By the command of the Indestructible Being, minutes, hours, days and nights,
stand apart. By the command of the Immortal Brahman, months, years, seasons and
solstices stand apart. He who knows this Indestructible Being is a liberated
sage or Jivanmukta.
Time rolls on. New becomes old and old becomes new again. Today is the most
auspicious New Year’s day. God has given you another chance this year to enable
you to strive for your salvation. Today man is. Tomorrow he is not. Therefore
avail yourself of this golden opportunity, struggle hard and reach the goal of
life. Make the best use of every moment of this New Year. Unfold all latent
faculties. Here is a chance to begin life anew, to grow and evolve and become a
superhuman or a great dynamic Yogi.
On this glorious New Year’s day make a strong resolve to wipe away all the
old worldly Vasanas or tendencies and bad impressions and to control the senses
and the mind.
Know the value of time. Time is most precious. Utilise every second
profitably. Live every moment of your life for the realisation of your ideal and
goal. Do not procrastinate. That "tomorrow" will never come. Now or never.
Abandon idle gossiping. Kill egoism, laziness and inertia. Forget the past. A
glorious and brilliant future is awaiting you.
Equal vision is the touchstone of knowledge. Unselfishness is the touchstone
of virtue. Brahmacharya is the touchstone of ethics. Oneness is the touchstone
of Self-realisation. Humility is the touchstone of devotion. Therefore, be
unselfish, humble and pure. Develop equal vision. Be in tune with the Infinite.
Satyam (truth) is the seed. Ahimsa is the root. Meditation is the shower.
Santi (peace) is the flower. Moksha (salvation) is the fruit. Therefore, speak
the truth, practise Ahimsa and meditation. Cultivate Santi. You will attain the
final emancipation or freedom from the trammels of births and deaths, and enjoy
Be thou a spiritual warrior of Truth. Put on the armour of discrimination.
Wear the shield of dispassion. Hold the flag of Dharma. Sing the song of Soham
or Sivoham. March boldly with the band of Pranava—Om Om Om. Blow the conch of
courage. Kill the enemies of doubt, ignorance, passion and egoism and enter the
illimitable kingdom of blissful Brahman. Possess the imperishable wealth of Atma.
Taste the divine immortal essence. Drink the nectar of Immortality.
May this bright New Year’s day and all the succeeding days of this year and
all the future years also bring you all success, peace, prosperity and
happiness. May you all tread the path of Truth and righteousness! May you enjoy
the eternal bliss of the Absolute, leading a divine life, singing Lord’s name,
sharing what you have with others, serving the poor and the sick with Atma Bhava
and melting the mind in silent meditation in the Supreme Self.