Balancing Bhakti and Personal Commitments – How Bapu (Aniruddhasinh)Teaches Us

Hari Om Dear Friends
Aniruddha bapu, bapu, aniruddha, happy home, Salman Khan, Bodyguard, Dabangg, bhakti, commitment, Tiger, ek tha tiger, movie, cinema, entertainment, God, prayer, Lord, devotion, faith, teachings, Bapu, Aniruddha Bapu, Sadguru, discourse, भक्ती, बापू, अनिरुद्ध बापू, अनिरुद्ध, भगवान , Aniruddha Joshi, Sadguru Aniruddha, Aniruddha Joshi Bapu,
Salman Khan in Dabangg
I’m sure you are going to find this post different from the ones I have posted earlier… but, at the same time, very interesting too!!
Yesterday night, around 25 of us went to watch the movie “Ek Tha Tiger” along with Bapu (Aniruddhasinh), Aai and Dada. Although the movie per se was average, Bapu (Aniruddhasinh), Aai, Dada and everyone of us thoroughly enjoyed the movie especially the performance of Salman Khan. Let me reveal to you a little secret here!  At present Salman is Bapu’s (Aniruddhasinh) favorite hero. Bapu (Aniruddhasinh) says that Salman is what a hero should be. It is not only his personality and the way he carries himself is appealing, but the way he conducts himself off screen too. During Bapu’s (Aniruddhasinh) school and college going days, his favourite actor and hero was the late Shammi Kapoor, who passed away very recently.
We have had the privilege of watching along with Bapu (Aniruddhasinh), all the recent films of Salman, viz. Wanted, Dabangg, Ready and Bodyguard; but sincerely speaking Dabangg is Bapu’s, favourite of the lot; and mine too!
Aniruddha bapu, bapu, aniruddha, happy home, Salman Khan, Bodyguard, Dabangg, bhakti, commitment, Tiger, ek tha tiger, movie, cinema, entertainment, God, prayer, Lord, devotion, faith, teachings, Bapu, Aniruddha Bapu, Sadguru, discourse, भक्ती, बापू, अनिरुद्ध बापू, अनिरुद्ध, भगवान , Aniruddha Joshi, Sadguru Aniruddha, Aniruddha Joshi Bapu,
Salman Khan in Ek Tha Tiger
From this we understand how Bapu (Aniruddhasinh) too sets aside time from his extremely busy schedule, for his family and friends. Bapu (Aniruddhasinh) very clearly says that doing bhakti does not mean forgoing or sacrificing things that we otherwise enjoy doing, such as going for a movie, drama, an outing or going to a restaurant for dinner, etc.. Of course, when we do set aside time for our enjoyment and entertainment, it is important to bear in mind the principles of “Paavitra Hech Pramaan’ (Purity is the only decisive measure).
Aniruddha bapu, bapu, aniruddha, happy home, Salman Khan, Bodyguard, Dabangg, bhakti, commitment, Tiger, ek tha tiger, movie, cinema, entertainment, God, prayer, Lord, devotion, faith, teachings, Bapu, Aniruddha Bapu, Sadguru, discourse, भक्ती, बापू, अनिरुद्ध बापू, अनिरुद्ध, भगवान , Aniruddha Joshi, Sadguru Aniruddha, Aniruddha Joshi Bapu,

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  1. ambadnya dada, apart from bhakti our beloved dad, Bapu teaches us so many things which we can practice in our day-to-day life too. Really my DAD you are the greatest and the bestest, I love you my dad forever

  2. Ambadnya Dada ! Thanks for giving us an insight to a new aspect of P.P. Bapu’s personality and giving a practical example of how to balance Adhyatma (bhakti) with family time without ever leaving the underlying principle of “Paavitra Hech Pramaan”. Our beloved Bapu is GREAT and sets an example for us in everything he does ! No wonder with P.P. Bapu’s liking for him Salman’s stars have completely changed in the past couple of years and he is the reigning king of bollywood and social media alike:)

  3. There is 3 areas where we need to concentrate. Bhakti, Family matters and office/business matter. My experience is that whenever we focus on one or two the third gets neglected. It could be any one or two areas. Only way the balancing of all three is possible is leave everything to him as I have learned. He is best in time management. in today’s environment one cannot ignore office matter or personal issues. Also off course Bhakti is paramount and it is difficult if we try time management from our efforts since lot of time is lost in travelling to office/business and solving family matters. But if you try to give priority to Bapu’s wants other things gets sorted out without efforts. This is my experience.

