Truth should be spoken ~ 4 Sep 2012

Nandana SGS MMS 97

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  1. This MMS invokes Govinda and Sridhara : Palaya Govinda! Seshachalapathi Govinda! – Please protect us Oh! Govinda ! Like you protected the cows as their cowherd. Please protect us Oh! Sridhara! You are maintainer of the goddess of fortune.
    The scenic beauty is calm and soothing. And Gurudeva is in a thoughtful mood.. as He says – “Only words that are established in truth should be spoken”. As if listening to Him and following His words, even the letters in the MMS seem to be rooted in the truth.. watch them again.. can u see them firmly rooted at the bottom and swaying at the top ? Very apt graphics.. even the letters speak!
    This is not the first time he is urging us to speak the truth. One can go back to MMS 1, 25, 33, 58, 70.. and see the same message repeated in various forms. Yes.. repetition IS the mother of learning.
    MMS 25 said – Think before you talk. MMS 58 said – Righteousness is truth. MMS 70 asked us to stop gossip. And now comes MMS 97 that asks us to talk only what is the truth. Did you notice 97 ? Yes, we are nearing a 100 MMS messages.. what a great feeling !
    We judge ourselves by what we feel we are capable of doing. Others judge us by what we have already done.. so goes an old adage. What respect do you have for someone who just shoots off his mouth, without bothering to think before he speaks? So, what respect do you expect from others if you are guilty of the same behavior? And then you will say “God is being unkind to me”.
    Why not ? You see, people whose words are not established in the truth are deceiving others.. who are all expressions of the same divinity as they are. MMS 9 clearly warns us – If we protect dharma, then dharma will protect us. As we sow so will we reap.
    Of course, Venkateshwara is here in the kali yuga to destroy our sins.. Sridhara is an ocean of mercy.. But then, if we allow sinful habits to take control of our minds, then the same Gods will turn hostile. Siva let go of his great devotee Ravana, when Ravana strayed into adharma by abducting another’s wife. Vishnu destroyed the demon king Hiranyakashipu inspite of the mighty boons granted by Brahma. Our Gurudeva does not want us to suffer such a fate.
    MMS 33 declared – Sathguru trims bad attitudes to enhance spiritual growth. A good 64 MMSes later, He continues to trim our bad attitudes.. for our own benefit. Palaya Govinda Sathguru! Protect us by being our Govinda! We will follow your words. We will ensure that every word we speak is established in truth. For, a mind that speaks the truth has nothing to cover up, defend or feel deceitful. Such a calm, balanced, integrated mind revels in concentration and happiness always. Yes, when one always says the truth, there may be difficult situations to face once in a while. But that is better than not speaking the truth, and risk facing difficult such situations often. Thank you, again Gurudeva, for the timely warning. We are following your words.
    With humble pranams at your holy feet, Jaya Guru Datta, Your Puttuji.

    • on September 4, 2012 at 8:53 am

    Jaya Guru Datta, Swamiji! Your expression in this video is priceless! It speaks volumes about how we feel when we are listening to someone twist the truth! The poor truth gets bent and twisted in so many directions…mostly it lies somewhere in-between this story and that one, if you can find it at all….

    • mukund mohan on September 4, 2012 at 8:59 am

    Gurumurtim smarennityam Gurornama sada japet
    Gurorajnam prakurvita Guroranyam na bhavayet !!
    Sathyameva jayathe !!
    Humble prostrations to the lotus feet of Parama Pujya Sri Sri Sri Swamiji !!

    • sridhar on September 4, 2012 at 9:05 am

    jaya guru datta sree guru datta’s a wonderful message.thankyou puttuji for the nandana SGS MMS messages.daily messages are wonderful and lord appaji {me padamulaku pushparchana}

    • sarath attaluri on September 4, 2012 at 9:13 am

    Jaya Guru Datta,
    The music and the background of this video are simply mesmerizing, then towards the end i felt that Pujya Appaji showing us in picture that if we are not sure and if we have doubt about anything that matter should not be spoken out.
    Pranams to HIS Holiness


    • Vanaja on September 4, 2012 at 9:22 am

    Jaya Guru Datta,
    it can happen that I do not know how I can say something difficult to somebody. The truth itself is the best advisor. To stick to the truth will always show me the right way. Thank you for this mms – dear Appaji.

