Your weaknesses ~ 26 July 2012

Nandana SGS MMS 57

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    • puttugam on July 26, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    July 26th : Be glad and not angry when others point out your weaknesses. They are doing you a favor.

    It is very easy to get angry when someone points out your weaknesses. Should you get angry ? Not at all.. says this message. Why ? Think about this. Pointing out weaknesses in another person requires courage and energy, because the other person may get angry or even violent.

    People who don’t care about you, will never say it in your face. They will talk behind you, and damage your reputation. On the other hand, people who care for you, will take the time and the energy to notice your weaknesses and hold a mirror to your face. Remember they are risking their reputation with you. You may even reject them. But they care more about you than they care for your anger or your rejection. That is why they say it in your face. They want you to get better. Shouldn’t you be happy that they are doing you this favour ? You should.

    Our prayers to His Holiness Sri Swamiji, to bless us with many such friends who will point out our weaknesses.
    Thank you for this wonderful message, Appaji! JGD! Puttuji..

    • nidhi on July 26, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    JGD! Thank you so much for this message. It ties very closely to me and feels like it was the perfect timing. I have to and will work on my anger internally. OM Namoh Hanumataye Namaha!

  1. Sri ram jai ram jai jai ram Jai guru datta

  2. Jai Guru Datta
    Oh Appaji how can i hold my energies in this moment when anger comes up and i like to answer back, please give me the power to remind me and to chant a Mantra than.


    • Janani j on July 26, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things…. Sri swami ji has often said that he keeps them nearer who point out mistakes so that he can constantly have some one to correct Sadguru at all times.. In reality this statement by Sadguru is for us to understand the value of critics around us.. This video looks beautiful because of the selection of colours of red n blue in it.. We can make an analogy here.. Just as how the red colour signifies danger , blood and war , it also signifies love .similarly we can consider people who point out our mistakes as a pain or as benefactors who come to improve our lives by helping us in lessening the number of mistakes we make!! Jgd

  3. Jaya Guru Datta Puttuji !!!

    Thank you so much for the wonderful explanation!
    Wonderful message and video from Sadguru Deva & Wonderful explanation by Puttuji!
    Wonderful indeed.

    Sri Guru Datta

    • dariashakti on July 26, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    This is such a beautiful video, Swamiji! I love that you are using Pahi Pahi Gajanana here. Ganapathi is the remover of obstacles and in this bhajan you remind us to ask him for his help. I also was reminded as I watched this video this morning of how when we offer water to the feet of God during puja that Shankara teaches that it is a time to surrender our attachments to our merits and demerits. I remember the first time I read that and thought about it. I had never thought about how we get attached to our faults and weaknesses, but we do. Sometimes we want to be different, but are so deeply attached to our bad habits we don’t know how to be different. Please help us learn to change when we do see our weaknesses.

  4. JGD! Appaji Superb message exactly! will learn to be positive at every step in your comment SGD!

    • Lakshmi Melbourne Australia on July 26, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    JGD Puttuji, very true and thanks for the explanation. Very meaningful and true statement. As Kannada proverb says, “baidu heloru badukuvudakke helidaru” antha. Wonderful message with a melodious music background of the famous Bhajan ” Pahi Pahi Gajanana” . Thanks & Pranams to Pujya Appaji. JGD

    • annessa on July 26, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    Appaji, anothe great lesson on humility, thank you for this.
    Jaya Guru Datta

  5. There is a lesson from every mistake that is pointed out about us. The more we are told of our mistakes, the more we have chance of rectifying and not commit similar mistakes again. Talking behind the back of our mistakes does not enable us to understand and correct our mistakes. Appaji’s message is very apt for us to understand our weakness and be told about it to make us get emotionally, physically and mentally strong to accept the challenge and be a good and pious human being.