  4. Hariom Dada, thank you for the interesting insights ! We get to know more about our beloved Bapu.

    Shree Ram

  5. Hari Om Dada,
    Not surprising at all that our Bapu enjoys these movies.With due respect, HE is a like a TIGER, so DABBANG, who is always READY to be a BODYGUARD when He is WANTED by all His bhaktas.
    Love you Bapu,Aai and Dada for showing us how to enjoy small pleasures in life that bring a great deal of joy,along with bhakti and seva.

  6. Hari om everyone,
    Our most beloved Bapu is real “dabanng” in real life. As He always protects his shraddhavaan bhaktas from all the negative energies and enemies. So as Salman did in dabanng by killing “cheddi singh”, when his brother(Arbaaz) came to him for protection confessing all his mistakes. In the very same way Bapu also act. when his shraddhavaan bhakta comes to Him with full sharnagati, He always safeguards him. At last I would like to mention two things –

    1.It is written in His chalisa,”Ripu bal naash karai chan maahi”.
    which means, He decreases potential and power of our enemies at very same moment we remember Him or chant His name.

    2.As Bapu Himself says,
    “Tum samarpan karo, karuna main sarsaunga,
    punya ban kar, tumhare paap sab kha jaaunga,
    tum chinta mat karo bhavishya me aane waali vipdaaon ki
    ain waqt pr tumko bachaane main hi aaunga”

    We are lucky to have Him.

  7. Hari Om, Everybody. just sharing a small snippet.
    Bapu has always maintained that Family time is of utmost importance. He lives by what he states.
    Well Bapu has always loved watching films and does so without in any way hampering his busy schedule. He likes to watch action and comedy films along with Horror films too. In fact we all had a blast watching Dabangg and Wanted. Recently as Samirdada has pointed out we all also watched Ek tha Tiger and enjoyed Salman's acting in the same.
    If we all try to remember in last years Adhiveshan too Bapu had quoted Singham ” Aata majhi Satakli” in his talk and too in such a manner that would make even the original actor portraying Singham feel amazed.
    Salman has and will always remain Bapu's Fav hero from the current lot. [Shammi Kapoor was his original favorite]. Salman's macho persona and his ' I could care less what others say' attitude is well appreciated. In conclusion friends I would just say that I have grown up seeing the Real DABANNGG all my life and he is Bapu.

  8. ShreeRam Dada for sharing Bapu's liking, specially for Salman Khan, even Salman is my favourite Hero, he is bestest of all. Now I can proudly say Maazya Bapunna pan Salman avadto :)

  9. As mentioned by you dada , our beloved Bapu, along with HIS family, had been to G7 theatre ( BANDRA-WEST) to watch the movie EK THAA TIGER.

    Our BAPU likes to watch movies with his family and friends. We (my family) were lucky enough to be a part of the group which Bapu took along with him to watch this movie. Our Bapu has seen all the movies of SALMAN KHAN starting from WANTED, DABANG, READY, BODYGUARD and the latest EK THAA TIGER. HIS best movie being DABANG.
    When BAPU watches a movie HE likes to watch it in a conventional way i.e eating Popcorns, Samosas and Cold drinks. While watching a movie BAPU is completed engrossed in movies enjoying every bit of it, cheering the jokes and applauding good dialogues and fight scenes.
    Truly our beloved BAPU has set an example as to how to strike balance.

  10. Hari Om Dada,

    Thanks for sharing the things regarding Bapu which we really do not get from any other source. That only you can provide us. Thanks once again for sharing this.

  11. हरि ॐ दादा,
    तुम्ही हा ब्लॉग सुरू केल्यापासून अनेक विविध वि़षयांबद्दल विविध पोस्ट टाकत आलात. तुमच्या ब्लॉगवरील variety of post मुळे आमच्यासारख्यांच्या knowledge मध्ये भर पडत असते. आम्ही तुमच्या ब्लॉगवर येणार्‍या नानाविध पोस्टची वाट बघत असतो आणि आज काय पोस्ट टाकली हे देखिल कुतूहलाने पहात असतो…. काल तर काय एकदम पिच्चर विषयी तेही बापूंच्या आवडीने… मस्तच… बापू नेहमीच आपल्याला आदर्श दाखवित असतात… ह्यात ही सगळ्यांना घेऊन सगळ्यांबरोबर…. प्रत्येक नात्याला आणि प्रत्येक लहान लहान गोष्टीला ते कसे महत्व देतात…. आयुष्यात करमणुकीलाही किती महत्व असते ते आपल्या आचरणातून दाखवून देतात…..
    बापूंना सलमान खान आवडतात हे जाणून खूप खूप आनंद झाला कारण मलाही तो फार पूर्वी म्हणजे त्याच्या पाहिल्या पिच्चर पासूनच आवडतो…. फक्त आपण आपली आवड जोपासत नाही….पण आता तुम्ही ही पोस्ट आणि बापूंचे फिलींग शेअर केल्यामुळे….. ते मला कळून चूकले…..
    बापू आपल्या अत्यंत अशा buzy schedule मधूनही ते जर आपल्या नातेवाईकांसाठी आणि मित्रांसाठी वेळ काढतात आणि त्यांना वेळ देणे बापूंनाही आवडते तर मग आपण आपल्या आयुष्यात काय करतो? अनेक सबबी सांगतो मी बिझी आहे, आम्हाला वेळ नाही, भरपूर कामे आहेत इ.
    Realy very very thankful for sharing this 'Balancing Bhakti and Personal Commitments – How Bapu Teaches U' this post….
    a lot of shree raam for this…. हरि ॐ

