Sri Chinmoy’s New Year’s Message for 1997
The slow and long years of humanity’s hope-heart shall begin to transform into humanity’s fulfilment-life.
The beauty of world-peace was a sweet dream.
The fragrance of world-peace shall begin to become a fruitful reality.
At long last the body shall offer its readiness, the vital shall offer its willingness, the mind shall offer its eagerness and the heart shall offer its oneness to the soul’s God-Light-Manifestation and God-Delight-Satisfaction-tasks here on earth.
Earth’s heart is smiling.
Heaven’s Heart is singing.
Earth’s breath is singing.
Heaven’s breath is dancing.
I am saying to my Absolute Lord Beloved Supreme: “Father, my Father, I now have You.”
My Absolute Lord Beloved Supreme is saying to me: “Child, my Child, you now I am.”
— Sri Chinmoy
Sri Chinmoy offered his annual New Year’s Message at his Peace Concert at Hunter College in Manhattan on 7 December 1996, calling 1997 an inner turning point in humanity’s progress toward world peace.
“The slow and long years of humanity’s hope-heart shall begin to transform into humanity’s fulfilment-life,” he said. “The beauty of world peace was a sweet dream. The fragrance of world peace shall begin to become a fruitful reality.”
Published in Anahata Nada, Vol. 26, November 1996-March 1997
New Year’s Eve Meditation
Filmed and edited by Mridanga Spencer
On New Year’s Eve — 31 December 1996 — while in Japan, Sri Chinmoy holds a seven-minute meditation with his students until the fireworks start for the New Year. In response to the noise from a nearby party, Sri Chinmoy gives a particular concentration exercise to help deal with the outer disturbance.
New Year’s Day Prayer
Composed by Sri Chinmoy
on 1 January 1997 in Takamatsu, Japan
May the beauty of the New Year
Beautify my heart.
May the purity of the New Year
Purify my mind.
May the simplicity of the New Year
Simplify my vital.
May the intensity of the New Year
Intensify my body.
May the responsibility of the New Year
Glorify my life.
May only the divinity of the New Year
Fully satisfy me.
Published in My Sweet Father-Lord, Where are You?