    • Phani Tej Adidam on July 26, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    Jai Guru Datta Puttuji… This message is specially reverberating through my consciouness! More than 15 years ago, I was embarking on a new chapter in my life. At that time, I was full of happiness, optimism, and some cockiness also. A couple of friends took me aside, and gave a very honest and open feedback to me. At that moment, I was very angry, glad that I was leaving that place, and wowed never to be in touch with them. However, in a few years, I realized my mistake, and called them to apologize. Ever since then, I am more grateful to those who point me my weaknesses (and there are several of these within me). With Parama Pujya Appaji’s blessings, I am slowly making progress. The journey continues… in service of your lotus feet! Sree Guru Datta!

    • Rajeshwari on July 26, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    A very good message to be practiced in daily life. Thanks for your guidance. We will definitely try to put this into practice.

    • Chakravarthy Terlapu on July 26, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    Jaya Guru Hanuman, When I watched the video in full screen it was so bright and colorful that it energized me. Sri Swamiji’s smile is simply mesmerizing. It is as if his whole body is smiling. What a beautiful way to start the day. Scintillating bhajan and thought provoking message. We will definetly try to follow this message. This message reminded me of a quote of Sri Swamiji – “Those who criticize you are your well wishers and Gurus. Respect them”. When others point our mistakes we will definetly get angry but this message is telling us to overcome the ego and ponder over the weakness, analyze it and correct it. Also be grateful to people who do it. Finding one’s weakness is very tough as it involves lot of introspection. The people who point our weakness are helping us and saving us. Swamiji, Please bless us with strength, intellect and knowledge to overcome our ego and correct ourselves.

    Om namo hanumate namaha

    • Srinivas Mullapudi, Houston, TX on July 26, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta:
    I used to get anger whenever others, who are relatively younger, pointing me out. I am sure all this because of my ego. I started to realize this recently and hope with Guru krupa, I will not be bonded with this any more. Thanks for your wonderful video.
    Sri Guru Datta

    • jagadish on July 26, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta Puttuji.
    All of us have some weakness or the other, and we keep committing mistakes knowingly or unknowlingly. But the moment someone points out these to us, we get really angry and upset.
    Today i got the answer to my question, as to why some people keep on pointing our weaknesses and mistakes. Puttuji has wonderfully explained the same. If not for such people, may be we will never realise our weaknesses and mistakes. They are helping us correct ourselves. Pranams to our Sadgurudeva, for making us realise this fact.
    The background music “Pahi Pahi Gajanana” is one of my all-time favourites.
    Pranams to Pujya Gurudeva and thank you Puttuji.


    • Srikanth Akula on July 26, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta.
    very nice explanation about message.
    MMS project became Bhagavad Gita for Kaliyuga.
    Krishna, through the course of the Gita, imparts to Arjuna wisdom, the path to devotion, and the doctrine of selfless action.
    Our Sadguru , through the course of MMS doing the same as Krishna.

    Puttuji explained very well the inner meaning of message.
    Ego is one of the main reason to get anger when someone pint out our weakness. With the help of our Sadguru’s teachings and blessings we try to leave our ego’s and try to turn all the critics and weaknesses pointed out from others into advantage and turn into positive strength .

    Sri Guru Datta.

    • on July 26, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    JGD Puttuji! superb and awesome message! Thank you for your marvelous explanation!!!!!

    • on July 26, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    JGD thank you so very much for this wonderful message! Thank you appaji for all your messages, your love, time and everything you put into these messages. And dear puttugam, i love your comments and explanations very much too!! This message is so great and true, if we only live this and no other spiritual discipline else, we come forward in life and growing in many levels so much! That is real spirituality set into practice, thanks so much. And yes, out of love only one is showing weakness and the mirror to another, who can show this and who can take this, are real friends, this is love. JGD

    • on July 26, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    And isn’t it the intention with which we point out the weaknesses? to point out weakness is a helping mirror and happens out of love, but criticism is a totally different thing, the basic tenor and intention are very different. Would be nice if we learn to recognize the real loving mirror and not to mix it up with criticism, for this i pray,and therefore for a really wonderful peaceful wise society. Thank you once again for this great message! JGD

    • Savitri on July 26, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    This video is so true, I work always with this principle: when I am angry about a person, because she has done something, which is not easy comfortable for me, I ask always: what is in me, what I should learn from this person. When I find the answer, I no longer have bad feelings for this person.