    Hare Krishna

  3. Puttuji, Thank you for this very valuable reminder. Appaji’s expression to me is like, ‘How do I make my children understand the importance of this message?’
    Small lies (as people think) are spoken so easily, so lightly, by so many, so many times in the course of a day, I have noticed. Out of fear of punishment, loss, inconvenience, for teasing, out of malice, to escape responsibility, to derive fun at someone else’s expense – the reasons are countless. Yet, the underlying reason most of the time, seems to be the presence of unpleasant feelings in the mind. If the mind is pure and filled with love and confidence, perhaps it would not even occur to tell a lie. Please help us all Puttuji to remain established in truth, in thought, word and deed. Please make us be like you. Jaya Guru Datta

    • Savitri on September 4, 2012 at 9:23 am

    Words have a big power, Sometimes we forget this and don’t think, before we speak. It needs discipline to think first, every time, not only sometimes. I trie it, but sometimes something comes out of my mouth without thinking. Then I am furious about me, because the effect is not like I would desire it. As therapeut it is in a special way very very important, what I say. I must choose my words very careful, that they have a healing power. With each person I must speak in an other way, always with truth, but with words, which are good for thie person.

    • on September 4, 2012 at 9:29 am

    JGD Appaji!! Yet another repetition. A child learns by repeating a certain lesson a lot of times and that power of repetition makes the child remember his lessons forever. We, Appaji’s children are also being taught in the same way. This MMS has been repeated in so many earlier MMSs as Puttuji has mentioned. In reality, to speak the truth and facing the brunt in the very first instance seems impossible and that is why we end up with umpteen lies and each of those lies are covered up with yet another umpteen lies. Finally, when we are caught, we get punished for having lied so many umpteen times and not for the actual mistake. But, with our Sadguru’s training, we learn (so what if those lessons are really hard?) to speak the truth in all situations and at all times. This way, we can maintain our dignity, our peace of mind, keep our ethics and integrity and remain unfazed in any untoward incidents. That feeling deep within (satisfaction that we spoke the truth) that we experience is so divine, it gives us the strength to remain balanced. It gives us the power to move forward fearlessly. Indirectly, our inner enemy is conquered and Sadguru has trimmed our rough edge.
    Oh Appaji, our savior, our guardian angel, our teacher, we are so indebted to you for teaching us these means of self-realization and salvation. Each of these MMSs are obvious markers to personal development and subtle means of self realization. A mere thank you can never justify how much thankful we all are to be taught by You (Datta’s incarnate). Nijanga Appaji, entha bhagyamo maa andaridhi!!
    Jaya Guru Datta! Pranams to your lotus feet and loads of love 🙂

    • on September 4, 2012 at 10:08 am

    Jaya Guru Hanuman,

    Thank you for the beautiful message Swamiji. There are beautiful things that can be learnt from this MMS. If we only look at the world and try to understand truth we will be lost. We do not know what to believe and who to believe? How can we understand the truth of the world? If hundred people are saying a certain thing can we believe that as truth? What is our reference?

    1) What is truth?
    Sri Swamiji in one of his speeches mentioned “Some people who come to me say ‘Swami, I am searching for truth, I am looking for truth’. Is truth a dosa that can be found anywhere. I am truth.”

    Guru is Truth. Truth is Atma. Truth is Dharma. Truth is Righteousness.

    Guru –> Truth, Atma, Dharma, Righteousness

    For us being rooted in Truth is simply following our master. People who only follow the world will be like ‘Blind following the Blind’.

    2) How can our words be established in truth?
    We know from previous MMS’es that Mind is the source of all our thoughts, words and actions. If the mind is aligned to the teachings of the Guru then our thoughts, words and actions will be truthful.

