this will nourish my body,mind n soul..Thankyou Sri Swamiji../

    • T.r.sethuraman, Cochin on November 23, 2012 at 4:12 am

    According to me in today’s MMS, Appaji has gone further deep in the spiritual path especially about meditation. Puttuji you have given a nice example about cooking for this concept. At the sametime practice meditation is not so easy for which we have to develop our spiritual path. Here if you take a teacher, he is responsible to build up the carrier of a student from nursery til he complete his studies according to his wish. Similarly we need our Sadguru also for our spiritual path.  Here like nursery our Appaji is giving the first lesson to keep Silence. This you can see while you enter the prayer hall in our Ashrama. He always says not to speak like a chatter box. From silence He will take you to next class naimly…. Disciplene. Here I remember once Appaji was asking me after you associate  with Him what is the change in your life for which I told Him a system has developed in our day today life which gives a good peace of mind and un necessary tension reduced through His first lesson … Silence and disciplene. From disciplene it leads to concentration. For getting concentration we have to controll our mind for which we have to follow Appaji’s words and teachings by listening His Bhajans , healing music, chanting simple mantras, watching Pooja and Homa , practicing yoga especially Pranayama and attending Kriya class etc. Finally once we are able to drive our mind , then it will be easy to practice meditation also. Here I even recollect the MMS33 and45. Therefore if we follow Appaji gradually we can develop our spiritual path and will help us for meditation also which is suprem and can see the God in the form of our Sadguru who is the incarnation of Lord Datta himself. Thank you Appaji for such a wonderful MSG.   JGD

    • Joseph on November 23, 2012 at 8:14 am

    Meditation helps to understand the nature of our own thoughts and only then we can realise the mistakes and thoughts. Speeches and books are definitely good company, but it is knowing theoretically, meditation is trying to execute it practically in thoughts and understand the various dimensions of it. As thoughts are to be explained for our own self consciousness one can execute it better without any hinderence of ego. May lord bless us all with the concentration and self enquiry to practise meditation.

    • dr.kodanda ram reddy on November 23, 2012 at 9:22 am

    jayagurudatta sashtangapranams at lotus feet of poojya swamiji, as poojya swamiji,s divine message
    meditation will have high power, but it is not so easy, first we have pray at lotus feet of poojya swamiji, concentrate on sadguru lotus feet practice it, we will yield high results, meitation with sadguru blessings yields infinite results om namo hanumathenamhaa

    • on November 23, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    Dear Appaji, thank you for this wonderful message. Please help me to come deeper in my meditation practice. Give me courage and strength and discipline: ). I´m looking forward to it! JGD Rajeshi

    • padmamadala on November 24, 2012 at 2:52 am

    జయ గురుదత్త, శ్రీ గురుదత్త, ఓం నమో హనుమతే నమః!
    ఓం మహా గణపతయే నమః
    యోగసాధనమందు ప్రానాయామముతోడ….సట్చక్రములు లేపి ఆనందమును పొందు….గురు స్పర్సనమందు శక్తిపాతముచే….సహస్రారము తెరచి సచ్చిదానందము పొందు (స్వామిజివారి చిటికె సాహిత్యం)
    శ్రీ గురుదేవుల పాదపద్మములకు శతకోటి ప్రణామములు .
    ఓం శివాయ గురవే నమః
    ఓం శ్రీ సద్గురుభ్యో నమః

    • Maurice Clarke on November 24, 2012 at 8:33 am

    JGD. May we meditate with the quality Sudguru asks of us. JGD

    • Sarumati on November 25, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    Dear Puttuji,
    very lovely explanation! I know a funny story about a man, coming near to heaven.
    While looking around, he sees two doors . On the 1st door is written “Heaven”, on the 2nd door is written
    “lecture about heaven”. The man goes through the 2nd door.
    Jai Guru Datta

    • svetha on November 26, 2012 at 5:08 am

    Mein liebster GANAPATI-GURU, das ist doch der Grund, warum DU mit wenigen Worten die Herzen eroberst:
    DU bist immer in Meditation, auch wenn DU sprichst.
    Ich danke DIR für DEINE inspirierenden Botschaften

    • Hamsa on November 27, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    The power contained in meditation ~ 22 Nov 2012

    We talk big about being spiritual in life, living a life of Vairagya , and so on. How much do we put to practice the activities required for this path? When we sit and meditate and contemplate, we realize how unsteady our mind is, how hard it is to get our mind to focus on one object! It is very easy to talk about being focused and concentrating, but equally difficult to follow! Our minds keeps running, from one object to another, from one place to another, across various topics and emotions. The only way to overcome this unsteady, fickle and restless mind, meditation is the way. Appaji has blessed us with music for meditation and healing in addition to imparting knowledge of Kriya Yoga. Let us realize the greatness and benefits of this blessing and reap benefits of the power of meditation! Jaya Guru Datta!

    • on November 27, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    Jai Guru Datta thank you Sri Swamiji for nudging me in this direction even after reminding me to be true and loyal to myself! My current sense on how to improve myself involves thinking of others first ! I am so self-centered that it is almost embarrassing ! When I catch myself in the mode of self thinking , I now stop and say how can I be more helpful, grateful, burn off my bad karma, etc . I pray for your grace in this regard ! Sri Guru Datta

    • Neelam Bhambri Nayyar, USA on November 28, 2012 at 12:16 am

    Jai Guru Datta, you are our guru, you are our param pita, we bow to you and meditate upon you. We pray please always keep us under your blessed presence.
    Pranam Sad Guru Deva

    • on December 5, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    By Datta’s Grace I learned to meditate 42 years ago and practiced twice a day. I cannot know how it would feel otherwise, but meditating seems to evolving into a constant. The silence and opportunity to go inwards is a great Blessing. Thank you Sri Swamiji. JGD

    • Archana Penukonda on December 19, 2012 at 6:11 am

    Jaya Guru Datta! This message reminds me of the subject of math. You can read math all you want, but until you implement the math problems and figure out the solutions, you can’t really understand it. Similarly, one can read about meditation and liberation all he wants, but without practicing meditation, it’s impossible to experience the bliss. Speeches and writings can guide us in the right direction, but cannot give us that sweet experience. There seems to be nothing else in the world that grants the peace of mind and equipoise that meditation does. And meditation done with the guidance of Sathguru is the most powerful kind there is. Thank You for the message Swamiji to stop reading and just start doing. Obeisances to the Holy Lotus Feet!

    • Pavani Kamalapuram on April 8, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    JGD Appaji
    Appaji looks so mesmerizing!
    Practical is always better than theoretical knowledge. No matter how much we read, until we experience we will not get good understanding.
    Appaji’s music has the amazing power to take us into a meditative state automatically.

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