    • Phalguna, Germany on July 26, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    JDG. I think the more we feel criticized, the more intensely should we reflect upon the criticism of others. It may be very difficult or painful firstly to recognize and secondly to accept a mistake or weakness. Sometimes a weakness can be even a blind spot which cannot be seen by the individual itself. In that case we need the help of others and we should try to be thankful to them. The more we emotionally react to criticism the more should we be aware. If the criticism is not justified we won’t react so intensely. These are wonderful videos for self-reflection. Thank you Appaji and Puttuji. SGD

    • mitradeva on July 26, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    JGD This video comes with a beautiful pulsing mandala-like blossom, and it reminds me of Sri Kaliji defining the divine as endless creativity. How wonderful the line of messages, His Holiness is blessing us with. After the fundaments of success we now have got one more brick to firmly build upon. Is it not a lot easier to be tolerant if we see our critics as helpers? SGD

    • karuan on July 26, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    JGDD Appaji, and Happy Guru Day! Thank You for dispelling my ignorance…thank You for taking this birth for us…to be the teacher, and ferryman who will cross us over this ocean of samsara…all love and devotion to Your Holy Lotus Feet…SGDD

    • MR on July 26, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta…If we can achive this quality..that means we are in your path Sadguru! Give me strength to leave all our ego & surrender at your feet!!
    Sri Guru Datta

    • Divya Kesarinath on July 26, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    Jgd Puttuji! A great message indeed. We all have weaknesses. It definitely takes courage for someone to point out our weakness. I will definitely put this into practice and try to be happy rather being angry. Thank you Puttuji. Jgd.

    • MR on July 26, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta.
    This is the path of devotion…I surrender at your feet

    • on July 26, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    Om Aim Hrim Srim Lalitayai Namah
    Om Aim Hrim Srim Laakinyai Namah

    Great message which reminds me some of the experiences of my life. It also helped me experience as how Sadguru Deva’s blessings and teachings helped me in facing those situations. I don’t know what else to comment on this, but all the messages our Sri Swamiji is giving us, we need to go and revisit and watch all the messages again and again till it gets into heart, mind and soul.

    I pray to the Lotus feet of Sri Swamiji to bless us all.

    • on July 26, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    JGD Puttuji, your thoughts about the message are so profound and deep rooted. They always have an impact on my thought process. I go back and re-read your interpretations and each time a new thought is instigated. Thank you for your thoughts.
    The color of the flower, Appaji’s vastram are in shades of red. Red in today’s message reminds me of a heart filled with love and affection. Reminds me of Santa Claus who always has a gift up his sleeve for everyone of us, just like our Appaji 🙂

    • on July 26, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    JGD Appaji! The opening image of the orange flower with dew drops on it was so appealing. The message that came with it was captivating. Indeed, only a true friend who cares for me can criticise me upfront and correct me. You, my beloved Guru do it for me. I know how many times, you have taught me the power of silence. How many times you emphasized that I remain silent. Today, my silence is paying off and I am much better a person than I was.
    This message is a corporate lesson too. I totally agree with this message. When we openly criticize others, we should be graceful enough to accept criticism. But then, the message here emphasizes on positive criticism – that’s what you do to all of us. Teach us by example to be receptive to criticism. Oh my Guru Infinite, I love you and I cant quantify my gratitude for all your efforts to mold us into good souls.
    They are very very few people who can qualify to be such friends to us. They know when to hold the mirror to our faces and when to let go. And yes Appaji, I will keep this mind from now on. This message will help us overcome the bitterness of criticism. I can only be more thankful to my critic that he or she has spent his valuable time to analyse my words and actions and then criticize me for the wrong doing, instead of turning it into a fight, argue and then stress myself out. Bless us all with the mind to be able to absorb criticism and turn into a better individuals.