    Humble prostrations to the lotus feet of Sri Swamiji who is truth

    Om namo hanumate namaha

    • on September 4, 2012 at 11:04 am

    Jai Guru Datta!!
    Pranams and thank you Puttuji for summarizing all the MMS relating to Truth in a beautiful
    manner. !!
    We will follow Appaji, We will think and talk and act in a truthful way !!
    Sathyameva jayate !! Sri Guru Datta !!

    • laxman on September 4, 2012 at 11:30 am

    there is a great strenth in truth

    • on September 4, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    Jaya guru datta
    Appaji please bless us to speak always to speak truth
    This is only the great gift to mankind
    Sri guru datta

    • Prabha on September 4, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    Govinda is the witness of all actions. We are mere toys in His hands. Words not established in truth, dangle in the rain – whereas, the rain is the time when one must be standing firmly underneath the umbrella. The rain water falls to join the ocean – the bhava sagara, which only Sadguru can & will make us cross.
    Appaji acts as if He wonders, but, we surrender to His feet to teach us the truth.
    Also by speaking words established in the truth, one may move nearer to the truth.
    Seeking blessings to understand & apply the message of this very different, peculiar & wonderful MMS.
    ‘Palaya Govinda Sesha Chalapati Govinda.’

    • Prabha on September 4, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    Svalpa Samarpana Maatrat Gurutara,
    Bhadha Shamana Papa Hara.
    Sadguruve Sharanam.

    • rose sheppard webster on September 4, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    Appaji is the only One who is doing it. Faith in the Guru, Trust in the Guru, Rely on the Guru. This is my truth.

    • drsatyanarayana sgs hospital mysore on September 4, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    Jgd.When the word Truth is Heard,I remember the story of Satyaharichndra,and the words of Appaji that truth is the ultimate winner.In real Life also we belived in the final victory of truth.But as experience goes it a difficult task to adhere to truth.In many instances I experienced.To get over a situation a lie is more comfortable.But once we follow the path of a great guru like Appaji telling lies is deciving our own self.jgd.

    • Madhu Talwar on September 4, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    jgd Swami ji Truth is deep like an ocean and high like a mountain, Truth speaks for itself, You are astonished in the background picture because You know the Truth beforehand, but Your ignorant children try to play with You my Lord, in that situation also You sing the glory of Govinda and request Him to protect (Palaya Govinda ) i think its already to late so The Truth must be practiced seriously at the earliest to remain in Datta Family, pranaams and thanks for such a beautiful and sincere advise onhn sgd.

    • on September 4, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta!
    i like this MMS very much. It reminds me that it is important to speak the truth. And nothing but truth. Even if it may not be pleasing for somebody. As we know from MMS 2 we should express the truth in pleasant words. We should not hurt somebody. But in the end we know that only the truth will endure.
    Sri Guru Datta
    Om Govindaya Namah
    Om Namo Hanumate Namah

    • mukund mohan on September 4, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    Jai Guru Datta !!

    Siveruste Gurustrata Gurau ruste na kascana
    tasmat paragurum labdhva tameva saranam vrajet !!

    Millions of Humble prostrations at the lotus feet of Dattavatara Kali yuga Venkataramana Swamy Our Sadgurudeva !!

    Puttuji nicely gave the example of Ravana and Hiranyakashipu and how they were punished by Gods. Our Gurudeva does not wants us to suffer such a fate because He loves us more than Lord Siva and Vishnu !! Only our compassionate Appaji can steer and drive away our negative inborn tendencies. Why fear when our Appaji is with us !! Will try very very hard and speak only truth and every word I speak is truth!!

    I will follow your words Appaji,truly I will think and talk and act in a truthful
    way !! Kindly bless me that I should not fail, please be with me always and
    protect !!

    Kaliyuga dharma kalpa saabha !! Saccidananda jnana sabha !!
    Sri Guru Datta Hanuman ki Jai !! Om Namo Hanumathe Namaha !!

