Trees bear fruit only for the benefit of others ~ 11 Dec 2012

Nandana SGS MMS 195

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  1. {paropakara – benevolence, assisting others}

    Oh Devi Ma ! All of nature (prakruti sarvambu), you wear as ornaments (mustaabu), in your cosmic universal form (viraat rupi)

    Close your eyes and call out to D e v i ! alongwith Sathguru.. and feel her presence in your heart.. So soulful is Sathgurudeva’s rendering. Devi is everywhere.

    Lakshmi Narassimha reminds us of the divinity resident in all things animate & inanimate. Such realization drives paropakara. How does divinity hoard from divinity?

    All knowledge that Ma Saraswathi bestows upon us should be shared for the welfare of humanity.. much like the trees do. The fruits of their endeavour are shared with the universe at large. As they share, trees don’t shrink.. they multiply. Knowledge multiplies when shared.

    Pranams Deviswaroopa Sathgurudeva!

    Today we learn the virtue of selfless sharing, from trees. We’re seeing you practice this virtue everyday. We’re following you. Jaya Guru Datta. Your Puttuji.

    • on December 11, 2012 at 8:48 am

    Jai Guru Datta and Happy Dhanvantri Jayanthi Puttuji !!

    Great MMS on Share your food day !! Our Dhanavantri Gurudeva, You’re the doctor for our body, mind & soul and gives love and wisdom through Divine MMS , we will follow You !! Sri Guru Datta !!

    • on December 11, 2012 at 8:58 am

    Jaya Guru Datta, Swamiji! As I read this comment this morning, I thought of Jayalakshmi Mata and of the acorns I gathered at Navaratri for planting. Jayalakshmi Mata understood the lessons of nature. She loved the forests and the river and all living things. The sadhus she encountered there taught her in those natural places. We are so fortunate that you are teaching us to look to the natural things around us, not only to respect, love and preserve them, but also to learn from them. As I gathered acorns at Navartri, I realized that the fruit from one tree alone could propagate a whole forest. Trees understand the role they play in protecting and preserving our world. Without them we would die, just as without knowledge we would be unable to survive. What good is knowledge if it only goes with us when we die! It must be shared. Thank you so much, Swamiji for sharing the knowledge that Jayalakshmi Mata gave you…we are truly blessed!

    • Savitri on December 11, 2012 at 9:08 am

    My first thought, when I read the text and saw the video: then Swamiji must be a tree! He gives always His fruits (music, speeches and others) to us, He never take something for Himself. My Swamiji is my tree which is alway near from me, also in big big storms!

  2. Jaya Guru Datta
    Dear Swami AVADHOTTA
    Here in this nice video are so beautiful pictures of our APPAJI :-)))) also the bahjan and YOUR voice is like honey for my ears. APPAJI YOU are like a fruit tree, YOU give all for the benefit of others.
    Sri Guru Datta and lots of love

    • Jaya on December 11, 2012 at 10:03 am

    Jaya Guru Datta

    May I be like a tree.
    Om Namo Hanumate Namah

    • svetha on December 11, 2012 at 10:32 am

    Mein liebster SADGURU, wie grosszügig sie sind!
    Gestern musste ich mich mit der Qualität Grosszügigkeit auseinandersetzen und heute schickst DU mir ein wunderbares Beispiel dafür.
    DU bist mir auch in diesem Thema das allergrösste Vorbild.
    Von Herzen danke ich und verneige mich vor DIR.

    • sridevi on December 11, 2012 at 11:09 am

    Jai Guru Datta! Most beautiful our Sadgurudeva with the trees and most soulful His divine voice. Sadgurudeva came down to this earth only for the benefit of others. And giving giving giving, nothing but giving in abondance.”God gives gives gives and forgives…”

    • Madhu Talwar on December 11, 2012 at 11:23 am

    jgd God! You are Sri Ganapaty Sachchidananda Swami Ji benefiting the universe by bearing the fruits like Homa, Nama Sankirtana, Sookti Manjaris,Mantropadesha, Music Therapy for mental or physical ailments, Your compassionate glance works like shade of a tree to those who are suffering from pains, Your innocent smile gives confidence to those who feel they are lost in maya. Trees attract rains from clouds You attract grace of Shree Raj Rajeshwari Amma for all i thank You O! KALPA VRUKSHAA onhn sgd