    • Anand. T (Hyderabad) on July 26, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta!

    It is one of the human weaknesses, one of the deep-rooted conditions of being weak and delicate, to seek attention. A man inwardly ‘requires’ that, everyone should see what a remarkable man he is and that they should constantly give expression to their respect, esteem, and admiration for him, for his intellect, his beauty, his cleverness, etc. and all his other qualities. The reason we seeks attention is, because don’t not know oneself. It is only in other people’s eyes we can see our face, in their opinions we can find our personality. What they say matters immensely. If they neglect us, ignore us, we feels lost. If we pass by and nobody takes any attention, we will start losing what we have put together.

    It is not only we, who are a desired for attention; almost everybody is. And the situation cannot change until we discover our True authentic Self, which does not depend on anybody’s opinion, attention, criticism, indifference, which does not have anything to do with anybody else, because very few people have been able to discover their reality. Even if people condemn us, criticize us, are against us that is acceptable, at least they are paying attention to us, if they are friendly, respectful, of course that is far better, but we cannot survive as a personality without some kind of attention that is our weakness.

    We will have to learn that, there is nothing in respect, and respectability, there is nothing in reputation. They are meaningless, unless we discover the reality belongs to us, we will have to depend on others. The day we don’t need anybody’s attention, people start feeling our charisma, because charisma is the radiation of our individuality. They start feeling that we are somebody special, unique, although they cannot pinpoint where our uniqueness is.

    Man is also one of the species like other living things in the world. But human life can be divided into 3 categories before it comes to a close:

    1. Those who are unable express their joys or sorrows, reduce them, and on to them or think about them.

    2. Those who are liable to think but yet unable to bring them, into practice before the close of their life.

    3. Those who with intense effort think about them bring them into practice, so that others are benefited by them and end in success.

    Among those who belong to the third category and who have tried to bring them into practice, only one in a million gets success. The ripe experiences of such successful thinkers form the basis for the men of today, in their several walks of life. It is a person who is willing to help others even at the risk of inconvenience and trouble for oneself, and help those who seek help, and they do not do it for Self-gain

    Dear “Poojya Sri Swamiji”!!!
    Please pour upon us your sweet words, imbued with the taste of God’s bliss. They spring from your lips as if poured out of a jug, and are pleasing to the ear. For we are tormented by samsara’s afflictions, like the flames of a forest fire, “DATTA GURU” blessed are those who receive even a passing glance from your eyes. How can we cross this sea of changing circumstances? What should we do? In your mercy, “DATTA PRABHU”, show us how to end the pain of samsara, for we understand nothing.

    Sri Guru Datta!

    • P N Sankaragupta - Mumbai on July 26, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Jayagurudatta- Sree Swamiji you are giving us very good messages everyday. If every devottee follows your messages, there will be a sea change in the humanity in the world. Then we will call it Datta prapancham

    • D. Srinivasa Rao on July 26, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Jgd. After going through the comments of puttuji we will/have to take the criticism in a right perspective and think that Appaji himslef is teaching us lesson through the person who is criticising us & the person is doing favour for us.

    • prakashbabu bhdhra on July 26, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    jai gurudev datta whoever finds out our mistake are all our gurus. if they cannot show our mistakes then how can we correct it .so we follow the message

    • on July 26, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    Jay guru datta

    Swamiji we are the people with knowledge from this worldly life and we don’t believe in truth only in wrong thinking from this mms we learnt the correct and true knowledge

    Sri guru datta

    • lalithabalaji on July 26, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    sri ganapathi sachchidanandasadgurubyonmah,om namo hanumathe namah, sri rama jayarama jaya jaya rama, appaji mee cherithralo naradulu thumburulu vachi nedu manavalu bhagavth chinthanalekunda pathalanki jari pothunnaru nivi varini pieki thisukuravali world motham thirigi dattavibhu challaru nedu nandana mms dwara paramapadasopananiki china china metlanu vesi aundarini chayi pattukoni thisukuveluthunaru meedaya apaaram mee padaravindamulaku sastanga pranamamulu. omnamo hanumathe namah