    • on September 4, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    Om Namo Hanumate Namaha. Truth is God! Puttuji’s comments relating several past MMS messages of Appaji which talk about truth and speaking truth, is excellent. While it is difficult to speak truth always, in this time and age, a start from our side will be strengthened by His grace 1000 times! Yes, Appaji, we will will pay attention to what we speak and how we speak from today onwards. We will pay particular attention to our words to have them rooted in Truth. Sri Guru Datta.

    • Vindar Badall on September 4, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    Jai Guru Datta.
    Thanks to Appaji for this message. It is true that we will not have any stress of worrying about what we say if we speak the truth, and think before we speak. Sadgurudeva is blessing us immensely to experience the truth and to know it, hence we will stick to the truth. Jai Guru Datta.

    • K Satish on September 4, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta
    We will follow your message.
    Sri Guru Datta

    • R.S.Shanmugam on September 4, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    Jai Guru Datta Swamiji !
    Swamiji’s messages guides us to lead a life which gives us mental peace.
    I look forward to this guidance daily.Our Pranams and thank you Swamiji.

    • on September 4, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta

    Thank you Appaji for another beautiful MMS video message and well done graphics. Many times to cover up things we do not tell the truth, one lie will lead to another and to another… and it becomes habitual, which means our thought process and mind is contaminated, this is very dangerous.
    when we speak truth, there is nothing to hide and we speak through our heart and the feeling is great. Thank you Appaji for making us remind to always speak words of truth. We will follow your words through these 2 mins MMS video messages. SGS-MMS rocks!!!
    Sri Guru Datta

    • mukund mohan on September 4, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    Jai Guru Datta Puttuji

    Nandana MMS Dharsen has become our daily routine, feeling that so soon we are nearing 100days !! Sri Guru Datta !!

    • nyshadham uma nagamani on September 5, 2012 at 12:35 am

    jaigurudatta sriguru datta
    appaji i like very much interest for this particular song iam very peaceful for this music
    thank u very much & ur my guru also happy teacher day swamiji

    • Phani Prasanthi on September 5, 2012 at 12:50 am

    Jai Guru Datta. Sri Gurubyo Namaha. Thousands of Thanks to our Sadguru for giving such a wonderful MMS. God Rama also said in Ramayana that truth is God and all virtues follow truthfulness. There is nothing higher than truth. God Rama announces that he wants to fulfil the command of is father, who was a devotee of truth and stay back in the forest. In a similar fashion we should follow our sadguru words. Millions of pranams to the lotus feet of our Sadguru.

    • G.Lalitha on September 5, 2012 at 3:18 am

    JGD Appaji – Please bless us so that we follow your words – SGD

    • on September 5, 2012 at 4:19 am

    JGD.Satyam,Nityam,AAnantam,Satyanityamanantam is SATCHIDANANDAM,Our APPAJI.Speaking the Truth is always safe,which is the real Aatma Ananda.SGD.

    • Joseph on September 5, 2012 at 4:26 am

    It is wonderful message about practicing truth…….. But I feel speaking truth in all circumstances, in day to day life is little tough, because many a times ‘truth hurts’. But yes considering the fact that without hurting others speaking truth should be a wonderful practice.

    • tunga on September 5, 2012 at 5:23 am

    what a strong message in a world full of falsehood. it took me a long time to realize that 100% truthfulness is absolutely essential on the spiritual path. and I guess that sri swamijis message is also valid for written words. human beings are the only species capable of language and we have to take responsibility for this Divine present by speaking/writing only words established in truth. what is truth ? I feel so very grateful and glad that for us it is so simple: our beloved sadguru is the truth, and so everything He showers upon us is pure truth. and because all avatars, enlightened beings and saints are but different facets of the One Divine all their advices emanate from truth – and we just have to follow them. may we become courageous and fearless to do so in every moment of our live.

    • laxman on September 5, 2012 at 7:32 am

    fabricating words only resulted in despondency only the words of truth lifting us high at long..

