the Year 2002 be very blissful & auspicious for all of us"
Seeing from any aspect,
there is no doubt about, with ending of year 2001, life span has been
shortened by one more year. Every human being is, close to death-
striding towards 'death' means striding towards 'Truth' - Why? The way
Almighty God is 'Truth' similarly death is also 'Truth'. Both should be
constantly remembered. In this lies the welfare of man. Before the
propitious beginning of the year a business man closes his previous
accounts and starts a new cash/ accounts book. He scrutinizes the old
accounts and evaluates and assesses them so that the mistakes committed
in the previous year may not be repeated. A Spiritual aspirant (sadhak)
should also visualise from same angle. Even he should see whether he has
made progress in spiritual life or deteriorated? Where has the slipped?
Accordingly he should program his spiritual activities for the next
year. He should be able to decide this very easily by asking few
questions from himself like -
||Has he been
able to chant Ram-Nam Constantly? If not what are the hurdles?
what is obstructing the constant remembrance?
||Has he been
able to maintain regularity in meditation? If yes, then Has he
experiencing the bliss? Has he been able to attain the purity of
mind? Has he been able to reduce the burden of his previous sins?
Consequently has he started enjoying more of dear to him than the
trivial affairs of day to day life still disturb like before or
mind has become more stable? Or does every adverse situation
hinder your chanting of Ram Nam? Does it restrict your 'service'
or performing of duties?
emotions of mind - desire, anger, greed, jealousy perturbs you
like before or your way of thinking has improved? Does ego/pride
still raises its hood like always or has it mellowed? Consequently
tolerance and humility have increased or not? Seeing the progress
of other does the heart still burns and gets agitated or at that
you remember God, 'the benefactor'?
thinking ill of others, slandering and using harsh words has
reduced or not? Whether pure disposition of nature, friendliness,
kindness and love for all has developed or not?
After finding the answers
we should make firm resolution in the new year that -- In 2002 which all
defects & flaws should be renounced? May you be successful in
fulfilling your resolution. May 'Ram Mantra' give you strength. May the
blessing of my Gurus be with you and May Lord Rama bless you all. With
best and auspicious wishes I congratulate all. May God bless you all to
live a meaningful year 2002.