    • venkateswarudu bhadhra on July 26, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    jai guru devdatta ,sri sri sri ganapathi sachchidananda sadgurubyonamah, om namo hanumathe namah sri rama jaya rama jaya jaya rama

  6. JGD I believe our ego prevents us from truly accepting sincere criticisms. I remember as a teenager I dropped out of High School. An elderly teacher in my village blasted me in the presence of friends commenting that I would amount to nothing. I was so angry at him that I rejoined school, wrote examinations and passed with flying colors . Being still angry with the gentleman I took the results to show him, I had planned a most sarcastic speech. He surprised me by hugging me and uttering the words “I knew you could do it, it’s the reason I was stern with you.” Thank you Appaji and Puttuji. The lesson learnt then and your wonderful reminder will certainly be remembered. Sri Guru Datta

    • Hanuman Hoffman on July 26, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    Initially it is always difficult to accept. But when we hear such from those who know us, we must accept as a gift. I pray Datta that I can immediately feel grateful for “constructive criticism”. When I hear this song of Sri Swamiji’s I feel as though I could float away. Thank you, Appaji. JGD

  7. In this Nandana MMS, Appaji tackles one of the most basic human trait. The deep rooted thinking and conforming that “whatever I do, that alone is correct and perfect”. As Appaji so clearly pronounces that we should be glad when others point out our weakness, we still struggle to come to terms that others are doing us a favor. Our fight with this starts when we are kids. We stand up to our parents. To our teachers, school mates, friends, co-workers etc., We try to heap our though process on them. When we are told not to, we get angry. Its the common sort everywhere. Appaji cautions us. Let us be careful in what we do and think. When we are shown our weakness, let us be thankful, they are shown.
    Thanks Appaji. Om Sadgurave Namaha

    • dr.satyanarayana.sgs hospital,mysore. on July 26, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    Jgd.Guru’s teachings contains many words asking us to correct our weaknesses.

    • Lakshmimahipal on July 26, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    Jaya GUru Datta Swamiji. Thank you Puttu Gam Ji for explaining everything like Peeling the banana and feeding it to your mouth. Your explanations are like that. Wonderful music ofcourse and nice darshan of our Beloved Sadguru. Om Namo Hanumathae Namaha. Sree GUru Datta.

    • on July 26, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta!
    All the weaknesses in us are our enimies. May Lord Rama shoot them all with his unerring arrows like he did in Janasthana in the forest Dandaka. It seems to me that i have more than 14000 weaknesses in me and there is a huge work to do. Sri Rama Jaya Rama Jaya Jaya Rama!
    Thanks to all who are trying to point out my weaknesses. They have a difficult and often frustrating task. It is sometimes not easy to find out the reason for the weakness and even more difficult to understand and to correct.
    Koti koti pranams to the Divine Lotus Feet of Sadgurudeva. He makes all this work for betterment and development possible and helps and supports us in so many ways!
    The MMS is wonderful, Puttuji. Thanks for the great picture of Sri Swamiji.
    Sri Guru Datta
    Om Namo Hanumate Namah
    Om Aim Hrim Srim Lalitayai Namah

    • on July 26, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    JGD! Dear Appaji, please bless me with the strength not only to gladly accept someone pointing out my weaknesses, but also to overcome my ego when pointing at others to feel proud or more valuable. SGD! Om namah shivayah!