  12. Hariom dada,
    It's wonderful to read about our Bapu's liking ! Bapu is our ideal too as He has not only put us on the right path of bhakti but also shown us how to live life ! I am so happy to hear that Bapu likes Salman Khan as he is my favourite too.Salman Khan has shown that he is different from others by doing constant efforts.Bapu has said very right that Salman knows how to carry himself,that's most important point to learn.His acting has 'sahajata'naturality.He does not wear masks as other actors put.Same way Shammi Kapur had natural acting potential.Salman Khan has an aura and he knows how to maintain it . Sharing moments with our family and friends is another point ,we have learnt from our Bapu .Shree Ram dada for sharing these wonderful moments with us !

    Anjanaveera Mahajan

  13. म्हणतात ना… “प्रपंच करावा नेटका!” परमार्थ साधता साधता प्रपंच नेटका कसा करावा, कुटुंबासमवेत जीवनाचा मनमुराद आनंद कसा लुटावा हेच आम्हाला ह्या पोस्ट मधून बापुंकडून शिकायला मिळाले. ह्या पोस्ट बद्दल खूप खूप श्रीराम!

  14. Hari Om Dada! Our Sadguru PP Bapu is really unique. He looks after the smallest of needs of the bhaktas and guides all of us in the right way to make this life most enjoyable. I love you Bapu. Thank you Dada for sharing these lovely moments. Shree Ram!

  15. Hari Om Dada.Glad to learn that how our P.P Bapu teaches us that how one should look towards the life. Work, enjoy, spend quality time with family at the same time move ahead with Bhakti and Seva.

    Thank you Dada for sharing this.

    Hari Om!

  16. HARI OM DADA, for revealing Bapu's little secret. Our BAPU is unique sadguru , who guides us path of Bhakti along with all materialistic entertainment sources also. I don't think there will be any guru who has so far dared even to teach his disciples to enjoy movie and sports besides bhakti. Bapu teaches us that there is no need to give up SANSAR at all for doing bhakti or to follow ADHYATMA. By HIS own behavior He has given us many such examples.
    Really we are very fortunate to get BAPU as our SADGURU. Thanks very much for sharing such personal secrets and making us feel proud of our BAPU.

  17. Hari Om Dada
    Shree Ram for sharing the secret.
    Bapu is great.He always finds time for doing all the worldly things and teaching us with live examples.
    Hari Om.

  18. Thanks a lot Dada for sharing such information with us.
    “Bapu Tere Mast Mast Do Nain, Mere Dil ka le Gaye Chain,Mere Dil Ka le Gaye Chain Tere Mast Mast DO Nain”

  19. Hari Om Dada,

    Thanks for the very charming and illuminating post on Sadguru's love for the Arts. For me the takeaways are:
    a)How to live a Rich life with appropriate Work-Life Balance. All of us complain about stressful lives and no time for family and friends. Our PP Sadguru strives so hard for us Shraddhavans and shows how to live Adarsh life.

    b)A perfect example of living ethical, spiritual life rooted in reality in this Kaliyuga.

    c)Appreciate and enjoy the Arts and admire beauty of Paramatma's creations.

    Million thanks for showing the true path!