    • పద్మ మాదల on September 5, 2012 at 8:06 am

    జయ గురుదత్త, శ్రీ గురుదత్త, ఓం నమో హనుమతే నమః
    తండ్రి నేటి సందేశం వినగానే హరిశ్చంద్రుని, శ్రీరాముని జీవితచరిత్రలు కళ్ళముందు కనపడుతున్నాయి. సత్యంకోసం హరిశ్చంద్రుడు ఎన్నో కష్టాలకోర్చి చివరకు సత్యమేవజయతే అని నిరూపించి సత్యహరిశ్చంద్ర అని కీర్తించపడ్డాడు. శ్రీరాముడు తల్లి కైకేయి కోరిక తీర్చటానికి,తండ్రికి అసత్యదోషం అంటకుండా ఉండటానికి అరన్యాలకెళ్ళాడు.
    ధనదేన సమ స్త్యాగే సత్యే ధర్మ ఇవాపర:
    తమేవం గుణ సంపన్నం రామం సత్య పరాక్రమం
    తండ్రి ధర్మాన్ని అనుసరిస్తూ, సత్యమార్గంలో నడుచుకునేల మమ్ము అనుగ్రహించమని వేడుకొంటు శ్రీరామదత్త దివ్య చరనారవిందములకు అనంతకోటి ప్రణామములు.
    ఓం సీతారామాభ్యో నమః
    ఓం శ్రీ సద్గురుభ్యో నమః

    • Madhavi katta on September 5, 2012 at 8:17 am

    జయ గురు దత్త,
    పుట్టుజీ ప్రతి MMS గురించి చక్కగా వివరించటమే కాకుండా దానికి సంబందించిన ముందు MMS లతో అనుసంధానం చేసి చూపుతున్నారు. మీకు మా ధన్యవాదములు. అవును మనచే సత్యాన్ని పలికించాలని, ధర్మాన్ని ఆచరింప చెయ్యాలని గురుదేవులు ఎంతో కరుణతో, ఇన్ని విధాలుగా భోదిస్తున్నారు. ఎంతటి కరుణా హృదయులు తండ్రి . మేము ధర్మ మార్గంలో నడిచే శక్తిని అనుగ్రహించండి స్వామి .గురుదేవుల పాదపద్మములకు అనంత కోటి వందనములు.

    ఓం సద్గురుభ్యో నమః .

    • Radha from on September 5, 2012 at 11:58 am

    JAYA GURU DATTA! Beloved Sadgurudeva, please help me to talk always the truth, and before I hurt somebody, please inspire me with the right words which don`t hurt others, or let me simply shut my mouth! With my humble pranams to Appaji`s lotusfeet. S.G.D.

    • pushpa on September 5, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    Even if our action wasn’ t so noble we should recognize this truth at least to ourself and do better. for others i don’ t know if we can speak truth. om namo hanumate namaha.

    • Anirudh on September 5, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta Sri Guru Datta Swamiji..Om Namo Hanumate Namaha

  4. truth is like a fire which cannot be hidden but we simply ignore its power

    • Pavani Kamalapuram on September 6, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    JGD Appaji
    Truth is God. Truth is Guru. We may not see it always, but we always feel it. We need to dig deeper and develop/improve ourselves, be seekers, listen to Appaji’s music to purify our mind and let go of our ego, so that the truth becomes crystal clear.

    • svetha on September 11, 2012 at 11:15 am

    Wie schnell purzeln doch laut gedachte Fantasien aus dem Mund und verunsichern und verletzen.
    Oh APPAJI, ich bitte DICH um DEINE Hilfe, meinen Monky-Mind und meine Zunge zu zügeln. Herzlichen Dank für DEINE Güte.

    • akhila on October 28, 2012 at 2:58 am

    jai guru datta !
    swamiji when I read the story of satyavrata in the book “pillalu veeru meeku telusa ” my words r established in truth !! U made me true from untrue ! Indeed u established truth in me ! Hail to you swamiji ! jai guru datta !

    • sridevi on November 1, 2012 at 5:48 am

    Jai Guru Datta! Socrates gave this advice: before telling something, be sure that it is the truth, verify that it is the truth and be sure that it is useful for the other to hear what you want to tell. If we apply these three steps, silence would become our good company..

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