    • Birgitta on July 26, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    Wenn mich kein Geistesgift mehr Plagen kann dann bin ich wahrhaftig ein Begünstigter…
    dann bin ich frei und häufe nichts negatives mehr an in meinem Geistesstrom und somit auch nicht mehr in meinen Handlungen…
    die Vidios sind einfach immer sehr schön und die leuchtenden Farben und die wünderbaren Bajhans…vielen Dank…

    • pushpa on July 26, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    I remember that Appaji told once that we should be thankful to our enemies as they critize us, friends would only say ohohoho. Let me overcome the ego, this ego which wants to control everything, and be able to improve. Om namo hanumate namaha,

    • Sita on July 26, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta, Thank you Sri Swamiji for a very pertinent message. Some of us may not realise it in the short term, and we may choose to get angry, but in the longer term we realise that we could indeed improve ourselves by the comments of our critics. Thanks for pointing out that once again! Om Namo Hanumate Namaha!

    • vasanti on July 26, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta,
    I love these daily lessons, Appaji. They give good mind training. Thank you for everything, Appaji and Puttuji.

    • on July 26, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    JGD! I saw this very video picture this morning when i briefly clicked on to watch the other! It seems that i am being shown futre vidoe clips for some reason…. What beautiful colors chosen! My favorite uplifting colors…the higher more vibrant colors And a beautiful smiling photo of Swamiji! How can you Not remember this photo and want to duplicate it so you will always have it?

    I understand the message today as accepting what others tell you when they tell you your very own faults… It is a way to help those overcome anger at those very persons…
    i am one who chooses not to tell a person his faults unless I am asked “What do you think? ” or told (as I was to day) I am having trouble with so many relationships… but was not asked … What do you think?\
    this happened this very day and , this afternoon I had the thought that I would indeed chance our relationship and tell this person my comment which I know she admires buand will invariably help her….. but will definitely perhaps not be lcomed without the asking….
    i will sleep on this and see how I feel tomorrow…
    My initial gut feeling is that no one should offer negative ananlysis of another without their permissions or asking…
    Keep sending us the BRIGHT Photos! thanks, Jgd,

    • Sreevidya Balasubramaniam on July 27, 2012 at 12:02 am

    Jaya Guru Dutta! What a wonderful message today. How true it is to think that we will need honest people to tell us what our weak points are. As how Prasadji beautifully explained, this is a habit we form from childhood. Whoever points out our mistakes becomes the target of our resentment and anger and in the process we forget what is said about us and whether it is true or not. Quite often jealous people also give us feedbacks but even then as Sri Swamiji says, it would only show up our own weaknesses. This is a good food for thought. I am just overwhelmed with the way Sadguru is helping us live this world of illusion. Koti Pranaams to the Divine Lotus Feet of Sri Swamiji and Sri Balaswamiji. Sreevidya NZ

    • on July 27, 2012 at 1:45 am

    Jaya Guru Datta

    Very well explained. Thank you.
    When someone points at us, the first reaction is to retaliate against them and go into argument. I think when someone points at our weakness, our ego comes in between. Once we put our ego aside, it is easy understand what other person is saying.
    Sri Guru Datta

  8. Thank you Puttuji for so lovingly explaining to us how we should react to criticism. Most of us are so insecure about ourselves and are so hungry for love and acceptance that if anything negative is said about us, we begin to only blame ourselves and go into our own shell, instead of trying to improve. You have taught us to look at ourselves objectively and see ourselves as others see us. Once that objectivity is achieved and we see the flaws in our character or behavior, the next step of correcting ourselves becomes easy. To see our critics as our friends and to show them gratitude is something very wonderful that you are teaching us through this advice. Thank you. Jaya Guru Datta

    • Sharadha Raghavan on July 27, 2012 at 3:29 am

    Jaya Guru Datta Sri Swamiji! Thank you for this beautiful message.It helps us receive feedback from others without getting offended and learn from it. Knowing our weaknesses can only make us stronger.Thank you Sri Swamiji for always being there for us and guiding us.
    Sri Guru Datta.