    • Archana Penukonda on December 11, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta! The very essence of Datta is giving. Datta means gift. Lord Datta, our Sathguru has gifted Himself to us, to our cleansing, our upliftment, our happiness and our liberation. “Paropakaaram idam shariram” goes an old Sanksrit saying – the purpose of this body is to benefit and help others. No doubt our Sathguru is a living embodiment of this giving. Mata Jayalakshmi trained baby Satyanarayana very early, questioning Him about what the point was of an action if it didn’t benefit another being. Every act of Sathgurudeva is for the benefit of some (or all) devotees. This message gives the example of a tree that bears fruits for others. The tree doesn’t eat its own fruit, yet it survives even in difficult conditions and bears delicious fruit. Our Sathgurudeva grew up in difficult conditions bereft of love and comfort that every child needs, had no money or food, yet is the biggest giver that ever walked on earth. Each small move, every big action of Sri Swamiji is to help or uplift someone. Please bless us Sathgurudeva to always remember this and not to base our giving on our ego or on the gratitude of the recipient.

    • Joseph on December 11, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    Trees are part of nature, are source of energy for all of us and few plants are of medicinal value too. But this message conveys the nature of helping others. All of us should surely learn the quality of helping others always and be humble along with our merits. Amazing message to be implemented in day to day life to be a good human. May lord bless us all with qualities like that of tree, extending helping hand and humble always.

    • Vanaja on December 11, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta,
    may I learn from the tree and become generous and big-hearted.
    Thank you for everything, dear Puttuji.
    Sri Guru Datta

    • Kambhoji on December 11, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    Thank you tree
    my friend
    for giving me
    year after year
    your fruit,
    your shelther
    for selflessly sharing all you have
    for enjoying me with your timeless beauty
    for showing me how to engage in the circle of life
    rooting in mother earth and
    extending the branches to the sky
    you imply the universe…
    thank you tree
    my friend


    • Anjana on December 11, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    Jai Guru Datta, dear SadguruDeva you Appaji are the grandest, most glorious personification of this kind of ‘Tree’ and the abundant fruits of your Being sustain our World. How can I thank you for all you do for my welfare and that of everyone? Sri Guru Datta

    • on December 11, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta
    Om Aim Hrim Srim
    Sri Maha Sarasvatyai Namah
    How nice to be a little fruit on the big tree of Sathgurudeva! Sri Swamiji is constantly helping and supporting all of us. He gives us a wonderful example. In MMS 49 he tells us: Our
    purpose in life is to help others. Here we can add: and to benefit others.
    Sri Guru Datta
    Om Narasimhaya Namah
    Om Namo Hanumate Namah

    • on December 11, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta! What a great role model indeed are these trees. May this quality be imbibed more and more in me and all my sisters and brothers. Sri Guru Datta!.

    • on December 11, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    Jai Guru Datta and Happy Dhanvantari Jayanthi Appaji !!

    Millions of prostrations to the lotus feet of Our Deviswaroopa Sathgurudeva!! Divine voice rendering Devi……Devi……. keeps playing in mind.
    We learn from You Devi Ma. You are the divine mother who keeps giving us everything selflessly. We will follow You in all the janmas.

    Sri Jayalakshmi mathre namah !!Om Namo Hanumathe Namaha ! Sri Guru Datta!!

  3. JGD.Idam sariram paropakartam,thus speak seers and scripts.So also in the case of all living beings.Here the significance is that if others use your useful possessions you will prosper in multiplications,as the consumption of the fruits help sowing of its seeds for the sustenance of the species A wonderful illustrative message to the human community by Our APPAJI.SGD

    • Madhavi Katta on December 12, 2012 at 1:32 am

    Jaya Guru Datta! Sri Guru Datta!
    My Humble Pranamams to YOUR Lotus Feet.
    Om Sri Narasimhaya Namah.
    Om Sri Sadgurave Namah.
    Om Namo Hanumate Namah.

    • Neelam Bhambri Nayyar, USA on December 12, 2012 at 2:16 am

    Jai Guru Datta, you are such an exemplary teacher Gurudev. We will abide by your example and your teachings and will try to be like a fruit bearing tree.
    Pranam Gurudev

    • Praveen Nidumolu on December 12, 2012 at 3:06 am

    Jai Guru Datta Appaji – A wonderful message for coming generations to learn from Nature and preserve the ecological balance! We will certainly walk in the footsteps of Swami Avadhoota Datta and learn the principles of ‘Nishkama Karma (desireless action and selfless service)’ from Trees (Nature).