    Shree Ram




  21. हरि ओम दादा,
    सर्वात आधी तुम्हाला धन्यवाद की तुम्ही आपल्या देवाच्या ह्या गोष्टीही share करत आहात.
    बापूंना एखादी गोष्ट ,व्यक्ती आवडते हे त्या गोष्टीचं,व्यक्तीचं भाग्य म्हणावं लागेल. बापू कोण आहेत हे आता श्रद्धावानांना सांगण्याची आवश्यकता नाही.
    अशा पद्धतीत परमात्मा प्रत्येकाच्या जीवनात जगण्याची कला शिकवीत असतो,नव्हे तर स्वतःच्या आचरणातून दाखवून देत असतो हेच यातून सिद्ध होते. देव प्रतिमेतला,मूर्ती मधला असंख्य विद्वानांनी,पंडितांनी आणि अभ्यासकांनी वर्णिलेला आपल्याला माहित होता, पण असा असतो हे अनुभविण्याचे भाग्य आपल्या सर्वांना त्याच्याच कृपेनं लाभलंय.इतकी गंमत वाटते ना दादा,जेव्हा कर्मकांड करणाऱ्या व्यक्तींची देवाबद्दलची मतं ऐकायला मिळतात…ज्याच्या एका कटाक्षासाठी ज्यांनी हजारो वर्षे तपःश्चर्या केली तो आपल्या सर्वांना लाभलाय…आपल्यातला बनून आलेला परमात्मा….! ''विश्वव्यापक तूंची होसी,ब्रह्मा विष्णू व्योमकेशी I धरिला वेष तू मानुषी,भक्तजन तारावया II हेच खरं दादा…आपण फक्त एकच करू शकतो….त्याचं गुणसंकीर्तन !!! आपल्याला पूर्ण पटलेली त्याची ओळख अधिकाधिक लोकांना करून देणे हीच आपली एकमेव Commitment !!! बापूंना आवडणाऱ्या सलमानच्या भाषेत सांगायचं तर `एक बार जो मैने commitment दी, तो उसके बाद मैं अपने आप की भी नहीं सुनता ….` अशी आपली भूमिका असावी…

  22. Very Good Dada.I should be really thankful to u for sharing such a wonderful information with us.This is really a differnt kind of blog which u hav posted abt Salman as he is Bapu's Favorite hero.I can just imagine the way by which bapu hav enjoyed the movie.
    Really thanks and lotts of Shreeram :))

  23. Hari Om,

    Thx dada for update..felt very gud to know that bapu also likes salman khan.We like him too.Also by sharing this blog one more time bapu reminded us the importance of spending time with family n frnds is also IMP in life.Hari om…

  24. Hari Om Dada,
    It was also explained by Swapnilsinh in the Aadhiweshan that Bapu likes Salman Khan, Bapu also said that God Tussi Great Ho… one of the favorite movie in which Salman has acted. Bapu told that every shraddhawan should watch this movie that God Tussi Great ho…..In which what problems god faces is very well shown. Eak tha Tiger is based on the real story and RAW as well as ISI till date are searching for the couple.That means entertainment is also related to aadhyatma. In all the way our Sadguru is enormously trying to concentrate our mind to aadhyatma. Bapu was also explaining the meaning of few songs which are related to God. If we keep God (Bapu) as our center point of life we can enjoy it in all the possible way, in fact all the ways becomes possible. There is one shot In the movie that Salman & Katrina was trapped by RAW & ISI, their was no way to escape, when Katrina showed Salman that they are trapped by their officials Salman was relaxed and does not showed any type of expressions that he is in trouble. That means we should have 108% faith in our Sadguru. At the same time one school bus came and they both caught the bus and run away. That means if all the ways are closed there is always one way which is kept open by God on which we need to proceed, as explained by Bapu. Because he is the only one who can say that, Ekbar jo maine commitment kar di to phir main apne aapki bhi nahi suntan. Hari Om.

  25. Thanks a lot Dada for sharing such information with us. Only because of you we came to know so many things about Bapu and his family. How Bapu and his family do celebrate every moment.

    You are right Dada, Bapu is showing us how to balance our life and work.

  26. Hari Om Dada,
    Really this post is very much different than other posts… but that is the beauty of it that every new post is worth reading and learning every time new aspects of looking at our beloved BAPU.
    “Hari Om”

  27. Hari Om Dada,

    Thanks for sharing little secret ;). I also watched this movie and Salman really performed well.

    Very importantly, your post gives us message that how P. P. Bapu see the background of the actor while admiring him as favorite actor. Its teaches that we just cannot call anybody our favorite one as Purity should be the only decisive measure.

    Lastly, as P. P. Bapu always says, we should cherish every moment of life. Playing games, watching movies, dramas together, going for outing once in awhile, refreshes us, gives us happiness. Being happy is very important since it gives us lots of positive energy.

  28. श्रीराम दादा…
    तुम्ही म्हणताय ते अगदी खर आहे. बापू आणि परिवारासोबत सलमान खानचा बॉडीगार्ड पिक्चर पाहण्याची संधी एकदा मिळाली होती आणि खर सांगू तो पिक्चर पाहण्यापेक्षा बापू आई दादा कसा पिक्चर एन्जॉय करतात ते पाहणे जास्त इंटरेस्टींग होते. खर तर बॉडीगार्डमध्ये पाहण्यासारखे सलमान व्यतिरिक्त काहीही नाही. तरीही बापूंनी हा मूव्ही (खर तर सलमान खान) एन्जॉय केला. त्यावेळी मला कळल की एखाद्याचा फॅन कस असावे….आणि मुख्य म्हणजे कुणाचे असावे?

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