    • birgit Lis sujatha on July 27, 2012 at 5:00 am

    Jaya Guru Datta
    This is also a kind of surender isent it? Laying down the urge to defend my self comes when peace of mind is there. It is all connectet

  9. Thank you Swami Ji for another beautiful message. Pahi Pahi Gajanana is the very first bhajan I turn on after getting down from the bed, I will remember the message every time I listen to it.
    Jai Guru Datta, Koti Koti Pranam Prabhu

    • on July 27, 2012 at 6:55 am

    Jaya Guru Datta, Swamiji, It is a timely reminder for us. We are born as human because of the imperfection. So if some is able to point out the shortfall, instead of getting angry, bless us to have the strength to address the issue and correct ourselves. There is a song in tamil “Uli thangum kallkl thana, selai aanathu”. Which means ” Chilsed stone is what becomes a beautiful statue”. This world is a school to perfect ourselves. We are indeed lucky to be under the shelter of Poojaya Appaji. I liked the music and the pictorial depiction of beautiful flowers. Thank you for these wonderful messages. I look forward to hear these messages in Appaji’s voice.

    Sree Guru Datta. Lalitha

    • G Lalitha on July 27, 2012 at 7:13 am

    JGD – Appaji we wish you a happy Varalaxmi Vratham & Subhakankshalu. As said we will try to get rid of anger and keep smiling always and give us such friends who always think of us as said above by Puttuji – SGD.

    • on July 27, 2012 at 8:14 am

    Om Aim Hrim Srim Lalitayai Namah
    Eine wunderbare Botschaft, die uns zu Beherrschung, vor allem Liebe und Selbsterkenntnis aufruft – mit dementsprechend wunderschönen Bildern, voll Liebe und passende Musik dazu …
    Vielen Dank für diese Botschaft. Vielen Dank Sri Swamiji der uns Vorbild und Meister ist.
    Om Aim Hrim Srim Lakinyai Namah

    Om Aim Hrim Srim Lalitayai Namah
    A wonderful message which calls us to control, especially to love and self-knowledge – with accordingly beautiful pictures, full of love and perfect music to … Thank you for this message. Thank you Sri Swamiji, who is our role model and champion.
    Om Aim Hrim Srim Lakinyai Namah

    • sridevi on July 27, 2012 at 8:23 am

    Jai Guru Datta! The beauty of the colours, the magic of the flowers, Appaji’s incredible divine radiance, the wonderful familiar “Pahi Pahi” make this saying an exquisite chocolate which may help us to swallow the medecine. As much as it is true as much it is difficult tp practice. Puttuji’s explanation is very helpful, we can adopt a different way to look (and hear).
    Accepting our critics is much more easy, when the critic is uttered in a gentle voice and with affection. The intention makes the music of the voice and the choice of the words. Practice and Appaji’s grace is needed on both sides, the giver and the receiver.

    • Padma Madala on July 27, 2012 at 10:51 am

    Jaya Guru Datta, Sri Guru Datta, Om Namo Hanumathea Namaha.

    • Prasad Madala on July 27, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta,
    Puttuji, You are giving us very elaborate and clear explanation of each message, for us to understand better. Thank you very much.
    Thank you Appaji for this message and bless us with strong determination and will power to follow these simple yet life changing messages.
    Sadgurubhyo Namaha

    • shravya on July 27, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    jaya guru datta appaji

    thank u for the wonderful video and we will definately follow your words

    • Radha from Switzerland on July 27, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    JAYA GURU DATTA! In the small book from Sheetal Kumar “HE gave me a new life”, Appaji told him: ” If someone criticizes you, or hurts you, always think it`s Appaji!” This true words helps me a lot! Thank You very much, beloved Sadguru! S.G.D.

    • svetha on July 27, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    Und wie schwer fällt es uns Menschen doch zu vergeben! Wie verfallen wir unserem Ärger immer wieder und nehmen die Chancen nicht wahr, in Frieden zu kommen.
    Danke mein SADGURU für diese Worte.