    Kabir (a famous poet) had described the Selfless giving nature of a tree as ‘a Blessed Creature that only gives you its most precious fruits, even if you hurl stones at it’.
    Pujya Gurudeva – With your Compassionate blessings and Grace, I’m certain that we will reach that exalted state. Forever grateful!

    Sri Guru Datta!

    • on December 12, 2012 at 4:53 am

    According to me Appaji’s today’s MMS is more or less connected to MMS 164 and190. In other words Appaji has refined these MMS and further gone deep in to it. Puttuji you have also given a nice explanation. The Mother Goddess is taking care of nature, wherein the trees, plants are growing, who in turn gives fruits and other things for the benefit of others with out expecting anything from us. Hence in turn our duty is also to protect them. In otherwords it is a part of our benevolence . That is a lesson Appaji is further giving to us through this MSG. Similarly Mother Sarswathi gives us knowledge which we should utilise in the proper way and there by it should be useful for others also. It means we should share our knowledge to others for their benefit also. That is also a part of our benevolence . Appaji You are a great example for this, because everyday You are doing Annadhana and not only that You are doing lot of other seva and charities .From this we learn a great lesson and do our best for the benefit of others and the society by considering it is also part of our benevolence . The photography and the music are very apt to this MSG. JGD.

    • Gilla Lalitha on December 12, 2012 at 4:56 am

    JGD Appaji – As Trees does good to everyone in the same way the human beings should think and act such that there is no discrimination – Om Namo Hanumathe Namaha – SGD

  4. JAI GURU DATTA ! Sadguru also gives blessings for his follower’s.

    • dr.kodanda ram reddy on December 12, 2012 at 9:58 am

    jayagurudatta sashtangapranams at lotus feet of poojya swamiji, very beautiful message by poojya swamiji,every body should learn from this message,trees are bearing friuts for others, as mother bears
    any amount of pain for her children, at least we must do service to society with in our limits,poojya swamiji, told us many times,poojya swamiji likes very much for service, i pray again again at lotus feet of poojya swamiji to give divine blessings to do more service om namo hanumathenamhaa

    • Pavani Kamalapuram on December 12, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    JGD Appaji
    Just like the trees Appaji’s every action is for the benefit of others. Trees readily share and give up the fruit without keeping anything for themselves. Praying we all become trees and branches bearing the fruit of Appaji’s teachings and do selfless seva.

    • Sarumati on December 12, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    Jai Guru Datta,

    this wonderful music accompanies me into 12/12/12.
    That`s a real blessing, like bird songs floating in the sky, together with the leaves and stars …

    • on December 12, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta Puttuji,

    Beautiful MMS message. We all should learn the selfless service from trees. Just by watering trees and plants, they give flowers, fruits and shade. Thank you Appaji for todays MMS message.

    Sri Guru Datta

    • padmamadala on December 12, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta! Sri Guru Datta! Om Namo Hanumathe Namaha!
    My Humble Pranamams to SADGURUS LOTUS FEET
    Om Sri Sadgurubhyo Namaha!

    • Venkat on December 12, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta – a very nice subhashitam, when heard from Appaji brings more value and more inspiration. Another gem of a music alongwith a great message. “paropakaraartham idam shareeram”. Thank You Appaji.

    • Maurice Clarke on December 12, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    JGD. May we give of ourselves in the way You want us to give Swamiji. JGD.

    • Hira Duvvuri on December 13, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    Sadguru Datta! You give, give, give, and continue to give. You are born only to give, it seems like. Instead of us taking, taking, taking and continuing to take, please help us also to give, give, give, and give, like you. Your radiant face shows that there is more joy in giving than in taking. Please teach us to be grateful not only while we take, but also to be grateful for the opportunity to give. Without your grace, the chance to give does not occur. How often I look wistfully at those who give with abandon their services, possessions and talents to you and wish that I could serve my Gurudeva in the same way! It is you, who gives us what we may share with others, and who gives us the mindset that wants to share. I pray also that you keep us from throwing stones of blame and criticism at those who give us so much, so willingly, to make our lives comfortable. Please make us all be like you, Sri Swamiji! Jaya Guru Datta

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