    • svetha on July 27, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    Wie wahr! Und wie schwierig damit umzugehen! SRI SWAMIJI lacht so herzlich, so ermutigend.
    Ich will mich an DEIN Lachen erinnern. Das wird mir helfen, über meinen Schatten zu springen.
    Danke APPAJI danke!

    • Phani Bhushan Attaluri on July 28, 2012 at 7:31 am

    Jaya guru datta

    PArama Pujya Appaji, through this wonderful and transformational video, helps us tackle this prevalent challenge or familiar situation that we face with. May we learn to smile and improve our forgiveness (message from previous video) and diminish our anger(foe). It takes a courageous soul to point a weakness and equally forgiving attitude to take it in a right stride.

    I bow down in humility to Parama Pujya Swamiji for continuing to guide us


  10. It is very nice if all of us practice in our day to day life

    • Vanaja on July 28, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    True friends are helping me to improve personally when they are criticizing me. As more as I am able to listen and think about it – as more I will grow and change for good.

    If the process was successful – the friendship is even deeper because of the experience!

    Om namah shivaya

    • on July 29, 2012 at 8:00 am

    jaya guru datta,jaya bolo sree datta sadgurunathmaharaj ki jayam jayam .

  11. Jai Guru Datta Swamiji! Thank You for this message. At times this can be challenging! To be glad and smile when you are criticized really requires you to put the ego aside. It is important to surrender
    the weaknesses at Your Holy Feet and pray for the humility, detachment and discernment to
    improve and let go of the negative emotions that often get in the way of progress on the path
    to one’s higher self. Thank You for the blessings! With Love, Vishali

    • Prakash on July 30, 2012 at 1:13 am

    Dear Puttuji :
    Wonderful message indeed & very good explanation too. As said by Sheetal .. it is our Ego which makes us feel hurt when some one points out our mistakes. Somehow it is our mind that tells us that one is perfect. Only when we can digest some ones comment we realise that we are at fault.

    Thank you Puttuji & Swamiji for selecting up such a Good Quote

    • Y.S.Swarnaprabha (Lakshmi) on July 31, 2012 at 7:17 am

    The stigma of the flower highlighted in the beginning of the video & the little white colour animated design on top of the message, which looked like a bindi, teaches us to focus.
    If we focus on our goal, we will love all those who point out our mistakes, for they do it for our betterment, keeping their reputation & relationship with us for stake.

    They are our true well wishers.
    Sri Swamiji guides us at every step, sometimes by putting us in testing situations & declaring all our mistakes in front of us. Sometimes, He makes us realise our mistakes by just forgiving us. But, His beautiful smile, as shown in the picture, gives us the strength & motivation to correct our mistakes. His speeches, His facebook posts & Nandana SGS MMS help us to cut out on our ego.

    The animation, soothing background colour, music, Sri Swamiji’s scintillating picture & the beautiful flower, make the video look even more splendid.

    JGD to Sadguru.
    JGD Puttuji.

    Om Namo Hanumate Namah.

    • Y.S.Swarnaprabha (Lakshmi) on July 31, 2012 at 10:49 am

    We pray, may our mistakes pointed out by others be properly understood by us & also aprropriately rectified.

    • tunga on September 14, 2012 at 8:54 am


    what an extremely beautiful and striking message ! what an extremely important guideline for daily life and the spiritual path ! ii is not so easy to practise but it is so transforming if we are able to realize it. it is so important so get to know our weaknesses in order not to fall prey to them. and it is such a grace to feel that, in whatever form it may be pointed out to us and however painful it may be, it is nothing but sri swamijis love and grace.


    • Joseph on February 27, 2013 at 1:52 am

    Puttuji, this is the most difficult thing to imbibe the comment and execute them. But still with my dear lords blessings, may lord bless us all to be glad on others pointing our mistakes or weakness and put in efforts for correction.

    • madhu talwar on March 2, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    jgd Swami ji pranaams. Its nature’s plan that a beautiful rose has thorns, i should be grateful to one who helps me to remove them so that i can be offered at the lotus feet of my Satguru. onhn sgd

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